MEET OUR COACHES

Erin White
Trainer

Why are you in the fitness industry?
To me, the time when I am sweating and challenging myself is a time when I feel invincible and strong, no matter what the day has brought. It’s where I continue to discover myself. That indescribable feeling I get is something I wanted to share with others, which led me to my journey of being a trainer/coach.

What is your favorite "Question of the Day" in classes?
What is a goal (in life, in the gym, etc.) that you have recently achieved?

What has fitness taught you?
Humility, and you are capable of so much more than you think.

What is your favorite thing about coaching?
That moment when someone achieve a movement or technique they were working on. When it just clicks. I call it the “ah ha” moment.

What is your favorite type of ice cream?
Halo Top!

Andrea Gansz
Trainer

Why do you coach?
I love helping others. If people are willing to put in the work, set goals, and show consistency I want to be involved and help them be successful.

What is your favorite type of ice-cream?
Ice cream is by far my favorite dessert. Its hard to choose just one but if I had to I would say Tillamook Utterly Chocolate ice cream.

What is your favorite breed of dog?
Whatever breed Ace is. He is the best!

What’s your favorite “Question of the Day” in classes?
I think my favorite questions to ask in class are anything related to food. Probably because I’m always hungry. Either that or “would you rather” type questions.

What has fitness taught you?
Fitness has taught me so many things throughout the years. Just to name a few, it has taught me: dedication, commitment, respect, hard work, confidence, patience, humility, and empathy for others. Although I have learned these things throughout my journey with fitness it easily translates into my everyday life both at work and in my personal life.

Josh Strom
Trainer, Creative Director

What is your favorite 80’s movie?
The Goonies, duh.

Why are you in the fitness industry?
I’ve always wanted to be a positive role model for Native American youth and to be able to promote health and wellness. This is the route I’ve chosen.

What’s your favorite “Question of the Day” in classes?
If you could teach a class on anything in life, what it would be? The best answer I’ve heard to date has been “A class on empathy, because I think the world could use a lot more of it.”

What is your favorite breed of dog?
Cane Corso / English Bulldog mix. Or a Corgi. It’s 50/50 toss up.

What is your favorite part of coaching?
Getting know our members and making connections with such a diverse group of people.

Olivia Partington
Manager, Nutrition Coach

What has fitness taught you?
You are stronger than you think and your mind is much more limiting than your body. Mastering mental toughness is the first step to becoming the person you want to be.

What is your favorite movement?
Power cleans, deadlift, and all bodyweight movements. But I also love working on my weaknesses.

What is something that people in the gym wouldn’t necessarily know about you?
I’m a full-time student at UW and I have a twin brother!

What is your favorite breed of dog?
French bulldogs & bichons. Don’t look at my Instagram feed…..

If you could only give one piece of advice in regard to fitness, what would it be?
Stop doubting yourself and always celebrate your successes.

Clint Tannehill
Owner, Trainer

What is your favorite 90’s movie?
Fight Club.

What’s something that people in the gym wouldn’t necessarily know about you?
I’ll eat the exact same food for weeks at a time.

What is your favorite ice cream?
Ohhh probably vanilla bean.

What’s your favorite “Question of the Day” in classes?
Would you rather be wrong and learn something new or be right?

If you could only give one piece of advice in regard to fitness, what would it be?
Show up.

Steve Owens
Owner, Trainer

What is your favorite “Question of the Day” in classes?
What is your favorite impression or accent to do?

What is something people wouldn’t necessarily know about you?
I was overweight in high school.

If you could give only one piece of fitness advice, what would it be?
Fitness isn’t going anywhere, if you miss a PR let it go, if you’re injured take care of yourself and if you have a bad day lifting the gym will still be there tomorrow.

What is your favorite thing about coaching?
Watching people hit movements that they said they'd never be able to get.

What is your favorite movement?
Clean & jerk...it’s got it all!