About Us

Who We Are

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Coach Natalie:
CFLV 2,  CFWeightlifting   

I live in and grew up in Kitsap County. I love the outdoors and everything the North West has to offer to someone who likes nature. On my “free time”, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. We are active and like to hike, SUP, camp, boat and have fun outside!

I was introduced to CrossFit by a friend who loved it. I was fed up with doing the typical routine workouts and felt like I was at a plateau with my progress. I needed something to push me and get me excited to work out again. Then I tried my first CrossFit work out. WOW! It kicked my butt! But I had never felt that way after a work out before, ever! I felt alive and like I was really challenged. I was hooked!

After a few years I decided it was time to share this awesome way of fitness and community with others! I love helping athletes reach their fitness goals and watching people’s bodies and minds transform. Fitness can be fun, rewarding and even life changing if you let it! Our tight knit family is the best part. I wouldn’t change it for the world!

 

Coach Jared:  
CFLV 1,  USPA

I grew up in Kitsap County and was raised with a love for the outdoors. I love spending time with my best friend and wife Natalie. Being active with camping, hiking, mt. biking, lacrosse, lifting weights and any sport involving a board is how we usually spend our “free time”.

After getting bored with the redundancy of lifting weights with the whole chest/tri, back/bi, legs/shoulder routine, I saw a post my friend made about CrossFit. I watched a video and decided I was going to trade my “international chest day” (aka. Monday) in for a CrossFit work out. It was awesome and terrible! The workout was fun, but challenging. I felt pretty out of shape despite my activity level. However, I knew it was something I wanted to continue doing.

Now, the best part of my day is being at the gym and helping people become stronger versions of themselves, and helping them realize what they are capable of. When our athletes leave at the end of the night, I want it to be the best part of their day!

 

Coach Chris:
CFLV 2, USPA

I’m from the Midwest, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve always tried to be outside doing something. I remember catching bullfrogs or snakes barehanded and riding my sweet BMX through the woods. I’ve since dabbled in a number of sports and activities, but only a few core activities really resonated with me; backpacking, snowboarding, downhill mountain biking, and weightlifting.

I first heard of the CrossFit program in 2009, while trying to get in better shape for 12+ hour adventure races. There were a number of accounts where athletes had improved their joint and muscular endurance through CrossFit. Just over a month after stepping into my first CrossFit gym and with a few diet adjustments, I ended up shaving 30lbs of bodyweight and ~2 minutes from my 1.5 mile run.

For me, coaching classes was a fortuitous occurrence. I loved learning about health science, technical aspects to physical movement, and sharing it with others. What keeps me coming back are those seemingly random, but extremely profound moments, when an athlete tells me how I’ve made a difference in their life.

Why We Do What We Do

At TCF our goal is to make everyone feel welcome and provide a fun,  supportive, community driven atmosphere. Our coaches  are dedicated to assisting you safely and effectively accomplish your fitness goals, by teaching you the proper form an technique for every movement.  We wholeheartedly believe that CrossFit is for EVERYONE  and can be done by ANYONE. We care about our athletes and the progress they make.

What Is CrossFit?

Defined by CrossFits founder Greg Glassman, “CrossFit increases work capacity across broad time and modal domains. This is a discovery of great import and has come to motivate our programming and refocus our efforts. This far-reaching increase in work capacity supports our initially stated aims of building a broad, general, and inclusive fitness program”
http://journal.crossfit.com/2007/04/understanding-crossfit-by-greg.tpl

CrossFit provides us the tools and ability to reclaim our bodies through fitness. We do this through guided small group workouts which are constantly varied, performed at high intensity, with movements that are organic and functional.
For us, fitness is not a subjective feeling, but a state of being that is objectively quantifiable through the use of measured workouts and careful record keeping of continual personal achievements.