The owners at Personal Edge Training recognized that there was a hole in the fitness industry. Among too many gym trainers and fitness coaches, there was a lack of personal, professional care and personal training was more about the sales targets and less about the client. When we opened our doors in 2002, we wanted to fill that void. This definitely wasn’t a gym membership.

Phil Snider

Phil Snider is one of the first personal trainers in Canada, building over 38 years of experience. Having just been voted Platinum Award Winning Personal Trainer in the Readers' Choice Awards, Phil's reputation both locally and nationally is that of a highly effective strength and conditioning specialist whose core competency and passion is working with hockey players, from budding youth athletes to professional NHL hockey players, such as Kevin Klein, Bryan Little and Evan Brophy.

Helping athletes improve their athleticism in order to enhance their skill in any sport is where Phil’s expertise in program design continues to make a mark in the sport conditioning world. His cutting edge dry land conditioning program, “Quick Feet”, is changing how athletes and coaches alike view off-ice/off court conditioning.

As a personal gym trainer with ACE certification, a wide variety of people achieve personal success with Phil. From the ‘first time’ exerciser to the elite athlete, Phil quickly finds out how to best motivate and educate his clients to get positive results. Training with Phil improves his clients’ self-esteem so they have the confidence to achieve a new life, through not only his fitness expertise, but also his caring and compassion. Phil was not only instrumental in bringing the Functional Movement Screening certification courses to Canada, but he also teaches the Level I FMS Course. 

Phil enjoys living an active life with his wife, Roberta, and two sons, Zachary and Lucas.


  • Platinum Award Winner, 2019 Readers' Choice Awards for BEST PERSONAL TRAINER
  • Certified Personal Trainer – CAN-FIT-PRO
  • FMS Level 1&2 Certified
  • FMS Certification Expert Instructor
  • Sports Conditioning Specialist – PlayStrong Institute
  • Certified Group Cycling Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer – American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.)
  • Bachelor of Education Degree – University of Western Ontario
  • Physical Education Degree – Wilfrid Laurier University
  • IYCA Level I – International Youth Conditioning Association
  • TPI Golf Fitness  Instructor Level I – Titleist Performance Institute
  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor – Kettlebell Training Academy


  • CAN-FIT-PRO - Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals
  • IDEA - International Association of Fitness Professionals
  • CAN-FIT-PRO Pro Trainer
  • (member)
  • (member)

Roberta Snider

Evolving from more than 38 years in the fitness industry and 13 years of teaching secondary school Physical and Health Education, Roberta Snider was recently voted BEST PERSONAL TRAINER, in the Readers' Choice Awards.  Her expertise has been sought after nationally. She has been referred to by the local media as “Kitchener / Waterloo’s fitness guru”.

Roberta has always had a passion for sports and physical fitness. Her experience as a world-class athlete has given her the drive and determination not only to win, but to make dreams come true. Along with her husband, Phil, Roberta is living out one of her dreams in owning and operating Personal Edge Training Inc.

As a trainer and fitness coach, Roberta is highly respected in the industry as one of Canada’s best. From professional and world-class athletes striving to obtain that edge that it takes to win, to busy business people looking to find the secret to balancing fitness and family life - those clients who train with Roberta are inspired by her dedication and commitment to educating people on how to live an active and healthy life.

As a corporate presenter, Roberta has been described as a highly entertaining, motivating, energetic and passionate. Her presentations are consistently ranked as being amongst the best ever seen by many industry leaders, including BMO Nesbitt Burns, Economical, BDO Dunwoody and TD Canada Trust.

On a personal note, Roberta is the 1993 -’94 Canadian Competitive Aerobics Champion and a 2000 Body-For-Life finalist.  She is on a mission to continue to be fit in her fifties and inspire others to not use their age as an excuse to slow down, but rather an incentive to keep moving and feeling fantastic. She truly believes that exercise is the fountain of youth!


  • Diamond Award Winner, 2019 Readers' Choice Awards for BEST PERSONAL TRAINER
  • Bachelor of Education degree – University of Western Ontario
  • Ontario Teacher’s Certificate – Intermediate/Senior, Physical Education and Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts, Physical Education with distinction – Wilfrid Laurier University
  • FMS Level 1 & 2 Certified
  • FMS Level 1 Expert  Instructor
  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor – Kettlebell Training Academy
  • Certified Personal Training Specialist – CAN-FIT-PRO
  • Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist – CAN-FIT-PRO