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Functional Aging

Keep doing what you need to do, want to do, and love to do

Online & In-Person, coached, engaging strength training for 50+ Canadians

Why put your trust in Zeal?

- Created by an MSc in Exercise Physiology/Human Performance who specializes in 50+ Training

- Programming to improve your mobility, balance, strength, and stamina

- Each exercise is watched by our coaches in a small group to keep you safe

- Modifications for all limitations

- Our coaches go through your whole health and injury history prior to the start of your program

- Just ask one of our 150 clients!

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Functional Aging Info

One of our coaches will contact you within 24 hours

Zeal Performance uses Functional Training in small group sessions to provide high quality coaching for all levels. 


Regardless of your age, current level, experience and limitations, we provide a comfortable small group training environment for clients of all levels and abilities. Zeal employs Functional Aging Specialists in an atmosphere for mature Calgarians. 

Sessions are 35-minutes or 50-minutes long and are offered virtually and in-studio. We work with your doctor, physio, and/or care team to get you to where you want to be.

"I cut up my handicap parking pass"

Ready to get started?

Step 1 | Schedule a FREE coaching call with:
Tessa: 50+ Fitness, Semi-Private Training
Doug: Strength & Conditioning, Youth Training

Unsure which program is right for you? Schedule a call with Tessa

Step 2Book your Initial Assessment
Includes a movement assessment, baseline testing, Zeal t-shirt and goal setting with a coach one-on-one for 45-minutes. Buy through the website and we will book it with you.

Step 3 | Receive access to our programming and booking apps
Voila! You're good to go

Let's Go!

Meet Tessa VanDerVeeken

Director of Fitness & Wellness


Tessa, co-founder, is a Functional Aging Specialist and strength coach who obtained her MSc in Exercise Science, Human Performance in 2013 from Ithaca College (NY). After spending years working in cardiac rehabilitation and wellness, then preparing athletes for the Sochi Olympic Games, Tessa has refocused on the needs of a mature client.

"The single thing that comes close to a magic bullet, in terms of its strong and universal benefits, is exercise."

Dr. Frank Hu, Epidemiologist

See Tessa's Full Resume @ LinkedIn

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