personal trainer group

Meet Our Trainers

All of the trainers on our team are Nationally Certified as Personal Trainers and are capable of helping you with any of the following goals, alongside their specialties: 

  • Weight Loss/Management
  • Muscle Gain
  • Improved Daily Function

Learn more about individual trainers below.

Baze

Calvin Baze

Personal Trainer

Fitness and mental health are two fundamental aspects of our lives that we often overlook. Typically, these aspects can become challenging to focus on, considering commitments to your profession, family, and social life. That’s why I would love to help guide you on a path to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle that incorporates mental and physical health. I will help guide you, giving you everything I have on my end to set you up for success; however, it is up to you to utilize them in your personal life.

With my experience training Division 1 teams, the elderly population, just under two years of personal training experience, and four knee surgeries, I believe there is no client that I am not capable of helping. Exercise is for everyone. With my experience, I can guide you to reaching your physical exercise goals. However, the engine can't run without willpower. I will be there with you throughout the journey of understanding what must be sacrificed within the moment to get to where you want to be. However, it is your job to do the work!

I am a personal trainer because I enjoy helping others reach their goals. When I began my fitness journey, I would get anxious about the unknown within training. I want to help YOU get to where you want to be, knowing that each step is a step in the right direction.

Trainings and Certifications

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer
  • WSU Football Summer Internship
  • Red Cross Adult/Pediatric AED/CPR/First Aid

Experience and Education

  • B.S. in Kinesiology– Minor in Strength and Conditioning, Washington State University (pending)

Specializations

  • Injured population
  • Athletic performance
  • Powerlifting/bodybuilding

Linford

Rylie Linford

Personal Trainer

I grew up playing basketball and running track. In my experience in track I was able to learn how to weightlift and that is where I fell in love with the weight room. Throughout my sports career I came to understand the importance of fitness and love the science behind it. I learned so much about ways to use the skills and improvements in the weight room and apply it to my performance in athletics. Throughout this valuable experience, I gained the valuable skill of pacing myself. 

I most enjoy helping clients fall in love with the fitness process and teaching the “why’s” of exercise. Being able to get other people excited to be active is something I have greatly fallen in love with and will always be my favorite thing about being in the field of exercise and health. Being afraid to go to the weight room and try new things is something I’m very familiar with and I use this as a strength when working with my clients. Additionally, I love getting clients to build their self-confidence and love who they are. I want them to learn that I am here for them and to help them build that confidence and love and ability for physical activity. 

Trainings and Certifications

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) (pending)
  • American Heart Association - Basic Life Support
  • American Red Cross - CPR/AED/First Aid

Experience and Education

  • M.S in Athletic Training at Washington State University (pending)
  • Completion of EMT course at Spokane Community College

Specializations

  • Motivational Training
  • Cardiorespiratory Endurance
  • Agility and Stability Training

Mitchell

Tanner Mitchell

Personal Trainer

I first fell in love with training people in my junior year of high school. My head strength and conditioning coach at the time would often leave me in charge of looking after my fellow peers' workout plans and making sure they understand the exercises and finish all workouts assigned. When I would look at the workouts my coach designed for them, I was so intrigued by the precision for every athlete and reasoning why he targeted every muscle he did. After high school I began dwelling more and more into fitness until I decided to become a personal trainer and share my love for fitness with other people.

I especially have loved coaching younger athletes as well as high school athletes in the Tri-Cities area, which has help me grow as a trainer to meet a wider spectrum of clients and not just stay in a certain age group. My main goal as a personal trainer is to break barriers with my clients and help them achieve triumphs, which they never thought possible. Let me help you become the best version of yourself inside and outside of the gym.

Trainings and Certifications

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
    American Red Cross – Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED/EPI/Asthma
    Offensive and Defensive Line coach (Football)
    Defender coach (Soccer)

Experience and Education

  • B.S. in Kinesiology and minor in Strength and Conditioning Washington State University (Pending)

Specializations

  • Strength training
  • Mobility/Flexibility Training
  • Body Movement Training (Calisthenics)

Hudson

Rachel Hudson

Personal Trainer

I know life gets busy, so balancing how you spend your time and energy can be difficult to manage sometimes. Because of this, our fitness aspirations may sometimes get put on the back burner. It may seem challenging to switch up or incorporate a new exercise routine into your lifestyle, but I would be thrilled to guide and coach you on that journey! As your personal trainer, my mission is to help you achieve your fitness goals from wherever you’re starting or picking up from, using a wholistic and science-based practice, as I have seen great success with these methods in my previous clients. Utilizing my NSCA-CPT and nutrition certifications, I will create a program tailored to fit your goals, whether they include general fitness, strength, body re-composition, weight loss, your relationship with food and/or exercise, or anything else within my scope of practice. Together we can come up with a reasonable plan and time frame to achieve your goals and we will turn them into reality!

Trainings and Certifications

  • National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
  • Small Group Training and Personal Trainer - Washington State University – UREC
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED

Experience and Education

  • B.S. in Kinesiology - Washington State University (pending)
  • Associates Degree - Green River College
  • Personal Trainer - Fitness Quest Puyallup

Specializations

  • Wholistic health coaching
  • Strength/resistance training
  • Programing to optimize body composition
  • Healthy weight management

Bios Coming Soon

Isaiah Townsend
Angela Jaco
Steven Pettengill

Apprentice Trainers

Our personal trainers go through extensive training before they start working with you. Interested in becoming a personal trainer with UREC? Contact Cole Mercer