About Us

WELCOME TO URBAN FITNESS AND HEALTH

Urban Fitness and Health was started by fitness and health experts to provide the Skagit Valley with a complete experience of wellness. We brought together a wide variety of exercise concepts including free weights, exercise machines, cardio equipment, group exercise classes, senior fitness programs and a high intensity workout facility. We have also added health services including physical therapy, nutrition counseling, massage therapy and a healthy coffee and juice bar. We offer educational seminars on health-related topics. To ensure a family environment we also offer babysitting services in safe and fun environment.

Meet Our Team

Our experienced staff are the best of the best and they’re committed to your success.

Kyle

General Manager

Hey there! I can’t wait to meet you! I was born and raised in Skagit Valley, graduated from Burlington-Edison High School (Go Tigers!) and pursued education at Skagit Valley College. I love everything about the Valley we live in and believe that we have a very special community here that I am blessed to be a part of. My passion is to give back to the community and enrich as many lives as possible, beginning with health and fitness. When I’m not around the gym reaching for my goals, and helping others with theirs, you’ll find me somewhere in nature enjoying the beautiful outdoors, or competing in some sort of sport or board game.

Melissa

Group Exercise

Ace Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Licensed Massage Practitioner since 1999. Specialized in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Sports Conditioning, Training and Injury Therapy. Youth Sports and Senior Functional Training. Body Make-over Programs and Corporate Functional Training and Injury Prevention. I enjoy running, as a Boston Marathon Qualifier the past four years. Working in the health field for so long, it is a true passion of mine and there’s so much reward to helping others take control of the body they have.

Cam

Personal Trainer

My name is Cam, short for Carmela, born and raised in the Philippines where I began my career as a central supply surgical tech and went on to work as a medical assistant at Yakima Regional Hospital in Eastern Washington. I have always been an active person who appreciates life and every little thing it offers. I consider myself to be a person who always sees the glass half full. I fell in love with strength training about two years before moving here and I still continue to love it more and more to this day. As a wife and mother of two children and two fur babies, I know what it takes to balance life and fitness. 

Abby

Personal Trainer

My name is Abby, I have worked at Urban Fitness since 2009. I believe that fitness should be fun and personalized for each person’s abilities and goals. I coached the women’s lean body mass winner in the most recent fitness challenge. I can help all body types enjoy fitness and make progressive strength and functionality gains.

David

Personal Trainer

I have now gone the entire gamut, I am 6’1″ and have weighed as little as 135lbs and as much as 305lbs. Now, I’m a cool 220 and healthier than I have ever been in my life. I decided that after getting my own health back that I was destined to be a trainer. My journey has been awesome and now I get to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for fitness with any and everyone who will allow me to work with them.

Jenny

Personal Trainer

I know what it takes to get in shape as a mother and a wife. I have worked at Urban Fitness for about four years as a receptionist and now I am following my passion to teach others fitness. I wrestled for four straight years at Mount Vernon High School and also for Vandit club. I also attended Skagit Valley College where I earned a scholarship to play soccer. I speak Spanish and English fluently and I enjoy bringing fitness to everybody! The way you feel as you’re leaving the gym after a great workout is what I love giving to everyone!

Kamie

Personal Trainer

I have 12 years of swim coaching experience in several different gyms. I’m currently taking Brazilian jiu jitsu as self defense, and just for a fun way to do cardio! I’ve spent 7 years as a server watching peoples bad health habits and I’m excited to help people become healthier and get the most out of life!

Dylan

Personal Trainer / HIIT Coordinator

I have trained for a sport or an athletic event since I was 14 and have been training with a gym since I was 17. Sports are a passion of mine, playing Football throughout high school and basketball my senior year before going on to San Diego State to play basketball. After tearing my MCL, ACL and dislocating my knee cap playing summer league basketball, I withdrew my transfer to Michigan State for football and ended up staying at San Diego state for academics where I took PTA, EMT, and fire science courses. I was also civilian contracted for the military to train soldiers in Fort Bragg North Carolina for one year. I have been a part of fitness centers in several capacities and roles in my training career, and have a passion that drives me to continue doing everything I can to help people reach their goals.

Pelar

Group Exercise Coordinator

My name is Pelar. Originally from Anacortes, now residing in Burlington with my husband and two children. I’ve been teaching for over 20 years, with 10 of those at Urban. Besides my love for fitness and teaching, I am a licensed massage practitioner who is passionate about helping others feel better.

Chris

Group Exercise

I am married with a 20-year-old daughter. I work full time for KarMART Nissan as a Service Writer/Advisor. I’ve been teaching at Urban Fitness since June of 2008. My hobbies include cycling, running and taking my two Labradors on hikes. I’m up every day at 2:45 a.m. to hit the gym before work and am in bed by 6:30 p.m. to catch my ZZZ’s. I’m very regimented and have a very busy schedule. My husband works out of town most of the year, so my life is pretty boring unless he’s home, LOL! My favorite part of fitness is the post-workout “high”—that sense of accomplishment and fatigue from a powerful workout.

Debbie

Group Exercise

I was born and raised in Southern California… think Disneyland and sandy beaches! Our family relocated to Washington seven years ago and Urban has become my second family for six years now. Being active is just a natural part of my life whether it’s being a BODYFLOW instructor, working out in the gym, or being in this beautiful area outdoors with our dogs.

Teresa

Group Exercise

My name is Teresa and I’ve lived in Mount Vernon my entire life. I’m married and we have one daughter. I am licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Step, STRONG by Zumba, and TRX. My favorite part about teaching classes is the energy and passion I get to bring every day and share with my lovely friends in all of my classes.

Yasmin

Administration

Hello, my name is Yasmin but everyone calls me Yazzy. I was born in California, but I was raised here in Skagit Valley. I enjoy going out on walks and watching movies. One thing I enjoy the absolute most would be food, ask everyone that knows me!  I Like to smile a lot which you can tell in my picture, but I enjoy making other people smile with me whenever I can. I have a son that is 4 years old he is my pride and joy, and motivation to work as hard as I do. I love working here at Urban Fitness. 

Carmen

Café Manager

I’ve worked in the coffee industry for over three years and have always had a dream of running my own shop. I love being able to join the Urban Fitness and Health team to help launch and run the Urban Café.

James

James

Personal Trainer

My name is James, born in Bremerton, WA. Grew up as a military dependent having lived and traveled the globe. Former college/semi-pro athlete, now retired and washed up. I’ve worked with general population, youth, high school, college, and professional athletes, as well as in general healthcare and physical therapy settings. My family is the most important thing to me, however the biggest influence I’ve had as a mentor would be Greg Smolinski who I owe so much of my personal and professional success to including my overall outlook on life and daily mindset. If I have the pleasure of meeting anyone who reads this, I look forward to the opportunity. Stay hungry, stay humble, and get after it.

barista
Barista

Here is a little about me, I love my kiddos, art and animals. I have a mini zoo at my house!
I wanted to become a barista because I love coffee and wanted to learn to do coffee art! 🙂

Raymond

Raymond

Fitness Consultant

My name is Raymond, I am a fitness consultant here at Urban Fitness and Health. I am originally from China, I moved here a little over 2 years ago and I am planning to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. My dream before coming to United States was becoming a trainer because fitness is my passion. I started as a member at Urban and I am very grateful for the opportunity and platform that Urban offers me. I grow a lot in past 2 years not only physically but also mentally. My culture taught me to be faithful and loyal to the people and the place that are important to you, and the only way to show your gratefulness is to grow. So I will try my very best in the future to make my contribution here by helping more people to realize the importance of fitness.

Daniel

Daniel

Memberships Consultant

My name is Daniel McHugh. I am a Memberships Consultant here at Urban Fitness. I am a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, long-distance backpacker, and former powerlifter. I have backpacked throughout the United States, most of Canada, and parts of Europe. I am attending college for a degree in wildlife management and love being a part of peoples lives and the community!!

Katie

Katie

Personal Trainer

Hi My name is Katie Larsen. I am a wife, mother of 2 and have been a Personal Trainer at Urban since 2009. I grew up in Stanwood, WA and reside in Sedro-Woolley. I graduated from Lake Washington Technical College in 2008 with an  Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences-Personal Training.

Jathan

Jathan

Personal Trainer

Hello! My name is Jathan Greathouse and I have the great pleasure of being a new personal trainer here! I have been a self-taught, self-motivated member with Urban Fitness for 10 years and have made my training, diet, and recovery a priority for the past 2 years. I have also lived a plant-based lifestyle since 2009 and am enthusiastic about the many advantages it brings. I’m inspired by fundamental classic free weight training, but I like to mix it up in my training, keeping my progress steady and goal-specific. I have dropped 50 pounds of bodyfat from my body in 9 months while simultaneous gaining strength and muscle size. I believe in optimizing a clear plan of action and seeing it through with relentless effort and purpose!

Raney

Jathan

Personal Trainer

Hello, my name is Raney Day and I work in the KidZone as a supervisor. I love to work with kids of all ages and create a fun, safe and positive environment.

Ceci

Ceci

Personal Trainer

Hi! My name is Ceci, I fell in love with fitness 8 years ago. I wanted to share the same passion with others who have the same aspirations in becoming a better stronger and healthy version of their selves. I’m a wife and a mother to an amazing 9-year-old little guy! I’m a full time Corrections Officer as well. Balancing family and work may be tough sometimes, but I believe that finding time for yourself and your health is very important, and a great example for family.

Katlyn

Katlyn

Barista

Hey guys!  I’m Katlyn and I’m almost 17 years old. Some things about myself is that I love smoothies and being outside. I almost love smoothies as much as I love to make them for other people! So come in and grab one!

Steve

Steve

Personal Trainer

My name is Steve and I have changing and saving lives in the Fitness industry for over 29 years now, and everyday has been a blessing. I have been fortunate enough to have travelled all over the country serving members, and helping them obtain their ultimate fitness goals. Urban Fitness and Health is the place where someone can get a little bit of everything in one facility. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Personal Training, not to mention a cup of coffee to start you day, or a protein shake to end your workout. It is the most complete facility that I have ever been associated with. I am in charge of the Fitness Department which includes the Personal Training Department, Group X Department, and the new HITT Lab.

Brandie

Brandie

Receptionist / Barista

Hello my name is Brandie. I grew up right here in Skagit Valley. I have always enjoyed working out, fishing, target shooting, and going on adventures with my husband and three children. Food has always been a passion of mine as well. I have even worked as a chef in a number of restaurants and done catering, which is its own kind of workout too! I’m excited to be part of the Urban Fitness team!

Abby

Brandie

Receptionist / Barista

Hello! My name is Abigail but everyone knows me by Abby. I enjoy being part of the Urban Fitness and Health team as a receptionist as well as a barista in the Urban Cafe. I’m bilingual in the English and Spanish language. I was born in Mexico and raised in the Skagit Valley since I was 7 years old. I absolutely love spending time with my family and going on adventures in the outdoors.

Maura

Maura

Office Assistant

Hello, I’m Maura! I am the Office Assistant here at Urban Fitness and Health, you’ll see me in the back of the office but don’t let that stop you from stopping and saying HI!  I’m 20 years old and have graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2016. I competed for USA Gymnastics for about 8 years, and taught gymnastics from ages of 17 months to adults around the age of 30 for about 5 years before working for local banks here in Skagit. I was born in Wyoming, which is where I get my love for the snow and snowboarding.

contact us

Urban Fitness and Health
525 E College Way, Suite F
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
360-848-1616

info@urbanfitnessandhealth.com
 

Monday – Thursday: 4:30AM – 10:30PM
Friday: 4:30AM – 9:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: 7:00AM – 7:00PM