Powerlifting Coaches

Maria Rodriguez – 520-301-6584 – maria@tacomastrength.com

I am a full time coach at two gyms, Figures which is in Fircrest and Tacoma Strength which is a Strength and conditioning gym in downtown Tacoma. I teach classes at both and do personal training at both.

I do small group trainings at Figures which is just an inexpensive way to get personal training with one to three other members.

Ken Gack (the Ripper)
Team Phoinix
Web Site: bruteforcestrength.com
Train out of Peak Health & Fitness, Everett, WA
I’ve been strength training for 28 years, and powerlifting for just under 20 years. In that time I’ve won a world championship and five national championships (both equipped and raw). I coach local, national and world level powerlifters. I lift and coach 100% drug free.
My training focus always begins with lifting technique followed by
progressive improvement. I’ve written over 100 articles on lifting
technique, which can be found on my website. I have melded powerlifting and strength training approaches from a number of different methodologies into my own unique style.
I don’t believe in ‘can’t’.

Patrick Tuohy– prtuohy@gmail.com

Habit Strength + Conditioning is a Tacoma based gym that caters to many fitness needs, but one that we specialize in is powerlifting.  We have many lifters of all levels, from rookies to national qualifiers that train and compete.  Coach Tuohy and Coach Tilton are USA Powerlifting Certified Club Coaches and have been training people on strength training for many years.  If you are someone that is looking to get into powerlifting, finding a group of like minded people to train with, need some help with technique and programing with strength gains or all of the above, then we are here for you.  If you have questions about us here at Habit Strength + Conditioning please feel free to email or call.  We do free consultations for new members and would be happy to set up a time to meet.

Ron White – (206) 227-4006

United Gym – Boulevard Park/Georgetown/Seattle, WA

Joshua Hendersonmuvjosh@gmail.com

I’ve been a trainer for over 2 years and have my general certification through ISSA and am working on my strength and conditioning certification through them. I’m also TRX certified. I’ve trained the winner of MUV Fitness biggest gainer competition and specialize in muscle gain and meal planning. You can put in all the work you want but without proper nutrition you won’t be all you can be. I’d love to be a reference for you for people wanting training. I love people setting and smashing goals!

Cory Gilday– coryfit@gmail.com

I have had the pleasure of being in the strength and conditioning/ sports performance field for nearly 14 years. I have the pleasure of working  with athlete from local high school stars to NFL,MLB,NHL, and NBA stars such as Shaquill Oneal, Shaun Bodiford, and Slade Norris.    It has also been my pleasure to train and prepare the  USAF special operations soldiers of the 125th Special Tactics Squadron for the past 2 years as their tactical strength and  conditioning coach.
​ B.A. Exerscise Science and History , Central College
M.S. Exercise Science  California University of Pennsylvania


Frankie Rongo

3427 161st PL SE #55

Bellevue WA 98008