Our Coaches

Kyle Ulrey

kyle@bfitbellevue.com

Meet Kyle Ulrey, General Manager for bFit America, Inc.

Kyle is a former Division 1 track and field competitor, with an advanced background in soccer, cross-country, and coaching.  He specializes in linear periodization programming as well as sport-specific strength training, much of which he developed while working with Eastern Washington Universities strength coaches.

Kyle has more recently developed a passion for working with groups and also leading circuit training classes.  His dedication to his clients can be seen within the specific programs he develops to help each individual transition into a new and healthy lifestyle.  Kyle’s personal interests include running, Olympic strength training, camping, cycling, and coaching.

Kyle received his Bachelors from Eastern Washington University in Exercise Science and has a Minor in Coaching.  Kyle began working in the fitness industry in 2002.  Over the past 5 years, he has managed more than 30 trainers while logging over 9,000 hours of one on one training.  Kyle was awarded trainer of the year by his last employer, one that staffed over 110 trainers at that time.

 

Ben Matlak

ben@bfitbellevue.com

MS Kinesiology, BS Exercise Physiology

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Functional Movement Systems Level II Certified, Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach, Certified Online Trainer

Ben wants to help you enjoy your life outside the gym. He has been working in the fitness industry for more than 10 years.  He looks at the big picture when it comes to health.  While exercise is important, factors like sleep, eating habits, stress and relationships all play major roles in getting control of your health. You probably don’t want to spend all your free time in the gym.  Ben is all about efficient training and health strategies to help you enjoy the things you love.

Outside of work, Ben spends time seeing the world, playing ultimate frisbee, petting dogs, hiking and jumping off things into water.

 

Blake Parsons

blakepar23@gmail.com

BS in Exercise Science, 200hr RYT Yoga Teacher, StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor 2014, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Movement Systems Level II, CHEK Holistic Lifestyles Coach 2014

Blake has an infectious affinity with kettlebell training and his passion shines through when he is coaching others with this tool. With his recent undertaking of 200 hours studying yoga, he now combines the two in his signature Kettlebell Yoga Flow class.  He believes in proper movement and training the whole body (and the mind) for strength.

Blake believes that what you do in the gym is to prepare your body to be able to go out in the world and be able to complete any activity you desire. He finds the most efficient ways to get the most benefit out of every workout, no-nonsense training methods here.

Outside of the gym, Blake loves to be out in nature doing all kinds of adventures and activities.

 

Sammie Gleason

thehighrisehippy@gmail.com

Once upon a time, Sammie was a competitive ballroom dance instructor, going to yoga to retain a sense of calm, of peace, and to stretch and strengthen her weary muscles. One day, while in savasana (final resting pose) she began to cry happy tears. The sense of the sanctuary found in her connection with herself consumed her, physical discomfort melted away and she knew this was something she wanted to share with people.

The lessons she learned on the mat saturated her life and she dreamed of being able to give her students even a fraction of what she had experienced and has continued to experience. Once certified she taught for over 5 years at local hot studios before launching her own business, offering a model that tailors to the needs of her students. Regardless the size of the class, or the various experience levels she gives her students what they need in that moment.

She closely observes the body, ensuring safety through proper alignment and using verbal direction as well as hands-on assists, to bring postures and practices to the students, allowing the yoga to meet them where they’re at, while simultaneously nudging them to surf their edge, expanding their practice. Trained in esthetics, transcendental meditation, and Ayurveda to name a few, she pulls from her toolbox to create a powerful, life-changing experience for her students, each and every class, ensuring a happily ever after for all!

 

Shaibi Mahmoud

lejenschoolofstrength@gmail.com

StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor

TRX instructor 

Ground Force method 

National council on strength and fitness personal training Certification

Evolution of Human Movement Instructor

Underground Strength Certification

Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification 

USA Track and Field Coach 

 

Allison Moss

allison4lm@gmail.com

Certified Yoga Teacher 

Allison spent an unforgettable summer in Chiang Mai, Thailand at an ashram where she received her yoga teaching certificate. There she studied yogic lifestyle, traditional text, the background of yoga, Ayurveda, anatomy and physiology along with meditation and asana.

The most important thing she learned is that yoga has so much more to offer than just the physical aspect. It is a lifestyle, one of mindfulness, understanding and love. Yoga creates a union between our mind, body and breath and teaches us to find peace in every situation while giving us the foundation and strength to live a long and healthy life.

Allison strives to bring what she has learned into every class so that her students can take home something new every time. She keeps her classes light but challenging, making sure that every student leaves feeling at peace and confident to take on the day.

In her spare time, Allison can be found snowboarding, hiking, crafting, relaxing by a campfire or playing with her dog