Jason McWalter, CSCs, Pn1
Available for Private Training, Group Classes & Nutrition Coaching
MCW Fitness founder Jason McWalter practically grew up in a gritty downtown Seattle gym. As a sports-obsessed teen, he excelled under the guidance of trainer and former pro football player Joe Head.
But Joe did more than train muscles and sinew. Over the years, he became a trusted mentor and Jason, his apprentice. The two grew so close that Jason—and other gym regulars—once spent a Christmas break helping Joe move his entire operation.
No wonder Jason is so good with clients today. “Joe taught me how to build relationships with people—the intangibles you don’t learn in school,” he says.
Jason went on to earn his B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University and worked several years as a trainer at a high-end Bellevue club. Returning to his urban roots, he opened MCW Fitness in 2011. Some of his Eastside clients followed him to Greenlake—and are still regulars at MCW today.
Jason specializes in sport-specific training, post-rehab strength training, sports nutrition and weight loss management. He incorporates his love of movement and diverse athletic background—including competitive weightlifting, soccer, football, rock climbing and more—to customize training for each client. Whether leading a functional fitness class or a coaching a one-on-one session, he is committed to transforming both his clients’ bodies—and their lives.
When he’s not in the gym, you can find Jason in the mountains rock climbing or snowboarding, or on a yoga mat practicing his headstand.
Shaun Easley, ISSA
Available for Group Classes
Shaun’s fantastic journey began in Anniston, Alabama, where he played every sport from swimming to baseball as a child. But his twin passions were football and weightlifting. After receiving a four-year football scholarship to attend Florida State University, his college football career was derailed when he tore up his right knee.
He went on to an eight-year career in the U.S. Navy, where he worked as both an IT computer engineer and a fitness instructor. Shaun designed comprehensive fitness plans for hundreds of fellow service members stationed in San Diego’s Coronado Bay.
Shaun transferred his fitness expertise to civilian life when he became an ISSA-certified trainer in 2017. He’s called Seattle home since 2014, working as a personal trainer to help clients reach their fitness goals, lead healthier lifestyles and have more fun.
Dana Llewellyn, CSCS
Available for Group Classes
Dana Llewellyn is a movement trainer specializing in bodyweight training and Clubbell work. With emphasis on form, function and flow, she aims to unlock hidden potential in everyBODY by training intelligent movement and strengthening the mind-body connection. Dana works with others to redefine limitations, establish conscious awareness and experience the freedom of expressive movement.
Dana is passionate about movement of all types, including rock climbing, dancing, yoga, clubbell swinging and, most recently, martial arts. She graduated from WWU with a degree in Kinesiology, Movement Studies Specialization, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified instructor of Clubbell Yoga, Clubbell Athletics, Flowfit and Animal Flow. She was introduced to the world of functional movement through an internship with Summer Huntington, founder of Clubbell Yoga. After experiencing the profound impact of a personal movement practice, Dana set about honing her craft as a trainer and movement specialist by working closely with Circular Strength Training coaches and practitioners. After graduating in 2015, Dana moved to Seattle and created Flowstate Fitness, working as a freelance personal trainer and group class instructor.
Kari payne, cscs
available for group classes
I am a certified personal trainer as well as a strength and conditioning coach. I coach individuals, partners, small and large groups for the past 8 years. I work alongside a vast array of clients and work through their varying challenges spanning athletics to rehabilitation. Exercise is an essential element to our well-being and I hope to instill an all-encompassing healthy lifestyle while ensuring they have fun in the process.
We are only as successful as our weakest link. If we cannot use our body efficiently and accurately then all is lost. My goal is to ensure each individual I work with leaves with a better understanding of their body and how to use it along with obtaining proper muscular engagement. If you can only remember one thing from working with me, hopefully it’s to always turn on and use those gluts!
As a native Canadian, it’s no doubt that I love winter sports. Spending lots of the winter weekends in Whistler snowboarding, and visiting friends and family in my hometown of Vancouver. In the summer, you may find me out on the lake SUPing, or hitting the links trying to improve my swing. Travelling around the world is a passion of both my husband and me - work hard, play hard!
Brian Jackson, ACE
available for group classes
“There's nothing I can't do, just things I haven't done yet”- Ben Drawbaugh
Brian is an ACE certified personal trainer and has been working with both groups and individuals since 2011 to help his community reach their wellness goals. Whether you are a current or former athlete, a weekend worrier, just starting your wellness journey or anywhere in-between, Brian is committed to providing a holistic wellness approach that meets individuals where they are, making health and fitness attainable for everyone. “Building self efficacy in everyone I connect with is the most important thing to me,” says Brian. “I want to help people remove the barriers we put up for ourselves, to remove the ‘I can’t’ and help people live ‘I can’ every day!”
With a smile, Brian will find fun and challenging ways to help you push your limits, reach your goals, and connect with a community that is looking to make a positive change for themselves and others.