Interested in Personal Training?

Meet our coaches who can give you one-on-one training, in a judgement-free zone.

Mallory Berger

About Mallory: “Growing up a competitive swimmer, I discovered my passion for health and fitness at an early age. I began lifting weights and bodybuilding during college and then competing under the NPC in Figure and Bikini competitions in early 2010. While I enjoyed the training, the extreme restrictive diets, hours of endless cardio, and sole emphasis on aesthetics became emotionally and mentally draining.

“Feeling lost with yo-yo diets and inconsistent results, I walked into my first Functional Fitness gym in 2014. I was hooked immediately. I remember thinking “OMG I WAS MADE FOR THIS!” It really was what I had been looking for in every aspect. The competition, the community, the training methodology; I loved it all. I was working in corporate fitness as a personal trainer, but it didn’t take long before I decided to pursue CrossFit full time as a coach and competitor. I dove in deep by learning as much as I could about the sport, movement, body mechanics, recovery, and fuelling my body through the proper nutrition.

“CrossFit completely changed my outlook on fitness. It slowly taught me to appreciate my body for what it was capable of doing instead of what I thought it was supposed to look like. I learned how to work with my body and to accept myself for who and what I am and to my disbelief, the results I always wanted seemed to magically happen also!

My biggest pleasure now is helping other people achieve the same “ah-ha” moment that I had! No matter the goal, there is literally nothing I love more than helping someone learn what their body is capable of through proper nutrition and functional movement. The sky is the limit!”

Certifications:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • B.S. Exercise Science and Health promotion
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Kids
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

Athletic Resume:

  • CrossFit Games Team Athlete (2016)
  • 2 x CrossFit Games Individual Athlete (2017/2018)
  • 3 x CrossFit Regionals Team Athlete (2014/2015/2016)

Please e-mail for rates @ loft-fitness.com.

Ariel Schimek

About Ariel: “I grew up participating in team sports but generally loathed physical activity. I took any opportunity to bury myself in a book instead. After having children, I realized that my sedentary lifestyle was going to have a negative long-term impact. I decided to get more active. The personal challenge of functional fitness coupled with the unbeatable community had me hooked.

“Always wanting to know and understand more, I decided to get my coaching certification. After my family’s move to Seattle in 2014, I was fortunate enough to be able to make coaching my part-time career. I enjoy training and competing, but absolutely nothing beats the joy of helping people out-perform their own expectations for themselves.”

Certifications:

  • Crossfit Level 1
  • Crossfit Gymnastics
  • Crossfit Kids
  • USAW

Please e-mail for rates @ loft-fitness.com.

Tim Patterson

About Tim: “In 2008 I competed in my first Scottish Highland Games in Palmer, Alaska; a full day of throwing, kilt-wearing, and bagpipe music. At the end of the day, I was dead last in the standing, but I had so much fun I couldn’t wait to come back next year. I found what drove me to be better was the culture that the throwers had on the field. We were all competing in individual events, but there was still a sense of teamwork where everyone helped each other out.

“Coaching has always been second nature for me. I started early as the Captain of my high school Robotics Team, helping people figure out the best solutions to their problems and accomplishing goals together. After I moved to Seattle, I started working at Canlis restaurant, where they encouraged helping each other to be better people and produce better food. Once I decided to leave the kitchen, It was like a light bulb that turned on when I thought to combine my passion for throwing, and my joy of helping others. After getting my Personal Training certification in 2019, I found my way to LOFT. There, I found a group of coaches that not only brought people together to get better, but had a damn good time doing it. 

“I love helping people find a renewed passion for the things that get them moving. From swimming to running to getting a new weightlifting PR… helping people push themselves to new goals is what I’m supposed to do.

Certifications:

  • USA Track and Field Level 1
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM Personal training Certification

Athletic Resume:

  • BC Highland Games Championship, 1st Place (2019)
  • Skagit Valley Highland Games, 1st Place (2019)
  • Longs Peak Highland Games, 1st Place (2020)

Please e-mail for rates @ loft-fitness.com.