About

Edge Fitness training of Tumwater, WA

Meet The Owner & Master Trainer – Amanda Price-Salazar

As a child and young adult, Amanda dealt with obesity, low energy, depression, eating disorders, and exercise addiction. She needed help.

She found that help through a personal trainer, nutritionist, and involvement in a variety of local sports groups and athletic club fitness classes. She continued on this path by educating herself in the areas of nutrition, weight management, athletic/sports fitness training, injury recovery training, and safe exercise techniques – she finally made the change to becoming a healthier and happier person.

Today, she is a certified personal trainer, nutrition advisor, and owner of Edge Fitness (previously FIT4LIFE Personal Training). Knowing the importance of proper exercise and nutrition habits, Amanda shares her knowledge, motivation, experience and skills, promoting life-long healthy lifestyles.

In August 2006, a motorcycle accident added a new dimension to Amanda’s life. Faced with a broken back, hip, and pelvis, she was determined to recover and stay in shape. Working diligently with a physical therapist for several years, she gradually grew back to being in shape and even stronger than before she was before the accident.

Amanda’s exuberance for life plus her new found insight and knowledge regarding physical injuries and recovery has aided her to better support her clients as they strive toward achieving their own health and fitness goals.

Certifications

  • Saint Martin’s University – Degree in Business Administration
  • California University – Master of Science – Exercise Science and Health Promotion
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • Les Mills Certified Fitness Trainer
  • BOSU Certified Trainer
  • TRX Certified Trainer
  • Winning Sports Nutritionist
  • Youth Fitness Training Specialist
  • Weight Management Programming
  • Athletic Fitness: Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise for Special Populations: Chronic Knee Pain Management
  • Nutrition for Special Populations: Nutrient Timing
  • Understanding Myofascial Release
  • Exercise for Chronic Diseases: Modifications for Low Back Disorders
  • High Intensity Interval Training Programming
  • Body Sculpting for Boot Camp
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning Drills
  • Action Plan Programming for Menopause
  • YMCA of the USA Personal Trainer
  • YMCA of the USA Strength Training Instructor
  • Behind the Scenes Fitness Cardio Athletic Kickbox Instructor
  • YMCA of the USA Personal Trainer
  • YMCA of the USA Strength Training Instructor
  • Behind the Scenes Fitness Cardio Athletic Kickbox Instructor

Qualifications

Owner, Edge Fitness, 2003-Present
19 years experience as Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor in Thurston County
Thrive Community Fitness, Personal Trainer, 2009 – 2011
SoundBody Fitness, General Manager/Personal Trainer 2005 – 2007
South Puget Sound Community College Physical Education Faculty Member, 2003-2005
Saint Martin’s University Faculty, Staff, and Student Fitness Coordinator, 1998-2001
American Heart Association  – Adult CPR/First Aid/AED

 

 

OUR EDGE FITNESS TRAINING TEAM

Jenny Bautista

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Jenny became interested in health and wellness at an early age.  She has experienced all of the physical, mental, and emotional benefits that come from exercise and a good diet and is passionate about helping others achieve the same results. Jenny earned a degree in Biology from the U.S. Air Force Academy, served in the military, and has taught fitness classes for over 10 years.  She is an AAFA certified instructor and loves helping and encouraging people of all fitness levels. Jenny loves seeing people grow (in mind and body) and loves being by their side when they are able to do something they previously thought was impossible. She enjoys a challenge and loves challenging those she works with. In addition, Jenny enjoys lifting weights and running and has completed many races from 5k to a marathon.  In the past, she taught Step Aerobics, Spinning, Pilates, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, and more.  She also enjoys being outdoors, hiking, reading, studying the Bible, and spending time with her family.

Justin Cole

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Justin is NFPT certified and working on going back to school for Kinesiology. He has participated in  exercising in a variety of different ways ever since high school. Over one year ago,  Justin started participating in a boot camp small group workout program and hasn’t looked back. From his participation in boot camp workouts, he immediately began to notice strength gains, cardiovascular endurance improvements, and simply began to move more functionally in life in more ways than one. Justin eventually became a boot camp instructor and took over the boot camp class he was once a participant in.  At the time, the class was facing the possibility of being cancelled, so he took it over to keep it going and because he wanted all the participants to continue to have a workout support team to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. Justin enjoyed the small group so much that he felt he was ready to expand and work towards becoming a boot camp trainer at a higher level. Justin began training to be a boot camp instructor/trainer with the Owner of Edge Fitness, Amanda Price-Salazar, and is now part of the Edge Fitness Boot Camp Trainer Team!

Jessica Gaddy

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Jessica is an experienced personal trainer, boot camp trainer, and coach. Her passion is weightlifting and she enjoys running. She has also competed in races from 5k’s to full marathons and everything in between. In previous years, Jessica has experience in competing in professional figure shows, triathlons, weightlifting, collegiate basketball, cross-fit and mud runs. Jessica loves playing all competitive sports and being outdoors.  She has her B.S. in Physical Education from Linfield College, her personal training certificate with ISSA, and she is CPR certified.  Jessica has been a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness and another local Olympia gym from 2004-2007. She is skilled in nutritional support and can help recommend ways to live a healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition at any age in your life. Fitness, nutrition, mind-body awareness and recovery are all part of taking care of your body and making health a lifelong habit.  Jessica is passionate about creating attainable goals for clients and to see you be successful!  Life is too short to be caught up in negative experiences and she wants to help work with you make your experience with exercise and food easy and enjoyable!

Noel Niemi

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After 35 years of searching for the best workout, Noel finally found it through Buti yoga. It has helped her to open up her soul, relax her body, and given her actual definition in my abs! Noel grew up a runner, playing competitive soccer and has always kept in shape. But, she felt that she always still had a desire to mix exercise with empowerment and she found this through ButiYoga.  After 2 months of practice, she fell in love with Yoga and obtained her certification to teach. Bringing her past experience of belly dancing and home yoga practice, she was able to incorporate the two with ButiYoga and found her passion in helping other women find their inner strength and teaching them how to bring happiness and health into their lives. Noel currently works as a registered nurse at Providence Regional Cancer System. Previously, she was a social worker and a nanny, and back in the day she used to be a mechanic! She has a 12 year old boy at home who is an absolute joy and brings her smiles every day. Noel is also married to an amazing musician. It’s amazing to Noel how full one’s life can be and she believes you can add so much more, if you only open your heart and mind. Noel looks forward to working with everyone to help them obtain their fitness and life goals through ButiYoga, laughter, and love.

Akiko Yoshii-Johnson

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 12.26.47 PMAkiko is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Weight Loss Specialist / Fitness Nutrition Specialist / Corrective Exercise Specialist / Performance Enhancement Specialist / Mixed Martial Art Conditioning Specialist. She is also a certified group fitness instructor in various formats such as: P90X, INSANITY, Turbo Kick, PiYo, CIZE, Box Mania, R.I.P.P.E.D., POUND, Mixxedfit, Silversneakers etc.Akiko was born and raised in Japan. Moved to Canada 1989 for college and pursuing her corporate career in Vancouver, BC. Then things changed (got married) and moved to Olympia, WA in 2004. Fitness has been always her passion since she learned to take control her life by losing weight by exercising every day in her childhood as she was bullied and ridiculed.  She has also survived severe depression with suicide attempt and bulimia through counseling and taking care of her physical, mental and spiritual health. She has been training in Karate for over 26 years and her Karate journey continues. She switched her career to health & fitness in 2010. And, she also has completed one year of personal development & leadership training with Klemmer & Associates to improve her service for her coaching clients.Due to Akiko’s martial arts’ background and experience, her training style is more focused on posture, balance, and core strength where power, speed, endurance, and precision technique is generated in. She has been helping her clients to bring out their inner warrior spirit for resiliency, courage, and discipline yet balance in life for happiness.She has just started to train Krav Maga by a master trainer, has been studying for NASM Master Trainer certification, and is training in Karate harder every day for trial on 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games for Team Canada.

Ryan Hollingsworth

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Ryan grew up in a military family and moved to Washington once his parents got out of the military. He was always an active person, playing football as a child, he ran track and trained with the cross-country runners before practice. Ryan has been center stage for a fitness competition, competed in mud runs and Spartan races, and participates in a least one 5k yearly. He attended school for business administration, but had a desire for something more. So, he started investing in his favorite passion, fitness. Over the years, Ryan has constantly developed his skills and abilities as a personal trainer and is always striving to learn more and provide more to his clients. Ryan was previously a personal trainer at Olympia’s 24 Hour Fitness for almost 9 years. He has worked and helped coach clients who’s needs varied from rebuilding balance and movement from a amputation surgery, all the way to conditioning professional athletes for the demand of their season. Ryan likes to provide nutritional support and guidance to help his clients achieve their fitness goals as well. He is passionate about helping everyone reach their fitness and personal life goals. He also enjoys riding motorcycles, being outdoors, snowboarding, and spending time with his family and friends. Ryan is a Certified Personal Trainer through NCSF/NFPT, a Boot Camp certified instructor, Kettlebell level 1 certified, and High Intensity Interval Training certified.

Julia Cereghino

screen-shot-2016-07-29-at-11-53-12-amJulia took her first yoga class 18 years ago as a freshman at Washington State University.  It was love at first downward dog! Since then she has practiced many genres of yoga, always coming back to Vinyasa. The fluid body movements always felt right and blended perfectly with her dance background. Julia spent 15 years after college in Seattle where she worked in the Apparel Industry, spending the last 7 as an apparel designer for a local golf company.A move home to Olympia brought Julia to Buti Yoga. Buti Yoga felt like the perfect blend of dance and yoga, and the addition of loud music grabbed her soul. After one class, she was hooked and knew she wanted to be certified in the practice.  It’s Julia’s desire to share the Buti bliss with all women, offering the inner peace and confidence — not to mention the challenging and full-body workout — that this practice has brought to her.She enjoys spending as much time as possible on the Puget Sound and Washington Coast, hunting for the perfect sand dollars or agates, growing veggies, and exploring life with her two wild boys Cruz and Kona, sweet husband Greg, and two crazy dogs.

Paula Gayson

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Edge Fitness is excited to welcome Paula as a new addition to our Group Training/Boot Camp class training staff!
Paula recently received her personal training certification, but she is not new to the fitness industry. In fact, she has been involved in physical activity/fitness in one way or another for most of her life!
She earned her BS in physical education and athletic training from Linfield College. In addition, she earned her MS in Education as well. Paula taught PE and coached volleyball and basketball for ten years prior to moving into school administration. Three years ago, in an effort to stay active and healthy, Paula started taking Cross-training/Boot Camp classes and fell in love with this type of fitness training and workouts. She is a motivated, enthusiastic, and fun individual who decided she wanted to share her love of fitness and group training classes with others. Paula is an ACE certified personal trainer and certified with the American Red Cross in child/adult first-aid and CPR/AED.