Coaches

IMG_2824Kathy Price

Owner/Coach
kathy@agogegym.com
(425) 949-9645

Kathy has over 30 years experience in health and fitness.  She has been active in CrossFit since 2006 and started working with Nick Nibler and Dave Werner at CrossFit North in early 2007.  She has been a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer  since 2008 with additional certificates in:

  • Olympic Lifting (Greg Everett, Coach Burgener & Christopher Douglas)
  • Gymnastics (2x w/Tucker and 1x w/ Paoli)
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • Kettlebell Instructor Course (w/Jeff Martone)
  • Movement and Mobility  (2x w/Kelly Starrett)
  • Nutrition (2x w/Robb Wolf and 1x w/Mark Sisson)
  • CrossFit Kids
  • Anatomy of an Athlete (w/Dan Hollinsworth)
  • Fitness Physiology (w/Dr. Lon Kilgore)

Kathy has an unusual breadth of education and credentials in complementary areas of health and fitness:

  • American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer
  • B.S. in Nursing
  • B.A. in Psychology

In 2014, she placed 2nd in the Northwest and 26th in the World CrossFit Games Masters division.  Prior to CrossFit, her fitness and outdoor adventures have included weightlifting, distance running, backpacking, mountain biking, karate, rock climbing, and skydiving.  She has a grown son, and enjoys hiking, swimming and spending time with her husband Mike.

 

Mike Connolly

General manager; Owner/Coach
mike@agogegym.com

Mike has been active in CrossFit since 2007.  His prior fitness activities include boxing (U.S. Naval Academy champ), karate (blackbelt), running, weightlifting, and hiking.  He has been involved in the field of healthcare for over 20 years, with a focus on innovative medical devices & startup companies.  Mike is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with additional certificates in:

  • Olympic Lifting (w/ Coach Burgener & Christopher Douglas)
  • Gymnastics (2x w/Tucker and 1x w/Paoli)
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • Kettlebell Instructor Course (w/Jeff Martone)
  • Movement & Mobility (w/Kelly Starrett)
  • Nutrition (2x w/Robb Wolf and 1x w/Mark Sisson)
  • Anatomy of an Athlete (w/Dan Hollinsworth)

Mike enjoys helping people improve their health and fitness, and derives a great deal of motivation from trying to keep up with his wife Kathy.  In 2015, he placed 165th in the world (top 8%) in the CrossFit Games Masters division.

 

image1Amy Mowry

Coach
amy@agogegym.com

I moved to Redmond in 1997 from Salt Lake City, Utah.  I grew up skiing the slopes of Utah, which provided me with my first taste of adrenal rush associated with physical activity.  Although I remained active and competitive throughout my life, I was never really satisfied with the traditional gym setting.  I always found it so b-o-r-i-n-g.  When I first thought of joining Crossfit — I will admit — as much as I was intrigued, I was also intimidated.  If anyone else has the same thought, know that if I can do it, you can too.  Yes, some days are harder than others, but the satisfaction of completion provides more reward than my best days down the mountains of Alta, Park City, and Park West (as it was known back then).

Today I enjoy (a better round of) golf, running, find I am fascinated with indoor rock climbing, love watching all kind of professional sports, and spending time with family and friends.

I have been active in the Agoge community since 2013 and earned my certificate as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in early 2015.  I truly can’t imagine making the same progress at any other gym.  Here at Agoge, it’s the community of support, friendship, hearty cheers from across the gym and active participation in my fitness goals that bring me to the gym each week.  All that, and it’s never boring.

 

P1850602Steve Silva

Coach
steve@agogegym.com

From my youth, I have always been an active individual whether it is running, playing baseball or hiking.  As I got busier with life, either raising a family or running a business, my activity decreased and my diet suffered.  Sound familiar?  If so, you know the results as they are all too familiar and are what most of us struggle with: lethargy, overweight and health issues.  Often times we fool ourselves and think that this is all a part of life and everyone goes through it, so why bother.  I did!  But it got old real fast and I had enough and joined Agoge almost six years ago.  My life has not been the same since.

Now as a CrossFit Level 1 trainer, I am passionate about working with people who are stuck in this cycle to help them break out of those old patterns through exercise and dieting.  CrossFit is a means to that end.  You know, I am still working on improving my own fitness and health and will be doing so for the rest of my life.  Make no mistake, it is hard and challenging, but it is so worth it.  Come join me.

 

IMG_3824Joel Thomas

Coach
joel@agogegym.com

CrossFit changed my life! Coaching is my purpose and passion, and it’s what I do best! Coaching is not my job or even my career; it’s my talent for discovering the athlete that’s inside of everyone … not just some of us. I’m honored and blessed to apply nearly 20 years of coaching experience and a little bit of knowledge from a couple of Masters degrees to the fitness world. Working with thousands of athletes, I developed a niche for corrective exercise, sports performance, mobility, “core” stability, and functional training. I’ve had the opportunity to share my principles, strategies, and techniques with very diverse athletes, clients, and patients of all levels and ability. Over the years, I’ve coached Pee Wee football, varsity NCAA division I athletes at Washington State University and Seattle University men’s soccer, in addition to several Olympic skiers. However, most of the people I coach are moms and dads with busy lifestyles, their beloved children, or even the grandparents in their 70’s. Having spent over 80 weeks mentored by two of the nation’s top physical therapists and movement “gurus”, I developed the knowledge required to help clients avoid and recover from athletic injuries using CrossFit and applied functional science.

Joel is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer with the following additional qualifications:

  • Univ. of Idaho, Master of Science – Human Movement Science
  • Univ. of Washington, Master of Education – Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership
  • Voted 2009 Best Personal Trainer in Western Washington by KING5’s Evening Magazine
  • American College of Sports Medicine: Health Fitness Specialist
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Lake Washington Technical College Faculty Member: Exercise Science/Personal Training Program
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Faculty Member for Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Gray Institute – Fellow of Applied Functional Science
  • National Lecturer on Applied Functional Science
  • Proud dad of his son Morgan and daughter Adeline

14468721_10154420408324404_5078684394333959921_oKC Kerker

Coach
KC@agogegym.com

KC is a USA Weightlifting coach and olympic lifting competitor, as well as a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.