In 2007 my husband and I decided to put some new trees in front of our house. After shoveling only two shovels full of dirt I was out of breath! I thought, "OK this is ENOUGH, I have to get into shape!" I was the heaviest I had ever been in my life. Something had to change and change now!
I decided to conduct some research on weight loss and discovered how our body works and figured out what to eat and why and what exercises I needed that would fit my goals and my lifestyle. Fitness and health became my hobby, my children saw my enthusiasm and started asking questions and now read food labels and want to exercise with me; it is a great feeling to know that I am setting a great example for my children.
After all my hard work and persistence I was so excited to reach my goals. I lost 27 pounds (I am only 5’2”, so that is a lot of weight for me) and went from 29% body fat to 18% body fat and went from a women’s size 9 to a junior’s size 1.
I grew such a passion for health and fitness that I decided to enroll in school to become a personal trainer. I became a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the International Sports Science Association (ISSA), where I learned to work with all ages of people, all fitness levels and now have the ability to provide nutritional advice. I know how I felt when I met my goal, which is why I am so excited to help you reach your goals!
No more dieting, you will be making a long-term lifestyle change.
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509-475-5258 ♦ [email protected]
Mandy Vahlkamp - CPT/CFSC
I have been involved in athletics since I was a child, I was very active in volleyball, track, and also traveled for competitive all-star cheer. I started coaching competitive cheer about seven years ago and I love working with the kids and seeing them progress. In 2014 I decided to take my fitness level to an extreme and competed in my first figure and bikini show. I fell in love with the sport and decided that fitness was truly what I loved so I decided to change my career to help others reach their fitness goals. I was excited to be able to start personal training at A Personal Fit because I truly believe in the company and what they stand for when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. I've now competed in five shows over the past few years and also took on coaching girls for Bikini. There's no better satisfaction than helping people change their lives whether that be to have the body that they've always wanted or just to have a better handle on their health and fitness. Being physically fit is something I believe that most people are striving for and with the proper tools it's a very achievable and maintainable lifestyle.
509-710-1153 ♦ [email protected]
Mica Johnson - CPT/CFSC/Marketing Manager
Growing up I was an active teen, involved in golf and captain of my Cheer squad. After high school, College took it's toll. Working fast food, I noticed the pounds begin to pack on but quickly blamed it on the freshman 15. After college, getting married and having two kids I decided it was time to get back in shape. I met Amy and Miranda when I joined the first Fat Loss Challenge at APF. After training with them for a year I decided to do my first of many Figure Competitions and this started my journey in the fitness world!
While continuing to be a full time mom, wife and photographer; I noticed that more and more of my time was being devoted to fitness, food prep and trying to make my family healthier as a whole. I began teaching classes...and this lead to teaching more classes! I LOVE spending time with my friends I have met at APF, every class is just more time to spend with these amazing people!
I went back to school and received my certification for Personal Training and am excited to help others reach their goals and maybe even create new ones along the way!
208-596-0823 ♦ [email protected]
Hi everyone! I am a ﬁercely devoted wife, mother to three boys and I have a serious passion for ﬁtness! Things weren’t always so good for me physically. When I was 17 I was in a car accident where my family was hit by a drunk driver on the freeway. I was given a grim prognosis of what my future should look like with the injuries I sustained. It took years of working through chronic pain and depression to build my body back to a reasonable ﬁtness level. Being unable to be as healthy and active as I wanted really lit a ﬁre in me! I am determined to maintain a ﬁt healthy lifestyle because I know ﬁrst hand what it’s like not to.
I have embraced a life ﬁlled with movement and helping others. Since 2000 I have worked as a clinical and sports massage therapist. I spent 6 years teaching yoga and group cycling classes. After the birth of my second son, I was struggling with Postpartum Depression and began long distance running with my dad and that helped greatly with my mental health. I completed several races at the 10K, half-marathon and full marathon distances. I am certiﬁed through the RRCA to coach distance runners up to the marathon distance. I also love weight training and have competed in four bodybuilding competitions. In 2013 I completed my B.S. in Exercise Science/Pre-physical therapy through EWU. I am also an ACE certiﬁed personal trainer. I spent 2 with the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA, in which I worked with post-treatment cancer patients focusing on exercise and developing a community of support within the class. I have 500+ volunteer hours in Physical Therapy in various facets of the profession. As a personal trainer, I am conﬁdent working with all types of people including those who are elderly, have orthopedic limitations, working their way back from a surgery or injury or an extended period of inactivity. Every individual is unique! Please let me customize a ﬁtness program that ﬁts your needs and goals!
Growing up I was always active but struggled with my weight and confidence.
I have tried all the crazy fad diets. One of the activities I enjoyed was riding dirt bikes. From there riding turned into racing.
I started training heavily to become the best I could be. If I was not on the motocross track I was in the gym training. I reached the pro ranks and traveled all over winning championships. When my racing carrier came to a close I meet the love of my life, and have two beautiful children one boy one girl.
As time went on I started to feel sick with many different health issues I finally was diagnosed with lupus. I became very depressed and gained a lot of weight at my heaviest I was 230lbs
I could not take it anymore and said enough is enough! I decided to make a change. I began the journey of learning proper nutrition and getting back into the gym and finding new challenges for myself to conquer. I started running marathons and doing spartan race’s . I started competing in powerlifting for USA powerlifting. So happily, I did away with the size 13’s and traded them for a size for 4. I Went back to school at the international sport science ISSA and got certified A fitness and nutrition specialist.
As a personal trainer I want to share the joys of health and fitness that has brought so much joy into my life.
509-220-8087 ♦ [email protected]
Hi! My name is McCall and I'm originally from Santa Barbara California. Growing up near the beach with sun all year round, I was involved in many outdoor and athletic activities from the age of 12 when I started the Hawaiian sport of outrigger canoe paddling. I have also been heavily involved in gymnastics, dance, arial arts, scuba diving, rock climbing, swimming, surfing, weight lifting, and biking.
I first began working as a personal trainer at age of 15 and have worked in many gyms as well as trained clients privately in their homes. For the past 3 years, I have worked in a physical therapy clinic in Beverly Hills, CA. called Progression where I worked directly with patients recovering from a wide variety of surgical procedures, injuries, and chronic or degenerative orthopedic conditions giving detailed exercise instruction and close one on one supervision of prescribed therapeutic exercises.
After the completion of their treatment, many chose to continue with me in private personal training sessions to progress their capabilities beyond functional recovery to a higher level of athleticism. I am always personally invested and dedicated to the goals and progress of each client I work with. I always make myself available for questions and concerns via phone and text 24/7.
I hold an Associate Degree in Exercise Science and a Certification as a Fitness Specialist both from Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, CA. I have a strong understanding of biomechanics, injury prevention, anatomy, exercise physiology, and am skilled in manual soft tissue release.
Fitness is my personal life passion and calling. I am eager to be working with new clients and facing new challenges with them!
509-608-7647 ♦ [email protected]
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