Tribe Strength Lab
At Tribe Strength Lab we build better athletes through mobility, kettlebell and barbell skills, and athletic conditioning. We believe that a resilient mind and body are essential for success in fitness and life. We know you have cool sh*t to do, and we want your training to enhance everything you do out of the gym. Our team of experienced coaches is here to help you reach your goals with strength programs that include mobility & and recovery, athletic development, mindset coaching, and nutrition guidance. We're here to help you feel and perform your best through all of life's stages.
Meet the Coaches
Julia Falamas, Founder
Professional Diploma in Health & Performance in Sport
Certificate in Sport Psychology for Athlete Development
USA Track & Field
FRC Mobility Specialist
200-HR Yoga Certified
Precision Nutrition Level 1
Julia is a lifelong athlete with over 15 years of coaching experience. A childhood gymnast and dancer turner OCR racer turned bodybuilder, turned nationally competitive weightlifter, she's trained for it all and bounced back from countless injuries, setbacks, and disappointments. She's worked with athletes of all ages (from youth to masters) to help them reach peak performance through Olympic weightlifting and sport-specific strength & conditioning. She takes a holistic approach to athlete development and prioritizes education and mental skills development so that every athlete moves easier, gets stronger, feels better and becomes more confident.
Favorite Quote: "The first and best victory is to conquer self."- Plato.
Furry Friend: Nadia, an 8 year-old pit mix
Ippolita DiPaola, Coach
FRC Mobility Specialist
Revolution in Motion Movement & Performance
Ippolita di Paola is a born and raised NYC native, who fell in love with nature when working abroad in Guatemala, and finally found home in Vermont. Her first career was in international activism and community development in Latin America, but after years of neglecting herself, Ippolita turned her personal weight loss and strength building journey into a career helping others do the same. Ippolita loves strength training with barbells and kettlebells, competing in pullups, and trail running, and more recently learned how to ski and mountain bike. Combining her two careers and passions, Ippolita formed Be Well-Do Good Retreats in 2018 to support local causes while experiencing beautiful places during wellness retreats.
Favorite Quote: "You can do anything you set your mind to"- Benjamin Franklin
Furry Friend: Rio, a 3 year old lab-mix
What Our Athletes Say
What I love about working with Julia is that she's all about longevity and playing a strong mental game both in lifting and in life. She is attentive to details in regards to improving technique. And she tailors her approach to the specific person!
Julia is the epitome of an outstanding weightlifting coach, seamlessly blending kindness and care with intelligent programming tailored to individual needs. Julia's unique ability to actively listen, provide constructive feedback, and instill unwavering belief in her athletes sets her apart. Her coaching transcends the gym, creating an inclusive and motivating space that fosters not only physical strength but also mental resilience.
Lianne & Scott
My husband Scott and I have been doing Crossfit for 2-3 years. We love it, but we've been frustrated with our lack of progress on the olympic lifts over the years. Working with Coach Julia was one of the best decisions we've ever made. If all her physical knowledge isn't enough, know that she will also help you with your mental game, which is almost of equal importance. She is a pedagogue and technician of the highest degree, and a supportive, attentive coach.
We're both lifting heavier, better, and more efficiently thanks to her.
“I’ve been working with Ippolita since 2017, initially to strengthen my feet and recover from plantar fasciitis. In addition to her rehab/Revolution in Motion work, Ippolita is a terrific all-around fitness trainer, and during the Covid-19 pandemic, I’ve been incredibly impressed with her ability to design demanding and innovative strength programs outside of the gym, with limited equipment, both in-person and over Zoom. I have recommended her to all of my friends.
When I started with Julia, she had me start working with barbells (which I'd never really worked with before) and wasn't too sure what to think. But kept coming back.... Three years later, I've competed in 4 city wide weightlifting competitions, and will be attending my first national meet in Spring of 2024.
Coach Julia has and continues to walk by my side through every peak, trough, chaotic and boring part of my education and growth as an athlete and as a human. I've never once questioned where she has stood. I know undoubtedly that this woman is by my side, and all of her athlete's 100% of the time. No. Question.