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IanFitness Mission and Training Philosphy

I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking what my training philosophy is and how I got started with IanFitness.

I thought I would take a moment and share with you a little of both.

My fitness background stems from my soccer playing experience. I grew up playing soccer in Seattle, played in College and was even lucky enough to play professionally for a few years.

It made perfect sense to me to share my ability to motivate, inspire, and make working out fun, and start helping people with their own fitness goals off the field.

In fact, one of the main reason I like helping people lose weight is so that they can enjoy being active. I just feel like Seattle and the World in general would be a better place if more people were able to get out and go for a hike, or a bike ride, or a jog and move their bodies.

As Humans our bodies were constructed to move and with desk jobs, tv shows (don’t get my started on Game of Throne’s) and long commutes we have gotten away from that and our bodies show it.

So, my goal is to make Seattle and the World a better place by helping people get healthy.

And from that goal my mission statement and public mission was born.

IanFitness Mission Statement:

IanFitness aspires to empower the people of Seattle to discover their happiest, healthiest selves through regular, fun, challenging, and dynamic exercise in a safe, supportive environment with knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate trainers resulting in an inspired community of leaders in health and wellness.

Public Mission:

Help 15,000 Seattle residents reach their fitness and or weight loss goals by 2020.

Training Philosophy:

One of my very first Clients was my best friend Nick’s Mom.

She is one of these Women, and we all know at least one- that is just heavenly. Kind beyond belief. You don’t have a place to go for Thanksgiving, or Easter, or Halloween, or Monday Night Football- whatever- you go to her house. She hugs you, feeds you, and makes you feel more comfortable than if you were in your own home.

She is just so sweet. And tragically, as Nick and I were growing up he lost his Father. (and she lost her Husband.)

It was tough on Nick and his sisters, but Anna most of all. She had to raise 3 kids on her own, be strong as a rock for all of them, and I can’t even begin to imagine the pain sorrow dealing with that kind of loss.

As you might imagine eating well and exercising fell to the bottom of her list. It just wasn’t a priority anymore and feeling unhealthy compounded her depression.

But, about 5 years agoshe reached out to me and said,

“I’m ready to make a change.”

Now this Woman is like a second Mother to me and I was determined to not let her down and to help her get back to feeling healthy, confident, and fit.

She was motivated but she was also very intimidated.

I needed to create an atmosphere that was fun, friendly, and welcoming for an overweight self-conscious Woman, with existing knee injuries.

It was from that standard that I built IanFitness.

We create a fun, encouraging, not intimidating environment where you can push yourself to your limits under the guidance of a professional coach that will prevent you from injury and keep you accountable to give your best every time.

You will be up moving around burning fat and losing weight, and you’ll get your cardio from kettle bells, battle ropes, steps ups and jumps, smash balls, TRX, and hundreds of fun dynamic movements and not wasting time on the boring treadmill or elliptical.

As you can see here it worked for Anna.


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It will work for you as well!

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Friday 5pm-8pm and Saturday 830am-1230pm

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