NASM Certified Persoanl Trainer
Growing up, sports were a major part of my life. From the age of five all the way until the end of high school, I was competing. The experiences and lessons gained from competing will forever be priceless but my passion towards sports was not nearly as strong as my passion towards understanding reality. I begun studying Biochemistry at Portland State in pursuit of this passion. I became educated on the biochemical processes that occur in all life, which led me down a path to explore how these fundamental processes affect our health. Simultaneously, my enjoyment from physical activity persisted after my time as a high school athlete, as I continued weightlifting, running, and recreational athletics.
Soon enough, my ground up approach to understand the complicated fundamentals of life caught up with my enjoyment of physical activity. Here, I gained a true fundamental understanding to why physical activity is crucial for one’s well-being. I started applying my knowledge of fitness and nutrition to my life, and the results were (and continue to be) amazing.
I obtained my personal training certificate through NASM while continuing my education at Portland State. Soon after I became a fitness instructor taking groups through intense full body work outs. Here, I quickly learned how individuals’ lifestyles can negatively impact their ability to perform movements; which consequently can lead to problems down the road. Hence, my goal as a trainer is to address lifestyle patterns in order to establish a foundation with which we can build a strong house around in order to not only meet your goals but to help you live a more sustainably enjoyable life.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization
Fitness for me started back when I was in first grade and my dad signed me up for a tee-ball team in North Portland. Growing up playing softball taught me a lot about teamwork and the importance one individual can make. Unfortunately I suffered a meniscus tear in my right knee when I was 23 and haven’t been able to play ball at the same intensity I used to. I became a Personal Trainer back in 2016, after I graduated from Portland State with my Bachelors in Geography. I worked at West Coast Fitness for a year as a trainer before going off and volunteering in Public Health as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a year in Pendleton, OR. While my entire life has been full of movement and activity, the one year behind a desk taught me about common ailments that I never imagined would plague my body. With this new knowledge, I was invigorated to learn about Corrective Exercise and get my next certification on top of my NASM.
My experience working in this gym offered me a great opportunity back in 2016 to learn and grow as a newly certified trainer. I taught group fitness classes for adults and seniors as well as one-on-one training. My goal as a trainer is to help you feel comfortable in the gym environment, learn how to use the equipment but also be able to take that confidence and use it out in your personal life. A few areas that I have experience in is strength training, flexibility, balance, and sport related injuries.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Spinning Certified Cycling Instructor
BarreAbove Certified Instructor
My love for fitness has been lifelong. I played club volleyball in high school and continued exercising as an adult, mainly running, although I always wanted to do more.
After my second son was born I made the decision to fully commit to a healthy lifestyle. Exercise and healthy eating became a way of life. My training style will incorporate a mix of weight training, high intensity and aerobic workouts.
I believe in training by always creating, working towards and achieving new goals. I have a B.S. In Zoology with a minor in chemistry from Northern Arizona University. I am a certified Spinning instructor. I am also an ACE certified personal trainer. But most importantly, I have an extreme passion for fitness and hope to share that passion with you.
NASM Certified Persoanl Trainer
Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist
I found the gym when I was 20. I was introduced to rock climbing at 27. Since then I have finished 1 full marathon, 2 half marathons, and several obstacle courses. I have also had the pleasure of standing atop many mountains. For me, fitness should prepare you to live your best life.
As a coach, I want to help you make positive and lasting changes to your health. Together, I can help guide you through the process of creating a vision for your health and well-being. Developing a healthy mindset and healthy habits. While encouraging you every step of the way until you accomplish your goals.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
I have been fortunate enough to work w/a diverse client base ranging from youth, seniors, models, to professional athletes. My early training career leaned on strength training, weight loss & performance - which are wonderful things. That means nothing if you’re not able to move well/pain free.
After struggling with an injury of my own. I understand how frustrating and slow the standard rehab protocols can be. After a bout of depression/discouragement I was luckily introduced to Functional Range Conditioning. Part of system created for mobility development, articular strength (joint health), and neurological control.
To fully heal and to do so efficiently, the combination of strength training (isometrics) in conjunction with joint care must be applied. You cannot completely/solely heal on a single modality. When both are used - that’s when the magic happens!
As the saying goes “If you don’t make time for health then be prepared to make time for sickness”.
I love specializing in mobility. Not much concerned about your athletic aptitude or your lack of. (Although I can help with that).I care about how well you can move & how you good you feel about it. Movement is Life. Control yourself.
Dr. Colleen McGinnis
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Precision Nutrition Coach Level 1
CrossFit Level I, Titleist Golf Medical Professional
Certified Women's Health PT, SFMA- Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment
I have competed in sports my entire life beginning with soccer at the age of 4. I took an interest in strength training while rehabbing a knee injury sustained in high school and never looked back. I obtained my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008 from the University of South Florida specializing in orthopedics and sports rehab. I have also worked extensively with the geriatric population and hold a certification in Geriatric Strength Training. Furthermore, I recently obtained a Certification in Women's Health from the American Physical Therapy Association.
I have a passion for fitness and helping empower people to make positive changes to lead healthier, stronger, sustainable lives. Through an individualized approach, I want to help you reach your fitness, adventure, and nutrition goals so you can keep improving and doing what you love. I can help you build strength, improve energy levels, build self-confidence, take control of your health and love your body.
B.S. Health & Exercise Science
Functional Movement Screen Level 1 and 2
As a fitness professional, I offer experience and knowledge in specializing with a blend of training methods - techniques in which I immersed myself to become a better competitor and enhance my performance. I’m a former college football player, former Muay Thai competitor, and former Physique competitor. As an athlete, I had my share of sport related injuries and struggle with the repercussions daily. With multiple knee surgeries, along with other injuries, I understand my capabilities. Therefore, I listen, respond accordingly, and do what is best for my mind, body, and spirit.
My focus with training is personalized for you through proper guidance and application. Each exercise/program performed has a specific purpose based on your goals and needs.
The goal of feeling better, moving better, and looking better, all starts with thinking better. So, if you are willing to make an investment in yourself, I’ll be glad to help and support you through your journey with health and fitness.
Specializations include corrective exercise, sports nutrition, physique enhancement, and strength/power/metabolic/core training.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
My passion for fitness began with my involvement in athletics at a very young age. I participated in softball, soccer, basketball, and ran cross country at Roosevelt High School where I graduated in 2015. I then went on to play softball at Linfield College. After having my second knee surgery, my participation in organized athletics came to an abrupt halt. This inspired me to acquire knowledge that would benefit not only my rehabilitation efforts after surgery, but also my level of fitness. It was during this time that I decided to begin working as a Personal Trainer. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in physical activity and health during the summer of 2019 and shortly after began pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
As a trainer, it is my goal to simultaneously assist my clients in reaching toward their goals in the gym while also developing habits that will contribute to lifelong health and wellness. I will provide a source of motivation, accountability, encouragement, and education for each of my clients, fueling their fitness journey.