My mission is to challenge the status quo of what is means to be a personal trainer. To make strength training fun and exciting. To create confidence in the gym.

What I love about training is watching my clients progress. Not just in strength, but also the confidence they gain inside and outside the gym. I love creating friendships and a community through fitness.

I worked as a restaurant manager for years, but found my love for fitness and chose to pursue a coaching career. I started strength training in 2011 and have never looked back. I have been a Vegan for 26 years and enjoy breaking the stereotype that Vegans can’t build muscle.

I’m an avid road cyclist and recently started playing tennis. I enjoy going to concerts and I’m a fashion enthusiast. Plus I love finding new Vegan restaurants and food.
One of my favorite exercises is the Turkish Get Up. The get up is great because, it’s a full body strength exercise. It’s also good for balance, mobility and is great for shoulder stability.


W.I.T.S. certified professional fitness trainer. Currently working on my CES (corrective exercise specialist). Five years of personal training experience.

April Kimmel


My mission as a trainer is to help people approach fitness in a sustainable and well-rounded way to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Exercising should be about the celebration of movement and challenging ourselves to elicit long term growth! 

I love helping people understand their strengths, within and outside of the physical realm. Working out is a mental challenge as well as a physical challenge. It is my passion to help others discover their power and drive so that they can continue to show up for themselves throughout their journey. Whether your goal is to gain strength, prepare for a sports season, improve mobility, improve general wellness, or even to simply increase confidence, I am ready to be your ally!

My passion for movement stems from my background in dance. Since I was young, I have been fascinated by the strength and artistry of the human body, my curiosity is what drove me to pursue my degree in biology. In college, I found a love for fitness and began studying to achieve my group fitness and strength training certifications. Since then, I have been gaining experience teaching group fitness classes and I cannot wait to embark on this new journey of personal training! 

Outside of the gym I spend my free time in nature, trying out new recipes, listening to live music, taking dance classes, and interning at a physical therapy clinic in Wallingford. I have a huge passion for health and wellness and hope to apply for graduate school to achieve a doctorate in Physical Therapy within the next year! 

My favorite exercise is the single leg dead lift. When performed correctly, the single leg dead lift utilizes stabilizer muscles to maintain alignment of the shoulders, spine, hips, and knees. This exercise improves mobility, stability, proprioception of limbs and reduces muscle imbalances between legs. 

  • Bachelor of Art in Biology (Seattle University 2021)

  • Certified Fitness instructor (ACE)

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) 


My mission is to help my clients tap into unrealized goals and strengths. Keeping it always dynamic, so not only are we enjoying the process, but constantly adapting.

I love working with people and feeding off the energy created. My favorite thing is seeing the changes that occur from a long term training program. I also love that one training session can make someone’s day better. 

I grew up very active playing a variety of sports. I focused on wrestling through high school and college where I studied Kinesiology. Recently I have been training in Muay Thai kickboxing. I love to move my body and learn new ways to move it. 

I enjoy fitness, sports and I love to cook and EAT!

My favorite exercise is the hang clean. It requires power, strength and technique in order for you to hit it right.

  • NSCA-CPT Certified personal trainer
  • B.S Kinesiology San Jose State University
  • Precision Nutrition
  • Liscensed Massage therapist in progress



Fitness is a never-ending journey, and I strive to give my clients confidence and instill good habits for them both inside and outside of the gym.

My favorite part of training is building confidence in my clients and seeing them begin to genuinely enjoy our workouts. There is no better feeling than seeing them grow in not only their strength and physical ability, but also as more confident and happy people.

I was once an international fashion model! I travelled the world for 4 years for more companies, designers, and products than I can remember. During this time is when my interest in exercise and nutrition began to peak, soon leading to me moving back to Seattle to start my training career.

After becoming a trainer, I realized that I had an interest in Nutrition as well as Fitness so I went back to the classroom to acquire a NASM FNS certification so that I can better instruct my clients (and even myself) to a healthier and more positive diet.

I have many interests, including (but not limited to) playing music on my guitars and drums, hanging out with my dog, reading fantasy books, binging my favorite shows on Netflix and even playing video games with my friends.

My favorite exercise is the bench press. It’s a classic compound lift known worldwide, it can act as a culmination of upper-body strength to both test and show improvements made physically and mentally. While people expect it to be something that relies solely on all-out strength, it also incorporates just as much in terms of stability and stamina – making it much trickier than meets the eye.

  • NASM CPT – Certified, Fitness Nutrition Specialist – Certified NASM

Rival Trainer Liann


My mission as a trainer is to help people build strength and confidence under the barbell, create sustainable lifestyle changes, and combat “gymtimidation” through collaboration and education.What do you love about training:I love seeing people fall in love with movement and build selfconfidence through continuouslyshowing up for themselves. Witnessing someone’s growth (physically and mentally) and being able to help them see how much they’re capable of is so rewarding.

I grew up dancing competitively but never was considered “sporty” (although I gave a couple of years of XC and lacrosse my best shot). Then I stumbled upon some women who lifted through social media, and it opened up a whole new world for me. I fell in love with focusing on what my body was capable of rather than just what it looked like as well as the community I found through the gym. I started training in college at Ohio State and never looked back. I am an online coach and kickboxing instructor on the side, as well!

I’m a huge foodie with a big sweet tooth (“life is short, eat dessert” is my motto). I enjoy a good hike, any time spent near a body of water, and curling up with a good book and my cats.

I love the barbell bench press and deadlift! These lifts are super empowering to me, and I love feeling strong.

  • Precision Nutrition (in progress)
  • Barbell Rehab Method Certified (2022)
  • Certified Health Coach -ACE (2022)
  • B.S. in Human Dev. and Family Sci. – Ohio State University (2020)
  • Certified Personal Trainer – ACE (2018)