Anchorage, AK

The Last Frontier

Where We SLAM

Harry J. McDonald Center

13701 Harry McDonald Rd Eagle River, AK 99577

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday | 9:30 – 10:30

The McDonald Center is Alaska’s Premier Sports facility! Olympic ice arena, turf field, 2 running tracks, meeting and party rooms, outdoor field and everything a SLAM community could want!

Questions? Contact Laura.

Mountain View Boys and Girls Club

315 Price St, Anchorage, AK 99508

Thursdays & Fridays | 9:30 – 10:30

Questions? Contact Laura.

Eagle River Town Square Park (Summer)

*Summer months only

11924 Business Blvd, Eagle River, AK

Town Square park offers a lot of open space to run and S.L.A.M. There are small paved areas, some paths and hills to add fun dynamics to our classes. After class, there is fun playground equipment for bigs and littles to scramble over including 3 different slides, climbing walls, a music station, two different types to spin on, a giant rocker, and more.

Parking & Meeting Location

There are multiple parking lots around the park. We will park and start hill/bus stop parking lot.

Questions? Contact Laura.

Eagle River Town Square Park

Harry J. McDonald Center

Mountain View Boys and Girls Club


Laura Sasala |

Laura is an ACE certified group fitness instructor, Pregnant and Postpartum Athlete Coach, military wife, mother of three boys, and owner of SLAM Anchorage. She has a bachelors in Elementary Education, a Masters in Education, and her Administrative Certification, all through the University of Portland in Oregon. She was an elementary teacher and high school cross country coach in Fairbanks, Alaska before moving to California and having her first baby in 2016. She then became a stay at home mom. She discovered a S.L.A.M. affiliate when she was 6 weeks postpartum in Monterey, CA and knew from her first class that this would become part of her life. When her family moved to New York in 2019 she helped open SLAM Fort Drum which became a successful community of supportive women who encouraged each other through deployments (including her husband’s in 2020), the COVID shutdowns, and all the stages of motherhood. Laura is passionate about building communities where women feel accepted, seen, challenged and loved. She enjoys running, especially trail running, and enjoys training for marathons, especially the Equinox marathon in Fairbanks which she has run four times. She also loves skiing, hiking, and of course, sweating like a mother during class.













The Anchorage Team

Bridget Dyson | Instructor

Bridgett Dyson found SLAM six weeks after the birth of her second daughter, Piper. Three years later, she’s a mother of four who recently left her job as an event manager to focus more time on her family.

Bridgett is a lifelong Alaskan with two business degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a certified group fitness instructor through AFAA. She grew up riding and competing in equestrian events and spent many summers and family vacations on her grandparents farm in Dalhart, TX.

Bridgett married her husband, Jon, on the north shore of Oahu in 2014. The two have four daughters, Peyton, Piper and twins Blakely and Brooklynn. When not at SLAM, Bridgett enjoys being the “spotter” on family hunting trips, camping, snowmachining and traveling the great state of Alaska.

Kaitlin Monsalve | Instructor

Kaitlin is National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, a Womens Fitness Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist and is also CPR/AED certified. She’s also working towards her Group Personal Training Specialization. She has been working as a personal trainer in the health and fitness industry for 10 years. Kaitlin has always been passionate about fitness but after becoming a mom she really began a new approach. Incorporating heavier weights and mobility into her classes is her favorite. She loves to help empower mamas to feel like their strongest self and maybe try an exercise or two that they didn’t realize they could do. “I love being part of this community and being a small part of these amazing women’s health and fitness journeys. Alaska just wouldn’t be the same without SLAM.”


Camille Grundhausen | Instructor

Camille is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor with a Bachelor’s in Pre-Med Biology. She is CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association. She and her husband have 3 kids. They are a military family, so each kid was born in a different state. She found SLAM in Cameron/Sanford, NC just as they opened up. Unfortunately, Camille moved to Savannah a few weeks later, but she jumped right into SLAM Savannah the second week she moved. There, she leaned hard on the SLAM community as they (and others) carried her through ups and downs, deployments and TDYs, goals crushed and an injury. She then moved to Leavenworth, KS where she again jumped into the SLAM community.

At Leavenworth, Camille had a unique experience of working with Dr. Addie Holzmann, doctor of physical therapy and pelvic floor PT, and SLAM Nation’s pelvic floor guru. She had an injury that just wouldn’t budge, and after 7 medical professionals, Addie was the one to finally get her all fixed up. Now, fully recovered, Camille loves integrating a moment or two of reset and connection in a workout.

Camille’s favorite way to workout is to run. She has found a lot of joy incorporating her kiddos in the training. While yes, it can be tricky, frustrating, and exhausting at times, they have made some pretty awesome memories. Especially here in Alaska where the views are breathtaking.



Laura Sasala | Owner & Instructor

Laura is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and also CPR/First Aid certified. In 2019 she became a Pregnant and Postpartum Athleticism Coach. She is an elementary school teacher by trade and was a high school cross country coach with a bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a Masters in Education and her Administrative Certification all through the University of Portland, OR. She discovered SLAM when she was 6 weeks postpartum in Monterey, CA. Laura knew from her first class that this would become part of her life. Five years later she owns two SLAM locations (Fort Drum and Anchorage) and she is so excited for the opportunity she gets to create a place where women feel accepted, seen, challenged and loved. She enjoys running, skiing, hiking, and of course, sweating like a mother during class.

I seriously cannot say enough wonderful things about S.L.A.M.! Every workout is something different and as challenging as you want to make it. This group works because of the moms that come and push each other day in and day out. It isn’t just a fitness class, these women become your tribe! And Katie is one of the best, as a fitness professional, athlete and friend!

Erin D.

Anchorage SLAMer