Kathryn Sawatzky

Winnipeg, MB R2M 2E5

I have been in the fitness industry since 1990! Most of my career has been spend in corporate wellness moving to the public sector in 2009 when I opened the Urban Wellness Centre in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. In October 2014 I was named Fitness Leader of the Year for Manitoba!
My time away from work is spent with my two beautiful children and 3 step girls who bring amazing joy into my life. I also enjoy time with friends and family, running, reading, golfing and learning. I try to live each day better than the day before and have a passion to help others live better to. I am very blessed to live my passion in life!

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About Me


  • University of Manitoba
  • BPE, University of Manitoba

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - ACE Health Coach
canfitpro - Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS)
canfitpro - Personal Training Specialist (PTS)
Canadian Red Cross -
Agency Unavailable
MFC - CSEP Certified Personal Trainer Certification
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

Canadian Red Cross
Red Cross (Canada)

AED Certified

Canadian Red Cross

Kathryn's Locations

Urban Wellness Centre

201-333 St. Mary Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4A5

Additional Information


$68.75 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Manitoba Novice Bodybuilding 1991 3rd Place
  • 2014 Manitoba Fitness Leader of the Year

Languages Spoken




15 Reviews

4.9 out of 5 Stars

  • by Claudine Hoskins Hebert on Nov 23, 2015

    I have attended two gyms for a total of 9 years where Kathryn Sawatzky has been the Program Director and I can honestly say she is GREAT. She has extensive experience and expertise, very willing to assist people with their questions (I always have a lot!), demonstrates equipment for me and specific exercises. She is extremely personable and makes everyone feel very welcome! She is definitely “for the members” and has a real dedication to fitness, wellness, nutrition and a zest for life. I have also enlisted Kathryn's services as a personal trainer to jump start my fitness routines when I get to a plateau, and this has proven to be extremely effective. Kathryn has customized fitness programs for me and is always up on the latest exercises and methods of training. Kathryn said to me, "You don't have to work out longer, you need to work out smarter". She is right on point with that, and she taught me how to do this. I would encourage anyone who is considering incorporating health and wellness into their life to contact Kathryn to capitalize on her knowledge and expertise. It has been well worth the monetary investment for me!!!

  • by Darren Peters on Apr 08, 2015

    Kathryn is a fantastic personal trainer and does an exceptional job of managing the Urban Wellness Centre. The gym is always well maintained, efficient and any feedback and issues are dealt with promptly and courteously. In addition the staff and subcontractors that are brought in are also top notch due to Kathryn's connections. I highly recommend Kathryn as a personal Trainer and appreciate her efforts as the Manager of the Gym!

  • by Ray Catellier on Apr 06, 2015

    Kathryn is a true professional, and makes you feel very comfortable in the world of fitness, which can be overwhelming. She is friendly, always listens to what you have to say and any questions or concerns you may have. Kathryn takes the time to know you and fit a program that works best for you. She is an amazing fitness trainer and person!

    Ray Catellier

  • by Jodi Winter on Apr 01, 2015

    Kathryn is very friendly and professional and has a wealth of knowledge in the fitness industry. She genuinely cares about her customers and strives to make their fitness experience a positive one.I have enjoyed my 10+ years as a part of the facility she runs.

  • by RACHELLE TESSIER on Apr 01, 2015

    My experience with the Urban Wellness Centre has been a very positive one; I have been a member for approximately 16 months. I feel that this is mainly due to Kathryn who is at the helm of the centre. As the Manager of the fitness centre, she has always been very approachable. Responses to questions I have had during my membership have been very prompt and thorough – both in person and in writing. As a Fitness Instructor, Kathryn is fabulous. She leads by example: she is strong, healthy, fit and always seems happy. She is a very motivating and is genuinely interested in helping people become healthier and more physically fit. Her workouts are tough but I love them. She offers alternatives for a lower impact version of an exercise or ways of challenging yourself to a more difficult level. If you have suffered an injury, she is knowledgeable and can offer suggestions in how to deal with the injury and continue your exercise regime. I would certainly recommend Kathryn to anyone – regardless of his/her fitness level! Rachelle Tessier

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