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John Reed is the head trainer and owner of REED ELITE TRAINING. He can be found helping clients with complex issues and managing the business while also providing continuing education to the small team of personal trainers at the R.E.T. Center.



About-Growing up

John Reed has been an exercise professional for over a decade in the Bellevue / Redmond area in Washington state.

Starting off his career in the corporate gym world, he rose from club janitor to becoming a Certified Master Trainer; all within a few short years with his dedicated passion for fitness and success conscious mindset. After training at a major gym chain for more than three years John set his sights on bigger visions and started his own business at 24 years old. He successfully trained a wide array of clientele and continued learning over the years. John has completed more than 10 national personal training certifications in the areas of exercise and nutrition, as well as traveled the world on his own dollar to mentor under some of the brightest minds in the field of exercise mechanics.

In John’s thirst for knowledge, he has obtained various certifications including: National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Poliquin BioSignature Fat Loss Systems, Precision Nutrition, International College of Applied Nutrition and Strength (ICANS). Although these certifications offered a great base level of knowledge, John candidly gives credit to Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) as the single biggest contributor to his knowledge as an exercise professional. John has passed the grueling in-person examination with RTS founder Tom Purvis to become one of a small group of elite exercise pros able call themselves RTSm (mastery level). He is currently teaching the RTS Foundations course as the only west coast instructor for the program which offers advanced exercise education to personal trainers, therapists, and strength coaches. With this knowledge he has been able to build out appropriate exercise programs tailored to the need of each client to help even the most compromised clients improve their muscular system health. Past client case studies include: herniated disc injuries, joint replacements, shoulder injuries, stroke survivors, neurological conditions, and other general pain issues.

Over time his experience has lead to a much larger vision of connecting high quality professional personal trainers to the general public instead of just athletes. This led to the creation of REED ELITE TRAINING and the REED ELITE TRAINING CENTER. His vision is to offer a professional personal training studio where clients can trust to be directed by exercise specialists in a safe, pain-free, and enjoyable manner while creating a local family owned business. John is passionate about many things outside of helping his clients. John has played guitar for over 17 years in and out of rock bands, enjoys golfing with his wife Silver, and is currently a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also enjoys leisure time with his pets and grilling up healthy food. Thank you for reading the information.

My Credentials


Poliquin BioSignature Transformations Specialist: Fat Loss Systems

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National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM CES)


Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach


National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT)

International College of Applied Nutrition and Strength: Nutritional Medicine Profiles Certified Coach (ICANS)

RTS (8 Courses


NFPT Master Fitness Trainer (Weight-Training Specialist, Endurance Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist)

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