We believe in making it safe to strive, and as natural as breathing to uplift.
Everyone deserves to feel safe and supported as an athlete and a person. Safety is one of our most basic human needs. What sets Strive & Uplift apart from other gym communities and programming is our commitment to create and maintain a safe and supportive space for our athletes. We do this by:
- Using inclusive and non-gendered language in our classes and programming, and providing modifications for every body & ability
- Constantly asking for feedback and listening to concerns from our members
- Actively engaging in dialogue with people who are working with oppressed populations to learn more about how to better embrace and amplify those voices
- Addressing safety issues, both physical and emotional, that crop up in our work and virtual spaces in a transparent and thoughtful way across multiple platforms
- Highlighting marginalized people’s athletic and human efforts and successes in and out of health & fitness, whether or not they’re connected to us or our programming
- Using, revising and updating our “Whole Athlete” protocol – education and engagement around topics of mental health, nutrition, recovery, and self-care
- Doing the hard work on ourselves as coaches and humans, and supporting each other in that work
We are here to support the whole athlete
None of us exist in a bubble – we bring our experiences and unique personality to every part of our lives.
At Strive & Uplift, we welcome everything that makes you the person who you are and are ready to support your health and fitness through our programs and our virtual spaces.
We believe that education is empowering, and provide consistent coach support to all our members so you know you’re doing the right thing for your body.
We believe in striving to be physically fit
What that looks like for you is dependent on your goals! That’s why we offer a wide variety of options with support for athletes of all levels and aspirations through online and in-person programs. We offer customization for our virtual members, as well. Whatever you’re hoping to achieve, we are here for you!
We believe in uplifting each other
When you engage with our community, we hope you feel a positive connection with those around you. When a Strive & Uplift coach works with your team or community group, we hope to help you feel comfortable enough to listen to others’ experiences and support their growth as well as your own.
While working out, uplifting each other means giving encouraging words and (virtual) high fives.
Uplifting means speaking respectfully and being welcoming to people of all backgrounds. This also means supporting those with limited resources and lowering barriers to accessing services.
The communities people belong to are a part of what supports the health of the whole person. Our community actively participates in fundraising and donation drives for mutual aid and community services that need support!
Strive & Uplift Team
Each of our coaches is a part of this community because they are passionate about its mission and vision: providing high-quality movement education and sport performance guidance in a safe and supportive environment.
We bring different expertise and life experience to this initiative and relish all the opportunities we have to learn from each other, our partnering health professionals, and our clients! We have a growth mindset as a team, always striving to increase our skillsets while uplifting each other through supportive communication and caring in the process. We truly believe in living the mission and vision of this gym through our actions, and that includes among ourselves!
Click through to learn more about each of our coaches!
Strive & Uplift actively seeks out partnerships with entities that share our values of whole athlete support and inclusivity! We’re excited to work with these organizations, providing valuable services, resources and education in exchange for their support for our Squad!
The Women’s Strength Coalition is an international network of like-minded movement professionals, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts using our collective strength to impact the world in a meaningful way.
We believe all people deserve access to a movement practice that is safe and affirming. We believe exercise is a celebration of what our bodies can do, not a punishment for what we ate. We believe in taking up space.
Strive & Uplift is proud to be an affiliate of the Women’s Strength Coalition, whose values of Inclusivity, Access, Education, Community, Collaboration, and Support align deeply with our own.
We believe that people in all bodies deserve access to quality movement education – we’re thrilled to have our business be listed in the ASDAH Health at Every Size Expert database! The HAES principles are weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, eating for well-being, and life-enhancing movement.
Dr. Patrick has been working with our athletes since day one! In addition to providing excellent sports chiropractic services, he’s also led workshops on K-Taping, mobility, and other subjects our members request. Right now he’s working with Coach Kira on a new mobility system that will eventually be available through our online portal!
Once your PT runs out, where do you go to gain the strength and confidence necessary to return to an active lifestyle or sport performance? When you get injured and can’t train hard, where do you go to get back in fighting shape? Real Rehab (womxn-owned) and Strive & Uplift share many clients and have a huge amount of respect for each others’ expertise and movement philosophy. Two of their top physical therapists, Deb Scheibe and Catherine Nutting, collaborated with Coach Ren on our Return to Performance program for moms!
Aimee Gallo is a longtime nutritionist with a passion for organic greens and new research about hormonal differences in performance nutrition! She’s led multiple workshops at Strive & Uplift and is available for coaching both online and in-person in Seattle. Her newest venture is an app that helps you track how many veggies you eat!
The ultimate community in the Pacific NW is stronger and deeper than any in the world because of Disc NW. They run all the programs that many of our athletes participate in, from youth and adult leagues to tournaments to education events. Strive & Uplift works with Disc NW to provide coach education, lead warmups for new players, and participate in summer camp coaching.
Providing great gear for ultimate players is only a small part of VC’s mission – led by Adriana Withers for the past 20 years, VC is a voice for equity and diversity in multiple ways across all of their platforms! VC makes Strive & Uplift gear (like our awesome rainbow shirts) but also collaborates in our educational ventures and gives us the ability to reach their customers with our educational resources!
The Premier Ultimate League is a fast-growing womxn’s professional league that’s inspiring the ultimate community in a big way! Strive & Uplift was thrilled to create custom programming to help the players stay healthy and strong all season long – looking forward to a great relationship this year as well!