Trainers

Trainers

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Whether you're coming back from an injury, looking to train for an up-coming event, or just looking for a gym to call home, we have many different options for you and your family to reach your full athletic potential.

Darin Rell

Owner / Trainer

With a background as an Exercise Specialist at St. Luke's Rehabilitation institute, Darin decided to start Speciality Training, Inc. in 2002. Since then, he has logged over 30,000 personal training sessions under his belt. In addition to his clinical background, Darin has been a 360 lb. Powerlifter, to a 240 lb. Marathon Runner. This unique life experience allows him to relate to the needs of every individual. With Darin, you can rest assure that you will never do anything that he hasn't done himself.


ACCREDITATIONS
  • Bs. Exercise science
  • Cft-ISSA
  • Owner of Specialty Training since 2002

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Bob Omlin

Trainer / Vice Prsident

Bob has 18 years of Coaching experience. He works with all ages and populations. In addition to being a trainer he is also the Jumps and Combined Events Coach for Eastern Washington Universities Track and Field Team.


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Quintin Barnard

Ever since I was a little boy, exercise and fitness have always been a huge part of my life due to my love for playing football and baseball. These sports have greatly influence my drive to constantly seek out ways to perform better and excel in games and practices. This passion for fine tuning your body to outperform the other team fueled my decision to go to Eastern Washington University to obtain a degree in Exercises Science. Now, as a personal trainer, I still enjoy fitness and I love assisting others in achieving success in their fitness endeavors. Understandably, everyone is different, not just with strengths, weaknesses or even bodies, but with their end goals. As my client, I can promise you that I will work with you to create a plan that we both agree is safe, effective and and will fit your needs like a well tailored suit. When you rely on me I will be your motivator, your friend, and I’m sure at times when you are working your butt off, your verbal punching bag, but that comes with being your trainer. Working out should be fun! And I will do my absolute best to ensure that each session we have together will be.


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Rachel Gilmore

Trainer

My name is Rachel Gilmore. I am a mother, fitness enthusiast, nationally qualified physique competitor and a certified trainer/nutritionist. I first got into fitness after the birth of my son as a means to get into shape. After committing nine years to the bodybuilding sports it quickly became more than just a hobby but a passion and a career. For the past five years I have been devoted toward helping others pursue their own personal fitness passions and goals. Wether your goals are just to live a more health-conscious life, lose weight, or compete in a bodybuilding show. My diverse background allows me to accommodate to whatever needs. I am currently in school pursuing my PhD in holistic nutrition and natural medicine. I hold a certification in nutrition as well as a certification in strength training. Since 2006 I have competed in over 14 bodybuilding shows 4 of which were national shows. It is my goal to help positively affect And change as many lives as I can, to be a role model for others to lead a life Where we put our bodies and health first. We only get one life, one journey on this earth. Let’s make the best out of it.


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Mikey Shaw

I am a strong believer that fitness is a journey, not a destination. I instill in my clients the appreciation for the process of changing ones life in a healthy direction. The small victories are just as important as the big one. I believe fitness goes way beyond making the body strong. Fitness promotes confidence in the individual. That confidence stems from the strength of character and discipline in takes to make healthy changes, and more importantly, to maintain them. Fitness teaches people to step outside of their comfort zone. Change is uncomfortable. Embracing it encourages a newfound bravery to fight through the challenging experiences we each face throughout our lives. I cannot promise the fitness journey will be an easy one, or that I will drag you by the hand to get you there. However, take those first few steps outside of your comfort zone, and side-by-side I will help you along your journey. NSCA CPT OKC Certified Kettlebell Instructor A.A.S. Health/Fitness Technician 4 Years MMA Experience


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Gabe West

Personal Trainer

I believe in fitness from the inside out. That being said, I bring a holistic approach to training, meaning that I focus on the whole individual rather than just the individual’s physical capabilities. How fit can you truly be if you are mentally and emotionally stressed out from work, relationships, financial stressors etc.? Have you ever noticed how much harder it is to workout after eating junk food or getting a poor night of sleep? All of the aforementioned stressors need to be addressed if you want to be the most vibrant and well-rounded individual you can be, let alone see results in the gym. Training in the gym will add years to your life. Leading a life with a healthy balance of work and play will add life to your years. My training philosophy addresses both pieces of the puzzle—the fitness piece, and the lifestyle piece. My mantra…. Stay humble. Stay hungry. Stay Happy. Looking forward to meeting you!


Accreditations
  • BS Exercise Science
  • NSCA-CPT
  • CF Level 1
  • OKC Certified Kettlebell Instructor

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Amy Black

Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Trainer

Execute, Educate, Empower are the three essential elements of training with me, which will get you the results you desire. I will put my time and expertise into listening to your history and goals to create your personal roadmap. Since life is constantly changing, our conversation will remain open and your roadmap may change from time to time. I will require you to execute your personal plan in the gym and at home. I will educate you about proper exercise and lifestyle management empowering you to become the best version of you possible. There is no easy fix, no magic pill, only consistency and commitment to your goals. I will ask you to step out of your box, learn how to be comfortable being uncomfortable one step at a time. With me, you will earn the results you deserve, and you won’t spend one day being sorry. For over 20 years my life has revolved around improving people’s lives and becoming the best trainer and fitness instructor I could be in order to best serve my clients. I’ve honed my skill, continued to study the science, and practiced what I preached every day, which resulted in the privilege of becoming a full-time firefighter for six years in Madison, WI. I would still be there today if I wouldn’t have met my husband in 2007 and decided he was worth following to Spokane in 2010. Although my goals have changed depending on what life throws at me, through it all, the one constant that has kept me grounded is my commitment to living healthy and fit. Make the choice now to let it be the constant in your life.


Accredidations

·         B.A. Exercise Science – Hamline University, St. Paul, MN 1996

·         NSCA CPT & CSCS – Certified Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Specialist 1997 & 2004

·         Certified TRX Instructor

·         Certified AKC & Art of Strength Kettlebell and Battling ropes instructor

·         Certified Les Mills Instructor for RPM, BodyPump, BodyFlow, GRIT, BodyCombat

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Karina Kissick

Personal Trainer

My name is Karina Kissick and I am a health and fitness coach. After years of struggling with my own health and fitness and battling through an eating disorder, I am so honored to be where I am today as a health and fitness coach and helping women who have a negative view of exercise, food, and often of themselves transition into feeling empowered, strong, fueled, and accomplish things they’d never dream of accomplishing. My goal is to help every person who walks through the gym doors reach all of their goals no matter what level they are at. Health and fitness is a lifestyle and I provide all the tools and knowledge to reach all of your fitness goals and learn how to turn it into a lifestyle in a way that is not overwhelming. Join me and many other women in our Strong Girls Club and get all the support and encouragement and most importantly release your inner Strong Girl that we both know is there!!


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Donnie Kissick

Personal Trainer

Whatever you want to accomplish with your body, I can direct you in a way that is perfect for you. I have a lot of tools in my tool box in terms of training experience. From developing strength and reducing fat in a healthy way, to fun training styles like calisthenics, yoga, and movement training, we can find exactly what you want and need to keep you working out for the long term! I can guarantee you results and comfortable training experience.


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Jack Cosby

Personal Trainer

Jack Cosby comes to Speicalty Training with over 40 years experience working in the sports, strength, conditioning, fitness, corporate wellness and nutrition areas. He also is a past college football and rugby coach. He graduated from Redlands University in southern California with a BA in American Literature and Physical Education (he didn’t want to be known as a dumb jock), coached and taught at Azusa Pacific College (now university) and completed his Masters Arts in Education with an emphasis in adult fitness and psychology. It was using his thesis research project that he realized the psychological and emotional benefits of of exercise along with the cardiovascular and strength. It was also during this formidable time in his professional development that he realised that true weight/fat loss come from one;s nutritional habits more than their exercise. As one mentor put it, “No one can out exercise their mouth.” Jack came to Spokane in the early 80’d where he became the Athletic Director at the Spokane Club and was one of the pioneers in personal training in Spokane. Jack continues to practice what he preaches with his five day a week exercise regimen, one in strength and cardio work and four days participating in his passion, handball. He is a fourth generation Spokanite. Jack is available for sessions of 1 to 4 individuals for training and will be leading nutrition, fat loss and flexibility. He is also avialable to come to your company for corporate fitness and wellness education and classes. You may contact him directly throught his e-mail, riskchangenow@gmail.com, text @ 509.953.1067 or through Specialty Training. Remember, “Nothing happens by chance, you are a victim of your own self-fulfilled prophecy” so “Risk Change Now.”


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Katie Robinson

Personal Trainer

Many people cannot say that they are living their passion. I found that if you can live your passion, no matter what you have to lose, you will find your purpose! You are not living until you pursue your purpose. Through my background in training groups, personal training, and nutrition, I have not only had the privilege of helping people regain their health and strength, I have also helped them run toward their passion and pursue their goals. I have had to go through a lot in my life to understand a lot; it has helped me realize that regaining your confidence in your body is extremely powerful and one of the most important things you can do. After all, your body is what gets you through life so it’s time that you invest in yourself! No matter what your goals, I’m there every step of the way by giving you a workout plan, guidance on nutrition, and most importantly accountability. I know that without accountability, you will fail at achieving your healthy healing lifestyle. You ask me how I know this… well you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t already know you needed accountability. So ask yourself this question: Are you ready to start Living? Let me be the tool to help you succeed!


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