About Tosum Strong

Meet Charlene

Hi there! I’m Charlene, your future personal trainer! My journey into fitness was carved from personal challenges and a deep desire to uplift others. Being indigenous and losing my loved ones to health struggles transformed my pain into purpose. Now, at 36, as a WNBF Bikini Pro and a mother, I’m living proof that with resilience, anyone can redefine their health and happiness. I’m here in Edmonton, ready to share my story and strength with you. Let’s embrace this journey together, transforming not just our bodies, but our minds and spirits.

Why I Became A Personal Trainer

Becoming a personal trainer was more than a career choice; it was my calling. After the heartbreaking loss of my mother and sister, I was driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact.

I realized that by guiding others through their fitness journeys, I could offer support, understanding, and encouragement. Whether you’re overcoming personal obstacles, seeking to improve your health, or simply looking for a supportive guide, I’m here to help you achieve your goals. Together, we can build a healthier, stronger future.

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The Coaches That Got Me To Where I Am!

I can’t thank my coaches – past & present – enough for pushing me to my limits and helping me discover my true potential. Their dedication and belief in me have been instrumental in my success. I am forever grateful for your guidance.

My goal is to make the same impact on your life and be by your side no matter where your fitness journey takes you! ❤️

Mel Veroba

Chad Brandt

Dustin Cosman

Ryan Sullivan

My Services

1:1 In-Person Training

Transform your body and reach peak fitness with workouts tailored just for you, focusing on impactful, personalized progress.

Online Personal Training

Get personalized fitness plans and support, allowing you to achieve your goals anytime, anywhere.

Physique & FITNESS COMPETITION COACHING

Prepare to shine on stage with comprehensive guidance from diet to posing, aimed at making you stand out.

My Training Specialties & Areas of Focus

Beginners To The Gym

If stepping into the gym feels like stepping into a new world, you're not alone. I remember my first day, the uncertainty and excitement. Let me take your hand and show you the ropes.

Together, we'll explore the fundamentals of fitness, focusing on proper form, building a routine you love, and establishing a solid foundation. Your confidence will soar, and soon you'll navigate the gym like a pro.

Beginners

Bodybuilding/Physique Coaching

If your goal is to build muscle, lose fat, and achieve a balanced, aesthetic physique, you’re in the right hands. As your bodybuilding and physique coach, I’ll customize a program that aligns with your specific goals, utilizing the latest in fitness and nutrition science. Together, we’ll carve out the physique you envision, showcasing the dedication and hard work you put in.

BodyBuilding

Strength and Conditioning

Whether you’re looking to elevate your game as an athlete or simply wish to feel stronger in your daily activities, my strength and conditioning program is designed to push your limits and enhance your capabilities. Focused on increasing power, endurance, and overall performance, I’m here to support you in reaching new personal bests and conquering your fitness goals.

Strength & Conditioning

Guiding Indigenous/Mothers/Women to a Healthy Fit Lifestyle

To the indigenous women, mothers, and all women striving for wellness, you hold a special place here at Tosum Strong. I understand the unique challenges you face and am here to offer a supportive and empowering training program. Together, we'll navigate your fitness journey, creating a healthy, fit lifestyle that resonates with your identity and commitments.

Women

What My Clients Are Saying

Flourish Fitness
Flourish Fitness
2024-01-17
Hiring Charlene as your next personal trainer is one of the best decisions you could ever make for your health & wellness!! Her passion for fitness and her dedication to each client's success is remarkable. She's not only knowledgeable but also incredibly supportive and attentive to safety and proper technique. Clients love her, and the positive changes she's brought to their fitness journeys are evident. I wholeheartedly recommend Charlene to anyone looking to change their lives and elevate their workout experience!
lori sparow
lori sparow
2024-01-13
I am having a fabulous time as an online client. I have work out and diet plans, and lots of support and attention. I am really happy with my body transformation and new diet. I feel great!
Jullianna Charlton
Jullianna Charlton
2024-01-13
Charlene has such amazing industry knowledge and interpersonal skills, she is a true professional with a heart of gold! She takes her art and science next level and can help you achieve goals you never imagined possible. Highly recommend !
michelle narang
michelle narang
2024-01-10
Charlene is so knowledgeable & supportive. Loving the accountability for myself. Her attention to detail n the workouts is amazing!
Cara Martinello
Cara Martinello
2024-01-10
Charlene has always been an inspiration to me since I met her at our gym. She is passionate, genuine and so sweet in her profession and personally🩷 I will continue to recommend her to everyone I meet!
Shari Love
Shari Love
2023-10-31
I am a fitness photographer and have worked with Charlene on several photography projects over the past few years. She truly is beautiful on the inside and out. Our most recent project was for the purpose of capturing professional fitness related content for her website, social media and print media! As a client, Charlene went over and above with the collaboration. I had so much fun and she is super easy to work with! It is my professional opinion that anyone looking for a fitness coach and trainer would be so lucky to be working with Charlene and should expect her to go above and beyond designing a personalized program! Her own physique is phenomenal and definitely her best calling card as she absolutely practices what she preaches. Charlene would also be an excellent choice for anyone wanting to be coached toward a bodybuilding show as she has years of experience as a competitor in several federations. Most recently she received 3rd place at the stacked WNBF Calgary Fall Pro Show and will be stepping on stage in Seattle within the next few weeks for WNBF Nationals! Wishing you all the best Charlene and I can’t wait to work with you again soon and love following your journey!
Ivanka Kulasik
Ivanka Kulasik
2023-10-15
Charlene is absolutely incredible! She's so motivating and pushes you to reach new heights in your fitness journey. She's also really knowledgeable and always has great tips and tricks to share. Shes also so nice and I never felt judged, great person to be around overall!
Jel Rasri
Jel Rasri
2023-09-30
I came to Tosum 3 months ago and I have had a great experience. My trainers Charlene she very professional friendly and knowledgeable .She understands my specific mobility limitations and works around them in ways I would never have thought of, allowing me to get better functional movement while listened to my goals. building strength and avoiding injury.Thanks Charlene YOU’RE THE BEST!!
Lilla Gray
Lilla Gray
2023-09-01
Definitely recommend! Charlene has helped me expand my workout knowledge immensely. With Charlene being in the industry for many years she makes me comfortable and safely pushes my limits which I appreciate! Charlene is very kind, patient and always taking care, offering alternatives when needed. I definitely recommend her.
Lena Lu
Lena Lu
2023-08-24
I have always been into fitness and training but it was really hard to find the right methods and workouts for my self do to me having a chronic shoulder injury. But then I met Charlene, and heard she needed help with her practical hours. She was able to create a workout/plan that helped strengthen things around my bad shoulder, she was really patient and easy to work with and did best to her ability to make sure I was taken care of in every way. Would definitely recommend her.!