Michael Castillo

Corporate Accounts Manager

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Played some football, but mainly wrestled in high school, which brought my encouragement in life toward health and fitness. In college I focused on getting involved in student organizations, which included being inducted into the Sigma Chi Fraternity and holding an office in Student Government. In 1997 I graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, with emphasis in Special Events and Public Relations and a Minor in History. Upon graduation, I expanded my career in special events as the Events Director for the Fremont Street Experience, which then led to becoming Programs Director of the UNLV Alumni Association.

For the past 15 years, I have been a licensed Real Estate Professional, working with commercial and residential investors and property managers. Moving to Ellensburg has allowed me the opportunity to work for Maximus Gym, managing retention and Corporate Accounts, all while getting to know the community and locals alike. Outside of Maximus, I am a husband and father of two incredible teenage  boys. My family and I very much enjoy the outdoor activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer; we also enjoy shooting. Also, I devote time to playing Lead electric guitar for Mercer Creek Church.

Raymond

Front Desk Staff

Hi there! My name is Raymond, and I am a part of this awesome team here at the Maximus Gym. I am currently working on getting my certification as a strength and conditioning coach so I can fulfill my dream to be an athlete coach. I am an active competing powerlifter, and my all-time favorite exercise is squat. I love working at the gym where I get to meet people with different backgrounds. I definitely want to hear your story because that's what fascinates me most when meeting people. Please feel free to come and chat with me if you have any questions about the club or if you need help with your workout. I look forward to meeting all the members here!

........Btw, squat day everyday lol

Sam

Front Desk Staff 

Some of you know me as Sam. Others may know me as the loud guy who quotes Ronnie Coleman. Either way, you are right. I attend CWU as a Criminal Justice major with no fancy minor. While I continue my education, I work here at Maximus Gym. It is the first and only place where I applied. I was immediately taken over by the vibe exhibited by Maximus Gym. This old school bodybuilding vibe that was completely unexpected here in Ellensburg was infectious. Been working here for a year now and without a doubt, one of my favorite jobs I have ever had.

"sir yes sir"

Along with working here at Maximus gym and studying at Central Washington University. I am in Air Force Reserve. If any of you have any questions about the Air Force or military in general. I have been in for a few years now and am getting ready for an upcoming deployment to the United Arab Emirates. No need to fear though. I will be back in Ellensburg next fall and will continue to quote Ronnie Coleman. 

"LIGHT WEIGHT BABY!"

"YEAH BABY"

Ethan

Front Desk Staff & Personal Trainer

Ethan is a NASM certified personal trainer as well as ACE certified group fitness instructor. Ethan attributes his knowledge of training, nutrition, and fitness to not only his certification courses, but also his pursuit of a degree in Exercise Science; as well as his own experience being a competitive bodybuilder.

 

Ethan has lost 90 pounds in one year, so he has been in the shoes of his clients!

Lauren

Front Desk Staff

Hi, my name is Lauren! I am a grad student at CWU, and I am a happy member of the Maximus gym team. I graduated with my Bachelor's in Economics in 2021 and am completing a human resource management graduate program this year. In 2018, I re-discovered my love and passion for health and fitness. Since then, I have been a regular gym member who uses social media to help promote health and wellness and what it looks like to live a happy and sustainable lifestyle. Working at Maximus is a lot of fun for me, and I enjoy meeting new people who are on a mission to live their happiest healthiest lives!

Cassidy

Front Desk Staff

I moved to Washington a few years ago from Maryland and I have loved the area since. I have always been a huge foodie and I have about 10  years of experience working in restaurants, doing various jobs, just loving what I do. I found a passion for baking, decorating, designing and exploring fun flavor combinations! The feeling that comes from baking and making a person's day a little sweeter was fulfilling enough for me to throw myself into baking as a career. I have since started my own small business here in Ellensburg, as Ellensburg Desserts LLC. My goal for this business is to create a quality made-from-scratch product for the community. Whether my desserts are enjoyed for a sweet treat yo'self moment or for a wedding's dessert table, I want to contribute to other people's happiness and enjoyment.

A lot of my life has been involved in fitness, diet trends, and researching how to balance nutrition with maintaining a healthy mindset about food and body image. I believe in living an all-around balanced lifestyle - physically, mentally and emotionally. Naturally, working here at Maximus Gym & Wellness Center checked all the right boxes! What could be better than surrounding yourself with a healthy group of people who want to work on achieving their own goals, while also assisting members to aspire to their lifestyle goals.