Our Trainers

Jenn Lenhart

Hello! My name is Jenn. I have an A.O.S Degree in Advanced Health and Exercise Science, NASM CPT, TRX qualified, and I am a WNBF Professional Bodybuilder.

I began my health and fitness journey at the age of four as a ballerina. I went on to dance professionally for four years then changed direction after an injury from being underweight. After being a mom of three and reaching the weight of 210 lbs., I dabbled in kickboxing to lose the weight. I managed to lose 95 lbs., but still struggled with a poor body image and an eating disorder. It was then that I decided I was tired of fad diets and the roller coaster of weight loss and weight gain, so I went back to school. I learned the lifestyle of a bodybuilder and immediately saw and felt results. After some convincing from my gym Dad, Jimmy, I decided to do a show. It was then that I knew this was a tool I could use to fulfill my purpose.

I’m passionate about movement, living life to the fullest, and good food! I would say that my specialties are bodybuilding, functional movement, stabilization, form, and play. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, hockey games, walking in thunderstorms, movies, eating popcorn (my favorite food), cooking, and channeling my inner Wonder Woman!

Jhalen Brown

Do you bounce back, or bounce backwards? This question is something you must ask yourself. We all live in this crazy world together. Yet, this one life that we have is BEAUTIFUL! We have to utilize it to its fullest potential. I grew up a tri-sport athlete: baseball, basketball, and football. I have always been the underdog but progression, focus, dedication, and heart along way. I had the opportunity to play Division 1 football right out of high school. Unfortunately, I blew out my shoulder. All offers were lost so I asked myself, do you bounce back, or bounce backwards? I started training harder than I ever had and got into mixed martial arts. I had an amateur fight set up, then was going to make it professional but, broke my arm during a jiu jitsu session, a plate and six screws later, I had to ask myself one again, do you bounce back, or bounce backwards? Since then I transitioned back into my 1st love, and currently play semiprofessional football for the Western WA Football Allegiance.

When it comes to training and my style of it, I’m cool, calm, and collective, but I will REFUSE to let you quit. I will be that motivation and the drive that you need. I have a great formula that works for not only myself, but my clients as well. When it comes to dropping body fat and holding as much lean mass as possible, I will get you to your ideal size, weight, and strength. All you have to do is give me your focus, dedication, and most importantly, your heart. “We all get detracted; the question is, would you bounce back, or bounce backwards?”

Emily Donelly

I graduated from Monroe high school with an extensive background in athletics. I played varsity soccer, basketball, and cross country being captain of both. After graduating, I competed in two bodybuilding competitions, placing high in the figure, fitbody, and bodybuilding categories. I then spent five months traveling around to different countries.

I’m currently NASM certified and have a huge passion for health and fitness. I love sharing my knowledge with others and helping hold them accountable to reaching their own individual goals, all while maintaining a healthy lifestyle for my lifetime.

Duran Chilton

Philosophy:
My philosophy focuses on continual lifelong learning as I work towards enhancing the well-being of my clients by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, support, guidance and resources to assist and inspire them on their journey to a healthier life. Together we will transform your quality of life through active participation in regular fitness activities and the integration of guided fitness programs making your health goals become a reality in a caring, fun, and dynamic environment. “EAT BIG, LIFT BIG, LOSE WEIGHT!”

Credentials:
NAFT Certified Trainer
CPR/AED/First Aid 
Natural Bodybuilding Competitor (x4)
Certified Diesel Technician (Skagit Valley College)
Certified Welder (ECC)

Interests:
Bodybuilding, automotive enthusiast, nutrition, photography, travel, life philosophy, trying new things!

Catherine Kha

Hey superstars! My name is Catherine and I’ve been here with ECA for almost a year now. I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Washington University in Clinical Physiology which focuses on the study of human structure and function that could be applied towards areas of physical therapy, athletic training, injury prevention and rehabilitation. I have a background in nutrition, therapeutic exercises, and experience working with collegiate athletes and dealing with injuries.

My love for health and fitness started almost a decade ago and has only continued to grow as I saw how it has changed my body and mind over the years not only for myself, but for other people as well. I want to share my love for fitness and knowledge with whoever I can, so they too can develop that same passion for themselves. Fitness has shown me that anything can be achieved with strength and disciplinary actions that’ll support your desired outcome. As your trainer, I hope to focus on methods that’ll help you gain strength, mobility, stability, and flexibility. I aim to get you excited about your workouts and help motivate and challenge you to do things you didn’t think were possible by creating a strong mind-to-body relationship. Whatever your goals may be, I believe health and fitness should enrich your life and create a healthy, sustainable, and fulfilling lifestyle. By taking this step together, we can not only achieve yours goals but build a stronger and healthier you!

Specialties: Lean muscle growth, strength training, nutrition, fat loss, and injury rehabilitation and prevention.

Alyssa Lawing

Hey! My name is Alyssa. I started out with ECA as a member. After discovering my love of fitness and overcoming my own personal obstacles, I decided to take on the role of personal trainer. I want to help others feel the way I feel at the gym. I plan on being here as a Personal Trainer while I continue my education in exercise science.
 
Before I became interested in fitness, I was overweight and would hide behind my clothes, even in the summer heat. I felt like I couldn’t step foot in the gym because I was embarrassed not only because my weight but because I was born with a club foot and no muscle in my leg from the knee down. I got the courage to step into the gym at 16 years old. Not only did I start losing weight, but I loved myself more and felt great. My biggest passion is cheering on my clients and seeing them achieve their goals. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, increase cardiovascular endurance, build muscle, or if you just want to feel good, I can help you get where you want to be. To me, it’s important to focus on enhancing my client’s confidence, self-esteem and well-being. This journey is about you and you’re the only one who can decide what you’re capable of.

I spend my time doing a diversity of activities other than lifting heavy things for fun. I also enjoy pole fitness, hiking, hot yoga, summer festivals, taking my dog on walks and playing silly games with my 7-month-old daughter.