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.
Although not personally training clients any longer, Charith 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!
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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Fitness has always been a constant in Erin’s life in some way, shape or form. To her the time when she is sweating and challenging herself, its a time when she feels invincible and strong no matter what the day has brought, and that strength carries over into other areas of life. That feeling and passion is something that led Erin on a journey of becoming a coach/ trainer, so she could also empower and inspire others to find that. Erin has been coaching strength and conditioning for 7 years and discovered CrossFit about 2 years ago.
Her style of coaching is a mixture of CrossFit (Olympic lifts and gymnastics) as well as total body strength and compound movements. Erin hopes to inspire others to not only move, but move well. To be able to learn about the mechanics of the movements and understand what they are working. From there you adapt, progress, and get stronger. It’s about feeling good and getting just a little bit better every day. It’s about helping others discover that “ah ha” moment and realizing just how capable they really are. That in turn carries over to their everyday lives.
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
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.”
Andrew was raised in North Texas in a family who had a passion for sports and fitness. Growing up he played football and baseball, but eventually stuck with baseball and played on scholarship for The George Washington University in our nations capital where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. His baseball career was cut short due to injury and from there he found a love for powerlifting and wanted to be able to help others find a passion for health and fitness as well.
Andrew’s ultimate goal is to become a Physical Therapist and to implement his knowledge and experience in personal training to help patients who are ready to progress past therapy.
Prior to moving to Seattle, he worked for two years in a physical therapy clinic as well as a personal training gym where he taught HIIT, group classes, and strength training from middle and high school aged to professional athletes and weekend warriors.
Christian, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, is a graduate of Seattle University having his B.S. in Sports and Exercise Science. Since a young age, he has been a competitive athlete, but it wasn’t until he entered college that he developed a deeper interest for the science behind training. He has competed in many different sports from baseball, tennis, powerlifting, cross-fit, olympic weightlifting and now jiu jitsu. Because of this background, Christian knows what it takes to be competitive and to continuously push oneself. While his current physical training is primarily focused around becoming better jiu jitsu athlete, he still loves to implement powerlifting and olympic weightlifting movements into his training. He focuses on moving efficiently and feeling healthy in all areas of life. Christian understands that exercise is not only helpful physically, but also psychologically and he is enthusiastic about training.
Taiyo was born and raised in Japan and spent most of his time on the tiny island of Okinawa. It is an island lifestyle that is known for it’s longevity and peace. That is where his love for fitness began. The Okinawan diet and lifestyle coupled with exercise is why Okinawa is home to the oldest and healthiest people on earth. I enjoy being able to take what I’ve learned there and bring it to Transform 180 Training. He believes that participating in fitness can change anyone’s life for the better and it can be fun.
“Sports and living an active lifestyle has brought me great joy and being able to pass that knowledge on is very fulfilling.”
Taiyo began training 3 years ago with overweight military personal and collegiate/pro basketball players in Japan. When he isn’t in the gym, he enjoys hanging out with friends and relaxing. Nothing beats a barbecue on Sunday with loved ones and friends!
Having been raised by parents who were marathoners and triathletes, Jill’s interest in movement and wellness started early. In her childhood and teen years she was running wherever she could and participating in whichever sport the season had to offer. When it came time to figure out a career it only made sense to do what came natural and continue in the health and wellness arena. Jill completed a B.S. in nutritional studies at Penn State University and since has been in the health industry in varying forms from public to private sectors for 12+ years.
In her personal fitness quest she is runner at heart, a yogi in soul and a force to be reckoned with in the weight room, in imagination but definitely in progress. Jill believes in the basics and throughout her years of movement has found there are pieces from various fitness modalities that when combined together create that edge.
Jill loves working with those new to fitness, those who struggle to keep consistency with their routines or those who want to learn proper form and get more ideas for their workouts. Jill’s goal is to make it fun and empower you to take charge of your health.
Trever Quitugua is a former student athlete playing baseball through out high school and college. Trever graduated with a Bachelors in Science degree in Exercise Science and has a passion for training athletes and empowering people to reach their fitness goals. He then became a Strength and Conditioning coach and received his certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist. He has been training for 4 years as coach and trainer. Trever is a well developed and experienced trainer. He is experienced in Sports Performance with all land sports and several water sports, Olympic Weightlifting, and Powerlifting. Trever is a very versatile trainer and trains year round for different events that inspire to help and train along side his clients of different backgrounds.
Andrew grew up in New Hampshire and was a multi-sport athlete throughout High School. He played Hockey in addition to Lacrosse at a competitive level and eventually went on to play Lacrosse at Northern Vermont University. He has always had a passion for training and fitness but did not pursue it as a career until 2017 when he completed the Personal Training Certificate Program at Bellevue College. Andrew spends his time in the gym focusing on aesthetic development with an emphasis on lean mass. He has experience with weight loss after successfully losing 60lbs. himself. He hopes that through his career he can help others live happier, healthier, and longer lives.
Born and raised in good ole' Texas. He is the fourth child from a big family of eight kids! He has played many sports growing up but didn't find his true love of basketball, rugby, and rock climbing until the later years. Training for these activities inspired him to improve the capacities of the mind and body, and motivated him to help others discover their freedom through motion as well. Collin loves studying and learning how the body moves and how to maximize the benefits obtained through all movement.
Collin has a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science - Corporate Fitness. He has trained and worked with Special Olympic and Paralympic Athletes and Disabled Veterans.
“Coaching and training individuals with a wide array of disabilities has taught me how to adapt to any situation, and to help others overcome their obstacles regardless of starting point. These concepts can be applicable to all types of training no matter what goal you have and I can't wait to help you reach them!”
Growing up in Oregon, Kelsey participated in competitive sports including soccer, basketball and track. She used exercise to get faster, stronger and more skillful. At 14 Kelsey began her career as a fashion model in New York which required her to shift her exercise goals. After 11 years in the fashion industry setting weight loss goals, Kelsey realized that it didn’t matter what weight she was at she could still find joy in exercise. It is [Pilates, yoga, mobility and strength based] movements and that joyful feeling that she is most excited about sharing with you. Kelsey became NASM certified in 2017, and loves being a part of helping others reach their goals.
Raised in Miami, Gaby began partaking in sport at the young age of four. Beginning with gymnastics class, she fell in love with being active and pushing her body to its limits. Throughout her childhood and teen years, she took part in many sports including martial arts, soccer, dance, and cheerleading. Gaby loved performing and competing, always trying to outdo herself, getting better, stronger, and faster.
In high school, she was part of the cheerleading team which was a huge role in her journey as a leader and coach. She found it fulfilling to coach and lead her peers around her.
After high school, seeing as she wasn’t part of any sports or teams, she found her self at a gym with her youngest brother lifting heavy things and from there, her love for physical training began. In the gym, she learned what it really meant to push your body to its limits and began to see growth, both physically and mentally.
Looking to feed her love of coaching, she began to train her younger brother and some of her friends as well as online clients.
Since then, she’s developed a deep connection with helping people reach their fitness goals and transform their bodies. Gaby is all about connection, connecting with people around her and helping them connect with themselves and their bodies to feel confident and fit.
Alex Pearl has always used fitness to lift himself out of whatever dark recesses of life he finds himself in. He first started lifting as a child, going to construction sites and lifting whatever heavy objects he could find in order to raise his strength and confidence. It worked and Alex took pride in being one of the fastest and strongest kids in class. During high school Alex excelled at track and field, but unfortunately a car accident ended up leaving him with back pain that kept him out of the gym. After high school he grew unhealthy due to lack of exercise and poor dieting. Alex lost most of his strength and athletic abilities and hit an all time low. Wallowing in self-doubt Alex remembered how working out had always boosted his confidence in the past, so he started training again and hit the gym for the first time since high school. Alex was able to make his back stronger and train without pain. He quickly became obsessed and was inspired to become a personal trainer after receiving awesome guidance from several trainers in Hawaii and a veteran Personal Trainer on Whidbey Island. After reaping the rewards that a strong fit body brings, Alex is overjoyed to share his love of fitness to you too!
Alex is all about making fitness fun, simple, safe, athletic and effective. Become your own super hero with Alex.
Quentin is a Chamorro/ Palauan native who was born and raised on the beautiful island of Guam. He moved to the mainland in pursuit of achieving his end goal of being an athletic trainer in the Navy. He is a recent graduate from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. His love for training and fitness stemmed from his father who was a former avid triathlete. Quentin growing up participated in swimming, soccer, baseball, basketball, and outriggering. His specialities of training include functional training, mobility training, and prehab work. He is a strong believer in creating a strong foundation for those new in the fitness realm or for those returning back into fitness. He focuses on proper form and moving efficiently with his clients. Quentin is currently in pursuit of his CSCS certification which he believes will assist him with future clientele. Quentin is always interested in new research regarding training and he is a consistent reader/listener to books and podcasts. Quentin hopes to bring his island hospitality to Transform 180 to make clients experiences both memorable and enjoyable!
Ethan has always enjoyed and active lifestyle. He started playing soccer at the age of five, continuing until high school where he started track and field, competing in long jump, triple jump, 100m and 200m dash. During college, he began rock climbing, running, and snowboarding at Snoqualmie, Stevens, and Mt. Baker. He first became interested in exercise science during his freshman year of college, where he realized running and bodyweight exercises helped him de-stress from academics. He transferred to Western Washington University, where he pursued his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, along the earning his ACE certification for Personal Training, and working as a trainer and group fitness instructor at the school’s recreation center. Ethan also obtained his minor is Psychology and is interested in the effects of exercise on the brain and its possible use as a treatment in mental health disorders. He hopes to continue as a personal trainer and eventually get ACSM certification in Exercise Physiology.