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Most personal trainers have been through a lot and have learned how to overcome. Most of us want to share our ongoing journey with others and conquer the world. I am no different. Here’s my story. After reading my story, if you are unsure of how to pick a personal trainer have a look at this article on how to choose a personal trainer.

I went through hard times as a kid and, sadly, the home was not a good place to be. I needed a way out. I went from being an altar boy one Sunday to Yellowhead Youth Centre Boys Detention the next Sunday. 

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While I was there and after, I mingled with all kinds of inglorious hoodlums. As a result, I became very nonjudgmental. I’ll never forget one of my teachers told my classmates I was going on a “downward spiral”. Fortunately, I knew I was going in the right direction!

In those days, I went through many trials, tribulations, and predicaments. While in the detention centre, I had to fight a guy they called “Chief” and it felt emancipating, but it’s a good thing I had started working out before this fight.

During this same time, my inglorious hoodlum mates and I played foosball for push-ups and sit-ups because we had no money. It became my favourite pastime (and I never got good at foosball).

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As I got older, I worked out more and was always into sports. When I was in high school, I got an award for athletics because a teacher noticed that even though I hung out with the wrong crowd, I participated in gym class, I was on the rugby team, and I worked out at lunch.

I enjoyed grampas cough medicine and never wanted to leave the party scene. After trading the party scene for a more athletic lifestyle, I gained a lot of confidence. This confidence spilled over into every aspect of my life. Things started to snowball.

It was my pleasure to become an EMT and give back to the community. At the same time, I learned a philosophy of love as opposed to ego or immediate gratification. Eventually, I became Edmonton’s holistic personal trainer, and I have never stopped on this path.

When I see people I haven’t seen in many years, they usually compliment me on how well I look. I always think to myself, “You can’t trade your health for money.” I am sure it’s obvious to see why I have such a huge passion for helping people without judgement. We all struggle, but in the end, with help, we are all stronger together.


Welcome to affordable personal training in Edmonton! My name is Travis Wade, and I am the only holistic personal trainer in Edmonton.

MY MISSION is to share the vast benefits of altruism and fitness with as many people as possible to surround myself with people that are beautiful on the inside and out.

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The term “holistic” refers to taking every part of an individual’s life into account. Most personal trainers help with exercise, and some may suggest dietary changes. Being an expert in diet and exercise is extremely important; however, it’s also vital to improve many other factors that contribute to health, performance, and happiness.

Some of these factors include deficiencies or knowing how to supplement properly. Another factor would be how to deal with all the stresses on the body which include mental stress but not limited to mental stress. Support is an important factor as well and some people have to deal with mental barriers.

Another unique feature is my philosophy to teach my clients everything I know about fitness. My passion is to help as many people as I can to embrace a new wholesome lifestyle. You will become an expert and know more than most personal trainers by the time I’m done with you.

I have been a certified personal trainer in Edmonton for over eleven years and in the medical profession for more than seventeen years. When you work with me, you will get an expert for the same price, if not better, than most “beginner” personal trainers on the market today. For more on how to choose a personal trainer read my article on how to choose a personal trainer!

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My clients are getting amazing results. In fact, my clients have seen an average weight loss of 8.88 pounds in their first ten days on my program!

Both plateauing and yo-yo weight loss results are very common. It’s upsetting to see someone putting in the effort and not seeing the results they deserve.

Moral Support

The single most important factor in success is the support you get from others. Studies show that people who attempt a goal with the support of a group are not only much more likely to achieve their intended goal, but they are much more likely to maintain it in the future. My clients not only get the support they need from me but from each other.

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I help you build your support group beginning right here with me. 95% of people in the gym achieving their goal have a personal trainer. My clients not only get support from me, but they workout with each other. They support each other on their own and at group events we organize.


I’ve been a certified personal trainer in Edmonton for eleven years and a registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for sixteen years. Also, I have been a fitness fanatic and health nut all of my forty-seven years. As an EMT/personal trainer, I had the opportunity to acquire free chiropractic care, massage therapy, naturopath, and other health services along with a generous health and wellness spending account which I spent on the best personal trainers I could find. Fortunately, I took my opportunity to hire many of the above-mentioned professionals to educate myself as much as possible in the health industry.

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I believe in a coach-like approach, and I educate my clients. We have no secrets, and I let my clients decide what methods they believe will work for them to achieve their goals. There are many ways to reach the fitness goals you seek. So, if my clients don’t like doing certain activities, we don’t do them.

On the other hand, if there are certain activities a person likes doing, we will work them in. To be successful, a client’s experience must be fun, educational, and rewarding.


I believe in continuously researching and learning trending scientific breakthroughs so I can keep my clients informed on the latest ideas in health and fitness – for instance, fasting, paleo, Restricted Blood Flow training, and more. DO NOT mess with these topics unless you really know what you are doing!

In addition to my relentless personal studying, I continually take courses and go to summits and conferences to keep up with my education and skills. In fact, one of my favorite activities is to geek out on doctor summits in my spare time.

The usual way the world of scientific discovery works is scientists do research and then pass the findings on to other scientists. Next, scientists will share the findings with doctors, who pass the information on to chiropractors, physiotherapists, and other professionals. Personal trainers sometimes learn of these new discoveries somewhere along this chain. And, finally, the information becomes mainstream knowledge. Unfortunately, it takes about 18 years for these new discoveries to trickle down from scientists to the mainstream.

To avoid this painful wait to learn new discoveries, I listen to the scientists who are doing the research and read their books. If you want access to the resources I follow, feel free to contact me.