Our certified personal trainers will use their knowledge of current research concepts, principles of sound exercise, and state-of-the-art equipment to design and implement a program tailored just for you. Contact Deb Delong at 253-906-9945 for more information, or purchase a package.
Personal Trainer Rates
- 1 session: $70 per session
- 6 sessions: $390 ($65 per session)
- 12 sessions: $696 ($58 per session)
- Group sessions: $40 per session
- Elite trainers - call for pricing
Meet Our Personal Trainers
I have been involved in the very top level of sports and athletics for most of my life. As a former professional rugby player in South Africa and England, to soldier in the Unites States Army, I have a vast and unique knowledge base in regard to strength and conditioning. I have been fortunate enough to train and learn from all-time ranked powerlifters and many top tier athletes in my previous professions. I specialize in strength-based athletic training, hypertrophy and body recomposition (changing how you look). My mission is to provide you with a unique, challenging yet effective program allowing you to see results, reach goals and leaving you wanting more. I am excited to share my expertise with you- whether you are wanting sport specific programming, to look and feel better or just be able to live a healthier lifestyle!
Life is a marathon…no, it’s an Ultra Marathon! We need to condition our minds and bodies to go the distance, and it is not in a powder or pill. It’s in progressive, healthy behavior changes to get us to our best selves.
I am passionate about the journey, because like you, I am still finding each step to get me to my best and healthiest self, and I want to impart my knowledge, empathy, and skills to serve your journey. I believe in Functional Fitness – conditioning the body to move freely, without pain, and in the most efficient manner possible. I use exercise to help correct any muscle imbalances while building endurance and strength in all muscle groups, especially the Core.
I focus on Circuit Training, Interval Training or HIIT, Bodyweight, Agility Training, Core and Balance Training, Suspension Training, and Functional Equipment – i.e. Sandbags, Kettlebells, Stability Balls, Medicine Balls, Free Weights, etc. – to get you the most out of your workouts, while being inspired and confident to build-your-own on days we don’t work out together.
My mission is to inspire you to make your health a lifelong commitment. You ready? Let’s do this!
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
- ACE Group Fitness Instructor
- ASFA Kettlebell Instruction
- TRX Training Basics, Cardio, and Strength
- NASM Speed, Agility, and Quickness
Mon-Fri: 5-8am, after 1pm
While I’ve been athletic for a good portion of my life, I’m well acquainted with the struggle of weight loss. I know every excuse in the book – because I made them. I tried nearly every diet program on the market, and battled with body image. Through those experiences, I realized that every body is different. There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for success. Long lasting success comes from creating a fun, active, maintainable lifestyle that yields results – whether the goal is fat loss, improved mobility, increased athletic performance or all of the above. It has to leave you wanting more.
Let me help you achieve a maintainable level of fitness that will enable you move confidently into each day, no matter what life throws at you. With a special focus on whole body movements, Olympic and Power Lifting techniques, and Interval Cross Training, overall fitness and strength can grow by leaps and bounds. Whether your goals include improving flexibility, losing body fat, increasing overall athleticism, event specific training, or anything in between, I want to design and coach a program that will get you there. Put me on your team and let’s discover what you’re capable of.
- CFL1 Trainer
- USA Olympic Weight Lifting Coach
- Competitive Olympic Weight Lifter
- Power Lifting Coach
- Regional Strongman Silver and Gold Medalist
- Indoor Soccer Team Captain
- RunDisney Veteran and Triathlete
Monday: 9:30 am-7:00 pm
Tuesday: 5:30 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am-7:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am- 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00pm
I am a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer with additional training in Functional Fitness, Senior Fitness, and Balance training. I am a strong believer in the concept that health is much more than a number on a scale. Health and wellness have been an interest of mine most of my life. I developed a deep love for strength training and functional fitness after seeing the positive effects it had on my life personally. Growing up I had a very loving family, but like so many other families, food seemed to be the focus at most of our gatherings. Today, several of my family members suffer from health conditions such as obesity, eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. I have firsthand witnessed how a person’s relationship with food and fitness can drastically impact their quality of life. My decision to become a personal trainer stemmed from my desire to help people live the fullest life they can. I am passionate and driven to help others reach their goals. My goal as a personal trainer is to empower others through fitness so that they can be more successful both inside and outside of the gym.
- NASM Personal Training Certificate
- Balance & Fall Prevention
- Essential Exercises for Seniors
- Functional Training
The better you move, the better you feel. My love for fitness, living a healthy lifestyle and enthusiasm enables me to tailor your program to meet your personal fitness goals. Together, we will make each workout fun, challenging and personalized to meet you needs.
Where ever you find yourself on the fitness spectrum, I believe that if you have a body, you are an athlete. I enjoy taking the time with each client to build a strong base of functional movement. I have been a part of the Tacoma community and a member of the YMCA for over 25 years. I have always had a personal commitment to my own fitness. This passion led me to pursue my interest in personal training at the National Personal Training Institute in Seattle. I recently received a diploma from this institute, a state-certified program and am currently working toward my National Academy of Sports Medicine Certification.
Consistency in a fitness program is critical for success. It is not uncommon to start and stop a fitness routine many times, or to begin a new diet program only to find yourself back in the same, if not worse, unhealthy state as before. Being successful does not mean that you will never fail, being successful is failing and getting back on course more quickly than you did before.
As your trainer I will help you define and implement your goals, identify your strengths, brainstorm new strategies, and help you reach your full potential. My goal is, not only to inspire and motivate you, but also to have you experience the exhilaration of true health. Once you experience this, you will never want go back to your old lifestyle.
Choosing to adopt a healthier lifestyle is the first step, but you do not have to take it alone. I can help you find the motivation and persistence you will need in your wellness journey and guide you as you reach your potential. Let’s start today together - a healthier future can be yours - it’s right around the corner!
- Personal Training Instructor (YMCA)
- Personal Fitness Program Director (YMCA)
- Fitness Specialist (YMCA)
- Personal Trainer (AFAA)
- Advanced Resistance Training (YMCA)
- Principles of Health and Fitness (YMCA)
- Cardio and Step Aerobics Instructor (YMCA)
- Healthy Lifestyle Principles (YMCA)
- Group Cycling Instructor Trainer (YMCA)
- Get Real Weight Management (YMCA)
- Healthy Back Instructor (YMCA)
- Group Exercise Instructor (YMCA)
- Working with Active Older Adults (YMCA)
My passion for fitness is fueled by helping others like myself to obtain and maintain a healthier and happier lifestyle. I will design a variety of fitness formats guaranteed to provide the results you desire. The holistic approach to fitness is to exercise our minds first with positive affirmations, once this is achieved than we are able to change how we perceive our body image. I look forward to meeting you and to be your accountability partner during the good and bad days.
- National Exercise Training Association in Group Fitness
- AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer
- YUSA Foundation of Strength and Conditioning
- YUSA Group Exercise
- TRX Group Suspension Training