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 weighing in at 280 lbs., 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 & coach, motivational speaker, and owner of Edge Fitness. 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 while continuing to follow her own self-designed workout program, she gradually grew back to being in shape and even stronger than 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
23 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

Paula Gayson

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Edge Fitness is excited to welcome Paula to our Group Training/Boot Camp class training staff! Paula received her personal training certification a little over one year ago, 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.

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.

Thomas Castleberry

After reaching as much as 270 lbs. as a young adult, Thomas knew a healthier life was what he wanted. The army was the start! Since leaving the military, he has traveled the world in his search of ways to be happier and healthier. In 2014, he did this by first earning his NASM personal training certification and was ready and excited to start a new life. He gained credentials in martial arts coaching while training in Thailand in 2015 and started to train women and children in self-defense. While not coaching people to better versions of themselves, he’s coaching the kids of Olympia Wrestling Club. Thomas is part of the Training for Warriors family and offers his clients a chance to find themselves and seek out their warrior within though overcoming personal challenges, maintaining accountability, getting results, and having FUN!