AMBER M. , EDMONTON
Working with Derek Kearns as my personal trainer for the past nine months has been one of the best experiences in my 18 yearlong fitness journey. For many years I prided myself on reading, researching, experimenting and becoming “self-taught” in all things health and fitness. And while I believe whole-heartedly that there is nothing better than empowering yourself with knowledge, part of that process needs to include a professional’s guidance. I was inspired to “finally” hire a personal trainer when I observed Derek at our gym training in Olympic Weightlifting and as I was always interested in strength training, the Olympic lifts were something I wanted to learn as well – and I knew I couldn’t do this on my own. We started with the fundamentals and strictly training those lifts. This was a great experience and I achieved what I wanted to, but throughout the past nine months he has taught me so much more about myself in regards to mental and physical fitness. Dealing with the challenges of certain injuries and physical restrictions at times, Derek has persevered and continued to change and shape my plan and training to suit me and where I am physically and mentally. He always takes the time to check in with me and find out where my body and mind are at and I feel like he truly cares and wants to me succeed in all areas of my life. He truly is an exceptional trainer that has a unique and holistic approach in training his athletes. I highly recommend Derek as a trainer that will focus on the “whole” of the client!