BRUCE FOERSTER, OWNER

Masters of Kinesiology (Frostburg State University)

Bachelors of Exercise Science (William Penn University)

Head Strength Coach for Medicine Hat Tigers

Bruce played 4 years of collegiate baseball and 5 years for the Medicine Hat Mavericks. During his schooling, Bruce gained valuable experience while interning at WPU and working as a graduate assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at FSU with the football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, and swimming teams. After his playing career, he coached the Medicine Hat Knights and Monarchs for over 6 seasons.

MELISSA SCHAFER, OWNER

Pre and Post Natal Training (Fit 4 Two)

CPPS Level 1 (Diesel Strength)

Melissa has been providing personal training since 2008 at temple fitness. She got started in the industry because of her passion to help people.  She is very versatile in her training techniques and is trained in Olympic lifting, Kettlebells, Strength Training, Agatsu mobility and movement, and Kickboxing.  She has an eye for movement faults and will focus on form and mobility within your workouts. Her goal is to have you walk out of the gym feeling better than you felt walking in.

SHANE CHYNOWETH

Certified Agatsu Kettelbell and Sports Nutrition

FRC & Kinstretch Certified Instructor

NCCP Certified Instructor

Shane founded Temple Fitness in 2008 after playing collegiate football for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. He also played Fastball for 15 years and has competed in amateur kickboxing. In 2011, he set a Guinness World Record for the greatest weight lifted in one hour by kettlebell snatch (12,338 kg in one hour) 

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TYLER WHITROW

Exercise Science Diploma (Lethbridge College)

Business Administration Diploma (Medicine Hat College)

CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology)

Certified Nutrition Coach (Precision Nutrition)

Tyler has been an athlete his whole life, playing many different sports including Basketball, Football, Tennis, etc. He played basketball at Medicine Hat College while enrolled in the Business Administration Program and then completed a diploma in Exercise Science at Lethbridge College. Tyler is the proud father of two and continues to work every day to meet the needs of his clients and group class members.

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MANDI BARTKOW

ISSA Personal Training / Nutrition

Agatsu Level One

TFW Level One

Kettlebell Sport Coach

Mandi recently moved back to Medicine Hat and is excited to begin working with clients. Growing up, she enjoyed volleyball but has now spent the last 6 years competing in Kettlebell sport. She is a Canadian Record Holder in the 2x24kg Long Cycle Event (73kg weight class). Mandi enjoys challenging clients to exceed their own expectations, while improving health and movement quality.

IN MEMORY

AMY SCHMALTZ

Amy was at Temple Fitness for 6 years, first as a client in group classes and then grew into a coach herself. She had national level gymnastics experience, and in 2015 she began training in Girevoy Kettlebell Sport. Amy earned 2 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze medal at the Canadian Nationals for her sport and currently holds a Women's Two Arm Biathalon National record. In March of 2021, Amy suddenly and unexpectantly passed away. She will always have a place in our hearts and the hearts of the lives she impacted here at Temple Fitness