Rival Personal Training Team

All Rival personal trainers are all professionally trained and certified through nationally accredited organizations. The team is your personal resource for tips and guidance to ensure that your training experience at Rival is effective, safe, and specific to your individual needs goals.

Get to know the personal training team below.

Jared Erickson
Rival Fitness

Always ready and happy to help, Jared is committed to supporting clients in their realization of their fitness potential and goals. His training philosophy coincides with his life philosophy; be active to be active and enjoy the ride. Fitness has always been a part of his life. Whether it’s hiking, skiing, running, riding, multi-sport or strength training; Jared is always ready to Rival it.

Credentials: 

  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor
  • Indo-Row certified
  • Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology from Central Washington University and Exercise Science from Seattle Pacific University
  • Currently studying for his Nursing degree from North Seattle College
Josh Hunter
Rival Fitness
Playing numerous sports throughout childhood and into his adult life, Josh has always enjoyed being active. At one point though, he lost his motivation to move, and it wasn’t until high school that he began weight training and athletics, and got his game back! Fitness made a major impact on his life, and his training philosophy is to bring the feeling of courage, confidence, pride, and accomplishment that fitness can bring to those he trains in strength training, speed, agility, mobility, and more. In his spare time, Josh delights in active hobbies such as running and tennis, and he also spends time blogging, painting anime, and modeling.
Certifications:
  • ACE certified Personal Trainer
  • Indo-Row certified
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Management from Western Michigan University
Angie Burgin
Rival Fitness
Angie is no stranger to the fitness world. Having participated in group fitness, running, walking, dancing and biking through life, she decided she wanted to encourage others to live healthy and active lives as well and became a personal trainer. Her philosophy is that there is no “one size fits all” formula to getting fit. Angie specializes in work with special populations including obese and overweight, diabetics, and various disease and surgical patients. In her free time, Angie enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and conquering Spartan races!
Certifications:
  • NASM certified Personal Trainer
  • Indo-Row certified
  • Certificate from National Personal Training Institute
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of Colorado
Ron Moodey
Rival Fitness

Ron began professionally training clients in 2008. His fitness journey has included studying barbell training, kettlebell sport, endurance training, pilates, and bodyweight movements.  Ron programs workouts and regimens based on each individual need. He prioritizes acquiring strength, quality movement, developing new skills, and enjoying the process. He is an excellent listener, and will keep you motivated to continue, even when it is difficult. You will see your goals reached, and have fun doing it.

Credentials:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer,
  • International Kettlebell Fitness Federation Level 2 Coach
  • Tactical Athlete Level 2
  • Crossfit Endurance, Crossfit Mobility,
  • Starting Strength
  • STOTT Pilates trained
  • Pilates Academy International certified
  • TRX Group Training, Rip Training, Sports Medicine courses
Barbara Dalla Riva
Rival Fitness

Barbara’s daily instruction emphasizes Martial Arts and General Fitness while utilizing the separate teachings of  Mixed Martial Arts Cardio Conditioning, Beginner to Advanced Martial Arts, Weapons training, Self Defense, Stunts, Warrior Yoga, Calisthenics, Gym Equipment, Core Strength

The time spent working out should be fun while reaching the goals and expectations of each person that she gets to know at a personal level.  Her training approach is safety first. The proper form and appropriate progression will avoid injuries. She challenges the body by diversifying the workouts each time. Throughout each training session there is constant communication on the approach taken and goals involved.

Credentials:

  • El Camino College: Business and Nutritional Science
  • Certified Personal Trainer NCCPT The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers
  • Certified Pre-Post Natal Trainer
  • Hoop Certified Instructor
  • Achievements:
  • MUAY THAI/Kickboxing  2 Black Belts
  • KALI Filipino Martial Arts  1 Black Belt/1 Brown Belt
  • SILAT Indonesian Martial Arts  Brown Ikat (Brown Belt)
  • JKD Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do Concept Phase 4 (Brown Belt)
  • Boxe Francaise Savate Yellow Glove (Brown Belt)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament (1st place)
  • Master Figure 35+ competitions (1st place and overall)
  • Boxe Francaise Savate Tournament record (4 wins)
Emily Ring
Rival Fitness

As a health and wellness coach it is my mission to educate on personal well-being, holistic-strength and to provoke higher level thoughts-and-actions. As Emily’s client you will gain body awareness and confidence; by challenging your proprioception to create new neuropathways.

To truly master a skill one must teach others to also acquire the skill. Emily sees herself as a guide for the self: Self-acceptance, self-discovery, self-mastery, and self-love. When we gain the strength to overcome ourselves, we also gained the strength to overcome any obstacle.

Credentials:

NASM CPT
NPTI Theory and Practice
NPTI Basic Nutrition
NPTI Kettlebell
NPTI Suspension

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Ridge Carpenter
Rival Fitness
  • Ridge is our Guest Blogger this week!  Check out his Fit Tip Post HERE

Ridge began his training career in New York, he developed an early attachment to movement and functional strength training via the classic methods of barbells, kettlebells and bodyweight calisthenics, and has since expanded his practice to include suspension and sandbag training modalities. He believes everyone has a right to a physical culture, that strength is a skill inseparable from safe movement, and that both strength and movement should be practiced and refined daily.

Ridge wants a few things for his clients–first, to move well (and, it follows, to move often); second, to develop strength and capacity on top of that movement base; and third, to apply those foundational attributes to improving the quality of their life in whatever way may present itself (which ways, it can be asserted, are limitless).

Credentials:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer and Women’s Fitness Specialist
  • StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, Strength Matters Kettlebell Instructor
  • FMS Functional Movement Specialist Level 2
  • TRX Suspension Training and Functional Training Certified
  • Onnit Academy Durability Trainer
  • Yoga Tune UpⓇ Therapy Ball Practitioner
  • RockTapeⓇ FMT Basic and Performance Taping, RockTapeⓇ Blades
Zach Platis
Rival Fitness

Zach’s approach is centered around the time tested idea of traditional weight training. Form is king, results come from a routine that focuses the work where it needs to be and keeps people free from injury. Shoulder health, one of the biggest issues in gyms everywhere, is especially important in his work out programs. So many physical fitness routines don’t last, whether due to injuries, lack of interest or perceived benefit, that is what Zach seeks to overcome with his training style. The fundamentals of weight training are not only crucial to developing a strong workout routine, they also yield the best results.

Credentials:

  • W.I.T.S. Personal Fitness Trainer Certified
Darsenio Hunter
Rival Fitness

Darsenio was born in California but raised in the Tri-Cities — Kennewick to be exact. He is ACE Personal Trainer Certified, Precision Nutrition L1 Certified, working on his PN Level 2, and believes heavily that the key to permanent change is through nutrition. His philosophy is simple: When it comes to movement, do what makes you happy and sweaty — but mainly happy. If you truly hate running, then you’re not likely to hit the treadmill at the gym where you’re a paid member. Instead, go with what you like, find a trainer that understands you, listens, and will still push you, and never give up on your goals. Also, nutrition is key. It is more important to him than working out, since — as the saying goes — “you can’t outwork a poor diet”.

Here are some fun facts about Darsenio:

  •  He once held a plank for 53 minutes, loves fun socks and nostalgic t-shirts, and is a lululemon Training Ambassador
  • Featured in Seattle Magazine’s Feb. 2017 lifestyle section as one of “Seattle’s Top Trainers”
  • He once did 501 push-ups in 30 minutes to raise over $4,500 for Breast Cancer Awareness research
  • Favorite Quote – “Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” – Walt Whitman.

 

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