Management Team

  • Rob Lauren, General Manager
    Rob Lauren, General Manager

    Rob became the General Manager of the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown in December of 2006. Previously, he served as the Fitness Director of the Bellevue Place Club for two years before transferring into the same position at the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown.

    An import from the green fields of New Zealand, Rob earned a Physical education degree and a Business degree at the prestigious University of Otago. Rob has a passion for health and wellness and believes that “No matter who you are or what your fitness level is, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle will help you to achieve an invaluable sense of self worth and personal well-being”.

    Rob can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 206.443.1111 ext 217.

  • Carmen Pieske, Membership Director
    Carmen Pieske, Membership Director

    Carmen started with the Seattle Athletic Club in February of 2016. With 13 previous years in the fitness industry she has held almost every position inside club operations. From management to childcare, personal training to spin instructor Carmen has always enjoyed being a part of a fitness family. Carmen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Marylhurst University in Oregon. She has made an easy transition into the position of Director of Membership and looks forward to providing phenomenal service to all of the members at the Seattle Athletic Club.

    As a native from the PNW, but a new resident to Seattle, Carmen is looking forward to exploring all of the sights, scenery, and activities the Emerald City has to offer.

    Carmen can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 206.443.1111.