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Personal Fitness Training


Our personal training program is designed for the individual who has specific fitness goals in mind. It is aimed toward taking someone from their current fitness level to their desired fitness level in the quickest and safest way possible. Personal training provides the highest level of accountability and education through individualized program design, consistent instruction, and program monitoring.

Program Includes:

  • Initial fitness assessment
  • Resistance training program design
  • Cardiovascular training program design
  • Supplement recommendation
  • One-on-one instruction from a Certified Personal Trainer
  • Program manipulations when necessary to ensure consistent results

Session Pricing

Sessions $/Session $/Package Savings
1 $60
6 $50 $300 $60
12 $45 $540 $180
18 $40 $720 $360
24 $35 $840 $600

**All Packages Require a 50% Deposit **Session payment must be made at or prior to time of session **All Packages expire within three months of first session

Additional services offered by our Personal Training Staff:

  • Meal Planning (targeting macro, caloric, and vitamin/mineral intake)
  • Body Fat Testing (using calipers)
  • VO2 Sub-Max Testing (Oxygen efficiency testing: finds the optimal range of exercise intensity to maximize benefit/result)

5 Reasons to Work With a Personal Trainer

Our personal training programs are for the individual who wants guaranteed results and wishes to eliminate the guess work. We use a 5 component, scientific based, progressive training method to assist our clients in taking their fitness to the next level.

1) Nutrition

Nutrition is the first component for a reason. A proper meal plan is the most important factor in achieving results in the gym, and can account for up to 70% of one’s success. We utilize DietMaster Pro, a registered dietitian program to design our individualized, detailed meal plans. Each plan reflects the proper amount of calories, the correct ratio of proteins/carbs/fats, and the exact timing of each meal. We also provide an exchange system that allows you to choose from a variety of foods while still adhering to the program.

2) Cardio

Cardiovascular exercise is important for overall health and weight management. We will design a cardio program for you that is most conducive to your goal. We use the F.I.T.T (Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type) variables to initiate the cardio regimen and we can manipulate these variables along the way over time so that the program is progressive and we can also avoid overtraining and work out plateaus.

3) Resistance Training

Weight training is essential to build lean body mass and to burn body fat. Different individuals have different goals and their resistance training routine needs to reflect this. We will design a weight training routine that will get you to your goals quickly and safely.

4) Supplementation

Proper supplementation is a key element in a complete health and fitness program. In order for the body to achieve maximal results, it must be well nourished. This will create the ideal environment inside the body for change. The supplement regimen must be a complimentary component to the nutrition and exercise plans. We will make a supplement recommendation for you that will fill the gaps in your nutrition and will help you to achieve faster results.

5) Professional Assistance

This is the job of the fitness professional to design a program around the individual that will get them to their goals quickly and safely. Our goal as trainers is to not only take a person from point A to point B, but to educate them as well. We want to turn our clients into their own personal trainers so that they can maintain a life time of fitness on their own.


Derek Harmon – Lead Trainer | ACE CPT

Derek joined the Mountain Valley family in April 2013. He has been a Certified Personal Trainer since May 2012. Derek graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelors degree in Health and Business Promotions. As a personal trainer, Derek specializes in increasing cardiovascular endurance, muscular size and strength, abdominal strength and toning, youth training, fat loss, and overall health goals. In his spare time, Derek enjoys anything related to fitness and the outdoors that requires him to sweat!

Lasa Baxter | NASM CPT

Lasa’s passion and emphasis is on coaching and training athletes in strength, endurance, agility, quickness and speed. Her specialties include group, youth and women’s fitness. She earned a BS in Business and Health Promotion, ASEP National coaching, NASM CPT. She enjoys a variety of outdoor sports, playing and coaching high school volleyball, time spent with family and her sidekick, dog, Finn. Lasa says “I enjoy coaching and mentoring others in health and fitness and feel it is a life calling to do so.”

Kirk Creech PhotoKirk Creech | TRX

Kirk has been with Mountain Valley Fitness since 2013. He has received his TRX,NASM,CPT certificates. Kirk enjoys teaching a wide range of classes, from working with HS athletes to perfecting their technique and performance to those with physical challenges and our Senior Circuit. Kirk also teaches Cycling, Yoga, Suspension Training and Personal Training. Kirk enjoys family time, cross country skiing, running and hiking. Sign up for a class with Kirk – a stickler for form and technique “all core, all the time and breathe!”

Taylor Walden | ACE CPT

Taylor, moved from Scappoose, OR to attend EOU and is nearing the completion of his bachelor in Exercise Science. Taylor became a Certified Personal Trainer  as a stepping stone towards his goals to earn his PHD in Exercise Physiology. Taylor’s focus is directed at Athletic Performance, Olympic style weight lifting and helping athletes reach their peak performance. A visit with Taylor and you will quickly realize that he is most comfortable in the gym, assisting others to achieve their fitness goals.

Mike Wood | NASM CPT

Mike received his BA in English and EDM/education; which led him down a successful 31 year career path as a teacher, principal and superintendent in public schools. Upon retiring, Mike continued his passion of cooking, carpentry and beer brewing, but an injury and diagnosis of Parkinson Disease led him to several Physical Therapy sessions. As the sessions improved his balance, strength and quality of life, Mike and his daughter became dedicated workout buddies and soon his wife was hooked too!

Michael Cooney | CPT

Michael came to La Grande to attend EOU with the goal to become a strength and conditioning coach for top athletes and play football. After two years on EOU’s football team, an injury shut that door, but opened an opportunity to become a Certified Personal Trainer at MVFH while continuing his education. Michael has many talents and enjoys instructing fitness classes, leading water aerobics, and swim lessons as well as assisting members through Personal Training sessions to achieve their personal goals.