Meet the trainers

All of our personal trainers would be happy to meet with you and build a program to suit your needs. 

Nick Lapointe (CSEP-CEP) Coordinator of Personal Training

Nick Lapointe

(CSEP-CEP) Coordinator of Personal Training

Nick’s passion for performance and understanding how the human body functions led him to pursue his Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, which he completed at Laurentian University in 2014. He then furthered his education at Niagara College where he obtained his Post-Graduate Certificate in Exercise Science for Health and Performance. Nick is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, as well as Level 1 Certified in Functional Movement Screens. He enjoys working with many different types of population, from high performance athletes to individuals with chronic conditions.

Nick’s athletic focus was primarily swimming as he was a competitive swimmer for 15 years. Still heavily involved with the sport of swimming, he serves as the head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Calgary Swim Club, as well volunteer coach for the varsity swim team.

In addition to swimming a few times a week, you can find him in the gym almost every day, escaping to the mountains for some snowboarding or hiking, or enjoying a round golf in the summer.

Nick truly believes that exercise is medicine. Whether it be for injury prevention, rehabilitation, general fitness, or sport performance, everyone can benefit from some additional physical activity!

Paul Sawh (NSCA – CSCS)

Paul Sawh

(NSCA – CSCS)

Paul has a passion for exercise, sports and an active lifestyle. He loves helping people realize their goals in whatever fitness endeavor they choose. Having worked with a wide variety of clients over the years, Paul brings a wealth of experience and hands-on personal training knowledge to make training with him rewarding and fulfilling.

With his clients, Paul balances exercise programing with healthy nutrition habits, which helps clients to progress faster and more soundly. Whether your goal is to build muscle, lose weight, improve your endurance, or simply achieve a healthier lifestyle, Paul can create a plan that will help you get there.

His motto is: “draw within yourself and realize your full potential.”

Paul’s education includes:
BKin – Bachelors of Kinesiology

CSESP-CPT – Certified Personal Trainer
CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
TPA – Certified Tennis Coach
PN1 – Precision Nutrition Certification

Garry Bassi

Garry Bassi

(NSCA – CSCS)

Garry’s athletic endeavors growing up included hockey and soccer, but he primarily focused on martial arts including Hap Ki Do and Tae Kwon Do. Today, he continues to play recreational hockey and loves to snowboard in the winter as well.

Garry began weight training in high school in order to gain muscle mass and this progressively turned into a love for bodybuilding throughout his undergraduate degree. This has since evolved to more of an interest in strength and conditioning with a focus on Olympic and powerlifting. He is also very interested and knowledgeable in nutrition as well as rehabilitation, for both athletic and general populations. On top of being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, he is also an NCCP Level 1 trained Olympic weightlifting coach.

Kim Boetteger

Kim Boetteger

(CSEP – CPT)

Kim obtained her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with distinction here at the University of Calgary. Soon after, she became a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. She also completed two practicum positions: one as an Exercise Physiologist Assistant with Copeman Healthcare and one as a Kinesiologist with the Alberta Health Services Southern Alberta Renal Program. She went on to work as a Kinesiologist with the Alberta Hip and Knee Clinic and has recently started her Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. She has successfully worked with clients expressing a range of concerns related to weight management, musculoskeletal functioning, athletic performance, kidney disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, stroke and cancer.

Kim has always had a passion for physical activity and helping others. She values each day that she spends helping clients reach their goals and improve their quality of life. She believes the benefits of movement are extensive and that exercise can be instrumental in improving not only fitness, but also functional capacity, chronic disease risk, stress, energy, sleep, cognitive function, and self-confidence.

Outside of work, you can find Kim spending time with family and friends, swimming laps at the pool, trying new fitness classes around the city, and hiking, snowshoeing, or snowboarding in the mountains.

Anneke Winegarden

Anneke Winegarden

Anneke is a Master’s student in the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Calgary, studying exercise physiology. She holds a BSc in Human Kinetics from UOttawa, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) and will graduate from the Advanced Coaching Diploma program (Canadian Sport Institute) summer 2019. Her current research is examining fatigue and internal training load in endurance athletes, with considerations for female specific physiology.

Anneke coached at Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club from 2014-2019 and is currently on the coaching team for the Alberta World Cup Academy in Calgary, Alberta. Alongside coaching, Anneke does strength coaching and personal training, and enjoys working with individuals who are aiming to achieve new personal bests in whatever their sporting endeavour is.

Tiffany Tse

Tiffany Tse

Tiffany obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology in Pedagogy here at the University of Calgary. She is currently working as a kinesiologist at a Lifemark Physiotheray Clinic and supervising at the UCalgary Fitness Centre. Tiffany became a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology during her third year as an undergraduate student and is also NCCP certified in Run, Jump, Throw. She completed three practicum positions: one as an Rehabilitation Specialist Assistant with Rehab and Fitness/Joint Effort, one as an Athletic Therapist Assistant with Fortitude Athletic and Sport Therapy, and one in schools teaching physical literacy to students of all ages. She enjoys working with many different populations, from elite athletes to individuals with chronic conditions/disabilities. 

Tiffany believes that physical activity can be and should be catered to every individual. No one way of physical activity is better than the other. Exercises are meant to be adaptable and functional for all individuals and she hopes to foster a joy of physical activity in others. 

Outside of work, you can find Tiffany spending time with family, friends, hiking, biking, swimming, snow shoeing, weightlifting, travelling, or eating.