Coaches

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COACH 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.

 

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COACH 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

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

Bachelor of Arts from Evergreen State College

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

 

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COACH ANNIE

 

Head Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Health Coach

I believe that health and wellness is one of the worthiest pursuits in life, but also the hardest. And what makes that pursuit easier is finding something you absolutely love doing and people you love doing it with. That’s why I’m a coach! I desire to see people discovering fun, new, community building ways to improve their health through fitness. And I get to see this happening every time I teach class!

CrossFit L-1 Trainer Certification
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Health Coach Emory University
CrossFit Kids & Kettlebell Certification
B.S. in Public Health from the University of Washington

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

 

 

 

COACH AMADO

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COACH WILL AND COACH KATE

USAW L1 Sports Performance Coaches