Adriana Medina, Owner Fuerte Fitness
Education: B.A. in International Business from Boise State University. Certified by the International Sports and Science Association (ISSA) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Personal Training Experience: In the fitness industry for 13 years; competed for 10 years. Extensive experience working for large gyms in the areas of weight loss, muscle gain, functional health for pre- and post-natal, sports-specific athletic training, and specializing in fat loss.
Activities: 2013 4th at IFBB North American Figure Competitions, Pittsburgh, PA. 2013 7th at NPC National Competition in Las Vegas, NV. 2013 Ragnar Relay Team Fast and Fuerte. 2rd Place at NPC Emerald Cup Fitness 2013, 2011 & 2006 and Pacific Crest Olympic Triathlon. Elma duathlon winner in 2005.
Morgan Anderson, NASM NFT
Education: University of Washington, in preparation for post-graduate work in sciences. She is completing coursework to be a Certified Exercise Therapist through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA-2011). Morgan is also certified in CPR and she's a First Aid Instructor with the American Heart Association (AHA). Morgan specializes in athletic training, fat-loss and muscle gain. By integrating strength training, functional exercise, and cardiovascular programs, she builds individualized programs for the whole body.
Jake Smith, WITS CPT
Jake has more than 2 1/2 years of personal training experience. His athletic background consists of varsity track and snow boarding. Jake specializes in strength training, fat loss, and physique building through proper weight training and calisthenics (bodyweight exercises). Jake has also worked extensively with nutritional supplementation and is knowledgable in how to properly integrate this vital piece of diet to help achieve goals. "There are 168 hours in a week, you only need to to dedicate 5 of those hours towards fitness."
If you're looking for a high intensity workout that really challenges you, Jake is your trainer. "FIT OR BUST!" --Jake
Blanka Jindrich, Fitness Trainer - Ashmead College
Blanka's education includes fitness programming, kinesiology, group exercise instruction and exercise physiology. Blanka specializes in combining respiratory, muscle strength and core stabilization for senior citizens. Blanka has over six years of experience teaching group fitness classes sponsored by Group Health and Senior Services for Seattle Parks and Recreation. She is also certified to teach classes for the Arthritis foundation. Her experience and educational background is perfect for beginners as well as older adults.
Sean Fordham, ACSM CPT
Sean is a Clinical Excercise Physiologist with over 18 years experience. Originally hailing from Vancouver British Colombia, Sean moved to Seattle after completing his Kinesiology Degree from UBC to author and direct multiple training and degree programs in the health sciences.
Sean has been the Director of Fitness of Bellevue's largest training facility and is highly experienced with Athletic Training, Injury prevention and rehab, and high intensity training and weight loss. Sean can provide you with the right tools and training program to exceed your health and fitness goals. Sean is our newest trainer here at Fuerte and we are extremely honored to be working with him.
Education & Certifications
- Human Kinetics - University of British Colombia
- American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist
- American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
- National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
- Certified American Red Cross Instructor
Rachel Wenholz, ACSM CPT
Rachel has a B.S. in exercise science from the University of Puget Sound. She is a Certified Personal Trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is CPR and First Aid certified. Additionally, she has a background in volleyball: playing both indoor and outdoor, and coaching at the high school and middle school levels. Rachel has experience working with individuals of all levels: young athletes and highly trained marines, to exercise beginners and people recovering from injuries. Rachel strives to educate people, whatever their current fitness level, on the health, fitness, and nutrition strategies that will help them meet their fitness goals.