Meet Our Trainers

Our training team helps you define your individual health and fitness goals and then creates a roadmap to get you there safely, in minimum time.
Our trainers are on your side and to your success.

Shaun Johnson Personal Trainer Liberty Lake

Shaun Johnson

My name is Shaun Johnson and I am a personal nutritionist and team leader at Lift Personal Training and Nutrition in Liberty Lake, Washington. My passion is providing a private, professional, and personalized exercise program to help you achieve and maintain your health and fitness goals. I am a certified high-intensity trainer using our slow-motion protocol as well as NASM. I have an extensive background in sports, nutrition, and fitness.

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I was very skeptical of how a 15-minute workout could even come close to how hard I was pushing myself in the gym and I never thought that 15 minutes could be enough time to get a sufficient workout in. After my initial workout, I was amazed not only by how intense it was, but also by how quickly I saw changes in my strength, endurance, and waistline. My body changed dramatically after the first 4 weeks of training, I became a firm believer after one workout. I also used this protocol to prepare for my bikini competitions and did zero cardio and lifted 3 times a week for 15 minutes to test the regime at how effective it is at bodybuilding and getting sub 10% body fat. I took first overall in my first competition and second in my second one.

If you are looking for an encouraging and time-efficient program to help you attain your fitness and health goals – LIFT in Liberty Lake is that program. Our incredible High Intensity, Slow Motion Strength Training system delivers results in just two 15-minute sessions each week. This method of exercise is the only one that addresses all 6 main health categories: (1) Strength, endurance, and stamina; (2) cardiovascular efficiency; (3) enhanced flexibility; (4) bone density; (5) fat loss; and (6) resistance to injury and illness. This program will also get you to where you want to be goals-wise from bodybuilding to recovery after joint replacement surgery. This is by far the safest most effective program because it is designed based on how the body works, not because it is fun or social. This is science, pure and simple.

As a wife, mother, full-time trainer, competitive volleyball player, runner, and pro-bikini competitor, I understand balancing your time. Our scientific fitness program encourages ideal longevity and optimum weight management and only requires 15 minutes once or twice a week. We can help you achieve your goals of fat loss, strength gain, endurance, bone density, and increased metabolism or bodybuilding. Please contact me and I will set you up with a free trial week with one of our amazing specialists at Lift Personal Training in Liberty Lake.

“At Lift, strength is our mission. When you are strong, you feel better. When you are strong, you look better. When you are strong, you are better. Lift weights. Get strong. Feel better.”

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Jeremy Golding

Hello, my name is Jeremy Golding and I love to train and coach people! A little about myself: I am the blessed husband of my wonderful wife and our two beautiful daughters. We are a very active family; we enjoy park visits, hiking, lake days, and rock climbing. Outside of personal training, I am a youth pastor and have been a wrestling coach since 2014.

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Growing up I was a multi-sport athlete, but mainly excelled in wrestling. I was a three-time state champion and a high school all-American. What’s funny is that I knew little about working out or nutrition! After High School, I attended North Idaho College on a Full-Ride Scholarship. During my time there I was a College All-American and Captain of our team before transferring to Purdue University on a Full-Ride to finish my wrestling career and bachelor’s.

It was not until college, and taking classes in sports and general nutrition, sports psychology, group fitness, etc. that I started to implement what I learned into personal eating and training habits. I started to take training more seriously. I trained in cycling, running, H.I.I.T., CrossFit, calisthenics, plyometrics, and your typical strength training routines. Recently I have been studying HIT Method and have been undergoing the same training as well….to say the least, it has been kicking my butt. I am excited to bring my enthusiasm for training others to the Lift Personal Training Team, and to help you build healthy workout habits and achieve your fitness goals!

Tanner Jones Personal Trainer

Jim Marlow

Hello, I’m Coach Jim. Thank you for checkin’ out our website! I hope you give yourself a try here with our method. If you’re like me and so many others, you are going to discover just how amazing you are. After 3 years here with LIFT, I’ve developed this belief in my heart that inside each of us–inside of YOU–is the ability to push a little longer, a little harder than we thought we thought possible. I’ve seen it over and over now: I’ve watched people get to the brink of their ability, and somehow, someway, find something inside themselves that can press little harder, that can take it a little further than they ever thought possible. It would be such an honor to train with you, help you on the journey to your strongest self. Prepare to amaze yourself! Lets do this!

Keith Gipe

Phoenix Berglund

I love being a part of Lift Personal Training and Nutrition for many different reasons. I enjoy how we can get to know our clients personally and on a deep emotional level. The dynamic of our philosophy and technique at Lift makes exercise possible for anyone who wants to be strong for life, not just catering to a certain category of people. These 15-minute workouts are extremely effective and help bring a strong foundation to your body keeping you strong, athletic, cardiovascular fit, and able to conquer everyday life and personal desires of physical achievements.

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I truly desire my clients to be comfortable with themselves, I want everyone to feel proud of who they are as individuals, and I love helping others achieve their personal goals.

A little more about me, at a very young age I started working out, mainly lifting weights in my garage with my siblings and mother. In high school, I played basketball and volleyball. My volleyball coach had me take over the conditioning almost immediately as she recognized my ambition and knowledge of proper exercise. I loved making workouts for my team and I realized I had a strong passion for motivating them to push themselves to their limits

When I was old enough I started working at a small local gym and being very consistent with my training, education, and intentional with my goals. I dove head first into learning all about health, nutrition, and fitness. I started shadowing the trainers and being a backup for the group fitness classes. I love getting people excited about fitness and want to inspire people to reach their goals. I realized that I thoroughly enjoy and am gifted at encouraging people and helping them push through roadblocks. I also identify deep-rooted beliefs that cause others to not reach their potential which makes excuses to get out of the way! I have my certification in super slow training, as well as group fitness classes.

I’m so happy to be training here and excited to help you achieve your goals. I look forward to meeting you!

Tanner Jones Personal Trainer

Cherise Cuda

Hey there! I’m Cherise, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Lift Personal Training and Nutrition family. As a certified super slow strength trainer, I have a passion for all things related to exercise, health, and nutrition. It’s not just about the workouts for me; it’s about embarking on a transformative journey and helping people enhance their strength and health. Behind the scenes, I’m also an assistant to Shaun, lending a hand with various business operations. My connection with Lift isn’t just professional; it’s personal, too. Before I officially joined the team in 2023, my husband and I were clients ourselves. We’ve experienced the transformative benefits firsthand. This unique perspective fuels my dedication and empathy toward every client.

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In my free time, you’ll find me indulging in my love for the great outdoors and all things fun. Whether it’s dancing, snowboarding, disc golfing, paddleboarding, camping, or enjoying the vibrant energy at concerts, I’m all about embracing life to its fullest. I’ve lived the past decade in Liberty Lake with my husband and daughter. It’s more than just a place to live; it’s a community I’m proud to be a part of. Connecting with and supporting my neighbors as they pursue their fitness goals is a privilege that fills me with gratitude. So, if you’re looking for a team to guide you with a genuine smile and experience, look no further. We are here to support, motivate, and celebrate every step of your journey.

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Our Holistic Approach

Goal Achievement

Our training team helps you define your individual fitness goals and then creates a roadmap to get you there safely, in minimum time. We take into account your current fitness level and discuss what you specifically want to achieve. We help you focus on smaller goals that are specific and realistic; they’re more attainable, setting you up to achieve the larger, more audacious goal. Your trainer also helps assess your progress toward those goals and will hold you accountable.

Personalized Workout

At Lift Personal Training, we create a specific workout plan just for you based on the goals you want to achieve. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all workout routine you’d find in a book or magazine. The personalized plan is tailored to your goals, needs, and allowances for your current physical condition and medical background. We make accommodations to your program if you have an injury, bad back or knees, or have specific medical issues such as RA, MS, and Osteoporosis for example.


Our professional trainers teach the proper way to perform each exercise movement you will perform. She demonstrates the movement, coaches you through it, and corrects any issues with your posture or technique. Learning how to perform exercises properly reduces your risk of injury and increases the movement’s efficacy. When you perform exercise movements the right way, it increases your results and guarantees safety.


Motivation is often difficult to maintain when you exercise on your own. Regular sessions with your trainer create accountability, which is a real motivator to not let down yourself or your coach. But there’s also something to be said for feeding that part of our brain that craves praise. Hearing a trainer celebrate your consistency, progress, or even proper technique can be a real boost when you feel like throwing in the towel.


If you lack commitment, self-motivation, or just the ability to kick your own self in the pants, your trainer is the key to getting your new fitness routine off the ground. When you exercise on your own, it is easier to skip a session here and there or fall off the wagon completely since there’s no one to hold you to your actions. When you work with a trainer you’re far more likely to show up and do the work.


If your workouts have previously felt complacent, our experienced trainers ensure you won’t be bored. We teach a variety of safe lifting techniques on high-end machines to keep your muscles guessing. Our trainers also help you to make adjustments as your fitness level improves to ensure continued progress; so you won’t plateau or feel stuck in the same old routine.


Our experienced personal trainers will make the most of your workout time, which increases the efficiency of your exercise program. This is especially beneficial when you have a limited amount of time to exercise. We are masters at optimizing every minute spent in the gym to get the biggest burn for your buck. Successful people value their time and know that it is one of the most precious commodities we have along with the ability to live long, strong, and active lives that are free from injury and illness.

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