We specialize in all levels of health and fitness, from beginners to experienced athletes who need sport specific training.
Charith is a former aerospace electrical engineer who decided to turn his passion for fitness and healthy living into a career. The professionalism, ingenuity and attention to detail that defined his work as an engineer also defines his approach to fitness training. He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Weight Loss Specialist. His work in the gym is known internationally. In his native Sri Lanka, he is known as a “Fitness Guru” and has been featured on the popular TV program “Rise and Shine.” He also writes regularly for the Daily Mirror there.
After graduating from Wichita State University in 2007, Charith became an aerospace engineer for two of the world’s leading aerospace companies. His work required him to be highly analytical and systematic. Taking that same approach to fitness, Charith developed a unique, highly effective personal-training philosophy and program that maximizes fat loss while building speed, power, strength and endurance. Moreover, he teaches functional fitness that can be used for a lifetime.
Whether clients want to get lean, toned, bulked up or even ripped, Charith offers a wide-array of ways to mix and match routines for extraordinary results.
Charith is a motivator who helps power clients through those last reps and steps that make the ultimate difference.
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Born in the greater Seattle area, Colin was raised to live a very active lifestyle. Growing up with two brothers, competition became his first nature. He started off playing baseball and skiing at a young age. As soon as he got to junior high, opportunities to play new sports opened up his eyes to new ways of competition. Each quarter he was able to try out a new sport, joining the school tennis, football, wrestling, and baseball teams.
When high school was over, he was looking for new ways of competing. He found a mixed martial arts gym and started training in the arts of Boxing, Muay Thai, and Jiu Jitsu. After training for five months he decided to try out his newly learned skills in a submission wrestling tournament, winning first place in his division. From that point on he was hooked, competing in every tournament he could find, as well as in an MMA match. A new opportunity rose for Colin and he was offered a job as the head MMA and Jiu Jitsu coach at the gym he was training at and he gladly accepted the position. Training people of all skill levels and bringing the team to tournaments all around the Seattle area, Colin really loved seeing how each of his students was incredibly happy over how they have progressed throughout their time training with him.
From then on, he wanted to find a way to further extend his passion in fitness. He decided to go to school at Lake Washington Institute of Technology to learn about the field of Personal Training. After becoming certified, he quickly found a job in the fitness industry and has greatly enjoyed every moment of changing lives through fitness.
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Ian’s philosophy on training and life is that there are no such things as limits and plateaus, but rather goals and future personal bests. This mentality was forged through a lifetime of competition and athletics. Ian was a multiple sport athlete in high school, competing in Football, Track and Field, and Competitive Powerlifting. Each day presents the opportunity to better ourselves.
This viewpoint was further developed while studying at Central Washington University, where he received a bachelor’s of science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Ian believes that nutrition is the most important aspect in weight loss, and loves to share his knowledge of healthy eating with his clients. While at CWU, Ian also competed in varsity Track and Field, developing a strong affinity for athletic performance and unconventional training.
Following his passion for weightlifting, Ian received his personal training certificate from NASM.
Ian still competes in Powerlifting and is known as a technician for his methodical and detailed approach to barbell training.
Through a positive attitude and compassionate coaching, Ian is able to guide his clients to new heights they never thought possible.
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Ivy has always lived an active life. Growing up she played soccer and ran track and field as well as cross country. She was even on the wrestling team in high school. An energetic lifestyle has always been important to Ivy and after college she began distance running and completed numerous half marathons, marathons, ultra marathons and even a sprint triathlon.
Ivy decided to take her love of movement one step further and go back to school for a degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Bastyr University, and to turn her passion into a career. She is deeply enthusiastic about helping others achieve their fitness goals inside and out of the gym. By incorporating dynamic cardio and challenging weight lifting, she believes that not only will you feel better but you will see improvements in all areas of your life, including confidence, work performance and relationships, most importantly, your relationship with yourself.
Ivy has also been frequently featured in the Active Times for articles on fitness and health, you can view them on our media page. Ivy is also a Certified Schwinn Cycling Instructor and works with clients one on one and in small group training to help them achieve their individual goals.
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Adnan became invested in this profession to make a direct impact on people's lives. In the past he has worked at multiple gyms in the Seattle area has been exposed to many ways of training. At transform 180 he continues to immerse himself in the science of strength training and conditioning and the methods behind human performance training.
He enjoys working with those who not only want to look better but who also want to be a better version of themselves. At a very young age he saw the importance of physical activity and was fascinated by what made elite athletes perform at a high level. He has worked with people of all ages and body types and his programs are customized based on each individuals needs and abilities. Giving people a positive outlet to relieve stress while reaching their fitness goals is his main purpose with personal training.
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Jennine has always had an active lifestyle, starting competitive soccer at the age of three. Since then, she has maintained a constant competitive athletic career, holding multiple records in both softball and soccer at her high school. After high school, she became a division-1 collegiate softball player while studying Exercise Science at East Tennessee State University. While studying at East Tennessee State University, Jennine had the opportunity to work with and train alongside everyone from youth to elite and Olympic level athletes.
Jennine believes a classic approach of basic weightlifting movements alongside high intensity interval training will provide the best results. She also believes that variation is key to provide an adaptive training experience and prevent plateauing. Jennine wants to help everyone tap into their competitive side and achieve their individual fitness goals.
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Julian started his personal training career September 1, 2013 in Reno, Nevada while completing his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. His passion for the fitness industry started in high school after he was asked to compete in his high school’s weight lifting competition. After competing and taking first place, he knew that this industry would always be a part of his life. Julian has seen his body perform at a level that he never knew possible, and wants others to witness the same experience. He believes in helping people reach their body’s full potential through proper physical training.
Julian enjoys being outside and likes to be as active as possible. He spends his free time reading, working out/running, and playing in sport leagues. He continues to expand his knowledge on personal training through books and personal experiences. Julian has worked with a variety of different clients and has a very motivating approach towards helping them reach their goals. Julian said, “If you can get through the gym doors, you just completed the hardest part”.
“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion” - Michael Jordan
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Devon believes that you are only as good as the value that you provide, he focuses on making everyone training session the most rewarding part of of his client’s day. He uses a multidimensional approach to find the right balance to meet individuals lifestyle goals. Fitness always has been and always will be more than just weight management and getting strong. He uses his passion and experience to not only get result but to make his clients look forward to going to the gym.
Devon grow up in Southern California where he was recruited for Track & Field at Seattle University where he received his B.S. in Sports & Exercise Science. At SU he got great insight into the exercise science world when he started working in a sport performance lab. He then followed his passion for exercise science by working in a physical therapy client, college athletics at the University of Washington, and a sports performance gym. Devon is always jumping around different aspects of fitness if that Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting, and other forms of cross training.
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Sam Aswegan grew up in Bellingham, Washington. Following his graduation from Bellingham High School, he attended Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, where he played football for the Pirate Football program. He spent four months working with the University of Illinois football program, and has been with the University of Washington football program since June of 2016.
Sam has also worked as a high school football coach in Bellingham and Spokane, and is currently working as the football strength coach for the Everett High School football program.
Sam is invested in continuing to learn about the effects of exercise on the human body, and has attended clinics in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada.
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Rod Redondo began his personal training career in 1999. He got an early start as a part-time intern for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Health and Wellness - private instruction and small group training were key roles early on. On the weekends he worked as a certified personal trainer for Bally Total Fitness - all while attending Rutgers University full-time. After graduating in 2002 and receiving a BS in Exercise Science and Sports Studies Rod continued his fitness path alongside J&J as a Health Fitness Specialist.
No longer was it a priority to train clients to just 'look good' - the focus was improving quality of life. Personal training sessions evolved from "bodybuilding" type exercises and into functional movements and core conditioning. Instructing mobility/flexibility classes and bodyweight-based workouts also played a pivotal role to enhance employee wellness.
Two years later Rod knew it was time for a change and moved his Jersey roots to start over in Hawaii. He was quickly hired at 24 Hour Fitness in Hawaii Kai and within a couple years became the 24 Hour Fitness Manager on Waikiki Beach. By 2007 Rod had moved onward from the corporate fitness structure and officially began his own strength & conditioning services under the name Redondo's Training - a fitness experience based on the principles of progressive strength training with an emphasis on movement quality.
Transforming his garage into a gym and taking advantage of the beaches he was soon instructing boot-camps on a weekly basis and finding a passion for small group instruction. By 2009 it was time for a change and moved to Seattle WA. After two years as a full-time trainer with LA Fitness in Ballard and several private fitness studios later we fast forward to today and Rod is still as passionate about fitness as he ever was...
"Having the opportunity to train alongside a team of like-minded coaches makes Transform 180 feel like the most 'results oriented' training atmosphere I've ever felt. And when it comes to your fitness just keep it simple - eat smart, train consistently and always make time to get outside and experience the adventure of life."
In addition to being a Transform 180 strength coach, Rod has a deep passion for the outdoors and loves to snowboard, go backpacking, and spend as much time as he can among family & friends.
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Born and raised in New England, Shawna has always lived an active lifestyle. If she wasn’t hiking in the white mountains, she could be found on the rugby pitch playing for the city of Manchester, NH. Shawna moved to Portland, Oregon in 2012 where she attended Portland State University and served as the women’s rugby team captain for 3 years. She also held many administrative positions within the recreational sports council. Around the time of graduation, Shawna became a certified personal trainer and began training privately.
Shawna is thrilled to become a part of the Transform 180 team! She believes wholeheartedly in the power of personal training to guide clients toward leading healthy, happy lifestyles. If you see her around, make sure to say hello!
In 2015, Matt got his B.S. in Movement and Sports Science at University of La Verne, in Southern California where he also competed in Track & Field.
Upon graduating, Matt moved back to Seattle in order to explore how to better help others live happier, healthier lives through movement and decided to return to school to get his license in Massage Therapy. He currently practices as a Licensed Massage Therapist, doing medical massage off Eastlake, just south of the University Bridge. His approach to massage has changed the way he looks at training, breaking down movements to their most simple form. Training with his Track and Field Strength Coach in college, Matt learned many different phases of training, which has kept him inquisitive to learning what best fits each clients needs.
In his spare time, Matt competes at a national and international level in Ultimate Frisbee. Making the Seattle men’s team, Seattle Sockeye at the age of 16, he is now known for competing year round pushing his body to help grow the sport he loves.
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To me, health is truly the greatest wealth. I love movement and exploring possibilities of the human body. My style of training is based around functional movement patterns with real-world applications. This translates to more capability, strength and skill.
I believe that the training should differ in intensity, not type--The Olympic athlete and yourself should be doing the same things, only they might lift a little more ;)
I originate from an athletic background, studied and played baseball and football at Pacific Lutheran university, and had the privilege learning from some world-class coaches.
Day to day, I surround myself with like-minded individuals and immerse myself with new material so I can be the best I can be. I would love to spend some time with you and see what we can learn from each other!
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Blake loves motivating and helping clients achieve new levels of physical and mental abilities. Blake was Captain of Westmont College Men's basketball team where he received a degree of B.S. Kinesiology with an emphasis in performance training. He went on to play basketball at the professional level in Belgium and Australia. Blake has major love for the outdoors, family, friends and is always ready for a new adventure.
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Rena grew up playing sports however didn't feel like she was really good at it until she started Powerlifting. Not only has it helped her feel stronger physically, it helped to change the way that she thought about a lot of things. The main thing she wants to change is the way that people view themselves and how they approach fitness. She believes that people can do more than they think they can and wants to help bring that out. Rena also is a huge proponent of moderation over anything else; fitness and diet are parts of your lifestyle not the thing controlling it.
Rena feels strongly that there is not a better feeling than seeing the smile on someones face when they complete something that really challenged them. She gives high fives out like they are candy and will always do her best to make someone feel good about themself.
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