Your Coaches

Our Mission:

Uplift Fitness was created as a way to empower people through fitness and nutrition so that they can live happier, healthier, and stronger lives. We believe that strength, regardless of how you define it, is for everyone. It does not care your size, gender, sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other categories you may have been put in. It simply exists. 

Our goal through training is to help people feel stronger physically and mentally by teaching them how to confidently move their bodies and pick up some weights while having fun!

Uplift Fitness Owner

Rena Bartlett (she/her)

Uplift Queen
Lead TrainerNutrition Coach

USPA Powerlifting Coach
GGS1- Women’s Coaching
PN1 Nutrition Coach
Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist
ISSA Fitness Trainer, Exercise Therapy, Fitness Nutrition
Instagram: r.bartlett238

Rena is our lead trainer both in-person and online. She got into strength training and competitive powerlifting after battling with an eating disorder and realized, if she wanted to get stronger, she had to eat more and had to change her mindset. For her, physical and mental strength go hand in hand and that’s what she helps you focus on. Her training focuses on getting you to move better and more efficiently not only in the gym, but daily life as well. In her free time, Rena is typically found reading on the couch with her two cats.

Devon Walker (he/him)

Online Training Coach

B.S. Sport and Exercise Science
CSCS Strength and Conditioning
USPA Powerlifting Coach
ACE Personal Training
Instagram: coachdevon206

While Devon was a collegiate athlete he was fascinated with what the human body could do through proper training and nutrition. Devon believes that there is no “one fits all approach” and wants to educate people on how they can improve their overall health, to have a thriving pain free life. In Devon’s free time, he is snowboarding, playing the piano, or, most importantly, grilling.

Uplift Fitness Owner

Matt Lizotte (he/him)

Personal Trainer

B.S. Applied Exercise Science

Matt started strength training to improve his athletic ability before heading off to college to play Lacrosse and Soccer. After moving around for collegiate coaching, Matt settled in Seattle and has loved teaching people how to workout to achieve whatever goals they set their minds to! In his free time you can find Matt playing soccer at Cal Anderson Park, coaching youth athletes in the Seattle area, and enjoying the great outdoors that Seattle has to offer.

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