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.
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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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 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 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!
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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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 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.
Quinn has had a passion for fitness and training since childhood. Growing up he chased his dream of becoming a professional soccer player and continuously researched and implemented different training strategies to improve physical performance that would help him on the field. In middle school his mother opened a gym in snoqualmie Washington. Quinn spent a lot of time there and was fortunate enough to have the experience of working out with several different trainers who had a wide variety of training styles and philosophies.
Quinn attended the University of Washington on a soccer scholarship and continued his pursuit of playing professionally. Unfortunately, injury conspired against him and he was forced to end his career early. During this time he spent the better part of two years in the rehab and physical therapy room. He picked up all kinds of tips for dealing with small and large injuries and the information he continued to gain went well with his passion for physical training.
After college and a few years away from soccer recovering and healing his body and mind, Quinn was able to resume his soccer career, albeit at the amateur and semi professional level. He has worked as a youth soccer coach and trainer for high level players in the area for the last five years. He continued to research different training modalities to improve his physical conditioning and eventually decided combine his passion for strength and conditioning with his career as a coach. He got certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is excited to bring his passion and knowledge to anyone who is looking to get stronger and more fit.
Quinn’s training style comes from his athletic training background. He believes that everyone should work on their mobility, balance, and core strength while also incorporating full body compound movements that are the staples of strength and conditioning. He takes training seriously because he feels that goal setting and striving for continuous improvement are cornerstones of physical and more importantly mental wellness. He is excited to be a part of the team at Transform 180 and looks forward to helping his clients achieve their goals.
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 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 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 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.
Vincent Liu is from Hilo, Hawaii. He has trained in a wide variety of sports since high school (wrestling, Track & Field throwing, football, cross country, Judo) and is currently now training in the sport of Weightlifting. Vincent started his journey as a personal trainer in the year of 2013, at the same time obtaining his Bachelors degree in Communication from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and serving in the Hawaii Army National Guard as a 15N Avionics Mechanic.
Vincent’s passion for fitness comes from the simple notion of wanting to help people lead a more healthier lifestyle and to challenge them to go beyond what they believe to be possible. He has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from competitive bodybuilders and power lifters to people who simply want to improve their daily lives. Vincent believes that within each person is the desire to achieve a level of athleticism or strength that they have yet to see and that he is one of many guides who are able to lead those who choose to take that step towards that desire burning within.