I first got into fitness in 2005.  I started lifting weights and trying to get big.  In 2008 I got a job in a gym managing personal trainers, and there I finally learned how to do things the right way regarding form.  I loved the gym atmosphere, the competitiveness between athletes, and I really like helping people work toward their goals and the feeling of accomplishment when they reach them.   The part of the job I didn’t like was the sales aspect of management. So I decided to get certified through NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers) to become a full time personal trainer.

For the last two and a half years I’ve been working at the Seattle Gym mostly with individual clients focusing on functional training, high intensity interval training, balance, and weight loss.  I’ve worked with a variety of clients, from elderly people with injuries to high school baseball players preparing for college. I’ve also been teaching an all-level boot camp, consistently designing and modifying exercises for different fitness levels.

In February of this year I started going to CrossFit and it didn’t take long before I was hooked.  I’m a weekend warrior boulderer and downhill bmx-er and I find that CrossFit makes this and life in general easier. Quickly I knew this was the direction I wanted to take my profession and life.  Since then I’ve been incorporating a lot of CrossFit style workouts into my individual personal training, while continuing to learn and grow in the CrossFit community.

A little bit about me:

I lived in Canada until I was 13 and in South Carolina until I was 19.

I once ran a 4:58 mile, yakked my guts up and never tried it again.

I once broke my hand doing one-footed box jumps.

I love to bake, and have two cats named Laverne and Shirley.

Personal Training

Contact Us if you are interested in personal training sessions with Nate. You are not required to have a gym membership in order to work with Nate.