HEATHER VAN HOFWEGEN
“My style of training is custom-tailored to each client. I pride myself in creating unique, integrative and goal-orientated workouts that are fun, challenging and high energy.My philosophy of health and fitness is to continually work on creating a better version of you. Be the best you that you can be without wasting time on trying to be like someone else. Fitness is more than just the workouts you do and what your body looks like. Health is more than just a number on a scale. Health and fitness together aren’t training for a special event, vacation or photo; it is training for being better at life!"
"I am confident in training clients at all fitness levels, with a wide range of goals and expectations. I love to push and motivate! My perfect client would be prepared to make a commitment, and ready to adapt into a new lifestyle."
I believe fitness is a lifelong journey, one that is exciting, rewarding and unique for each individual. I KNOW what it is like to struggle with the constant battle of weight gain, poor body image, stress, anxiety and lack of energy or motivation. I understand that “every body” is not created equal and if you are not happy with yourself, it is hard to be happy with anything else in life.
Like the saying goes, “Nothing worth having comes easy.” -Theodore Roosevelt
There is no doubt that fitness takes work and consistency. But what better way to invest your time and effort than into your own health? Fitness looks different for everyone. There is such a wide variety of ways to move your body; there is surely one or two that every client can enjoy. Together, we will find those forms of exercise, develop a strong base in your training, and then progress each session. You will not only be one step closer to your goals everyday, but you’ll feel stronger and more confident.
OWNER AND FITNESS COACH
Focused Fitness NW
Alan works in partnership with Riverside Health Club to provide online training. Email him to get started.
I currently practice as a Certified Physician Assistant in the specialty of orthopedics and sports medicine. I obtained my initial bachelor’s degree in Biology and Sports Medicine from Eastern Washington University and became a Certified Athletic Trainer upon graduation. My passion for being a partner in achieving health led me to Oregon Health and Science University where I completed my education in physician assistant studies.
I’ve always enjoyed participating in sports, including football, tennis and wrestling while a high school and college student. I have completed multiple Ironman triathlon events and am always looking forward to the next one! Supporting student athletes is important to me, therefore I have volunteered my time at various high schools and colleges and continue to do so at Skagit Valley Community College and our local high schools.
I create personalized fitness and nutrition plans in order to empower individuals to look, feel and perform better. As your fitness coach, your goals become my goals. I enjoy getting to know my clients and customizing a plan that compliments where you are and where you want to be. While encouraging an open mindset, I provide guidance and accountability to your ambitions. We are in this together!
You know why you want to improve your fitness but may not know how to get there. I work one on one and customize each program to my client’s needs, ranging from weight loss, body transformation, performance, and managing arthritic pain through fitness. Being healthy starts with prioritizing self-care. Are you ready? If so, contact me using the information above for a free consultation.
Client testimonials - “Alan’s knowledge and experience in fitness and nutrition come together in an all around plan tailored to your needs. In just 2 weeks I’ve seen significant changes to my health, weight, endurance and overall fitness. He keeps me motivated by changing up the workouts and offering recipes and cookbooks for healthy meal ideas. He is very positive and encouraging while pushing you to hit your daily goals. The best part for me is the accountability. This is by far the best fitness and diet plan that I’ve tried and I’m excited to keep working with Alan to achieve or exceed my goals!”
“In 7 days I am already feeling stronger, improved energy at the end of the day, feeling less stressed and I’m seeing changes in the mirror.”
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Certification
Member of National Strength and Conditioning Association, currently studying for Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam