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Donahoo, Curtis

“You can’t do amazing stuff with mediocre people”. This quote shows the reason I wanted to get into personal training, I want to help awesome people do amazing things in their life. Whatever goal you want to achieve, I want to be there beside you helping. Being physically active can be hard, but the rewards are worth the dedication.

My fitness journey started when I was a freshman in high school and I was the classic overweight shy kid. I didn’t have that many friends and lacked confidence to thrive in school. So me and one of my friends decided to start lifting weights in my basement, and a new world was opened to my eyes. I stated feeling more confident and started to see result. I stuck with it and ended up losing 30 pounds and gained a lot of confidence. This forever changed my life and I still lift and exercise so that I can feel my best day in and day out. I even went to school for it and studied Kinesiology and working toward my masters in Kinesiology as well. I promise you I can help you achieve your goals, I am here to serve you.

Related Experience & Education

  • Currently a Masters Student in Kinesiology and Washington State University
  • B.S. Kinesiology from Washington State University
  • Intern at Bohler Gym for Washington State Athletics 2019-Present
  • Personal trainer at Washington State University- Present

Certifications

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • USA Olympic Weightlifting level 1 coach
  • First Aid, CPR, AED, Mental Health Certified

Specializations

  • Body Building
  • Strength
  • Olympic Weightlifting
  • Athletic Performance
  • Weight Loss


Ha, Nouci

Being able to take the initial steps to push yourself towards a healthier lifestyle can be quite intimidating, especially that first step into the gym but you are not alone. Everyone starts somewhere and it can definitely be frightening for the first few times. However, anyone can start exercising and nothing should stop you on your journey to obtain your goals. The fact that you started looking here means that you have a goal in mind, and I want to be the person that will assist with you accomplishing it. My goal is to create a safe space for you to push yourself to the best of your ability. I hope to help you feel comfortable and confident in yourself as you learn to find joy and appreciation for each workout. I understand that everyone is different and require customized support, empowerment, and education. Your program will be custom made according to your goals, aspirations, and needs in a way that works best for you.

My passion for training started with my high school wrestling career where I learned how to hone in my own power and take ownership of my body. It is almost liberating to feel in control of your body, and I want to be able spread that sense of power to others. I hope to help you take control and to help you build your own sense of empowerment. With a push in the right direction, I know you can achieve anything.

Related Experience & Education

  • B.S in Sports Science - Minor in Strength and Conditioning, Washington State University (pending)
  • Associate of Arts, South Seattle College
  • Personal Training, Washington State University, Present

Certifications

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

Specializations

  • Weight Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Positive motivation


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

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


Nyberg, Drew

It’s easy to let your physical health and fitness hit the back-burners in life. Let me help you stay focused and on track by working with you to develop goals and stick to them. Together, we can make the process of living a healthier lifestyle more enjoyable and easier for you. I will take care of things like program design, progress monitoring, and proper demonstration. That leaves you only two things that I need you to bring to our sessions, great effort and the desire to improve.

Growing up participating in a wide variety of sports taught me that extraordinary attitude and amazing effort are key in accomplishing whatever goals you may have. These two qualities are two things that you can expect from me in every session as your personal trainer. No matter what your fitness goals may be, helping you identify and reach those goals in a safe and effective way is my number one priority.

Related Experience & Education

  • BA in Sport Management, Washington State University (Pending)
  • Personal Trainer, Washington State University, Present

Certifications

  • American council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Red Cross CPR/AED & First Aid

Specializations

  • Athletic Development Programming-
  • Hypertrophy weight training
  • Weight training


Ojeda, Bridgette

Self-efficacy is absolutely key to reach your goals and your potential. First, you may have to search in order to discover what else you want out of life, then, you must own it and make a plan to execute and accomplish whatever you set out to do—but first and foremost, you will need self-efficacy to do this. You must fully believe that you have the capability to effectively and consistently engage in the tasks that are needed to attain your desired outcome. As your trainer I will provide the tools you need to accomplish your fitness and health goals. With my educational and emotional support and your discipline, we can work together to get a whole lot closer to your potential. I will challenge your weaknesses because that is how you grow. Often, we get stuck in our comfort zone but every time we step out of it and try something new, we learn and expand our range of skills and self-knowledge.

 

My passion as a trainer is to help individuals change their lives in order for them to be happy with themselves inside and out. My passion goes beyond helping individuals look the best they ever have— my goal is to improve their mindset, motivation, and lifestyle in a positive way to help them become the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves. I spent years going up and down in weight and struggling with food issues. I lacked confidence and felt like I would never find balance. Surrounding myself with the right people and educating myself on healthier lifestyle choices free of restricting, binging, and overexercising, I was finally able to find more balance and inner peace. I found the motivation I needed in order to inspire others to do the same. I had to look inward to acknowledge my unhealthy habits and shift my mindset. As your trainer I am confident I can facilitate your journey to improve different aspects of your life, but at the end of the day, it is important to note that, it is your own discipline and efforts that will pay off. The only person that truly knows how much effort we are putting into something we want is ourselves and only we truly know if we gave it our all to live up to our potential.

Related Experience & Education

  • B.S. in Sports Science – Washington State University (pending)
  • Personal Trainer, Washington State University, Present
  • Kinesiology 262 (Human Anatomy) 2019-2020

Certifications

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

Specializations



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


Scott, James

Capable:  A word describing your potential level of accomplishment.  You are capable of accomplishing your fitness goals.  However, no one is entitled to reach those goals without diligence and hard work.  I want to lead you on the path of success, but at the end of the day, all I really am doing is nudging you along.  Your path to success will either be shorter or longer depending on how much effort you put into training, lifestyle, and diet.  I will help you design a well thought out, flexible, program accounting for your individual needs and fitness goals.  There are so many accomplishments and experiences waiting for you.  Place your trust in me and we can get on the path together!

Becoming a personal trainer has helped me be a better coach, leader, and educator with an evolving skillset.  I want as many people as possible to experience the feelings of success and goal achievement in fitness.  Without the role models I had growing up, I probably would not be here today, standing tall, knowing that through proper coaching comes tangible results.  Due to amazing influences and a whole lot of hard work, I have achieved excellence in sports and academics.  I expect positive results and encourage you to expect the same when you invest in yourself.  You are capable.

Related Experience & Education

  • B.S. in Sports Science/Kinesiology, Washington State University (pending)
  • Associate of Arts, Pierce College
  • Personal Trainer, Washington State University, 2021-Present
  • Exercise Physiology teachers assistant, Washington State University, 2020-Present
  • WSU Exercise Physiology and Performance Laboratory, Lead lab assistant for body composition/exercise testing 2019-Present
  • Recreational Powerlifting, Disc Golf, Pickleball athlete 2019-Present
  • Head dryland/weight lifting Coach, Puget Sound Aquatics 2017-18
  • Assistant Swim Coach, Puget Sound Aquatics 2017-18

Certifications

  • American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Sports Performance Association - Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach
  • First Aid, CPR, AED

Specializations

  • Special populations and Adaptive athletes
  • Rehabilitation, Muscular imbalance, Chronic Conditions & Limitations
  • Athletic Development, Speed, Agility, Power, Strength Programming


Silberglitt, Caroline

If you are reading this, you have already taken the hardest step in the process to better yourself. My philosophy is that self-improvement happens in, and out, of the weight room. Choosing a lifestyle that sets you up for success physically and mentally. Because I have struggled with my body image in the past - I think working to appreciate your body for what it can do, rather than what it looks like, is the key to improving all qualities of life. When you feel good about yourself, you become the best version of yourself. I want to help you learn to love and appreciate yourself and collaborate with you to achieve all your fitness goals!

I have 5 years of experience working with athletes ranging from youth recreation to Division I. I like to incorporate injury prevention into all my workouts, ensuring that you can build your strength safely. I am passionate about helping others take control of their own health - so let me dive into fitness with you. All you have to do is show up. I would love to hear about your goals, both in fitness and in your daily life - and I can’t wait to help you achieve them. Bottom line: you matter. Your body, mind, and thoughts are what makes you, you. Let’s go on this journey together. Not only as personal trainer and client, but as friends. I am here for you, and I can’t wait to meet you.

Related Experience & Education

  • Personal Trainer (2021-present)Group Fitness Instructor (2020-present)
  • WSU Exercise Physiology & Performance Laboratory (2019)
  • Youth Athletic Coach (2017-2020)
  • Sports Medicine (2016-2021)

Certifications

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer
  • American Heart Association (AHA) First Aid, CPR, AED Certified (2020)
  • Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED Certified (2020)

 

Specializations

  • Body Positivity
  • Weight management
  • Injury/pain prevention & management
  • Athletic Development
  • Lifestyle management


Sitio, Cesar

Hey everyone! I’m glad you’re all here and striving to find ways to take the first step to personal health and improvements. When I first started my fitness journey, the biggest thing I remember struggling with was confidence in myself and my abilities to succeed. My passion for finding confidence in training started in high school wrestling where, as a freshman, all I wanted was to be great. I learned to set goals and how to focus and strive for these goals with dedication and persistence. In the gym I felt out of place and uncomfortable when I first started, and I even quit the first time I attempted to start, but that’s ok! We all start somewhere, and we aren’t alone in our struggles to reach personal excellence. Through the pursuit of personal excellence in the gym, my confidence and self-image grew immensely, where I began to trust in my own abilities in all aspects of life. After seeing what sports and fitness did for me, I knew that going into college I wanted to study in the medical and health field to work with people and helping them grow in their positive self-image and confidence to achieve any goal that they may lay ahead of themselves.

Getting started can feel like a lot of pressure with so many facts, do’s, don’ts, warm-up, cool down, and everything in between. It can be a challenge (and an intimidating one) sometimes, but I’m here to help you see your potential and your strength to accomplish any goal you have with hard work and some dedication. Looking for someone to help you and who understands where you’re starting from is an excellent first step, and I’m here to take the following steps right along with you. It’s time to rise above these barriers trying to hold you back and to embrace the struggle that builds you stronger. “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” – Lao Tsu. Are you ready for the first step? Great, then let's get started.

Related Experience & Education

  • B.S. Genetics and Cell Biology, Washington State university (Pending)
  • Personal Trainer, Washington State University (Present)

Certifications

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

Specializations

  • Endurance Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Power Lifting
  • Body Building 


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

  • 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
  • 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


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