Certified Running Coach in Seattle, Bellevue & Beyond
I love my job. I have personally coached over 1000 non-runner students to run distances from 5ks to marathons.. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and an RRCA Certified Running Coach. I love being a Running Coach in Seattle…it’s a beautiful place to run.
No. Seriously, who is Coach Beth?
I am a runner, not an athlete. I have a son. I have red hair. I like beer. I love cake. I am married. I wish I was a singer in a rock and roll band. I snort when I laugh. I love to run with music. I am a bad speller. I lived on a boat. I used to surf. I weighed over 200lbs when I was pregnant. I had fun eating when I was pregnant. I have a terrible voice. I have run 8 marathons and 20 half marathons. I cry every time I watch finishers complete their first 5k. I believe that physical activity can change your life, and generate power for those lives around you. I love my job.
Meet Coach Kristel!
I’m the girl who used to hate running. In fact, I hated exercise, being outdoorsy, and having to move at any speed other than a fast walk. All that has changed; to my surprise, I became a runner. I ran my slowest and first marathon three years ago in Vancouver, fueled by potato chips and terrific support of my fellow runners. I have since run two more marathons and countless half marathons, 5 and 10Ks. It’s part of my life. I love being loud, which means I make for a great cheerleader. I love a good story, which means I’m a good listener. I love to run, which means I like to help other people run too. I ran my first marathon with Running Evolution and have coached three seasons of Running Evolution half marathon training. This past fall I coached with Team Challenge Northwest, a fundraising and training program, taking the team to run the Las Vegas Rock ‘n Roll half marathon. I look forward to meeting you and helping YOU cross the finish line!
Special Power: Makes incredible chocolate chip cookies.
Coaches: Couch to 5k and Run Club.
Meet Coach Pamela!
My passion for sports and fitness really started before a sprint triathlon in 2002. I cried the night before the race out of fear, then cried at the finish line after this huge accomplishment. My goal ever since has been to encourage and motivate others to try.
My early event training led to a myriad of injuries and setbacks that taught me a core principle of training – listen to your body! With increased awareness, you learn when to push yourself harder and when to taper due to fatigue or soreness that could lead to injury or burnout. The human body can be pushed to amazing levels, but it’s always your workout, your training, your body. One of my favorite mantras: “Listen to your body. But don’t let it lie to you.”
Since moving from Ohio to Seattle in 1999, I’ve completed a multitude of events including nine triathlons, five marathons, and many half-marathons. I’m proud to have summited Mt Baker, Mt Adams, and Mt Rainier.
In addition to coaching a beginner’s sprint triathlon group, I’ve coached outdoor fitness classes, led training runs for a half-marathon group, and completed classes on nutrition and exercise physiology with a Personal Trainer program at a local college. I’m also a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, a program empowering girls to complete a 5K race and lead a healthy lifestyle. I am also a RRCA Certified Running Coach.
Secret Sauce: Can talk seriously about wine and beer and enjoy it.
Coaches: Couch to 5k, 5k Group, Speed Group and (soon to be announced) Tri Camp!
Meet Coach Ben!
I grew up as an athlete and continue to participate rather than watch activities. Moving is the key to success. Stay or become active, to get or remain active. This type of attitude leads ultimately to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Do the things needed to help your body, not hurt it, as you strive to reach your ultimate goal. “Motivate others to take positive action.” To be successful at anything you must have a goal. Easily said, but the reality is the goal must be realistic, and should be based on your personal ability to get there. What is your starting point? This determines the next series of goals, leading to the ultimate success, your “Dream Goal!” You will do the work and I will be there to make sure it happens.
Little known fact: Makes an incredible pine-nut crusted halibut
Coaches: Boot Camp, 5k Group and Couch to 5k.