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About Us

Welcome to Grit City Wellness, a premier Fitness and Recovery studio. We believe self-care should be fun, fast, and effective. Join a movement of in-the-know athletes and early adopters who are using ancient techniques and modern technology to train harder, recover faster, kick chronic pain, maintain their edge, and renew peace of mind.

Meet the Team

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Sara Hoban

Wellness Club Director

Sara is originally from Northern California but ventured to the PNW from Arizona. She attended Arizona State University where she played Division I soccer for the Sun Devils and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business with an emphasis in Sports and Media Studies. Sara and her husband, Troy, moved to Tacoma in the Spring of 2019 and have been falling in love with the area more and more every year. Sara’s favorite thing about working at Grit City Wellness is connecting with every individual that walks through the door and helping them achieve their max potential, whatever that might look like. She loves going camping with her dog during the summer, snowboarding in the winter, or enjoying a beer at a local brewery. Stop in to say hi, and feel free to bring your pup by for some pets and a treat!

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Theresa Taylor

Fitness Director, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Theresa is a Cali transplant, after moving up and down the West Coast, her little family decided to call the PNW home. She’s had a love for exercise and fitness, playing sports and challenging her body at a young age, so it was only fitting to follow her passion. After graduation from Cal State Monterey Bay with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, she began sharing her knowledge and love for strength training with the Tacoma Community. When she’s not in the gym, you might find her skating around with her daughter, chilling in a hammock, or perfecting her BBQ’n skills. Come gain some strength with her!

B.S Kinesiology: Exercise Science

Certificates: ACSM CPT (American College of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer)

PPSC (Pain-Free Performance Specialist)

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Brooke Taylor

Wellness Specialist, Yoga Instructor

Brooke Taylor started her yoga journey in 2013 and became a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher in 2019. She has been able to use her yoga practice as a way to cope with mental illness, improve her mind-body connection, and find peace within. She hopes to help others do the same through her foundational and restorative classes. Brooke strongly believes in the magic of a solid yoga practice and it’s capability to heal. People often refer to Brooke as a bubbly, multi-passionate gal who tries to find joy in the everyday. She helps her students find their worth and go after their wildest dreams. While instruction with Brooke as your personal cheerleader is always fun, they aren’t for the faint of heart. She goes deep, gets personal and growth is always inevitable. When she’s not at Grit, you can find her with a dirty chai in hand, cooking, reading or solo-traveling.

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Jered Bailey

Wellness Specialist, Holistic Health Coach

Jered’s journey began when he started to shift his perspective. In becoming more aware of how the influences in his life were impacting him, his sensitivities to his own inner workers were becoming clearer. When the invisible world full of emotional and energetic properties started to come into focus, that was when things started to make more sense to him. Radical honesty and vulnerability created an opening and pathway for him to be open enough to create room for himself, and witness the ways in which the pain and trauma in his life had really been affecting him — mind, body, and spirit. It is his desire to share his story and perspective with others and aid them on their own embodiment journey. When Jered isn’t at Grit City, you can typically find him preparing delicious meals or outdoors reconnecting with nature.

NCCPT Personal Trainer
Precision Nutrition Coach
Certified Pain Management Specialist
Animal Flow Coach
Reiki Practitioner

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Courtney Letcher

Ashiatsu Practitioner

Courtney Letcher is a seasoned and highly skilled therapist who discovered therapeutic bodywork after a severe car accident when she was 17. Realizing this treatment helped her more than any other she was inspired to become an LMT in 2007 and has been supporting others with her variety of specialized techniques ever since. Whether you suffer from back pain, a recent injury or you are an athlete looking to enhance performance Courtney can customize a treatment session to your specific needs.

Her specialties include Ashiatsu, Deep Tissue Repair, Cupping, and Reflexology. Something that sets Courtney apart is her specialization in Ashiatsu which uses the barefoot massage technique delivering a broad consistent pressure utilizing her feet and body weight.

Among her accomplishments, Courtney has had the opportunity to train under Ruthie Hardie, the founder of Ashiatsu, work with a Rugby team in New Zealand and treat a local well-known (and loved) Women's Professional Soccer team. She has also worked extensively with Chiropractors and Physical Therapists to help patients with auto and sport-related injuries. Courtney says, "The greatest reward comes from the success stories of the patients I've had the good fortune to support. Helping people is my passion".


The Grit City Mantra

Our future is born in the every day. Not in wishes but in choices. Grit tells us that ability isn’t fixed. Grit says that talent doesn’t determine our ceiling. Commitment does. Grit tells us that age is a number not a destiny. Grit finds ways to rest, rebuild, and return to the quest faster, stronger, fresher. Grit finds what it needs to keep growing, to keep giving, to keep going. Passion in our right foot, persistence in our left, we run, walk, scramble, and climb. This is Grit City. Nobody said it was going to be easy.


A new kind of Wellness Center

As we envisioned a new kind of wellness center, we wanted to honor the impulse to invest in yourself — so that you can bring your best to the world. From our personal trainers and group instructors, to body work practitioners and recovery technology, we've spared no expense. This is our way of ensuring you can maximize your time and results.


Land Acknowledgement

Grit City Wellness acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Puyallup and Coastal Salish People. We offer this statement to recognize and honor the land and people who stewarded these lands and waterways for generations and continue to do so today. We pay respect and commit to including the voices, perspectives and histories of the Indigenous people of this land and beyond.


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