MEET THE TEAM
Owner / Founder / Cooper Institute Certified
Chances are you and I have a few things in common. We’re starting to get “up there” in age, but we believe age isn’t the limiting factor. It’s our habits that reinforce the undisciplined decline into old age.If you’re like me, you’re not going to let that happen. We both know nothing great happens in our “comfort’ zones. I’m here to tell you it’s not too late to reinvent yourself, regardless of your age or current fitness level.
If you’re still strong in your mind, and have the will to make things happen, I can help you become the best version of YOU, Body, Mind and Spirit.
MICHELLE RAKOW, PT, MS, OTR/L
Program Coordinator/ Post Physical Therapy and Functional Maintenance Programs
ISSA Personal Trainer Certified • Senior Specialist
With a Masters in Science and more than 25 years in the healthcare field working in physical rehabilitation, I clearly understand the importance of healthy lifestyle habits to age successfully, maintain independence, and better manage medical conditions to create a superior quality of life.
My work as an Occupational Therapist, combined with my lifelong passion for caring for others’ health and nutrition, is the core foundation for all of my training programs.
Using a holistic approach, my goal is to provide a completely personalized experience when it comes to meeting your health, nutrition and fitness goals.
I have been physically active my whole life and when I am not training clients or working out, I love hiking, camping, gardening, cooking and crafting.
What I love about working with Get Age Fitis the opportunity to not only share my knowledge and expertise, but also learn from my clients while being part of their fitness and wellness journey.
MBA, BS, IFA Certified Personal Trainer
After many years of working all over the US and abroad during my career in IT, my wife and I opened an English Style Horse Riding facility in Georgetown, which we operated for over 12 years.
As a competitive rider and trainer, I used the same principles of technique and position that are so necessary for safe and effective resistance training. Watching my clients develop and grow as they accomplish their goals is especially gratifying for me.
Certified Personal Trainer, BHSAI
“My husband Michael and I have been personally coached by Theo Thurston for 18 months, so we have experienced many of his training techniques and incorporate them into the training sessions we have with our clients.
“I love the opportunity to train and work with my personal training clients, at our studios, who are committed to improving their health and lifestyle. Being able to coach people as we have been coached, and seeing them transform their bodies and lives, is so rewarding!
IFA Certified Personal Trainer
I have been training with weights since I was 15 years old, but became serious and made it a part of my life in my mid-30’s and 40’s. I am now 61 years old, and through weight training, cardio and balanced nutrition, I keep my body fat between 6% and 8% year round.
My favorite mentor is Bill Phillips creator of Body For Life. I highly recommend reading that book before starting your training.. it is scientifically sound, and incorporates many of the techniques I use with my clients.
BS, GIS Certified, IFA Certified Personal Trainer
As a life long athlete and a true passion for helping others get active. I know have over 16 years of experience as a fitness professional and love every moment of it.
What I love about the clients and Get Age Fit is the opportunity to lead people into a healthier lifestyle and improving their quality of life. The private, no pressure and supportive environment allows everyone to be comfortable and get the most out of their personal training experience.
Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Managment Coach
I have almost 20 years experience helping people change their lives through both diet and consistent exercise. I struggled with being overweight for many years and have lost over 250lbs in 50-60lb increments many times over.
In 2003 I decided to quit dieting, turn my life around and start a journey toward wellness. I started exercising and moving my body, and combined with healthy nutrition, lost 60 pounds in 2003. I have kept that weight off for nearly 20 years.
IFA Certified Personal Trainer, NPC Bikini Competitior
Tennis player for 12+ years. In my free time I enjoy working out, surfing, skydiving, golf and any outdoor activities. What I love about Get Age Fit is the opportunity to show people how to live a healthier lifestyle. I love helping our clients transform their bodies, and gain strength and confidence.
BA, HS Math Certified, IFA Certified Personal Trainer
Former elementary gymnastics teacher. “I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren and I love spending time with them. I enjoy working out, outdoor activities and traveling.
My favorite part of working with my clients is watching them become more fit, stronger and healthier as they lose excess weight. As part of the Transformation Center family, they also feel comfortable and supported in our unique, “non-gym” training environment.”
International Fitness Association, Certified Personal Trainer
Currently in Bachelor of Science Nursing Program (BSN)
Mixed Martial Arts, Kung Jung Mu Sul, Brown Belt
I enjoy working out, yoga, biking, swimming, kickboxing, skydiving, anything to get the heart pumping and the blood flowing. I’ve learned that staying active and fueling your body is the most important thing to prioritize as it helps in all areas of your life – – mentally and physically. Training with my dad Theo Thurston for many years has taught me lots of great skills and training techniques. I would love to pass those along to you so I can help you reach your fitness goals and see the self-gratification that comes along with that! Any age or fitness level – all you have to do is stay consistent!