We specialize in all levels of health and fitness, from beginners to experienced athletes who need sport specific training.


  CHARITH MADAWELA  Principal & Founder  Electrical Engineering (B.S.)  NASM Weight Loss Specialist  NESTA  CPR/First Aid Card

CHARITH MADAWELA
Principal & Founder

Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
NASM Weight Loss Specialist
NESTA
CPR/First Aid Card

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 body fat loss while building muscle and increases speed, power, and endurance.

With the added responsibilities of owning a growing company, Charith’s availabilities for training clients is limited. However, he is very much involved with the day to day operations of the company and making sure the clients are receiving a remarkable personal training experience every single visit!


  Matt Duncan   Personal Trainer  B.S. Wellness Studies and Fitness ISSA Certified  First Aid/CPR/AED

Matt Duncan
Personal Trainer

B.S. Wellness Studies and Fitness
ISSA Certified
First Aid/CPR/AED

Matt Duncan developed a passion for fitness from playing football throughout his childhood and high school days. From many years of hard work he attended University of Charleston on a football scholarship and graduated with a bachelors in wellness studies and fitness. He believes in basic barbell movements as well as simple lifestyle changes to help with each client’s goals.


  Colin Cleveland  Personal Trainer  ACE CPR/First Aid Card

Colin Cleveland
Personal Trainer

ACE
CPR/First Aid Card

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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  Peter Paragus  Personal Trainer  B.S. Sport Exercise Science NASM Certified NASM-CES Certified  First Aid/AED/CPR

Peter Paragus
Personal Trainer

B.S. Sport Exercise Science
NASM Certified
NASM-CES Certified
First Aid/AED/CPR

Peter is from the island of Guam and moved to Seattle in order to pursue his degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Having gone through a weight loss experience of his own at a young age, he realizes the importance of exercise in one’s life and how that can change the way people feel about themselves and others. From Rugby to Cross-Country, he has participated in a wide variety of sports that allows him to understand the different dimensions of fitness and the way that they can be applied toward a healthy lifestyle. Peter is a competitive powerlifter but still enjoys training outside of his comfort zone and exercising in different ways. His training style revolves heavily around muscle building, stability, and learning how to move healthy in all hours of the day. He values the mind-muscle connection and how that applies to every exercise that you do. Look for him if you’re seeking to strengthen your body and find out fun ways to exercise!


  Jennine Duncan  Personal Trainer  B.S. Exercise Science and Kinesiology CPR/AED/First Aid

Jennine Duncan
Personal Trainer

B.S. Exercise Science and Kinesiology
CPR/AED/First Aid

In  2016 Jennine received her Bachelor's in Exercise Science from East Tennessee State University, where she played Division-1 Softball for four years. After graduation, she decided to continue her athletic career and moved to Seattle in order to play elite women's rugby. Jennine currently plays for the Seattle Saracens and the Atavus Academy rugby teams. In August of 2017, Jennine won the Club 7's National Championship with the Atavus Academy team following an undefeated season.
Sports and fitness have always been a huge part of Jennine's life. Growing up, she discovered her passion to help people feel better and guide them towards success. Jennine believes that there is an athlete inside everyone, and she tries to bring that out while training. Her ideology consists of basic movements built around her client's goals.

 


  Nate McMillan  Personal Trainer  B.S. Exercise Science ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer CPR/First Aid

Nate McMillan
Personal Trainer

B.S. Exercise Science
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
CPR/First Aid

Nate developed a passion for fitness after he was hit by a car at the age of twelve. He went through many months of therapy and training in order to relearn even the most basic skills, such as walking and talking. His passion to help others drove him to obtain an B.S. Exercise Science degree from Georgia Southern University. Now he enjoys sharing what he has learned through the years to help others obtain their personal health and wellness goals. 
Nate believes in a well rounded workout routine that will provide consistent results and help people in achieving their overall fitness and wellness goals. He enjoys living an active lifestyle and working towards personal fitness goals. With his time working as a character performer at Walt Disney World, he has experience working with people from around the world and uses his uplifting spirit to keep clients energized and excited.



  Max Aedo  Personal Trainer  NSCA Certified First Aid/CPR/AED

Max Aedo
Personal Trainer

NSCA Certified
First Aid/CPR/AED

Max was raised in Santiago, Chile in a community that didn’t value physical fitness as much as here in the United States. When he immigrated to the Northwest in high school, he immediately joined the swim team where he exceled in distance swimming. He is now completing an Associate’s degree in Personal Training at Highline College. In addition to working with many staff and faculty clients at the college, Max worked at 24 Hour Fitness in Bellevue and interned at Grit City Fitness and Performance in Tacoma.

Max’s passion as a fitness trainer is increasing his clients’ enjoyment of life by making them stronger and more mobile and energetic. He loves putting circuits together because this keeps the workout both challenging and interesting. In his programs, he includes mobility, stability and balance and he stresses form when exercising to prevent injury. Everything he does in his sessions translates to real world applications: tying a shoe, unloading the dishwasher, playing with kids, and becoming more active outside the gym.

“They don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” -Michael Boyle


  Courtney Shearer  Personal Trainer  NASM CPT/ FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist) CPR/ AED Certified DotFit Certified.

Courtney Shearer
Personal Trainer

NASM CPT/ FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist)
CPR/ AED Certified
DotFit Certified.

Courtney is a certified personal trainer, National Physique Committee competitor, and a former NCAA soccer player. Sports, fitness, and exercise have always been part of Courtney’s life.  Through sports she discovered she is a natural leader who loves nothing more than making those around here better.  She pushes her clients to work harder than they think they can work, and takes joy in seeing people do things they never thought possible. 

She made her health a top priority and has achieved so much.  She now uses this knowledge to make the lives of others better.  To show them how much they can improve their life if they are willing to focus and work hard.  She will be with you every step of the way, helping you up when you fall, and taking joy in your success.  

Courtney’s devotion to every client does not cease when they achieve their goals.  Even after you achieve things you did not think possible, she will be there helping you maintain your progress, and setting even loftier goals.  She is not just a coach, or a trainer, she is a person that invests in people because she truly cares.  If you want somebody to be there on your journey, Courtney will be a wonderful guide.  


  Kara Arnold  Personal Trainer  NASM Certified NESTA Certified CPR/AED/First Aid

Kara Arnold
Personal Trainer

NASM Certified
NESTA Certified
CPR/AED/First Aid

Kara was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has had a passion for health and fitness her whole life as she started playing a variety of sports at age five. Kara fell in love with Volleyball in the third grade and played year round from 6th grade through her first two years of college, in addition to varsity Track & Field through high school. When she decided to step away from volleyball she fell in love with learning about how to train herself to be physically fit on her own without sports, which eventually streamed into wanting to help others do the same.

Kara is currently finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Bryan University.  She is very passionate about helping people learn how to improve their strength and performance in the gym and daily functions in their everyday lives. Kara believes that everyone has an athlete inside himself or herself’ and that everyone can learn to be a healthier and happier individual. Kara also has a deep interest in nutrition believes it is a key component to one’s overall health and longevity. 


  Jack Scheideman  Personal Trainer  B.A. History NSCA-CSCS Certified CPR/AED/First Aid

Jack Scheideman
Personal Trainer

B.A. History
NSCA-CSCS Certified
CPR/AED/First Aid

Jack started his fitness journey, in his early teens as an attempt to improve his performance on the track. As a Shot-Putter, the goal was to improve his strength, muscle mass and power production. Focusing on mainly compound movements (Squats, Bench, Deadlift, Overhead Press, Rows, Pull-ups), Jack added hundreds of pounds to these lifts. By adding weight to the bar, he added lots of muscle mass, improved his strength and increased his power production. He then was able to continue his throwing career at the University of Washington, where he threw Shot-Put for four years. This is where my love for strength training started and continues to be a passion, to this day. After College, Jack was able to earn my CSCS and Started working at Driveline Baseball, where he worked as a strength coach. Working with Athletes ranging from High School level to Professional, which was a invaluable experience. 

Jack’s Passion however involves both nutrition and strength training for the general population. Helping people reach their goal in an efficient manner, based on evidence based practices. Evidence based means creating a program that takes literature from science and practical experience to reach your goal. Teaching the client what are the most important factors to reach their goal and what they don’t need to worry about. Setting the client with a great foundation to progress on the rest of their life. This ensures the client learns the principal fundamentals and ignores the fads that grow in the fitness industry. This can include losing body fat, improving strength or building muscle mass.   


  Hannah Nash   Personal Trainer  NASM Certified  YTT 200 Certified CPR/AED/First-Aid

Hannah Nash
Personal Trainer

NASM Certified
YTT 200 Certified
CPR/AED/First-Aid

From starting dance at a young age, to competing state-wide in track and field, Hannah has always loved exploring movement. In September 2016  she completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training, which has helped strengthen her own practice, and elevate her teaching. She began personal training mid 2017, after working in a gym, and realizing her purpose as a fitness instructor. She has also taught Crossfit, bootcamps and other fitness classes. Other passions include hiking, Crossfit, video games, food, and animals. “I believe fitness should be fun and challenging! I want you to realize your body's potential, and celebrate the journey. There is no secret formula, you work hard, and sometimes you just want to quit. That's where I come in. Together, we can improve your strength, endurance, speed, balance, or whatever your own goal may be.”