Coaches

Our Team

Coach Chris - Owner

My CrossFit journey began in February of 2008, with Craig Cooper at NW CrossFit in Seattle, WA. In May of 2008 Craig left to open his own gym, Urban CrossFit and I followed him there. I had a son in October of 2009 and after a short break, returned to Urban CrossFit to resume training and prepare for my Level 1 certification in February 2010. In February 2010, I both completed my Level 1 certification. I continued in CrossFit both as an athlete and coach and in 2018 completed my Level 2 certification.

Owner of Alpha Martial Arts & Jab CrossFit

L2 CrossFit Trainer Certificate

5th degree Black Belt Ed Parker’s American Kenpo under Mr. Brian MacDonald.

Red Sash in Chaisai Muay Thai under Kru Alberto Ramirez

Coach Carissa - Manager

My goal is for you to love taking class so much that it doesn’t feel like work. I teach classes that are energetic, challenging, inspiring, and most of all fun. If you leave class with a huge smile on your face I know I’ve done my job!

“You can never be great at anything unless you love it.” – Maya Angelou

CrossFit CF-L1 Trainer,  Crossfit Kids Certification, Crossfit Kettlebell Certification

Certified Alpha Kickboxing Instructor

Chan Yellow Sash, Chaisai Muay Thai

First Aid and CPR Certified and Bachelor of Arts from Seattle Central

Coach Annie - Head Coach

Performance & Movement Specialist, Health Coach, and Jedi Master

CrossFit is fun, exciting, frustrating, hard, and always worth it. Our community rocks and I’m lucky to be a part of it. I want to help you do things you never thought you could, always keep you safe, and make sure you leave sweating, laughing, and wanting more.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”-Philo-

CrossFit L-1 Trainer Certification
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES, in progress)
Health Coach Emory University
CrossFit Kids & Kettlebell Certification
Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Washington

Coach Amado - L1 CF

Our Jab CrossFit community welcomes individuals of all beautiful sizes, backgrounds, and fitness levels.  Whether you are a new or experienced athlete, there is a place for you at Jab.  I am excited to help our athletes push beyond their perceived limits in a fun and safe space!

“The limit does not exist!” -C.H.

CrossFit L1 Trainer, Chan Blue Sash, Chaisai Muay Thai & Green Belt, American Kenpo Karate

Bachelor of Science, Human Centered Design & Engineering. Bachelor of Science, Informatics: Human-Computer Interaction. 

Master of Science, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Coach Brian - L1 CF

CrossFit Coach, Nathan Hale High School Football Coach

One of the things I love about CrossFit is that it is ALWAYS challenging— no matter if you’re a beginner or very experienced.  There is always more to learn, techniques to improve, muscles to strengthen, joints to mobilize.   PLUS, the community here is amazing— so warm, so fun, so hard-working!!!  I’m so honored to be a part of it!  Let’s keep moving!

“A body in motion tends to stay in motion” — Sir Isaac Newton

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

First Aid/CPR/AED certification from American Heart Association

Bachelor’s of Science (Civil Engineering) & Master’s of Education (Ed Leadership and Policy Studies) from the University of Washington

Coach Will and Coach Kate

Barbell Club Coaches and Olympic Lifting Specialists

After years of bicycling together we discovered CrossFit.com around 2006. In 2008 we shifted our focus and spent the next several years training and competing in local weightlifting competitions under a paid of coaches nationally certified by USAW and RKC kettlebells. When our son started taking karate classes at Alpha Martial Arts we discovered the fun and supportive people at Jab and we dove back into CrossFit.

Weightlifting is a foundational element of CrossFit and it has been transformative and empowering for us so we love sharing our training and experience with anyone interested in developing strength & technique.

USA Weightlifting L1 Sports Performance Coaches