Personal Training

Elevate your training and crush your goals with Physiq Personal Training. We pride ourselves on having the best trainers in Salem with all of the experience and certification needed to help you succeed. Whether you are looking to slim down or tone up, we are ready to help you change your life.

PRIVATE PERSONAL TRAINING


At Physiq Fitness, we pride ourselves in quality, affordable training. We offer the most innovative training around. Using techniques, ideas, and equipment used by professional athletes we surpass our competitors and guarantee results. Not only do we use state of the art equipment and revolutionary training methods, we offer unparalleled experience both in the fitness and nutrition industries.

Physiq Fitness trainers direct athletes to the right amounts and types of food that allow their bodies to remain fueled and continually performing at the best level. When a competitor joins our program they are not simply learning cutting-edge workouts, they are learning a lifestyle. We coach athletes how to energize their bodies and push themselves to the next level while instilling a good work ethic, respect for oneself and others. Each athlete begins their program with an in-depth analysis of their current fitness level. From this, we will customize a completely functional program perfect for each athlete.

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CORPORATE WELLNESS

At Physiq, we’re dedicated to helping you change your life and get results you want. Whether it's to losing weight, preparing for a specific event, or just want to feel the best you have ever felt, Physiq Fitness is the best place to start with our personal training for the beginner or the advanced lifter.

Guided by one of our experienced and certified Personal Training staff, the goal of this session is to do a full body workout to assess you and look at the different movement patterns of your body. This will also give you an idea of what is like to work one on one with a personal trainer.

Important information from this evaluation includes:

  • Lean Muscle-Mass Ratio
  • Postural Assessment
  • Body Fat Testing
  • Health History
  • Par-Q

SMALL GROUP TRAINING

If you have a competitive nature, or enjoy sweating with your friends, this could be the perfect training environment for you. With Small Group Training you receive the benefits of working with a personal trainer, but also gain comradery with the other members in your small group. Get ready to push yourself towards your fitness goals all while pushing each other to achieve more. Our trainers are skilled in providing curated exercises, ideas, and diet recommendations that are specific to your group. You will be encouraged and motivated to your fullest potential every session. Reach your goals, stay accountable, and Change Your Life.

Landon Burningham

Founder/Co-Owner

Hobbies

Landon stays focused on his goals and works hard in training not only his clients but him self as he continues to compete in track and field. He loves spending time with his wife, son Gage daughter Luxe and enjoys the Oregon summers wake boarding. Besides being a dad and starting his own fitness center at twenty-five years old, Landon considers one of his greatest accomplishments to be the honor of being named the “New Comer of the Year” in the NCAA Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Certification and Education

  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 2
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Advanced Personal Trainer Certified
  • Core and Functional Fitness Certified
  • Trigger Point Certified
  • Utah Valley University – Exercise Science Major / Pre-MD
  • Western Oregon University – Exercise Science Major / Minor in Human Biology – Academic
  • Honors and Deans list
  • Academic Excellence Award
  • Senior Fitness Fitness Certified

Favorite Quote

“The roughest seas create the greatest sea captains.”

Brandon Bennett

VP of Fitness Operations/Co-Owner

Bio

Brandon was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has nearly 15 years of management experience in the fitness industry proving to be proficient at club management and overseeing the hiring and development of trainers for over 25 gyms. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Haylee, daughter Haven and son, Tyce. Brandon loves watching sports and rooting for his favorite teams; the Utah Jazz, Denver Broncos and Utah Utes.

Hobbies

Brandon stays focused on his goals and continually hones his training and nutritional guidance skills by competing in natural bodybuilding. One of his accomplishments includes winning the NPC Mr. Natural Utah competition in June of 2013. Brandon like to spend his time in the gym doing a mixture of strength training, speed,agility and quickness exercises.

Certification and Education

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Weight Loss Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Women’s Fitness Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Youth Exercise Specialist
  • International Sports Science Association – Personal Trainer
  • National Council of Certified Personal Trainers – Personal Trainer
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Senior Fitness
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 2
  • Advanced Personal Trainer
  • Core and Functional Fitness
  • Healthy Eating Specialist
  • Certified in- Low back/rehab specialist
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1

Jake Hales

South Salem & Downtown Fitness Manager / Stretch Therapist

Bio

Jake was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. He is the youngest of three brothers, all of which he claims are bigger and stronger than him. Having big brothers drove Jake to be extremely competitive. Jake spent most of his childhood playing soccer but switched to Lacrosse in high school. Why? He wanted to hit people with a stick! He brings this same drive to the gym, striving to make every experience with a client an excellent one.

Hobbies

Jakes hobbies include Jiu- Jitsu, hiking, camping, backpacking, rock climbing and generally anything that has to do with being outdoors. He loves meeting new people and takes a genuine interest in the wonderful stories and experiences they have to share!

Certification and Education

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Trigger Point Foam Rolling Certified
  • Functional Movement Systems Certified
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal – Smoked Salmon
  • Cheat Meal – Chicken Quesadilla from La Hacienda!

Favorite Exercise

  • Pull-ups

Favorite Quote

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
– Swami Vivekananda

Bonnie Kine

Keizer Fitness Manager

Bio

Bonnie was born in Fremont, California. She moved to Salem, Oregon 10 years ago and was previously a physical education teacher to primary elementary students for 5 years. Physical literacy is the main focus in her career. She enjoys working with people in all walks of life and is curious about everything. When Bonnie is not working, she is spending time with her family and enjoying the stack of books she has tucked away in various spots.

Hobbies

Cooking, reading, hiking, swimming, boating, DIY projects,
camping.

Certification and Education

  • American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
  • Sport Nutrition and Performance
  • Certified functional strength coach Level 1

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal: Scrambled egg whites, quinoa with sauteed asparagus,
    onion mix and topped with feta cheese.
  • Chicken Teriyaki with jasmine rice.

Favorite Foods

Box Jumps

Favorite Quote

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s
life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results
of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions
drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the
courage to follow your heart and intuition.” -Steve Jobs

Erica Kreilley

Fascia Stretch Therapist & Personal Trainer

Bio

Erica grew up in Dallas, Oregon where she played a variety of different sports, the continued love and competitiveness she has for athletics led her into a path of health and fitness. Erica graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science and continued her education and development by becoming a Fascial Stretch Therapist.

Hobbies

Erica enjoys working out, playing sports, snowboarding, and finding new adventures and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys traveling, music, cooking, and eating food.

  • B.S. Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 2

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal: Egg white omelette with lots of vegetables
  • Cheat Meal: Chips and Salsa

Favorite Exercise

  • Goblet Squat

Favorite Quote

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Ghandi

Janelle Miranda

Lead Group Instructor/Personal Trainer

Bio

Janelle was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, she and her husband Marty relocated to Salem, OR in the year 2000 to give their children a better quality of life by living in a slower paced community. She danced and choreographed throughout her high school years. After finishing from high school started training to become a fitness instructor so she could travel the world, but life soon took her in a different direction, a bigger dream came true. Being a wife and mom took priority.

Janelle’s fitness career started a personal challenge in May of 2009 and soon became a passion. Her love for fitness and the physical, mental, and emotional benefits is what motivates her to encourage all people, from all fitness levels to exercise. She strives to motivate encourage and push everyone to his or her goals.

Janelle is incredibly motivated and driven to make things happen. She has created and implemented two of our most popular formats for Physiq Fitness. Being positive and open to continued education and learning as much as she can, Janelle has shown us that fitness is a lifestyle, this is not something that changes overnight it is something learned and developed over time and consistency.

Hobbies

When Janelle is not in the gym she enjoys spending time with her husband of 29yrs, children, grandchildren and critters. She loves new adventures, hiking in the Pacific Northwest, and cooking. She also enjoys reading if you can get her to sit still long enough to actually read.

Certification and Education

  • NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach 1
  • AFFA – Group Exercise Instructor Certification
  • PiYo – Certification
  • Practical Yoga
  • Practical Pilates
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal: Chicken Curry Salad — Chicken breast, wild rice, grapes, apples and curry powder
  • Cheat Meal: Mint Oreos

Favorite Exercise

  • Push-ups (Spiderman)

Favorite Quench Smoothie

  • Chocolate Frost

Levi Groff

Master Trainer

Bio

Levi was born in Coos Bay, Oregon. Exercise began as a general passion for Levi while competing in football, motocross, cheer and kickboxing. It was during that time that he fell in love with the industry and realized what he wanted to do for a career. Levi has two years personal training experience as well as an educational background in fitness including a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor Sports Leadership. He enjoys watching motocross, Netflix and going to the drive in theater with his wife and dog.

Hobbies

Levi enjoys riding dirt bikes, obstacle races, downhill mountain biking, snowboarding and being with his wife and dog.

Certification and Education

  • B.S. Exercise Science and a minor in Sports Leadership from Western Oregon University
  • Certified Personal Trainer – ACSM
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 2
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialest
  • NCCPT Weight Management Specialist
  • Trigger Point Foam Rolling Certified

Favorite Foods

  • Turkey Burger with sweet potato fries.
  • Cheat Meal: Pepperoni pizza with Dr. Pepper and a Blizzard

Favorite Exercise

  • Tire Flips, Ropes and Sleds

Favorite Quote

“Challenge Yourself Everyday”
– Daren Groff

Ben Barrantes

Master Trainer

Bio

Ben was born in Chandler, Arizona. He has 8 years personal training experience as well as an educational background in fitness. Including a B.S. in Exercise Science, and a minor human biology. He started getting serious and devoting his time to fitness when he was about eighteen years old. At first it was a passion for general fitness and the sport of track and field. This quickly progressed to a lifestyle change and a career interest as well. In his free time he continues to pursue his education as his ultimate goal is to take his passion about the body and use his skills in the field of physical therapy. The end goal, is for him to obtain his Doctorate’s of Physical Therapy. Ben has experience shadowing physical therapists in several departments. Including outpatient ortho, in-patient rehab, neurology, pediatrics, aquatics, and acute settings.

Hobbies

Ben enjoys spending his free time hanging out with friends and lifting weights.

Certification and Education

  • B.S. Exercise Science and a minor in Human Biology from Western Oregon University
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • NCCPT Certified Weight management Specialist
  • Trigger Point Foam Rolling Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 2

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal: Chicken, bell pepper, spinach, and avocado mix
  • Cheat Meal: Red Robin Burgers

Favorite Exercise

  • Olympic lifts and Plyometrics

Favorite Quote

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Ghandi

Zach Conklin

Personal Trainer

Bio

Zach was born in Henderson, Nevada but has only known Salem, Oregon as home. At an early age, Zach displayed talent and enthusiasm for sports. He dabbled with many but has found his true passion is playing golf. After graduating from Sprague High School, he took a job at a local golf course. He also took a course in golf and other sports-related subjects at Chemeketa Community College. It was in this time that he realized his desire to be active in the health and fitness industry. This realization led to the completion of a nationally recognized personal training certification program through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Hobbies

Prior to his employment at the new Physiq Fitness South Salem location, Zach could be found nearly every day in the original Physiq located in downtown Salem. He has shown great discipline in his own personal development. The core value of “sticking with it” is something that he will use to help others reach their full potential. When Zach is not in the gym, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and keeps active on the basketball court and on the greens.

Certification and Education

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NASM Golf Fitness Specialist
  • Trigger Point Foam Rolling Certified
  • Functional Movement Systems Certified
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal: Grilled chicken, brown rice, avocado, salsa and black beans
  • Cheat Meal: Pizza

Favorite Exercise

  • Seated Row

Favorite Quote

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”
– Ayn Rand

Lindsey Garrin

Personal Trainer

Bio

Lindsey was born in Albany, OR and raised in Salem on a small cattle farm. She studied business management at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA where she was a full time student and a track and field athelete. Lindsey was recruited to help manage Physiq South front desk about 4 months after the gym opened. The full time hours put in at the gym reminded Lindsey how much fitness feels like home. “I love coming to work, a huge facility full of people who are here for the same reason…to make themselsves healthier and stronger individuals.”

After a year and a half of front desk management, Lindsey obtained her NCCPT and Trigger Point certifications and moved into the training department to teach our members how to maximize their time spent in and out of the gym. “I found health, happiness, and satisfaction through fitness. I want to spend the rest of my life helping others do the same.”

Hobbies

Automotive mechanics, Snowboarding, longboarding, olympic lifting, functional cross-training, and floating (whether its a lake or a river, on a boat or an inflatable turtle…sunshine and water is the way to go).

Certification and Education

  • NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 2
  • Trigger Point Foam Rolling Certified

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal: Stuffed Chicken Breast with sweet potato and asparagus
  • Cheat Meal: Prime Rib and a super loaded baked sweet potato followed by ColdStone ice

Favorite Exercise

  • Overhead Squats

Audrey Gonzalez

Personal Trainer

Bio

Audrey was born in Corvallis, Oregon. Since her freshman year of high school her passion has been track and field. She was a part of the cross country and track and field teams at Western Oregon University for 4 years. During her time as a student athlete she earned 3 school records, several all-conference awards, and was an Academic All-American. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science and completed her internship at the Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center at the General Albany Hospital. Audrey loves working with people and realized that putting her passion for both people and health and fitness together would be a dream career – and she found that in personal training.

Hobbies

Hiking with her dog, working on creative projects, and spending time with her family and friends.

Certification and Education

  • B.S. Exercise Science with a minor in German from Western Oregon University
  • NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Trigger Point Foam Rolling Certified
  • Trigger Point Certified Level 2

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal: Stuffed bell peppers
  • Cheat Meal: Chocolate milk shake

Favorite Exercise

  • Deadlifts

Favorite Quote

“Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.”
– Prefontaine

Chris Miller

Lead Team Training Instructor

Bio

Chris was born and raised here in Salem, OR. He played all sports growing up, until Lacrosse caught his eye his freshman year in high school. His passion lead him to a scholarship to play at small school in Fort Wayne, IN. While at Indiana Institute of Technology he played all four years MCLA, Division 2 and studied Sports management as well as Marketing. After graduation is when the exercise industry really became the career path that he wanted to follow. Chris' passion for helping people better themselves does not end once he leaves the gym. Chris is also the Defensive Coordinator for The Oregon State Men's Lacrosse Team. Chris enjoys seeing people grow and reach their goals, whether that is on the field or off the field. Chris has been training for a little over one year as well as a B.S. in Business administration focusing on Sports Management as well as Marketing.

Hobbies

Outside of work and Lacrosse you can find Chris by a lake/pond fishing or up in the mountains hunting. He also enjoys any time that he can spend with his family.

Certification and Education

  • NCCPT Certified
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 2
  • B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management as well as Marketing

Favorite Foods

  • Turkey Burger with a big green salad and light honey mustard dressing.
  • Cheat Meal: Steak, Baked beans, Baked potato loaded with sour cream, cheese, bacon and chives; and last but not least a huge brownie for dessert

Favorite Exercise

  • Dead Lifts

Favorite Quote

“People will forget the things you do, and people will forget the things you say. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

Misty Sivers

Personal Trainer

Bio

Misty was raised in Keizer Oregon. She graduated online at age 16 and has been working very hard ever since. Misty had never picked up a weight until she was 18, but immediately got addicted to it. This passion was a no-brainer as she believes her biggest competition is always herself. Anything Misty can learn for the growth of herself and others have always been a top priority. She strives to better herself and anyone she comes in contact with to the best of her abilities, plus some.

Hobbies

Misty loves eating, cooking, supplements, and research. Misty enjoys learning and optimizing everything from thought processing to the best supplementation.

Certification and Education

  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • PT-NPTA
  • Nutrition-NPTA
  • CPR

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal: Honey crisp apples with toffee protein butter.
  • Cheat Meal: I don't discriminate.

Favorite Quote

“All you can eat.”

Nicole Wilder

Personal Trainer

Bio

Nicole grew up in Poulsbo, WA and met her husband at BYUI. After 10 years of traveling for work, 23 moves, and 3 babies later, they have finally settled down in Salem where they plan to move no more. At a young age, Nicole was picked on for being overweight which helped her grow a passion for health, fitness and how to stay physically fit. That passion continued with her into college where she got her BS in Exercise Science, personally trained students at the college and taught a variety of group fitness classes. After having 3 boys and becoming a Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist, Nicole spent 2 years working with pregnant and postpartum women to help them reach their goals and feel their best. Nicole loves her job and seeing peoples lives change!

Hobbies

Nicole enjoys watching Netflix with her husband when the kids go to bed and spending time with her family outdoors. She ran cross country in high school and still enjoys running and doing marathons, half marathons, and 5k races. Besides her love for the gym and getting in a good workout, Nicole also loves
playing pickleball, shopping and creating healthy recipes in the kitchen.

Certification and Education

  • B.S. Exercise Science Brigham Young University Idaho
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • CISSN -Certified Sports Nutritionist
  • NSCA -Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE -Group Fitness Certified
  • Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist
  • PN Level 1
  • HIGH FITNESS Instructor

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy Meal: Coconut anything and cauliflower fried rice
  • Cheat Meal: Bacon cheese burger

Favorite Exercise

  • Sprints & Ball Slams

Favorite Quote

“If today you’re a little better than yesterday, then thats enough.” – David A. Bednar

Josiah o'malley

Personal Trainer

Bio

Josiah, known to his friends as Bambi, CrossFit takes up most his time. (He talks about it way too much) he’s sponsored by LOBgames our of Arizona. In his spare he plays guitar and writes music, plays the occasional gig and loves anything outdoors, snowboarding, surfing, swimming etc, I’ll pay good money to hear something he won’t try.

Certification and Education

  • Certified personal fitness trainer, from ISSA
  • Crossfit level 1 – From CrossFit training

Favorite Foods

  • Breakfast or anything wrapped in a tortilla!

Favorite Quote

“Do today what others won’t so you can do tomorrow what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

Elly Robertson

Personal Trainer

Bio

Elly spent most of her childhood growing up in Newberg, where she graduated from Newberg High School in 2012. She then went on to Western Oregon University to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. Elly grew up taking care of her Grandmother with her mom and twin sister. Caring for her own family members pushed her to find a career that would allow her to help others every single day. Elly has a passion for training and supporting clients on their fitness journey. She prides herself on meeting clients where they are at and helping them learn and incorporate fitness into their own lifestyles.

Certification and Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Human Biology
  • Schwinn cycling classic instructor certified
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1

Hobbies

  • When Elly isn't working, she can be found working out, adventuring around the Oregon outdoors, searching for waterfalls or hanging out at home watching movies.

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy meal: Ground turkey, brown rice & bell peppers & cottage cheese.
  • Cheat meal: Outback Steakhouse Cheesy Fries with Ranch dressing & fro-yo on the side.

Favorite Exercise

  • Barbell loaded front squats.

Favorite Quote

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. -Ralph Waldo Emmerson.

Justin Copeland

Personal Trainer

Bio

Justin was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. After graduating from West Salem High School, he enrolled at Oregon State University to study Psychology. Following his freshman year, he found a passion for fitness and human performance which led to a change in his major to Kinesiology and a career in personal training.

Hobbies

  • When Justin is not in the gym, he enjoys taking any opportunity to stay active. In college, this came through intramural sports. He thrives off of competition and will look for any opportunity to compete.

Certification and Education

  • B.S. Kinesiology from Oregon State University
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • ADAPT Certified Trainer
  • USPA Certified Powerlifting Coach Practitioner
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 1
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach Level 2

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy meal: Fajita chicken, brown rice, black beans and corn.
  • Cheat meal: Five Guys Burgers & Fries.

Favorite Exercise

  • Conventional Deadlift

Favorite Quote

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.” -Nelson Mandela

Joshua Wollinston

Personal Trainer

Bio

Born and raised in Orlando Florida, Joshua or “Coach Josh” has travel throughout the southern states training and inspiring others to become more fit. He’s not just a personal trainer but also a motivational speaker and a humanitarian. His goal is to inspire a healthy lifestyle but to push you to become the best version of yourself. His passion is to feed others who are unable to help themselves and see the obesity rate of children take a drastic decline. His goal is to make sure you have a smile before your finish talking with him.

Hobbies

  • Creating new ways to bring a solution to world problems.
  • Inspiring others in speaking engagements.

Certification and Education

  • Personal Training Certification –ISSA, NASM, AAFA
  • Drake University- Pastoral Ministries and Exercise Science.

Favorite Foods

  • Cheat meal…Key lime Pie

Natalya Caizza

Personal Trainer

Bio

Natalya, also known as ``Nat``, was born in Salem, Oregon, but has lived all over the Willamette valley. She may come off quiet, but as her mom says ``she could make friends with a rock``. Natalya grew up not much of an ``athlete``, but found her love of human movement through competitive dance at the age of 9. She graduated from South Albany High School where she dedicated most of her time to being the best dancer and leader she could be. After high school, Natalya coached and choreographed state championship routines for 5 years before dipping her toes into coaching elementary aged children. Natalya hasn't always been in love with coaching and fitness, her real love developed on her personal fitness journey onto the stage of her first NPC Body building show. Natalya has now competed in body building shows in both the bikini and figure divisions since 2015 and plans to continue that journey in the near future. Natalya's real passion isn't just about fitness, but sharing her knowledge with others and giving them the tools they need to better themselves for life!.

Certification and Education

  • NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM, Corrective Exercise Specialist

Hobbies

  • If you don't find her in the gym, she's either shopping, eating, playing sudoku, or knee deep in a pond slaying some smallmouth bass.

Favorite Foods

  • Cheat meal: Barbeque chicken pizza add bacon
    OR Sushi

Favorite Exercise

  • Conventional Deadlift

Favorite Quote

Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will -Ghandi

Jessica Lonbeck

Personal Trainer

Bio

Born in Fortuna CA. (AKA Nor-Cal) and spent most of my life outside doing anything from horseback riding, white water rafting, snowboarding and hiking. In Jr. High and High School I played track and field, softball, and basketball. It wasn’t until 2012, with the help of my first trainer, that I started to realize how important it was to have a fit and healthily life style. Since then it has grown into my passion and it is my desire share with others how to live a fit and healthy life style.

Hobbies

  • Reading books both recreational and instructional. I also love mountain biking ,snowboarding, hiking, camping, and experiencing new things.

Certifications

  • NASM - Personal Training Certified
  • CFSC - Certified Functional Strength Coach

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy meal: Orzo Salmon Pasta Salad
  • Cheat meal: The Founders Pie at The Rock Wood Fired Pizza

Favorite Quote

“Sisu” is a Finnish word/concept
(Noun) Extraordinary determination, courage, and resoluteness in the face of extreme adversity. An action mindset which enables individuals to see beyond their present limitations take action against all odds and transform barriers into frontiers. An integral element of Finnish culture, and also a universal capacity for which the potential exists within all individuals.
Pronunciation `{`si-su`}`

Lauren Chang

Fascia Stretch Therapist & Personal Trainer

Bio

Grew up in Beaverton, OR with mom, dad and older brother. Started Cheering for a competitive all-star gym in middle school, and continued through high school (won a few national titles) along with cheering on the Varsity cheer squad at BHS. Went to western Oregon and graduated with a BS in Community Health education and Human Biology. Met husband while working at a local gym, and has been married for almost 4 years now with a 2 year old. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1996, which is the basis for living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Hobbies

  • Enjoys spending time with the whole family and watching Beckett grow up. Hiking, snowboarding, dancing, shopping and watching at least one episode of FRIENDS literally everyday.

Certification and Education

  • Certified personal trainer
  • Fascial stretch therapist
  • Group Core instructor
  • BS Community Health education & Human biology

Favorite Foods

  • Healthy meal: Zucchini and Lentils with coconut oil, onion and garlic
  • Cheat meal: Popcorn. Every and all flavored popcorn.

Favorite exercise

  • Squats

Favorite Quote

When it’s raining, look for a rainbow. When it’s dark, look for stars
-unknown

Mike Thalken

Personal Trainer

Bio

Mike was born in Ogallala, Nebraska. He has 9 years of experience in the strength and conditioning and personal training industry. Including a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He started in the sports performance industry working with many different sports and athletes and then moved to injury prevention and general population training. Focusing on the quality of movement and functional strength is very important to him. In his free time he is always learning more about the movement patterns of the body and is currently looking to obtain a masters in biomechanics.

Hobbies

  • Mike continues to enjoy throwing the shot put and hammer after college as well as spending time with his friends and family. .

Certification and Education

  • B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Favorite Foods

  • Good ol' Nebraska steak and potatoes.

Favorite exercise

  • KB Swings, Carries, Olympic Lifts

Favorite Quote

``When life gets tough just pick something up and carry it.`` -unknown