WE LOVE BEGINNERS

You’ve decided you want to make a change and invest in your health, fitness and wellness. Congratulations! That’s a big step.

1. BEGINNER OR JUST RETURNING TO FITNESS?  

SIGN UP FOR OUR 30-DAY TRIAL + FIRESTARTER CLASSES:

FIRESTARTER group classes are kept small to ensure quality attention. As you work through the 6 one-hour sessions you and your team will learn correct form and modifications for movements we use most at the HOUSE, using Bodyweight, Dumbbells, Kettlebells, Barbells, and everything in between.  The small group setting will allow you to begin where you are right now and safely increase your intensity over several weeks.

This program is appropriate for anyone brand new to FUELhouse as it is our gym’s specific required starting point for anyone not previously experienced in Hardstyle Kettlebell and/or Barbell training or methodology.  This is the perfect place to both learn how to move well and make some new friends before transitioning into our Training Tribes or regular group classes.  Your registration is non-refundable so please ensure you can attend all 6 classes before committing.  

FOR 30-DAYS @ $276, YOU GET:

  • 6 small group training sessions on T/TH @ 5:30pm ($282 VALUE)*
  • 3 nutrition on Mondays at 5:30pm with Coach Meg ($150 VALUE)
  • 30 min strategy session to discuss your goals and how to maximize your results ($50 VALUE)
  • Access to M/W/F classes, Boxing and Yoga during your first 3-weeks ($197 VALUE)
  • UNLIMITED CLASSES, including Kettlebells, during your final week ($50 VALUE)
  • Access to our private Member Forum (PRICELESS)
  • Sign up with a buddy and each of you will receive a 10% discount

*If you are unable to join us in the evening classes please let us know.  We are gathering a list of those who would like to attend am FIRESTARTER classes.  Email info@fuelhousegym.com

WE'RE LOOKING FOR 12 WOMEN

Model: Jordan Raye, Founder Alpha Maiden

Model: Jordan Raye, Founder Alpha Maiden

Registration is now open!

It’s time to change everything — how you look, how you feel and how you train.

6-Week Summer SHRED begins July 18th
$327 (Scroll down to see what's included)

Sick of starting something and not following through? Tired of temporary results?  Whether you want to lose fat and inches, get on track with your nutrition or change the way you feel about yourself, SHRED is your launching pad.

Want to learn more before registering?

We are hosting an informational meeting on THURSDAY, JULY 13TH @ 10am.
This is a free meeting for all interested parties.  Free childcare will be provided during this time! This meeting has limited space so please share with your friends and RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET

  • 12 Sessions with your exclusive group (2x/week on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10am) at FUELhouse
  • Unlimited access to FUELhouse classes in addition to your private SHRED sessions
  • Nutritional guidance (information/recipe options/help with meal planning and prep)
  • A Private Facebook Group for SHRED MEMBERS ONLY to build a community, post videos and photos, and get feedback on all your questions
  • Results: Lose Body Fat, Gain Lean Mass, Get in shape
  • Valuable info on motivation, rest and setting goals
  • If you are a mom and have a little one(s) who are also interested in participating in their own movement class during your SHRED hour on T/TH please let us know by emailing molly@fuelhousegym.com.  We are ready to launch our kids program if there is enough interest.

NOTE: After purchasing, please read your confirmation email on your next steps.

COACH SPOTLIGHT: Kari

We have some outstanding Coaches who assist our classes at FUELhouse, and who we find so very valuable to our community.  Keep an eye out in classes for Coach Kari, a longtime member of the HOUSE.

We are beyond thankful for people like Kari and the value and knowledge they add to our classes.  

From Kari:

I am a certified personal trainer and have been coaching individuals, partners, small and large groups for the past 8 years.  Modifications are my thing.  I have worked alongside a vast array of clients and worked through their varying challenges.  Exercise is an essential element to our well-being and I hope to instill an all encompassing healthy lifestyle while ensuring they have fun in the process.

We are only as successful as our weakest link.  If we cannot use our body efficiently and accurately then all is lost.  My goal is to ensure each individual I work with leaves with a better understanding of their body and how to use it along with obtaining proper muscular engagement. If you can only remember one thing from working with me, hopefully it’s to always turn on and use those glutes!

As a native Canadian, it’s no doubt that I love winter sports.  Spending lots of the winter weekends in Whistler snowboarding, and visiting friends and family in my native Vancouver.  In the summer, you may find me out on one of the many Seattle Lakes SUPing, or hitting the links trying to improve my swing.  Traveling around the world is a passion of both my husband and me - work hard, play hard!  

Posted on July 2, 2017 .

SUMMER SHRED: LADIES ONLY

Model: Jordan Raye, Founder Alpha Maiden

Model: Jordan Raye, Founder Alpha Maiden

It has been scientifically proven that building lean muscle speeds up fat loss, resulting in a leaner, fitter you.  

Make it even more awesome by surrounding yourself with other positive, motivating ladies and you have SUMMER SHRED!

 

This is your chance to take part of our very successful Summer Shred program. Our program is designed to change how you want to feel, but this is not a "magic pill". Expect to work hard. We don't care where you're starting from, only that you try your hardest and finish the 6 weeks!

This program incorporates strength work in the form of hypertrophy work with barbells, dumbbells and/or kettlebells.  Plan on working hard and reshaping your body. Find your strength and feel like a better, stronger version of yourself.

Space is limited to 12 dedicated ladies per group, these coveted spots fill up quickly so sign up today! Our focus is on becoming strong (inside and out), conditioned, & be more energetic. Our training will include body weight, proper movement patterns, battling ropes, suspension training, and other fun progressions to help you optimize strength, fitness, and energy.

YOUR SUMMER SHRED PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • 12 Sessions with your exclusive group (2x/week on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10am) at FUELhouse
  • Unlimited access to FUELhouse classes in addition to your private SHRED sessions
  • Nutritional guidance (information/recipe options/help with meal planning and prep)
  • A Private Facebook Group for SHRED MEMBERS ONLY to build a community, post videos and photos, and get feedback on all your questions
  • Results: Lose Body Fat, Gain Lean Mass, Get in shape
  • Valuable info on motivation, rest and setting goals
  • If you are a mom and have a little one(s) who are also interested in participating in their own movement class during your SHRED hour on T/TH please let us know by emailing molly@fuelhousegym.com.  We are ready to launch our kids program if there is enough interest.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

  • GROUP INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON THURSDAY, JULY 13TH @ 10am.
    This is a free meeting for all interested parties.  Free childcare will be provided during this time! This meeting has limited space so please share with your friends and RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!
  • PROGRAM BEGINS: TUESDAY, JULY 18TH
  • PROGRAM ENDS: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24TH
  • FINALE CELEBRATION: Wednesday August 30 at 7:30pm

INVESTMENT:

A typical personal training session costs $100/hour. In a dedicated small group you are getting the same attention for $27/hour.

The 6-week guided Summer Shred Program is $327 for 12 sessions ($27/session) and payment is due for the full 6-weeks upon enrollment. But remember, you have access to 9 additional classes in the time that you are with us and so much more!  There are no refunds for missed classes OR for this program. YOU MUST COMMIT TO 2 SESSIONS/WEEK!

We are accepting a limited number of ladies who are 100% ready to commit to this program. This is not for beginners to fitness. If you are a true beginner to exercising, please inquire about our Elements program.

We need serious, excited and eager women who are looking to transform their current lifestyle. As your coach I put my whole heart into our program and I ask one thing from you, that you are committed to the program and are willing to be coachable!

Our training is a practice that is not perfected in just a few sessions, you need to be willing to be humbled and be patient with the process. Leave your ego at the door! You must commit to the full program, exactly as written and executed. Anything less and you are selling yourself short. You are in complete control of your results and your success. I cannot emphasize enough this simple fact- the next 6-weeks will change your life. You get out what you put in.

QUESTIONS? Email Coach Tiffany at tiffany.grubaugh@gmail.com or call 616-250-0868

A TRANSFORMATION STORY. BE INSPIRED!

So here is my story for you:

I found FUELhouse at a time when I was needing a lifeline, but had mostly decided that my metabolism had checked out and changed such that I was never really going to be any different than what I was. I’ve always been active and though my weight had fluctuated a bit through my life, it hadn’t been something I’d thought about a lot until the last few years. What I’d experienced was a gradual creep up of my weight. Nothing too alarming all at once, but slowly I was gaining about 5 lbs. a year and was at about 20 pounds from where I thought I wanted to be. My clothes were getting tight (or just too small) and I really didn’t want to buy new clothes in a bigger size. I was really frustrated because I had been doing ClassPass/barre classes and was already working out 4-5 days a week and was eating pretty healthy, so I didn’t think that any program was really going to change that. I’d tried cleanses, “challenges”, checked my thyroid…none of those things really helped at all.

I decided to sign up for the 60-day Transformation in September of 2015 at FUELhouse mostly just because I thought it was a good deal on membership and wanted a little nutrition coaching. Before day 1, Molly arranged for the guy with the “body fat dunk tank” to come for the most accurate testing of your body fat percentage. I showed up, got myself dunked and waited to hear my body fat percentage. I knew I needed some work, but the dude that ran our dunk testing proceeded to tell me that, based on my fat percentage, I was “obese.”  I promptly walked into the gym, took one look at Molly (who I didn’t really know all that well at the time) and started crying.

After putting me back together as well as she could, Molly did the “before” pictures when I was still wet from the dunk tank and my tears. I look at those pictures today and it physically hurts me because I remember exactly how shitty and defeated I felt at that moment. And while I gave Molly and Megs a smile and told them I was all in for the 8 week Transformation program, I was also pretty honest that I didn’t really think it was going to work.

But I started. I took notes on everything Megs said at that first nutrition seminar and I met with her a few times privately. I had absolutely no sense of how much protein I needed or how much I was actually getting. When I heard 2/3 my body weight in grams of protein a day, I even put !! next to that in my notes, thinking there was no way I could do that considering how I dislike eating meat (no mammals…never had to change that!). I also remember telling Megs that I didn’t think it would work for me because we eat out a lot and I did not want to be the person making weird substitutions and being high maintenance.

I wanted to change my body, but I wasn’t willing to drastically alter my lifestyle…thankfully, I found out that with incredibly sensible plan I was presented, I didn’t have to. Don’t get me wrong, I really seriously committed to that 60-day plan. I grocery shopped, I packed lunch, I food prepped and I followed all the suggestions. BUT I also still had a few cocktails, I still went out to dinners and I still lived my life – I even went on a trip to Hawaii during my 60-days. I came to the gym 4-5 days a week. I took pictures of the workouts on the boards and, when I wasn’t in town, I did my best to recreate the workouts on my own.

I started to feel more confident and competent in the gym, instead of just staring at the weights like I used to and then giving up for a lame stint on an elliptical machine like I would have before. I began to realize that I could just leave off whatever useless starchy thing was on the menu with my protein at restaurants and just double the veggies – and that that didn’t seem obnoxious or high maintenance. Instead of giving up eating out, I tried to make some different choices about where I ate out – leaning towards places where I knew it would be easier to get protein and veggies (i.e. Thai food) and trying not to suggest places where I’d be tempted and too limited (i.e Italian).

I was pleasantly surprised though that, with a little creativity, there weren’t many places that I couldn’t make it work and feel pretty good about it. Also, I found that I was really wanting a treat every night, but instead of cookies, Megs encouraged me to buy some really good dark chocolate and eat a few squares and really enjoy it. So I totally worked that in and still enjoy my 2-3 squares almost every night (and spend a fortune on really good chocolate…worth it!).

When our 8-week Transformation was up, I knew I’d had physical changes because of how my clothes were fitting, but I had no idea how many inches I had lost. On top of that, I felt stronger than I ever had and was finally feeling like my body was working for me! Maybe the best part of the whole thing was when I realized that I didn’t know if the 8-weeks was over or if we had one more, because I was not counting the days until it was over and I could “stop”. That was when it really hit me that I’d finally made that whole sustainable lifestyle change that I thought was impossible/sort of bullshit until it happened to me. That was in November of 2015. At that point, I had lost 12 pounds and 6.5 inches in the 8-week challenge! I was terrified that the end of the transformation, especially with the upcoming holiday season, that I would slowly revert back…but it didn’t!

Since that 8-week Transformation, I’ve continued to aim for 4-5 days a week at FUELhouse. I still take pictures of the boards and do the workouts on my own when I’m gone. I stopped food logging (but started again for Ignite!), but have continued to be really mindful of how much protein I eat and have limited my carbs (mostly) to those of the complex, whole food variety. But do I eat out? Heck yeah. Do I have cocktails? Definitely! Do I eat a delicious dessert now and again? For sure! I still do all things that I thought I would have to basically abandon in order to attain the goals I had when I first started, but I approach it differently without thinking about it anymore.

I signed up for Ignite because I want to maintain the transformation and increase my strength. There is still part of me that is afraid that what happened was too good to be true, so I wanted another reminder of all the great stuff that got me to going. Last week I asked Molly to do my measurements and take my pictures, because she did the very first set on that sad day after the dunk tank. I hadn’t done measurements in over a year, so I was curious. Then we dug out the “before” picture from that day and put it next to the pictures from last week…even though it’s my body, I totally surprised myself.

Since my dunk tank moment, I’ve lost just over 30 lbs., 18 inches (!!) and I can now do a pull up! I did have to buy all those new clothes that I didn’t want to buy before, but it felt a lot better doing it because I needed smaller clothing than the way I was headed at the beginning. I turned 40 last December and because of everything that I’ve learned and done at FUELhouse, I feel stronger and healthier than I ever have. So grateful for this amazing place!

-Brit Mercer

Welcome Coach Tiff

Any business is only as good as its people and choosing and working well with good people is truly the only leadership decision that really matters.  Here at the HOUSE, our mission is to prioritize goodness in ourselves, our team, and in our community.  My goal is to create a lasting culture with tremendous value.

Integrity, compassion, good values, generosity, gratitude, profound kindness, sincerity, intelligence, excellence, professionalism are just a few of the words that come to mind when someone asks me to describe our team of Coaches.  I look up to the people I work with. I learn from them daily.  

I truly feel blessed to be working with such amazing humans and I'm very excited to announce our latest addition to our family of coaches, Tiffany Kelley.  

Tiff will be starting out with us on Monday and Wednesday mornings!

A FEW WORDS FROM COACH TIFF:

My absolute favorite thing about being a coach is giving people the gift of empowerment and confidence. 

I am a true believer that physical strength transfers into mental and emotional strength and gives us the ability to tackle anything that life throws at us.  I want everyone; no matter their background, circumstances, or current fitness level, to feel comfortable and welcome stepping into the gym.  

I went to Northern Michigan University where I got my Bachelor's in Exercise Science, played basketball, and threw shot put, discus, and javelin.  After college I played one year of professional basketball in Germany and since then my love for fitness and performance has led me to work at a various schools and gyms.  I have gained knowledge and experience as a Sports Performance Coach, Basketball Coach, Track Coach, Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Rehab Assistant, Personal Trainer, and Gym Owner. I have also received a Master's in Exercise Science and take great pride in being a life-long student. 

Throughout my life, I have had so many amazing coaches and mentors that have positively impacted me and taught me powerful lessons.  They have left such a strong impact that it has given me a desire to be a coach and mentor myself and give back.  My mission is to inspire, empower, and change people's lives!

I currently live in Belltown with my wife Julie, dog Charlie, and cat Cooper. I love cooking (especially breakfast), traveling, hiking, doing pull ups, and juggling kettlebells. 

Certifications:

  • NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist 
  • NASE - Certified Speed Specialist
Posted on June 13, 2017 .

BEGINNERS WELCOME

ELEMENTS SERIES

WHO WILL LOVE THIS?

  • Anyone brand new to fitness in general OR brand new to strength & conditioning style training
  • Anyone ready to re-ignite their fitness journey after a long hiatus/injury
  • Anyone who wants to set a solid, strong, smart, and safe foundation of strength to graduate into our regular fitness classes
  • Anyone who wants to build confidence around strength training and new movement patterns
  • Anyone looking to prioritize their fitness for longevity
  • Anyone who prefers a small-group approach

HOW IT WORKS:

ELEMENTS meets in a small group setting, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9am. By the end of the 8 class series, you'll be confidently using kettlebells (and other equipment) to pursue strength, cardiovascular health, and mobility - whether you're planning to join us in our regular group classes, a small group, 1:1 training, or continuing on your own. Although this class will follow a progressive curriculum, we encourage you to begin with us when you're ready, and pick up at the beginning of the next cycle to fill in any gaps. You’re also welcome to continue to attend these classes to brush up on basics once you begin a regular membership.

INVESTMENT: ($217) Includes access to FUELhouse classes outside of ELEMENTS as your coach clears you!

WHEN: The next ELEMENTS series begins on Tuesday, MAY 16th at 8am!

HOW TO SIGN UP:

  1. CLICK HERE to create a profile in our system, purchase your Elements series, and sign up for your first Elements class!
  2. CLICK HERE to fill out a quick questionnaire so we can get to know you!
Posted on May 11, 2017 .