We are the people that help manage and lead our facility. Our knowledge, experience, and communication skills separate
us as the best option for exercise and wellness under one roof. Don't hesitate to introduce yourself - we love to hear from you!
Michael Stogsdill, Owner/Founder
Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) Human Biology, ACE certified Personal Trainer, Strong by Zumba Group Exercise Instructor, Century High School Basketball Coach
A native of Portland, Oregon, Michael found his passion for fitness through participating in athletic events from a young age. He excelled throughout his high school career as an All League Football and player. He was a walk on for Warner Pacific College's Basketball team in 2010 and graduating Warner Pacific College with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology in 2012. After working at L.A. Fitness as a Membership Counselor and a Personal Trainer for 24 Hour Fitness and Boom Fitness, Michael learned the business and became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in 2013. Using his wealth of experience, he opened and was the founding member of Intrinsic Training in 2015 and has been growing his tribe ever since. Michael Specializes in Athletic Training and can help kids on and off the court with his intense fitness regimen, mobility, and balance exercises.
Michael has a great ability to build rapport with people and work with clients who need modifications for injuries. He has also had great success working with beginners in fitness. His high energy, genuine passion for helping people, and humor make him a great fit for your fitness journey!
Kendra Lahue, Fitness, Nutrition and Weight Loss Transformation Coach
Bachelors of Science Health Science, Certified Nutrition Coach (Pn1), Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
I help women, who are beginners, become strong and badass in the gym while losing 30-150 lbs without FAD diets.
From Spokane, WA, attended Whitworth University where she was a student-athlete and received her Bachelors of Science in Health Science while also competing on the women's basketball team. She is a certified Nutrition Coach (Pn1) through Precision Nutrition. For the past two years, she has worked as a Personal Trainer specializing in sustainable weight loss, and muscle gain while helping her clients get stronger in the process. Kendra believes in helping clients to build healthy habits to create lifestyle changes, and also find their own balance with fitness and nutrition. Lastly, Kendra has experience coaching high school boy's basketball, and college women's basketball which included strength and conditioning training.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Bryan Ayala is a certified personal trainer and has been helping clients achieve their fitness goal for four years in the Portland Metro Area and beyond. With over ten years of fitness experience, he has been coaching athletes of all kinds. While specializing in competitive power lifting in the USPA federation, he takes on clients with a broad range of goals, calibrating his coaching style to fit YOU! Believing that mental health and physical health are intrinsically intertwined fuels Bryan’s motivation to coach, he treats each session as a check in to how you are really doing.
Bryan stared his coaching journey at one of the top 24 Hour Fitness’ in Oregon before becoming a fitness manager. It wasn’t long until Bryan realized that he needed to grow even more. In the spring of 2022 he set in motion the beginning of Hammer Head strength. He wanted to create an experience of safety for women, people of color, and LGBTQ+, being a bisexual Puerto Rican.
Bryan spent his early life in Connecticut before moving to Florida as a teen before finding his home in the Pacific North West. Indulging in his nerdy side, Bryan’s favorite pastimes include playing videos games like God of War 4, the Pokemon franchise, and Destiny, delving into graphic novels and comics (especially DC), and creating and playing his own character and stats for Dungeons and Dragons .
NASM Certfied Personal Trainer, JV/JV2 Aloha High School Basketball Coach
Gabriel Nevills has been a personal trainer for 2 years, NASM certified, and a basketball coach for over 10 years. He is a Portland native and developed a love for fitness early in life playing sports and generally not being able to sit still. Gabriel played varsity basketball at Aloha high school where he lost to Kevin Love on numerous occasions. He also graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in English which is mostly inconsequential but it cost a lot of money so he’s including it here. In his spare time Gabriel enjoys crossing up clowns on the basketball court, playing the piano, and having philosophical conversations with his friends who tolerate him in small doses.
Gabriel specializes in training young athletes to build strength, confidence, and sport specific skill and performance as well as training for strength and weight loss in adults with a focus on fundamentals and nutrition. His coaching style is positive and encouraging and he believes in the power of building good habits and routines through consistency which will lead to meaningful and lasting change.