Coaching can take on many different aspects. It may be assisting your body out of an athletic rut, or helping you mentally prepare for the next step. The Prime Sports Institute coaches will help you get really clear on what you want, make important decisions, and then identify the boundaries and standards you need to set to take the very next step.
Meet our coaches...
Erica works with swimmers and triathletes - from beginners to elites - to help you become stronger, more confident, and more efficient in the water.
I was a collegiate swim coach for 15 years after competing in college. It's a sport that I still love! I'm a teacher by nature - so I'll meet you at your level and work with you to help you achieve your goals.
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Somit Chhim, CSCS
I earned my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Movement Studies from WWU. During my time at WWU I competed in Track and Field specializing in long jump and triple jump. I now work as an assistant coach for Track and Field at Squalicum High School, as a jumps coach. In July 2020, I earned my CSCS certification, knowing this certification would help me to program more effectively for my athletes and help people reach their athletic goals.
As a CSCS, I work with people to help them develop proper exercise technique, while also coordinating exercise programs in order to enhance performance. My approach is to be consistently detail oriented when it comes to programming exercises and to treat each part of the workout with the same integrity from start to finish. From the warm-up to the cool down, every part serves a purpose. When all the little things are done right during a training session, the less the athlete must think about during competition. This is what’s going to help you crush any goals that you set.
With a degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia and 5+ years of experience in strength sports, I hope to instill my passion for fitness in others. While my personal focus is in powerlifting, I believe that a well-rounded routine is key for an active life!
I am excited to be bringing private and semi-private strength training sessions to Prime. I am an elite competitive powerlifter, with a handful of state and national records under my belt. Because I know how it feels to be a beginner, my goal is to remove intimidation and help people feel empowered by what their body is capable of. Whether or not you're a competitive athlete, strength training is an important part of overall fitness. Let me help you gain strength, prevent injury, learn proper form, and give you the knowledge about why specific aspects of strength training are so important!