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MEET OUR clients

Arete is proud to have trained a large cross section of clientele

Carey B.

"I have been training with certified trainers for over 20 years, the past 9 of them with Myles.  While all of my trainers have been quite good, Myles is head-and-shoulders above all of them.  When we first met, I told him that I wanted to do rigorous workouts with an emphasis on core body conditioning.  He has delivered with every single workout and I cannot recall any of them being the same.  Now in my late 50's, I have excellent balance, am quite strong, and very lean.  My friends jokingly ask strangers to guess my age.  Myles, through his superior knowledge of anatomy, physiology and sports, is able to tailor an exercise regimen to each client's particular needs and objectives.  I expect to be working out with Myles when I'm well into my 80's." 

Michael G.

"I have had the pleasure of working with Myles Magnuson for over 10 years and have recommended him to friends who are equally pleased.  He puts so much of himself into his work, creating routines suitable for each client‘s needs and also a varied workout for each time I see him, so things are never boring.  His work is such that several muscle groups are recruited for each exercise, thus teaching them to work synchronously (which I need) as well as strengthening multiple areas at the same time.

He carefully observes each individual repetition during a set, correcting as I go, emphasizing quality over quantity.  His sessions are truly one-on-one experiences.   In addition to being a terrific trainer who has encouraged and inspired me, he is a person of fine quality as well.  It is a joy to know him!" 

Marie P.

"For the past 9 ½ years I have worked out with Myles and improved my flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance.  It is very exciting for me at age 76 to be able to ski with my children and grandchildren,  go on six mile hikes and be an active participant instead of a passive bystander, in all of my families activities. Even though I have suffered sport related injuries from time to time, Myles has been able to rehabilitate me back to being physically and mentally healthy again. I cannot stress how important it is to maintain a regular workout schedule with a person who knows exactly what to do, especially with us seniors!" 

Lyn Grinstein

"I've been training with Myles for over 10 years.  What keeps me coming? Probably the fact that Myles requires regular attendance and sincere work during sessions, but also accommodates all of our busy lives. I'm past 70, and am happy to report that I keep up just fine with the men in the field, chasing pheasants, and on the river, chasing steelhead.  That strength I owe to Myles."

Rick Strong

I’m an active 55 year old and having Myles as a trainer since October of 2009 has not only allowed me to continue my activities but to also athletically challenge many younger participants. 

Angela P

Bellevue, WA

I’ve known Myles for over ten years. Myles is a phenomenal trainer! After the birth of my daughter, I realized that I would need help getting back into shape and correcting structural issues that I had (used to run Tiger Mt twice in a day to no workouts for a year, post birth).


As a nutritionist in private practice, I know many, many trainers. Myles was my first thought and he didn’t let me down. I’ve not found another trainer as educated or well versed in their craft. I couldn’t have asked for more from him. I love how he explains everything, my workouts are challenging and fun and best… I can see a huge difference in my strength and endurance. I HIGHLY recommend Myles!


Bellevue, WA

Lisa’s approach to nutrition has been an amazing and eye-opening experience. Before working with Lisa, I had tried numerous methods to lose weight – Weight Watchers, personal trainers, fad diets – only to be dissatisfied with the process and the results. By working with Lisa, I was not only able to accomplish my goal of losing 20 pounds in a healthy timeframe of 17 weeks, but her approach completely reframed my understanding of nutrition and well being. I was (finally) able to lose the weight without having to tediously count calories and measure everything; and as soon as the weight started coming off, I was rewarded with clear radiant skin, lower cholesterol, more energy, and increased happiness!

Lisa isn’t touting a miracle superfood or 30-day crash diet, she’s re-teaching you how to eat by first assessing why you eat the way you do. Armed with the reasons of why and when you eat, Lisa is able to directly address the root of the problem through modifications to your eating, drinking, and exercising habits. Lisa not only provides approachable, delicious recipes (tested by picky, greens hating individuals, such as myself), but also provides the support and encouragement needed to reach your personal goals. It’s a quick and easy approach that still has me making healthy choices, resulting in continued sustainable weight loss.

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Professional Teams where Arete Athletics athletes have played:

  • Seahawks

  • Vikings

  • Jets

  • Jacksonville

  • Broncos

  • Stealth

List of accomplishments include:

Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bellevue HS Lacrosse 2007 - Present

State Champs: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017

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