MEET OUR TEAM

Our trainers and staff are our family. We chose them not just for their skill but for their personalities.  

Zac Palmer

Zac Palmer

Vice President | Personal Trainer

Zac is from Bellingham, WA and found his passion for fitness through an injury sustained in high school football. Now legally disabled, Zac defines his passion for healthy living as a day-to-day necessity to stay upright and enjoy life. He enjoys continuously educating himself in different training techniques through industry seminars and workshops.  Zac has managed Fitness Gear since 2004. In his free time Zac, enjoys skiing, wakeboarding, football, boating, and all things related to health and fitness. He aspires to dedicate a portion of his life and business to motivational and wellness speaking, particularly to kids of high school age and through corporate wellness, to encourage and develop a foundation for healthy living.

Bob Palmer

Bob Palmer

Executive Owner

Bob and Patricia Palmer have owned Fitness Gear since its inception in 1989.  After graduating from WWU in 1972, Bob was freight manager for Harbor Airlines. From 1975 to 2000, Bob was Vice President and Manager of Kailani World Travel/Kailani Hawaii Tours.  After Kailani, Bob managed Fitness Gear until 2005, when he and Patricia accepted a position on Kauai, Hawaii, managing a 132-unit condominium project. In 2010, Bob and Pat returned to Bellingham, where he has been assisting and consulting with their son, Zachary. Bob spends his free time, skiing, fishing, boating and playing guitar.

Zachary Scholten

Zachary Scholten

Director of Business Operations

Zachary’s bio is coming soon!

Duane Jones

Duane Jones

Director of Service & Repair

Duane Jones- I retired from NRNW Fire and Emergency Services in August of 2012. I have been a member of BYC since July of 2015. As a new member, I have found that our yacht club has a membership of open and loving people. I have found that welcoming place called home.My experience is mostly cruising sailing. I have been an avid sailor for the last 9 years, five of which I have lived on board. I have cruised the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast. I do have some offshore experience as well. I have a good skill set and can figure out most challenges and meet them with the appropriate solution. I have good people skills and I work well with others. 

Amanda Gastineau

Amanda Gastineau

Personal Trainer

Amanda is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast. Chronic injuries from over running lead her to explore other types of exercise and ultimately lead to a career in personal training. Amanda seeks to help clients get to a healthier place and motivate them to continue reaching their health and fitness goals.

Lane Richards

Lane Richards

Personal Trainer | Outside Sales Rep

Born in Bellingham, Lane grew up in Forks, graduating from Forks High in 1976. For 28 years he worked in the automobile industry in Forks and Port Angeles, as a salesperson, sales manager and finance manager. He moved back to Bellingham from Port Angeles in 2011, when he married his high school sweetheart. The following year, Lane joined Fitness Gear & Training, helping out with equipment sales and deliveries. In 2014, his passion for fitness and building relationships with people led him to enroll in Bellingham Technical College to become a certified personal trainer. Lane enjoys playing golf and basketball, and is also fond of craft beer and wine.

Les Gehling

Les Gehling

Personal Trainer

Les’ bio is coming soon!

Schedule a Free Consultation

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To learn more about our personal training programs we offer free, no obligation private fitness consultations.  This entails a thorough health history questionnaire, discussion of your fitness goals and where you’d like to be, and what we at FGT can do to help you achieve your desired result or outcomes.  We’ll also talk more about our approach to fitness to ensure you feel like you’re a good fit.  At the end of the ‘consultation’ if we find a program that’s the right fit for you, great!  If not, no hard feelings and you’re on your way.

Consultations take roughly one-hour and do not involve any exercise testing, so feel free to come dressed comfortably. Click below to schedule and learn how we will help to create the happiest, healthiest version of you!

All of our programs include no enrollment or club maintenance fees, a 3-Day program change/cancellation policy (vs the typical 90), a 30-Day money back satisfaction guarantee and private coaching with Zac Palmer and/or your personal trainer every month!

Contact Info

(360) 671-5059
zac@fitnessgearandtraining.com
1605 N. State Street Bellingham, WA 98225

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