Team ENERGY consists of 14 trainers! Collectively, we have some of the brightest and most talented trainers in all of Portland with decades of experience. I’m confident we can match you with the appropriate trainer to meet your needs and get you to your fitness goals. Contact us today so we can get you started on the path to a better, stronger you!
Gordon is the owner and lead trainer at Energy Fitness. He founded Energy Fitness in 2007 after leaving a successful career at a big box gym. His vision for Energy Fitness was to create a gym space that felt like “community” and gave clients a good feeling about their fitness journey - without judgment.
Through a combination of science and laughter, Gordon helps clients to have a better sense of self awareness and strength by teaching body mechanics and function. His approach through humor and humility carries over into his training style from athletic conditioning to rehabilitation, believing it is just as important to train your body as it is to focus the mind!
Gordon loves the functional and mobility training aspect as much as anything else, coaching clients to prevent and rehab injury. He has battled back from many injuries as well: bulged discs, ACL tears and rotator contusions.
Gordon has participated in recreational and competitive sports his whole life and still loves outdoor activities with his family and friends: snowboarding, backpacking, biking and paddleboarding.Credentials and certifications:
Dana is one of our most decorated and sought after trainers at our studio. She has many years of experience in the personal training field with a strong grasp of the human anatomy. As a competitive swimmer and avid cyclist, Dana has trained and rehabbed through many sports injuries and thus has extensive knowledge with rehabilitation of the shoulder, back and hips. She enjoys helping clients with their weight loss/nutritional goals and can help with specific dietary needs associated with that goal. Dana is one of the more professional and delightful people that you could hire as a trainer. She has a great demeanor and we are fortunate to have her.
When Dana isn’t training clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, loves gardening and doing needlepoint creations.
Jared has been a trainer for over 10 years and has had a longstanding passion for fitness. He competed in Division 1 collegiate level baseball at Oregon State University for 3 years and was subsequently drafted by Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds where he chased his dreams to become a Professional baseball player. Unfortunately Jared’s career came to an early end due to multiple injuries (hamstring and shoulder) but it led him directly to helping others achieve their fitness goals because of the immense knowledge sustained from competing at the highest level of athletics. His experience and rehabilitation from injuries changed his focus into a philosophy/passion for a career in personal training. Jared’s been able to teach and train clients so that they are stronger and healthier than ever!
Over the course of his personal training career he’s been able to help people with rehabilitation of shoulders, weight loss, muscle gain, definition, balance and range of motion.
Pono has been a certified personal trainer for 6 years. He’s got vast amount of experience training clients in all age groups and fitness levels. His specialty focus is in teaching boxing and running clients through high intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training programs. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii Pono moved to Portland to complete a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Portland State University.
Rajiv is our local boy. Born and raised in here in Portland and a 3-star sport graduate from Wilson High School 2003, his path has taken him all over and when he landed at Energy Fitness in 2015, we couldn't have been happier to have him. Rajiv's demeanor is laser focus and professional at all times, and he is perhaps the most disciplined trainer we have when it comes to nutrition. His diet is absurdly clean and he's a model to his clients because of such dedication. If his physique and nutritional expertise doesn't convince you, then his smile is guaranteed to win you over.
Rajiv specializes in muscular strength and development, athletic/sport specific conditioning, body fat loss, nutritional counseling, and has a deep passion for helping others achieve the love he has for pure fitness. When he's not training clients or modeling for Nike, he's preparing his own body to compete in any number of the regional "Men's Physique" contests, where he recently took 1st place in the 2016 Cascadia Cup.
Scott moved from Pennsylvania to Portland in July of 2014 and began work as a personal trainer at Energy Fitness in May of 2015. Scott’s educational background includes a B.S. degree in Environmental Biology and a M.F.T. degree in marital and family therapy. He earned his NASM personal trainer certification in February of 2015. Prior to his work as a trainer, Scott’s professional background includes 32 years as the owner of a technical publications firm, an LMFT (licensed marital and family therapist), and a college professor at York College of Pennsylvania. He still maintains a private therapy practice out of his home.
Scott’s fitness journey began when he bought his first weight bench and set of weights with the birth of his daughter. This sparked a life-long commitment to personal fitness and nutrition. Throughout his life, Scott has trained in many different modalities of fitness: including resistance, core, balance, and plyometric training, as well as yoga and Budokon. He has been heavily influenced high intensity styles of training which he practiced for several years and which he uses to in his practice today.
Scott’s educational background in psychology and relationships is especially helpful with his clients’ motivational and psychological relationship toward personal fitness.
Outside of the gym Scott has enjoyed hiking, camping, road biking, mountain biking, and long camping road trips with his wife of 37 years. He has two adult children who live in Brooklyn, NY and Key West, FL. He especially enjoys time with his children since the occasions for the whole family to be together are rare.
Growing up with athletic parents and a mother who was a registered dietitian, fitness and nutrition were always part of Blake’s life. As a college and lifelong athlete , Blake realized that fitness was his passion. As such he has dedicated his life toward helping others reach their physical goals and empower them with improved fitness, strength and self-confidence. Blake is a caring and devoted father and family man. His positive attitude is infectious and he’s always willing to lend a helping hand to give clients and friends that extra motivation they need.
Blake holds certifications from NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) and CROSSFIT Level 1. He enjoys implementing tactics such as core development and the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) method that gets his clients seeing results quickly.
Aaron comes to Energy Fitness following a passion for helping others feel better both physically and mentally. After a successful path in Division 1 collegiate athletics and a brief stint in the mental health field, Aaron followed his passion for helping others and made the transition to personal training.
Aaron utilizes a combination of manual resistance, timed sets, and traditional repetition based workouts to get his clients the best results possible. Aaron has a background in HIT training, which helps protect joints and improve mobility while also optimizing strength. He has worked with clients of all ability and mobility levels; including those with spinal injuries, hip replacements and fused vertebrae. Aaron is truly invested in the physical and emotional well-being of his clients, and pulls from his experience as a former mental health specialist with Providence Hospitals, when interacting with and coaching his clients.
Aaron enjoys traveling, backpacking and anything high speed and high thrill. In this same vein, Aaron has played sports his entire life. He last played water polo at Oregon State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology.
B.S. Psychology – Oregon State
ACSM Group Training Instructor
Functional Movement Screen Level 1
Carly is a graduate from Oregon State University where she achieved her B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis on fitness and nutrition. Throughout the years Carly has enjoyed working with a variety of populations helping them to lead healthier and happier lifestyles. She specializes in strength training, corrective exercise for rehabilitation of injuries, and pre and postnatal exercise.
Because of her own triumphs and struggles with weight loss she has dedicated her time to understanding the most effective method for not only weight loss but quality of life. She has a passion for helping clients improve their strength and mobility in order to achieve pain free movement so they can pursue the activities that make them happier inside/outside the gym.
Carly is certified as a Fit for Birth Pre/Post-natal Corrective Exercise Professional. She also holds a personal training certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Carly has helped many women improve and maintain their level of fitness and strength during their pregnancy so they have a better experience and come back stronger post pregnancy.
When she’s not in the gym, Carly can be found playing with her English bull dog, Theo and in the kitchen experimenting with nutritious recipes.
Jacob is one of our strongest trainers…literally, and his heart is as big as any other muscle in his body. His easy going, extraverted attitude keeps you entertained as he subtly gets your body moving more efficiently and all the while getting stronger! His methods are sometimes unconventional but proven to be effective, incorporating Olympic lifts, kettle bells and HIIT (high intensity training). He loves teaching clients to become a more well rounded version of the ideal “fitness” they aspire to be with a mind/body/soul connection to weight training.
An Oregon native, Jake graduated as a student athlete in 2009 from Corban University, where he excelled in basketball and volleyball. After running multiple athletic programs (pre/intra/post season) and 3 years as a physical therapy aide, Jake took his passion for athletics and rehabilitation and turned it into a full time career, becoming a personal trainer in 2013. We are thrilled to have him at Energy Fitness.Credentials and certifications:
- B.S. Exercise Movement Science
- USAW Sport Performance Coach Level 1
- PTA Global Personal Trainer
Sebastian has been a personal trainer since 2009 servicing corporate commercial and studio settings. A former physique competitor and avid outdoors-man, Sebastian helps clients establish connections with their body through science-based and habit forming techniques so they can gain confidence that carries into their life outside the gym. You can expect each session to be educational, entertaining and empowering.
Sebi moved to Portland in 2016 where he enjoys the many outdoor options that the PNW has to offer. A few of his favorite activities include: mountaineering, backpacking, landscape photography and backcountry skiing.Credentials and certifications:
- University of Houston - pre-pharmacy
- Lone Star College Health Sciences
- NASM - Weight Loss Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist
- TRX certified instructor
- Flexologist Practitioner
- Rowing and Running coach