Trendsetter to Know: Colette Washington, Co-Owner of Set Apart Fitness

Name: Colette Washington

Facebook: @setapartaz

Instagram: @setapartaz and @cyclewithcolette


Age: 33

Title: Co-Owner of Set Apart Fitness

Married/Single: Married to my husband and co-owner of Set Apart Fitness, Brandon Washington

Kids: One day! But for now, I have a fur baby. A Golden Retriever, Mango

City you live in: Chandler, AZ

A typical day in my life includes… First, coffee. Lots of coffee. Then I head to Set Apart and teach class or pop into a workout. I spend majority of the day working at the gym and preparing for evening classes. After work, I enjoy eating dinner with my husband and walking our dog.

I was born… in Wisconsin

My favorite thing about Arizona… The people here are amazing. Plus, you cannot beat the beautiful view. 

I’m listening to… Wicked Fearless Podcast

My family… is my foundation. I am the woman I am today because of them. 

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Harry Potter Cast:Emma Watson, Danielle Radcliffe and Rupert Grint

One thing I cannot live without… Chipotle

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a grade schoolteacher

I’m inspired by… the underdog who prevails. 

The one person who motivates me is… my mother. She was a single mom, raising two kids. Her drive to succeed through adversity motived me throughout life. 

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… the negative stigma around mental illness. 

The perfect day would be… getting in a great workout, spending time with friends and family and enjoying a fabulous dinner out. 

My first job was… Sales Associate at Lady Foot Locker

My favorite escape… anywhere with a beach, white sand, cocktail, and a good book

My life… is filled with love, family and friends and a lot of hard work. 

I’m currently working on… Set Apart’s second location and a children’s book 

Always… Take a risk, even if it’s terrifying

Never… Forget your why!

Favorite Quote… “Fall Seven, Rise Eight”- Japanese Proverb

Biggest Dream… To create a fitness brand and culture that changes lives physically, emotionally, and mentally.

My Pet Peeve(s)… Cigarette butts and sidewalk gum. 

Bio-on yourself/company: Colette has a natural passion for instructing and brings her authentic self to each class and is known to have challenging and uplifting classes. She is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. This Wisconsin native believes fitness is more than a good sweat. It’s an outlet for anxiety and an environment for mental growth. During the day, she is leading the Set Apart Squad and Set Apart Operations.

Set Apart is a group fitness experience centered around 50-minute high-intensity interval training and energizing music. Their coaches will leave you feeling strong, inspired, and unstoppable as they push you through the best part of your day. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned athlete, their format was created so everyone can succeed and know that they are Set Apart.

Come check out the Gilbert location at 825 S Cooper Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233

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