Coaches

JCF-coaches4COACH CHRIS

Founder and CF-L2 Coach

I grew up in my family’s gymnastics school, Eastside Gymnastics, in Rochester, NY. Training, competing and then assistant coaching from age 6-17. I was 10 years old when the Karate Kid came out and was inspired to take an 8-week Karate class at our local rec-center. I loved it, but my parents told me I would have had to give up gymnastics or soccer (my other sport) to continue. It was a hard choice and a valuable life lesson for me on investing the limited resources of time and money. I put my Karate career on hold until I was a freshmen at Syracuse University and have been training and teaching Martial Arts ever since.

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.

 

 

JCF-coaches2COACH CARISSA

Manager and CF Level 1 Coach

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 the mat 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 

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)
Health Coach Emory University
CrossFit Kids & Kettlebell Certification
Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Washington

 

 

COACH BRIAN

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 AMADO

CrossFit Coach

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 WILL AND COACH KATE

USAW L1 Sports Performance Coaches