I have always had an enhanced interest and passion for sports and fitness. From a heavily competitive athlete, to an exercise science student, to a coach and trainer now - sports and fitness have always been a part of me. It was my love and passion for weight training that drove me to the world of strength and conditioning and sports performance as a means to not only enhance athletic performance, but more importantly, prevent injuries before they occur.
My interest and my own experience in strength and conditioning motivates me to continuously educate myself in athletic performance and injury prevention, expanding my knowledge through conferences, clinics, and obtaining other certifications. I have had many opportunities to work with diverse populations ranging from high school athletes to senior citizens.
I believe that you practice what you preach and the best way to improve yourself is to step outside of your comfort zone. Anything can be achieved with structure, patience, and discipline. My interests and passion to expand my knowledge of all facets of physical fitness is further enhanced by my desire to try and excel in all forms of physical fitness and continue to better myself overall as an athlete, student, and trainer.
Head Trainer at G3 Sports & Fitness
B.S Exercise and Sport Science
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA CSCS)
Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)
Certified Personal Training (NSCA CPT)
Kinetic Integration Exercise Professional (KIEP)
Crossfit Level 1
My name is Susie and I am a wife, mom, coach, trainer and athlete. After my second daughter was born, I fell in love with fitness and realized that I needed to make my health a priority. I really wanted to lose the baby weight, so I thought the best way was to set a big goal and that, for me, was to run a marathon. I found a free beginners training plan online, took that, and literally ran with it. I trained hard and crossed the finish line in December of 2015. After eating a lot of food and icing my legs, I realized that I didn’t love running as much as I had hoped, nor did it help me lose the baby weight. I then started going to the gym, but this time I wanted to get strong. Within weeks I fell in love with weightlifting. I loved the way I felt as I was able to lift heavier weights and wanted to learn the proper way to lift and make sure that I had correct form. I also wanted to learn how to program my own workouts for my body instead of finding generic ones online. I began studying and in March of 2016 I became an ACE certified personal trainer. I learned that everyone’s bodies respond to different types of workouts and there isn’t one cookie cutter way to “get in shape” and the definition of being “in shape” is so personal. One of the awesome parts of being an ACE personal trainer is that I have the opportunity to continue to grow. In 2018, I finished a fitness nutrition specialist program and learned how to properly plan meals and create different nutritionally balanced diet plans for others.
My love for fitness continues to grow with each new avenue I explore. I found CrossFit in 2016 when I was looking for a way to get out of spending hours a day doing cardio as I trained for my first bodybuilding competition. Just like weightlifting I fell fast and hard for CrossFit, I loved how the workouts combined weights and cardio and no two days were exactly the same. There is something so special about the Crossfit community, spending an hour or more a day with a group of people who have similar goals and enjoy pushing their bodies to their maximum potential is something I had never experienced before CrossFit. After almost 3 years of CrossFit as an athlete (1 year of that pregnant and postpartum) I perused an opportunity to coach and became a level 1 CrossFit trainer. This is just the beginning for me as I will continue to learn and grow as a coach and trainer. I plan to add more certifications and bring as much knowledge as I can to G3 and Ubiquity. I enjoy helping people decide what their personal goals are and coming up with a plan that is right for them. I have a true passion for helping others feel strong, confident, and happy with their body. Whatever your workout of choice is, I am here to help you work towards and achieve your goals!
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist
I am excited to be a part of the G3 and Timberhill family as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer! I am a PNW native and grew up on a farm with a love for the outdoors, animals, and sports. My competitive sports have been horseback riding, soccer, and basketball, but I have a strong love for all things health and fitness. I’ve always been fascinated with the human body, so I decided to follow that interest and graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and a Minor in Psychology. I firmly believe in whole life fitness taking a holistic approach acknowledging all aspects of mind, body, and spirit. I love working with people of all ages with my clientele in the past ranging from 13-99 years old. I always knew I wanted to make a positive impact in people’s lives someway, somehow and that has been helping people live a happier, healthier, more functional lifestyle. I love that personal training and group exercise allows me to work with all walks of life and share my passion for health and fitness. Over the last 12 years, I have gained valuable work experience in collegiate strength and conditioning, high school coaching, group fitness, personal training, corporate wellness, and physical therapy. My main goal is to cultivate relationships in a positive environment with sound exercise expertise and support. I would love to help you reach your health and fitness goals! A few of my mottos are as follows:
“You can’t out train a bad diet.”
“In order to get what you want, you must commit yourself to something!”
“Do not fear your own greatness!”
B.S. in Kinesiology, Minor in Psychology, Washington State University
Certified Personal Trainer, National Strength & Conditioning Association
Group Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise
Functional Movement Screen Level 1, Functional Movement Systems
I participated recreationally in a variety of sports during my childhood and teenage years, but developed a heightened interested in physical activity after watching the 2012 London Olympics. Seeing athletes in peak physical condition performing at the highest level provided me with the motivation to start taking my own exercise more seriously. This eventually led to me to develop an interest in the health and nutritional sciences, specifically as they pertain to alterations in body composition and the role that diet and exercise play in facilitating these changes. My interest in these areas culminated in a four-year degree in Kinesiology, which then paved the way for me to obtain the title of Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
I believe that my job as a Personal Trainer is not just to motivate and design programs for my clients, but also to be a source of knowledge in a fitness industry where so much conflicting information exists regarding "optimal" diet, exercise, and lifestyle behaviors. Using the knowledge and experience that I gained in pursuit of my degree and certification, I design programs that are specifically tailored to my client's needs and abilities. There is no "best" way to workout or eat - there is only what works and is sustainable for you as an individual. This idea forms the basis for my approach to creating a program for each new client, and makes me excited to meet and work with new people and help them achieve the fitness goals they have always wanted to.
B.S. Kinesiology, Oregon State University
Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
I have always gravitated towards sports and being active. Growing up, I loved playing any kind of sport but my favorite was always Track & Field. The variety, the intensity and skill was what I grew to love about it. I was fortunate enough to compete at the collegiate level while pursuing my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Utah State University. Upon the completion of my degree, that passion was still there so I decided to also pursue a Masters degree in Corporate Wellness so that I could turn that passion into helping others towards their health goals. With that, I started teaching fitness classes and have been doing so for the past 10 years (and still LOVE it!). My hope is that I can help others throughout their wellness journey and help them realize what they are capable of.
B.S. Exercise Science, Utah State University
M.S. Corporate Wellness, Utah State University
Yoga is a 5000 year old practice of meditation in motion, linking movement and breath. Of course, my own involvement in it does not go back quite that far! I have practiced yoga on and off for about 20 years, but have found it especially helpful as a parent to keep my eyes from spinning in circles like a cartoon character. Devoting an hour to practice unity of the mind and body feels like the best kind of selfcare.
Off the mat, I love spending time with my family and friends, and like many (most?) Oregonians, I also enjoy hiking, camping, and listening to NPR. Diverging a little from the standard PNW script, I like Indian food, tennis, and movies by Wes Anderson and Albert Brooks. I believe that yoga can work for you, whatever your current fitness level is. I look forward to seeing you in class. Namasté.
Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training RYS 200
Dance Cardio is so much fun it doesn’t even feel like exercise. I LOVE IT! I love the party-like atmosphere.
My goal is to get a good workout in while helping others get toned, fit, and feel beautiful doing it. We definitely have fun doing it.
I love finding new ways to stay in shape and with four young kids at home it's been tricky. Dance is a way to get your cardio, muscle toning, and full body workout in quickly and effectively. I hope to see you in class soon.
As a teen/young adult I was always interested in health, food & fitness. I didn’t find my niche, however, until the last couple of years when I decided to go for a Fitness Instructor Certification in 2017 for Country Heat. I suppose you could call me a “late bloomer” as far as a career choice, but here I am! It was on a whim after meeting other instructors and thinking to myself…. hey I CAN DO THAT!
I found a deep passion for teaching as I grew into my role as Group Fitness Instructor. I absolutely love people and being able to guide them through movements that I know are improving everyday life for them. When they leave with a smile and tell me how good they feel, it’s all I need to come back and do it all over again!
Since my first certification, I have obtained my Group Fitness Instructor Certification from ACE and three other class certifications in Turbo Kick, Core De Force, and PiYo.
I am so happy to bring Turbo Kick to G3 Sports and Fitness! I know you will love it too! Come KICK IT with me!
Diana found yoga and pilates in 2012 through personal practice. She started with teaching herself from books. Inspired by her own growth she studied and became Pilates certified in 2017.
While teaching pilates in the community, she followed up her Pilates training with a 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification and graduated in 2018. She has since been teaching both practices and enjoys inspiring members of the community to grow and tune in to their bodies.