Isaac and Johanna Peterson are native Oregonians who live in Albany, and are both Air Force Veterans.  Johanna works full-time for Mid-Valley Gastroenterology as a Physician Assistant where she provides medical care for the local community.  Isaac has worked in healthcare for over 15 years as a surgical technologist, but now dedicates his time to the members and staff at Fitness Experience.  Isaac and Johanna are both extremely hard working individuals and committed to ensuring the best possible facility and experience for their members. 




Alec Pacheco

Fitness Manager

Alec lives in Albany with his wife and is a proud new father of a beautiful baby girl. He graduated from OSU with a Bachelor of Science degree and manages our fitness staff. He expertly programs the workouts for our group fitness classes as well as the WODs for CrossFit. He is our head CrossFit coach and teaches an amazing spin class!

Alec has just the right balance of intensity, support, compassion, and attention to detail to ensure you get a great and safe workout with the results you came for.


Tori Amato

Operations & Marketing Manager

Tori lives in Albany with her two children and husband, who is the assistant coach for the OSU Gymnastics Team. She is a former competitive gymnast and previously owned a gymnastics facility before moving to Oregon. She has also worked as a labor and delivery nurse and special education teacher. Her love of health and fitness along with her education and experience in previous careers make her a great resource.

Tori brings knowledge, experience, passion, and dedication, and will ensure you have anything you need. She is also an amazing Zumba instructor, CrossFit coach, and teaches group fitness classes.

Staff and Instructors


Brogan Ayers

I am currently a full time student at Chemeketa Community College working towards my AAOT. Fitness has always been a huge part of my life and I am very grateful that I am able to work at such an amazing gym.


Kristin Miller

I recently graduated from Western Oregon University with my Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and a Minor in Dance. In addition to working at Fitness Experience, I teach ballet and jazz locally. I have danced since I was 3 years old and enjoy dance as a form of exercise and as a creative outlet. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, thrift shopping, traveling to the coast, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops. I love to travel and hope to explore as many countries as possible in my life.


Saul Contreras

Growing up I was always active and involved in multiple sports, but it wasn’t until after high school that I developed my true passion for fitness. I live, dream, and eat fitness everyday of my life. I fell in love with fitness. I wanted to share my love with others who have the aspiration to become a better, stronger version of themselves. I also attend school full time studying Public Health and Nutrition. Balancing school, work, and fitness may be tough sometimes but I believe that finding time for yourself and your health is very important, and a great example for family.


Shannon Subashe

I’m Shannon, a desert-dwelling native who is loving all the outdoor activities Oregon has to offer! Fitness is very important to me and I find it extremely therapeutic. There’s nothing a nice, hard trail run, or a challenging CrossFit WOD can’t help with. Fitness and proper nutrition is helping me to elevate my life plus my mentality, and I am grateful to be able to participate. On a day away from the facility you can find me out hiking (if it’s not too rainy!), hanging out with my boyfriend and our two fantastic dogs, reading as many books as possible, watching movies, doing anything involving being out in the sun, and chasing down my dreams.


Tré Hattori

I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and also work as a lead fitness consultant. My specialty is injury prevention and rehabilitation. My hobbies include baseball, basketball, and longboarding. One of the most valuable things you have in your life is your health. Keeping it at its peak will shape you and set you up for success. I want to help you reach your fitness goals and improve the quality of your life.

"The difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do." - Bill Phillips

B.S. in Kinesiology - Oregon State University
Certified Personal Trainer - ISSA
CPR/AED Certified


Jacob Bramlett

My name is Jacob, your friendly neighborhood cleaner. I like to spread joy everywhere I go. My hobbies include watching movies, writing reviews, and spending time with my girlfriend.

Kids Club Staff

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Ashley Foote

Kids Club

I enjoy powerlifting, eating sushi, and spending my free time with my husband, daughter, and son. On a day off, you could find me down at the Bayfront eating clam chowder with my family. I love working in the Kids Club, and when not working, it allows me to have a stress free workout knowing my kiddos are provided a safe and fun environment.

Fitness Instructors


Nicole Shukow

-Better Bones and Balance Certified
-Stages Cycling Certified Instructor
-Zumba Toning
-First Aid and CPR

Nicole is a Fitness Instructor who has turned her love for fitness into a full time career. She has been in the fitness industry for many years. Nicole is also enrolled in school full time, and is working on her degree towards a Health Promotions and Behavior Degree. When not at work or school, Nicole loves spending time with her amazing family of 4 children. 2 boys and a set of twin girls.

Nicole knows that no matter how busy you are or what your schedule looks like, you can always find a way to get your workout in!

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Babette Romancier

Senior class instructor