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  • Darius Terry, Director of Studio Operations

    Years of Experience

    • 12 Years

    Credentials

    • BS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from University of Wyoming
    • International Youth Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer
    • American Council on Exercise Certified Nutrition Specialist
    • Functional Movement Screen Certified Specialist

    My fitness journey started while in college. I played football at the University of Wyoming and was honored to hold the title of team captain. Throughout my four years there, I realized that I had a deep passion not just for sports, but also for health and fitness. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. After my playing career, I was on the strength and conditioning staff at the University of Wyoming before moving to Seattle and joining Fitness Together. Although I believe that no results can be achieved without hard work, I am also a strong advocate that physical exercise should be rewarding and fun. I like to adjust my daily routines for clients based not just on their physical goals, but also on what makes them feel comfortable. For this reason, I am able to help train people of all ages, abilities, and lifestyles. Fitness Together team member since 2010. Covid Vaccine shot 1 finished

    in my free time I like to
    I am the Director of Strength & Conditioning as well as the Defensive Backs coach for the football team at Redmond High School. When I'm not doing that I am in full time dad mode. I have 4 kids at home (3 girls and 1 boy), so I'm always running around to their events and activities.

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  • Jon Blodgett, Health and Wellness Specialist

    Years of Experience

    • 23 Years

    Credentials

    • BS in Exercise Science from Western WA University
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

    Born and raised in Washington, I've been into health and fitness for as long as I can remember. I've competed in 13 natural bodybuilding contests over the years, and take my personal health and fitness very seriously. I enjoy all aspects of health and fitness, working with any and all populations is one of my biggest passions. I love teaching others how to properly exercise - I have (and still do) taught weight training classes and the related at North Seattle College for the last 14 years. No matter your experience or goals, I'm confident I can help you!

    in my free time I like to
    When not teaching or spending time in the gym for myself, I enjoy church, watching movies, reading, traveling, playing chess, taking long walks, anything Star Wars, and quiet times at home with my family. I love helping students, clients, and friends transform their health, create new lifestyles, and learn new ways to stay fit!

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  • Phil Peters, Health and Wellness Specialist

    Years of Experience

    • 10 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelor of Human Movement Science from Central Queensland University
    • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology from University of Queensland
    • Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Exercise Sports Science of Australia (ESSA).

    Movement and physical activity has always been a big part of my life. Learning the benefits of supervised, consistent exercise on the body really motivated me to encourage people to develop an active lifestyle. I started working as a personal trainer during the completion of my Masters Degree. Having a broad knowledge of exercise prescription for sub-acute injury, chronic disease or disability has equipped me to serve a wide range of clientele. Empowering people to change their lifestyle and move without limits is my passion and I hope to continue for many more years. Covis Vaccine shot 1 Finished

    in my free time I like to
    Being a pacific north west implant from Australia I love to take advantage of the lake on my kayak, the beautfully green golf courses and snow shoeing in the winter. Cricket is my life long sport and in my down time you’ll find me on the couch with my wife and scruffy dog.

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  • Michelle Astengo, Health and Wellness Specialist

    Years of Experience

    • 3 Years

    Credentials

    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • NASM Integrated Balance Training Certificate
    • NASM Integrated Flexibility Training Certificate
    • Weight Management and Body Composition Certificate

    My passion for fitness and body mechanics started at the age of 10, when surgery forced me to reteach myself how to walk. The lasting impacts of altered body mechanics really became apparent in my 20s when I discovered a love for combat sports, including Muay Thai and Filipino Martial Arts. Learning the correct movement patterns for these arts improved my movement in everyday life, and kicked off a career shift into personal training and corrective exercise. I love that this background has given me deep insight into client needs from the athlete to someone wanting to walk up the stairs easier. I have experienced the inability to walk and the ability to walk into a cage to fight. I want to help others push their boundaries for a better quality of life. Covid Vaccine shot 1 finished

    in my free time I like to
    I like to stay active outside of the gym. Muay Thai and Filipino Martial Arts are been important to me and I am continually improving. I also really enjoy connecting with nature, hiking and camping in the Pacific Northwest. I haven’t had to kickbox any bears yet, and let’s hope it stays that way! If I do have to stay home, however, I let my inner-nerd out to play Dungeons & Dragons, or other fantasy tabletop game. At least I can still adventure and fight, even if it is imaginary.

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  • Becky Newby, Health and Wellness Specialist

    Years of Experience

    • 5 Years

    Credentials

    • Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology for Pre-Physical Therapy at Western Washington University
    • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
    • USA Rowing Level 2 Certified Coach
    • Team USA Safe Sport Training
    • TRX Suspension Training Certified

    Growing up an athlete, I learned a lot about movement and conditioning. I am very competitive. I love helping other people feel stronger and move better. Prioritizing health through strength training is the best self investment I have made. It continues to benefit me not only physically but mentally. I have worked with all type of clients. With every client, I learn about their strengths and weaknesses. Then I lead them through workouts to improve their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. I love working at Fitness Together because all the trainers are focused on improving the lives of their clients not only physically but mentally.

    in my free time I like to
    In my free time I like to be outside. I spend a majority of my time hiking or running. I ran my first marathon in 2020, and I am training for another one in 2021. I still love rowing from time to time as well. When I am not outside doing something, I knit or crochet. I also have a cat named Keys and he keeps me entertained.

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signature fit evaluation

A complimentary signature process where we learn about your goals, health history, and take you through a mini workout so we have the information we need to begin building your customized program.

full body assessment

A comprehensive fitness assessment to collect baseline metrics that will help us track your progress.

personal training session

Meet your trainer in your private suite (or virtually) for your 1:1 session to begin your completely customized workout program.

progress checks

A comprehensive assessment every 6 weeks so we can celebrate your progress and set new goals.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

  • I started working out after having breast cancer and heading to osteoporosis. My primary goal with FT was to increase bone density. I now have normal bone density.

  • I have been working out at FT for a couple of years and it has made a dramatic difference in my health. I no longer need hip surgery and I am able to dance and hike again.

  • The high quality training and nutrition advice at Fitness Together has helped me reach my fitness goals. I’ve lost 20 pounds and have a BMI of 22.8!

  • Friendly people who care about helping you achieve your goals. FT helped me prepare to hike the Appalachian Trail at age 65. If you have the will, FT will show you the way.