Ryan is an active powerlifting competitor, USPA coach and state referee. In addition to powerlifting, he has background in coaching team sports and is the current strength and conditioning coach for the Olympic High school wrestling team. Prior to working with the wrestling program, he coached girls soccer for many years. As a competitor, he has a diverse background that allows him to relate and program sports specific exercises accordingly. Before narrowing his focus to powerlifting, Ryan competed in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, weightlifting, strongman, rugby, soccer (indoor & outdoor), hockey and wrestling.
Darleen started out never lifting before and found fitness when she was heavier and wanted to make a change. She first resorted to drastic measures and unhealthy eating habits until she was severely underweight until she found lifting and ever since then she made a change for the better. She started bodybuilding to put on muscle and had a goal to compete in her first NPC bikini body show. After her first competition, she transitioned into powerlifting where she qualified for and competed in APA Worlds and broke the Washington state bench record. She has also competed and took first in her first strongman competition.
Darleen currently runs conditioning/hybrid classes, TRX/KB classes, personal training and meal planning to help other towards their fitness goals. She is also an active member in the APA federation as a competitor and USAPL federation as a coach.
Alec is an active strongman competitor through Strongman Corporation, certified personal trainer, and USPA Certified Powerlifting Coach Practitioner. Alec has been competing competitively in strongman since the summer of 2013, and has his eyes set on his pro card in the 231lb class for middleweight men. Having admired strength sports and athletics from a young age, Alec competed in baseball, football, wrestling, and track and field (shotput, discus, javelin) through high school. Upon completion of high school, Alec was quite obese, and sought the guidance from a former wrestling coach, science teacher, and future mentor/friend in making a complete lifestyle change. Alec recently has undergone a complete transformation, going from 307.6lb to 229lb from August 2016 to August 2017, and has a background in training programs built around hypertrophy/bodybuilding, powerlifting, strongman, and overall strength athletics. Whatever your goals may be, Alec is committed to helping build the best version of you possible.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Ben is a recent graduate from the University of Washington. He currently coaches strength and conditioning with an emphasis on sport performance as well as (olympic) weightlifting and runs the weightlifting club here at DF. In high school, he was a varsity football athlete on the offensive line as well as a top student, graduating with a 3.85 GPA. After his senior season, he decided to take action over his health losing around 120 lbs in 9 months using methods he learned on his own. He then added 20 lbs of lean mass over the next few years and continues to work on his athleticism and weightlifting ability. His current goals are to qualify for nationals in weightlifting and build up a community of athletes working towards their own sport / fitness goals.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Kim ran cross-country and played basketball and softball growing up and into her high school years. Physical activity got replaced with parties and the beach while attending college, and was virtually non-existent by the time she graduated Hawaii Pacific University with a degree in Marketing. Years later after having two children, Kim found herself the most unhealthy she’d ever been. Determined to feel good in her body again, she began focusing on proper nutrition and lifting weights.
After years of consistent training, Kim decided to turn her passion into a career, and earned her Personal Trainer certification. She leads the Strength and Conditioning Boot Camp Class, and is also an active power lifting competitor. Committed to continuing her fitness education, Kim is currently working towards earning her Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor certification.