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TRAINING WITH ORTHO-KINETICS®


 

At Island Fitness, we’re passionate about the success of our clients. Throughout the years that Island Fitness has been in business, we’ve adapted our equipment, classes, and services to reflect the variety of fitness goals in this community.

Want a great facility with amazing energy? Check.

Want group classes to mix it up? Check.

Want an extraordinary personal trainer, massage therapist, or nutrition coach? Check, check, and check.

But guess what? We’ve taken it up a notch. A huge notch.

We’re proud to say that our personal training and massage staff are certified in Ortho-Kinetics®, a world class fitness assessment, training, and treatment program developed by renowned fitness pioneer, Everett Aaberg.

Most people don’t realize that the majority of personal training certifications require almost no experience outside the classroom, and the most popular certifications can be obtained entirely online. To be certified in Ortho-Kinetics®, a trainer must undergo at least 500 formal training hours in human biomechanics and rigorous in-person, practical testing. Trust us, nothing else in the industry comes close.

If you’re ready for extraordinary results in fitness, we encourage you to sign up for an assessment with one of our Ortho-Kinetics® Professional Trainers. Over the course of 3 private one-hour sessions, you will learn how your posture, available range of motion, muscle development, and current movement patterns can be enhanced to exponentially benefit your fitness plans—whether you continue with personal training, take group classes, get a customized massage, or just want to adjust your independent workouts for faster results.

We’re so convinced of the value of the assessment for all of our clients—regardless of goals, ability, or age—that we’re offering the three sessions for a total cost of $195. We think it’s the biggest, best fitness deal in the Pacific Northwest.

check out our Ortho-Kinetics Process below!

 

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ASSESS TO PROGRESS

The success of the Ortho-Kinetics® System is built upon our Proprietary Assessment and Programming Process that combines advanced methods of analyzing posture, joint mobility, muscular balance, and functional movement performance. The Ortho-Kinetics® Assessment is also vital for the training and Rehab Programs we deliver for our professional, amateur, and young athletes. Regardless of your current abilities, goals, or age, this comprehensive Assessment will unveil and help correct any misalignments, joint limitations, and muscular imbalances that are creating pain, promoting injury, and inhibiting your strength, movement, and overall performance.

 
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PREPARE FOR SUCCESS

Armed with our patented software application, our Certified Ortho-Kinetics® Trainers & Therapists will design a customized corrective and performance exercise program derived from the cumulative data gathered from your Assessment. As trained biomechanics specialists, they will also guide you through your program while modifying and teaching precise technique on every exercise included. Committed to your success, they will regularly assess your improvements, progress your program, and provide expert training to help you improve function, develop strength, decrease pain, and enhance movement to achieve optimal performance and pinnacle fitness.

TREAT

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ORTHO-KINETICS® Therapy is the process of integrating our assessment and training system along with different modalities of therapy and rehab. Our ORTHO-KINETICS® Trainers and Therapists are trained to work closely with other health professionals and clinical practitioners to  coordinate their treatment plans with their customized training programs. Some have supplementary training and certification, (and licensing when needed), to personally provide manual manipulation in order to maximize their athlete’s and clients’ exercise efforts and training results.

 
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PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS

 

 
 
GAVIN DEWITT | Specialist Trainer

GAVIN DEWITT | Specialist Trainer

MICHAEL HAUSER | Professional Trainer

MICHAEL HAUSER | Professional Trainer

JENNY TRIMBLE | Professional Trainer

JENNY TRIMBLE | Professional Trainer

QUINTON AGOSTA | Professional Trainer

QUINTON AGOSTA | Professional Trainer

DIANE PETERSON | Specialist Trainer

DIANE PETERSON | Specialist Trainer

KAT POLO | Professional Trainer

KAT POLO | Professional Trainer

CAROL O'NIELL HASKO | Professional Trainer

CAROL O'NIELL HASKO | Professional Trainer

RACHEL WITTREICH | Professional Trainer

RACHEL WITTREICH | Professional Trainer

LORETTA STANTON | Professional Trainer

LORETTA STANTON | Professional Trainer

JORDAN WAGANER | Professional Trainer

JORDAN WAGANER | Professional Trainer

BRITTANY FUENTES | Apprentice Trainer

BRITTANY FUENTES | Apprentice Trainer

ANN NEW | Professional Trainer

ANN NEW | Professional Trainer

SARA MORGAN | Specialist Trainer

SARA MORGAN | Specialist Trainer

BRENDA PRICKETT | Professional Trainer

BRENDA PRICKETT | Professional Trainer

TONY LOCASCIO | Professional Trainer

TONY LOCASCIO | Professional Trainer

 

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TRAINER LEVELS

 

Ortho-Kinetics® currently has 3 progressive levels of Trainer and Therapist Certifications available which encompass over 3 years and 2,000 hours of advanced training and higher education. Ortho-Kinetics® trainers typically have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the health field and have completed the Ortho-Kinetics® Apprenticeship Program. The Island Fitness Ortho-Kinetics® team has trainers at all levels who work in conjunction and with other health providers to provide the highest level of expertise and experience at the most affordable price possible.

Note: All Ortho-Kinetics® Trainers help provide member service and exercise assistance to the general membership during most hours of operation.

Schedule a training session by emailing us or calling us at 206.842.5720.

+ SPECIALIST

Trainers have advanced levels of knowledge, experience, and training within our system and are qualified to provide a higher level of Advanced Assessments, Programming, and Training. Specialists have been working within our system for at least 3-4 years, and are more experienced and skilled than our Professional level trainers. Specialists are better equipped to handle clients with more complex challenges in need of more corrective exercise training. Specialists often work in tandem with our Elite and/or Master Level Trainer / Therapists at the Dallas Headquarters to oversee Assessment, Programming, and Training as well as provide the appropriate Manual Therapies as described below.

Rates range $110 - $125

+ PROFESSIONAL

Trainers have successfully completed the Apprenticeship program and passed the Professional Level course. These trainers have completed over 250 hours of advanced education, practical training, and case work, and have been rigorously tested and certified to provide our highly acclaimed “Ortho-Kinetics® Assessment.”. Professional Level Trainers are also qualified to develop and deliver tailored Corrective Exercise and Performance Based Training programs that will help clients move, feel, and look their best! Island Fintess Professional Trainers are often assisted by our Specialist Level Trainer / Therapists when additional Assessment, Programming, Training, or Treatment is needed to address a client’s more complex needs or performance goals.

Rates range $70 - $100

+ APPRENTICE

Apprentices range from new graduate students in the fields of Exercise Science to experienced personal trainers already within the industry. Regardless of background or experience, apprentices must share a strong passion for providing fitness services of the highest quality and demonstrate the aptitude and dedication to complete the educational requirements to become an Ortho-Kinetics® Trainer. As part of the Apprenticeship, they will begin providing training sessions under the mentorship of our Specialist Level Trainers and Therapists who have provided the Assessments, exercise prescription, and continual evaluation of the client’s progress.

Rate $65

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TRAIN TO CLIMB PROGRAM

 

 

The Island Fitness Train to Climb program combines one-on-one training with a Professional Trainer, cardio/endurance training, and mountaineering skills into a six-month, progressive program designed to prepare participants in every way for safe, enjoyable, and successful climbs of Washington's two highest peaks, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier.

Mt. Rainier dominates the horizon of Western Washington. If you have always dreamed of climbing Rainier, with your determination and hard work, we can help you achieve this awesome goal. This program is designed to address the many variables that success hinges on, and give you the maximum chance of success.

Train to Climb helps you be on the right side of statistics. Only 50% of the people who attempt to climb Mt. Rainier, succeed. This includes professionally guided climbs as well as self- guided climbs. Failure happens for many reasons, including lack of preparation, (physically, nutritionally, and mentally), poor planning, inadequate gear selection, altitude sickness, and weather.

While no one can guarantee you success, with the exception of the weather, the Train to Climb program addresses all other concerns. Our training program is comprehensive, intensive, and progressive. Our peripheral activities add support and team building.

Island Fitness partners with Alpine Ascents International to lead our climb, but whether you're climbing with us, with another group, or on your own, this program is for you.

Our goal with Train to Climb is to have you not just endure your climb, but enjoy your climb!

Here is the Program Outline in detail.

Testimonials from past Train to Climbers.

Ready to sign up? Download program commitment agreement.

For more information, or to reserve your space on the rope, please contact Michael Rosenthal or Loretta Stanton.

 
 
 
 

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TRAIN TO THRU-HIKE PROGRAM

 

 

 

Thru Hiking is long distance hiking and backpacking. Whether it’s a week on the Wonderland Trail or four months on the Pacific Crest Trail, Thru Hiking will change your life. You will be surrounded by incredible breathtaking beauty, and pushed to your limits physically and mentally.

To prepare for your bucket list trek, Island Fitness has developed a program to prepare you for the physical demands of a long-distance hike. Our program covers cardio training for the long and arduous demands of putting in 10-20+ miles in one day; strength training for climbing and descending multiple mountains; balance training for crossing rivers and blow downs; and flexibility for daily recovery in camp.

Over a six-month period, our base fee covers 3 guided day hikes and 3 weekend backpacking trips. It also covers 6 meetings. During those meetings we will cover training, recovery, nutrition, ultra-light equipment and philosophy, clothing, orientating and taking special care of our most valued commodity…. Our feet.

Our trainers are prepared to take you through a 3-Phase training program built on the results of your detailed Ortho Kinetics Assessment.

  • Phase I: Is all about working with individual limitations and biases of your body and preparing if for the long term demands.

  • Phase II: Focuses on the strength you will need to climb those mountains and climb over blow-downs, trail washouts and other obstacles.

  • Phase III: Adds in power and agility work to ford rivers, balance over log crossings and whatever else nature may throw at you.

You will benefit through our experience and research. Island Fitness’ Train 2 Thru Hike will provide you with the smart training that is your best short cut to achiever your goals.

For more information please contact Diane! We look forward to being with you on the trails!