Author Archives: Nadia Shatila

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Workout: Push Jerk: 2-2-2-2-2

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The 2017 American Open Series 1

CrossFit Belltown’s very own Nadia Shatila and Lincoln Brigham are headed out to Reno, Nevada this weekend to compete in the first series of this year’s USAW American Open! The top 3 lifters overall in each weight category will qualify for the American Open Finals later this year.

USA Weightlifting will be live-streaming the entire three-day competition here starting at 6:00am this Friday, March 17th. Nadia will be lifting on the blue platform at 11:00am on Friday, while Coach Lincoln will be lifting later that afternoon (also on the blue platform) at 4:00pm — both Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to tune in and support both of our lifters!

Good luck, Nadia and Lincoln!

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Member Spotlight: Kelly Andrews


Name: Kelly Andrews

DOB: 04-18-83

Occupation: Retail Manager

CrossFitting Since: 2012

First Memorable CrossFit Experience: My first pull-up at CrossFit London

Favorite WOD: Diane

Favorite Lift: Deadlifts (they are glorious)

Least Favorite WOD: Fran

Favorite CrossFit Moment: Going to the games in 2015 and watching Katrín and Ben win.

Why You Do CrossFit: The people around me there are sensational.

Favorite Cheat Meal: Halo Top Red Velvet Ice Cream

CrossFit Secret: Don’t be too proud to scale. Trust what the coaches suggest and it will work out.

What Do You Do On Rest Days: When living in Seattle, I explore the outdoors and am on the search for the best coffee house.

What Can’t You Live Without: ROMWODS

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere there is a beach – currently Cabo is ahead.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Workout: Complete as many reps as possible in 5 minutes of:

5 Muscle-Ups

10 Power Cleans (155, 105)

Accessory: 100 Banded Face Pulls


Sign Up For The 2017 Trident Championships!

With the 2017 CrossFit Open quickly coming to a close, this is the perfect time to switch focus and prepare for your very first weightlifting meet! Whether you are new to weightlifting or a long-time enthusiast, join us June 24th for the Trident Championships in Tacoma, Washington!

CFBT Resident Weightlifting Coach, Lincoln Brigham will be taking a group to lift at this meet; Thursday and Saturday weightlifting classes will be geared towards prepping you for the competition.

No experience necessary! Lincoln will help you prepare; there is nothing to lose and a lot of fun to be gained.

We want to get a lot of folks involved in this meet, so sign up ASAP as this meet sells out VERY quickly.

Click here for info and registration — please register for the OPEN session on Saturday, and email once you have done so!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Workout: Front Squat: 3-3-3-3-3

Accessory: 4×25 Banded Pull-Through


The Weekly Specials

We’ve got a few new menu items from NW FitMeals this week, in case you feel like you’ve been eating the same thing every day for lunch and dinner (chicken and vegetables, anyone?) for the last few weeks.

Our menu this week includes:

Paleo Chicken Salad $10.99
Paleo Grassfed Beef Chili $11.99
Paleo Teriyaki Pulled Pork $11.99
Paleo Turkey Zucchini Meatballs $11.99
Paleo Cobb Salad w/ Grilled Chicken $11.99
Paleo Turkey Chorizo Burger $11.99
Paleo Corned Beef & Cabbage $11.99 (Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!)

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Workout: “Annie”

50-40-30-20-10 reps for time of:



Accessory: Accumulate 3:00 in handstand (against a wall or freestanding)

We Lift One Another Up

There were some incredible feats of human strength accomplished last Friday, with maybe the most impressive, but definitely the most important being everyone’s capacity to support and lift one another up.

Cheering for someone who needs it, supporting someone who needs it, elevating someone who needs it -all are immensely important in our journey to be better. When we do for others, we actually help to fulfill ourselves as well. The most valuable lift to practice is lifting other people up — all the way up!

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Workout:  “Jackie”

For Time:

1,000m Row
50 Thrusters (45)
30 Pull-Ups

Accessory: 3×15 GHD Sit-Ups to Parallel, 3×15 Hip Extensions


Do You!

The CrossFit Open season — everyone is watching what everyone else is doing; everyone is LeaderBoarding and asking themselves “where do I stack up?”  And while that may be a fair question to ask, the bigger question that needs to be asked is ‘how good do you feel about YOU and you alone.’ The alternative is usually to use ‘rankings’ as a litmus test for gauging success.

As an athlete, feeling threatened by other people doing what you do is a sign of weakness. It’s a sign that you do not have control over your own progress. Your most fierce competitor is and will always be you. The more you try to be like someone else to beat them at their game, the more you’re going to lose, because you’re playing someone else’s game.

Do you, and tomorrow do you better than you did it today. If you feel threatened by another athlete, another coach, or the business up the road — your time isn’t yours, it’s theirs.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Workout: CrossFit Open Workout 17.3:

Prior to 8:00, complete:
3 rounds of:
6 chest-to-bar pull-ups
6 squat snatches, 95 lb.
Then, 3 rounds of:
7 chest-to-bar pull-ups
5 squat snatches, 135 lb.
*Prior to 12:00, complete 3 rounds of:
8 chest-to-bar pull-ups
4 squat snatches, 185 lb.
*Prior to 16:00, complete 3 rounds of:
9 chest-to-bar pull-ups
3 squat snatches, 225 lb.
*Prior to 20:00, complete 3 rounds of:
10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
2 squat snatches, 245 lb.
Prior to 24:00, complete 3 rounds of:
11 chest-to-bar pull-ups
1 squat snatch 265 lb.

*If all reps are completed, time cap extends by 4 minutes.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Workout: Push Press: 3-3-3-3-3

Accessory: 3×20 Incline Rear Delt Fly’s (thumbs in)


Suit Up!

CrossFit Belltown hoodies and sweatpants are here! Emblazoned with our signature crest and “There Can Be Only One” tagline, these alternative apparel hoodies and sweats are ridiculously soft and perfect for the not-quite-spring PNW weather.

If you pre-ordered and paid in advance, we’ll ask that you check in at the front desk to pick up your order (please do not simply help yourself to what is out on the rack — this will make a mess of our inventory). If you’re interested in trying on, we’ll be rolling out the regular stock tomorrow afternoon as well.

Should you need to exchange your pre-order for another size, again, please check in at the front desk to do so.

Note: If you pre-ordered the black men’s sweatpants in a size medium or large, both are currently on backorder due to high demand, and we will notify you immediately upon arrival.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Workout: 5 rounds for time of:

10 Squat Snatches (75, 55)

30-second Chin-Over-Bar Hold

10 Squat Snatches (75, 55)

60-second Plank Hold

Time Cap: 30 Minutes

Friday Night Lights’ Potluck

Please join us here at CrossFit Belltown Friday, March 24th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm as we celebrate the end of the 2017 CrossFit Open with a potluck!

Should you choose to attend, please email to volunteer to bring a food/beverage item and/or miscellaneous cutlery.

This event is open to all members even if you did not participate in the CrossFit Open.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Workout: Back Squat: 5-5-5-5-5

Accessory: 3×12 Deficit Single Arm Dumbell RDL


Feed The Gainz!

It’s week three and we’re right in the thick of the CrossFit Open. Make sure you’re recovering and fueling up appropriately so you can go into each workout full force. Each week we have a delicious, fresh selection of NW FitMeals delivered so if you’re short on time or motivation, you don’t have to resort to eating junk. It’s fast food, but without all the high cholesterol and shame.

Our menu this week includes:

Paleo Chicken Salad $10.99
Paleo Chicken Teriyaki $11.99
Paleo Spicy Buffalo Meatballs $11.99
Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken $11.99
Paleo Grassfed Hamburger $11.99

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