We are letting go of our Ballard gym space! And yet our community and commitment to coaching is stronger than ever – we’re incredibly excited about our services during the pandemic, and for future possibilities!
Our building has been shuttered since March due to COVID-19, and despite our best efforts, we were unable to work with the property managers to reopen in a way that met State occupancy requirements during the pandemic. We’re sad to be leaving the space, but we’re so proud of all the ways we’ve come together as a community in the last 6 months!! We’ve created a huge offering of online classes, found ways and spaces to do socially-distant and virtual personal training, and increased our connections to teams and athletes participating in our virtual memberships. The future (though unknown) is SO bright, and we’re going to continue coming together to create what we want to see in the world.
We’re fortunate to be laying the future in front of us, brick by brick, guided by our values. Please take a look at all our community options (both virtual and in-person) – they’re all on a sliding scale to meet individual needs! We hope to see you in one of offerings soon!
E-RYT 500, Yoga Tune Up® Certified Instructor, NASM CPT
I am passionate about helping people feel truly alive, physically and mentally, through movement. I love combining the benefits of yoga and strength training in my classes to create a well-rounded experience that challenges both body and mind.
My yoga journey began in the most unconventional of places — in my trailer room in the middle-of-nowhere, working as an engineer in the oilfields of Texas. I turned to yoga to find a sense of balance within myself. I started out with a $10 exercise mat and a 30-day yoga challenge via YouTube. I was hooked!
Fast forward to 2014, I packed my bags, moved to Seattle and dove head-on to pursue a path studying and teaching yoga. I now see myself as a ”yoga nerd’. I enjoy learning and sharing about the history, philosophy and science behind the practice.
I turned to strength training as a way to rehabilitate my back injury. Years of working with trainers and physical therapists instilled in me the importance of building muscular strength and function. This sparked my interest in working with people 1-on-1 and led to me completing my personal training certification.
I started going to Strive and Uplift as part of my rehab, and experienced the best coach-led classes and met the most amazing workout buddies! I am thrilled to be a part of the team and I look forward to offering more individualized coaching.
We’re working hard to take care of our community during these difficult times! Virtual programming and education has always been one of the ways we interact with our folx, and we’re excited to be expanding those kinds of opportunities for our Seattle Squad as well as those new to us who want to engage in a meaningful way! We are all stronger together. Check out what we’ve got going on!
All our Seattle members, whether you use punch cards, have a monthly membership, or participate in personal training, will get exclusive member communications and resources throughout the closure of the physical gym. These include:
- Bodyweight and low-equipment workout plans
- Weekly clinics with accompanying virtual coach Q&A sessions
- Select virtual class videos to follow along with
- Connection to each other through our Strive & Uplift Community Slack
We’re offering virtual classes using Zoom! Use your class punch card or monthly membership, or drop in to a class. See more about our virtual class offerings here. Your first time at our gym – including virtually – is free, so check it out if you’re new to us!
Virtual Programs & Memberships
We’ve always offered virtual programs and memberships for a wide variety of folx. These include a wealth of resources, including extensive workout programming that doesn’t use specialized equipment, mental health clinics, nutrition support, and more! See what we have to offer on the Strive & Uplift main site here.
Personal Training & Consults
We still offer (and honor) personal training packages, except now we meet virtually! Our coaches will meet with you via video chat and adapt workout programming to your needs and current access to space and resources. Email us for more information!
Sliding Scale Program
At Strive & Uplift, we are committed to making sure that all people, regardless of their means, can be a part of our community! This means removing barriers, like cost, so everyone can easily and sustainably access our services and resources.
We’ve created a sliding scale program to offer Unlimited Memberships at rates that work for each individual. If your income or situation doesn’t mesh well with our full-price membership, please check out the sliding scale information here so that we can adjust the monthly recurring cost of a membership. Everyone deserves access to high-quality movement education and support!
Stay Connected With Us!
We post tons of great content to our Instagram through the week; give us a follow if you’re on the platform!
We also stay in touch with our members through our Strive & Uplift Community Slack – ask us how to get in if you’re a member and want to join in the conversation!
Strive & Uplift Seattle will be closed for 2 weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19!
We’re reading the writing on the ever-evolving wall and have come to the conclusion that by staying open, we’re making it harder for people to practice social distancing and risking the health of vulnerable folx. This is a time when our awesome and vibrant gym needs to take care of the larger community, and that means helping slow the progress of this incredibly contagious virus. Thanks to our coaches and members, Strive & Uplift is a place to connect, learn, grow, and strengthen ourselves while supporting others. This moment in our human history is so destabilizing and stressful that these kinds of interactions become even more precious and valued.
And that’s what has made this decision to close so difficult.
The bottom line is that any place where people are gathering right now is facilitating the spread of the virus. Our hope is that two weeks will be long enough for the virus to calm down a little in Seattle and for us to do a hella deep clean, and that we’ll be able to re-open in a way that doesn’t conflict with our values of creating and maintaining a safe and supportive space. Coaches will continue to be paid during this time, and will keep working during the closure to create even more online content to support our community!
We already have some amazing virtual resources available – check out our main website for all of your options!