MEET OUR TEAM
Our trainers and staff are our family. We chose them not just for their skill but for their personalities.
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 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.
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.
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.
Kaitlyn graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in kinesiology and a passion for fitness. She believes that healthy looks different in everyone, and strives to make exercise as enjoyable as possible. Kaitlyn also loves baking, petting dogs, and puns.
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.
Christian moved to Bellingham in 2006 from Arizona and has enjoyed living here ever since. At a young age, Christian began to understand the importance of exercise and has been heavily influenced by his Dad’s approach to fitness. As an advocate for fitness, Christian is a firm believer that exercise is the path to improving both physical and mental health. Since 2010, Christian has been a fitness instructor and is dedicated to helping others through fitness. Currently working toward becoming a Master Trainer, Christian received his certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Christian enjoys playing bass guitar, skydiving, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Schedule a Free Consultation
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!