Success Stories

We are known internationally for helping our members experience incredible, life-changing results. Read the following successes and be inspired by their stories. If you take action today, you could be one of our success stories too!

Featured Story

Featured Client - What a story!

Bethany Malcolm

"Before coming to NWPT I was a longtime smoker, poor eater and generally not fit person.  I had been toying with the idea of trying to quit smoking again and knew that when I did that the pounds would pack on again, just like the first time.  So while thinking about quitting I started researching personal training thinking that if I could start working out first then I wouldn't be so prone to weight gain when I quit.  Then as life tends to happen, none of this came to be.  Gre... " Read more and be inspired

"Before coming to NWPT I was a longtime smoker, poor eater and generally not fit person."

FEBRUARY 01, 2017

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At NWPT we STRONGLY believe that having a PLAYFUL spirit is a very important part of living a healthy life! Michelle embodies a playful spirit and we LOVE it!

Michelle Nisle

"I played collegiate volleyball on a scholarship and consequentially worked out for four to five hours every day.  After my volleyball career ended, I went directly to law school where I sat all day every day in class and studying.  As a result of this new lifestyle I gained weight and lost muscle.  Prior to coming to NW Personal Training I was able to lose some weight, but was not very active and wanted to get my strength and overall fitness back.  Workouts in ... " Read more and be inspired

"Prior to coming to NW Personal Training I was able to lose some weight, but was not very active and wanted to get my strength and overall fitness back."

MARCH 01, 2017

Featured Client - What a story!

Bethany Malcolm

"Before coming to NWPT I was a longtime smoker, poor eater and generally not fit person.  I had been toying with the idea of trying to quit smoking again and knew that when I did that the pounds would pack on again, just like the first time.  So while thinking about quitting I started researching personal training thinking that if I could start working out first then I wouldn't be so prone to weight gain when I quit.  Then as life tends to happen, none of this came to be.  Gre... " Read more and be inspired

"Before coming to NWPT I was a longtime smoker, poor eater and generally not fit person."

FEBRUARY 01, 2017

Featured Client - Brian is STRONG and DETERMINED!

Brian Alder

"3 years ago, I had back surgery.
2 years ago, I couldn't do a squat... I was missing out on things that I wanted to do with life!

Then I met Cody, Judith and Molly and started training and comitted myself to health.

1.5 years ago, I found out that I had a tumor on my pituitary gland. Cody's helped me with my nutrition and I went on a plant based diet. Since then the tumor has disappeared and I have lost 15 pounds!

My squats look and feel good, I am back to b
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"2 years ago, I couldn't do a squat... I was missing out on things that I wanted to do with life!"

JANUARY 01, 2017

Featured Client - She has come SO far!

Betsy Stephens

"I’m a mom of 4 adult “kids” and a grandmother of 4. Having lost 50+ pounds 3 years ago I was thinking about getting into the gym to work on my physical fitness as part of my health journey. While playing in a women’s golf tournament I was the lucky winner of a sponsor’s gift. That sponsor was Northwest Personal Trainers; I won 6 weeks of access to their facilities and trainers. This began my relationship with Molly, my personal trainer. Working with her, we discusse... " Read more and be inspired

"Doctor’s originally predicted (based on “someone” of your age) 6 months of bed rest and rehab before returning to normal daily activities. Much to the doctor’s surprise I was back training with Molly and Derek within two and a half months of my injury."

DECEMBER 09, 2016

Featured Client - Shaunna has worked SO hard to get to where she is!!

Shaunna McCovey

"I came to NWPT over 14 months ago after I decided I needed to put my health and well-being first. I’ve always been the self-sacrificing type, so making myself a priority was new territory. My initial consultation was with Judith and it was great! I could tell right away she wasn’t just trying to sell me a membership like other gyms. Being a part of NWPT and working out with Judith (and Cody, Alex, Rob and Kristin) has been the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I leave each ... " Read more and be inspired

"I seriously love every minute of it. I’ve also learned so much about healthy ways of living. The trainers are here for you on every level – nutrition, tailor-made workouts, advice for better sleep, etc. They go above and beyond. And I can’t say enough about Judith."

NOVEMBER 01, 2016

Featured Client - Cindy is SO dedicated and inspiring!

Cindy Middleton

"IN THE MID 90’s I BELONGED TO THE PRINCETON ATHLETIC CLUB, AND DID MY BEST TO GO TO THE NOON CLASSES 3 TIMES A WEEK. AT THAT TIME STEP AEROBICS WAS THE RAGE. THERE WAS A BASIC MUSCLE TONING CLASS WHERE WE USED 2 OR 3 LB WEIGHTS AND I REMEMBER THINKING THAT 5 LB WEIGHTS WOULD BE MY ABSOLUTE MAX WEIGHT SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE! I WAS IN MY MID 30’S AND THEN I MET SHERRI. SHE STARTED WORKING AT PRINCETON AND REALLY RAMPED THINGS UP. HER STEP CLASS WAS AWESOME – YOU HAD TO GET THERE... " Read more and be inspired

"SHE PUSHED ME TO DO THINGS I NEVER THOUGH I COULD DO – PUSHUPS AND PULLUPS, WIND SPRINTS, AND LONG JUMPS, LIFTING HEAVY WEIGHTS. AT THE END OF THE CLASS I WOULD BE EXHAUSTED, SORE, AND DRENCHED IN SWEAT. BUT ALSO ENERGIZED BECAUSE I MADE IT THROUGH!"

OCTOBER 01, 2016

Featured Client - Angie's positive, fun energy is magnetic!

Angie Carter

"I have been going to NWPT since June 2015. I still remember my first session with Marijka. When she asked me if I considered myself to be active and fit, I replied, "Sure, I walk my dog." I appreciated her discretion as I scrambled through each of the exercises. I then realized how out of shape and weak in muscle tone I was. Working with her one-on-one has been priceless. Not only does she patiently work with me through each exercise (multiple times), but she corrects my form and tells me what a... " Read more and be inspired

"I used to drive by 10ks and marathons thinking who does that? And now I am training for them!"

SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

Featured Client - Rob has inspired so many people and is a BEAST!

Rob Preece

"After rotator cuff surgery in November 2014, I came to NWPT in February 2015 at the urging of my wife and started rehabbing my shoulder with Marijka.  My first thought was this gym is way too small, but I was so wrong.  I have always been active and worked out, but right away I found NWPT to be different.  I love the variety of workouts and always find myself wanting to push to the next level.

In November 2015 my cousin Cory suggested we do an Ironma
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"People ask why, I say Why Not!!"

AUGUST 01, 2016

Featured Client! Stan is the MAN!

Stan Morin

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STAN’S STORY

I very nearly fell out of my chair when I read in an email from Cody that I had been nominated for NWPT “Strong” Client of the month.  Initially I thought myself undeserving of such a grand distinction given that my arm circumference is but a fraction of Robs.  Then it dawned on me that if human arm circumference follow......

Not wanting to be pigeon holed for my brawn alone though, I must point out my prowess in the arena of endurance racing.  In the past 3 years, I have completed multiple half marathon and 5K and 10K events winning my age category more than once AND winning the overall title at the Blooms to Brews 10K race when the super-fast 10K runners were diverted onto the half marathon route by mistake!  The only award for being super-fast that day was an extra 7 miles to run!

I have not always been the well-rounded uber-athlete I am today.  Before coming to train at NWPT, I was full of excuses.  There were never enough hours in the day to exercise.  I had back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain and Ibuprofen was my constant companion.  I was convinced to give NWPT a try by my lovely, intelligent, and very beautiful wife and after filling out the longest intake form I had ever seen, I signed on for 12 weeks on Saturday mornings.  Those early months at NWPT passed by breathlessly in a dizzying blur of sweat and shackles as Trevor put me through the paces.  Then an enthusiastic newcomer named Cody agreed to be my trainer.  He promised to make me strong and fit and we would enter an enduring partnership which remains solid to this day.  He is the WOO to my HOO so to speak.  

I have worked with many exceptional trainers throughout my time at NWPT but none can hold a candle to my sainted mentor Cody McHaney whose expert tutelage transformed me from a 140 pound weakling to NWPT Strong Client of the month.  He knows how to deliver results as he knows the true inspirational value of a skillfully conveyed WOO!!  Thanks Cody and the NWPT team!

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"Before coming to train at NWPT, I was full of excuses.  There were never enough hours in the day to exercise.  I had back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain and Ibuprofen was my constant companion."

JULY 01, 2016

Joni works so hard to stay fit and healthy!

Joni Berinstein

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It is hard to believe that I have been coming to NWPT for 12 years. I had never been active in sports in high school or college and once I started working, fitness was not a priority. As a stay at home mom my life was all about carpooling and volunteering. Once Carly started first grade I had no excuses to avoid actually working out. After a few years at the YMCA I wanted to get serious about training properly so as to not incur injury since I w...

Leah is my third trainer and even I am amazed at how much I've learned. It took a few years before I would schedule workouts and now I schedule everything around the workouts.

As I've taken on more challenging workouts I've also learned about my body's limits. I have back and disc issues that keep me from doing all that I want to do, yet Leah always has good alternatives.

I would like to push harder or go further, but I'm learning there is only so much I am able to do.

I am very proud of the fact that although I've had several surgeries, including a major one, I still keep working and moving forward.  I know I will never run a marathon or break any records, but I can do something every day to use what I can use.

My fitness goal initially was always to lose weight (is there any other reason to work out?), but it has evolved.  Now I'm striving to be strong and balanced so I can continue to travel.

Thank you Leah!!" Read more and be inspired

"After a few years at the YMCA I wanted to get serious about training properly so as to not incur injury since I was starting on my fitness path so late in life."

MAY 01, 2016

Trainer Love

Kristen Morin

"It's me again!  I just wanted to take a moment to recognize my overly caffeinated trainer Derrick DeLay since I have never taken the time to do so.

I was walking (yes, walking) up the hill by my house this morning.  It's long, about 1.5 miles and pretty steep in some parts.   I haven't walked the hill  in quite a while with all the running I do now and I was struck by how different it felt.  I was not out of breath.  My legs felt strong.  Nine y
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"As I near 45 years,  I'm in much better shape and feel worlds better than I did 20 years ago."

MAY 01, 2016

Client of the Month - Diane has

Diane Woolard

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I started working out at NWPT after getting injured and I could no longer rehab myself and get myself back into shape. I needed PT and a therapeutic environment to stay moving so I made a commitment to keep healthy and stay moving. My body needs additional support to do that and NWPT provided just that. The trainers have the skill and knowledge to keep me healthy and moving forward. Cody and Judith have been my trainers and have been aware of my needs and commitment to stay moving.... " Read more and be inspired

"My body needs additional support to do that and NWPT provided just that."

APRIL 01, 2016

Our Dedicated Featured Client!

Heidi Palena

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Dedication

I started at NWPT in 2006 after my second child was born. I was unfit, lacked confidence, and was pretty sad that my body didn’t seem to melt away the baby fat I had gained. I jumped right in with NWPT and joined in my first FAT LOSS CHALLENGE.   My trainer helped me to rock the challenge and I went from soft to strong with his guidance and encouragement—I felt like a new person.   ...

10 years since that first challenge, I have trained with a trainer almost every week—keeping off the 25 pounds that I initially lost.  That weekly session acts as my “set the bar” workout for the rest of the week. Until working out with a personal trainer, I had NO IDEA how hard I needed to push for results.  It’s amazing how much I have been taught to reach for those uncomfortable edges and push just a little beyond because THAT is the point where progress is made.   My workouts are a priority and the secret to stress relief, keeping my weight in check, and giving me happy energy to run and play with my kids.  My husband kindly states that I’m “reverse aging” which is just about the best compliment ever.

While my workouts are consistent, I sometimes need to refocus on nutrition; my trainer Kristin is ready with her “What can I do to help you succeed” attitude.  I never feel like a failure for needing a little guidance and cheerleading, she just helps me get down to business and focus.   Every week, I walk out of NWPT with my head high, my limbs sweaty, and my heart full." Read more and be inspired

"Every week, I walk out of NWPT with my head high, my limbs sweaty, and my heart full."

MARCH 01, 2016

Featured Clients - Nichole & Nerissa are hard working gals!

Nichole Reitzenstein & Nerissa Fallon

"Our partner training and team training at NW Personal Training has provided us with a path to reach our exercise and health  goals in a safe and healthy way. With the customized instruction from the trainers we get to work with we both have experienced amazing results.

We began our NW Personal Training journey to better health and fitness in 2012. We continue to advance our flexibility, strength, and overall tone. We have enjoyed the flexibility of working with several amazing tr
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"Learning from others, my inspiration comes from anyone who has had physical or mental challenges of their own, far worse than mine, living their life with a positive attitude and carrying on as best as they are able."

OCTOBER 01, 2015

Client of the Month - Donna has improved so much in such a short amount of time. She came in with a fear of falling all the time. Now she keeps bragging how confident she feels about her balance and she's not worried of falling anymore!

Donna Tinsen

"My name is Donna Tinsen, and I'm 75 years old. I was widowed last year after my husband's prolonged illness. The strain of caring for him took all the energy and life out of me.

I was exhausted and overweight, and having terrible trouble with my left knee. I resolved to take my Weight Watchers program seriously again, and under the care of my doctor joined NWPT to strengthen my knee and improve my overall conditioning.

With the help of Marijka, my trainer, I gained confide
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"I was exhausted and overweight, and having terrible trouble with my left knee. I resolved to take my Weight Watchers program seriously again, and under the care of my doctor joined NWPT to strengthen my knee and improve my overall conditioning."

NOVEMBER 01, 2015

Client of the Month - Lois offers Inspiration!

Lois Deckard

"If someone had told me a long time ago that I would get cancer after working for 41+ years and retirement in full swing,

Never would I have believed them, because I’ve always been active, watched my nutrition, and never smoked.

So, five months after having my annual mammogram, I found a lump and my GP called with bad news about the results of a second mammogram.

Positively confirming
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"Learning from others, my inspiration comes from anyone who has had physical or mental challenges of their own, far worse than mine, living their life with a positive attitude and carrying on as best as they are able."

OCTOBER 01, 2015

Client of the Month - Laural is a master of keeping a healthy balance with work, exercise and play!

Laural Wilson

"Working with a Personal Trainer at NWPT was and continues to be one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself!! All of the trainers I have had the opportunity to work with are AMAZING!!! I truly would not be able to lift or push myself to accomplish the weights or the workouts I have experienced at NWPT without their encouragement and support along the way. I feel that I am in the best shape of my life, and at 58, that’s saying a lot!!! Thank you all so much!!!! My daughter, Jenni... " Read more and be inspired

"When you are not happy with yourself and how you look and feel, it does start to affect all aspects of your life. I needed to do something different and that is when I decided to try working out with a Personal Trainer."

SEPTEMBER 01, 2015

We wanted to recognize Kris because of her Perseverance!

Kris Hostetter

"Perseverance describes me since February 10, 2015. I had noticed more sitting and less walking. I was eating less, weighing the same but gaining inches. My friend Teresa had suggested NWPT years ago, but I just wasn't motivated until my doctor suggested a steroid injection into my neck to relieve pain.  Enough. I had to take back control. No cure was being offered. I had to get that blood flowing. Walking wasn't reducing my neck or shoulder pain. I needed to breaking a sweat and get stronge... " Read more and be inspired

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I'm getting in shape. I'm not in pain. My shoulder is stronger. My brain has changed; I look forward to class everyday.

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AUGUST 01, 2015

Brittany has impressive STRENGTH!

Brittany Pratt

"I moved to Vancouver in the beginning of 2013. I didn’t know a soul. I was recently married, and thevheaviest I have ever been. My journey with NWPT started one Saturday evening when I went to put my “go-to” dress on, and I couldn’t get it zipped up. I thought, “That’s it, on Monday morning, I’m going to look for a gym.” I found NWPT online, called up, and spoke with Shantina. Not more than 20 minutes later she was giving me a tour of the studio, a... " Read more and be inspired

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I’ve gone from 33% to 19% body fat and I can dead lift over 200 pounds. I’ve completely changed my eating habits for the better and I’ve developed a passion for health and fitness I didn’t know I had. Aside from the results I have achieved, one of the main reasons I show up every day for my workout is because of the people.

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JULY 01, 2015

February Featured Clients of the Month... Commitment!

Kris Sharp and Charlene Montierth

"Kris and I are committed – to each other, to health, to joy, and to living long and active lives together, and Northwest Personal Training is part of that commitment.

18 months ago I could not have imagined living in a body in which I felt strong, in whichI could live for another 30 or 40 years. I had just suffered a herniated disk and my right leg all the way to my foot was left numbed and so weak that I couldn’t do a toe lift; I didn’t even have a heel reflex.
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18 months ago I could not have imagined living in a body in which I felt strong, in whichI could live for another 30 or 40 years.

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MAY 01, 2015

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