Amber French / Founder and Coach
Amber is a girly tomboy who loves to run and lift something heavy. She grew up with two brothers who introduced her to all the sports she loves today. A littler later in life she discovered a love for sprinting and received an athletic scholarship to the University of Washington. After graduation, she obtained her American Council of Exercise certification and USA Weight lifting certification. As a coach, you will find both the good cop and bad cop in Amber. She believes every workout deserves your best effort. Her goal each day- make sure every girl who walks through Vie’s doors leaves stronger and kinder.
For fun, Amber loves traveling to new places, hiking with her husband and dog, and hosting parties. She believes in living a balanced life centered on faith, relationships, and health.
Jensen / Coach
Jensen has a love for the great outdoors, hunting, and being active. She fell in love with fitness while playing multiple sports in high school. From that point on, she received her American Counsel of Exercise and USAW certification. If she’s not at Vie, chances are she is scaling a mountain or coaching high school track and soccer. Jensen is lovingly referred to as the “sweetest girl you will ever meet”, but don’t let that fool you. She attacks her workouts and pushes others to be the best they can be. Her kind spirit makes women from all walks of life feel comfortable and confident. She thrives on the energy of a class setting and loves the community that forms through hard work.
On her off time, Jensen loves to water ski, snow ski, or watch movies with her hubby, Zach. She’s your classic hometown girl, with a little twist. She can’t wait to meet you!
Heidi / Yoga
Meet Heidi- The ultimate yogi who does it all. Not only is she the queen of all those beautiful inversions we all wish we could do, she also dabbles in fencing, hiking, the trapeze, slack lining, and lifting. Her sense of adventure and spontaneity is what inspires her classes. If the word empowerment could become incarnate, Heidi would appear. She fully embraces the privilege of helping women open their hearts to healing their bodies. She breaks down barriers and exposes your raw beauty. There is no excuse to not come see her!
Heidi’s loves are her three children. Between their busy schedule and hers, she has miraculously found a balance between chaos and flow. Her secret weapons: lip-gloss, water, and gum. Who knew?!
Kathryn / Coach
Meet Kathryn! This girly-girl has the biggest heart for others and a deep passion for helping women become healthy. Kathryn has experience playing multiple sports including soccer and running track. Through athletics she learned how to compete, set goals, and embrace challenges. Kathryn pursued her love of singing and received a vocal performance scholarship to PLU. Discovering a love for fitness, she later received her ISSA and USAW training certification. Kathryn feels strongly about four things- faith, laughter, fitness, and community. Her constant smile and encouraging nature makes everyone feel at ease and welcome. She believes every workout is a gift. A gift that gives us women the opportunity to become stronger inside and out.
Things that put a smile on Kathryn’s face are baking healthy treats, singing at church, being outside and active with her husband, and coffee dates with friends. Once you meet her you will want to be her best friend! You will love working out with this chick!
Jess / Coach
Anyone who knows Jess, knows she is always up for a challenge! This semi-pro volleyball player hit the road running in the athletic department and never looked back. Jess played multiple sports in high school and received a full ride volleyball scholarship to Portland State University. While there, she kept busy and claimed the Big Sky Conference Player of the Year award and broke eight school records. Even with all this success on the court, Jess wouldn’t say this was her biggest accomplishment. You know what this athlete values more than any trophy or reward? She values the opportunity to prioritize her health while being a mother to two active kids. Jess hopes to encourage all mothers to take time for themselves and to fall in love with fitness. Jess knew Vie was her home after experiencing the warm and family oriented atmosphere. Now she wants a turn to give back to the Vie community. She cares deeply for the VieGirls and wants you to be nothing less than fierce and strong. If you ever need help, this woman is here for you.
Kelsey / Coach
Kelsey is as competent as she is sincere. We first met Kelsey as a member at Vie, and her knowledge of nutrition, her self-discipline, and desire to understand the “why” behind the form stood out to us immediately. She is everything we want a Viegirl to be- strong on the inside and outside. Kelsey played multiple sports growing up and made it a priority to stay active, even when the schedule wasn’t easy. Now she works out at Vie and gets an extra workout in everyday chasing her boys down.
Her favorite thing about Vie is the spirit of sisterhood. She loves being part of something inspiring, where every woman can come as they are and let their guard down. She admires and adds to the atmosphere of hard work, unconditional love, and respect for one another. Kelsey has helped build a place where weight and age is just a number and everyone is on the same team. Her advice to you- believe in yourself and trust the process.
Jackie / Coach
Growing up on the west coast, being a college athlete, and heavily involved in sport therapy, Jackie was immediately drawn to Vie Athletics. Her fierce and humble approach to workouts caught our eye, but her big heart for people captured our hearts. Jackie’s inspiration is pulled from her children, especially her daughter. She wants her, as well as all women, to know that being healthy is beautiful and beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. She loves kettlebells and is not afraid to use them! Watch her and be inspired.
When Jackie isn’t at Vie she is a physical therapist assistant and lymphedema therapist. For fun she loves to read, sweat, bake healthy treats, and hang out with her kiddos. This girl is a sweet presence you will want to surround yourself with. Don’t be shy and say hi.
Donna / Coach
Donna is a woman who thrives off of positive energy and Trader Joe’s cookie butter! She’s always the first to smile and say hello, putting all members at ease. Her background is in exercise science, making her classes safe and functional. If we could describe Donna in one word it would be joy. If you don’t walk in with a smile, you will leave with one. Her classes are fun and energetic! An hour of time flies by and you leave looking forward to more.
Donna wants all women to feel comfortable and empowered in a gym setting. No judgment, just smiles and hard work.
Kate / Coach
Meet Kate! Born and raised in sunny California, this girl knows how to work hard and play hard. Kate studied Kinesiology in college and has a passion for life fitness. She trains and coaches with an intensity that is contagious. You can’t help but push that extra mile when she is around. She eats clean and works hard. What you see is what you get with Kate. She believes all effort is beautiful and it’s your attitude that matters.
Kate believes moderation is key. Exercise regularly, laugh often, get outside, drink water, and have a cheeseburger once in a while. Live Vie.
Dana / Yoga
Meet Dana, lover of holistic health and movement, with your not so average story. After being in a life threatening accident at 25, she had to relearn to walk and cope with the effects of a TBI. Even through this she refused to lose hope and is never defined by her limitations. Dana discovered yoga in her wheelchair in chair yoga and never looked back. Yoga is her way to give back to the body that has been through so much. As a Mental Health Counselor and a Holistic Nutritional Health Coach, it is her desire to spread the ripple effect of health. She wants all women to feel empowered and take back their lives no matter their past, present, or future. She belongs to the movement of breaking boundaries and plays an active role in healing our members.
Dana loves sushi and eats a Fuji apple seven days a week. She’s a mom to two crazy boys and a dog lover. Give this girl a hoodie and cozy socks and she will be good to go!