FUELhouse is Hiring!

 FUELhouse is Hiring!

FUELhouse is Hiring!

Do you know of a great coach who might be interested in working with an incredible community in Seattle, WA?

FUELhouse is looking to hire a part-time, professional fitness coach to help us fill our coaching team. In particular we are looking to fill Monday/Wednesday evening shifts along with a shared rotation of Sat/Sunday classes.  In the perfect world YOU love coaching Barbells, #allthingsbarbell to all levels.  You walk the talk and talk the walk.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, energetic and passionate about helping others. They are committed to their own personal fitness and health and train on the regular.  They should also be committed to continuing education, and prepared to demonstrate their commitment to learning and honing their craft. Candidates should have at least one year of coaching or relevant experience.

We will process applications on a rolling basis, with the goal of having responses back to all applicants by August 10, 2018. Phone/In-Person interviews will be conducted between July 14-July 20 as applications are received.  Final candidates will be invited/brought out to Seattle for second round in-person interviews/group class demonstration interviews August 1-9.

If you are interested in joining an amazing team of Coaches and community of members, please click below for more information to follow our application instructions!

I am interested in joining the FUELhouse family!

Yours in Great Health,

Molly and the FUELhouse team

Posted on July 13, 2018 .

STRONG CAMP: Registration is open!

Want to get A LOT stronger? This is our definitive solution to building muscle, losing fat, and gaining strength!

This cycle is open to all FH members as well as Non-Members of FH. Feel free to contact Coach Sokol with questions: sokolstrong@gmail.com


To build muscle, lose fat and gain strength. This is an opportunity to spend 12 weeks (Three, 4-week phases, honing your technique and increasing your capacity at the most fundamental strength movements: Back Squat, Overhead Press, Bench Press, Deadlift and Barbell Row. This small group format of 60 minute sessions offers one-on-one guidance, great camaraderie, and a simple roster of movements allowing you time to correct errors and challenge your limits. Whether you are brand-new to lifting, someone with experience who has struggled to surpass a plateau, or just looking to try something different, by taking the time to focus exclusively on the lifts that support almost every other activity you do inside (and outside) the gym, you will gain confidence and enhance your performance. This program falls at the perfect time if you plan to participate in this October’s StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge too!


Our program revolves around the Barbell. During our time together, we will focus on increasing the weight we lift over a 12-week period. We will start light, lift with proper form, and add 2.5kg/5lb each workout. This progressive increase in weight triggers your body to get stronger and build muscle. It’s the simplest and most effective way to get results.


Each workout will begin with a mobility complex that compliments our plan for that day, followed by a short metabolic warmup and then we will perform three barbell exercises/day. The five exercises you’ll perform over 12-weeks are the Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift, Overhead Press and Barbell Row. Together they work your whole body.


We are looking for 8-10 Humans who are ready to get strong, lose fat and build muscle. Registration for each cycle is capped to provide lots of movement feedback and individualized programming from your coach and to foster great camaraderie with your fellow lifters. Prior fitness experience IS required, and a desire to get stronger! Whether you are newer to lifting, someone with experience who has struggled to surpass a plateau, or just looking to try something different, this class is right for you! Additional questions may be directed to Coach Sokol at: sokolstrong@gmail.com


Our 12-week program (three, 4-week series) begins Tuesday, July 31st


12-Weeks meeting on T/TH at 5:30pm. You will be expected to lift on a third day, either in our Saturday 11am Barbell class or during Open Gym Hours at FUELhouse.


The cost for this program includes your T/Th StrongCamp, access to Saturday’s 11am Barbell Class, Boxing Classes, Sunday Conditioning, and Open Gym access. Your card will be charged immediately for $300. The second installment of $300 will be charged to the card on file automatically in 4 weeks and the third installment of $300 at the final 4 weeks. Please note that anyone with a recurring group class membership can have their group membership placed on hold for the duration of the cycle or change to 2x/week membership (2x/week gives you access to ALL classes). If you'd like to keep it active, change to 2x/week or cancel it entirely than please email us info@fuelhousegym.com. Registration for each cycle is capped to provide lots of movement feedback and individualized programming from your coach and to foster great camaraderie with your fellow lifters.


You must be injury free at the very least and/or currently cleared for heavy lifting. Not sure if this series is right for you? Email Coach Sokol at: sokolstrong@gmail.com

Posted on July 11, 2018 .

Hiring Now: Coach  


Job Description: Trainer/Coach & FH Ambassador, FUELhouse, Seattle, WA

Job Title: Part-Time Coach & FH Ambassador

Job Type: Part-time and Substitution openings

Start Date: Immediately

Application Deadline: Ongoing

FUELhouse Gym is looking for a part-time team member to coach multiple classes each week, develop member relations, and assist in management of gym operations. The team member’s duties and responsibilities will grow and evolve with the needs of the business - making him/her integral to the success of the community.                        

At FH our mission is to train, educate, and motivate our members to improve their health, fitness, and quality of life. Our community is built on the values of trust, integrity, passion, intelligence, excellence, dependability, and commitment. We are dedicated to building a community of fitness through exercise, proper nutrition, and functional movement.                        

This job description has been created in order to help applicants understand the nature of the position and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Right now we are looking for:

  • Part-time Coach to lead 6-8 coaching hours/week (preferably with CF L1/Barbell Coaching Certificate)
  • Subs: Build a strong Sub list.  Strong Subs are highly respected at the HOUSE. You are like first responders in last minute situations.

If you are interested in joining an amazing family of staff and community of members, KEEP READING!

FUELhouse Gym has grown since launching in 2015.  FUELhouse only attains these achievements and grows because of an amazing coaching team and membership. Unlike most contractor “jobs,” we work to help you make this a life-long­ career.  We promote our contractors as we help them develop their niche in this industry. We bring you onto our team, we support you, we want you to be successful in our fitness collective. You become a part of our family- you have to or else it just won’t work.

The Core Values of our community are:

  1. Inclusiveness // Everyone is welcome.
  2. Responsibility // We take responsibility for our impact...to provide a supportive and safe environment where people are challenged by friends, not strangers.
  3. Humility // We acknowledge that we don’t know what we don’t know.
  4. Dependability // We promise to be real, honest and always up-front.  What you see is what you get.
  5. Fun // We create joyful experiences.
  6. Kindness // We choose to see the best in others.
  7. Candor // We talk about what is going well and what is not going well.
  8. Excellence // We give our best and expect the same from others.
  9. Service // We treat others how they want to be treated.
  10. Growth // We get 1% better every day. We strive to ignite a sense of strength, determination and success that contributes to a higher quality of life for others and ourselves.

We are committed to our vision of creating the Best Fitness Community in the World!

Description: The primary duties of this position includes coaching, programming, participating in gym events, management of the membership roster, and staff leadership.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation will come in many forms. A competitive hourly class salary will be implemented with previous experience and knowledge taken into consideration. Applicant will have added increased potential for additional revenue from personal training split, specialty areas, and profit sharing opportunities, depending on the entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic of the applicant. All part-time/full-time positions receive:

  • Free Gym Membership for significant other
  • 20% off Retail and Supplements
  • Stipends, often 100% off for professional certifications hosted at FH and with partners
  • Large potential for growth within the company with the opportunity to personal train individuals, small groups, and lead workshops and much more


  • Pushes FUELhouse ever forward toward its mission/core values, goals, and performance benchmarks            
  • Undyingly pursues excellence with the health and happiness of the members in mind
  • Meets with managers to plan and discuss updates on community, growth, and personal/professional development                
  • Attends paid scheduled monthly staff meeting to discuss week’s events, any significant changes, feedback, class structure, and membership changes
  • Fulfill coaching expectations and opening/closing gym responsibilities
  • Answers walk-in questions and inform prospective members
  • Respond to all phone and email inquiries in the set response time        
  • Encourage participation in community events
  • Assist in organization and execution of community events
  • Communicate class feedback and findings to owners for further business improvement
  • Stimulate social media interaction that aligns with our team values and vision

YOU in a nutshell:

  • You are GREAT with people.  As any seasoned coach or trainer knows, a huge part of this business requires the social fluency to deal with a vast spectrum of people on a daily basis.
  • You know how to CHECK yourself. You have the maturity to be professional and work well with a variety of personalities. You realize that we are in the service industry, and the success and reputation of YOU and OUR gym depends on having a staff that honestly cares about the people they're working with.  In other words, individuals who are condescending, impatient, and create drama in our gym will be avoided at all costs (this includes members).
  • You’re a team player.  You’re open to helping and learning alongside your peers.  You don’t place your own interests and biases above the greater common goal of helping run a great fitness HOUSE. As a team player you realize that by serving our community of members that you are enabling the business owner, Molly, more time to spend working on tasks that help grow and develop YOU and our business such as marketing, sales and systemizing standard operating procedures.  You’re basically awesome and want to be here.

Position Details:

We are looking to fill 6-8 weekly class coaching hours (these hours will most likely increase overtime) that target:

  • Bodyweight: Full-body strength training, jumping and agility drills, and balance movements
  • Kettlebell Strength & Conditioning
  • Barbell Strength & Conditioning
  • In a perfect world your background is in two of the target focuses mentioned above.
  • You are available to coach early morning or evening shifts and be available for subbing other classes
  • Personal and semi-private training is allowed and strongly encouraged. As a contractor we provide two options on how you are compensated.  We promote you, your services on our website and via all social channels. We want you to be successful.
  • We understand, as an independent contractor, that you may be working elsewhere to make a living.  We get that and we support that. Of course, overtime, if the love is mutual you’ll be with us on a more full-time basis.

Preferred Qualifications & Requirements:    

  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructor Certification (StrongFirst, RKC)
  • Barbell Certification (StrongFirst, USA Powerlifting, etc)
  • NSCA, NASM, or certifications and trainings that benefit this position
  • CrossFit L-1                      
  • Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications (or able to obtain within two months of hire)    
  • Knowledge of strength and conditioning, weightlifting, bodyweight movements, mobility, and nutrition
  • Effective presentation and listening skills
  • Ability to communicate and adapt to member's needs
  • Superior ability to establish relationships and confidence with members
  • Able to lift 45 pounds over head                                

Preferred Experience, Education, and Certifications:                         

  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s preferred but not required
  • 1+ year(s) of coaching experience
  • One year of personal training and program design experience
  • Displays mastery in human movement, points of performance, and execution
  • Deeply understands the concepts of Fitness, and Nutrition
  • Additional Fitness/Nutrition Certifications a plus
  • Sales/Customer Service experience is a Plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including making and utilizing spreadsheets and reports, is desired along with a high level of writing and communication skills.


A 30-day paid “Evaluation” period will take place prior to being offered a position. This is implemented for two reasons; To give FUELhouse a feel for how the new coach will perform in a variety of daily duties and tasks. More importantly, this period provides the new coach a chance to experience how the FH community is structured. This will be accomplished through both assisting and leading classes, gaining familiarity with the member management software, developing customer service skills, learning sales techniques, and more.    

Application Instructions: Email cover letter and resume to molly@fuelhousegym.com

Cover letter should address the following:

  • Why you are seeking a coaching position at FUELhouse
  • Your coaching experience
  • Why would students want you as a Coach
  • Your philosophy on fitness and athlete development
  • Your background including, but not limited to: personal, education, profession, sports, and fitness
  • Do you like dogs?
  • What are your top 3 favorite workout songs right now?
  • If you like to read what are your top 3 books your have or are currently reading?
  • Anything else we should know?



Posted on July 5, 2018 .

Hiring Now: First Mate aka Assistant Manager


Seeking a First Mate (Assistant Manager), FUELhouse- Seattle, Wa

  • Join Team FH! This is an excellent career opportunity!
  • This position reports to the Owners.
  • Starting at 20hrs/week. Earning potential is $18-$20/hr depending on experience level.  

Some Crucial points before you read further...

There is SOOOOO much that happens behind the scenes when it comes to running a gym or any small service industry business.  The role of the First Mate is one we take very seriously.  We're gonna get tight...I mean really close.  You MUST be an excellent communicator and be as humble as F*$K!

Us, You and Me, in a nutshell...

Our time together is sometimes powered by, no, who am I kidding?, always powered by Bounty Kitchen, rice crispy treats, videos of puppies, La Croix, the occasional "it's going to be ok, you're doing the right thing" hug-it out-sesh, manicures, did I mention puppies?,  and/or all of the above. This is an intimate relationship and one that requires the utmost respect, trust, and transparency.

You are responsible to the captain, Me, for the safety and security of 'HMS FUELhouse'.

I'm going to take my time finding the right fit.  This will start as a part-time (20hr/week) job with the opportunity to grow with us in other capacities... as a Coach, Nutritional Coach, etc.

So, if you are interested or know an amazing human to fill this role please read all details and instructions below...

About This Opportunity

Qualification Requirements

You will provide leadership and day-to-day management for a core team of 5+ Coaches. With a major focus on the FH Biz side of things, you will drive daily operations and create an environment that empowers our Independent Contractors and FH Members to do their best work.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

You will oversee the daily operations of the FH, with a key focus on the FH business processes and training our team according to current policies and procedures. Key responsibilities include overseeing the Front Desk, Membership, and other areas as needed. Additionally, you will be responsible for team schedules, personnel issues, payroll, membership software management and overall work environment. Assist in interviewing, hiring and training new hires based on our SOP's, addressing complaints, and resolving challenges with employees and members.

As the First Mate of FH, you will be responsible for the oversight, customer service, profitability, and daily operations of the business including but not limited to:

  • Drive sales, new member acquisition, lead generation, retention, and service penetration
  • Build a culture of fun, compassion, and supportiveness
  • Assist in planning and promoting fabulous special events
  • Create and maintain a high quality, high touch, and consistent member experience
  • Facilitate staff development and retention activities
  • Ensure member and employee safety
  • Complete daily paperwork, filing, and tracking
  • Hold sales, safety, and other operational meetings as requested by Owners
  • Oversee facility maintenance
  • Adherence to all policies and procedures, including, but not limited to all safety, legal and ethical requirements
  • Report on daily activities, sales, and profitability
  • Assist in building creative marketing, promotion, and social media campaigns

Skills Required-

  • Excellent customer service
  • Project management
  • Leadership (coaching, build relationships, holding staff accountable, motivating)
  • Impeccable communication and interpersonal skills
  • Win-win problem solving
  • Creativity and ridiculousness
  • Basic human resource skills (assist Owner in hiring, firing, payroll, counseling)

Value Alignment- You Must Believe That

  • People come before profit
  • You can get 1% better every day
  • Learning is a lifelong pursuit

Software Skills Preferred-

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google (G Suite)
  • Zen Planner
  • Mailchimp
  • Slack
  • Canva


Have experience managing a crazy team in a rapidly growing company? Then we want YOU! Please send cover letter, and resume with 3 references!

If you think you’ve got what it takes, we also welcome two-minute videos explaining your relevant skills and demonstrating your passion for fun and fitness. Email to molly@fuelhousegym.com



Posted on July 5, 2018 .

Memorial Day 'MURPH'

Every year we recognize Memorial Day by doing our version (aka the FUELified version of Memorial Day Murph).  We make it fun and scaled for all levels. 

Learn more about Lt Murphy here:

The ’MURPH’ is more than just a workout, it is a tradition that helps push us, humble us, and dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor those who gave everything they had back to our country. Thank you for your service yesterday, today and tomorrow. 🇺🇸

Here are the faces of FUELhouse post MURPH. Very cool to see so many participate! 🙌🇺🇸🤘

Posted on June 3, 2018 .

WOD for the SILENT

With our buddies at CrossFit Apogee, CrossFit Ignite, Red Dog Designs, Rivet Athletic Club, Crossfit Paper City and No Limits Fitness Tavares , we stood together on June 2nd to honor bullying victims that have lost their lives to suicide.  Founded in 2010, Stand for the Silent has fast become one of the leading and most effective anti-bullying organizations.

Their mission is simple: bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes. Stand For The Silent runs solely off generous donations from those who support the mission. Before we participated in today's Charity WOD we asked the group if they've ever been a victim to bullying. It was shocking to see the hands that went up in the air. This isn't a new issue. It is one that has affected so many of us in so many different ways. You could see it in the eyes of those who had been bullied, even if it happened 25 years ago, that this was still a fresh wound. We Stand for the Silent. Will you? Please help us spread this vital message.

A special thank you to our partners who FUEL our daily mission to move... Crowd Cow and Evergreens Salad and who showed up to support us on this important day!


#standforthesilent #bullying #fuelhouse #crossfitapogee #crossfitignite #rivetathleticclub #reddogglass #evergreenssalad #crowdcow

Posted on June 3, 2018 .


 FH Coaches reviewing our Summer Programming!

FH Coaches reviewing our Summer Programming!

Tribe! Last week we put the final touches on the NEW WORKOUT PROGRAMMING for Summer👊

I was the lucky one given the task to create these workouts and then present them in our team meeting, and I'm super excited to give you the dets! 

When making plans, it’s always best to start with the end goal in mind. The 3 main end goals that we have in mind for you when writing your workouts are:
1. For you to be able to move well and pain free in your every day life.
2. For you to have fun with your fitness so that it can be a consistent part of your week.
3. For you to be Strong and Sexy AF. 💪😉

Check out the break down of each day below:

Move Strong Monday will still focus on single leg, core, upper body push/pull, and cardio, but we are changing up the format a little. The different types of formats that you can expect to see are:
* Interval Stations: There are 2-3 exercises per station, and you’re working for a certain amount of time, and then resting for a certain amount of time. You’ll repeat each station 2-3 times. 
* Metabolic Stations: You have a certain amount of time to be at your station (usually 6 or 8 minutes), there are 3-4 exercises with prescribed reps that you continually repeat, and you only do that station one time.
* Chippers: There are 10-12 exercises with high reps, and you only do one full round.
* Partner Intervals: You have a partner. There are 8-10 exercises with a given work to rest ratio. You alternate exercises with your partner until you complete them all, and then start over at the top, and repeat them for 3 to 4 rounds.  

Tuesday Kettlebells will be Simple and Sinister, the Strong First challenge created by Pavel Tsatsouline. We have been doing this on Thursdays, and we’re going to switch it up to Tuesdays for the next couple of months. I’ve been loving Simple and Sinister! If you’re interested in checking out the Strong First standards for this workout, you can find them here: https://www.strongfirst.com/achieve/sinister/

Fuel Strong Wednesdays will focus on squats. 🍑 You’ll see barbell back squats and front squats, but as always, you’ll have the option to use kettlebells or dumbbells instead, if barbells aren’t your jam. Wednesdays will also include core work, upper body pushes and pulls, and some glute accessory work. We will continue to have the same format with a 5-10 minute warm up, a 25-30 minute strength portion, and a 10-15 minute conditioning portion. The strength portion will include a part A and a part B where we will superset 2-3 exercises in each. 
For the 10-15 minute conditioning we will have a few different formats:
* AMPRAP: As many rounds as possible in a certain amount of time.
* EMOM: Every minute on the minute you begin a set of a specific exercise with given reps.
* Ladder: There will be 4 exercises and a certain number of sets. The prescribed reps will either increase or decrease each round.
* Tabata Interval: There will be 3 or 4 exercises and a certain number of sets. You will for for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds.

Thursday Kettlebells will be a focus on double bell work. Squats, swings, cleans, presses. I’m sure you’ll see some snatches and carries as well. Molly and Jeff will be planning these workouts, so you know they won’t disappoint!

Fuel Strong Fridays will focus on chest presses and shoulder presses with some upper body accessory work, core exercises, and single leg or lower body accessory work. In the winter and fall months as we get ready for the Tactical Strength Challenge we do a lot of upper body pulling, so this is a good time to balance that out with some pressing. The format of these workouts will be the same as Wednesday: 5-10 minute warm up, 25-30 minute strength portion, and 10-15 minute conditioning.

I LOVE ❤️ talking about this stuff, so if you ever have any questions about the workouts please feel free to ask! -Coach Tiff

Posted on June 3, 2018 .

FUELer of the Month

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THOR! With a name like this who needs a last name? Well he does and his name is Thorton Tyson. Still a pretty cool name by our standards...which aren't very high (just kidding), but any who... this guy is a kettlebell-wielding god of awesomeness and you need to know him. We feel pretty damn lucky to have you in our Tribe, Thor!

  1. Where can you be found outside of the gym? What do you do for a living? I am the Executive Director and Head Coach of Rain City Water Polo - a year-round youth club in Seattle and Mercer Island. I also am in the early stages of starting a new venture as a freelance grant writer for nonprofit organizations.
  2. How'd you find out about FUELhouse? Internet/Yelp/Classpass - some combination of the three I think. I was looking for a place with really knowledgeable trainers (to accommodate all my broken parts), a fun atmosphere and daytime classes to accommodate my weird schedule.
  3. What makes you commit to training even on days you don't feel like it? To be perfectly honest - getting older! I used to be able to get away with coming and going as the mood struck me. Now I can't. I realize my health and lifestyle depend on it. No workout = backpain and no tennis. Plus I set a lousy example for my water polo kids if I am a slug!
  4. What's your favorite movement/workout? Easy - kettlebell snatches.
  5. What's one thing you'd like to accomplish at FUELhouse in the next year or have you already accomplished this goal and if so what is it? How about in your personal life? A strict pull-up in the next year. More personally, Fuelhouse already shrunk the size of my butt! (or is that too personal?!)
  6. Tell us a little known fact about yourself. My full name is not Thor - it is Thornton. When I was first dating my wife to be, she found out it was not my real name about a month in and was so disappointed she almost ended it right then.
  7. What's the most delicious meal you've eaten recently? Anything and everything at Mkt. in Wallingford.
  8. What's your favorite thing about being a FUELhouse athlete? Being able to trust the instructors. I have been to many, many gyms over the years and am immersed in the athletic world through my work. They are the best I have seen.
  9. We also need to know the name of your very first pet, and the name of the street you grew up on!  This will be your official stage name from here on out at the HOUSE (just kidding. not kidding)! First pet was an Australian Shepherd named Grendel.

#fuelhouse #gimmefuelgimmefire #fuelhousetribe #memberofthemonth #fitness#fitfam #fitspiration #health #dedication #workout #getstrong #getfit #motivation#seattle #wallingford #washingtonstate #pnw #pacificnorthwest #gym #strength#conditioning #kettlebells #community #barbells #fuelerofthemonth

Posted on June 3, 2018 .