The fitness you need for the adventure you crave.
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.
Today Mountain Fitness Training not only offers online program and accountability, but in-person group and one-on-one training.
Paula has experience rock climbing, skiing, mountaineering, mountain biking and various mountain activities. Leading an active mountain life combined with years of experience training others to be fit and strong in order to reach their goals. She looks forward to helping you prepare for your own glorious mountain adventure.
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.
After being a key member of founding and running Mountain Fitness Training, Angela has decided to seek other adventures and we wish her all the best in these adventures. I also hope to play in the mountains with you soon.
Individualized fitness plans designed by qualified personal trainers delivered online or in-person experienced in the Canadian Rockies, that will maximize the safety and enjoyment of those planning mountain adventures.
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