Mountain adventure inspires us.

Mountain Fitness Training

Mountain Fitness Training was co-founded by Paula Macdonald and Angela Bargen, certified personal trainers who love putting their own fitness to the test in the mountains. The idea for Mountain Fitness Training came about on a ski trip in the Alps. Angela and Paula were taking a break after a long skin up a glacier and were discussing the training programs they had each designed for themselves to prepare for the seven-day hut-to-hut ski traverse. They both had family obligations and work that kept them busy and their training programs had to accommodate the realities of their lives. They realized that others must experience the same challenges getting fit for mountain adventures and knew immediately that they wanted to help.

Together, Paula and Angela have years of experience rock climbing, skiing, mountaineering, ice climbing and training others to be fit and strong in order to reach their goals. They look forward to helping you prepare for your own glorious mountain adventure.

Meet Our Team

Paula Macdonald

Paula has worked as a personal trainer for a number of years. Her favourite mountain activities are ski touring, mountain biking and rock climbing. She can also be found out and about on nordic skis or a road bike, or often spending an hour in the gym preparing for these activities. Balancing a fitness program of cardiovascular, mobility, strength and proprioceptive training in her program and yours. Once you set a goal she will keep you on track to reach it.

Paula enjoys working with all clients in-person and online, who are motivated to take their fitness to the next level to enjoy their outdoor pursuits. Travel and small art projects are the other activities that round out her time. 

Mountain Fitness Co-Founder

Mountain Fitness Training - Paula MacDonald

Angela Bargen

Angela decided to become a personal trainer after she realized the importance of fitness in pursuing her own mountain adventures. Fitness training, both at home and in the gym, helps Angela prepare to take on any adventure. She loves climbing of all kinds - rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, scrambling - as long as she’s going up, she’s happy. She also explores the mountains through skiing, hiking and backpacking.

Through her work at Mountain Fitness Training, Angela inspires and enables clients to prepare for their own mountain adventures. She brings her mountain experiences and her continuous research and learning on training for mountain activities into the programs she designs for clients.

Mountain Fitness Co-Founder

Mountain Fitness Training - Co Founder Angela Bargen

Moving Mountains

We create & deliver

Individualized fitness plans designed by qualified personal trainers experienced in the Canadian Rockies, that will maximize the safety and enjoyment of those planning mountain adventures.

People & Brands we love

Cloud Nine Guides

Cloud Nine Guides is a Mountain School & Internationally (IFMGA) Certified Guide Service located in Canmore, Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We offer guiding and instruction in ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing / split boarding and (AST) avalanche education courses.

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

Located in Canmore, Alberta at the gates of Banff National Park, Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is one of Canada’s premier providers of mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, hiking and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies.

Vertical Addiction

Vertical Addiction is a family owned business, located in Canmore, Alberta. Founded in 2005, we’ve always strived to provide the best possible customer service as well as the best advice on equipment and technical clothing for all your climbing, backcountry, telemark skiing and now trail running needs.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

Canada’s leading outdoor retailer, MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) is passionate about inspiring and enabling everyone to lead active outdoor lifestyles.

Monod’s Banff

Monod Sports has been an authorized retailer of quality mountain lifestyle products for over 65 years since 1949 and is currently carrying 223 premium outdoor brands.

Rocky Mountain Rehab & Sports

Our clinic is the go to rehabilitative center in Canmore for locals and visitors alike. We look forward to helping you too.

Progressive Wellness Centre

We are a team of health care professionals collaborating to provide natural treatments with customized care for optimal healing and prevention.

Rundle Physiotherapy

Live the life you love! Sometimes we all need a little help to keep us in the game. Our experienced physiotherapists will help you along the way.