I found my passion for exercise at a young age when I realized the advantage strength and conditioning has on the body and the edge it can give over whatever physical task you deem necessary. My interest led me into competitive lifting and physical competitions to see where my training and skill sets could take me. I have seen success while competing in powerlifting, Olympic lifting, and functional style competitions.
While questing for improved knowledge and skills it let me into working with others in the health and wellness ﬁeld. Gaining education and experience led me to multiple functional movement based certiﬁcations as well as internships with other health and wellness professionals.
My professional experience since 2007 includes training and coaching in multiple settings ranging from individual sessions, small group, corporate wellness programs, school strength and conditioning programs, and online consulting. I enjoy empowering people I work with to set goals and take ownership of their actions. I have found this approach accelerates desired results as well as cascading positive changes into varied facets in their lives.
• 2009 Washington State Powerlifting Champion 90kg weight class
• 2010 Oregon Weight Lifting Championships at University of Oregon 2nd Place
• 2011 National Tactical Fitness Championships 1st Place
• 2012 Crossﬁt Games 2nd place in workout 12.5; Placed (150/1924) NW Region
-James Hanson Rockstar Energy Drink Global Motocross Manager
“During my professional career as a motocross rider, it was of up most importance to be in peak physical condition. As my career transitioned from professional motocross rider to Global Manager for a large, successful, professional racing operation I sustained a traumatic upper extremity injury that, according to my doctors, “Likely wouldn’t allow me to ride motorcycles again.” I was fortunate to make a recovery with help and guidance from my personal trainer Forrest Belmont. I was able to improve my overall strength, conditioning, flexibility, endurance, and body composition. I am excited with my results and feel comfortable suggesting his services to riders on my team.”
“I have been Training with Forrest Belmont since I was a youth soccer player. And during that span of time I have witnessed his dedication to his job as a personal trainer, as well as his commitment to helping his athletes perform at the highest levels. He has challenged me as an athlete and has helped me develop my strengths and skills that translate to my sport at the college level.”
NATIONAL TEAM: Participated in the U.S. U-18 National Team Training Camp twice in 2015. ODP: Played with Oregon ODP (2010-13) and the Region IV Team (2011-12).
HIGH SCHOOL: She holds the Hockinson High School record for both career goals (91) and career assists (50) … is a four-time All-GSHL First Team selection … landed on Washington’s 2A All-State First Team for three straight seasons (2013-15) … team captain and team MVP … was also named the league’s co-offensive MVP.
COLLEGE SOCCER: Playing D1 soccer at the University of Portland.
“From the first time I met with Forrest I knew I had found the strength coach for me. First and foremost, he truly listened to who I was and the goals I wanted to accomplish. He did a thorough assessment of my movement and strength. He identified weaknesses and areas of opportunity to help me reach my goals. Forrest really pays attention to every detail of my movements and quickly picks up on anomalies that would have never occurred to me and then works to improve them. Working with Forrest has made me a stronger and healthier runner and helped me withstand the high mileage running that I do. His ability to observe, interpret and apply his extensive knowledge of how to improve strength and mobility is something very special. He understands human physiology and directly applies that to the work that we do, helping to make the neuromuscular connections that keep me running strong. The base of the work truly has a focus on improving my biomechanics using a tailored approach to strength training, range of motion and tissue management. His approach takes on a prehab mentality, combining many different modalities, he builds a program to better equip my body to optimize efficiency and injury prevention. If I could pass on one thing to fellow runners is not to underestimate how important it is to do strength and support exercises the right way, to keep you healthy and injury free. If you are an athlete that wants to get better, you need to start working with Forrest as soon as possible!”