We all need a little help with exercise sometimes, whether we're just starting out or we've been at it for a long time. Still, there are people who shy away from personal training, unsure of what they'll get out of the experience. There are a number of reasons people work with peronal trainers. Some want an individualized program so they can lose weight or get in shape while others simply need to be held accountable for their workouts. No matter what level of fitness you are at, a personal trainer may be just what you need to take it to the next level of your fitness journey.
Lex is a West Seattle Native. Certified through NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers) A former 300lb two time All-Metro high school football player at WSHS. He lost nearly 100lbs and has kept the weight off for the past 10 years. He now is helping others along their life journeys, drawing from his past experiences of struggles and triumphs. He has a extensive background in martial arts and boxing. He is also a Seattle Marathon and New York City Marathon finisher. Lex takes pride in motivating and brining the best out of his clients. If you’re looking for a trainer that is going to bring out the best in you then Lex will be the perfect fit.
Mike Van Winkle/Trainer
Mike suffered a serious injury when he was 18, leaving him in constant pain, even after 2 years of rehab. He was depressed, discouraged and searching for answers from anyone. Quickly learning that if he wanted to find out an educated answer, he would have to go to school and learn everything he could about exercise science and kinesiology. Further understanding why he was in pain and if there was a way out of the pain. The understanding of muscles, joints, and connective tissues that he gained is what helped him down a path of pain free living. Whatever your fitness goals are, it's just as important to learn that your path to get there is going to be different person to person as everyone has walked a different path. A fitness fad will not get you there. Mike feels it takes a personalized plan, based on correcting the muscle imbalances that we all have. His passion is developing that plan, getting you to your fitness goals without the guessing game, teaching you how to work out properly, and hopefully adding to your quality of life. Training for 10 years, graduate from Ashmead College in Exercise Science, and certified through the NSCA.
Easton Johnson has been around fitness and athletics his whole life. Originally from Renton, he was a standout 3 sport athlete who also has always had a passion for training and helping others to improve their overall health. Easton attended Washington State University where he studied Entrepreneurship and Business Management. He works with a wide array of populations and takes any challenge he is given. Easton specializes in functional movement, strength/power training, athletic performance and much more!
KS Shabazz is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and a Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach. His mission is to help GenX'ers, with slowing a metabolism, make fitness & nutrition fit into their lifestyle so they can look better, feel better and get out there and live life to the fullest! KS is the son of a PE teacher and has been around sports all his life including playing high school football and later picking up boxing and martial arts. After 5 years of spending his days in the tech industry as a pre-sales engineer and daydreaming about working out, he decided to devote his life to helping other GenX'ers get healthy and get moving. As an older athlete himself, he understands what it's like to stay in shape while dealing with aches and pains from childhood sports injuries and an aging body. His fitness methodology is rooted in functional fitness training and he believes that with the right combination of proper nutrition, exercise, and rest, he can help you reach your fitness goals in a challenging yet safe way. Every one of his clients gets a customized exercise program that starts where you are and gradually progresses so you don't have to worry about whether or not you're "fit enough" to start. Because transforming your body begins with a good nutrition plan, he can help with that too if you need guidance.
Donald started his journey at this gym location as a member, later hired on as a (NASM) Personal Trainer, then Manager, and now Owner of this location as an independent gym. Being a West Seattle (Junction) neighbor for years, he knew that West Seattle was the area to open his very own gym, and help the community reach their fitness goals. A strong believer in providing the best customer service to the community, and a strong supporter of locally owned businesses. If you don't catch Donald training his clients, you can catch him working the front desk, mopping/cleaning, or getting a workout himself... he is for sure a "hands on" owner that will bend over backwards to keep his members happy.