Personal Fitness Training

Personal Fitness Training at Seattle Athletic Club

The fitness professionals at Seattle Athletic Club are among the most highly qualified personal trainers in the industry.

We require all of our trainers to meet stringent certification requirements from respected organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); and to advance their skills through continuing education. As a result, our trainers have been recognized both nationally and locally, in publications such as Men's Health and Seattle magazine.

Unlike most clubs in our region, Seattle Athletic Club personal fitness trainers are not paid on commission, and never sell products or supplements. The singular goal of our trainers is to ensure that you receive a safe and successful session. Whether your goal is weight loss, strength gain, improved athletic performance, pre/post surgery, mobility or stress relief, our experienced trainers can create a personalized exercise program to meet your needs, while offering support and motivation to help you stay on track.

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Meet Our Personal Trainers

 

Melissa Alvear

Melissa Alvear

Melissa Alvear

Personal Fitness Trainer

Specialty

  • Weight Loss
  • Circuit training
  • Nutrition

Education

  • Texas State University - B.S. Nutrition and Food
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
    - Corrective Exercise Specialist
    - Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX level 1 suspension, RIP training
  • DVRT level 1 & 2
  • AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Licensed Zumba® Instructor
  • CPR/AED Certified

About Melissa

Melissa loves the challenge of creating an engaging workout program specific to her clients' goals - improving areas where they might be weak, building upon their strengths, and setting them up for lasting results. She believes long-term health and wellness come not only from a balance of strength, conditioning, and stability, but also what you eat. Melissa's background as a wellness chef and nutritionist, as well as her personal struggle of losing 150lbs, inspire her to help others achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle.

Melissa can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 206-522-9400.

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Rose Barker

Rose Barker

Rose Barker

Personal Fitness Trainer

Specialty

  • Circuit Training
  • Functional Movement
  • Injury Prevention
  • Balance and Stability

Education

  • Ashmead College Fitness Trainer Program
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • Psycholfit Cycling Instructor
  • Kinesis Certified Instructor
  • CPR/AED Certified

About Rose

Every day is a new commitment from you as an individual to live your life to the highest standard. Rose believes in change, growth and the importance of a strong body and mind to get you to your goals. Her philosophy is you must show up to the things that are important to you and the community around you and she is here to support her clients in doing just that! Rose has a passion for the outdoors, volleyball, snowboarding, yoga, and learning. She enjoys training people of all fitness levels and varying exercise goals.

Rose can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 206-522-9400.

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Christian Basilio

Christian Basilio

Christian Basilio

Personal Fitness Trainer

Specialty

  • Mobility
  • Functional Movement
  • Sports Performance
  • Injury Prevention

Education

  • Webster University - B.A. in Marketing & Advertising
  • Miami Art Institute, Graphic Design
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • CrossFit, Inc. - Level 1 trainer | Mobility trainer
  • CPR/AED

About Christian

Christian lives on the bridge between rehabilitation and performance. He is passionate about rediscovering movement patterns that everyone is wired with, whether it is strengthening foundational movements of life or improving it, he integrates his model to fit client’s specific goals. He believes that creating a practice of efficient movement patterning combined with high intensity followed by mobility, creates an inspirational environment to achieve a well-rounded healthy lifestyle.

Christian can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 206-522-9400.

Kamila Fontanilla

Kamila Fontanilla

Kamila Fontanilla

Personal Fitness Trainer

Specialty

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Circuit Training
  • Balance and Stability

Education

  • Western Washington University - B.S. Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Exercise Physiologist
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED and First Aid

About Kamila

Kamila’s passion for fitness is the driving force for inspiring others to adopt healthy behaviors. While she implements individual specific programs, her training style remains consistent, regardless of fitness level. She favors high intensity with minimal rest, full body workouts mixed with a ton of variety to keep clients guessing. Kamila’s philosophy is to train the mind into pushing the body beyond expectation by instilling a confident, hardworking, and committed attitude.

Kamila can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 206-522-9400.

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Dana Lauren

Dana Lauren

Dana Lauren

Fitness Director

Education

  • Central Washington University - B.S. Exercise Science
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Exercise Physiologist
  • TRX level 1 suspension
  • Psycholfit Cycling Instructor
  • CPR/AED and First Aid

Specialty

  • Weight Loss
  • Special Population
  • Pregnancy & Post Natal

About Dana

Dana is one of those people who has thrived from being active throughout her life. Working at the Club has given her a stage on which to share her passion for health and fitness with others. Just as life is full of change and challenge, so is fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. With that change and challenge, direction and focus change. Dana has experienced this after becoming a mom of two. Though it’s not easy, embrace the challenge and changes of life, and use these experiences as a platform to thrive.

Dana can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 206-522-9400.

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Terrell Stephens

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Terrell Stephens

Personal Fitness Trainer

Specialty

  • Group fitness/large group training
  • Flexibility and mobility
  • Functional strength through movement patterns
  • Cardiovascular conditioning

Education

  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal  Trainer (ACSM-CPT)
  • PiYo LIVE Instructor
  • INSANITY LIVE Instructor
  • Zumba Level 1 Instructor
  • YogaFit Level 1
  • Armed Forces Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Orthopedic Specialty Technician

About Terrell

Terrell began his fitness journey while serving in the United States Navy, working in clinical, field, and naval vessel settings as a Hospital Corpsman. While serving on shore duty during the very early part of his Naval career Terrell began studying dance, yoga, and Pilates, which cemented his interest in learning how the human body moves and functions. After his Honorable Discharge from active duty Terrell attended Central Washington University, where he originally began studying music and musical theatre, but changed paths later in his college career to focus on exercise physiology after years of experiencing how the power of wellness could change people’s lives. Terrell takes a mind-body approach to fitness, where he believes that understanding the intention and purpose behind a movement or concept is just as important as being able to execute the movement properly. In his free time Terrell enjoys taking dance classes, playing his instruments, singing, and going to electronic dance music shows and festivals.

Terrell can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 206-522-9400 ext 244.

Steve Saum

Steve Saum

Steve Saum

Personal Fitness Trainer

Specialty

  • Strength training
  • Sport specific training
  • Youth training

Education

  • Ventura/ Moorpark college
  • Boise State University
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • USA Football Heads Up Coach
  • CPR/AED Certified.

About Steve

Born in Bremerton, Washington, and raised in Ojai, California, Steve has spent most of his life involved in sports. “Training has always been and will continue to be a major influence throughout my life. I believe a trainer is not just a person directing an individual to do a particular exercise. A personal trainer is a leader, teacher, coach, and mentor.” Steve’s priority is to provide clients with the best information and training techniques based on their specific fitness goals and needs.

In his free time Steve enjoys playing soccer with his daughter, coaching his Brave Pride youth football team and snowboarding. You may also find him walking his dog and spending quality time with his family around Green Lake.

Steve can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 206-522-9400.

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