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Fernandez, Steven

“If I always do what I’ve always done, I’ll always be who I’ve always been”

From a young age I have always struggled with putting on muscle, often being bullied for being as skinny as I was. Knowing something had to be done, I looked to sports to open the door into health and fitness. I was a USA Junior Olympic Track and field athlete for three years, carrying into high school as a varsity athlete all 4 years. Among that, I trained in basketball, football, soccer and Muay Thai. After high school I enlisted in the US Navy and this led me down the path of bodybuilding and powerlifting; participating in numerous powerlifting competitions while deployed overseas. From that point on I knew it was my responsibility to help guide others who struggle with finding their place in the health and fitness community.

With my vast background in athletics and experience as a Command Fitness Leader while in the Navy, I know that I can aid you in finding your ultimate genetic potential; whether it be strength, fat loss or building jaw dropping confidence. With me as your personal trainer you will find a part of yourself unknown to you, and the world around you. You will be stronger mentally, physically, and even emotionally as we journey deeper and deeper into the goals we set together. Every objective starts with one single step in the right direction, so let’s work together to pave a path to greatness!

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Sports Science – Minor in Strength and Conditioning, Washington State University (pending)
US Navy Fitness Standardized Fitness Programming school
US Navy Command Fitness Leader, 2014-present
Personal Trainer, Washington State University, present

Certifications

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
CPR/AED certified
Military Fitness Standardization Qualified

Specializations

Hypertrophy (muscular size)
Strength Training
Basic Training Prep/ Military style fitness
Athletic development
Confidence Building



Hanon, Amanda

My fitness lifestyle started when I picked up long distance running for a couple years after I graduated high school, and I even completed a few half marathons. Running helped me appreciate my body’s abilities and significantly decreased my asthma symptoms by helping increase my respiratory capacity. I was learning what my body could actually do, and I wanted more! Once I started transitioning to weight training I actually had push back from a lot people around me because it wasn’t conventionally “feminine”. I persisted many different and challenging times. Being able to feel strong and capable on a daily basis by your own hand is an incredible feeling, and I wasn’t about to give that up for anything. Once I fully realized how passionate I had become about weight training I decided I wanted to help others find their niche and experience their own successes.
All this to say, don’t let anything get in your way, including yourself. I used to do that. I kept myself from going after what I wanted and reaching my potential because I didn’t want to feel dumb, feel like a beginner, or because of the way people might look at me. With diligence, I’ve gotten away from those habits. I want you to be free from those challenges too! We all start somewhere and you deserve better than mediocracy. I also learned over time that fitness is not a body type, it’s a way of life. Finding a form of physical fitness that you enjoy, keeps you healthy, and that you will stick with is so important. I’ll help you find that passion that aligns with your goals. I’m here for YOU. I want to help you succeed and be your biggest fan.
“I live a life of leisure and lift heavy weight, balance is not something you find, but something you create.” -me

Related Experience & Education

Related Experience
Personal Trainer, Washington State University (present)
Personal Trainer, Fitness Evolution, Bellingham WA (2019-2020)

Education
Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Washington State University (pending)
Associate of Arts and Science, Whatcom Community College

Certifications

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

Specializations

Strength Training
Weight Training
Powerlifting
Positive mental attitude
Lifestyle balance



Mahein, Deep

You have the goals; I have the tools. Together let’s make a change in your life that will elevate your body to the highest peaks. Physical fitness is everything, it’s improvement will impact certain aspects of your life like you never thought. Not only will you see your physical goals become attainable but your mental and emotional game will change for the better.
Motivation, respect, and guidance are a few of the traits you’ll receive when working with me. From losing over 50 pounds myself to compete in powerlifting meets and strongman competitions, to becoming an Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach for Division-1 athletics, training is all I know. I have been specialized in a variety of goals; therefore, my clients get results and my athletes get results.
With my extensive knowledge/vast experiences and your effort we can achieve those goals that once seemed impossible to you. There are many factors that are detrimental to our health, lets train to become healthier and live a longer better life! Let’s get started today so your future self can thank you!

Related Experience & Education

Bachelor of Science in Sport Science/Kinesiology (Pending)
Strength and Conditioning Minor (Pending)
Psychology Minor (Pending)
Personal Trainer, Washington State University 2019- Current
Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach, Washington State University, 2019- Current
PE Technical Expert Instructor, Washington State University, 2020- Current

Certifications

Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Level 1 Coach, USA Weightlifting
Certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, American Red Cross
Certified in Mental Health First Aid
Certified in Sport Science, Washington State University

Specializations

Weight Loss
Bodybuilding
Strength Training
Powerlifting
Olympic Lifting



Ngo, Ryan

“I think competitiveness is taken in a different way by different people. I'm not a yeller and a screamer, a jumper and a pusher.” -Tim Duncan, former NBA basketball player
This is my demeanor when it comes to fitness. Personally, being competitive is more of an internal battle with my own goals and doesn’t restrict me when it comes to enjoying my training. I stray from the mindset that you need to hustle 24/7 and shut people out of your life if you want to achieve your goals. My training philosophy leans more towards a balance of trial and error as well as understands the unpredictability of life. I encourage failure because I know it leads to long term growth. I know how daunting it is to walk into a gym with no idea of how to work any machine and how awkward it is to try out new equipment. I’ve even had moments where I wondered if I was even making any significant progress. But perseverance and experimentation of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to your physical and mental health is what I strive to improve for each person I work with.
In short, I want to help create a positive relationship for others when it comes to exercise. I want to help people discover their “why” or their purpose, for exercising before they even step into a gym. Everyone has goals whether they realize it or not, and my responsibility is to simplify that path so that people can reap the benefits of exercise for a lifetime.

Related Experience & Education

B.A. in Sport Management – Minor in Business Administration;
Washington State University (pending)
Walnut High School – Cross Country and Track Athlete (800m & 1600m)

Certifications

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

Specializations

Strength Training
Body Building



Rojas, Eduardo "Eddie"

Hey Everyone! My name is Eddie Rojas and I cant tell you how much I am looking forward to helping you achieve your goals. When I first got into fitness, I felt so lost an overwhelmed with how much information there was about it that I didn’t even know where to start. Through many years of trial and error I was finally able to figure out my calling in life. I figured out I want to study kinesiology in order to become both a personal trainer and a physical therapist. I want to show you how life changing fitness really is and how you can reap the benefits from it. Sometimes fitness can be overwhelming because of so many styles of working out, dieting, warming-up, cooling-down, and so many other things but I am here to make sure that I make an individualized plan that specific for YOU.
A little bit about myself is that I was originally born in Lima, Peru and lived there for 8 years before I moved to Washington. I am fluent in Spanish so I can go back and forth between both English and Spanish if that I something that you need! I am currently studying kinesiology and aspire to become a physical therapist down the road. I started lifting when I was in 8th grade and have plaid football, wrestled, and ran track all of my years in high school. This has shaped me to have a love and a deep passion for anything fitness. Lets get started!

Related Experience & Education

B.S. In Sport Science (Pending)
Personal Trainer, Washington State University (Present)

Certifications

B.S. In Sport Science (Pending)
NASM Certified-PT
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, & AED certified

Specializations

Hypertrophy
Strength Training
Fat Loss



Shafer, Olivia (Online Only)

It's not hard to start, and tomorrow won't wait. The body you desire and lifestyle you admire are available to you NOW, and it's as simple as taking the first step. Literally. Start moving. We've all been in that funk of wanting to be fit but not knowing how to get there, or worse, feeling those first-year pounds adding up. Let me shine some light into your life - I'll do all the thinking, you just show up. You see? Simple.
Enough about you, here's a little about me: My athletic obsession has been increasing since birth. Reckless games of touch football, basketball and hockey in the street kept me in shape for various sports such as soccer, softball, lacrosse, waterpolo, shotput and discus, as well as managing my high school football team. Realizing I couldn't ignore my passion of athletics I left the life of Italian restaurants to commit to the life of training and motivating others - it was a terrifying leap. I've been gifted mentors since I started following my passion who have taught me better discipline, the importance of goal setting, and how taking the first step usually comes before believing in yourself. I'm a 28-year-old junior at WSU studying psychology with Masters ambitions of sport psychology. My years as an athlete and trainer, paired with my studies, puts me in a unique position of compassion mixed with drive - I'll fight for your well-being if you're willing to do the same.

Related Experience & Education

A.A.T. Psychology, City College of San Francisco
B.A., Psychology, Washington State university (pending)
Personal Trainer, Washington State University Present
Personal Trainer, MX3 Fitness, San Francisco 2018-2019
Personal Trainer, CRUNCH, San Francisco 2016-2018

Certifications

National Exercise & Sports Trainers Assertion (NESTA) – Certified Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer Academy (PTA) Global – Certified Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Escape Olympic Kettlebell Instructor
Animal Flow Level 1
RockTape Level 2 Certified
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid, AED
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Corrective Exercise Specialization (pending)
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Functional Nutrition Specialist (pending)

Specializations

Application of corrective exercises, stabilization, mobilization
Athletic development
Motivational training



Skoromnaya, Liza (Online Only)

One of the most amazing things about fitness is it can be done anywhere. Furthermore, it’s free! It doesn’t matter if you are new to working out, looking for some guidance, or you are just trying to achieve a goal; everyone starts somewhere. Together, we can work on creating something that works for you, and helps you reach your full potential. Additionally, as a kinesiology student I will be able to build you a personalized program utilizing the fundamental principles of exercise physiology. With this skill set, I am confident we can achieve your goals.
I grew up struggling with being over weight and not knowing what to do about it. No one in my family worked out, so I had no help. When I got older, I decided to take my health into my own hands and do something about my situation. I started boxing and working out, which was so hard because I didn’t know what I was doing. I met some amazing people who coached me, trained me, and helped me grow and progress in my fitness journey. Since then I have lost weight and fell in love with a healthy life style that allows me to feel confident and proud. Just like the people who came into my life, I want to be able to give back to the people who are looking for someone who can help them achieve their goals.

Related Experience & Education

B.S. in Sports Science – (pending)
Associate of Arts, Spokane Community Collage
Weight Room
Amateur Boxer

Certifications

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
Strongman Certification
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED

Specializations

Strongman
Powerlifting
Weight loss



Turner, Devon

You only have one body, only one vessel to navigate the world. With hard work, discipline, and a love for the grind you can achieve a body, and mind that can conquer any obstacles that life or the world throws at you. But, like most things worth having it takes effort, and strong will to get. While working together, we can direct your hard work, and will overcome in a way to most efficiently reach any goal that you set for yourself.
Growing up playing sports, I always had a love for physical activity and fitness. Although it took arriving at college where that love for fitness became a passion for a healthy lifestyle and achieving goals that I set for myself. After transferring to Washington State University, I found that I don’t only love reaching my own goals but also helping others achieve their own fitness dreams. While putting in the work to reach your goals you learn how to fight adversity and what it feels like to achieve a goal that you set for yourself, these are massively important lessons that can help you throughout your life.

Related Experience & Education

Related Experience:
New Mexico Military institute, Master of fitness
WSU Strength and Conditioning minor member
WSU Exercise physiology and Performance Laboratory Member
WSU Recreation Weight Room Attendant

Education:
Kinesiology Major, WSU
Strength and Conditioning Minor, WSU
Associates of science, New Mexico Military Institute

Certifications

American College of Sports Med (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer
First Aid, CPR, AED

Specializations

Strength and Conditioning
Body Building
Powerlifting



Wakaba, Ben

“To attract better, you have to become better yourself. You can’t do the same things and expect change.” This is my philosophy towards fitness and all aspects of life. Fitness not only helps you physically, but it can greatly help improve your mood and lifestyle. It can also help you reach goals you thought were unattainable. With my help, I can help you reach your fitness goals while answering questions and concerns. With my major in Kinesiology and minor in Strength and conditioning, I am well equipped for programming an exercise plan specifically for you.

Growing up I was overweight, but I wanted to change but I never took time to exercise. Once I got to WSU I had access to a full gym and began taking my health seriously with exercise. At first, I had no idea what I was doing and just went through the motions exercising when I felt like it and not working towards a specific goal. I finally met someone who was able to guide me in the right direction towards fitness and help me feel good about the way I look. I was able to lose 20 pounds while also gaining muscle. I want to be able to provide you with the same support that I received and help you reach your goals.

Related Experience & Education

Bachelor of Science in Sport Science/Kinesiology (Pending)
Strength and Conditioning Minor (Pending)
Psychology Minor (Pending)
Personal Trainer, Washington State University

Certifications

Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, American Red Cross
Certified in Sport Science, Washington State University

Specializations

Weight Loss
Hypertrophy
Athletic Development



Xiaerzhate, Ai Li Ti "Shirzat"

When it comes to training, too many people exercise blindly and think there are “shortcuts” to achieve fitness goals.  Additionally, in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle, along with dedication and self-control, there is a big component that the majority of population is missing out – fitness knowledge.  Do not fall prey to the false shortcuts.  Rather, seek adversity and challenges that will catalyze a healthier you. 

By accepting these challenges there will inevitably be barriers you must overcome. However, the barriers we overcome today will build character for us tomorrow. As your personal trainer, I will help you leap these hurdles. In addition, my ultimate goal is to make sure you reach a level of confidence and fitness knowledge that you will be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the future.

As an international student, I lived a very sedentary life in an environment where sport and fitness was not highly valued. Personally, I have experienced a lot of common setbacks through my journey of training, such as not getting the results I wanted, exhaustion in training, injury, and many other impediments that I had to overcome. I know it is hard, but as your personal trainer I will be able to help you navigate any barrier you encounter.  Together we can reach any fitness goal you set for yourself.

 

 

Related Experience & Education

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

Certifications

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

Specializations

Strength Weight Training
Hypertrophy
Fat loss