Pam Spuehler is a personal trainer, nutritionist, and sport specific strength and conditioning coach. During her time as a student-athlete at Boston University where she earned her degree in Psychology, she became the most decorated field hockey player in BU history. She was a three time Division I All-American and was a finalist for the Honda Broderick Award, given annually to the top field hockey player in the country. She was also awarded as the Boston University female athlete of the year in 2008. In 2014 she was inducted into the BU Athletic Hall of Fame.
A Certified Personal Trainer (National Council on Strength and Fitness) and USA Field Hockey certified Level 1 and 2 Coach, Pam has a passion for overall health and fitness. Pam’s passion began when she was growing up in Massachusetts where she spent all of her time playing sports (mainly ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse). Her personal experiences as an athlete shaped who she is today.
Post collegiately Pam pursued her dreams of playing field hockey at the highest level. She lived for long stints in both Australia and Germany playing professionally for National level teams. Pam’s dream became her reality when she was invited to train full time at the United State Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA with the US Women’s National Team. From 2010-2012 she worked with some of the best strength and conditioning coaches, nutritionists, performance researchers, and psychologists while training daily for the 2012 Olympics. Playing and training at the highest level forced her to push her body and mind to greater heights.
Pam loved the sport of field hockey and worked as a Division 1 Assistant coach at her alma mater BU and later at Ohio University. In 2014 Pam’s fiancé (Jarred Rome who is a 2x Olympic Discus thrower) received a job opportunity as the track and field coach at Concordia University so they up and moved to Portland. Pam then returned to school at Portland State University where she received her Masters in Health Studies with a focus in nutrition. During this time she decided to get into Personal Training and worked at 24 Hour Fitness in Portland’s Pearl District. She fell in love with her job and her ability to impact so many people’s lives. She quickly became a Master trainer and balanced a full work schedule while also attending school full time.
In her spare time Pam coaches high school girl’s lacrosse at Oregon Episcopal School. When not working or working out she is busy being an avid Boston sports fan! You can often catch her watching New England Patriot and Boston Bruins games on her phone when they aren’t being televised out here. Pam and Jarred also love to backpack, camp, cook, and dine out. To keep her competitive juices flowing she enjoys competing in Half Marathons, Sprint Triathlons, and other running races.