Alex and Tammy Abossein
Alex is an entrepreneur and one of the handful of engineers in the nation whom holds three professional engineering licenses among other professional certifications. His passion for martial arts started as a young teenager and it has continued ever since through different styles. After 30 years of martial arts, meditation and focus training in Shaolin tiger style, he became one of the 7 masters in the US and Canada in 2005. His dedication to promoting the mind and body training of this amazing art for all aspects of our personal, professional and spiritual lives inspired him to be the founder of the AOTKF dba InnerFit in 2007, promoting specific programs for betterment of all. Tammy has a decade of marketing, sales and providing professional services in Leadership positions plus over 15 years working in different capacities as a cosmetic Business and Department Manager with Nordstrom. All of her insight for understanding the needs of each client in conjunction with her knowledge in diet, nutrition and fitness has provided this superb recipe of perfect ingredients needed for the clients to receive an amazing combination of mind and body training in this studio “Oasis For Perfect Health”. Alex: “Our universal default of perfect health, joy and happiness is determined by each of us individually as we experience it more or less as we oscillate between the two polarities of love and fear. Our programs are focused to simply offering you the opportunity to rediscover your true magnificence by stopping all techniques that are fear driven as you find your path back to your true essence by being InnerFit. ” Tammy: “The beauty from the inside will overflow and radiate to the outside. So simple and yet a forgotten, unpracticed philosophy; the time has come to be recognized again that perfect health and peaceful minds are what our defaults are. It is our nature; it is our joyful state to enjoy life each step of the way.” It is time to retrain our mind and body… It is time to be InnerFit.
Hannah has recently moved to Washington from the United Kingdom and with her brings a love of all things British and all things holistic!! She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Complementary Therapy at the University of Wolverhampton in her mid 20’s where she qualified as an aroma therapist, during this time she also studied health and fitness and sports massage.
A career change saw Hannah move in to customer services, with her strong communication skills and leadership qualities Hannah progressed through two successful companies before moving to the US.
Now she resides here at InnerFit as the Studio Manager so don’t be surprised when you hear her English accent on the phone or dotting around the studio she’s always on hand to help in any way she can. Outside of the studio you’ll find Hannah enjoying all there is to offer in Washington “my husband and I were never really outdoors kind of people till we moved here, now we can’t get enough of the trails, fantastic foods and scenery. It’s been such an adventure moving here!”
Tonja Hill, LME
Licensed Master Esthetician
Tonja Hill has 20 years of skincare experience and is a graduate of the renowned Swiss Skin Care Institute, founded in 1984 by Annemarie Camenzind (where she also was fortunate to be trained by her)! Tonja is proficient in her work, making sure her clients’ needs are met and that they understand the treatment along with a good home care regime. Tonja has continued to educate herself in advanced treatments such as: Micro-current non-surgical face lifts, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, diamond – abrasion, skin classic, dermaplaning, acne, rosacea, melasma, anti-aging treatments, M’Lis body treatments as well as being a certified wellness consultant for M’Lis programs. In her downtime Tonja enjoys being with her family, beaches, traveling and golf!
Licensed Master Esthetician
Joni is a returning member of our InnerFit family and we welcome her with open arms, with her comes a wealth of knowledge and her magical touch that will leave you feeling relaxed and like new.
Joni’s career began back in 1973 when earned her Cosmetology license from Golden West College and over the years has worked in various different areas increasing her knowledge base including a background in nutrition where she owned a health food store.
In August 2011 Joni gained her massage therapy certification from the Cortivia Institute in Seattle and for the last 6 years has focused on combining massage with skin care services to add that perfect finishing touch. Her hot stone massage is legendary with our clients!
She believes the main ingredients of good health are: compassion, self-care, diet and exercise. And looks forward to working with people interested in achieving a better quality of life through self-care.
Jen Delago Perez, MBA
Jen helps InnerFit with marketing, and business development. She has left her tech career to follow her passion into the world of health and wellness, and has found the best of both with InnerFit.
She has always been interested in wellness, and alternative medicine. She is the first to research new trends, therapies, and is always excited to discuss why the services InnerFit offers are the best available on the market today.
She works remotely the majority of the time, though a few hours a week you can find her (and on occasion her 5 year old daughter) in the studio helping out however she can.
A certified licensed massage practitioner with over 8 years practical experience, Theresa has worked in various environments; as a spa staff practitioner, as an associate to chiropractic offices and with both corporate and private clients. A graduate of Ashmead College, she is also a certified reflexologist with considerable practice in deep tissue massage, Swedish Massage, hot stone massage, aroma therapy, and injury and sports massage. She specializes in working on the neck, hips and feet. With her extensive knowledge of the human body, Teresa takes great satisfaction in helping her clients achieve pain relief and seeing them regain their ability to enjoy life. Theresa’s personal interests include playing golf, hiking with her black lab and wine tasting with her husband. She maintains her interest in nutrition from her time as a food specialist with Federal Way and Bellevue school districts, and firmly believes a healthy diet is a key to good health. She and her husband split their time between Washington and Oregon and look forward to their future travels!
Body Code Practioner, Professional Healer, Life Coach
Pam Drinnon is a Professional Healer, Life Coach , Spiritual Counselor, and Angel Advocate. She is certified in Kinesiology (muscle-testing), and is a present and past life regression therapist. Pam is certified in The Emotion Code a form of energy healing, a simple and powerful method of finding and releasing emotional baggage from the past. Pam also does a form of energy work called ‘The Body Code’ where she identifies and assists in adjusting the imbalances that may cause physical and emotional challenges. The human body has a powerful ability to heal itself. During a session with Pam, she can provide guidance to help recognize this ability and to redirect it as needed for healing purposes.
Pam has been giving seminars and teaching workshops throughout the US for many years.
She teaches ‘The Power Reflex Method’ (a form of muscle testing), an easy to learn physical Process that measures true or false statements. Learning the Power Reflex Method can change your life, because you will be able to make CONSCIOUS CONTACT with the sub-conscious and super- conscious mind.
For over 3 years Pam has been hosting a weekly International Blog Talk Radio Show, called Cosmic Contacts with Pam.
Teaching mindfulness, divinity within, and oneness with all. My focus is not on the attainment of a perfected physical pose but the practice of opening up hearts to the beauty to be found in each day and in every situation. To demonstrate that with steadfast honest hard work of a consistent Yoga practice, unification of the body, mind and spirit will manifest perfect health.
My Values are gratitude, compassion, love, integrity, happiness and lifelong learning.
I stumbled into my first yoga class with no idea what to expect back in 1997. I knew very little about yoga, but found myself bored with the traditional methods of working out. I would spend an hour in the gym four times a week and still end up in the doctor’s office discussing my fatigue, episodes of being dizzy or lightheaded (due to hypoglycemia). Running would give me shin splints and back pain etc.
So, in search of a healthy, fit body I decided to try yoga. At first I wasn’t sure what to think. The teacher spent hours discussing how to breathe properly. I just wanted to work out, burn calories, sweat and feel the pain. I felt that was what I needed to get the desired results.
Today, I can tell you honestly that attending that class on that day, was the best thing for my overall quality of life that I could have ever done. I studied astanga yoga with that teacher for the next five years, becoming fairly advanced and truly changed. As I became more connected to my body through the unification of yoga I found that rolled onto my lifestyle. I quit smoking, I started eating healthier, as I strengthened my spine and balanced my blood sugar through the many asanas designed for overall health my back pain went away and I never experienced low blood sugar or anxiety again. I transitioned into hatha yoga 14 years ago and it was then that I was finally ready to take this passion and love for yoga and ignite the passion in others. I began teaching a transmutation of astanga yoga referred to as Power or vinyasa 8 years ago as well as Hatha yoga and 6 years ago I opened Seven Hot Yoga where our mandate was to create A Home for the courageous, Truth-seekers; the leaders in the crusade for change and a better world. A community of support and strength when you need someone to lean on. Since opening the studio I have expanded my practice and teaching to Kundalini yogas as well as Yin (restorative) yoga.
It is my goal in life to ignite as many people as I possibly can with the passion for health and fitness in every aspect of their lives. Yoga is truly a way to connect with your body leaving you no other option but to listen when it talks.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Kids Martial Arts Instructor
Mehdi is a certified black belt with more than 12 years experience in teaching. He has extensive experience with kids martial arts programs, and believes that lifelong fitness begins in childhood. He has taught multi-age classes in both London and the United States.