Owner | Fitness Director | CPT | CSCS
Katrina is an extremely well-traveled, talented, and energizing fitness trainer. She has been in the industry since 2005 when she started off her career in a small personal training studio in Nebraska, working with clients one on one. She has also worked in a variety of settings ranging from major gyms, gymnastics, and small group training studios. She received her B.S. in Exercise Science and Wellness from ASU and has her training certification through the NSCA. Katrina started young in athletics at age 5 with gymnastics. Since then she has competed in a wide array of sports ranging from one end of the spectrum to another such as cheerleading to football, dance to softball, cross country to CrossFit, and many in between. She began loving leading groups of people in college when she was asked to coach her previous high school cheerleading squad. Katrina’s love for connecting with people, training clients, and helping others achieve their goals is a perfect combination with her fun, uplifting, and inspiring energy! That’s how the best gym around was born!
Owner | GM | CPT
Tony grew up in Washington and has been an athlete and fitness trainer his entire life. He was drawn to the fitness industry out of his passion for exercise, performance, and helping others. Always seeking a higher quality in his work, actualization of full potential is something he reaches for in himself, his employees, teammates, and his clients. Multiple years of gym training experience has shaped his ideas about the “fitness experience” and what creates the best environment for training clients not only for the member, but for the trainer. He wanted to develop a concept that would bridge the gap between 1 on 1 personal training and small group training while seamlessly administering composition techniques and performance tracking to measure progress. Tony also understands low-back and joint injuries on a deeper more personal level after suffering from a herniated L5/S1 disc, chronic knee pain, and having to rehabilitate and gain strength. The study and science of mobility and movement patterns came to light, expanding his knowledge and application of muscular symmetry and structural balance. The combination of his industry and life experience has evolved into a dynamic fitness system where he challenges himself and clients alike to raise their standards and become a part of the Elevate “Fit Life”!
Coach/Trainer | NASM CPT | ACE GFT
Amber is a little powerhouse full of energy! She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Washington, and was a member of the UW Cheer Team! After becoming a a licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant, she decided that she wanted to make fitness more than just a hobby. Amber received her CPT certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and GFT from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Fitness has been a part of her life since she was little, she has participated in many different sports and athletic activities growing up. You name it; she has at least tried it or has it on her list to try! She has now been coaching for better part of a decade, and lives to inspire those around her to work hard and be the best version of themselves possible. Being a Fitness enthusiast, she loves being active and is always up for a new challenge! Amber has participated in many races such as the Tough Mudder and Spartan race. If she is not working out, she is outside enjoying the PNW with her dog Mila or is traveling! After living abroad for almost year, she wants to see as much of the world as she can. At 5’1”, she may be small in stature but will challenge, push, and motivate you to meet and exceed your fitness goals.
JOGA Coach | Level 1 & Pro Certified
Full of energy, and ready for the daily ‘grind’, Joy is our JOGA coach specialist at EFL. She originally grew up on the west coast and has lived abroad in Canada, Russia, & Germany for the past nine years. Excited to be back on the west side, she is thrilled to be coaching a recovery system called JOGA (which emulates sport/athletic movements while fusing all the yoga benefits of breath work to balance the nervous system). Growing up as a multiple sport athlete, pushing your body to the limits with little time for recovery, Joy faced a lower back injury that led to surgery in early 2005. This brought a new layer to mental toughness and meaning to #changingyourgame by incorporating some form of recovery into training. This was a huge turning point for Joy, as she started to incorporate yoga, healthier and specific eating habits for injury & recovery, while slowly building weight training back into her fitness routine. Joy has had the privilege to work with several levels and types of athletes, coaching them through this recovery system to compliment their ‘grind’.
#letswork #letsrecover #letsthrive