Our Team

Juan Medrano

Juan’s first introduction to fitness was at a small local gym in Red Deer. He credits fitness, and a mentor he met in that gym, with truly saving his life in a time of hardships in his youth. Through many personal struggles he understands the impact that physical fitness, and lack thereof, can have on all areas of life.

While this was his starting point, it was not until later in life that he was driven to make a difference in the health and fitness industry realizing his true calling in helping others to overcome their own challenges and improve their lives.

It is his personal experience, and the experience of all of the people he has been able to help over the last 10+ years in the fitness industry, that drives him to continue to bring the best in training and support to all of the people he has had the honor to work with at Movimento Fitness.

With a background in Human Performance and Athletic Development, specializing in Functional Training, Juan is passionate about enhancing the lives of those around him through the power of simple, safe and effective exercise and an empowered mindset.

Juan is humbled to have been nominated twice for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the St.Albert Chamber of Commerce and awarded the St. Albert Small Business of the Year in 2016. He’s been featured on several radio shows/podcasts, blogs, speaking on fitness, mindset, lifestyle change, and has also co-authored the Best Selling Book Better, Faster, Stronger along with several other leaders in Functional Training in North America.

While he has worked with a wide variety of people, athletes and private clients, he ESPECIALLY loves helping people new to fitness discover it’s life changing effects. He wants to help as many people as he can remove their limitations and enjoy a MUCH better quality of life.

Kim Sparks

Born and raised in Edmonton, Kim grew up always active having danced competitively for 17 years. However, as she got older inactivity began to set in and lingering back issues from scoliosis and a car accident left her with constant pain and discomfort. Like so many of our members today, Kim was no stranger to feeling completely intimidated by typical gyms with absolutely no idea what to do or how to use most fitness equipment.

Juan and Kim had a vision to bring Movimento Fitness to life, and it was from her personal experience that she was driven to create a place where people could come to get all of the benefits of strength training and conditioning without feeling intimidated. Instead, people would feel welcomed and supported by a like-minded community  of members and coaches there to guide them on their journey to better health and fitness.

Kim has a Bachelor of Communication Design & Marketing from the U of A and is a Certified Sports and Exercise Nutrition Coach. She specializes in consistently growing and improving all aspects of our member experience from your first interaction with us all the way to celebrating your 1 yr, 5 yr, even 10+ yr anniversary training with us and beyond!

Today she has fully realized the impact that ongoing proper training and correct nutrition habits have in her life and loves to help inspire others to do the same.

She’s most passionate about seeing people truly transform their lives – to become more fit and active than they ever thought they could become.

While external transformation is the reason many people begin, it is the powerful internal transformations – the boosted confidence, the personal growth, the happiness, and the improved quality of life – that inspire Kim to continue to build Movimento into an industry leading personal training studio that can support your fitness journey for years to come.

Brantley Skoye

Brantley’s love for fitness began at an early age through hockey and soccer, since then expanding to regularly playing squash, swimming, and most importantly, strength training. After graduating with his Degree in Political Science and History, he made a career change to follow his passion for fitness training and hasn’t looked back since.

Brantley has a Personal Fitness Training Diploma from ELA in addition to holding several other certification including TRX Suspension Training, Functional Strength Coach Level 1, Precision Nutrition, and FMS.

Brantley is passionate about being able to work with people from all different backgrounds and fitness levels. He is driven to create programming that will not only challenge each individual member but keep workouts engaging and fun.

He loves seeing members leave from each training session in a better physical and metal state than they were in when they arrived, knowing that they did something positive for themselves. At the heart of it, seeing members constantly take the time to put their health first – sometimes for the first time in years – is what drives Brantley to bring his best to the training floor every day. To be part of that is simply amazing!

Greg Pagdato

Greg has a passion for personal training, but most importantly he’s always had a passion for giving back and helping others. He’s dedicated to guiding members through their journey and helping them achieving their fitness goals and even surpass them.

Greg has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba. He has an extensive background in exercise programming for both physiotherapy patients and older adults giving him experience in working with all fitness levels and abilities.

His philosophy is that through hard work, dedication, and belief in yourself nothing is unattainable. He believes there’s an athlete in all of us and we are capable of conquering any obstacles in our way if we want it badly enough and put are minds to it – and he wants to help you do just that.

It is the amazing people he has the honor to work with here at Movimento, and their stories, that inspire Greg to continue to motivate, support and be at his best every step of the way for each member. Greg looks forward to going on this amazing journey with you and attaining your fitness greatness!

Sam Tardif

Working with members to achieve their goals is one of Sam’s biggest passions. It feels great waking up in the morning knowing he is challenging people to better themselves, helping them achieve new goals, and setting them up for a healthy happy life.

Sam’s love for fitness started from a young age, always participating in a variety of sports including soccer, curling, volleyball, and track and field. He continued competing in soccer at the university level, playing for the team at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus, while attaining his Degree majoring in Kinesiology. As a sports enthusiast, he also enjoys working with members to reach sport specific goals.

Sam loves the fitness industry due to the fact that it permits so much personal growth. He is able to push members out of their comfort zone daily and challenge goals they did not know they could achieve. Helping members conquer their goals is extremely satisfying to him. He takes great pride in knowing that his daily efforts have positive effects on our members, whether it’s putting them in a great mood that day or helping them with their transformation!

Jared Kambeitz

Jared has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from University of Alberta and is currently working towards attaining NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification. He loves being in the fitness industry because it gives him great pleasure helping people strive towards their goals. His experiences in junior and college hockey have given him a strong team mindset that he uses every day to help members live a healthier life.

Jared is extremely passionate about educating and helping each member progress towards their specific personal goals. Every individual is different and with hard work and commitment anything is possible! It is an amazing feeling to see the transformation and progress with each member and that makes him love his job that much more!

Jared is inspired by the joy and confidence that members experience when they are able to embrace a healthier lifestyle and achieve their fitness goals. He loves the mental and emotional uplift people get from exercising and living at their best and is passionate about helping members achieve that.

Kindra Miller
Certified TRAINER

Kindra had fallen in and out of love with fitness  for most of her adult life. She identifies completely with the struggles most people face with staying active and can completely relate! Kindra joined Movimento in September of 2013 as a client. She is able to put herself in the members shoes, giving her a good understanding of the varied challenges they may be facing throughout their training.

As a client, the passion, dedication and strive for excellence shown  by the Movimento trainer’s kept her coming back and inspired her decision to become a personal trainer. Kindra completed her Personal Trainer Diploma from ELA and is excited to be part of the Movimento Team.

Being part of the change each member is looking for is Kindra’s greatest passion as a personal trainer. Kindra knows that often the most challenging part of making fitness a priority is simply walking through the studio door. She loves being able to make members feel welcome, safe, encouraged and enthused to embrace the lifestyle change that fitness and health provide.

She finds it exciting to be able to focus on the individual needs of each member while participating in their journey to better health and fitness. The fitness industry is constantly changing and evolving requiring extensive knowledge and education in the science of fitness. Kindra is honored to be part of a team here at Movimento that is always striving to learn, grow, and stay current to ensure that member needs are met with the utmost in professionalism and genuine compassion.

Claire Rinaldi
Member Care Specialist

Claire is currently a Nutrition student in the Bachelor of Science Program at the University of Alberta. Her passion for health and fitness started shortly after graduating from high school. Growing up she had been highly involved in dance and soccer, but decided to take a break as she started her first year of high school. Inactivity and poor nutrition choices led to weight gain and constant exhaustion.

Wanting to get in better shape she tried every fad diet in the book, just hoping to lose weight as quickly as possible. After many failed yo-yo diets she decided to look into at-home strength training programs to get comfortable with the weights before stepping into the gym.

Slowly but surely she starting training in the gym and learned more about proper nutrition and overall good health. What drives her to be a dietitian is the desire to help others develop a better relationship with food, as well as educating others about proper nutrition when there is so much misinformation readily available out there.

Claire hopes to provide the best attentive care to those who come to Movimento Fitness. She is inspired by the members who have come in and completely transformed their lives! She aspires to continue learning, growing, and developing her skills while being a part of the Movi team!

Emily Sharpe
Member Care Specialist

Like many other young women, Emily fell out of love with physical activity because she couldn’t see beyond the numbers of a weight scale. Fortunately, success with a great personal trainer and further coaching in various sports led her to fall in love with her body’s abilities rather than with the way it looked.

Currently, Emily is working on her Bachelor of Arts at MacEwan University. She is majoring in Economics with a double minor in Political Sciences and Biology. Outside of School and working at Movimento, Emily spends her free time training and competing in Olympic weightlifting…she has a passion for picking up anything heavy. Some of her other hobbies include travel, hiking, biking, and backpacking.

Witnessing members being pushed out of their comfort zones and celebrating their successes which include a positive mind set and a body that moves well, reminds her of her own fitness journey. Emily loves being part of a team that helps others to find the best versions of themselves!

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