Thorbeckes Athletic Performance (TAP)

Raising the Bar for Athletic Development

At Thorbeckes Athletic Performance we provide two main programs — #1) adult group fitness and #2) athletic training and development for athletes. Thorbeckes members can join us for unlimited TAP adult group fitness classes.

To view our dedicated athletic training program and associated information, check out our total athletic development program website at

What is TAP?

Building Athletes. Building people. Building Community.  We want to help local athletes build strength, speed, agility, power and all of the primary functions of an athlete. Our members experience huge success in incredibility short amounts of time.

TAP into your inner athlete. Our classes are designed to craft your body into its peak balance and performance specifically for your life and what you desire. Call for a tour or to experience a class!

Fit & Functional Fitness Classes

Cardio & Strength — Our trainers have the ability to modify exercises to fit the physical needs of each client, whether in a personal training session or in our fitness classes. The fitness classes are for all age groups and activity levels; no matter what your fitness level, you will make progress. If you want a challenge; if you demand results, our classes are for you.

Athletics: TAP Into Your Potential

View our dedicated athletic training program website here (

Durability is the single most important component of athletic training. Our workouts and programs are dynamic and progressive. We believe you cannot train for one singular athletic component. Isolated training leads to athletic limitations. To construct a complete athlete, you need to develop balance, quickness, speed, and strength and the body’s ability to utilize all its athletic components at once. Learn how to master all of your physical talents by unleashing untapped athletic potential and focusing on developing full-body power. We will fine-tune your ability for explosive power by prescribing customized exercises to fit your individual training level.

Personal Training

Personal training is the most effective method of attaining your physical goals. We will find the correct physical demand that will create your desired outcome. Having a trainer oversee your entire program ensures the fastest and most productive results. This is not your standard personal training program, everything in the program is customized and altered for your benefit. Your goals, physical condition, and personal likes will determine the type of program designed for you.

Kids’ Camps

Designed to teach kids how to play purposefully to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle; and creating the building blocks to be successful at any sport. Watch for special camps and programs throughout the year!

Athlete Camps

Our athlete development camps incorporate a combination of power, strength, and development training to create the TOTAL TAP ATHLETE. Our trainers use our very own TAP philosophy to put athletes to the test in areas including function, balance, durability and mobility. This competitive and fun environment ensures high performance and success! Look for our next Camp dates in the NEWS section.

Learn more about our Thorbeckes Athletic Performance Training Staff here.

NASM certifications are the most sought after in the personal trainer industry, as its systems and methodologies represent the “gold standard” in fitness. In fact, the organization’s certifications require the most comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, as well as functional assessment and program design. NASM solution-focused certifications create trainers who enhance the performance and knowledge of their fitness staff, provide a consistent training experience, and help reduce injuries.

Our TAP Trainers

Cassidy Best, BS

Cassidy Best, BS

PSS Director, TAP Trainer

CERTIFICATIONS: NASM Personal Trainer, CPR/Cardiac Arrest Certified 

TRAINING SPECIALTY/FOCUS: Athletic Performance Training, Track and Field, Power Training, Sprint Technique, Weight Loss.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: BS Kinesiology / Exercise Sports Science


Efrain Sanchez

Efrain Sanchez

Thorbecks General Manager, TAP Director

CERTIFICATIONS: USATF Level 1 Certified, ACE Certified, TRX Suspension Trainer Certified, CPR & AED Certified

TRAINING SPECIALTY/FOCUS: Athletic Performance Training, Track and Field, Power Training, Sprint Technique, Weight Loss.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: MS Exercise Science, Eastern Washington University

FAVORITE TAP EXERCISE & WHY? Bear Crawl, It brings you back to the essentials of strength and coordination that you learned as a developing infant.


Emma Veatch

TAP Trainer

CERTIFICATIONS: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Emma Veatch graduated from Adna High school and received her Associates of Arts Degree from Centralia College. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer where she trains at our TAP facility, as well as an avid runner. Emma has been working at TAP as a personal trainer and more recently began working part-time at the sports spa as well where she is able to help many of her clients recover. Running is her passion and she has completed numerous half marathons as well a full marathon! Her hobbies include running, being outside, and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Fisher

TAP Trainer

CERTIFICATIONS: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: B.S. in Exercise Science, minors in Coaching and Psychology (EWU)

Lauren Fisher attended WF West High school where she played Basketball and Softball. She attended Eastern Washington University and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with minors in Coaching and Psychology. Lauren is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and works both at TAP and in the sports spa. She also is an assistant Women’s Basketball coach for Centralia College and helps out W.F. West Softball. Lauren loves being outdoors and her hobbies include exploring new trails with her puppy and playing slow pitch!

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