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
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!”
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.
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!
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.
NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
Health & Fitness have always been a huge part of my life. In April of 2009, while going through an intense training regimen for Junior Olympics in Tae Kwon Doe, I developed a passion for traditional strength training and metabolic conditioning. My specialties include one-on-one personal training, small group training, kickboxing, kettlebells, weight training, form & technique correction, and Olympic Lifting. My priorities while training my clients are to; develop proper functional movement form while completing exercises, correct muscle imbalances, decrease risk for injury, inspire positive lifestyle change and counsel clients on proper nutrition and exercise habits. I have worked with individuals from many walks of life from ages 14 to 70 and from all fitness levels with success. I am very excited to continue my passion by helping others develop themselves and spread the power of health and fitness.
B.S. Kinesiology – University of Maryland
NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist
US Rowing Level 2 Certified Coach
Rob recently moved to Seattle from Washington DC and brings ten years of training experience to OAC. Inspired by his collegiate rowing coach, he received a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland. He has been working as a trainer ever since. Early on in his training career a debilitating lower back injury forced Rob to reevaluate his own training regimen. He quickly began incorporating injury prevention and rehabilitative concepts into his workouts. He specializes in back pain prevention, weight loss, and strength training for endurance athletes. Rob encourages his clients to live a healthy lifestyle and expects them to work hard to achieve their fitness goals. When he’s not at OAC you’re likely to find him climbing, trail running, cooking, or traveling.
Eric "Pete" Peterson
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer
NPTI - Certified Personal Trainer
NASM - Nutrition Specialist
USA Karate - Blackbelt
There is a saying, which states “every Trainer’s first client is themselves”. As a child and young adult I battled with fluctuating weight and low self-esteem. I didn’t like who I was so I decided to make a change. I believe anyone can change to become the best version of themselves, which usually starts with one’s health and then manifests throughout all other aspects of their life. We all have goals that are personal and unique to our situation in life, and my job as a trainer/coach is to help my clients take the most effective path towards meeting those goals while maintaining a safe and fun environment. I get to watch people from so many different walks of life change inside and out as a result of their hard work. The greatest joy I get from my career is witnessing that transformation in my clients.
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level-1 Trainer
Rachel's path to health and fitness started with being a competitive swimmer which inspired her to help others and become a Personal Trainer. Rachel believes that fitness is celebrating everything our bodies are capable of doing and exercise is the key to developing a healthy relationship between mind, body and spirit. Rachel works with all types of clients from those who are just getting started on their fitness journey to the athlete looking to improve performance. Regardless of where you are, Rachel's goal is to ignite a passion for fitness with challenging workouts and inspire you to make exercise a part of your life.
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