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PAISLEY MEEKIN, OWNER & HEAD COACH

What do you look for in a fitness coach?

I look for a class that has a positive energy, good direction and coaching… oh and a kick ass playlist :)

 

If you had a free weekend, how would you spend it?

I like to spend my free weekends exploring the wilderness with my amazing boyfriend and our two dogs.  Throw in a yoga class and brunch and I’m all in!

 

What do you fear?

My fears are not enjoying life fully and holding myself back because "I don’t think I can."

What tactics do you use to push through?

What if I had too!  Always want to be ready. 

 

Current Power Song

Queen B (Beyonce)

Diana Gordan ‘Woman’

Coaching Credentials

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Certified Group Fitness Instructor with a specialization in Corrective Exercise

TRX Certified

Certified Kettlebell Instructor

L1 Crossfit Coach

Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching Certification from the Chek institute

NORMARAE TALLEY-FORD, COACH

What do you look for in a fitness coach?

I look for a fitness class that is upbeat, welcoming, and encourages people to not be afraid of fitness. The coaches I love to work with are easy to communicate with, listen to learn, respect my goals, challenge me, and keep it real no matter what.

 

If you had a free weekend, how would you spend it?

Naturally, I am an introvert so a free weekend for me will consist of tons of self-care and recharging! My time would be spent taking a Epsom salt bath with a good book and my meditation sounds.

 

What do you fear?

I have two fears: 

1. Allowing my past to hold me back as I grow older.

2. Being someone I am not. I have to remain authentic and true to myself no matter what the world says.

What tactics do you use to push through?

I love to remind myself that my daily habits and actions will either lead me to or keep me from accomplishing my goals. I also tell myself “Focus on the person you need to become in order to get to where you want to be”.

 

Current Power Song

I have SO many but currently they are ‘Control’ by Janet Jackson, ‘Freedom’ by Beyonce and ‘Grinding All My Life’ by Nipsey Hussle

Coaching Credentials

Nasm Certified Personal Trainer – April 2016

CPR/AED Certified

ADAM Macpherson, COACH

What do you look for in a fitness class and coach?

What I look for in a coach is someone that I feel comfortable with from an energy standpoint first. I want to feel comfortable and that I can trust them. Credentials are great as they show dedication to knowledge and desire to improve which will hopefully transfer to me. I also appreciate it when they represent a certain level of fitness. That shows me they care about themselves. 

 

If you had a free weekend, how would you spend it?

It’s difficult to answer what I would do with a free weekend. I have so many interests. Spending time with my family is most important to me. We like to do outdoor activities. We are also very crafty. If it were just me and me alone, I would take my time enjoying personal space while I simply do what feels good to me. Not having a schedule.

 

What do you fear?

What I fear most as I get older is loss. Loss of the people who have played meaningful rolls in my life. From a physical standpoint I honestly fear drowning despite loving water.

What tactics do you use to push through?

I am not sure how to answer this. I fight with mind on different levels to push through many situations. Physically I can convince myself that the struggle will come to an end and that I can finish. Mentally its much more difficult as my mind is incredibly active building its own situations and outcomes. (Hope that’s not too confusing.)  

 

Current Power Song

Current Power song: it’s actually the album Voices by Big Wreck. Can’t get enough of it.

Coaching Credentials

CSCS, CF-L2, CO, CHC

Tahni Hamlton, Coach 

What do you look for in a fitness coach?

My favorite coaches create an environment that helps you find your own  bad ass and ensures you sprinkle in a dose of self compassion. 

 

If you had a free weekend, how would you spend it?

A point to point century bike ride somewhere in Eastern Oregon followed up with happy hour next to new and old friends.

 

What do you fear?

Two things- First, my mind and money depleting before my body making me dependent upon my kids.  Second, Costco on a busy Saturday. I am doing everything I can to avoid either. 

What tactics do you use to push through?

I remind myself that I can do hard things and I revert to my birth chant which is repeating the Greek alphabet.   

 

Current Power Song

Janelle Monae - Make Me Feel.

Coaching Credentials

Schwinn indoor cycling and  certified kettlebell instructor

RIAN STRONG, COACH

What do you look for in a fitness coach?

I  look  for a  coach that  will truly try  to engage with me as an athlete and understand where I am on my fitness journey. I’ve come a long way from weighing almost 250 lbs 2 years ago and I have a vision of where I want to be in another 2 years. My coaches have to have an appreciation for where I’ve been and where I want to go.

 

If you had a free weekend, how would you spend it?

Meaning a weekend without my kids?! I cannot even fathom what that would look like. I’d have to say it would include some leisurely mornings with good coffee, maybe spinning some music (I’m a techno and house DJ). There would definitely be some fitness involved, probably a barbell or sandbag and tire-flipping workout. A hike in Forest Park and a fancy meal at Le Pigeon or Ox.

 

What do you fear?

I fear reverting to a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle. Until 2 years ago, I'd spent all of my adult life drinking too much and keeping an approach to diet that can only be described as “overly indulgent.” I also fear failing as a parent.

What tactics do you use to push through?

Pure grit! Mental toughness is not an inherent trait; not something you either have or you don’t. It is something that can be discovered, fostered, and developed with the right mindset.

 

Current Power Song

Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott) by Lizzo

Borders by M.I.A.

Isis (feat. Logic) by Joyner Lucas

Get By by Talib Kweli

Freya by The Sword

Voodoo People by The Prodigy

Some Like It Hot by The Power Station

Toxicity by System of A Down

Coaching Credentials

 L1 CrossFit Coach

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