Peter McNamara

Personal Trainer & Strength Coach

Peter originally went to college in pursuit of a degree in either music or architecture, along the way he developed a passion for Fitness. After studying kinesiology at Washington State University, his training career began in 2010 at a local fitness center in Puyallup, WA where he originates.

It is at this first training location that Peter met his now wife, Anna, and in 2013 he moved to North Carolina to live with her and together the two now have a very lively and wonderful 2 year old boy named Holden.

Peter views Fitness as a necessary positive outlet that everyone should embrace for the betterment of their own lives. Whether you’re trying to get stronger, lose weight, or just get into better shape, Fitness is a key component to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Tony Robins states that progression equals happiness, and Peter believes that one of the easiest ways to find progression each and every day is in the gym.

Fitness is relentless. In other words, the stronger you get, the more work you must put in to keep progressing. What really drives Peter’s passion for training is showing others they can achieve so much more than they ever thought they could, usually beyond the original goals his clients had set out for themselves. Over the years he has trained clients between the ages of 13 and 77, all varying in work out experience. He knows that if somebody wants it badly enough, he or she can truly achieve with their body whatever they have conceived in their mind.

Peter strives to separate himself from the status quo while on the gym floor... Both for his own Fitness routine and as a coach. Over the years he has discovered many different types of exercises, routines and equipment that may be viewed as unorthodox to the average gym goer, but have been proven time and again to really help others through their fitness journeys.

Here at Capital, the program is based on the main barbell lifts, but expect to perform some unconventional exercises with Peter (especially sledgehammer and tractor tire work) as well!

When it comes to working out, all Peter asks of his clients is to remove the words hard and easy from their vocabulary. Everyone has a goal, and every goal has a price that must be paid.