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.
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.