Your One Stop Wellness Center

Foundation Fitness Wellness Center:  Personal Training and Fitness, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy,  Therapeutic Massage, Human Body Mechanic, Nutritionist, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Dance  208-660-9378   Mon-Thu 5am-7pm  Fri 5am-6pm  Sat 6am-2pm



Information about our Veterans Program (dedicated days and times)
and highlights from our last fundraiser.


Call today to Donate to our Not-For-Profit to support these vital programs and you receive a write off…. before the end of year

Over the past year, we have been providing free training and rehabilitation to the youth and veterans of our community.  Many of these veterans and youth come from financial situations that do not allow them the ability to afford a gym membership, let alone the one-on-one training that we can provide.  We have a passion to provide this service to those in need.

This is only made possible with the funding we receive through various grants and the generous donations from members of our community like you.  These donations help sustain our efforts and benefit those in which we serve.

Thank you for your consideration and ongoing support.  We hope that you will be able to join us in our continuing effort to serve our youth and veterans.  We are looking for those that can help us keep this program viable.

Contact us for donation options and a receipt will be provided to you as we are a 501c3 not-for-profit.  If you have any questions about our program or want to stop in and check out our facilities, we would love to have you!

Thank you for your time.  Together we can help our community.  Please contact Mishelle at Foundation Fitness to make your donation today!  Phone: 208-660-9378, Email:

 *Here is a little more about our programs*

 What we do: Foundation Fitness’ Veterans and At-Risk Youth Programs provide physical training, education and nutritional advice to our Youth and Veterans in an enriching environment. Our professional team members are trained to meet the needs of each individual, improving their overall health and wellness.

How we do it: We have assembled a team of highly qualified members with innovative technology to deliver today’s top information and training in a context that is inviting to youth and veterans in our community. With the ability of our team to look at each individual and identify the possible barriers to a healthy lifestyle, we can specifically give them the tools and resources needed inside their current living situation to make real life changes starting today that last a lifetime.

Why we do it: The mission of Foundation Fitness’ Veterans and At-Risk Youth Program is to change their mindset and lifestyle through providing a foundation of health and wellness and break the vicious life cycle of unhealthy living.

Conclusion: These programs will improve the community by changing one life at a time through dedicated professionals who provide education, accountability, and resources tailored to each individual to build a foundation for a healthy lifestyle.


Below is an overview of how your customized training regimen is created.


Step 1


This is a comprehensive one-on-one evaluation where we take specific measurements (body fat, composition, flexibility, endurance, etc) discuss and document your past training approaches, any past or present injuries, and your short-term and long-term goals to formulate your specific program


Step 2


One of our Performance Specialists will personally walk you through all aspects of your up coming workouts including how to use all equipment, our innovative video programs that demonstrate the exact motions, reps and weights you are going to use.  ALWAYS trainers are on the floor to instruct, motivate and encourage your workouts.


Step 3


Every 90 days we will conduct another fitness evaluation, this insures we are going in the right direction to address your goals!  We identify needed modifications  / specific workouts, and phase them accordingly to enable consistent progress.

Step 4


Although we are present to monitor your individual workouts,  Your specific and candid input is vital to insure we are maximizing your results and maintaining an environment you enjoy and would be glad to invite other family and friends too. We are serious about your results and do appreciate your help

Call or Email today to set up your evaluation!

(208) 660-9378

What if, while taking the steps to better your own health, you are also bettering the lives of those in the community who deserve assistance?

Foundation Fitness delivers a technologically advanced approach to customized fitness, while also enhancing the wellness of our community overall. Our expert trainers will we help you achieve your objectives – no matter what level of fitness you’re at. At the same time, we’re striving to improve the health of our armed forces Veterans, as well as our community’s kids who have limited opportunities to elevate their fitness levels. Keep reading to see how we accomplish this lofty goal.



At Foundation Fitness Wellness Center, you’ll experience a wide range of practitioners all under one roof to achieve your one stop total Health and Wellness. Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Human Body Mechanic, Nutrition, Therapeutic Massage,  Zumba, Pilates, Yoga and of course a state of the art training facility with experienced trainers to guide you

Open to Everyone

Our fitness program exceeds that of any other “gym” out there, and it works for everyone. We utilize exclusive, proprietary fitness technology to garner results – delivering extreme customization for every member that walks through our doors. We craft tailored workouts, offer nutritional guidance, assess detailed reports, then adjust workout regimens as needed. This is elite training for anyone who desires it.

Veterans Program

Many Veterans have injuries – both mental and physical – that prevent them from resuming their day to day lives. The program offers state of the art equipment and software systems that offer a customized workout for each individual. Paired with a personal trainer for each work out, veterans receive a comprehensive program that meets both their physical and emotional needs.

Youth Program

The Youth program is designed to promote health, fitness, and knowledge. It encourages sustainable lifestyle changes through a network of volunteer mentors who are passionate about improving adolescent health. The program also addresses high school athletes, giving them an opportunity to train expertly when their sport is off-season. Our approach has been developed with input from registered nurses, dietitians, and physicians in Kootenai County.


To sponsor our Youth Athlete or Veterans program, or to donate to our non-profit foundations, please call us at 208-660-9378. Your donation will be tax deductible.



The Foundation Fitness program, from a technical standpoint, far exceeds that of any other “gym” out there. We utilize exclusive, proprietary fitness technology to garner results – it’s a platform that delivers extreme customization for every member that walks through our doors. We craft tailored workouts, assess detailed reports, then adjust workout regimens as needed. Here is an overview of our specific offerings:


All Stations provide members with individualized training protocols based on their in-depth performance evaluations then monitors their progress to ensure continuous gains. The Stations are set up rows, including all of the equipment necessary for an effective training session. These stations can be reserved by members on our online scheduling system. Our Performance Specialist will provide coaching and guidance through each session.


Our kiosks offer a structured workout updated daily, based on the common goals of our clientele and adhering to the successful methodology and program design of Foundation Fitness.  The Kiosk system provides participants with a video demonstration along with coaching cues for each exercise, acting as an assistant to the Performance Specialist providing guidance on-site during training sessions.


Foundation Fitness provides sports performance training for youth, high school, college and professional athletes using the methodology powered by our partners at EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance).  This system has been tested and proven successful by countless NFL, MLB, MLS, Navy Seals and other high level sports and tactical athletes.


Understanding the importance of nutrition produces invaluably healthy habits. The path to success isn’t about deprivation, but about being proactive with your health by combining nutrition and exercise for maximum results. Here, food is seen as a way to fuel your body for optimal energy and production, not as a way of dealing with stress or curbing emotions. Our Nutrition consultants also offer an online program, with all plans, recommendations, and correspondence happening via email.


Rehabilitation can help restore you to peak condition, as well as prepare you to continually enhance your performance and reduces the risk of repeated injury. We do this through pillar strength, movement prep, and regeneration. These systems focus on four key areas: Mindset, Nutrition, Movement, and Recovery. Our holistic approach helps you work on certain muscles and movements to return them to athletic function, or everyday life function.


Our fitness program exceeds that of any other “gym” out there, and it works for everyone. We utilize exclusive, proprietary fitness technology to garner results – delivering extreme customization for every member that walks through our doors. We craft tailored workouts, offer nutritional guidance, assess detailed reports, then adjust workout regimens as needed. This is elite training for anyone who desires it.

EXPERIENCE the ALTER G Anti-Gravity Treadmill




At Foundation Fitness Wellness Center, we’re focused on constantly delivering innovation. Now you can experience the cardiovascular and lower body training benefits of the groundbreaking ALTER G anti-gravity treadmill – it’s what the elite athletes are using today, but it can benefit ANYBODY!


How does it work?
Using NASA Differential Air Pressure Technology, the ALTER G supports the and “unweights” the user by as much as 80% (percentage adjustable). This unweighting does the following:


*Significantly and precisely reduces ground reaction forces
*Minimizes discomfort and encourages movement
*Creates a safe environment to work on technique
*Enables increase in training volume with less impact


Why is it an advanced workout?
The ALTER G maximizes workout effectiveness by:


*Enabling adjustable impact while walking or running
*Allowing for a gradual progression of exercise
*Minimizing the jarring forces that can lead to injury.


Stop by Foundation Fitness today for a closer look at the ALTER G Anti-Gravity Treadmill. It’s available to all members for use, at a specified cost per session.






With 2 years at Green River Community College and 2 years at Eastern Washington University, Shawn graduated with Associates of Applied Science Degree and an Associates of Development Degree and Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant. Shawn has worked with and trained Olympic level athletes, professional athletes, and world class amateur athletes. And, he has coached and trained under Mike Pigg, multi-time World Champion Triathlete.

Shawn was a United States Army Ranger from 1980-83, so as a Veteran he understands the range of physical and mental issues that our country’s Veterans face. Supported by this experience, Shawn’s comprehensive non-profit Veteran program at Foundation Fitness continues to enhance the lives of these proud men and women.

And as a competitor, Shawn has also competed in over 188 triathlons and 19 Ironman Competitions in Hawaii, Canada, & Coeur d’Alene, ID. Shawn is an International Youth Conditioning ASSN Youth Fitness Specialist, an Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Instructor, and a Committee Member of HEAL Idaho (Healthy Eating Active Living).

Member of the Medical Professional Board for ASEA.
ASEA Athlete
Over 28 years in the Physical Therapy Field
Over 21 years in Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Field
Over 10 years as a Firefighter and EMT
Personal Trainer for 16 years
International Youth Conditioning ASSN Youth Fitness Specialist
Associates of Applied Science Degree
Associates of Development Degree
Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant
NDT Certified I and II
Bobath Certified
Watsu Certified Level I
Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute Certification
Certified in Burdenko Method for Land & Water
Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA
Fitness Nutrition, ISSA
Phase 1 and 2 Mentorship Athletes Performance
Certified Lifeguard, Red Cross
Member, New York Strength Fitness Professionals International
All Army Wrestling Team
Strength & Conditioning Coach for Wheel Chair Athletes 1993 – 1996
Strength & Conditioning Coach for High School Track & Field 1994 – to Present
Have worked with & trained Olympic level athletes – e.g. Nancy Kerrigan
Have worked with & trained professional athletes – Boston Ballet Association
Certified Personal Trainer for World Class Amateur Athletes – e.g. Susan Roberts
International Youth Conditioning ASSN Youth Fitness Specialist
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Instructor
Committee Member of HEAL Idaho (Healthy Eating Active Living)
2005 Olympic Distance Triathlon Pacific Northwest Regional Champion
2005, 2006, 2007 ranked top 2 Pacific Northwest Regional Sprint Triathlon Series
2011, 2012 Pacific Northwest Regional Sprint Triathlon Champion/National Qualifier
2011 Olympic Distance National Qualifier/finished 18th overall
2011 10th Male overall in Grand Coulee Half Ironman/2nd in age group
2012 Hayden Triathlon Age Group Course Record Holder (50-54)
2012 Radiant Lake Triathlon Age Group Course Record Holder (50-54)
2017 Qualified for the National Championship in Olympic Distance Triathlon.
2017 Qualified for the National Championship in short course Triathlon
2017 Pacific Northwest Regional Sprint Triathlon Champion Age Group ( 55-59)
2017 Veterans 10k Run-1st Place Over All, and 1st Over All Veteran
2017 Hayden Triathlon-1st Place Age Group ( 55-59) , 1st Place Over All Veteran
2017 Race The River Triathlon -1st Place Age Group ( 55-59)
2017 Post Falls Triathlon-1st Place Age Group ( 55-59)
2017 Coeur d’ Alene Triathlon-1st Place Age Group ( 55-59)



827 W. Prairie Ave, Hayden, ID 83835
(Located way behind the Windermere Real Estate Office. We sit on the back of 5 acres…just follow the driveway).

Mon-Thu 5am-7pm,  Fri 5am-6pm, Sat 6am-2pm

(208) 660-9378

Foundation Fitness

Address:  827 W Prairie Ave, Hayden, ID 83835
Phone: (208) 660-9378


Sign up for amazing workouts, stretches, and health tips.

Sign up for amazing workouts, stretches, and health tips.

We'll send you a link to your first core workout

You have Successfully Subscribed!