I grew up in the city of Seattle, and after graduating high school in 2005, I attended Middle Tennessee State University. There I majored in Exercise Science and minored in nutrition. While in Tennessee, I was able to secure an internship for D1 sports training, an NFL combine and executive training club where I worked with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in all different sports, as well as a range of executives via personal training and boot-camp style classes. I later became an intern and part-time coach for my university, working with multiple sports, including the Sun Belt Champion men’s tennis, football and basketball teams. Post graduation, I received my certification as a strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA.
Now that I am back in Seattle, I have immersed myself full-time into my profession. After spending time with Seattle University and Middle Tennessee University as a strength and conditioning specialist, I have decided to dedicate my skills to improving the health and performance of all people. Fitness is my passion, and I pride myself on helping others set and attain their goals. Feel free to ask me any questions relating to fitness, and I look forward to helping you!
Education and Certifications
Bachelor’s in Exercise Science, Middle Tennessee State, 2010
C.S.C.S Strength and Conditioning Certifications, 2011
USA Weightlifting 1
Precision Nutrition Level 1
Postural Restoration Institute- AIC
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified in cupping and deep tissue
Hello, I am Shereé Semonich. One of my important purposes in this lifetime is to support you in your health and wellness journey. My passion is connecting physical movements with mindfulness, along with the power of the breath. While you read this internally, you’re watching your thoughts; verification our understanding of self goes past the physical and mental body. Through studied and applied approaches, I layer in movement patterns to create and make space for vitality to be felt and held in the body. The approach will be unique for every human, but my intention is always the same: to give loving attention and care to your mind, body and spirit in order to help you connect to your inner strength and potential. I can help you build flexibility, mobility, strength, proprioception, and self-love. My training style is holistic, and richly rooted in over two thousand hours of alignment-based yoga instruction. Creative, chosen challenges are woven into each program I create so that you continue to grow and feel empowered as you move in your body and through your life.
Degrees, Certifications and Trainings
200 hour certified yoga teacher, 2014 Denver, CO- Vinyasa training
30+ continued hours of concentration in anatomy and biomechanics.
NFPT-Certified Personal Trainer, 2020.
TRX-Certified Coach, 2020.
Hello, My name is Devon Washington, or Dee Wash for short. I was born and raised in Michigan. I developed my passion for fitness while I was obtaining my bachelor's degree for music in Tampa, Florida. That's when I decided to explore more of my fitness journey in Los Angeles, CA, where I resided for the last 9 years.
There I've worked with Athletes (High School/ College/ Professional), Personal Trainers, Models, Competitors, Senior Citizens, and everything in between.
Although I specialize in strength training, my knowledge is not limited to just so. I can be of service with Weight Training, TRX, Calisthenics, H.I.I.T, and just making all kinds of gains!
I have a passion for helping others, I gain satisfaction from seeing progression, and I am here not to just shout commands at you, but to as well educate you along the way. So with or without me, you'll have the necessary knowledge to perform at an elite level.
-NASM certified Personal Trainer
- Senior Fitness Specialist
- Weight Loss Specialist
Sensei Gregory C. Lewis has been involved in the martial arts since 1978.
His studies have included Boxing, Taekwondo, Thai Kickboxing, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, Traditional Japanese Bare-Knuckle/Full-Contact Karate, and Brazilian Jujitsu.
In 2006, he began to spread his particular expression of real-world martial arts officially as "Sensei Gregory C. Lewis' Modern Karate".
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Hello, my name is Garrett Moon. I am originally from San Francisco and moved to Seattle in 2020 to continue my education and earn my Masters Degree in Counseling. After graduating from Eastern Washington University and completing my time as a division one basketball player, I began coaching and mentoring youth in my community which has led me to pursue a different path of development.
Inspired by my own coaches, I decided to become a personal trainer in 2017 adding another tier of support for anyone that may need it. I have a genuine passion for helping others, and whether it be physical, mental, or emotional, I enjoy watching personal growth in people.
My goals as a personal trainer are to instill confidence and accountability when it may be lacking and give clients the tools necessary to enjoy gyms safely and efficiently for the rest of their lives.
Credentials & CEU’s
- ACE CPT
- PTA Global CPT
- BULGARIAN BAG CERTIFICATION
John has been participating in the fitness industry since 2000. Growing up in a health-minded household, he was taught the value of training the body and eating right very early on. Beginning his professional career at age 19 as a Personal Trainer in a large corporate gym, he quickly discovered his passion for helping others change their habits. After many projects and positions; including operating a bootcamp company (OutFit) and owning a 9,000 sq ft wellness center in South Lake Union (Excellence H&F), he brings his experience and expertise to you here at NW Fitness. As General Manager, Trainer, and Group Exercise Instructor, he is here to help in any way possible. Please reach out to him if you have any input or questions.
Education and Certifications
Associates in Applied Science (PT specific degree) LWTC 2007
NASM Exercise Specialist Cert. 2004
ACE Personal Trainer Cert. 2002
Apex 24hr fitness PT Cert. 2000
Fun Facts: Born and raised in Seattle, avid snowboarder, husband and father.
My path into teaching yoga has been an organic process of unfolding ever since my mom brought me to my first yoga class in 2004. At this time, yoga was disguised as a good work-out, but was really the door to self-discovery and spiritual growth. Over the past 14 years, I have practiced Bikram, Yin, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Hatha yoga. This exploration has led to a full body understanding of mindfulness and meditation.
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to help people in a hands-on way, which led me to studying Public Health and Nursing at the University of Washington. My experience working in many different specialties as a nurse has made clear that no matter what a person was admitted to the hospital for, everyone can benefit from yoga. Yoga is for everyone. It is about more than improving flexibility and strength. The path to mindfulness that yoga creates can positively impact the social, emotional, mental and physical health of anyone.
I'm inspired to continue this path of growth within myself and my community. I look forward to sharing this practice with you.
DEGREES, CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAININGS
500 Hr Registered Yoga Therapist Teacher Training, Yoga Medicine (expected completion 2022)
-Spine 1: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Application (60 hrs), Yoga Medicine July 2019
-Hip Immersion: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Application (25 hrs), Yoga Medicine October 2019
Trauma Informed Yoga Training, Yoga Behind Bars 2018
RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher), Yoga Medicine 2017
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Washington 2010