TEAM

HEAD COACHES

It takes significant experience, education, and dedication to be a head coach at Twenty Pound Hammer.

The Rest of the Team

The rest of the team working to make your experience the best it can be.

  • STEVE AMOROSO Founder & Head Coach


    My belief is that fitness is an evolving lifetime journey. Depending on your current goals and function, your fitness can and should evolve with you! What does that look like exactly? For some folks, it may be some dedicated strength training and weekend trail runs. It may be group CrossFit classes. It may be Yoga and spin class. It may be some mobility work at home to restore lost ranges of motion and an evening walk with family or friends. It may be a daily bike commute and weekend yard work along with a healthy diet. My point here is that anytime someone moves, regardless of the type, its a good thing.

    My job is to make you a healthier better version of yourself. It’s to give you the tools and the direction to help you be a better version of you. Want to be healthy and strong to chase down and play with your kids? Be strong and resilient for ski season? Weight loss? Be able to run a 5K anytime, maintain a healthy bodyweight and maintain current strength levels? Are you a former athlete that likes to get after it and thrives in a team environment? Are you a current CrossFit athlete that enjoys competing in local and national competitions? Do you have a dynamic and physically demanding job?

    As a husband and father with an athletic background, I understand the needs of my clients. I’ve been coaching and training clients for over 15 years. I believe in forming meaningful relationships with my clients based on honest conversations, ongoing assessment and purposeful programming. Fitness should be fun and meaningful! My goal is to create a community of like- minded folks that believe in hard work, a shared sense of community, having fun and understand the role fitness has in their lives.

    Qualifications

    • OPEX Level 2 (In progress)- Program Design, Assessment, Nutrition
    • OPEX Level 1 Associate Coach- Program Design, Assessment, Nutrition, Life Coaching, Business Systems
    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Movement and Mobility
    • CrossFit Kids
    • Poliquin Personal Trainer
    • Washington State K-12 Health and Fitness Professional Teaching Certification

    Seminars/Workshops

    • Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting
    • Robb Wolff Nutrition
    • Eric Cressey Shoulder Assessment, Corrective Exercise, and Programming
    • Ido Portal Movement X
    • MoveNat Power and Agility
  • MONICA OLSSON Founder & Head Coach


    I grew up in Woodside, CA, where I played team sports through school and competed in equestrian show jumping. I was introduced to CrossFit shortly after moving to Boston in 2010 to pursue a Master’s degree in theology. In addition to being enthused by my own athletic progress, I came to appreciate CrossFit’s capacity for helping people push past their perceived limitations, and wanted to be in a position to help facilitate that process for others. The OPEX coaching certification has allowed me to integrate my athletic and academic tendencies, and I loves using both to help members grow in fitness and understanding. Health and well-being reach far beyond the physical, and I love connecting with our members to help them live balanced, authentic lives both in and out of the gym.

  • ERIC DAGG Founder (Non-Coaching)


    I discovered CrossFit in 2007 and instantly became a fan. After several years of doing CrossFit workouts on my own, I joined a local affiliate and was hooked. The sense of community and healthy competition among the members was amazing and inspiring. I saw first-hand the benefits that a sound gym with quality instructors can provide.

    In college I rowed varsity Crew, where I first gained my passion for health and fitness. Recently I discovered a new passion in fitness nutrition. Twenty Pound Hammer is my way to explore this new interest and help people lead healthier lives.

    I have a Precision Nutrition Level 1 coaching certificate and am hard at work on the year long program to earn my Level 2 certification.

    I will be helping CrossFit Twenty Pound Hammer with the back office operations. Additionally, I will be working with clients to help meet their goals via nutrition coaching.

    Outside of the gym, I coach youth sports teams for my both kids. If I’m not watching or coaching youth sporting events, then I’m usually spending time with family and friends. I also love being outdoors and especially enjoy skiing in deep powder.

  • ROSS ROSEN Founder (Non-Coaching)


    I’ve been addicted to exercise since I was a kid. As an adult, I thought the only exercise for adults was running. But as the world’s worst runner, it wasn’t a lot of fun. Then I discovered CrossFit and realized there was another path. I’ve been hooked since.

    Although I’m not a coach, I’ve got a lot of business experience which I’ve used to help Twenty Pound Hammer. I’ve spent over 25 years building new markets for startups – as a software engineer, a product manager, a marketing executive, a sales leader, and as a founder and CEO. I’ve been part of wild successes, moderate successes, and outright failures. When I got the opportunity to apply my startup experience to a field I love, I jumped at it.

    I’ve got two kids, a crazy dog (who you’ll see in the gym), and I love being in the mountains. I used to be more active in them, but these days if I can just get there at all, even for just a two mile hike with my 5 year old, I’m happy. I also love telemark skiing and windsurfing.

  • VANESSA IMUS, MS, RD Nutrition Coach


    My interest in nutrition stems from my passion for running and always wanting to improve my performance. Gaining an education in nutrition was key in teaching myself how to properly fuel my body. Food has such a HUGE impact on how you feel day in and day out. Eating the wrong foods for your body can cause fatigue, inability to lose weight, poor mental function, digestive issues, a slowed metabolism, anxiety and depression, among countless other symptoms. I enjoy teaching clients how to make changes to manage a healthy diet in a way that works best for them.

    See results from your workouts so much faster by dialing in on your nutrition!

    Background: Having earned a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University I am nationally and state licensed as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Dietitian. I also provide medical nutrition therapy at the University of Washington Weight Loss Management Clinic and teach Human Nutrition at the local University of Phoenix campus.