I’m Juan Medrano and I am the owner of Movimento Fitness in St Albert, Alberta. My mission is to share “hands on” knowledge and experiences in the health and fitness world with you to help you become a healthier, more vibrant and alive human being.
I have been training half of my life and from an early age I grew up in an environment where health, family, and friends always came first before possessions and money. I mean let’s face it without great health, we have nothing. We may not get the chance to enjoy the great things in our lives we are blessed with daily such as our wonderful families, amazing friends and maybe even a few indulgences along the way!
I knew I had a mission to share my knowledge. Having worked in corporate box gyms for years, I decided the time had arrived to become my own independent coach. Ultimately my dream of one day sharing my core values, passion and knowledge came alive in June of 2010 when I opened Movimento Fitness. Movimento is a portuguese word for MOVEMENT. While many gimmicks, silly gyms and a million diets come and go, the most important arsenal in my philosophy is to get you “MOVING” better. We are not a gym or the latest trendy thing, as a matter of fact we are far from that. We are a school of STRENGTH, a school of MOVEMENT.
I love working with my team to teach them what I’ve learned and continue to learn so that we can reach more people. Our team members are some of the best in the business because they have a passion and thirst for knowledge, something that can not be taught. We will continue to learn and grow making us even more committed to helping you set and reach ambitious, reasonable goals that keep you safe and strong for many years to come.
We’ll support you and coach you, but ultimately you have to bring the commitment. You must be very clear on WHY you want to embark on a journey to a better you-a better health. I’ll be the first person to tell you that if you’re just wanting to look good for a special event or holiday, or just want to lose 10-15 pounds, it is NOT enough. These short term goals get you moving in the right direction and they’re great. However, what do you want to see happen after that special event or holiday? Better yet after those 10-15 pounds? I personally challenge you to think bigger because you only get one shot at this life. You need a burning desire to improve your health and your life to succeed.
If you think change is impossible, we can show you that is it possible. It won’t always be easy — I’m not going to lie to you. But if you understand that success doesn’t come overnight and you are willing to take a hard, honest look at your circumstances and start to make small shifts, then you will see change happen.
When you’re ready – we’re here. I look forward to meeting you.
Juan Medrano is a certified Corrective Specialist, Kettlebell Trainer, TRX Instructor, Pro Trainer, and Fitness Author.
His fitness journey began 13 years ago at a small community gym learning fundamentals in bodybuilding, power lifting and functional exercises from mentors. Juan continues to gain knowledge from top coaches every year to stay at his best. He has competed in FAME Los Angeles for fitness modeling, has been featured for fitness in local publications and on World FM Radio.
Most recently, Juan was inducted into the National Academy Of Best Selling Authors for his contribution to the book published in 2012 titled, Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger: The World’s Leading Fitness Experts Reveal Their Top Secrets to Help You Achieve The Ultimate in Health and Longevity. Seventeen top North American fitness experts contributed to the book revealing tested and proven fitness and nutrition information that will give you a competitive edge in your quest for success.
Movimento Fitness was nominated in 2011 and 2012 for the St.Albert Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction.