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Meet the NWF Family

We’re not just personal trainers, we’re a tight-knit family of real people that care about your success.

Mike Walsh Personal Trainer

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh is founder and head coach at Northwest Forge. He’s been training people from all walks of life since 2005.

  • USMC Veteran

  • Over 14 years of experience in personal training

  • Specializing in strength training, tactical training, older generations, injury rehabilitation, and emergency medical responders

He loves reading, lifting heavy, and helping athletes from all walks of life see success. Learn more.


Amy Dale

Amy is an accomplished rock climber, alpine climber, and indoor soccer athlete.  She enjoys lifting heavy, running, and testing her limits. She has two dogs named Zumie and Finley.

  • Alpine and rock climber

  • Rock climbing instructor

  • Soccer athlete

  • Learning under head coach, Mike Walsh


Karen Litrakis

Karen is an experienced personal trainer with over 30 years experience. A real powerhouse, Karen knows personal training, gymnastics, and tumbling better than most in the state of Oregon.

  • Gymnastics coach since 1982.

  • Individual and group fitness instructor since 1993.

  • Gymnastics and cheer choreography since 1988.

  • Experience spanning multiple disciplines across decades.

  • Current CPT through NASM.

She loves hiking, photography, cooking and baking, gardening, and reading.  She loves spending time with her family: husband Sean, 16 year old daughter, and fur babies Niko and Rogue.