BodyFit Trainers
Meet The Team:
Shawn Carlson, Owner
  Shawn’s enthusiasm and passion for fitness and nutrition are evident in his work at BodyFit. An active professional in the health and fitness industry since 2004; Shawn left the commercial gym environment in 2005. He then began operating out of an independent studio, specializing in one-on-one personal fitness. Since the move, Shawn has successfully developed a loyal following in the valley, helping numerous clients re-shape their lives.

  Offering a unique approach of incorporating customized nutrition plans and training programs for each client has given him a unique standing in the local health and fitness community. Holding multiple credentials in the fitness industry, Shawn excels at working with clients one-on-one in the areas of weight management, contest preparation and personalized nutritional planning.
Professional Credentials:
  •  Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT)
  •  Performance Enhancement Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-PES)
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CES)
  •  Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-FNS)
  •  Certified Weight Loss Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-WLS)
  •  Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA-SFN)
  •  Certified Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA-LWMS)
Todd Opheim, Co-Owner 
Todd began his personal training career in 1993, working out of a local gym. After managing the personal training staff and earning his Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion from Boise State University, Todd branched out to begin his own personal training company in 1998.  After 7 years as an independent contractor, Todd opened his first Fitness Together location in 2005 and opened 2 additional locations in the valley the following year, earning national franchisee of the month on several occasions.  He continued to train until 2010, when he took a break from the industry to focus on a local massage franchise, earning the national award of Rising Star amongst his peers in the industry in 2010.  

Todd again rejoined the fitness industry in 2017, joining forces with BodyFit. Todd has worked with a wide variety of clientele over the course of his personal training career, from average joes, to bodybuilders/fitness competitors and celebrities.  He was also an avid bodybuilder for 15 years and won the overall title of Mr. Northwest Natural in 1997, 1999, and 2000; achieving his professional status with the last title.  Todd has appeared in multiple national publications as a fitness model and even appeared in renowned motivational speaker, Tony Robbin's DVD series in the late 90's. 
Professional Credentials:
  •  Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, Boise State University
  •  Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT)
Alec Erquiaga, Co-Owner
Alec has had a passion for health and fitness since he was a kid.  He played tennis through high school and later on, dabbled in the bodybuilding world, competing in the NGA in 2007 and 2009.  After giving bodybuilding a shot, he returned to the endurance world and has since competed in 5 Ironman races across the country. 

In 2017, he decided to take on helping others in their own fitness journey as a full-time career when Shawn expanded BodyFit.  Alec works with clients of all fitness and experience levels and also specializes in coaching high school and collegiate athletes. The majority of the athletes he currently takes on are cross country/track and field. What he enjoys the most through working with his clients is driving anyone who is willing to become better that where they currently are.  Whether its a college athlete or someone who's stepping into a gym for the first time, nothing is more gratifying to his experience here than seeing someone succeed and overcome their own barriers. 
Professional Credentials:
  •  Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT)
  •  Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-FNS)
Jake Damman
  Jake’s drive and desire to help others reach their fitness goals comes through personal experience. He discovered his gift in athletics, then found the weight room over 11 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Jake played 8 years of baseball, along with 10 years of football. Outside of traditional sports, he’s competed in two bodybuilding shows, both in light heavy weight divisions; placing 2nd in both.

  After seeing his own transformation take place, Jake wanted to find a way to help others seek out and achieve their own goals as well. He’s found that by providing highly individualized programming and having the opportunity to coach in a one-on-one fashion; clients are given a much greater chance to change and grow at an accelerated rate. Jake specializes in weight loss transformations and functional training with an emphasis on sports conditioning.
Professional Credentials:
  •  Certified Personal Trainer, American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA-CPT)
Sedona Gaudin
Sedona recently moved to Boise from Bozeman Montana. While in Montana, she played golf, tennis, and competed in the NPC Big Sky Championship. Through playing sports and competing in Figure, she gained personal insight on the importance of keeping your body in shape and the different types of training to achieve the best results.
After her first certification in 2014, she realized how much she enjoys helping people become their best through exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Alongside of her group and personal training certifications, she has acquired numerous certifications such as P90X and OULA Dance Fitness. Since joining the fitness industry, she has instructed a variety of formats such as spin, hydro running, boot camps, AMRAP and dance fitness. By having the opportunity to teach numerous formats over the past four years, she has been able to help people of all ages and fitness levels achieve their goals and live happier and healthier lives. She provides a positive attitude and high energy level that motivates every client to be the best they can be!

Professional Credentials:
  •  Certified Personal Trainer, National Exercise Trainer Association (NETA-CPT)
  •  Certified Group Exercise Instructor, National Exercise Trainer Association (NETA-GPT)
  •  Kettlebell Specialist Certification, National Exercise Trainer Association (NETA-KSC)
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  I have been weight training for over 17 years. I recommend Shawn for anyone who wants to better themselves, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
  -Nick Holt
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1 (208) 577-6033
 2054 S. Eagle Rd. 
      Meridian, ID 83642
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