Jimmy McCurry Jr. CSCS CES
Owner/ Head Coach
Jimmy is a Woodinville native. He attended Woodinville high school and graduated in 2007. Jimmy wrestled in high school and fell in love with weight training. Through wrestling, he illustrated at an early age his work ethic. In 2007 a new award was created at Woodinville to represent that hard work. Jimmy has the honor of presentingthis award to the most improved wrestler every year, the McCurry award. Jimmy has coached wrestling for Leota Timbercrest and Woodinville.
Jimmy has 7 years experience as a personal trainer/strength coach. Jimmy completed Western Washington University’s Kinesiology program in 2011. While completing this program and working as a personal trainer he went on to earn the gold standard in strength coach certifications, the NSCA CSCS. Jimmy is always educating himself, reading the most recent scientific research, referencing text books from well respected professors and attending seminars regularly. After earning his CSCS Jimmy earned a certification as a corrective exercise specialist (CES) from Kinetic Integrations. Jimmy is currently pursuing certification from the Postural Restoration Institute adding to his breadth of knowledge.
Tory Sigurdson, CSCS
Tory is the mother of 2 teenage boys, a competitive powerlifter, an amateur natural physique and bodybuilding competitor, and a sporadic triathlete.
Tory has competed in 5 long course and Half-Ironman Distance triathlons, 4 marathons, and too many Olympic and sprint distance tris and half-marathons to count. She discovered a love of things that take discipline. She ultimately loves the sense of accomplishment she feels after having trained toward a new goal and decided she wanted to help other have that same feeling.
Tory has had the good fortune to have trainers that cared about her reaching her goals safely, which has motivated her to become a trainer herself. At age 45, Tory decided to follow her dream and went back to school to become a Strength Coach. In 2015, she earned the gold standard in the industry, the NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. She is constantly learning and is currently working toward a USPA coaching certification (powerlifting), and the USAT Level I Coaching certification (triathlon).
“While I have been an athlete at Progressive Performance from the beginning, I am really excited to work with Jimmy and the members at PP. We have a very strong community and I intend to to provide the same high quality training we have all experienced from Jimmy.”
Emily Rendahl, NASM-CPT
Coach & Community Outreach Director
Emily is a competitive powerlifter, creative mind, horse woman, and coach. Graduate of Woodinville High School, she went on to graduate from Washington State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in French & Linguistics. After reconnecting with an old classmate – Coach Jimmy (having been in school together since they were 9 years old) – Emily made the decision to make her fitness a priority and joined Progressive Performance as a general fitness client. Before too long, Jimmy had piqued her interest in becoming a powerlifter, and she competed in her first meet in June 2018 – there was no turning back after that. Emily has been bitten by the iron bug, and competes several times annually. Emily decided to take her passion for fitness to the next level by officially becoming a full-time coach at Progressive Performance in March 2019. Emily is certified through NASM, and looks forward to pursuing her CSCS credentials in the future. In addition to coaching PPStrength clients, Emily is the Community Outreach Director, Nutrition Coach, and Creative Graphics & Marketing specialist for Progressive Performance. When not at the gym, you can find Emily at the barn playing with her horse Roxie or teaching others how to horseback ride, or in her craftroom creating handmade cards.
Coach & Official Gym Greeter
Penny is Coach Jimmy’s dog! She loves pets between sets, and isn’t shy about soliciting your attention! Penny is friendly to every new friend she meets – the gym is her home away from home, you’ll likely see her in the gym most days.
We think having Penny in the gym is wonderful, she’s a fantastic addition to our community. We dare you to leave not loving her sweet little face!