Turning a passion for fitness into a business – Calgary, Canada’s Podcast

Sandra Bueckert-Davison is an industry-recognized, award-winning personal training pioneer in the city of Calgary. In the eighties, unlike now, personal trainers were a luxury for celebrities and movie stars.

In 1989, 23-year-old Sandra Bueckert wondered: what if she used her knowledge as an award-winning athlete to show regular, everyday folks how to get better results in the gym—One-On-One?

Sandra was no stranger to hard work, and she saw a need. “When I was working out, people would constantly ask me for advice,” she says. “Eventually I realized that maybe I could turn my passion for fitness into a business.”

One of her first clients was a chef who had gained 40 pounds. After helping him to trim down, his wife asked her to help her get her body back post-pregnancy. The referrals kept coming. It didn’t hurt that Sandra was funny, finds people fascinating and had a natural way of connecting with them.

She also has personal familiarity with her clients’ experience. She had had two sons and weighed well over 200 pounds during her pregnancies. Losing the weight allowed her to empathize with her clients. She knows what it’s like to run a business, have children and struggle to find time to exercise and eat well. She dropped 70 pounds in 2005 and returned to the competitive arena after a 15-year layoff! Competing also helped her handle her mother’s death from breast cancer. She won her class, earned her pro-card and CTV awarded her the Athlete of the Week. Sandra is widely known for her appearances on CTV and for the acclaimed X-weighted television series.

“I won’t sacrifice someone’s health for results,” she says. Celebrating 34 years as Calgary’s original personal trainer, 57-year-old Sandra and her talented trainers love working with clients who want to fight aging every step of the way.


Besides being a fitness expert for CTV, Sandra has been interviewed by QR77 Radio, CBC Radio, Breakfast TelevisionThe Globe and Mail, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce magazine, CityScope magazine, Avenue magazine, IMPACT magazine, and the Calgary Sun. One On One Personal Fitness was featured in a twelve-week series by the Calgary Herald. Sandra has also appeared twice on the front page of the Calgary Herald Real Life section. Most people recognize Sandra from the X-weighted television series on the Slice network. She was also featured in the LA Times. In July of 2023 Sandra was the guest on Hit Play Not Pause: Feisty Menopause podcast.

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