Meet the Staff
Here at Fitness Experience we want you to feel right at home! Our staff is always available to answer a question, give you a spot and lend a hand or an ear whenever we can.
Isaac and Johanna
Isaac and Johanna Peterson are native Oregonians and both Air Force Veterans. After high school, they both joined the Air Force where Isaac worked in armament systems and was stationed in Destin, Florida for 4 years at Eglin AFB. Johanna initially worked in Bio-environmental Engineering doing industrial hygiene/occupational safety and was stationed in California, New Mexico, and Colorado while on active duty for almost 6 years, then trained as an Air Force medic and served for 6 more years in the Air Force Reserve, stationed in Portland at the 939th Rescue Wing. After the Air Force, Isaac went to college and was trained as a surgical technologist and moved back to central Oregon and worked at St. Charles in Bend. Johanna started college while on active duty and when still a reservist, finished her undergraduate degree at Linfield College, graduating w/ honors and Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Biology. She was then accepted to PA School at OHSU in Portland, graduating with a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Upon graduation, she moved to Bend and worked in general and trauma surgery where she met Isaac in the operating room. That is where their story begins. They now have 2 little girls, Paige and Brooke, and Isaac has a teenage son, Zane. They moved to Albany in 2015 when Johanna accepted a position as a PA in the local area. Isaac worked at a surgery center here in Albany and still does part-time doing materials management. They both joined CrossFit R3 in 2016 and soon realized what a great place Corkie and Sherry had built with such wonderful members and caring, supportive staff at both Fitness Experience and R3. Johanna continues to work full-time as a PA where she provides medical care for the local community. You will find Isaac at Fitness Experience and CrossFit R3, where he is dedicated to his members and staff. Isaac and Johanna are both extremely hard working and committed to ensuring the best possible facility and experience for their members. We strive to continue the close-knit family-friendly environment that Corkie and Sherry have established and maintained for the last 20 years. You will see Corkie and Sherry regularly as they have lifelong memberships at Fitness Experience and CrossFit R3.
Management & Training Staff
My education includes: Masters Degree in Exercise Science, Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Endurance, Spinning and Schwinn Cycle, Yoga Fit and LMT.
Personal training, teaching senior fitness classes, CrossFit, and Spinning are great passions of mine. My specialties are injury prevention, post rehabilitation, and weight loss. My hobbies include: trail running, hiking, biking, and NFL football. Go Hawks!!!
I started my career in fitness in 1997. I am currently certified through NASM. I enjoy working with people who are trying to make lifestyle changes and healthy choices. I teach group fitness classes, and provide personal and group training. In my off time, I really enjoy cycling, running, hiking, and most of all bike racing. Most weekends I am off on some great adventure.
Hi, I'm Alec, I was born and raised right here in Albany Oregon. I attended West Albany High School, where I played football, winning 2 state titles in 2007 and 2008. After Graduating I attended Western Oregon University where I played 4 years of Football, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science. I'm currently going back to Western Oregon University to complete a bachelors in Exercise Science. I gained most of my experience from working under master strength coach, Cori Metzgar at Western, and I currently coach there part time. I currently posses the National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer certification, and the USA Weightlifting Level 1 weightlifting coach certification.
I love working with people to make them better then they were before, so their full potential can blossom. My passion is Olympic weightlifting which I compete in. My specialties are athletic strength and conditioning, Olympic weightlifting, and quickness and agility!
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Sir Winston Churchill
Front Desk Staff
I am a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. 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 through Oregon State University
- Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA
- CPR/AED Certified