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Forest Coaches are uniquely trained to help you create a life free from pain with a capacity for movement that comes from a place of deep strength and joy. 

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Our Coaches offer

Intelligent Program Design for Strength, Stability and Balance.  

UNIQUELY QUALIFIED

You can count on learning the newest wave of sports science from our coaches who have hundreds of hours of training from industry-leaders like, Strong First, Oxygen Advantage, ZHealth, Power Pilates, and more.

BODY-POSITIVE, ALWAYS.

We envision radically changing the fitness landscape to include individual empowerment and eliminate negative body image. We are strongly “anti-shaming” and coach with heart-forward, to the human being - FIRST. We empower you to love your body now.

HEART-FIRST LEADERS

We believe kindness is the fastest way to a happy body. You are cared for every step of the way with members of the Forest team that truly care about, and are dedicated to your health, success and happiness.

MEET THE FOREST COACHES

ANNIE FOREST

Metabolism, Pain-Relief, Lifestyle

"It is my mission to teach my staff and clients the importance of the Whole Self, how to practice living and training with grace, acceptance and consistent skill development so that we can all make a change in our corner of the world."

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TROY BAILEY

Powerlifting, Speed, Nutrition

"I am dedicated to helping others reach their goals and dreams. I create interactions and relationships that are memorable, energizing, and educational so that others can live pain-free and filled with strength."

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AMANDA BAUER

Kettlebells, Running, Breathing

"I envision a world where every person can experience joy in movement and athletic performance. Using breathing, kettlebells, running and mindfulness, it is my mission to help people live fearlessly."

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LAURA NOVAK

Yamuna Body Rolling, Mobility

“It is my goal to help clients move in a way that feels good, but also brings them joy. I believe that our bodies should not hold us back; but carry us into what we love to do. I use fascial rolling techniques, yoga, and corrective exercises to help decrease pain levels while increasing mobility.” 

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LAUREN RAE

Pilates, Mobility, Energy Work

"I am passionate about cultivating wellness through core training, spinal alignment and balanced energy systems. I offer a safe, fun, and engaging approach to movement and mindfulness with the goal of helping my clients become stronger, more stable and more connected."
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MATT MCHUGH

Kettlebells, Functional Movement

"I believe every body is capable of great things and have made it my mission to teach others how to do that in a fun, safe environment with kettlebells and functional movement."



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"Working with Forest Coaching has been one of the best, most positive & empowering experiences of my life. Thank you!" 

"I woke up today tired, unmotivated and anxious, but my session with Amanda totally turned my mood around completely! Thank you!"

"Annie's ability to evolve and bring new experiences to your clients (and the world) continues to inspire me! Bravo!"

CLIENT CARE & SUPPORT TEAM

BRITTANY LILLEGARD 

Operations Manager

200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher, RKC Level I Kettlebell Instructor, Original Strength Foundations, FRCms (Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist), Wim Hof Method Instructor (in training)

I have a diverse background as a strength coach, anatomy teacher, yoga, meditation, and breathwork facilitator and enjoy connecting multiple kinds of movement and mind practices to take my students on unique, playful, and connective journeys. As operations manager here at Forest Coaching, it's my goal to make sure that your experience with us, easy, joyful and nourishing. Every now and then, expect me to pop up into a class to say hi!

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LEANNE POLLARD

Client Care & Scheduling

BS in Nutrition, Community Organizer & Supporter 

I'm here for YOU! Don't hesitate to reach out to me with your questions. I'm dedicated to serving you and helping to build our Forest community. 

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