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

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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!

Cassidy

Front Desk Staff
 

Hi! I’m Cassidy - I moved to Washington a few years ago from Maryland and I have loved the area since. I’ve always been involved in fitness and studying nutrition. Since moving to Ellensburg I have started my own small business, Ellensburg Desserts LLC. I believe in living an all-around balanced lifestyle – physically and mentally. Maximus Gym has been a great experience to meet a fun group of people who are all into bettering themselves. 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.

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Morgan

Daycare

Hi there! I’m Morgan, a full-time mother and childcare provider. I am passionate about having a balanced work, fitness and family life and I wish that for other parents, just the same. Before I had my son, you could find me at Maximus Gym everyday where I did weightlifting with my partner, Josh. My goal when providing childcare is that parents feel secure that their child’s needs are met and that the parent can have a guilt free session at the gym focusing on their fitness goals. When I’m not at the gym providing childcare, you can find me with my son, Aiden who turned 4 months in October 2021 or you can find me learning new and creative ways to stay fit while still looking after my son. 

I’m also attending Central Washington University where I am studying secondary education. I hope to one day be a high school Spanish teacher! Even before I had my son, my passion has always been children and helping them shape their futures and finding their passions. After high school and while I was finishing my associates, I had the opportunity to nanny for a family with two children. Some of my duties included putting the youngest down for naps, helping with after school homework and establishing a bedtime routine. We all deserve to live happy, fulfilling lives and I believe the best place to start is when we are children!

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