Meet the Staff

Here at Fitness Experience we want you to feel right at home! Our staff is always available to answer a question, give you a spot and lend a hand or an ear whenever we can. 


Corkie and Sherry

Corkie and Sherry are the original owners and operators of Fitness Experience. They began in 1985 with one small gym in Salem, and over the years grew into three locations under the Gold's Gym franchise. In 2005 they decided to focus primarily on their Albany branch, and sold their other locations, dropping their association with Gold's Gym in 2008. Since then, they have enjoyed focusing their attention on the Albany community. For 30 years they have been honored to be among their members, and continuing to provide the best gym around!


My education includes: Masters Degree in Exercise Science, Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Endurance, Spinning and Schwinn Cycle, Yoga Fit and LMT.  

Personal training, teaching senior fitness classes, CrossFit, and Spinning are great passions of mine. My specialties are injury prevention, post rehabilitation, and weight loss. My hobbies include: trail running, hiking, biking, and NFL football.  Go Hawks!!!



I started my career in fitness in 1997.  I am currently certified through NASM.  I enjoy working with people who are trying to make lifestyle changes and healthy choices. I teach group fitness classes, and provide personal and group training. In my off time, I really enjoy cycling, running, hiking, and most of all bike racing. Most weekends I am off on some great adventure.



I have my bachelors from Western Oregon University, and am a certified Personal Trainer through NASM, certified strength and conditioning coach through USAW, and am coaching in the Strength program at Western Oregon University under Master Strength coach Cori Metzgar. 

I love working with people to make them better then they were before so their full potential can blossom.  My passion is Olympic weightlifting which I compete in.  My specialties are athletic strength and conditioning, Olympic weightlifting, and quickness and agility!