Welcome, Beth!

It has been almost four months since we opened our doors at our current location, and things have been going really well. We have a supportive, fun community of athletes, new and old. The physical space is working out great, with plenty of light and a lot of painful fun with the turf. And our membership has grown at a pace that has put us on a good financial footing, giving us confidence that Twenty Pound Hammer is here to stay.

While Steve and Monica will always be the main coaches, it is time to start adding coaching support. Over time, we will bring in different coaches with different experiences and skill sets to help out. As you start to see new faces, you can always count on high quality coaching to remain our top priority.

Beth Ansley pictureTo that end, we would like to introduce current TPH athlete Beth Ansley as a new TPH coaching intern. We most recently featured Beth on our social media pages for hitting all sorts of PRs after diligently following an individualized coaching program for the last couple of months. Her experience as a physical therapist will bring an additional level of expertise to our coaching staff, and we could not be more excited to have her on board. She will shadow her first classes this week, and will be transitioning into a coaching role over the next weeks and months.

Beth earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma before moving out to the Pacific Northwest as a traveling PT. She decided to make Washington her home and completed an orthopedic residency program in 2014. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and has a strong focus in manual therapy and functional based exercise. She has a passion for working with active populations and educating each individual to understand how to manage their conditions in order to prevent future injuries.


  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, University of Oklahoma
  • APTA accredited Orthopedic Residency graduate
  • Level I Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
  • FMS Level II Foundational Strength with Corrective Exercise
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Beth has judged at multiple CrossFit competitions, and has completed 27 hours of USAW Olympic weightlifting instruction and training. She enjoys combining her knowledge as a physical therapist with CrossFit’s methodology, and loves helping people realize they can still be active even while dealing with an injury.

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