Our favorite thing to build is relationships.
Whether we’re pushing you to squeeze out one more rep or are simply being your sounding board after a tough day, as your coach, we’d like to be someone you can rely on—both inside and outside the gym. Here’s a little bit about us. We’d love to hear your story too.
HEAD COACH / OWNER
As a coach, I have the unique opportunity to be in a person’s life in a different way than any other social norm. My day consists of leading warm ups, skills practice, and workouts, but ends up morphing into laughter and conversations that create a family through fitness. I believe that, in coaching, I have the privilege of guiding people through to the other side of something that they thought was otherwise impossible. By taking people to their edge, I show them that the only way they can grow is by getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. The speed bumps of achievement bleed over into other areas of their lives, giving them more energy, more productivity, more confidence, a new sense of self, healthier choices, and happier relationships.
The daily challenges of our workouts and the environment we create remind us that there is always something we can get better at or reach further for. Our mission is to help motivate our fitness family to strive for continual growth in all aspects of our lives, whether that is in mastering a pushup, being a better father/mother/daughter/son or coaching a swing. I am thankful, lucky and blessed to have FUELHOUSE as my family and for the opportunity to coach and sweat with you! If you don't know already you will quickly learn that my favorite things to talk about are my dog, my husband, my love for micro brews and procecco, kettlebells, nut butters, and everyday nonsense.
MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR / NUTRITION COACH / COACH
I'm an East Coast native who's quickly falling in love with Seattle. In Philadelphia, I helped to manage a wonderful strength and conditioning facility, and am so excited to put down roots as part of the FUELhouse community now that I'm settled on the West Coast.
Functional movement saved my sanity and my health in 2009 when I was introduced to CrossFit. Over the years my focus turned to Olympic weightlifting and Strongman training, but one thing has remained the same - my love of heavy lifting. The iron has helped me appreciate my body for what it can DO over what it looks like. The strength I've developed from lifting weights has carried over into so many aspects of my life, and my goal is to help everyone find that same joy and strength within themselves.
Want to hone your deadlift, squat, or press technique? Let's talk! Whether you're a member of FUELhouse and want to maximize your in-class experience by improving the big lifts, or if you're training on your own and want to build confidence in the weight room, I can help you learn the ins-and-outs of my first love, the barbell. Annd if you ever wanted to learn how to flip a tire or pull a truck, I would LOVE to be your new BFF.
As a nutrition coach, I aim to help everyone eat to feel and perform their best. I believe in sustainable, attainable habits that teach you to make better choices without having to pack Tupperware and a food scale wherever you go - ensuring you're able to develop good practices that will last a lifetime, not just 30 days. i provide one on one coaching anytime, and I run Recharge, an 8 week small group program to support you in your journey to optimal performance, health, and body composition by building better nutritional habits.
I also help make sure things are running smoothly behind the scenes at FUELhouse, meaning I'm here to answer any questions about your membership and/or experience as a part of the FUELhouse community.
Outside of the gym, you'll probably find me reading, drinking coffee, trying new restaurants, hiking, or salsa dancing with my husband. We live in Lower Queen Anne with our talking-cat-who-thinks-she's-a-dog.
I'm a strength and movement coach certified through StrongFirst Inc. I specialize in kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight training. I'm also a FMS (functional movement screen) certified coach. The FMS helps us identify imbalances or asymmetries in the body so we can correct them, helping to prevent potential injuries before they happen and building a more bulletproof you.
I've been certified through StrongFirst for 6 years, and was recently promoted to StrongFirst Team Leader. As one of only two Team Leaders in Washington State, I'm proud to be entrusted to train and certify new StrongFirst coaches throughout the year.
My goal as a coach is to make YOU more durable. To be durable, you must have strength, stability, mobility, and flexibility. Too often, we train hard in one or two of these modalities while ignoring the others. My goal is to ensure that my people stay balanced, healthy, and strong in all aspects.
I believe that kettlebells are an awesome way to accomplish this goal because they make you strong physically AND mentally. You have to focus during a kettlebell session - no thinking about taxes, work stress, the presidential race, or any other distractions. It's a true release and therefore the best shrink you'll ever have. Physically - you'll build an iron core, joints that are more mobile than they've ever been, and you'll end up stronger and more explosive than you've ever dreamed.
I work with a wide range of people, from 16 year old athletes to retired NHL hockey players to 75-year-old grandmothers. I love keeping sessions fun, effective, and to the point. I was overweight, depressed, and basically lost when I found kettlebells. They didn't just change my life, they saved it - and I'm confident they'll do the same for you.
I am a Washington native, I have and will always love our state! I got serious about health and fitness when I was 22 years old. My father lost half his right leg to diabetes, and I made a promise to myself that I would get healthy, stay healthy, and promote health around me! I started by running and lost 80 pounds in a year.
I met Molly when she opened FUELhouse and I fell in love with kettlebells after day 1.
I am a Strength Matters Level 1 Kettlebell Coach and want to help everyone to swing a bell with joy. I want to help people feel better about their own health, mind, physical attributes, and just being overall better than their precious self. There is nothing better than hearing someone say "I feel so much more energetic, I hit a new PR, I can move so much easier throughout the day!"
I also like to work with our youth, helping teens and younger learn how to exercise while having fun and enjoying it. Exercise should be fun, a great day of coaching is clients leaving with a smile, knowing they had not only a hard workout, but a fun one!!!
When I'm not coaching I enjoy relaxing with my awesome wife and our little guy, going to eastern Washington on the Columbia river, snowboarding, hiking, hanging out with friends and enjoying what life has to offer!
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.
- NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist
- NASE - Certified Speed Specialist
I'm a Seattle native who learned early in life that hard work could be both rewarding and fun (“Thanks, Dad!”) I coach boxing with a focus on functional movement, self-expression, body alignment and strengthening for everyday life. When I discovered boxing as a workout, I had no idea that it could literally change people. It can be small changes, like the release of expressing the day's frustrations, or it can be as dramatic as changing how you walk around in the world. Boxing Training = Training for the challenges in your life ... (with awesome music). I'm thrilled that the Cappy's Boxing community is now linked to the amazing FUELhouse community!
I'm also a chocolatier and a puppeteer. Just gonna leave that there.
Cappy's Boxing Gym coach since 2002: Boxing Fitness, Youth Boxing, Personal Coaching, Corporate Workouts, Community Outreach & Mentor Programs
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DAWG IN CHARGE
Po is Molly’s dog and he frequents the gym. You may find him chasing someone around the building, licking wrappers from the trash, dismantling his stuffed dragon or just lying down. He is very sweet and will welcome you with open paws.
Po gets excited when you come to the gym so if he jumps, please just cross your arms, turn your back and ignore him. He’ll stop, we promise. If you bend down or use your hands to push him, he thinks you are playing and will likely continue. Otherwise, belly rubs, bum scratches, tossing toys or giving healthy treats are much appreciated!
Weight: 65 lbs.
Breed: Border Collie/Lab mix