Our Trainers

Our Personal Training programs and Fitlab group classes are absolutely phenomenal -the best programs in the greater Seattle area. See for yourself, search it up and find the hundreds of 5-star reviews from our members.

We will provide you with education, motivation, and the drive to reach your goals on your terms.

Ayla – Instructor Everett club

I began my adventures in the fitness industry in 2007 as a personal trainer with my own business and fitness writing for national and local publications. I have been a part of the ECA family since 2010 when I began as a trainer. In 2012, I tried out the financial industry while always keeping a toe in the fitness world. I quickly learned an office job was not for me! This experience gave me compassion and insight to the toll that sedentary work takes on the body. In 2015 I fulfilled a dream of becoming a Yoga instructor and returned to ECA to teach. I absolutely love Yoga and have transitioned to it being almost exclusively how I workout. I have found yoga to be a challenge in many ways beyond physical and have experienced a total transformation in both mind and body.

When I’m not on my yoga mat, I enjoy spending time with my toddler, husband and our pomeranian. Living in the PNW, there is no shortage of adventures to be had and I soak up as much time outdoors as I can. It is my passion to build community and serve you in your fitness journey.

Kamra Bynum – Seattle club

Hi! My name is Kamra and I am a trainer here at Emerald City Athletics. I grew up in Everett, Washington with my Mom, Dad, brother, and dog. I developed a passion for fitness during my childhood growing up as a competitive dancer, gymnast and cheerleader. For the past 4.5 years, I have continued my athletic training by competing in Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting. As well as coaching Little “Kiddos” crossfit for 2 years. I also have extensive knowledge in nutrition and enjoy creating customized meal plans for my clients. Though I am strict with fitness, I enjoy trying new foods, restaurants, eating tasty treats and snacks. During my time outside of the gym I love to hike, snowboard, and travel. I have been on a few mission trips to the Dominican Republic in 2013 and Thailand in 2017. I love fitness and I love people so if we haven’t met, come say hi.

Brodrick – Seattle club

What’s up guys? I’m Brodrick but you can just call me Brodie! I am a Washington Native and grew up in White Center. I played football and boxed at Sea Mar gym for a huge portion of my life and I was given multiple scholarships to local Division II and Division 1 programs. I realized that athletics wasn’t the route for me as a defensive lineman at the height of 5 foot 10. I decided that my future in sports would be limited. I focused on the longevity and quality of life, losing 137 lbs. leaving me at 153 lbs. at my lowest while at the same time obtaining my degree in Kinesiology through Washington State University and Central Washington University (Des Moines Campus).

After having earned my NASM certification, I developed a love for Bodybuilding and competing in local NPC recognized shows. I am the father of the cutest 1 year old boy, Kyson. He is my world so my time outside of the gym is spent reading children’s books and mixing formula instead of protein shakes.

Mikey – Seattle club

Hi! My name is Mikey and just love to move! Running, hiking, dancing, or just throwing weights around…I love it all!

I grew up all over Western Washington and graduated from South Kitsap High School. I ran track, played soccer, wrestled and even sang in the jazz choir. I started a career in music broadcasting fresh out of Eastern Washington University. I had a ton of fun, had a lot of laughs and went to some amazing shows! I was shooting a TV commercial at a Health Club in Yakima when I discovered my true calling: Personal Training!

After completing my certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), I jumped head first into being a fitness professional. My motto: make fitness fun! I LOVE being the BEST part of someone’s day.

Weight loss, group training, sports performance or even if you look to fitness just to boost your mood…I’m your guy!

Matt – Seattle club

Hey, my name is Matt! I recently graduated the University of Washington with a B.S in Human Physiology/Biology. I aspire to eventually become a Physician and specialize in either sports medicine or anesthesiology. But I have always wanted to be a personal trainer, and I want to use these next few years off school to be able to help others grow both physically and mentally and to use this opportunity to interact with my clientele in a more personable manner.

I have been in the fitness industry for a little over 5 years. I began as a powerlifter but as I acquired more knowledge in the realm of nutrition, human sciences, and overall general health –, I can also coach physique and bodybuilding. So, whether it is general strength, functionality, weight loss or various other principles – I would love to be a part in attaining your goals.
In my free time I enjoy lifting weights, listening to EDM, spending time with my family and puppy, and volunteering at Swedish Hospital.

Cassie – Everett Club

Hi! I’m Cassie and I am a Fitness Director & trainer here at ECA Everett. I grew up in California and was a competitive gymnast. After competing for 12 years, I transitioned into coaching 5-18 year old Junior Olympic gymnasts. I graduated from Western Washington University in 2016 with a B.A. in Communication Studies and minors in math and sociology. I have always had a passion for fitness and nutrition so I became a personal trainer after moving to Seattle in the summer of 2017 and am certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Although I spend most of my time in the gym working with clients and developing my own fitness routines, I love cooking/baking, candle-making, and social time with friends and family. I am also a dog-lover and am obsessed with my adorable rescue dog, Ozai, so you will often find me at a dog park or other dog-friendly venues. I am outgoing and love engaging in conversation and learning about other people’s interests and experiences. If we haven’t had a chance to meet yet, please stop by and say hi!

Davonn Brumfield _Everett Club

My name is Davonn and I am from Vallejo, California. I Played college football at Midwestern State University and my love for athletics led me into the fitness world. My style of training emphasizes trust, consistency, motivation and accountability! I put the “person” when in personal training!  I enjoy using my personality to inspire, encourage, and equip others to reach their full potential.

Danny Palmer _Everett Club

Hello! I’m Danny and I’m an ACE certified personal trainer from Mill Creek, WA. Since the age of 12 I struggled with being extremely overweight and living a consistently unhealthy lifestyle. I fell in love with the ability to change my body through nutrition and exercise after my first time in a gym. Currently I’m continuing to train for strength and hypertrophy while keeping the fat off. After studying nutrition and exercise for multiple years I began to enjoy all aspects of it. As a trainer my goals are to educate and bring others to success in their own fitness goals as efficiently as possible. The success my clients have made are ranging from 8-16 pounds of fat loss or up to 4-10 pounds of muscle (LBM) within their first month. My style of training will vary by person but can expect a mix of circuits, free-weights and machines.

Yousif Al-Azzawi _Everett Club

My name is Yousif Al-Azzawi. I was born in 1993 in Baghdad. Between the ages of 12-16 I was overweight, unconfident, and  really shy. After that time period I made the decision to change and lock down my new personal goals that I had mind.  I reached the goals and then within 2 years I started as a personal trainer to change people’s lives, just like I changed my own. I absolutely love helping other people get into shape, get stronger, and gain self worth and confidence. Fun fact about me: I play flamenco guitar.

Ian Branham _Everett Club

I’m Ian, a Personal Trainer from Arlington WA. What initially sparked my love for Fitness was growing up in a family surrounded by martial-arts. Everyone involved in that aspect of my life was constantly working out, training and sparing 5-6 days a week always pushing themselves to be better.

As far as my own fitness goals, I train to simply be better than I was the day before. We all have room to grow no matter how far we have come, so I never set any other goal than to compete with myself. It is that same mentality I strive to instill in each of my clients because once you stop competing with others, take your mind off the negative aspects of where you currently are and only focus on bettering yourself everyday.. then you have no choice but to progress. Along the way there will be learning curves to overcome, and that is where I come in. Educating people with both lots of experience and zero experience to progress safely and efficiently. I take the “Personal” part of Personal Trainer very seriously. By taking time to thoroughly dial in on my client’s goals, state of mind, and what drives them, I’m able to offer the accountability people need in order to continue pursuing their goals even when the want to give up. This has allowed my clients to not only drop the fat and stack the muscle, but also to create a healthier state of mind as well. Don’t worry about where you are, focus on where you want to be and together, we will get you there.

Ryan Andrews _Everett club

Hi! I’m Ryan. I’m a NASM certified personal trainer and I love training here at ECA. I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ where I spent my days playing soccer, hiking, and playing music (my other passion). I grew up as a chubby kid who lacked  confidence. As I got older I educated myself on the importance of proper nutrition and exercise and immediately fell in love with fitness. I love helping others realize their full potential and helping them to reach their own personal fitness goals.
Interesting fact: Call of duty and pickle ball are life.

DJ _Everett Club

My name is Dustin Blair and i was born and raised right here in Washington. I was lucky enough to get introduced to fitness at a young age playing sports with my brother and started weight training senior year of high school when my dad got me my first bench press. Once you see results is when it becomes addicting and i have been lifting ever since. I would say that i don’t have any specific fitness goals for myself. I believe you have to be satisfied with never being satisfied when it comes to fitness. The style of training that i practice is strictly strength progression using mostly free weights.

I’m all about working smarter and not harder when it comes to getting someone to their goal. Food is by far the most overlooked aspect in fitness where i know everyone struggles but finding the perfect diet for your specific body type is the key to getting in shape –that with a proper/consistent lifting regimen and you’re golden. That’s where i come in!

Emily Donelly _Monroe Club

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.

Catherine Kha _Monroe Club

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.