Our CrossFit Coaches

Our highly trained and certified coaches discourage unsafe and sloppy technique.  Our trainers are carefully screened to insure they have an experience level that allows them to adapt their instruction to any level of athlete from the absolutely sedentary beginner to the elite competitor.  It’s not a race of who finishes first, it’s a matter of working hard.  And that’s why at CrossFit MKG we stress the importance of scaling workouts to each individual’s ability. 

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I didn’t start my fitness journey until my early 20’s when I went to college and gained the freshman “40”. I started running and eventually started running marathons, and half marathons before discovering Martial Arts. In my 30’s I started competing in amateur kickboxing and boxing. To help improve my conditioning, a friend suggested CrossFit in 2009 and I was hooked. I love all types of fitness and continue to Cross train.

Tammy is the co-owner of MKG Martial Arts & Fitness and the manager for the CrossFit @ MKG program. Tammy has an extensive teaching background in everything from group fitness, Boxing, TRX, bootcamp, Muay Thai, self-defense, CrossFit, to coaching competitors.

She holds the rank of Level 2 Instructor under Sifu Rick Faye in Martial Arts, White Glove in Savate Kickboxing under Professor Salem Assli and an Full Instructorship in Thai Boxing under Ajarn Chai Sirisute.

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Hi my name is Val. My Crossfit story began ten years ago. A knee injury and college led to a significant weight gain. After my first session, I was absolutely hooked. Crossfit, diet, and hard work helped me lose about 80 pounds and get my active lifestyle back. Crossfit has been

a constant in my life ever since. It has not only enhanced my fitness, but given me back mobility in my knees that doctors told me I would never regain after a couple of surgeries. I thoroughly enjoy coaching and consider it a privilege to help others in their fitness journey.

Wendell “Coach” Hill - Head Weightlifting Coach

Crossfit Certified Level 1 Coach
USAW Club Coach
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
3D Maps Certified

Coach Hill began his athletic career playing a variety of sports through childhood up until High School. It was during his time in High School that he found fitness. A graduate of Central Washington University coach Hill was very active in the athletics program. He volunteered his time working with the Athletic Training staff in rehabilitating a variety of injuries; in addition he also acted as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s Basketball and Rugby.

Once he graduated he started his nationwide travels starting in Florida. While in Florida he was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Webber International. He worked with sports ranging from Football to Golf. From Florida his next stop was Ann Arbor. During his time in Michigan he met and learned from some of the most influential people in his life, Coaches Bob Morris, Jon Sanderson, and Bo Sandoval. It was during his time at the University of Michigan that inspired him to pursue the sport of Weightlifting. While in Ann Arbor he worked with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Golf programs. Upon leaving the Midwest he found himself on the east coast in Raleigh North Carolina working for North Carolina State University. He worked primarily with Men’s Basketball and the Cross Country program but in addition a variety of other sports. In the winter of 2014 he decided to return to Washington and began his Crossfit story at Sasquatch Crossfit, it was here that he was exposed to a culture that embraced health and fitness and he was instantly hooked. While settling into his coaching role at Sasquatch he began competing in the Sport of Weightlifting and began his mentorship with Olympic Weightlifting guru John Thrush. It is Coach Hill’s belief that proper functional movement is key to a successful career in fitness. He strongly encourages improving movement mechanics prior to loading movements.

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Scott Hildebrandt - Head Crossfit Coach

Crossfit Certified Level 1 Coach

At the age of 39, I was a husband, father of two young boys and working a full time management position. It was noticeable the past few years of failing to prioritize exercise took their toll. This was very difficult for me both mentally and physically, as I was always active in sports. I wanted

to get in the best shape of my life by age 40, but had no idea how. Then my wife suggested I should try crossfit. I joined a local affiliate soon thereafter and it has been a passion of mine ever since.  It was amazing how the crossfit workout methodology yielded the physical results I was looking for. What I didn’t expect was how motivating mentally it would be. To walk out of class each day with a sense of accomplishment provided my soul such an uplift. The best part was being able to share it with multiple people. The positive community vibe you get to experience is unlike anything else. I recently became a coach to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to see other individuals achieve their fitness goals and experience the other positive benefits of crossfit.

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Dustin P.

CrossFit Coach
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Tim P.

Cross Fit Coach