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 .

60-DAY IGNITE REGISTRATION IS OPEN

THE PLAN

MEMBERS ONLY: APRIL 17TH TO JUNE 17TH

Leaner. Stronger. Faster. This is the common theme that we learned from you in your strategy sessions. These are the goals that you laid out for us to help you. And now, it’s time to call up your two best friends, MINDSET and CONSISTENCY.

Hard work and determination is what will get you to your desired outcome and keep you there for years to come… but you can’t do it alone.

You need to get your friends and family to HELP YOU STAY ON TRACK.

The easiest way to do this is to ask them for their support BEFORE YOU NEED IT. We encourage you to share with your network your 60-day plan so they know your “why” and how to support you best. Get your head in the game before you start. List the various circumstances you might face during this time and come up with a plan for how to negotiate them. Include food options, how you might answer potential questions, and how you can get yourself out of the situation if you feel like you’re losing control.

Mental preparation, careful planning and a willingness to be flexible are key to surviving this or any Challenge.

We, as your coaches, are excited about this big commitment that you’ve made. We all know that a 60-day plan is exciting and scary all in one. The exciting part is the vision of the final picture, the end, the finish, the desired outcome, the desired feeling.  What is our desired feeling? TO FEEL GOOD!!!  

The scary part comes from fear.  Fear of starting strong the first week and then going back to old habits on day 7.  Fear of failing is normal which is why we need to lean on eachother.  If you’re scared to fail you are normal and this is where mindset is crucial.  This is your chance to act like a new you.  This is your chance to start your day with the right thoughts that will drive your physical and mental transformation to your desired outcome.

We are going to follow a structured training program.  You will be supported by your peers and our community but we encourage you to look outside the HOUSE for additional support (parents, friends, spouse, partner).  We are focused on eating lots of high-quality food so that we can fuel our body properly. We will encourage you to rest and recover so that you can sustain an active, high-performance lifestyle….the lifestyle that you have committed to.

Our Spring programming is designed to make you lean, athletic, and as strong as possible. It includes an awesome training program, comprehensive nutrition plan, and amazing coaching.

This is going to be a very challenging journey. We need to lean on our community if we want to be successful.  So, we encourage you to find an accountability buddy, within our community, who shares similar goals and a vision.  Find that buddy, begin to write your plan, schedule out your workouts, weekly meeting (Tues 6:30 pm), weigh-ins, tracking and clear your calendar as much as possible for the next 60-days.

Some days will be easier than others. You won’t always feel like going to the gym for a workout but try to remember how much better you’ll feel leaving then when you first walked in.  Also know that you don’t have to go 100% every single time.  Sleep, stress, “life” will come at you from all angles, so, if you show up to class with zombie-like low energy, talk to your Coach and they will tell you how to best approach the workout of that day.  Remember some days just moving is good.

If you are at a restaurant and everyone is eating junk food, you will be challenged to make tough decisions.  We can help you plan ahead and how to make the best choices for that event.

We are here to help make this process easier for you, not harder.

We are here to help remind you of your commitment. Please encourage yourself, your peers, and believe in you.

You are a normal person.  You’ll have a cheat meal here and there, but remember we want, SCRATCH THAT, YOU WANT to feel good, feel amazing by June.

We know YOU can make it happen and YOU can achieve this transformation.  It’s about beahvior habits.  Let’s work weekly to accomplish little goals. Soon they will become routine.  By day 7 you will say “I’ve got this”.  By day 21 you’ll be unstoppable.  After that, we ask our buddies Mindset and Consistency to stay permanently.

YOU HAVE TWO LEVELS TO CHOOSE FROM

IGNITED: ($157)

  • Weekly Team Ignite Meeting every Tues @ 6:30pm with weekly theme
  • Access to Special Guest Presenters to help you accelerate your results
  • Private Facebook Forum with daily and weekly coaching to keep you on track
  • Weekly Challenges and Prizes
  • Committed method of daily food logging
  • Committed method of weekly progress photos or measurements
  • Fitness Benchmark Baseline Testing on April 17th and June 12th
  • Plan to attend end of Challenge Celebration on June 17th @9am for Group WOD and Party!

FIRE STARTER: ($57)

This is the basic level to buy into to.  This is for someone who does not need a ton of accountability from a group and works well on their own.  You will not have access to the Private 60-DAY IGNITE, Team Ignite Meetings or be eligible for weekly prizes.  We still will be your support network and cheer you on in class in our regular Member's Forum for the gym.

  • Private Facebook Forum with daily and weekly coaching to keep you on track
  • Pick your own tracking methods for food and weekly progress report
  • Plan to take part in our Fitness Benchmark Baseline Testing on Monday April 17th and June 12th.  
  • Plan to attend our end of Challenge celebration on Saturday, June 17th at 9am

IF YOU ARE READY TO JOIN PLEASE EMAIL YOUR REQUEST TO Molly or Meg at molly@fuelhousegym.com or info@fuelhousegym.com

**PLEASE COMMIT AND REGISTER BY SUNDAY, APRIL 16TH AT THE LATEST!

Posted on April 13, 2017 .

WE TAKE THIS BRIEF INTERMISSION TO CULTIVATE OUR COMMUNITY

We are so blessed to have such a fantastic community of members old and new! The first few months of 2017 have been a whirlwind at FUELhouse. We've taken on quite a few new members, all of whom we're excited to work with on their health and fitness journey going forward. 

Because of this recent influx, we're taking a (VERY BRIEF) hiatus in accepting new memberships at FUELhouse so we can take a few weeks to make sure our staff schedule is good to go, new members feel welcomed, and our OGs keep kicking ass. 

If you have a consult scheduled this week, you are totally fine and we are excited to see you and get you started! Otherwise, if you want to be notified when we re-open memberships, please email us at info@fuelhousegym.com so we've got you on our list. 

To our members who have played such a role in spreading the word about our HOUSE and who have welcomed our new people with open arms - THANK YOU. We love you all so much. And we are stoked to keep growing with you this year and onward.

In Strength,

FUELhouse 

Posted on March 13, 2017 .

Hiring Now: Be a part of an awesome fitness community!  

FUELhouse Gym - Seattle, WA

  • Job Description: Coach
  • Title: Trainer/Coach
  • Job Type: Part-time and Substitution openings
  • Location: 1320 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Application Deadline: Ongoing            

FUELhouse Gym is looking for a part-time team member to coach multiple group classes, conduct private and semi-private training sessions, and be available for class substitution.  Classes include general strength and conditioning, kettlebells, and sport specific classes.  All FH coaches help 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:

  1. Part-time Coach to lead 6-8 coaching hours/week for am and pm shifts with potential for more opportunities as we grow together.
  2. SUBS!!! A strong Sub list is so important.  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. Community – We are dedicated to creating a supportive and safe environment where people are challenged by friends, not strangers.
  2. Empowerment – We strive to ignite a sense of strength, determination and success that contributes to a higher quality of life for others and ourselves.
  3. Respect – We want to inspire those around us by having an unbiased respect for the rights, values, beliefs and property of everyone. Simply put, we earn respect by respecting all others.
  4. Transparency – We promise to be real, honest and always up-front.  What you see is what you get.
  5. Fun – We will never take ourselves too seriously. We train because we love to train, and we love the people who train with us. Yes, we will always make our time together effective, results-driven, and emotionally and physically rewarding—but we will also keep it fun!

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

 

Job Title: Coach

Description: The primary duties of this position includes coaching, personal training 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

Responsibilities:            

  • 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 along side 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 shifts and/or evening 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 independant 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.

Recognized/Preferred Qualifications & Requirements:    

  • Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructor Certification
  • Barbell Certification
  • 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

Training:

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 March 12, 2017 .

March Member Of The Month: Arjun Subramanian

Congratulations to Arjun Subramanian, our March Member Of The Month! Arjun started at FUELhouse in October 2016 and since February has been training around his latest goal: to compete in his first Tactical Strength Challenge this April with our Tribe. Arjun continues to progress in all areas of his fitness and we look forward to celebrating his hard work and achievements this quarter!  Yes, he is always smiling.  Thank you Arjun for bringing so much light and happiness to our Tribe.

A little more about this guy...

Where can you be found outside of the gym? What do you do for a living?

Outside of the gym I'm quite the introvert. I spend a lot of my time reading and learning about something that is important to my life. I try to keep my priorities at any time to less than 4 things because I tend to enjoy my experience through life more that way. Over time I've found the 4 areas of investment to be quite stable - I try to grow in my job, build strong relationships, take care of my body and improve the quality of my mind. I typically read non-fiction and spend a lot of time picking books that teach me something about an area of life that I want to get more out of. My goal is to read 50 books this year which is really really hard if you are trying to hold a job, take care of yourself and deepen your relationships (I did about 24 last year and that was HARD!). For the last few months, I've spent most of my reading time on neuroscience and the process of learning in the brain. I'm learning how the the brain builds knowledge, how memory works (and how deeply flawed it is) and how to create an effective structure of practice around almost anything you can think of. Over the last year I've invested more time in mindfulness meditation and I'm trying to build a daily practice around that. I find that it has helped me be more effective at almost everything I do by improving my attention to what is happening.

For my living - I'm a senior technical program manager for Amazon leading large software projects. I've worked there now for over 9 years.

 

How'd you find out about FUELhouse?

I found out about FUELhouse by looking through the MindBody App. I was looking to add a lot more technique and structure to my training. I also wanted to get really strong and was struggling to find a place where instruction was focused with a long term orientation on technique and strength as opposed to a quick win or excessive focus on training for appearance. I got really really curious about the ethos behind StrongFirst and the emphasis on technique. Now I'm really excited to learn and work towards my certification.

 

What makes you commit to training even on days you don't feel like it

I'm committed first to myself above everything else. I remind myself that that I am training for my well being and long term health. I also emphasize the importance of consistent practice over intensity. I think it was Bruce Lee that said that long term consistency trumps short term intensity. I remind myself that how I feel in the moment is a short term fleeting sensation and that I am committed to my practices over the period of my life. If I get my mind right, I'll be strength training at the gym at 80. The feeling in the moment always passes. The results of our good habits over time remain forever.

 

What's your favorite movement/workout?

I personally love the sumo squat. It really helps me get strong and pushes my joints to open up. But to be perfectly honest, my mind right now is on getting better at the Kettlebell swing. I'm determined to master the movement and I'm very much in the beginning stages of understanding what it feels like in my body to swing. 

 

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?

Getting StrongFirst certified feels like a far away dream right now but I really want to work up to it. I would say that getting certified is my goal. It's really about being able to master the movements for me and program the right technique deep into my muscles. In my personal life - I want to deepen my mind's capacity to be attentive. I've built into my life a series of interlocking habits and practices that I hope over the years show the right results. I'll prune and tune them along the way but if I can direct my mind at things more deeply and hold attention better I think I would be pretty proud of myself.

 

Tell us a little known fact about yourself.

I'm kinda a food geek in the kitchen and am trying to learn some mad skills in there. I've really started to enjoy cooking and one of my secret, guilty pleasures is cooking reality shows on YouTube. Gordon Ramsey is the bomb!

 

 What's the most delicious meal you've eaten recently?

This is easily the seared tuna I ate for dinner this week. It was epic.

 

What's your favorite thing about being a FUELhouse athlete?

I really like the attention to technique at the house with respect for personal boundaries. It's really great that the work out isn't just going crazy and lifting a bunch of stuff with sweat pouring all the time. I enjoy going into my experience with the weights and really feeling the lift.

 

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)!

My first pet is also my current pet ! He is the most awesome fur ball ever - Duncan! he is a 10 year old aussie husky mix and you may have seen him around. I adopted him when he was six months old. I can't really remember the name of the street but if I get stage name I'd rather it be a Marvel superhero (My favorites are Iron Man and Luke Cage).

Posted on February 28, 2017 .

PULL-UP CLINIC: Wednesday, Feb. 22nd 6-8pm

Whether you're just starting your pull-up journey or want to tighten up technique, this workshop will cover proven progressions to pull-up badassery. This is especially beneficial for those who are registered to participate in our Tactical Strength Challenge on April 8th!

For many, sticking their first pull-up seems an insurmountable task. The problem is rarely the athlete, and almost always the process.In this clinic you can expect to get a grasp of this process. Regardless of sex or age, a pull-up is well within the realm of possibility, and a cornerstone of strength-building.

WE'LL COVER:
- Which grip works best for your particular body, and why
- How to "bullitproof" your shoulders
- Proven progressions for pull-up success, a 4-step non-process
- Shoulder anatomy for athletes

YOUR INVESTMENT:
MEMBERS: $20 (Please inquire at info@fuelhousegym.com for your discount code)
NON-MEMBERS: $40

ABOUT TESS
My mantra — Move intelligently, practically & playfully. For life.

INTELLIGENTLY — Movement is both art and science. You MUST move in ways that work for your unique body, paying close attention to your patterns, respecting progressions and building strength.

PRACTICALLY — Are you a corporate rockstar? Are you your kids' monkey bar hero? Are you a badass triathlete? How can your training help you do that better for longer?

PLAYFULLY — As adults, we've forgotten how to play. The best comment I've ever heard in class was from a women who beamed "I've never done a cartwheel like that before!" It's about re-discovering the joy and curiosity that we left on the playground.

Posted on February 12, 2017 .