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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



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



Goncharuk, Bogdan

Getting into an exercise routine can be tough! There is not enough time; I don’t know what to do; I don’t feel confident enough to go to the gym; I have tried many times but things keep getting in the way; I just DO NOT enjoy moving--these are all valid reason for not wanting to get in and exercise. That is what I am here for! With close, one-on-one training, I will help you overcome your barriers and ease you into a program that is enjoyable for you. By the end of our program you will be a more confident and independent exerciser and you will be ready to influence others in adopting active lifestyles!

Although I’ve been active since I was a kid, I am NOT disconnected with the challenges of starting or coming back to an active life style. I have been instructing Body Pump and Indoor Cycling classes at University Recreation for the past several years for participants of a wide range of abilities and experiences. Also, I have a background in Exercise Science and Psychology that aids me both physical and emotional aspects of training. Take that scary first step and purchase a training session, you will love it!

Related Experience & Education

BS Kinesiology, BS Psychology

Certifications

American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer

Specializations

Muscle building, toning, general fitness



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



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)



Snyder, Ashley

The programs I design focus on what you, as an individual, want and need for your life.  I know that every person is different and therefore will have diverse goals.  It does not matter where you are in your life and it does not matter how big your goal is.  As your trainer, I will not let you give up on your dreams.  I am here to motivate you and keep you going to reach that goal.  I am here for you. If it is important to you, I will make it a priority.  I want to support you in becoming the best version of you possible.

I understand that you have a lot to do in one day.  If you're cramped for time, I am very capable of working around a busy schedule, because I will make every movement count. I believe that every person is capable of achieving their goals and just ask to be a part of the journey. Take the step forward in life by committing to your health today.

Related Experience & Education

Bachelors of Science- Sport Science/Kinesiology
Associates of Applied Science in Personal Training at Highline College
Associates of Arts at Highline College
Wrestling Coach for Evergreen High School and Cascade Middle School

Certifications

National Strength and Conditioning Association-Certified Personal Training 
Functional Movement Screening Certified
American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Specializations

Weight Loss and Management
Functional Training
Group Training
Circuit and Interval Training
Sport Specific Training: Wrestling



Sullivan, Molly

I grew up in a family that valued health and fitness. When I began school at Washington State University, I noticed the impact that being inactive had on my body, as well as my mind. I then found my second home at the Recreation Center.

My goal is to reach out to people, spark motivation and create an interest in fitness that will last you a lifetime. I am a strong believer that you should do what you enjoy, because life is short. I want to help you find a program that you enjoy and that will help you to achieve your goals and live your life to the fullest. 

Related Experience & Education

Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology
Group Fitness Instructor at UREC teaching:
Yoga (my passion)
Spin
Pilates
TRX

Participated in:
Competitive Swimming
Softball
Volleyball

 

 

Certifications

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP/Epi/Asthma Certification
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP/Epi/Asthma Training Instructor
YogaFit Level 1

Specializations

Circuit and Interval Training
Mind and Body Exercise (Pilates and Yoga)
Water-based Workouts
Weight Loss



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



Vick, Allison

No matter what your goals are in terms of fitness, taking the guesswork out of it is what I aim to do for you, so that you feel encouraged and supported through the journey. Because I have pursued a myriad of activities in terms of fitness, I feel confident that I can personalize your program to reach your goals successfully and safely, in a timely manner.

Related Experience & Education

Bachelors of Science in Psychology (Pending)

American Collegiate record holder in USAPL squat/total (July 2016)

WA State Record Holder USAPL Squat/Bench/Deadlift/Total 52kg weight class (July 2016)

1st place open bikini division Natural Columbia Classic (2015)

Personal Trainer at Crunch Fitness, Diamond Bar CA (2015-2016)

Collegiate Softball Player, University of La Verne, La Verne CA (2013-2014)

Varsity Soccer/ Softball Bothell High school (2011-2013)

 

Certifications

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED

Specializations

Power Lifting
Body Building
Weight Loss & Weight Management
Total Body Fitness



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