Dillon has been providing fitness services for individuals of all ages and experience for over 8 years. She specializes in functional training which involves training the body for the activities performed in daily life. Whether you are a runner, a triathlete, a non-athlete or a homemaker who wants to carry her children without injury, Dillon’s approach to training and exercise will greatly improve your fitness and health.
Dillon completed her Fitness Specialist/Personal Training Certificate at Lake Washington Technical College in 2003. She is a Certified Health Fitness Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine, which promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life.
Growing up in rural Montana, Dillon was a basketball and track athlete throughout high school. She completed a Bachelors of Fine Arts at Montana State University in 1996 while always finding time to mountain bike, ski, snowboard, rock climb, kayak, canoe, fish and skydive.
Since moving to Seattle, Dillon has competed in several triathlons in the Northwest and trained triathlete groups for Team Danskin. In 2006, she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and went on safari. In June 2009, she ran her first half marathon (Seattle Rock-n-Roll) and in December 2009, she ran her second half marathon in 2:02.
Although she now considers herself an “everyday athlete,” Rachel struggled with weight loss, exercise, and healthy eating for most of her life. It wasn’t until she began running in 2010 that something finally clicked. Through personal training, running, Pilates, clean eating, and not a small amount of perseverance, she has lost over 90 lbs.
Rachel’s fitness journey is far from over, both personally and professionally. She is currently studying at Bellevue College to become a certified personal trainer. As a fitness guide, her goal is to help others find joy in life through health and fitness.
She is excited to be working at The Fitness Lab and participating in such supportive, vibrant fitness community. In addition to working out, Rachel enjoys healthy cooking and baking, bike riding, hiking, kayaking, and all the outdoor adventures the PNW offers.
Bailey grew up in Minnesota and moved out to Seattle where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound. She is an ACSM certified personal trainer, AFAA certified group exercise instructor, and has been working as a Fitness Specialist for a corporate health and wellness company since December of 2012. Bailey loves to challenge her clients and training participants and help them learn something new!
When she’s not working you may find her running along the Burke Gilman Trail, baking (and eating) chocolate chip cookies, or playing with her cute puppy!