Hi, my name is Valerie Kirk and I have been in the fitness field for a total of 35 years. Of those 35 years I’ve seen equipment come and go, diets that do not work or they promise things that are not safe for the health of individuals; cleanses that are utterly not necessary, etc.. That is why I started my own business, “Essentially Fitness” 11 years ago.

As a Personal Trainer Personal Trainer Specialist I have developed a unique sense of how to achieve an individual’s goal or goals by getting back to the basics of fitness and why they work…

My Qualifications and Certifications are as follows:

+ Osteoporosis Specialist (can set up exercise programs specifically for individuals who have osteoporosis or osteopenia)

+ Chronic Pain Exercise Specialist (for anyone who has chronic pain I can certainly help you get rid of it through exercise, stretches, etc.)

+ Cancer Exercise Specialist

+ CPT-CSEP (Certified Personal Trainer) through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Regina, Saskatchewan;

+ PFT (Personal Fitness Trainer) Mt. Royal College, Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension, Calgary, Alberta;

+ PFT Specialist (Can-Fit-Pro), Toronto, Ontario;

+ Group Aerobic Instructor, SPRA (Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association) through NFLA (National Fitness Leadership Alliance);

+ CFC (Certified Fitness Consultant)) through CSEP;

+ Specialty classes in Aerobic and Strength Training, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon;

+ Level I BOSU Ball Training (Twist Conditioning, B. C.);

+ Yoga Level I & II (beginner – intermediate) through Kathleen’s Yoga Alliance, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;
+ Level I Yoga-Fit through Can-Fit-Pro, Toronto, Ontario;

+ Certified Level I Fitness KickBoxing Instructor through Fitness Kickboxing Canada, Toronto Ontario associated with MMA and Can-Fit-Pro;

+ TRX Suspension Training: Course, Level I Instructor through Fitness Anywhere LLC, San Francisco, CA, USA;

+ CPR & Standard First Aid, Level C, Red Cross Program, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;

+ Taught at the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1 year);

+ Presently working on achieving the CSEP (Certified Exercise Physiologist) Certification; etc..

I’m still learning and it’s Fantastic!!!

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