Personal Training

Reach your wellness goals with a personalized training approach.

Train with one of Red Deer Polytechnic’s certified CSEP-CPT trainers. Our trainers are committed to helping you reach your personal goals, whether it’s to get fit, learn proper exercise techniques or for a race. Our training opportunities take place in the Collicutt Performance Fitness Zone.

Meet Our Trainers

Greg Howe

Growing up in Kelowna, British Columbia, Greg played basketball, volleyball, baseball and soccer. He received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in Physical Education and minor in Psychology from Vancouver Island University (VIU) in 2014. While completing his BA, Greg competed on the VIU Men’s Volleyball team and achieved a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2014. 

After graduating, Greg gained valuable experience working with individuals and athletes at Island Optimal Health and Performance. During this time, he worked as the head strength and conditioning coach and as the assistant coach for the VIU Men’s Volleyball team. In 2016, Greg pursued a Master of Kinesiology with a focus in exercise physiology from Wilfrid Laurier University. 

During his master’s degree, Greg worked as a strength and conditioning intern. He worked closely with the basketball, rugby, soccer and baseball teams. Since then, Greg has moved to Red Deer, assuming the role of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics. He has also been a Personal Trainer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre for three years.

Crystal Watson-Hultink

As a teen growing up in Lacombe, Crystal was always active, participating in as many sports as she could. Afterward, she continued to follow her passion for sport, fitness and physical activity by pursuing a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary. It was during this time that Crystal also completed a Lifeguarding Certification, became a Certified Dance Instructor and obtained her first Personal Trainer Certification. 

Upon finishing her bachelor degrees, Crystal continued to hone her craft by becoming an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and CSEP Certified Personal Trainer. With these highly reputable certifications under her belt, Crystal gained valuable experience working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with youth in soccer clubs at a private sports school and at the Alberta and Canada Summer Games. 

With a growth mindset, Crystal went back to school to continue to learn, grow and better position herself to help more people. Accordingly, Crystal obtained a Master of Arts in Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation from the University of Alberta. During this time, she also had the opportunity to study abroad at the Norwegian School of Sport Science.

Since completing her master's degree, Crystal has returned to central Alberta, sharing her passion, experience and knowledge to help others reach their health, fitness and performance goals. Crystal has more than 10 years of experience as a personal trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. She also holds numerous certifications. Crystal is also excited to offer personal training at Red Deer Polytechnic.

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Phone: 403.342.3371

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