Bellevue Square

Caitlyn Paus

Crossfit Bellevue

Caitlyn Paus is a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department. A graduate from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with degrees in Nursing and Kinesiology, Paus was a four year letter-winner on the softball team. Caitlyn has been doing CrossFit for three years at CrossFit Bellevue after a friend introduced her to the sport and she was instantly hooked. She obtained her Level One Certification and started coaching one year ago. Paus is a member of the CrossFit Bellevue Games Team. Her team tied for fourth place at the Northwest Regional in 2012 and is looking forward to the upcoming 2013 competition season. CrossFit allows Caitlyn to have a competitive outlet beyond her college athletics. She loves the positive attitude and motivating aspects the CrossFit Community brings. In her... Read the profile >>

Jason Wiley

Fusion Hot Yoga

Jason is a native to the northwest. He was born in Bothell, grew up in Everett and has lived in the Mill Creek area for the last 11 years. Growing up, Jason was an avid athlete; playing football, basketball and running track. He endured many sports injuries over the years that eventually led him to hang up his cleats. Due to lack of activity, two ankle surgeries and entering a busy corporate world, Jason began to pack on the pounds. In 2004, Jason discovered the mix of Bikram yoga and Power yoga and his life was transformed. He was immediately drawn in by the intensity of the yoga classes, the detoxifying effect of the sweat, the connectedness to himself and his breath, and the discipline and focus that it brought back into his life. His ankle and shoulder injuries began to heal and he... Read the profile >>

Mary Klug

Shakti Vinyasa Yoga

For Mary, discovering yoga felt like she had found the perfect pair of jeans that fit just right. Mary began practicing yoga in 2001. In 2008, Mary completed the YogaWorks 200 hour teacher training. With this training she has gained appreciation of combining the flow of Ashtanga with the alignment precision offered with Iyengar. When Mary took her first Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga class she was immediately hooked on this dynamic, comprehensive, challenging, yet accessible style of yoga. Mary completed the SHAKTI Teacher Assisting Program, Level 1 and 2 with Baron Baptiste and continues to mentor under Lisa Black. Mary’s primary teachers have been Lisa Black, Troy Lucero, and Catherine Munro. To further her passion in always being a student first, she has completed intensives with... Read the profile >>

Sami Sweeney

Pure Barre Bellevue

Raised in the Northwest, Sami has been around fitness and the outdoors her entire life. From early in her childhood, Sami competed in gymnastics and cheerleading, continuing through high school and earning a scholarship to the University of Idaho. She graduated from the University of Idaho with honors and two degrees in Finance and Economics. While in undergrad she became an avid runner and has since participated in several half and full marathons. In early 2009 Sami moved to Nashville where she became a Pure Barre teacher. It was here she fell in love with the Pure Barre technique, leaving business management to teach fitness full-time. A year later she became a Master Teacher Trainer, and traveled the southeast training new Pure Barre teachers. Currently Sami owns and operates Pure... Read the profile >>

Tommy McCarthy


Tommy is a Gulf War veteran who studied at the University of Washington and has been teaching cycling classes in the greater Seattle area for the past 10 years. In 2006, he turned his passion for cycling into a full-time job instructing classes, bike guiding, coaching and training cyclists for their first century rides. As a cycling enthusiast he can be seen riding in several local area events such as RSVP, STP and FlyWheel. His motto is: Make excuses or get results, you can't do both. Read the profile >>