As an avid runner, completing 7 half-marathons in her early twenties, Allie found weightlifting after breaking her foot in a step-aerobics class. After 2 foot surgeries and almost 4 months on crutches, she learned how to weight lift to regain strength in her atrophied leg. She became a Certified Personal Trainer through ACE, and worked as a trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in 2014-2015. She then worked as a Weight Loss Coach for Seattle's 30/10 Weight Loss for Life, helping hundreds of clients lose weight, reduce blood pressure & diabetes medications, and overall live a healthier lifestyle. In 2020, she worked at Anytime Fitness and started her own Weight Loss Consulting business. Allie is currently in school pursuing her Master's in Nutrition, and is incredibly passionate about helping others maintain a healthy balance of good foods, fun movement and positive mental health! Her overarching goal is to collide nutrition with fitness- because one is truly not beneficial without the other.
A passionate and competitive dancer from a young age, Angelica spent 12 years as a Championship Irish Dancer and is a graduate of Pace University where she participated in the Commercial Dance Program and graduated with her BA in Communications. Her focus with all clients is always on stabilization and injury prevention, working in a manner that allows both children and adults to feel strong, healthy and confident. Angelica's certifications include Beacon Pilates as well as a Barre certification from Balanced Body, and she is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, giving her a well-rounded background that makes her a great fit for anyone looking to safely take their fitness and performance to the next level.
As a football and basketball player during his grade school years, Chris was active in his youth but digressed while in college at the University of Washington and post-college as he progressed in his corporate career in technology, where he spent close to a decade at Amazon.
In 2013, Chris decided to take control of his health. At this point, he was pushing 300 pounds and letting the stress of his job take a toll on his nutrition, sleep, and overall health. Two events in 2013 helped to shift his mindset to ensure his own health was a priority: 1) the upcoming birth of his daughter, and 2) a Spartan Race he completed with friends. His first step was to enter a gym, and thankfully, he found SSP. Over 4 years, he built strength and got healthy as an active member of this community.
In 2018, Chris became inspired by his own transformation experience and passionate about how he can give back to others. When he is not at the gym, you can find him running Spartan Races at longer and longer distances and hanging with his wife, 6 year old daughter and dog. Chris is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT, FNS), a Precision Nutrition L1 Certified Coach (PN1), Spartan Race SGX Certified Coach, Girls Gone Strong Certified Pre & Postnatal Coach (GGS-CPPC), Functional Movement Systems L1 Certified (FMS-L1), Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms), and a BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach.
Jay has worked in the health & fitness industry for over 16 years. His career began with a brief stint in the field of physical therapy which he then transitioned over to a career in personal training. He trained for over a decade at a private gym where he gained valuable experience working with people of various ages and abilities. In 2010, Jay’s desire to continually learn and improve his craft, as well as the drive to help others reach their health and fitness goals led to the birth of Seattle Strength & Performance.
When he’s not at the gym, you can find Jay with his wife and three children, oftentimes at a wrestling meet or school function. Jay holds a degree in Exercise Science from Western Washington University and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach through the National Strength & Conditioning Association as well as a Certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist.
Michelle is a practicing Physical Therapist and certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA. She is excited to be at SSP and looks forward to helping everyone meet their fitness goals!