Personal Fitness Training

Personal Fitness Training at the Seattle Athletic ClubWe ask that all our staff continue to advance their skills through yearly continuing education. As a result, our trainers have been recognized both nationally and locally, in publications such as Men's Health and Seattle Magazine.

In addition to superior education, each trainer has unique specializations which take their clients beyond basic exercise programs; Martial Arts, Triathlon, Boxing, Mountain Biking, Water Running, Group Training, Boot Camp, TRX, Kettlebells, Power Lifting, Youth Training, and Pre/Post Surgery to name just a few.

Even with all this, we still boast some of the most affordable rates in the city. Our goal is to make our training services available to all our members, not just the select few.

Why Train with a SAC Personal Trainer?

  • It’s Your Body! All trainers will take your personal goals and make a specialized workout for your needs.
  • Doctor’s Prescription…Exercise! No medical issue is too big or too small for one our highly educated trainers to work with or around.
  • Like Fun and Challenging Exercises. Do you have a training style or piece of equipment you want to learn to use…chances are our Fitness Department will have someone who is certified to coach you.
  • Need a Workout Revamp or Jump Start? Our fitness staff can take a look at your old workout and give it a new spin and breath of fresh air…whether it takes one session or a couple.
  • Special Occasions! Do you need to transform that body for a wedding, summer vacation or reunion…we can help fast!
One on One Training:
  • 40 minute - $40.00
  • 60 minute - $60.00
Two on One Training:
  • 40 minute - $25.00
  • 60 minute - $37.50
Three on One Training:
  • 40 minute - $19.50
  • 60 minute - $30.00
  • For more information, ask any of our trainers, or contact our Fitness Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Personal Fitness Training Class Descriptions

30 Minute Express Workout

Join trainer Adriana Brown for this fast, effective, fun, and challenging half an hour. This class is designed to condense your time in the gym into a 30 minute workout that covers cardio, strength, power, and flexibility. If you are spending hours in the gym and wondering how to get it all in, look no further. 30 Minute Express Workout will take you to new fitness levels while teaching you skills to utilize your time during workouts. $25.50/class

Advanced Metabolic Conditioning

Heavy full body lifts combined with high intensity power exercises to give you a full body workout through strength, endurance, sprints, and power. ($400/month or $35 drop in)

Athletic Crosstrain Conditioning

A challenging group class that combines effective workouts with the use of free weights, jump rope, body weight exercises, stair running, rowing, and medicine balls. This is an ideal class for weight loss and improving athletic fitness. The workouts are always fun and challenging, you will learn to push yourself to do your best and learn valuable exercises that you can perform on your own. ($400/month or 40 drop in)

Athletic Crosstrain Strength

If you are looking for a high intensity full body workout, this is the one for you! Heavy full body lifts combined with high intensity workouts to give you a full body work through strength, endurance, sprints, and power. ($400/month or $40 drop in)

Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness is a total body strength and conditioning class designed to challenge you in new and exciting ways. Plan on using a wide variety of exercise equipment such as battle ropes, kettle bells, jump ropes, TRX, agility ladders and the sled. The goal of this class is to improve your cardiovascular fitness and leave no muscle un-challenged; while making you feel stronger and more confident to tackle any challenge life might throw at you. ($100/month or $30 Drop-In)

Life Fitness

Life Fitness is a class is structured towards increasing a people’s strength, balance, and overall health; making your everyday activities easier. During this class expect to combine strength, agility, jumping and cardio into an action packed hour! $30/session

Martial Arts Bootcamp

This class is an action packed martial art circuit of cardio, agility, boxing, and kickboxing. See how much fat your body can burn throughout the hour; transferring your body into a lean fat burning machine. The stamina from doing constant movement from each station will give you awesome endurance for any sport! With multiple class times available to choose from there is no reason that you cannot make this class a part of your weekly fitness routine. ($25 per class)

Rings N' Bells

Rings ‘N Bells is a beginner’s class into the world of gymnastic rings combined with full body exercises using the Sand Bells. This full body workout is designed to promote basic skills of inversion, lockouts, push-up/plank, and core tension on the rings. Using basic movements on the rings while exerting power and strength on the bells provides each participant with an hour of full body strength and cardio work. No pervious gymnastic skill necessary, all fitness levels welcome. Come try out something new, do things with your body you never thought possible, and have a blast doing it! ($400/month or 40 drop)

SAC Running Club

Join the Seattle Athletic Club’s multi-sport directed program, incorporating warm-ups, drills, stretching and runs.

Track Speedwork

Follow Teresa Nelson on the Seattle Pacific University track to improve your middle and long distance running speed. Ideal for people participating in Triathlon training and other endurance races. $50/month

TRX Training

TRX stands for Total Resistance Exercise, and is a form of suspension training that uses body weight for all exercises. Kick your workouts up a notch, strengthen your core, and boost your metabolism with this total body workout! ($30/class)

Meet Our Trainers

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson | Seattle Personal Trainer

Jason Anderson

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 3

Jason’s Philosophy: “Change is good! Continually challenge your body and mind in various ways to reach new goals. Even small adjustments in your training routine will keep your body from reaching unwanted plateaus.”

Jason holds the following credentials: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major in Athletic Training from Washington State University. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Certified Health and Fitness Instructor (ACSM), FitForeGolf certified Levels I, II, & III.

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Melissa Barasona

Melissa Barasona, ACSM-CPT | Seattle Personal Trainer

Melissa Barasona

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 1

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live" is a quote that speaks to me and how I live. Having dealt with chronic pain and injuries in my life, I can understand how impactful it can be on the quality of living. I believe in the power of preventative medicine in the form of balancing exercise, nutrition, and mental care in benefitting both the longevity and quality of life. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your background is, I believe everyone can live the life they love and achieve the fitness goals they want with an open and dedicated frame mind. Life is continually moving forward and each of us has the power to change our health for the better or worse.

Melissa holds the following credentials: B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University with a minor in Human Development, Fitness Specialist/Personal Training AAS-T from Lake Washington Institute of Technology, AAS in Pre-nursing from Shoreline Community College, Power Yoga Instructor, ACSM-CPT

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Adriana Brown

Adriana Brown | Seattle Personal Trainer

Adriana Brown

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 3

Adriana Brown has been a Personal Fitness Trainer at the Seattle Athletic Club since 2003. Adriana has found a passion for high intensity full body workout principles, discovering that really finding the metal drive to push past your limits is the key to reaching new heights. In addition to the more extreme workouts she also enjoys helping her clients improve athletic performance with agility workouts, plyometrics, and speed work. Working hard and digging deep to find the drive to succeed in physical challenges is the thing that gives her the passion for training others. Coaching others to reach new levels of fitness is something that Adriana finds great satisfaction in. Adriana personally finds Olympic Lifting, high intensity full body workouts and playing soccer of her utmost devotions.

Adriana holds the following credentials: NSCA-CPT, H2H kettlebell, Crossfit Gymnastics Basics, POSE running certified, Free Motion Tower certified, Adriana holds an Associates Degree in Fitness from Ashmead College.

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Phillip Cowin

Phillip Cowin | Seattle Personal Trainer

Phillip Cowin

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 1

Phil’s Philosophy: "Healthy lifestyles make happier lives." Phil likes to practice what he preaches; this drives his to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Phil carries this practice through his career as fitness professional; pushing people's minds and bodies further than they think they can, making fitness a lasting change in their life."

Phil has competed in power lifting and fitness competitions and has a background in wrestling, MMA and track & field. Phil designs his workout to challenge every individual based on their needs; utilizing dumbbells and barbells for traditional power lifting movements, showing you how to move your body correctly using balance and functional training, while always incorporating mobility and flexibility work. Phil's programs, which are continually updated, are tracked to ensure all his client's are making progress.

Phil holds the following credentials: NASM-CPT, PES, CES, FNS, CPS, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

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Jody Garcia

Jody Garcia | Seattle Personal Trainer

Jody Garcia

Martial Arts Director

Jody’s Philosophy: “My discipline is to not see obstacles in any training; what you can achieve in your mind you can achieve in your body. I want results and will commit every style I have learned to keep the body guessing. A true master is only good by the results his students achieve.”

Jody Garcia holds the following credentials: NAPMA Certified Instructor, ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor, Master in Southern Shaolin Chu An Fa, Master 6th Degree Black Belt in Kemp Karate.

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Amanda Heminger

Amanda Heminger, ACSM - CPT | Seattle Personal Trainer

Amanda Heminger

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 1

To me, being healthy means more than just eating right or being fit; it means feeling good in your own skin and being happy in all areas of your life. I believe that everyday movement SHOULD BE pain free and believe the statement “Less is more” to be true. Making small changes to how you prepare for movement can drastically improve the way your body feels every day"

Whether you need assistance recovering from an injury or are looking to improve your fitness, there are many benefits that can come from a workout centered around a productive warm up, a dynamic workout and a restorative cool down.

Amanda holds the following credentials: B.S. Exercise Science from Oregon State University, ACSM - CPT, TRX (Total Resistance Exercise) Certified.

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Kendra Kainz

Kendra Kainz | Seattle Personal Trainer

Kendra Kainz

Personal Fitness Trainer

Kendra’s Philosophy:"I believe that fitness is an evolving lifelong experience that adapts as our needs and health goals change. Fitness is a great avenue to self-improvement and a catalyst for so many positive changes in our lives. From physical adaptations to mental improvements, exercise can change your life when made a priority!"

"I energetically strive to inspire and bring out the best in my clients. I like to see results while keeping workouts engaging, fun and challenging! I push clients to exceed their potential and challenge their own expectations."

Kendra is an avid endurance athlete and enjoys weightlifting. She relocated to Seattle from Toronto, Canada many years ago, but calls Seattle home.

Kendra holds the following credentials: AAS – Fitness Specialist & Personal Training from Lake Washington Institute of Technology, NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, RRCA Certified Running Coach.

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Jacob Luckey

Jacob Galloway | Seattle Personal Trainer

Jacob Luckey

Fitness Director | Level 3

Jacob is a big nerd at heart, loves talking anatomy, physiology and biomechanics with anyone.

Jacob enjoys working with anyone that is inquisitive and wants to know why they are doing an exercise & what muscles are being worked; anyone that has high expectations and goals; anyone that has ever been told they aren't good at something or aren't athletic (you just need to be shown you are); anyone with chronic diseases or structural issues that needs more care while still being pushed; anyone that enjoys building a trusting relationship and going on a journey together.

Jacob's goal is to forge connections with anyone he meets; looking for the potential in everyone's talent and then motivating them to achieve things they didn’t realize were possible.

Jacob holds the following credentials: Masters in Exercise Science from Central Washington University, ACSM - HFS, CrossFit Level 1, Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification

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Joe McColskey

Joe McColskey

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 1

Joe believes when meet yourself where you're at, give yourself kindness in this moment, and move forward by doing the best with what you have, powerful transformations can occur.

Joe is passionate about helping people that are unsure of themselves, people that hate age categories and don’t want to be defined by them, anybody interested in learning and loving kettlebells, people looking for sustainable weight loss and body transformation, anybody who feels alienated from the fitness culture who struggle creating sustainable, healthy habits.

Joe holds the following credentials: NSCA - CSCS, Strength Matters Kettlebell 1, 2nd Degree Kendo, & Flat-water Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor

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Nathan Palmer

Nathan Palmer | Seattle Personal Trainer

Nathan Palmer

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 3

Nathan’s Philosophy: "Everybody wants fitness that lasts. To get there, we work within your range of motion to build on the foundation you already have. Together, we steadily expand that range to new levels of ability and stability, strength and confidence. Achieve your goals! Do you know what they are? Discovering your full unique potential is part of the process. Ultimately, we work for the long term so you learn to sustain fitness and vitality through every phase of your life."

Nathan holds the following credentials: Graduate from Ashmead College, Certified Personal Trainer through ACSM. Nathan is also certified in Muscle Activation Technique, Jump Start.

Nathan can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Will Paton

Will Paton | Seattle Personal Trainer

Will Paton

Personal Fitness Trainer

Will’s Philosophy: "Physical fitness is a way of life. It is not a start and end goal but rather a mindset and commitment to a lifestyle change. Many people are searching for ways to add balance to their lifestyle, but how do you do that? Most of you do not get into a car to begin a long trip without a destination in mind and a plan to get there. You pick a specific place, time, and route. This approach applies to any goal no matter how long or short term it may be. If you are tired of coming in day after day doing the same boring routine and not seeing results, then perhaps you are on the wrong path. My job is to draw the map and provide you with the most efficient and fun way to achieve your goals."

Will holds the following credentials: Graduate from Pinnacle Career Institute, Certified Personal Trainer NCSA Certified (National Strength and Conditioning Association).

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Jake Pedersen

Jake Pedersen | Seattle Personal Trainer

Jake Pedersen

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 3

Jake’s Philosophy: “Live each day as though it’s your last; learn as though you will live forever…” Learning will keep each new day exciting and will increase the depth of ones Being.

Jake holds the following credentials: Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness from Bastyr University and is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

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Emily Ring

Emily Ring

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 1

Life is expressed through movement and breath. If we struggle to move in our own bodies how can we expect to express ourselves to our fullest potential?

Emily enjoys working with the innate athlete seeking prowess; the bendy pursuing strength, the stationary striving for movement, the gentle aspiring for vitality, the harrowed desiring harmony, and anyone wanting a pathfinder blazing the trail to self-acceptance, self-discovery, self-love, and self-mastery.

Emily's mission is to teach personal well-being, holistic-strength and provoke higher levels of thought and action.

Emily holds the following credentials: NASM-CPT

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Tom Sheriff

Tom Sheriff | Seattle Personal Trainer

Tom Sheriff

Personal Fitness Trainer

Tom’s Philosophy: “Strength is king. I truly believe that building a stronger version of yourself in the gym will have a positive affect on all areas of your life. Through large strength movements, function specific conditioning and most importantly consistent hard work we will accomplish any fitness goal you have.” Tom utilizes sports performance principles to help any client reach their goals whether they are a professional athlete or fitness beginner.

Tom holds the following credentials: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Central Washington University, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

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Greg Svoboda

Greg Svoboda | Seattle Personal Trainer

Greg Svoboda

Personal Fitness Trainer | Level 3

Whether you are a business professional, athlete, or mother, my philosophy is built on the foundation of Depth Training. A multi dimensional program that develops your strength and potential. Together we discover your abilities, and we work to develop your foundation for success.

Greg holds the following credentials: NSCA - CPT

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For more information, please contact the Fitness Department at 206.443.1111.

Fitness Department Services

Fitness Department Services

We offer a complete line of complimentary fitness services designed to support your long-term health and fitness goals. Our fitness staff is here to make sure you get off on the right foot, stay motivated and enjoy your training.

Personal Fitness Training

Personal Fitness Training

Unlike most clubs in our region, Seattle Athletic Club personal fitness trainers are not paid on sales commission, and never sell products or supplements. As such, our trainer’s singular motivation is to help you achieve your goals. At other facilities, you may find trainers that are more motivated by pushing products and services you may not necessarily need. At the Seattle Athletic Club, we genuinely care about your health and wellbeing.

Using the latest in exercise science theory and practical research, your personal fitness trainer will target your workouts and provide you with the encouragement to work that little bit harder toward your goals. Weight loss, strength gain, athletic performance, stress relief, overall general health or increased quality of life – whatever your fitness goal, we have personal fitness trainers who will guide and motivate you to help you stay on the right track.

One on One Training:
  • 40 minute - $40.00
  • 60 minute - $60.00
Two on One Training:
  • 40 minute - $25.00
  • 60 minute - $37.50
Three on One Training:
  • 40 minute - $19.50
  • 60 minute - $30.00

Level 3 Personal Fitness Trainers incur an increased pricing structure.

To get started on achieving your goals contact our Fitness Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 206.443.1111.

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Complimentary Introductory Fitness

Complimentary Introductory Fitness Services

We offer a complete line of complimentary introductory fitness services designed to support your long-term health and fitness goals. Who could give better instruction on how to safely, and effectively utilize our strength and cardiovascular equipment than our highly qualified fitness professionals? Our personal fitness trainers are skilled in performing detailed fitness assessments, functional movement screens and programs designed for all levels of fitness. Our fitness staff is here to make sure you get off on the right foot, stay motivated and enjoy your training.

Cybex Equipment Orientation

Cybex Equipment Orientation

This 30-minute consultation with a Personal Fitness Trainer is designed to help you become familiar and feel comfortable using the exercise equipment here at Seattle Athletic Club. You will learn the very basics of how to operate both our cardiovascular and strength machines safely and efficiently.

- No additional charge

Initial Fitness Assessment

Initial Fitness Assessment

One of our highly qualified Personal Fitness Trainers will conduct a 30-minute initial fitness assessment. These private tests consist of taking your body weight and circumference measurements as well as measuring your body fat percentage using a 7-site skinfold test.

- No additional charge

Fundamental Movement Screening

Fundamental Movement Screening

A Personal Fitness Trainer will take you through two specially designed movement screens testing for various muscle imbalances in your body. This 30-minute screening will provide you with some basic tools to correct any detected imbalances ensuring peak performance, improved results, and optimal body function.

- No additional charge

ActivTrax

ActivTrax

ActivTrax is a computer-generated exercise program designed to help you reach your fitness goals. One of our Personal Trainers will take you through six strength assessments that will be used to personalize your program intensity level. ActivTrax then uses the results of your assessment to design a workout program based on your fitness levels, goals and time availability. Your new workout program is always readily available and filed at the ActivTrax kiosk. No thinking involved!

- No additional charge

Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure Screening

High blood pressure, or hypertension, can lead to serious medical complications such as heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Since there are no symptoms, many don’t even know they are at risk. The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have regular screenings performed by a trained professional. Protect your health by having yours checked today!

- No additional charge

The complimentary sessions are arranged by appointment only. A complete health history questionnaire must be filled out and returned prior to the appointment. You may obtain a questionnaire from the fitness desk or by contacting fitness director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 206.443.1111.

Specialized Training Programs

Specialized Training Programs

Drop in group training for couples, friends, and small groups, as well as specialized, sport-specific or motivational fitness classes are available at reduced group pricing. Choose from kettlebell training, high intensity full body workouts, TRX suspension training, boxing, martial arts, triathlon training, group circuit training, Golf conditioning, and more.

For more information please feel free to stop and talk with any of our trainers, or see Specialized Program Calendar for more information

Progressive Fitness

Progressive Fitness Services Available to Members

As your fitness needs increase we have more tools to help you fine tune your body and workouts, allowing you to get over a plateau or better design your workouts.

Resting Metabolic Test

Resting Metabolic Test

Empower yourself with the ability to meet your fitness goals efficiently and safely with no unnecessary fatigue or wasted time. Your RMR equals the number of calories you would burn if you were to sit in a chair at rest, all day long. Knowing your RMR will enable you to maximize your results to quickly reach your goal, whether it be weight loss, weight gain, or to maintain weight.

– $40 per test

VO2max Testing

VO2max Testing

Each person has an optimal training zone or as we know it your “target heart rate”. By testing your VO2 Max you are able to find out your precise training zones to maximize your workout and results. Helping you prevent exercise related injuries and increased soreness.

– $75 per test

Weight Loss Programming

Weight Loss Programs

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Nutrition Lose weight, get fit and take charge of your health! Evolve is a weight loss program customized to help you achieve your fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle goals. You will work closely with our highly qualified health and fitness professionals to find the answers to look better, feel better, and live better. The evolution to a better you is just 12 weeks away!