"I dug out my jeans from college and they were all too
BIG! "

~ Christine Koster (age 54)

Genuine Fitness Instructors

Aaron Orton

Owner, Bodybuilding champion, US Infantry Marine, ISSA Personal Trainer, and Lane Community College Fitness Specialist. Genuine Fitness is my life! I have surrounded myself with a physical lifestyle since my parents pushed me into sports an an early age. My training style isn't about telling you what to do, but why you do it. Results speak louder than any sales pitch, and my clientele get results! I have learned the ins and outs of private personal training and educating those around me on how to rapidly change their body and life for the better. I have worked with thousands of individuals, who have lost thousands of lbs, and gained hundreds of lbs of lean tissue and have also applied the information to myself. Through hard work and dedication I have improved my own body from a scrawny 150 lb US Marine to a 215 drug free bodybuilding champion. I have sought out and learned from the best in the business all the way from medical weight loss to endocrinology to advanced physical training with the TV Star Colin Hoobler. Through my learning experiences I know that fitness requires all aspects of commitment and I share my client's dreams because they are my own. Your goal is my goal, I will show you what it takes to achieve that end result by leading by example and practicing what I preach. No trainer under Genuine-Fitness will be anything less than a shining example of what proper mindset, nutrition, and deliberate exercise can achieve. How many exercise facilities can say the same?

Calvin Plantz

My first exposure to the fitness world beyond P.E. time in grade school and ‘Tag’ was Martial Arts at the age of 10. I’ve been training ever since, practicing and teaching several styles. I taught at the Tang Soo Do school in Cottage Grove for over 10 years and ran the school for three. In high school, I was on the swim team in Cottage Grove under Coach Bud Taylor. Later, I attended Lane Community College (LCC) to study health and fitness, earning my associates degree of applied science in 2005 with certificates of “Fitness Technician” and “Fitness Specialist” as well as ACSM certification. I have also studied Iyengar Yoga and taught substitution for Yoga at LCC from 2002 to 2005. During that same time, I taught a “Functional Training Circuit” to the LCC staff and interned with a Physical Therapist for 2.5 years. I've since taught Cycle, Yoga, Core, Bootcamp, Lift, and Cardio classes at several gyms in Lane County. My training methods include but are not limited to weight (fat) loss, improving overall athleticism, functional training, and rehabilitation of the body. I believe that strengthening the small muscles around the joints is as important as strengthening the large ones for integrity. In addition, nutrition is 2/3 of the work; therefore, I cover the types and amounts of foods needed to obtain your goals. I enjoy being active, teaching, sharing concepts so clients learn why and not just how, seeing people getting desired results, and being with my family and friends. The most important question I ask prior to training someone is how

Lyndsi Karp

I have been in the health and fitness industry for almost 10 years. Having lost 80lbs myself, i have a strong understanding and compassion for those who are struggling to lose weight and keep it off. I've been helping people better their lives for a decade and love the feeling of being such a positive influence in the lives of others. I hope to be able to continue to motivate and positivly influence as many people as I possibly can for as long as I can!

If you are looking to get in the best shape of your life and change your lifestyle for good, contact me and let's get you started towards your goals!

Mike Welch

At 33 years old I knew it was time for a change. I was a computer professional for 13 years before that and found myself in the worst shape of my life. I was obese, depressed and sick because of stress and poor dietary and lifestyle habits. I decided to do something about how I felt and I began running and strength training. I changed my eating habits and started learning as much as I could about health, fitness and nutrition.

As I lost weight and improved my health I felt better and I realized that I wanted to share this feeling with other people. I enrolled in the Exercise and Movement Science program at Lane Community College so that I could begin learning the science behind weight loss, fitness and injury prevention. In addition to attending the program at Lane, I have also earned my Personal Trainer Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

I enjoy working with all types of clients. Whether you're interested in losing fat, gaining muscle, improving sports performance, or completely transforming your body I can help you to reach your goals!

Desi Mantey

I have been a health enthusiast since birth. I was fortunate enough to be born into a family where eating right and exercising was the way of life. I started running long distance at the age of seven and was a part of varsity track and cross country teams 7th - 12th grade. I also pole vaulted through college while earning my bachelors degree in health and fitness promotion and nutrition.

I specialize in sports specific training, weight loss, and nutrition, but enjoy working with people of all ages and from all walks of life.

If you're looking to change your lifestyle and get healthy I can be the trainer for you!

Tara Carlton

My passion for health and fitness started at a young age. Growing up I was always involved in sports, from club soccer, basketball, competitive cheer, track and field, and pole vault! I continued pole vaulting through college, setting my high school and college school records and receiving three All American Track and Field awards. Soon after I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythrematosus and my health took a turn for the worse, but I wasn’t going to let that get in the way of my future and instead I let that fuel my passion for living a healthy fit lifestyle. I am now on a mission to inspire, motivate, and educate others in order to reach their goals and change their lives.

I am an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in sports specific training, functional training, nutrition, weight loss, and muscle building.  I enjoy working with people of all ages, personalizing plans for anyone and everyone.  If you want to change your life by becoming the best version of yourself give me a call today and let’s get started! A year from now you will wish you started today!!

Owen Sieber

My goal is to obtain perfect health as well as show others the work required to reach their own goals. I have worked with dozens of clientele ranging from ages 16-91 all with great variety in their training goals. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Human Physiology, I continue to volunteer my time to the university and in my time at the university I have worked with 44 cadavers, completed 15 dissection projects, taught as a teaching assistant for 2 ½ years in the Human Anatomy labs, and 1 ½ years as a peer tutor for Human Anatomy lectures. Studying at the university has given me knowledge and experience in Biomechanics, Human Physiology, Human Anatomy, Tissue Injury and Repair, Pathophysiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Motor Control, Physiology of Exercise, Muscle Physiology, and Nutrition.

I have competed in high school football and collegiate rugby at the University of Oregon each for 4 years. Sports had consequences on my body leading to multiple shoulder dislocations along with 3 shoulder surgeries, resulting in my knowledge and expertise on the shoulder girdle. I’ve been building a home gym for over a decade for myself, which led to me training over 20 young adults with goals ranging from athletic pursuit to eliminating eating disorders. Also living in downtown Eugene for over 7 years I have become a backyard farmer for more than 4 years, raising countless rabbits, chickens, and growing varieties of vegetables for personal nutrition.

My goal in working with clients is to reach their goals whether it be losing or gaining weight, athletics, or even something simple as walking without pain. I want to be able to teach my clients how their body functions and show them that they are in control of it. Along with how they’ll use their body correctly in the gym as well as in daily activities, and more importantly how to add nutrition properly into their

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