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Reminder to Please Register

A kind reminder this New Year to please register for any & all class via Mind Body online.  We are finding it increasingly more difficult to accommodate members on a walk-in basis; it gives us no time to plan ahead for how each class will need to be most effectively managed.  This makes it very difficult to cater to each athletes unique needs and creates a host of other logistical challenges along the way.

Going forward it is absolutely mandatory that all members register for classes online. However keep in mind, there is a 1-hour cut-off prior to the start of each class that disallows members from registering; please plan your registration schedule accordingly.

Should you encounter a class that is fully booked, please be sure to add yourself to the class wait-list; we are more inclined to openly and easily accommodate any number of members once we can see (in advance) how many athletes are hoping to attend said class(s).

Thank you & Happy New Year.


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2014 Open Registration

Open registration for the 2014 CrossFit Games begins Wednesday, January 15th!

We strongly encourage all CFBT Members to register and participate, regardless of your athletic ability.

Loud voices are encouraged, sweating is allowed, and a team will be made stronger!



click here to get PUMPED!

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2nd Annual Burpee-A-Thon

Saturday, January 11th. 10:30a-5:30p

There comes a time in everyones life when they are ready for a test — a test of their heart and soul. A real test that takes you to your very core — your soul — and either spits you out or makes you into a new person. Our very own Jon Templeman took that test in April of 2011; SEALFIT Kokoro Camp – the world’s premier training camp for forging mental toughness and a warrior’s spirit, an intense crucible experience modeled off of the infamous Navy SEAL Hell Week; in John’s case, a veritable hell of physical and mental torture that lasted nearly two straight days with no rest. John was led by retired Seal, Mark Divine. It was Mark who challenged John to 3,000 burpees…a feat that to John’s knowledge has only been accomplished to date by one other human in the known universe.

Fast forward to 2013, Mark’s challenge had now become the seed that had blossomed into Burpee-a-thon – a fundraiser in support of  The Green Beret Foundation. John successfully raised $2, 000 while submitting hours, all in the name of those who are sadly no longer with us; our nation’s finest and most elite warrior soldiers.

Anyone who wishes to donate may do so either in person this Saturday between 8:30a-5:00p or online at

This event is being sponsored by Georgetown Brewery.

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Burpee Clinic


Have you been wanting to PR Pukey Brewster, or maybe you want to gear up to get down at the CrossFit Open? Here is your chance!

Come and improve your burpee making skills! We will help you turn this movement into one of your strengths rather than a movement you despise.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

11:30am-12:30pm at CFBT

This clinic is FREE

Please RSVP to


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Squat Fix Workshop

Squat Fix 

Ankles. Knees. Hips

with Maura Barclay CPT, E-RYT, UTY-IA

This workshop is designed to improve the biomechanics and end range of your squats, then dive into a deep myo-fascial massage for your hips, legs and feet for a new awareness of your “squat muscles” and lasting relief! Yoga Tune Up mobility training uses physical therapy principles and pieces of Yoga posture to increase your range of movement and joint stability.

Students of all levels are welcome!

Saturday, December 21, 12:30-2pm at CFBT.

$20 advanced registration, $30 at the door. 

Please see Kendra at the Front Desk

or email us at

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2013 Holiday Party

CrossFit Belltown Holiday Party!

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

7-11pm here at CFBT.


RSVP for yourself and +1 by December 9th by emailing:

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Holiday Schedule Changes


Wednesday, November 27.  6am, 7am, 12pm classes only

Thursday, November 28. All classes cancelled.

Friday, November 29. 12pm class only.

Saturday, November 30. 10:30am class only.



Monday, December 2. 12, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm  classes only.

Saturday, December 7. All classes cancelled. 

Tuesday, December 24. All classes cancelled. 

Wednesday, December 25. All classes cancelled. 

Thursday, December 26. 12pm class only

Friday, December 27. 12, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30pm classes only.

Monday, December 30. 12, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30pm classes only.

Tuesday, December 31. 10:30am class only.



Wednesday, January 1. All classes cancelled. 

Saturday, January 11. 10:30am and 11:30am Olympic Lifting only.


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Bullet Proof Shoulders Workshop


with Maura Barclay CPT, E-RYT, UTY-IA


Yoga Tune Up mobility training uses physical therapy principles and pieces of Yoga postures to increase range of movement and joint stability while creating move length in resting muscle tissue. This workshop is designed to improve your biomechanics with Olympic Lifting and any upper body load bearing. No Yoga experience necessary-bring a warm layer for the conscious relaxation portion of class

Students of all levels are welcome!

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:30-2pm at CFBT.

$20 advanced registration, $30 at the door. 

Please see Kendra at the Front Desk

or email us at

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday, November 16th Class

There will only be a 9:30am class 

all other classes are cancelled.

Please meet at

The Olympic Sculpture Park.

-Enter at Western and Broad-

 Basic and Regular CrossFit Members are welcome to attend

There is NO Olympic Lifting Class at 11:30am!

Please register for classes as normal


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Member Spotlight

Name: Topher (aka Christopher Thomas)

Date of Birth : 08/09/80

Occupation: User Experience Designer at

CrossFitting Since: September 2011

First CrossFit Experience: I started at a CrossFit gym in Roosevelt. In hindsight, the coaches weren’t great at focusing on proper form and safety, but my 1-month stint there introduced me to the rewarding challenge of CrossFit, the Paleo diet, and my own impressive lack of physical fitness. I love a challenge and I was hooked immediately.

Favorite CrossFit WOD: Recently I’ve been enjoying Grace, before that was Jackie, and before that was Kelly. (I’m kind of a womanizer.) And I love-hate the Filthy Fifty when it comes around.

Favorite Lift: Front Squat, the counterpart to my greatest nemesis, the back squat.

Least Favorite WOD:  Anything with Thrusters. Maybe Fran, but I wouldn’t know because I’ve successfully avoided it for 2 years.

Favorite CrossFit Moment: Favorite because they’re easy: AbMat sit-ups. Favorite because they’re hard: handstand push-ups.

Why do you CrossFit:  I love challenging myself. I’ve never been an athlete and it’s exciting to do things I never thought I would be able to do (double-unders, pull-ups, handstand push-ups, lifting really heavy weights and surviving). I’m also in the best shape of my life, which feels good to say in your 30s.

Cheat Meal of choice: Top Pot doughnuts – they are my biggest food weakness by far. I also crave pizza, whiskey, and a good Monte Cristo sandwich.

CrossFit Secret: CrossFit scares the crap out of me – literally.

What do you do on your days off: I play music. I’ve been a drummer my whole life, but I also play guitar, sing, and make music on a Game Boy. I’m in 2 bands: Encourager and Teen Arts – I’m a lifer when it comes to playing in bands. 

Can’t leave home without: Hoodie, phone, earbuds.

Dream vacation spot: Japan and Hawaii are next on my list.


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