Trainer Profiles

Info about personal trainers - pick the trainer that is right for you.


Alvarez, Matt

In each of us lies our best and healthiest selves. Fitness has the power to bring change to every aspect of one’s life. With the rise of depression, obesity, and other related issues, it has become my life journey to bring what I’ve learned into the lives of others. My goal as a trainer is to bring the most up to date and effective training protocols to combat such issues. To give individuals tools they’ll be able to use for the rest of their lives. The approach in which I take with my clients will increase their movement capabilities through scientifically proven methods while also ensuring that their health and fitness goals remain priority. It is my belief, as well as many others in the field, that basic human movements are the guide to pain-free, healthy living while at the same time maximizing performance and individual goals.

My experience as an athlete has brought many lessons, and in its track, complications. Having been through everything from injuries to career ending disappointments, I was able to learn and gain discipline into my current life and athletic endeavors. I believe every individual deserves the “best-of-the-best” to reach their ultimate performance and quality of life. As I continue my own personal journey I hope to inspire anyone to be the best they can be, even if they have trouble seeing their own potential as I have. This is why I choose to be a coach. As Tony Robbins wrote, “To Awaken the Giant Within.”

Related Experience & Education

Bachelors - Kinesiology (pending) 
Minor – Business Administration (Pending)
Associate of Applied Science - Personal Fitness Trainer

Previous Athletics: Sprinting (100/200 m), Wrestling, Baseball,
Football Former NPC Men’s Physique Competitor
USAPL Nationally Qualifying Athlete

Certifications

NASM - Certified Personal Trainer
NASM - Certified Performance Enhancing Specialist
NASM - Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Specializations

Strength, Power, and Hypertrophy Development
Sport Specific Training: Wrestling, Sprinting, Men’s Physique Bodybuilding, Soccer (general development), and Powerlifting
Weight Loss and Management
Special Populations: Functional Movement Development and Management, Rehabilitation 



Chubb, Liz

I have a background in classical ballet, modern dance, as well as recreational sports such as soccer, field hockey, swimming and volleyball. I began teaching ballet and swimming lessons in high school which fed my interest in personal training. Since coming to college, I started running and exercising more and am confident in my exercise regimens. Through my education and experience, I gained a vast knowledge in exercise. My own personal training has had its own ups and downs; I have experienced injuries and setbacks from which I learned how to return from and come out stronger after rehabilitation and tailored training.

 As a personal trainer, I pride myself on my ability to design creative exercise programs that tailored for each individual client. I have knowledge in muscular endurance, strength, hypertrophy as well as cardiovascular endurance and agility training. I love being in a supportive, active environment and am ready to help you reach your goals!

Related Experience & Education

B.S. Sports Science/Kinesiology, Washington State University
Minoring in psychology

High School Athletics: Women’s varsity swim team
Portland Festival Ballet – Ballet level 5, Modern dance level 5
Seattle Parks and Reaction – Meadowbrook pool
Mommy and me classes
Toddler – kindergarten
Elementary
Middle School
Masters
Adult beginner and intermediate
Women’s only
Private lessons
Special needs lessons
Ballet instructor – ages 4-12

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal  Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED

Specializations

Body Building/hypertrophy
Muscular Endurance
Cardiovascular endurance and agility training



Cockrum, MaKinna

When someone says fitness, what do you think of? Do you moan and groan or do you get excited? Do you think it is a chore or something you look forward too? When I hear that word I get excited and motivated and think of new ways we all can get moving. This wasn't always the case for me. Fitness is truly a learning experience and until I got in the habit of putting in the work and found different ways to stay healthy was when fitness went from a chore to pure enjoyment. It is still tough and hard work is required, but the benefits and the dedication make the accomplishment so much greater. My goal is to find everyone's passion within fitness and to help you not only learn how to get healthy and fit, but to find something you love doing and something that will make you feel accomplished. We all have the power to change and grow within us and I am here to help you take that next step towards your fitness goals.

Related Experience & Education

A.A., Columbia Basin College
B.A., Biology, Washington State University (pending)
Group Fitness Instructor, Gravity, WSU, 2014
Group Fitness Instructor, Bootcamp, CSU San Marcos, 2016
Personal Trainer, CSU San Marcos, 2016

Certifications

ACE-Certified Personal  Trainer
ACE-Certified Nutrition Specialist
First Aid, CPR, AED

Specializations

Weight loss/gain
Functional Movement
Agility Training
Endurance Training



Crisostomo, Tyler

My fitness journey began at a young age in martial arts and weightlifting. Since then, I have done my very best to live a physically active lifestyle. However, the art of Muay Thai kickboxing, and the practice of power lifting are where my deepest passions lie. Originally, I found that living a physically active lifestyle was a fun way to relieve stress and spend my down time.  As my ambitions grew, and my knowledge expanded, I became infatuated with the human body and physical fitness. I wanted to learn more, and understand how I could continue to benefit myself and help those close to me. This is what led me to become a nationally certified personal trainer.  I believe that by appropriately challenging one’s self we are able to truly grow and understand who we really are. The safest and most effective way to do that - in my opinion - is through healthy living and physical fitness.

If there’s one thing that I can achieve in this life, it’s being able to make a positive difference in other people’s lives. However, I believe that training is more than just working out and eating well. To me, training is about developing good habits and ultimately creating a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle that exists far beyond the gym walls. My mission as your trainer isn’t just to teach you how to work out; it’s to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and support necessary to find your own passions within a healthy lifestyle, and to achieve your goals all while having an enjoyable time. If you love health and fitness, then I believe that we will get along and have a lot of good times through our sessions together. If you don’t already love health and fitness, then I’d love for you to give me the opportunity to help you build that positive relationship. 

Related Experience & Education

B.S. Sports Science/Kinesiology, Washington State University 

Certifications

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Group Fitness Instructor (Pending)
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED

Specializations

Hypertrophy (muscle gain and fat loss)
Strength Training & Powerlifting
Muay Thai Kickboxing & Western Boxing
Break dancing & Parkour/Free Running



Croninger, Emelee

Wanting to change your lifestyle and reach a fitness goal can be a bit overwhelming. You might be asking yourself “How do I hold myself accountable?”...“How do I know what’s going to work and what isn’t?”....“Where do I even begin?” That’s where I come in. I work with you one on one to establish what your goals are, design a program that will guide you down that path, and then hold you accountable so you can succeed. My purpose is to help you discover your potential, and steer you down the road to fitness success.

I believe that no matter what your goals are, I can get you there. Dedication, Discipline, and Desire… That’s all I ask of you. With my background in athletics and active engagement in a variety of fitness avenues, I am confident in my understanding of setting a goal and doing everything possible to reach it. Together we will make your goals a reality. 

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Boot camp Group Fitness Instructor
TRX Group Fitness Instructor
Collegiate Volley Ball Player, Merced College
Dos Palos High School Varsity Volleyball/Softball

 

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/ AED

Specializations

Weight/Strength Training
Body Building
Weight Loss & Management
Sport Specific: Volleyball & Softball



Dougherty, Michael

Through my time in football, wrestling, and powerlifting it wasn’t the actual events I played that made me fall in love with fitness, but the grind and constant effort of working out and practicing each day that kept me focused. I loved seeing the constant change to my body and the way I feel over the constancy of working out, and lifting daily. I especially saw this in powerlifting, as each workout wasn’t about pushing yourself the absolute limit every session, but about a calculated approach to strengthening your body, and performing perfectly each time. “Anyone can make you tired, but it takes patience and control make you stronger”. My goal is to help those around me become stronger, and better themselves, because strength is never a weakness.

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Sports Science/Kinesiology, Washington State University (pending)

High School varsity athlete (wrestling, football, powerlifting)

State competitor in wrestling, and powerlifting

Assistant coach for high school wrestling and powerlifting

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED

Specializations

Strength Training

Beginner to intermediate Powerlifting

Sport specific training (wrestling)

Hypertrophy



Ferrier, Angela

Living an active and healthy lifestyle can seem a bit daunting at times. Excuses might pile up, and becoming the fit individual you want to be seems impossible. Until it happens. The only limit to what you can accomplish is what you tell yourself is possible. But here’s the catch, anything is possible. You just have to set your mind to it. I am here to be your anchor and support to help you reach your fitness goals. All I need from you is to come with open attitude and trust me to help you achieve your greatness.

I began skiing at the ripe young age of 2 years old, just after I learned to walk. My journey of fitness has continued ever since. I was a ski instructor from 7th grade and continued for 6 years. I currently am a ski racer for WSU in Slalom and GS. I grew up playing soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, weight lifting, basketball, gymnastics, and dance. I now strive to help people accomplish their own fitness goals.   

It’s time to stop wishing, and to start acting.

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Sports Science/Kinesiology, Washington State University (pending)
AAS in the Culinary Arts Specialized in Banquets and Catering, South Seattle College
Level 9 Skier
Volunteer Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Bohler Gym
Skiing Instructor at The Summit at Snoqualmie Alpental and Crystal Mountain
Officer of the WSU Aerial Dance Society Club and Floor Hockey Club

Certifications

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid
Professional Skiing Instructor of America

Specializations

Circuit and Interval Training
Sport Specific Conditioning: Skiing, Gymnastics
Functional Strength
Introduction to Weight Lifting and Technique Development



Gordon, Nathan

Every one of us is already great, but sometimes we just need a nudge in the right direction – and that’s what I do. Both health and fitness are simple, the hard part is actually showing up and putting in the work. I will take care of all the technicalities and details for you - whether that be program design, goal setting, nutrition help, injury complications, or general support and accountability. I want everyone to experience what this lifestyle has given me; direction, purpose, passion, joy, and confidence. I expect excellence, and settle for no less than complete awesomeness. I encourage you to invest in yourself and expect the same. Be great.

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Sports Science/Kinesiology (pending)
Minor in Strength and Conditioning (pending)
Associate of Applied Science in Personal Fitness Training, Highline College

Personal Trainer at 24 Hour Fitness
Personal Trainer at ZUM Fitness
Assistant Strength Coach, Highline College Women’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer 
Personal Trainer at Vision Quest Sport and Fitness
Semi-Professional Football, Northwest Cardinals
WHS 1st Team All-League Offensive Center, 2x Hardest Weight Room Work Ethic Award Winner

Certifications

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Functional Movement Screening Certified L2
First Aid, CPR, AED
dotFIT Certified Personal Trainer

Specializations

Special Populations, Rehabilitation, Injury and Pain Management, Chronic Conditions
Athletic Development - Speed, Agility, Power, Strength Programming
Functional Movement Screening and Corrective Exercise Applications



Headley, Jacey

What if I told you that getting in shape is fun? Exercise is more than just going to the gym and jumping on a treadmill or picking up random weights. It is a chance to detach from daily activities and focus solely on improving one’s body and mind. So many times people start an exercise program feeling motivated and lose interest quickly because it’s boring! Daily activity should be exciting and leave you feeling energized. My job is to aid you in reaching your personalized goals in an enjoyable way. It is my priority to help guide you in your fitness journey and give you the tools you need to continue down that pathway for the rest of your life.

Exercise has changed my life in the most amazing ways and I believe that everybody deserves to experience the incredible benefits that accompany regular physical activity. My passion for health and fitness came to being three years ago when stress started to overwhelm my life leading to depression and anxiety. Not only did the gym reverse my negative spiral but it has lead me to be a happier, healthier version of myself. This is what I want for you as well. If you are serious about changing your life, I am ready to train with you. Let’s go!

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Psychology (pending)
Pop Pilates Instructor

Certifications

ACE-Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED
Certified Pop Pilates Instructor

Specializations

Muscular Strength
Muscular Hypertrophy (bodybuilding)
Weight Loss
Muscular Endurance



Iverson, Katie

I didn’t grow up in a household that prided physical activity or healthy eating. In high school I made the choice to learn how to become healthy, so I joined the soccer and track teams. However, once I graduated high school I had no idea how to exercise without the help of a coach. This led to decline in my health and energy levels. Before transferring to WSU I was determined to learn how to program exercise for myself and adopt nutritious eating habits. Through employment at UREC I discovered the sport science major. Learning more about this field of study ignited my passion for using exercise as medicine and motivated me to change majors from mechanical engineering. The background I have in engineering helps me to have a strong grasp on how the body should move to be efficient and to preserve joint and muscle health while making strength gains. Motivating my family and myself to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits fueled my decision to become a personal trainer.

Exercise is for all people, no matter what your current health status is. As a trainer  I love to help people discover how much they are capable of and how they can increase their energy levels by adopting a consistent exercise program. I know how it feels to feel out of place in the weight room and not being sure how to start making healthy lifestyle choices, so I can relate to you through personal experience. Whether you are new to exercise, looking to add something different to your current program, or have a medical diagnosis, I can help you reach your goals and hit ones you never thought were possible. Let me help you build your active lifestyle upon a strong foundation that will allow you to remain active throughout the rest of your life and greatly reduce your risk of disease and injury.

Related Experience & Education

BS in Sports Science/Kinesiology, Washington State University (pending)
Personal Trainer, Washington State University, August 2017-present
Weight Room Attendant, Washington State University, May 2015-present
Dietary Aid, Colonial Residence, February 2012-July 2017
Volunteer Personal Trainer, Chehalis, December 2016-July 2017

Certifications

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
First Aid, CPR, AED

Specializations

Correcting muscular imbalances
Special populations
Introduction to exercising
Strength, power, and muscle mass
Weight Loss

 



Ledesma, Joel

My passion for personal training began in my household. I was different from my family in that fitness has always been a part of my life. I grew up playing multiple sports year-round and continuously made active life choices. My family did not have the same mindset and lived a mostly sedentary lifestyle. I had the opportunity to help my family begin their fitness journey, and I would thoroughly enjoy helping you take the first steps toward a better you!

I am currently studying to receive my bachelors in exercise science, and something I have developed tremendous passion for is the never-ending process of growing ones knowledge.  I believe together we can learn and grow as we develop and reach new heights. Every time you have a session with me I will help you safely make progress toward your goals while having a great time. As I have learned and experienced first-hand with myself and my family, there are no short cuts to reach your objectives. Results happen over time, not overnight. With some great effort, consistency and dedication I can help you achieve your goals! 

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Sports Science – Minor in Strength and Conditioning, Washington State University (pending)
Strength and Conditioning Intern, Washington State University
Fluent in Spanish

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED

Specializations

Strength/Weight Training
Bodybuilding/Hypertrophy Training
Weight Loss
Muscular Endurance
Circuit and Interval Training



Marion, Shawn

Fitness has always been an integral part of my life. From early youth I developed an intimacy with training for both recreational and competitive purposes. I played on several premier level club soccer teams as well as club basketball and baseball teams. Although I no longer compete in any sport I continue to exercise regularly not only to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle but also to improve my capacity for recreational sports, mountain biking, mountain climbing, and backpacking.

Exercise and nutrition are essential for a healthy and happy lifestyle. In order to overcome personal barriers I am confident that my assistance will prove effective so that you can reach your personal goals. Real progress is rarely easy, but through hard work and perseverance development is inevitable. 

Related Experience & Education

B.S. Kinesiology (pending)
Minoring in Spanish
High school Varsity athlete in soccer
Portland Indoor Soccer Coach/ Referee
Anatomy Teaching Assistant
Physical Therapist Intern

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED

Specializations

Endurance Training
Strength Training
Olympic Lifting
Circuit/Interval Training



Ranz, Aspen

Hello!
My name is Aspen Ranz, I am 21 years old. Currently I am studying Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Science at Washington State University. My passion for learning and helping people led me to gain my Personal Training Certification just over a year ago.  My training style emphasizes functional strength and stability within a bodybuilding approach.  My goal as a trainer is to help my community members achieve a healthier and happier life by coaching, motivating and leading by example. Living a healthy life style is a journey that takes one step at a time, let me walk it with you.

Related Experience & Education

NPC Bikini Competitor
Frist Place Novice Bikini Competitor, NANBF Olympic Natural
First Place Open Bikini Competitor, NANBF Olympic Natural
Personal Trainer at Golds Gym, Redmond

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal  Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED
American Heart Association First Aid

Specializations

Body Building/Hypertrophy
Strength Training
Weight Loss
Functional Strength and Injury Prevention
Circuit and Interval Training



Shiflet, Michael

Exercise and nutrition are integral parts of life for endurance athletes as well as the average person. Regular activity combined with a healthy diet not only improves the way you feel, but also the way you perform physical and mental tasks throughout the day.

Throughout high school I was a year-round athlete competing in baseball and wrestling throughout Western Washington. Being involved in two vastly different sports I had to learn to find ways to improve strength and speed for wrestling, while also improving balance, stability, and control for baseball. I have attended various clinics for baseball skill development including a course on increasing strength and flexibility to increase a pitcher of any size’s throwing velocity.  

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Construction Engineering, Washington State University and University of Idaho
West Hills Performance Baseball Center Clinic on Pitcher velocity and flexibility

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED

Specializations

Cardiovascular Endurance
Sport Specific Training (Baseball)



Tingman, Jordan

“Earned Not Given” is a phrase I admire. It takes Grit, Hard Work and Dedication for an individual to reap the benefits of reaching their personal goals. In order to succeed, your environment and opportunities must align with your goals, and work collaboratively with them in the feat of attaining your best self. Working together we can create attainable goals to work towards the person you want to be.

Personally, coming to college meant freedom, and it also meant making lots of unhealthy lifestyle choices. I know what its like to want to start a healthy lifestyle and not know where to turn to. Thankfully, with finding Olympic Weightlifting and Crossfit, I have developed confidence, goal setting skills and competitive drive to lead me towards success in my lifestyle and career choices. With my understanding of goal setting, I can help you create attainable, manageable goals to help you get where you want to be. The journey towards becoming your best self is never easy, but I promise you it’s worth your time.

 

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Sports Science – Minor in Strength and Conditioning, Washington State University (pending)
Personal Trainer, Washington State University, Present
CrossFit Coach- Washington State University- Present
Washington State University Strength and Conditioning Intern- Present

Certifications

American Council on Exercise (ACE)  Certified Personal Trainer
USA Weightlifting- L1 Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
First Aid, CPR, AED

Specializations

Olympic Weightlifting/Weight Training
CrossFit



Wright, Cody

You can achieve anything you set your mind to as long as you’re willing to put in the time. I’m here to guide you and give you the skills necessary to accomplish your fitness goals and aspirations. As long as you’re willing to put in the time and work, I will give you the assistance and guidance necessary to accomplish them.

Fitness has always been an important part of my life. In high school I was a three sport athlete that found success with hard work, dedication, and putting the time into the gym. I have 6 years of weightlifting experience and have done many different styles of training including strength training, hypertrophy training, weight loss, and improving functional movements. I have also been able to use my knowledge of exercise and Kinesiology to greatly reduce lower back pain from an injury obtained playing High School Football. My style of training focuses primarily on doing exercises through complete range of motion while maintaining good posture and structural integrity of the body in order to maximize results and target different muscle groups most effectively. I feel confident in my ability to help any client achieve any goal, while improving fitness and overall health. 

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Sports Science/Kinesiology, Washington State University

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/ AED

Specializations

Strength Training/Weight Lifting
Hypertrophy Training (Muscle Mass)
Weight Loss
Intro to Weight-Lifting Techniques
Muscular Endurance



Zieger, Abi

Is the gym a maze to you? Shedding that freshman fifteen? Need someone to help push you past your current plateau? Training isn’t always intuitive. I can help!

Want to feel healthier? Look better? Get stronger? All three happen when you work out. There’s a big hurdle to get over though. That’s where I come in. But once you get on track, you won’t need me to teach you anymore. You’ll get it.

I know what it’s like to struggle with physical limitations. I’ve got an autoimmune disease and scoliosis. My regular training regimen has changed not only how I feel about my limitations, it’s also improved my health: physically and mentally. I’m a Taekwondo black belt, have experience in Hapkido, run, and have lifted for years – despite chronic pain. I’ve learned the key to happiness is balance. That’s the foundation of my exercise philosophy. Looking forward to training you!

Related Experience & Education

B.S. English (pending)
Martial Arts
Chronic Conditions

Certifications

ACE-Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED

Specializations

Strength Training
Functional Movement
Chronic Conditions