personaltrainers

Our personal trainers are some of the best in Seattle. We focus on your fitness AND wellness to deliver a personalized experience to each individual client. You won't find as wide cast of personalities and fitness philosophies anywhere else in Seattle. Whether you want greater balance and stability, a larger list of exercises, or guidance to a heavier squat, we have a trainer for anyone and everyone.

OUR PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE AWESOME.

"I be up in the gym just working on my fitness." Growing up in a health focused family has taught me the importance of staying active, eating (and throwing) my vegetables, multiple diaper changes each day, and getting plenty of naps.​Ever since I grew legs in my mom's belly I've been training to be an elite coach. Hours of back bends (seriously, we have it on film), flutter kicks, push-ups and boxing (the placenta) have got me in peak physical condition and prepared to take you to the next level. ​My typical client is 12 months or younger and ready to commit to a life changing transformation. I also work really well with those who just need a snuggle. Reach out to my personal assistants (mom and dad) to set up an appointment, they control my planner. ​​

 

DEGREES, CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAININGS​

School of Hard Knocks: graduation expected 2038

Uterine Fitness Academy: Mama Cum Laude 3/2020

viviennecarrico

baby fitness

Seattle Fitness Gym

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!

personal trainer
massage therapist

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 Strength and Conditioning Certifications, 2011; USA Weightlifting | 1FMS 1&2 | Precision Nutrition Level 1 |; Postural Restoration Institute- AIC; Licensed Massage Therapist Certified - cupping and deep tissue

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 2004, ACE Personal Trainer 2002, Apex 24hr fitness PT 2000

 

Fun Facts: Born and raised in Seattle, avid snowboarder, husband and father.

general manager
personal trainer

Nick has been involved in sports and fitness all of his life and started working as a personal trainer at 18. He subscribes to a wide variety of fitness disciplines from Calisthenics to Olympic Weightlifting and employs them to make training fun, effective and unique. Do you want to add 100lbs to your squat? Deadlift 405? Learn Planche Pushups? Do you seek general fitness? Slim down for your next beach outing? Nick’s your guy! Achieve your fitness goals and have fun doing it. Get in touch with Nick to meet the best version of yourself.

 

Education and Certifications:

NASM PT Certification

ISSA PT Certification

NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

personal trainer
ad manager

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. 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.​

 

Education and Certifications:

500 Hr Registered Yoga Therapist Teacher Training, Yoga Medicine (expected completion 2022)-Spine 1: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Application (60 hrs), Hip Immersion: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Application (25 hrs), Trauma Informed Yoga Training, Yoga Behind Bars 2018RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher), Yoga Medicine 2017, BS in Nursing, University of Washington 2010, BS Public Health 2005

yoga specialist
operations manager

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. 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. It is about more than improving flexibility and strength. The path to mindfulness that yoga creates positively impacts the social, emotional, mental and physical health of everyone. I'm inspired to continue this path of growth within myself and my community. I look forward to sharing this practice with you.​

 

Education and Certifications:

500 Hr Registered Yoga Therapist Teacher Training, Yoga Medicine (expected completion 2022)-Spine 1: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Application (60 hrs), Hip Immersion: Anatomy, Dysfunction & Application (25 hrs), Trauma Informed Yoga Training, Yoga Behind Bars 2018RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher), Yoga Medicine 2017, BS in Nursing, University of Washington 2010, BS Public Health 2005

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. ​

 

Education and Certifications:

PTA Global CPT

BULGARIAN BAG CERTIFICATION

personal trainer

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. ​

 

Education and Certifications:

PTA Global CPT, BULGARIAN BAG CERT

Seattle Personal Trainer Ryan Lutu

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. ​

 

Education and Certifications:

PTA Global CPT

BULGARIAN BAG CERTIFICATION

personal trainer

“I changed my life with a personal trainer, now I get to return the favor.”

 

My name is Ryan Lutu. Former dancer in Austin Tx with roots here in the PNW and in Hawaii. I started my journey into fitness after losing my focus post dance career. Unsure of how to stay motivated I worked with a trainer for two years. In that time I became a passionate member of the Spartan, volleyball  and functional movement communities. I love movement and form, fascinated and curious about the body's movement and always looking for ways to encourage adaptation. 

 

I have over ten years of professional dance experience plus two years of group coaching at studios like Orangetheory and F45. My philosophy is rooted in functional form over fear. Teaching the cues and structure of each movement, adding intensity and volume to meet your goals and needs, and keeping the mind calm and focused, together we can build the body you’re looking for. 

 

Education: ACE PT certification, ACE youth and teen coaching certification, Dance training through Ballet Austin, Dance Fremont and Dance theater of Harlem

personal trainer

Aloha! My name is Tarynn and I’m originally from O‘ahu, Hawai’i, where I grew up playing competitive soccer for 17 years, and enjoyed hiking and skateboarding in the sun. I believe that fitness is the key to unlocking one’s optimal health and happiness. Your body is capable of doing incredible things and I’m here to help you discover this unlimited power in a safe, fun and challenging way.


I am currently a nursing student at Seattle University and decided to also become a personal trainer because I truly find joy in helping those seeking to thrive, not just survive, through fitness!

I personally enjoy weight and strength training, with a focus on glute hypertrophy. I also love incorporating flexibility training and fat-burning H.I.I.T. cardio to get the most out of your workout sessions. I strive to meet you wherever you are in your fitness journey by providing you a realistic, effective and highly individualized exercise regime.

My goal is to get you excited, positive, engaged & energetic about YOUR OWN fitness journey. If you’re looking to glow from the inside-out, I’m your girl! In our training sessions, we don’t sweat, we glisten. 

I have been involved with fitness and wellness for as long as I can remember. I also have a background in competitive sports; I played soccer and football and ran track. Nutrition has always been important to me and I’ve spent a lot of time researching what type of diets are suitable for individuals looking to get in better shape. Just last year I gained 30 pounds; I had always been skinny and after going through a proper bulk, I realized how important a proper diet is in gaining muscle. 

 

Being in the best shape I can be in brings me indescribable joy. One of my favorite quotes by Socrates is “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” You have it in you to achieve whatever attainable goals you have set and I am here to guide you in the process and make you feel your best. 

 

I specialize in creating a customizable workout plan that fits with your schedule and keeps you healthy. Whether you’re interested in weightlifting, strength training, endurance training, or just your personal body goals, I can be your guide.

 

When I'm not at the gym I like to try not to daydream about the gym, meal prep, and more meal prep. But jokes aside I love to travel, enjoy good food, and watch sports. I believe it is important to find a good balance between having fun and enjoying your favorite foods while also keeping your body healthy. Let's get together and find the perfect balance for you!

My name is Chris and I’m honored to be one of the new trainers here on First Hill! I got into fitness to make a difference in the lives of those everywhere searching for a path to long-term health. Truly what gets me up in the morning is the opportunity to teach our members how to lift safely and effectively, along with making exercise fun and engaging. I prefer to keep my training philosophy exceedingly simple. I like to think of it as a four-step comprehensive process:

 

1.) set a series of attainable goals

2.) eat to those goals

3.) lift as heavy as possible under proper technique

4.) ?

 

When I’m not at NWF I enjoy exploring with my girlfriend, golfing as much as possible, lifting weights, avoiding cardio, and eating as much sushi as I can physically stomach. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in our collective fitness journey!

NASM CPT, CNC, CES

personal trainer

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.

 

Credentials & CEUs: NASM certified Personal Trainer, Senior Fitness Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist

personal trainer

Subscribe to Our Blog (brought to you by these guys...)

Welcome to the blog show.

 
 

virtualpersonaltraining

Because we understand that convenience is king, we are now offering virtual personal training to any active NW Fitness member. Get a guided socially distanced sweat on in the comfort of your own home. Winner, winner, chickpea dinner!

IMG_9114.jpg

personaltrainingcancellationpolicy

NW Fitness respects that your time is valuable and appreciates that you understand ours is too. Full payment will be charged if you reschedule or cancel a private or group session with less than 24 hour notice. If you are late for a private or group class the class will end at the original agreed upon time. Absence to a private or group lesson is non refundable.

 

This is an income based sliding scale pricing structure available to all members of our facility. The impetus of the policy was the protests of the murder of George Floyd, as we began to investigate ways to incorporate anti-racist work into our business structure. We are realizing that as individuals and as a community, on the whole, we need to do better for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color). Additionally, as a business and institution of health and wellness, we have an obligation to use our platform to do more for BLM. We need to take accountability, as Americans, for systemic injustices being perpetrated on our peers and fellow Americans. This system, which has allowed our European American ancestors and their descendants to flourish, has done so at the detriment of our African American ancestors and their descendants. We recognize this and recognize that it doesn’t represent who we are as individuals, a company or a country. As a result, we are making some changes in our business practices so our contribution doesn’t begin and end with lip service and hopefully actualizes the change we want and believe in. We are prioritizing ongoing conversations around anti-racism work and education on how to uplift BIPOC in the wellness community.

 

One of the ways we are doing this is by offering a sliding scale personal training rate discount due to the racial wealth gap in the US. Wealth gaps among races have grown since the 1970s due to social, political, and institutional factors outside BIPOC’s control. Given cost is a barrier to wellness resources, we will strive to remove this barrier from personal training in our facility. The wealth gap also impacts women and people in the LGBTQ community. The fee structure is based on gross annual income and is as follows:

$40,000-$60,000: hourly personal training rate is $10 off regular hourly fees
<$39,999: hourly personal training rate is $20 off regular hourly fees

NW Fitness subsidizes the discount. Our trainers make the same amount per session regardless of a member's qualification for justice pricing.

To apply, please fill out the form in the link below along with emailing last year’s tax return to jessica@nwfitnessgym.com. If there has been a change in pay since then, you may include a letter explaining the situation.