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Our Philosophy

We have created a holistic approach to health and well-being.  We aim to address four areas of health: Movement (exercise), Nutrition, Rest and Spirit (morale).  We believe these four areas are the building blocks that creates a healthy individual. We strive to provide our clients with knowledge and support on how to improve in each of these four areas.
 Our bodies are such marvels of engineering and design that we easily take them for granted. Pain, whether it’s from an injury, disease, overuse, or a sedentary lifestyle is usually the red flag that something is wrong. If we ignore it, the pain may subside but the problem remains.  We truly believe in the body’s ability to heal itself when given the opportunity.  The ability to heal your own body is a lifetime benefit.
At Progressive Fitness, we teach how the body heals and how to restore the body to a natural pain-free physical structure outside of medical intervention. From sedentary individuals to lifelong athletes, our program offers benefits that differ from other fitness programs. We offer the ability to heal, the knowledge on how to get more out of your body, and the capacity to lead a healthier life.  Our job is to identify postural abnormalities then design a program of movements/exercises to encourage the body to return to its original functional design. We take that a step further by designing dynamic strength routines that prevent a reoccurrence of pain or dysfunction. 


David Allen




  • Bachelors Degree of Science in Physical Fitness Management

  • Masters of Exercise Physiology and Functional Movement

  • American Council of Sports Medicine Certified

  • Over 25 years of experience in the fitness training industry

 David draws his expertise from many distinct and diverse disciplines which allow him insight and knowledge beyond the scope of most trainers. David enjoys  various activities including martial arts (black belt), racquetball, mountain biking, golf and running.

Tammy Allen 




  • ​Black Belt in Taekwondo

  • Specialized in Group Training 

  • Specialized in HIIT Training  


Tammy enjoys participating in races such as the  Portland to Coast, Hood to Coast, and the Portland Marathon. She has also backpacked around Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, the Wallalas, and Mount Adams. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf, and lifting weights. 

Michele Lessler



  • Strength & Flexibility

  • Balance & Coordination

  • Injury Prevention

  • Joint Stability

  • Posture Alignment

  • Pain mitigation

Michele has a lifelong commitment to health, fitness and nutrition. Michele received her certification as an Egoscue Trainer 10 years  ago to diversify her personal training experience. She has a varied fitness background as a bodybuilder, martial artist, golfer and distance runner. She currently enjoys golf, skiing, weight training, and spending time with her family. Michele has been actively involved with Progressive Fitness for over 14 years.

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Crystal Poczynek


  • Bachelor’s Degree Applied Health and Fitness, PSU

  • Associate’s Degree Exercise Science, PCC

  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

  • Career Certificate of Personal Training, PCC

Crystal and her family enjoy an active lifestyle—they keep busy with team sports, hiking, swimming, traveling, and playing Disc golf.  Since 2019, she has been working alongside David Allen and Michele Lessler, soaking up everything she can from these highly experienced professionals. Crystal works as owner David Allen’s assistant, she guides clients through personal training menus, works one on one with individuals, and leads group fitness classes. Crystal is accepting new clients of any age or ability for personal training.

Harrison Mahns

  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified

  • Associates degree in Exercise Science from PCC

  • Specializes in 1on1, group exercise and exercise adaptations

  • Unconventional training enthusiast (kettlebells, maces, clubs, body weight movements)


Harrison is a Portland local and veteran formally serving for the US ARMY. He lives a plant based lifestyle (Vegan) Body positive and welcomes all demographics! He has been with Progressive Fitness since June of 2020. Harrison works as owner David Allen’s assistant. He guides clients through personal training menus, works one on one with individuals, and leads group fitness classes. When Harrison is not training he likes spending time outdoors walking/hiking or indoors online content creating anywhere from fitness to videogames. Harrison is currently accepting new clients for both group and personal training.

Lisa Kaus



Lisa  brings a nurturing, creative spirit to Progressive Fitness. Lisa works as owner David Allen’s assistant, she guides clients through personal training menus, works one on one with individuals, and leads group fitness classes. Over the last, 10 years, Lisa has been actively involved in her own personal fitness journey. In that time she participated in numerous running and cycling events in the local Portland area.

Lisa has been with Progressive Fitness since 2012. She would love to help you achieve your wellness and fitness goals.



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20345 SW Pacific Highway
Sherwood, OR 97140