Our Personal Trainers make the difference because they are extensively trained in the Ideal Exercise training protocol with emphasis on accurately executing a proven, practical, and safe workout methodology. Our trainers truly care about you and strive to provide a personal training experience that gets you the real results you want efficiently and safely.
Ann-Marie has always been athletic and interested in exercise, health and fitness. By the age of 12 she was lifting her brothers free weights and using the Universal Machine at the open high school gym during the summers… After her first year of college in 1983, Ann-Marie traveled to Australia for a year. Because of her dance background, she became one of the first Jazzercise/aerobic instructors, working for Australia's top female bodybuilder, Susy Martin. After graduating from Western Washington University she began working for Nautilus Northwest as their marketing director. During her tenure with Nautilus Northwest she competed in women's bodybuilding competitions such as the Olympia Natural Classic and the Emerald Cup. Many of Ann-Marie's clients have worked with her since 1989. Ann-Marie loves training her clients and is passionate about the work she does! So much so she is in the process of expanding Ideal Exercise and licensing gyms outside of the Seattle area. In her spare time, Ann-Marie enjoys golfing, entering chili cook-offs, and is a true 12th Lady Seahawks fan!
Tiffany is a seasoned instructor with 6 years experience working for the Pro Club Physical Therapy Clinic at Willows. While working at the clinic she completed her Exercise Science Degree at Seattle Pacific University. When Tiffany is not in the gym training her clients she is likely out in the wilderness taking beautiful scenic photographs. Tiffany started her successful photography business in 2015. She specializes in landscape photography and also shoots wedding, maternity, baby and senior pictures to name a few. Tiffany is excited to help the Bellevue gym continue to grow by working with her clients and helping them with their successes!
Jane instructed for Ideal Exercise from 1997 to 2001 at our Bothell satellite facility. She also instructed at the Scientific Conditioning SuperSlow® Facility in Bellevue until 2008. Jane was always involved with coaching her children's track and soccer teams. She and her husband recently retired, selling their restaurant supply company and Jane enjoys instructing HIT training again in Bellevue.
At the age of 70, I've always been, and still am, an avid recreator. I compete in a triathlon every year. I spend my time recreating by jogging, swimming, and biking along with other fun activities like kite surfing. I'm also following a fairly strict diet. In 2018, I saw a new physician for my annual checkup and was surprised to hear that he didn't consider these recreational activities as real 'exercise.' He encouraged me to build my physical, bone and cardiac health through strength training. My doctor recommended that I read the book 'Body by Science' by Dr. Doug McGuff and John Little and encouraged me to follow an exercise protocol of high intensity resistance training.
I decided to try this 'high intensity resistance exercise' on my own but felt like I needed some guidance. So, after four months of self-supervising I began my search for someone locally who offered instruction for this type of resistance training. I found Ideal Exercise and Ann-Marie on Dr. McGuff's web page and have never looked back! In January of 2018 I started my internship and now I'm happy to be instructing high intensity strength training at Ideal Exercise! My check-up results keep getting better and I love helping our clients achieve their health and lifestyle goals!