meet our certified personal trainers

Below is a list of all of our Personal Trainers at Aspire. In each bio, you can learn about their qualifications and focus areas, as well as how to contact them to get started and learn more. Each training session is 50-minutes in length. A six-hour cancellation is required to not be charged for your session.



Desi is an ISSA certified personal trainer. She started as a member at Aspire Total Fitness and there she quickly discovered her passion for fitness. Desi first got certified in Lesmills GRIT and from there she expanded into TRX and other freestyle strength classes.

She is raising her son Henry to live an active life, and now he even likes to write up workouts for her to do. Being healthy has become a lifestyle for Desi and she would love to help others live healthy and strong as well.

Desi will motivate you with a smile on her face and encourage you to find what your body and mind is capable of doing. If you’re looking for a great weight-loss coach, look no further!

Desi is now taking new clients! Please contact Desi at for a free 15-minute consultation!

Cheyenne Wehbey


Cheyenne has been a team member at Aspire for three years.  She loves the team and community so much that she decided to become an instructor in 2021.  She is a Certified Personal Trainer + Nutrition Coach and also a Certified Instructor of Les Mills CORE™, TRX + she teaches HIIT Bootcamp. She is one of the funniest people you will ever meet.  Just ask her husband and two kids, Richie and Zara, who are fortunate enough to live in her humor 24/7.  If you want to experience the best of both worlds, come train with Cheyenne!

Cheyenne is currently accepting new clients. Email us at to learn more.

Amanda Harry

Master Personal Trainer; NASM CPT, and NASM PES

Amanda has been training for 12+ years, and is passionate about changing lives through Fitness and Nutrition. Whether your goal is weight loss, building muscle, athletic performance or overall health, she will motivate and push you past your comfort zone to reach your overall fitness goals!

Amanda is no longer taking new clients, her PT schedule is currently full.

Hayley Balabanova

Personal Trainer, Master Yoga Trainer

Meet Hayley Marie Balabanova, a PNW native. She has been practicing yoga, pilates, barre, HIIT, meditation, boxing, Krav Maga, competitive team sports, volleyball, running, sports/fitness modeling, step, snowboarding, water sports, barrel racing, and weight lifting collectively for over 2 decades and is a registered Master-level yoga instructor, personal trainer, Boxing & Barbells Trainer, fascia and foam-rolling coach, and holistic Ayurvedic lifestyle advocate!

Hayley’s passion is to encourage and share any shape or form of movement with others. Her hobbies include snowboarding, archery, hiking, nature yoga, bicycling, dance, fishing, horseback riding, swimming, volleyball, basketball, reading about psychology, physiology and philosophy, laughing, and playing with her two dogs and two cats.

Hayley’s classes will leave you feeling encouraged, engaged, and ready to face the day ahead!

Hayley is taking new PT clients, and personal yoga therapy clients. For a free 15-minute consultation please email her at


Registered Dietitian; Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Medical Exercise Specialist; ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Cary has 12 years of experience in health and wellness as a Registered Dietitian. She teaches group fitness and has several Les Mills certifications, BodyCombat, BodyPump, CXWorx and GRIT, as well as teaching HIIT, TRX, and Strength-based classes. Cary loves working with people of all ages and abilities.

Whether your goals are diet or exercise based, or both, Cary meets you where you’re at and helps guide you to where you want to be with long term results in mind!

Cary is not taking any new clients, her PT schedule is currently full.


Personal Trainer; Registered Nurse, Bachelor’s in Science of Nursing

Katie is an ACE-certified personal trainer, our Kids Dance Director, a nutrition coach, an award-winning choreographer, and a multi-certified group fitness instructor. This includes Les Mills BODYATTACK & GRIT, barre, TRX, Boxing and Barbells, Weight Lifting, and HIIT.

Katie has experience and education in pregnant and postpartum clients, fitness after injuries, and clients who want to lose weight or add muscle. She is also a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and years of experience in pediatrics. Katie loves being a mom to her daughter Wrenley, a firefighter’s wife, and a friend and auntie.

With a strong foundation in healthcare and science, Katie is thrilled to use her knowledge and experience to improve the lives and health of others through fitness, positivity, and preventative care! Katie’s goal is to spread joy, strength, and empowerment through exercise to all her clients!

Katie is no longer taking new clients, her PT schedule is currently full.


ISSA CPT, issa ssn

Casey has a double bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Portland. When she graduated she began working in the financial services industry. However, after being an Aspire client for many years, she decided to go through training and obtained her first group fitness instructor certification in LesMills BODYATTACK. This led Casey to pursue a career in the fitness industry full time to live out her passion for fitness and healthy living.

Casey is also certified in Les Mills BODYPUMP and TRX. In addition to group fitness, she is a certified personal trainer through International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).  When not at the gym, Casey enjoys spending time with her two little girls; Ryleigh and Reeghan, and her husband Trevor.

Casey’s sure to bring positivity and energy to every training session to help you find the motivation you need to crush your goals; and simultaneously teach you that when motivation runs out, discipline will keep you on track!

Casey is no longer taking new clients, her PT schedule is currently full.

Erica Knittel


Erica received a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and Health Studies from Portland State University. She is a certified elite personal trainer, and has been training for 5+ years, also a nutrition specialist, and strength & conditioning trainer, through International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).  Erica is also a group fitness instructor including TRX®, heavy lifting, BODYPUMP™, BODYATTACK™,GRIT™,BODYSTEP™, Strength, HIIT, & Boxing + Barbells.

Erica has worked with a lot of women on their post-partum journey looking to lose weight, gain core strength as well as help with Diastasis recti (ab seperation). Erica loves working out and leaving a training session drenched in sweat, spending time with family, her mini me Bexley, and friends. Erica aims to energize, inspire and push her clients to their best. Clients will know it’s more than just training, it’s a lifestyle. When you want to quit, she will encourage you through to the end!

Erica’s PT schedule Is currently full, she Is no longer taking clients.

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