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 - Reaching Towards Success

Becky Rogerson

"I wasn't your typical "big girl." Oh, I certainly qualified for that title at 300 pounds for at least a decade... but I didn't see myself as that big. I felt like I took up a lot of physical space but I didn't see a big girl in the mirror. I didn't hate myself. I was reasonably active, ate reasonably well, but couldn't seem to lose the weight. 

I spent a ton of time at the gym swimming, biking, running, and on the elliptical but not doing a lot of strength training. It was boring to
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"I've gained strength and mobility I didn't know was missing."

AUGUST 01, 2018

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Featured Client - What an Inspiration!

Joe Markee

"There are three things I am passionate about:

My Family The work that our family and friends have done in Haiti for the past 35 years What NW Personal Training has done for me I started coming to NW Personal Training a long time ago. It was a fit for me from my first visit. Still is. My daughter Taryn and I really enjoy working out together on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 am. It is a great way to start the day!

I think I have worked out with about every
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"My daughter Taryn and I really enjoy working out together on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 am. It is a great way to start the day!"

NOVEMBER 01, 2018

New Attitude for Life!

Kevin Roberts

"Less than a year ago I was overweight with dangerously high blood pressure and a depressed attitude. I have been on and off workout programs for many years. These self-directed training sessions and weight loss regimens lasted a short period of time before going back to old bad habits - habits that exhibited an unbalanced life that negatively impacted my physical and mental health. 

I'm very fortunate to have a wife (also a client of NWPT!) who booted my rear into Northwest Personal
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"This summer I went water skiing for the first time in 20 years and surfing for the first time ever"

OCTOBER 01, 2018

Featured Client -

Pam Floyd

"Five months ago, in March 2018, I was in so much chronic pain, I had to use a cane or shopping cart to walk more than 10 minutes. I had a ruptured disk, a back injury from 25 years ago, arthritis, congestive heart failure, depression, anxiety disorder, plus I was pre-diabetic and 190 pounds. 

I had to use a back strap support to do chores in 10-minute intervals until the pain became too much. I had daily chronic pain all over my body that hurt so much when I moved, that I just sat on
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"I now also take yoga and barre classes and have made so many new friends at NWPT. I also meditate every morning."

SEPTEMBER 01, 2018

Featured Client - Reaching Towards Success

Becky Rogerson

"I wasn't your typical "big girl." Oh, I certainly qualified for that title at 300 pounds for at least a decade... but I didn't see myself as that big. I felt like I took up a lot of physical space but I didn't see a big girl in the mirror. I didn't hate myself. I was reasonably active, ate reasonably well, but couldn't seem to lose the weight. 

I spent a ton of time at the gym swimming, biking, running, and on the elliptical but not doing a lot of strength training. It was boring to
... " Read more and be inspired

"I've gained strength and mobility I didn't know was missing."

AUGUST 01, 2018

Featured Client - Breaking Barriers & Getting on Track!

Echo Langley

"I had never been one who enjoyed physical exercise. I never played sports and the only light that saw my face was the light of the refrigerator. When I turned 65, Medicare said they would pay for me to go to the gym so I went to the "big box" gyms they paid for. They had the equipment and the classes. They had pools and peppy music. I never went more than twice. 

When I couldn't walk around the block without panting and wheezing, when I was falling on a fairly frequent basis, when I
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"Since that day, the Saturday before Thanksgiving 2017, I have never felt alone on this journey to health."

JULY 01, 2018

Featured Client -

Ruby Grendahl

"About four years ago, I lost two key people in my life, which made me think about my own mortality. At that time, my grand-daughter encouraged me to join a local gym with her; which I did. 

In the Fall of 2017, I felt like I needed additional (professional) help in gaining upper boy and core strength. I had been reading Sherri's weekly column, so I decided to check it out, and join NWPT.

I enjoy coming to NWPT. I always look forward to what is in store for me. I feel stronger
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"I feel stronger and have so much more energy than I've had in a long time."

JUNE 01, 2018

Annie Brooks

"After graduating from college, 30lbs heavier than when I started, I tried out a variety of fitness programs, hoping to lose the extra weight that I had gained. Throughout the process, I experienced a lot of frustration, self-doubt, and ultimately, more weight gain. I found myself with my weight at an all-time high. I was asked to be a bridesmaid in a wedding and I finally decided that I needed some guidance from a professional.

I wanted a more comprehensive approach than what I felt
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"I was terrified. Terrified of being judged, of wasting money, of failing AGAIN, of embarrassing myself and man, I couldn't have been more wrong!"

MAY 01, 2018

Talk about Dedication!

Cirith Anderson-Sebree

"I've been an NWPT client on-and-off since 2007. I became serious about personal training in 2015 recuperating from a self-inflicted back injury at the gym. The injury was a jarring realization that my current workout routine (same one I used for the last two decades) was not optimized for my then 41-year-old body.

Enter Judith. In tandem with physical therapy, Judith customized stretching and strength programs, which rehabilitated my back and rebalanced my body musculature. After physical
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"Even in my most unmotivated and exhausted states, I transform when I step into the NWPT studio. I enter a world of positivity, levity, and fun!"

APRIL 01, 2018

Featured Client!

Traci Coleman

"I'm relatively new to NWPT, working with one of the trainers (Nathan!!!) consistently since around September 2017. I'm someone that has tried several different types of exercise modalities over the recent years, and I have struggled to find something that I felt safe doing and that was a genuinely good fit and sustainable for me and my lifestyle on a long-term basis. 

I contacted NWPT and signed up for the personal training sessions for several reasons, the main one being that I
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"Several months into working with Nathan, I can share with confidence that I have a family and team of people at NWPT that are supporting me and cheering me on every step of the way."

MARCH 01, 2018

Featured Client

Elizabeth Clarkson

"Several years ago I joined Northwest Personal Training because I realized I wasn't getting the results I wanted from my own self-directed workouts. My body was changing with age and I didn't know how to deal with it. I knew I didn't want to join a franchise health club with paint by the number workout routines. I wanted personal attention. I wanted someone to guide me on how to workout to achieve my personal goals, even help me set those goals. Like most middle-aged women, my expectations o... " Read more and be inspired

"I believe working out, eating well and managing my stress is key to remaining healthy and viable as I age. NWPT supports that approach, with real life, practical guidance, and support."

FEBRUARY 01, 2018

Voted "Most Inspirational Story" in 2017

Tom Hagley

"I checked myself into the E.R. at Legacy Salmon Creek with chest pains, but that wasn’t the only reason I decided to join Northwest Personal Training. Two other self-awakening, rear-end-kicking, and ultimately life-changing experiences motivated me to invest in my health and fitness.

In my late 30s, as a way of coping with stress, I developed a bad habit of eating super-sized lunches in restaurants every single day. They were my refuge, places where I could escape from
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"I went home and told my wife that I was unhappy and that I had to change. She gave me a gift certificate for a trial membership at NWPT."

JANUARY 01, 2018

Featured Client - Nicole is so strong and works so hard!

Nicole Ableidinger

"I have always heard wonderful things about Northwest Personal Training, but for years found many excuses not to try it: "It's too expensive. It's too far away. I'm not a runner/swimmer/cyclist. I'm not a serious athlete."

My husband joined a Spring Makeover Challenge a few years ago, and after he tried some personal training and some group fitness classes, he told me that it was a place I would love. But at the time, I had a corporate gym membership, and that was fine with me. Not to ment
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"It's hard to admit, but when I take time each day to focus on my own health, it's a little easier to be a better wife, mother, friend and a better "me" because I have the energy and the clear head to tackle what the day brings. "

DECEMBER 01, 2017

Featured Client - Teresa has come so far!

Teresa Pauletto

"After twenty years of being pretty sedentary, I knew I needed help. I was worried about my balance and how a fall could cause serious injury.

Leah has been by my side from day one. Encouraging and challenging me every step of the way. I am healthy and strong and have been able to have fun with my grandchildren.

NWPT has changed my life!

I have been able to travel with Medical Teams International, as a non-medical helper to Uganda, Guatemala, and Cambodia. I have also gone to
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"NWPT has changed my life!"

NOVEMBER 01, 2017

Featured Client - Lorraine is unstoppable!

Lorriane Cook

"Before I came to NW Personal Training I was a couch potato, I was overweight, my body hurt, I had knee issues. Just getting out of a chair was a challenge. In 2015 my mother had a stroke and I became her caregiver, last year my mother passed away. When she died, I died inside. I quit caring or having hope I just settled into the couch.

It was almost a year before I did anything about it. My close friend Deb Coates and her husband Don were coming to NWPT and they talked about how much be
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"Before I came to NW Personal Training I was a couch potato, I was overweight, my body hurt, I had knee issues."

OCTOBER 01, 2017

Featured Client - Tara has the endurance many strive towards!

Tara Taylor

"Everyone needs a place where they can “just be.” NWPT is that place for me.

As someone who has wrestled with depression since childhood, I know the benefits of regular physical exercise. I’ve belonged to multiple gyms, but never have I found the sense of community that pervades NWPT. A community is hard to describe and even more difficult to create. But NWPT has it in spades. It’s like entering a loving, happy home where you’re safe and cared for. Where peopl
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"Everyone needs a place where they can “just be.”  NWPT is that place for me."

SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Featured Client - Steve is an Inspiration!

Steve Pool

"I am not someone who really likes to be singled out or honored, and am very humbled by this recognition.  Much of my life I have exercised and dieted off and on without any great success.  I woke up one morning about a year and a half ago and finally accepted that I was at an extremely unhealthy weight, my body ached and my mobility was limited, my blood pressure was extremely high, even on medication, my self-image was pretty bad and I had a lot of things I still wanted to do in life,... " Read more and be inspired

"I woke up one morning about a year and a half ago and finally accepted that I was at an extremely unhealthy weight, my body ached and my mobility was limited, my blood pressure was extremely high, even on medication, my self-image was pretty bad and I had a lot of things I still wanted to do in life, and unless I got some help, it wasn’t going to happen."

AUGUST 01, 2017

Featured Client!

Mike Wall

"Back in November 2016, I wanted to go get a DEXA scan as I was curious about my bone density.  DEXA scans are also very useful tools to show body composition.  I was horrified to find out that at the time of the scan, I was 43% fat, and had four pounds of visceral fat on me as well!  I went home from the scan and told my wife that if I didn’t turn things around, I would be dead of a heart attack in under ten years. 

I love to research, so I checked out every gy
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"I really think that all of the trainers at NWPT are top-notch and all of the staff is so welcoming and full of encouragement.  Obviously, you have to do the work yourself to “get there”, but having a supporting and fun environment makes it so much easier. "

MAY 01, 2017

Featured Client - Andy has come so far!

Andy Ganderton

"When told that my name had been put forward for “Client of the Month” I initially laughed but then again I tend to laugh at a lot of things Alicia tells me.

It is coming up on a year since I started my journey with NW Personal Training and with all the changes in my life during that time the one constant has been my time in the gym with Alicia.

I started my workouts looking at the prospect of two Achilles tendon repairs in my immediate future, still recovering from
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"The biggest change is not the physical one it is the mental change that has allowed me to continue improving myself!"

JULY 01, 2017

Bonnie has worked so hard to get back to where she is!

Bonnie Harkins

"In July 2015, my husband and I and our two dogs relocated to Vancouver from Pasadena, CA. Six months later, in January of last year, I unexpectedly suffered a stroke. In the span of six hours, I went from being an active, energetic workaholic to having severe deficits in speech, motor control, and coordination. I had to relearn even the simplest of tasks and study body movements of others in order to replicate them. I was advised against pursuing strength training early in my recovery – so... " Read more and be inspired

"January of last year, I unexpectedly suffered a stroke."

APRIL 01, 2017

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

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