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Welcome Kelly!

Please welcome Kelly to the CFBT Coaching Staff. She will start coaching classes next week!


I recently uprooted my life in Chicago to experience the west coast! My husband of 4 years and two dogs tagged along for the adventure and so far it’s been quite a ride! Leaving my old gym was unbearably hard. I knew it would be impossible to replace but that there were other boxes out there for me to find and invest into next. Luckily, I discovered CrossFit Belltown! I now have the honor and pleasure of coaching the CFBT community and couldn’t be more thrilled.

I discovered CrossFit  through sport specific training for ultimate frisbee. Yes, frisbee! It’s a grueling endurance sport that I’ve played at the elite level for the past 6 years. I really enjoyed CrossFit from the first 3,2,1 GO- the intensity, challenge, competition and fight. However my coaching passion didn’t grow until I met Rudy Tapalla and trained at CrossFit Chicago. Rudy’s contagious coaching style got me hooked and inspired me to start on the path of becoming a coach. After a long interning process, then assistant coaching and finally lead coaching, I haven’t looked back.

My experience at CrossFit Chicago was truly amazing. I feel in love with sport, it’s community and all movements used in CrossFit. (Excluding thrusters…) In the past 4 years, I worked part time and then full time at CFC, competed at the Regional level and have participated in many seminars and certifications for further my knowledge. Coaching is a big passion of mine; like Carl Paoli says, I truly want athletes to ‘move like you care’. Not only does it make you more efficient and quick, but it will also provide a healthy longevity for athletes and their lives.

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Track Workout



 Saturday, August 9, 2014

9:30 and 10:30 am CrossFit Classes will be held at

Queen Anne Bowl PlayField

 2806 3rd Ave W, 98119

queen ann park

Click here to view the Park website.

(CrossFit Basic athletes are welcome to attend either class)

There will be NO Bootcamp @ 8:30am

and NO Olympic Lifting  @ 11:30am

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Seattle Mariners Game

Join us for a Seattle Mariners Baseball Game!!

Tuesday, August 26th 7:10pm 

Please email us or see Kendra at the Front Desk

 to RSVP yourself and 1 guest.

RSVP Deadline is August 11th.

6:30pm CrossFit and 7:30pm Gymnastics are cancelled.

Please send email to

seattle mariners

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Injury Screening

Back by popular demand, complimentary 20min injury screenings by

Airrosti Rehab with Dr. Raymond Sue

Wednesday, August 6th. 3:30-5:10pm at CFBT 

Dr. Raymond Sue has been a practicing Chiropractic Physician in Seattle since 2002. He did his undergrad work in Kinesiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. After working as an associate and having his own practice for many years, he made the exciting decision to join Airrosti Rehab , a group of evidence based healthcare providers based out of San Antonio, Texas and the Official Head of Athlete Services for both the Crossfit Regionals and Crossfit Games.

Dr. Sue combines his years of experience in injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, soft tissue treatment and his training in the Functional Movement System to help his patients, move better, feel better and most importantly perform better. He regularly provides injury assessments as well as mobility and coaches workshops to the Crossfit community.

When he’s not busy with his practice, you’ll find Dr. Sue enjoying the outdoors and training in the martial arts.

Dr Sue Headshot

Please see Kendra at the front desk to schedule your 20min session.  For more information email us at







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We are excited to announce that we are now carrying FITAID. 

 If you don’t know about FitAID yet, you will now!  FITAID is all natural, certified gluten free and has almost 3 grams of targeted supplements to AID your workouts. With things like Glutamine, BCAAs, Omega 3 EFAs, Glucosamine, B Complex, Vitamins C, D, E, Natural Anti-Inflammatories, Quercetin, CoQ10 and Green Tea Leaf Extract.

You can learn more about FITAID here

fit aid

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4th of July Weekend

american flag

In celebration of our Independence,

CFBT will be CLOSED Friday and Saturday for the 4th of July weekend. 

Get out and enjoy the sunshine and give those

muscles a little rest and relaxation!

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Member Spotlight: Michael Foody

Name: Mike Foody
DOB: 3/24/59 
Occupation: Not a doctor
CrossFitting Since: 2007
First Memorable CrossFit Experience:  Probably my first callus tear. It was painful and gross but I kind of wanted to show people.
Favorite WOD: Anything short and heavy, I’ve got no motor.
Favorite Lift: Split snatch.
Least Favorite WOD: Row 10k for time, did that once.
Favorite CrossFit Moment: A few years ago four young guys joined my old gym.They were excellent beer drinkers and smack talkers but not very good at crossfit. I told them the day all four of them beat me in a WOD I would buy dinner at the Met. It took about a year but that was a good day.
Why You Do CrossFit: There were lots of reasons at first but now it’s just plain fun, I love it.
Favorite Cheat Meal: Pizza at Serious Pie.
CrossFit Secret: It never gets easier.
What Do You Do On Rest Days: Read, drink wine, stretch.
What Can’t You Live Without: My wife and kids
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4th of July Weekend

american flagIn celebration of our Independence,

CFBT will be CLOSED for the 4th of July weekend. 

Get out and enjoy the sunshine and give those

muscles a little rest and relaxation!

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Injury Screening


physical therapy

Back by popular demand, complimentary 20min injury screenings by

Active Physical Therapy.

Thursday, June 12th. 3:30-5:10pm at CFBT

Space is limited.

Please see Kendra at the front desk to schedule your 20min session or for more information or email us at


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Member Spotlight: Sam Kneeland

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Name: Sam Kneeland

DOB: 12/17/82

Occupation: Online Marketing at Nordstrom

CrossFitting Since: Oct. 2012, credit to Michael and Amy Affronti.

First Memorable CrossFit Experience: During On Ramp (now Basics) with Coach Brandon at the old gym, we had to do a 400m farmers carry. I blithely grabbed two 35 pound kettle bells and set off down 2nd Ave. After about 10 steps, I realized I had made a terrible mistake when my child hands couldn’t maintain a grip and my arms felt like they were ripping out of my shoulder sockets.  I approached Buckley’s (sports bar) in this struggling state only to be cheered on by drunken football fans.  Brandon eventually rescued me from my own foolishness and I’ve stuck to dumbbells ever since.  Thus started my illustrious CrossFit career.

Favorite WOD: Diane. I also like EMOM WODs.

Favorite Lift: Deadlift

Least Favorite WOD: Karen – wall balls are the devil.

Favorite CrossFit Moment: Surprising myself when I did my first kipping pull up.  Generally, my favorite CF moments involve witnessing classmates surprising themselves with their own PRs…like Jenny whooping with joy and jumping joyously around the gym after stringing a number of pull ups together and Mel progressing from whipping herself with double under attempts to absolutely killing 14.1 practically the next day.

Why You Do CrossFit: My 6am crew, amazing and hilarious coaches, and the facility itself.  CFBT is like the Whole Foods of CrossFit boxes…you feel fancy just being there.  Our community is incredibly supportive, funny, freakishly smart and professionally accomplished.  I’m lucky to have you as friends!

Favorite Cheat Meal: Pasta. So much pasta.

CrossFit Secret: I’ve never actually done Karen…but I can imagine it would be my least favorite WOD.

What Do You Do On Rest Days: Sleep past 5:30 AM.

What Can’t You Live Without: Parmesan cheese, happy hour, sunshine in Seattle that makes the weather the rest of the year bearable.

 Favorite Vacation Spot: Black Butte Ranch, near Bend, Oregon.

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