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Columbia Athletic Clubs Silver Lake Personal Trainers

Each member of our Personal Training Team holds at least one Nationally recognized Certification and has training or holds a degree in the Exercise Science/Human Movement Discipline. Each Team Member is required to obtain Continuing Education Credits each year, so you are guaranteed to work with the best the industry has to offer!

Personal Trainers

Bobby Sorensen

Bobby Sorensen (Fitness Director)
Bobby graduated from the University of Washington and holds a NESTA-CPT certification. He is an avid runner, has coached both middle school and high school cross country and track programs, and loves endurance sports. Bobby specializes in cardio-strength training, helping his clients "dig deeper." He came to CAC in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys running, basketball, swimming, and cycling. Contact Bobby via email at

Brittney Beitel

Brittney Beitel
Brittney graduated from University of Idaho with a B.S. in Sports Science. She worked as a Physical Therapy assistant before coming to Columbia Athletic Clubs. She is currently working toward her NSCA certification as a Strength and Conditioning coach. She specializes in speed and agility training but can adapt to any client’s needs. She is an avid soccer player and coach. Brittney played for the University of Idaho on a soccer scholarship and continues to play both indoor and outdoor soccer. She is the head coach at Edmonds Community College. Her passion for soccer, fitness, physical training and overall healthy lifestyle keeps her motivated to share it with others.  Brittney can be contacted via email at

Chrissy Capponi

Chrissy Capponi
Chrissy earned her B.S. in Marketing from Gonzaga University.  She holds a personal training certification from NASM and joined CAC's fitness team in April of 2008.  Chrissy has always been passionate about running and fitness in general and loves working with clients of all ages and fitness levels.  She also joined the group exercise team in 2009 and has since been active in teaching Group Ride and Group Core classes.  When she is not teaching classes or training clients she enjoys running half marathons and road biking in the summer.  Truthfully, most of her "spare" time is spent watching her two kids play their sports and spending time with family and friends. Chrissy can be contacted via email at


Jordan Daniel
Jordan holds an ACSM CPT certification and is currently pursuing his associates degree as a fitness specialist at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland. Jordan is the athletic director and head of the boys basketball program for the Lynnwood Youth Sports Association. He specializes in speed and agility training with all his athletes. Jordan feels everybody is an athlete at different levels whether your sport is mixed martial arts or getting out of bed in the morning. In his spare time Jordan enjoys coaching and playing basketball and spending time with his girlfriend and family.   Jordan can be contacted via email at


Ryan Foitik
Ryan holds a NCSF certification and is currently pursuing a business degree in Sports Management. He has been training since 2011 and has even worked with several collegiate athletes as well as professional body builders. Throughout his life, Ryan has played multiple sports, and has over 15 years experience lifting in the gym. He specializes in athletic strength training, and in his spare time likes to stay competitive playing football and basketball with his friends and always enjoys spending time with good company. Motto: The work you do in the gym reflects on just about anything else in life; The more time and effort you put in, the better the results! There is no easy way around it. Ryan can be contacted via email at

Lindsay Leonard

Lindsay Leonard
Lindsay holds an ACSM - Health and Fitness Specialist certification. She specializes in weight loss programs, as well as getting her clients to commit to a lifestyle of healthy eating and consistent exercise. Lindsay has been personal training for CAC since 2009. She also enjoys making people sweat in her Thursday night Bootcamp class. Some of Lindsay's favorite things to do are snowboarding, horseback riding, camping and researching nutrition, organic gardening and soap making! Lindsay's favorite quote for personal training is, "I am your coach, not your crutch!" Lindsay can be contacted via email at   

Buffy Linnell

Buffy Linnell
Buffy Linnell (Personal Trainer) ACSM-HFS Certification. Exercise Specialist Degree from Lake WA Technical College.  Employed with CAC full time since 2003, as a Personal Trainer. And was a cycle instructor at the Mill Creek CAC for about 5 years before coming to the Silver Lake Club.  Buffy is an avid runner and triathlete, completing 2 full Iron Mans and more triathlons and road races than she can count. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at her second home in E. Wenatchee, x country skiing, running, cycling and enjoying the sunshine! Buffy can be contacted via email at


Linzy L
Linzy graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Fitness and Wellness and is ACSM HFS certified. She started training in 2004 and loves creating fun and enjoyable workouts for all her clients. Linzy has experience with and enjoys working with all ages and fitness levels, specializing in weight loss, post Physical Therapy, prenatal and postpartum. She has been active most of her life dancing, running, and cross country skiing. In her free time she loves being active and spending time with her family. Linzy can be contacted via email at