Olympic Athletic Club, Ballard's Best Health and Fitness Club. Open 24 hours | 5301 Leary Avenue NW, Seattle WA 98107 | Phone: (206) 789-5010
Welcome to Olympic Athletic Club
Seattle’s finest family-owned health club since 1979. Open 24 hours.
Welcome to Olympic Athletic Club
Seattle’s finest family-owned health club since 1979. Open 24 hours.
Included with Membership:
New Member Orientation… A one-on-one consultation with a personal trainer to assess your fitness level and build a routine that is tailor fit to your own health and fitness goals. This basic evaluation will include introductions to cardiovascular equipment and proper strength training techniques, as well as answer any questions you have about the gym or our equipment. It is a great way to get motivated and ensure that you see results from the beginning.
Additional Services from the Fitness Department:
Fitness Re-Assessment… The American College of Sports Medicine suggests changing your workout routine every 4-6 weeks to create optimal strides toward your fitness goals. If you have been doing the same thing over and over again or would just like to learn something new to help challenge your workout, please stop by the Personal Training desk and schedule a free assessment with anyone of our trainers.
Our Personal Training Staff:
CrossFit L-1 Trainer
Functional Movement Specialist
ACE CPT & CGFI
My Personal Training and Group Fitness philosophy is based on positive energy, intensity and having fun. I help my clients and class participants incorporate health and fitness into their individual lives, and teach them how to exercise correctly to build self-confidence in and out of the gym. As a former recreational and competitive bodybuilder I always based my own training regimen only on building muscle and burning fat, never truly focusing on the power of functional movements and mobility. In 2012 I was introduced to Hard-Style Kettlebell training and CrossFit and my love of fitness was reinvigorated. I learned quickly that true fitness is not what you see in the mirror, but mentally and physically feeling your best as a result of the effort you put in, everyday. I dedicate my coaching to help others achieve the same, everyday!
MS in Exercise and Sports Science, University of Oregon
BS in Exercise Science, Emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy, OSU
23 years of service at Olympic Athletic Club
"As a personal trainer, my objective is to give you the knowledge and necessary tools to live a healthy lifestyle. I will help you understand how exercise and diet can greatly improve your overall quality of life. Consistency will be required of you to maximize your success. I will be there to encourage you every step of the way."
BS in Fitness and Exercise Science from Western Washington University,
10 years of service at Olympic Athletic Club
“I can’t stress the importance of strength training for improving performance, self-confidence and one’s quality of life. My main goal is to create effective exercise routines that compliment an individual’s hectic lifestyle. With my help you will improve your overall fitness, sports performance and self image.”
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Assistant Fitness Director
NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
My passion for healthy living sprouted from my own personal battles with nutrition and exercise. After an injury I incurred through running, I once and for all discovered the importance of form and function, and that proper nutrition is crucial to reaching any goal.
Building a strong and stable base to condition and strength train from is key no matter your goals. I believe that a step up approach through stabilization, strength and power yield the best, and most long lasting results. The benefits of physical health are immeasurable- mentally, emotionally and financially.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Senior Fitness Specialist
FMS Functional Movement Specialist
TRX Level 1 & 2 Certified Trainer
ACE Group Fitness Instructor
“Living an active healthy lifestyle has always been an important personal goal. In my 30’s, life as a full-time mom provided the greatest challenges to that healthy lifestyle with significant weight gain and indications that I was pre-diabetic. Fortunately my 40’s have been transformational. Not only have I learned to pay more attention, once again, to the needs of my body and mind but I have discovered a passion to work with others to improve their quality of life through personal training and group fitness instruction. My focus as a personal trainer is to develop a balanced program that is fun, flexible and goal oriented. Whether you need greater balance and stability, a structured post-rehab program or need to make positive lifestyle changes, I would love to help you reach your goals!”
Tommy Jerome is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (ACSM). After a short stint playing college football that took its toll on his body, Tommy became increasingly interested in the human body and its whole potential. While at the University of Colorado, Tommy completed the Pre –Physical Therapy requirements that allowed him to manage the Wellness Division at the Integrative Rehabilitation Group in Redmond, Washington before landing at the OAC. He currently works with endurance athletes, triathletes, cyclist and individuals who suffer from metabolic diseases as well as the everyday, "life athlete (YOU)" who wants to pursue their passions outdoors and outside the normal, "gym" setting. He has continued his education at the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science in Movement that focuses on 3-Dimensional movement, aimed at injury prevention, restoration, peak performance and human transformation.
NASM Certified PT
P90X Certified Instructor
Insanity Certified Instructor
I am a Ballard native and started my passion for health & fitness years ago by focusing on my own goals and knowing that I want to live a healthy, fulfilling life. My focus as a trainer and instructor is to help people by assessing their fitness goals & daily lifestyle. I will help them accomplish these goals through functional training with strength, cardio and total body exercises. I like to help people with proper form to get the full benefit of each exercise. I enjoy working with women in particular who may not have the knowledge about strength training but want to learn more about it and how it can help them become stronger, improve performance and feel good about themselves. I want to help people find the same happiness and self-confidence that I have found and enjoy, by being the healthiest person they can be for years to come.
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
NASM – Women’s Fitness Specialist
ACE – Group Fitness Instructor
TRX – Level 1 Trainer
“Having a strong background in biological sciences made me realize the importance of the human body, and how fitness and nutrition play a vital role in our lives. This became more evident after becoming a mother when your health, self-esteem and energy levels are important, not only for yourself but for those around you. My aim as a personal trainer is based on building your body and confidence by encompassing strength training, cardio and full body workouts that are based on the principle of stabilization, strength and power”
NSCA – Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
NPTI – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Loyola University - BA
I'm Eric Hanson. I'm a personal trainer who has been in this industry for over four years. Personal training is all about helping you look, feel and perform better than you ever thought possible. My job is to motivate, encourage and educate you along the way to reaching your fitness goals. Years ago, before I became a personal trainer, I worked a corporate job and lived a sedentary lifestyle. I was fifty pounds over-weight, and despite trying every fad diet and “get ripped quick” scheme on the market, getting in shape was a constant struggle. It wasn't until I committed to a professionally designed training program and diet plan that I was able to lose the weight. Now, five years later, I am more than fifty pounds lighter and stronger than I've ever been in my life. I specialize in body composition, weight loss and toning – I am proud to offer my services to the members of the Olympic Athletic Club.
CrossFit L-1 Trainer
NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist
Melissa’s experience with sports has solidified her lifelong commitment to fitness and health. She has 15+years experience in gymnastics as a coach and competitive athlete which opened her curiosity for the marvels of the human body in action. When you work with Melissa you will find the confidence you need to take ownership of your fitness path through skill-based functional movements and strength training from a core to extremity approach. “My mission is to help you accomplish your personal fitness and health goals by providing structure, education and accountability. Together, we will find a program that is exciting to you. One that fits into your life and pushes your threshold. Get ready to work hard and feel fantastic!” After completing her B.A. in Theater Arts with a focus in movement and stage combat she completed her Personal Training Certification through the American Council on Exercise. She has continued pursuing new certifications and fitness knowledge with no end in sight. Melissa holds a specialization from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in Corrective Exercises, is a Crossfit Level one Trainer, and is taking classes on track for a degree in Physical Therapy. If she’s not out on the gym floor you’ll hear her in the Crossfit Studio as Kraken Crossfit’s evening coach, or on stage at the improv, or face down on the ground passed out from exhaustion.
TRX L-1 Trainer
I believe that physical activity is one of the best investments that we can make with our time.
Very few activities in our day to day lives can bring us such pleasure and fulfillment as moving
our bodies. I apply this philosophy to my training as I strive to help people of all fitness levels
improve their ability to use their bodies to their maximum potential. I will listen to your goals and
your concerns carefully and use those to foster a training environment in which you feel excited,
challenged and rewarded.
NESTA Certified Personal Trainer
Fitness is about so much more than exercise, it’s a spark for positive change and impacts many aspects of our lives. I work with clients of all fitness levels helping them become leaner, stronger, healthier versions of themselves through comprehensive exercise programming catered to their specific goals and needs. As a Personal Trainer my passion is to educate my clients on how to exercise correctly and build confidence so health and fitness becomes a forever part of their life. It only takes one step to get started!
BS – Exercise Physiology - Central Washington University
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit L-1 Trainer
Personal training should be something you enjoy doing and something that yields results. While there are many programs that can get someone in shape, they are only effective if followed. It is important to find a plan that you are confident you can and want to keep up with. Spending time in physical therapy, organized sports, and Crossfit, I have discovered the importance of keeping training fun, results oriented and something you can do for the rest of your life.
MS – Kinesiology & Sports Nutrition
BA – Nutritional Science & Dietetics
NSCA – CSCS
ISSN – CISSN
My background in health and fitness has been extensive, both personally and professionally. With my Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Science and Dietetics, I have had the opportunity to work nutritionally with people from all walks of life, reaching a variety of goals. After completing my Masters in Kinesiology and Sport Nutrition, I have since gained an important element to support my passion for physical activity and whole nutritious foods. Most importantly, I better understand the value in an individualized client journey. My training mentality is that all of my clients/athletes have the ability to build their ideal body. For asthetic, performance, or longevity purposes. This stems from my personal experience competing and coaching in the sport of bodybuilding as well as a love for outdoor adventures. My job is to empower, educate, and motivate my clients. A good trainer can make anyone sweat, but a great coach inspires a greater drive for success within their clients. Each day I work to do just that. Be a better coach, not just a good trainer.
BS – Exercise Science
NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
ACSM – Certified Exercise Physiologist
“While competing in track and field at the collegiate level, I obtained my B.S. in Exercise Science. After completing my competitive career, I took on the role of coaching and helping athletes reach their fullest potential. My personal coaching philosophy revolves around the belief that everyone is born an athlete. As a coach, it is my job to help you build, remember, and/or rediscover that inner athlete. To do this, I use evidence and research based exercise programming, hard work, and constant encouragement to help you achieve wellness in every aspect of life.”
NASM – CPT
I discovered my enthusiasm for fitness through my ongoing pursuit of becoming a firefighter. A career in the fire service is extremely physically demanding, so I knew I had to be in great physical condition. While building an exercise program, I learned about the importance of functional movements and core strength. These are vital components of any exercise program.
Fitness is a constant progression where we are always looking for new ways to challenge ourselves. As a personal trainer my job is to design a safe and effective program that will help you attain your goals. I want to share my excitement for healthy living with others and inspire them to always look for a new challenge.
Pro Mountain Bike Racer
National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer
Physical Therapist Assistant
Carolynn appreciates that it takes a strong body and mind to reach our goals. Whether they
involve winning races, summiting mountains, preventing injury, or just staying strong for
everyday life, optimal health is imperative to gaining the most from our experience. Carolynn
understands that the process can be just as important as the outcome and takes a mindful and
fun approach to training. Originally from the east coast, mountain bike racing initially brought Carolynn west nearly 10 years ago. Awestruck by the big mountains and endless single-track trails of the Northwest, Carolynn soon relocated to Bend OR and has enjoyed exploring this beautiful part of the country ever since, most recently landing in Seattle. While spending a great deal of time traveling racing bikes, Carolynn has learned to be adaptable and find creative and fun ways to stay strong in any environment and enjoys helping her clients do so as well. Carolynn earned her Associates degree in Applied Science in 2000 from Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY and has over 15 years of experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant in various settings with diverse patient populations and is now expanding into the personal training field. Carolynn enjoys helping all individuals regardless of age or current fitness level improve their health and well being while integrating fitness into their daily lives.
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