I specialize in one-on-one and small group personal training. The majority of my clients are women ages 40-70. Safely developing excellent fitness for this demographic is the focus of my business.
Helping individuals meet their goals in health and fitness is very rewarding. Whether trading for a race, seeking to reduce medications they are on or simply wanting to feel better than they have in years, being part of a team that meets these goals is why I love my work.
I’ve been working with Clay for about 3 years. I have never felt stronger or healthier. Clay is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy, enthusiasm and humor he brings to every session. His easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. He makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! He also places a high value on correct form with each exercise. He motivates me to push past my limits to get results. I have incredible energy, my balance and flexibility have improved immensely and I’ve got new muscle!!
Finding Clay was an amazing stroke of luck and a life changing choice. I find his knowledge and skills to be excellent and his coaching style to be very motivational. Clay strikes the perfect balance between pushing, correcting and praising. When I add in his flexibility in meeting venues, it is hard to imagine I could have a better personal trainer. His concern for an improvement in total health and well being fits in exactly with what I need. Clay consistently seems to be watching out for me personally and always remembers all my little physical issues. He has the approval of my doctor and the health/weight management program to which I belong. I always look forward to our sessions wondering what he has planned today – always keeps it interesting and fun.
Clay has a professional approach that facilitates individual growth and confidence. He shares bonus information on nutrition , anatomy and physiology. Clay can instruct a class of varied skill levels with ease. He keeps the class and each student moving toward broader achievements while keeping it “real”. Clay teaches an exercise with a standard form, as well as, with progressions and regressions. With Clay’s thoughtful and well planned workouts you feel that you can safely perform a work out on your own. He provides a means of learning your strengths and how to meet and overcome your challenges. What I have learned from Clay I will carry over into my daily life: take charge of your personal health, meet yourself where you are each day, rest when needed, and push yourself regularly. Thank you, Clay, for bringing out my power and strength. I never expected to become strong and defined. Your guidance has shown me inner and outer confidence.
I like to meet with a potential client and find out about their goals, past experiences training, injuries, concerns, etc. before I design a program for them. Consistency is the real key to attaining all your health and fitness goals, so investing the time to create a solid program will go a long way towards developing that consistent training habit.
I have been involved in sports my whole life and have been a Certified Personal Trainer for 7 years. I have approximately 2500 contact hours with clients per year. I have multiple certifications and certificates from American Council on Exercise (ACE), Training for Warriors, and am one of a handful of Certified CrossFit Trainers in Washington. I am continually studying and working to improve my skills in health and fitness.