About Us

Strive & Uplift was founded by long-standing members of the ultimate community to be a resource for sport-specific training. Our business has seen many forms and many faces along the way.

We’re proud to offer online programming for ultimate players based on decades of experience working with hundreds of clients who love our sport!

Image of a group of ultimate players in two rows wearing team jerseys with coaches Bert and Ren. Everyone is flexing their arms and smiling or making fierce expressions.
Ultimate players pose with coaches Bert & Ren during a gym photo session in 2018.

Strive & Uplift Team

Each of our coaches is a part of this community because they are passionate about providing high-quality movement education in a supportive environment.

Click through to learn more about each of our coaches!


Fitness for All Bodies

F4AB is an invaluable resource for coaches who are seeking to disrupt and re-frame the fitness industrial complex! They educate through podcasts, small-group cohorts, posts, and events, and also offer services to gyms like their Culture Check.


Intentionalist is an incredible online resource to help people shop small!! Check out their gift guides for last-minute ideas, and remember that every dollar spent at a small business makes a big difference. 

Women’s Strength Coalition

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. Their values are Inclusivity, Access, Education, Community, Collaboration, and Support.

Strive & Uplift is proud to be an affiliate of the Women’s Strength Coalition.

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ASDAH – Health at Every Size®

The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH) “leaders and members are committed to the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) principles. The HAES® movement is a continuously evolving alternative to the weight-centered approach to treating clients and patients of all sizes. It is also a movement working to promote size acceptance, to end weight discrimination and stigma, and to lessen the cultural obsession with weight loss and thinness.”

Our business is listed in the ASDAH Health at Every Size Expert database.

HumanFirst Health & Movement

Dr. Patrick has been working with our community since day one! In addition to providing excellent sports chiropractic services, he’s also led workshops on K-Taping, mobility, and other subjects that our members request. If you’re in need of high-quality and compassionate care in Seattle, reach out to him!

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The ultimate community in the Pacific NW is stronger and deeper than any in the world because of DiscNW. 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 DiscNW to provide coach education and programming for its athletes (youth and adults), lead warmups for new players, and participate in summer camp coaching.

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VC Ultimate

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!

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Elevate Ultimate

Youth ultimate athletes in Canada look to Elevate for expert coaching in disc skills, strategy and spirit!

S&U provides movement programming for their camps as well as individuals in order to support athletic development and reduce injury!

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