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Member Spotlight: Emily Isensee


DOB: 11/15/1987

Occupation: Learning & Development Professional

CrossFitting Since: May 2011

First Memorable CrossFit Experience: I was going to zumba classes at a studio that slowly became a crossfit gym. Some my first WODs took place in the corner of that zumba studio as we listened to the zumba dance music coming from the class in session. It was a weird combination, but a good way to make the transition from zumba to crossfit.

Favorite WOD: Cindy – A good ol’ classics that pushes me every time

Favorite Lift: Clean & Jerk

Least Favorite WOD: Anything with handstand push ups because I just don’t quite have those yet

Favorite CrossFit Moment: The feeling of accomplishment every time I complete an extremely challenging WOD or hit a new PR!

Why You Do CrossFit: To build physical fitness and mental toughness, to better myself, and some days to just purely get my mind off of work.

Favorite Cheat Meal: Fried things – fries, tot, jalapeno poppers

CrossFit Secret: Record EVERY WOD. I have used a pen/paper journal in the past, but now use the MyWOD app. This allows me to better track progress and set achievable goals for each lift/WOD.

What Do You Do On Rest Days: Walk 10,000 steps, check out Happy Hours around Seattle, enjoy a glass of wine with friends, travel, and now study for grad school.

What Can’t You Live Without: Unfortunately, my cell phone.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere warm – Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, California, etc.

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Saturday Morning Track Workouts



We will be hosting only one Saturday morning class (9:30am) for the next three Saturdays, starting this Saturday March 28th (followed by Sat April 4th & Sat April 11th) at the Queen Anne Bowl PlayField, located at 2806 3rd Ave West. All other Saturday classes will be cancelled on these dates, as we will be hosting a CrossFit-related Seminar each of these three weekends.

Our Track workouts are your opportunity to step outside the gym and put your Fitness to the test!

Note: All athletes, including Bootcamp & CrossFit Basic are free to attend, however please be sure to still register (for class) online.

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Member Spotlight: Antoinette Loghry


Name: Antoinette Loghry

DOB: 3/20/87

Occupation: AR/Credit Analyst at Tableau

CrossFitting Since: August 2013

First Memorable CrossFit Experience: The 30 minute plank with Eric in bootcamp one Saturday morning. It was challenging both mentally and physically, and I think that was when I first realized CrossFit was about so much more than just exercise.

Favorite WOD: Heavy lifting days are my favorite

Favorite Lift: Deadlift and push press

Least Favorite WOD: Anything that includes running. Or burpees… Or wall balls…

Favorite CrossFit Moment: The moment I stopped feeling nervous at the start of each WOD and started feeling excited.

Why You Do CrossFit: It makes me feel like a total badass when I finish a Hero WOD or one of those bring-you-to-the-edge WODs like 14.5. I do things at Crossfit Belltown that I never thought I would be able to do, and I want to keep challenging myself and achieving my fitness goals. Not to mention, I get to do all this with some of the most supportive workout buddies and coaches around!

Favorite Cheat Meal: Sandwiches, particularly a good Italian sub.

CrossFit Secret: Push hard, have fun, and don’t cheat yourself.

What Do You Do On Rest Days: Sleep in! I love working out at 6 am, but sometimes I need some extra sleep.

What Can’t You Live Without: My husband, my friends, and something to laugh about.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with sunshine and good food

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Prove Your Fitness


The 2015 CrossFit Games Open season is once again upon us. More than 209,000 people participated in the Open last year, and this year the worldwide competition will be even broader and more inclusive; a ‘Scaled’ version of the workouts will make its debut this year. The first Open workout will be released on Thursday, Feb. 26th. As in previous years, the Open will be a five-week competition with one new workout released each week. The week’s workout will be released each Thursday at 5 p.m. PT, and competitors will have four days to complete the workout and log their score on the Games site in real time. Score submissions will be due by 4pm Pacific Standard Time on the following Monday to allow us sufficient time to validate all scores.

NOTE: There are no exceptions to the deadline listed above in submitting scores. NONE WHATSOEVER.  

Should you wish to participate in the 2015 worldwide CrossFit Open, you must first register online by going to the CrossFit Games site at no later than Thursday February 26th, 5pm PST. Once registered, you will be asked to create an online athlete profile that you can in turn have linked to our gym; ‘CrossFit Belltown’ is our Team name.

Please see below for a schedule of the five events, each to be hosted at CrossFit Belltown.

WEEK/WOD#1 Saturday Feb 28 (9:30a-12:30p)

WEEK/WOD#2 Saturday March 7 (9:30a-12:30p)

WEEK/WOD#3 Saturday March 14 (9:30a-12:30p)

WEEK/WOD#4 Saturday March 21 (9:30a-12:30p)

WEEK/WOD#5 Friday March 27 (4:30p-7:30p)

You must register for a heat time (to be paired with a judge) in order to take part in each of the five workouts. Registering for a heat time can either be done in person (a heat-sheet will be posted in the gym locker area) or via email ( An in-passing verbal conversation or social media outreach will not be recognized as a legitimate means of arranging a heat time for any of the five events. ADDITIONALLY, ANY COMPETITOR EXPECTING TO HAVE HIS/HER WORKOUT JUDGED WITHOUT HAVING PRIORLY REGISTERED FOR A HEAT TIME WILL BE ASKED TO DO THE WORKOUT LAST.

Note: Any competitor wishing to not have a judge will have his/her score(s) removed from competition.

A heat-sheet will be located at the gym front desk every Thursday evening at 630pm following the release of each workout. The first heat-sheet will be posted Thursday Feb 26th at 6:30pm.

Should you need to make alternative arrangements to have your workout(s) judged outside of the days/times listed above, each request will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please keep in mind that not all requests may be granted.

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Member Spotlight: Justin Kim

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Senior Product Manager at

CrossFitting Since

 January 12, 2008 (WOD’s and videos from main page on my own for 2 years, then CrossFit Belltown)

First Memorable CrossFit Experience

I still remember my first WOD from January 12, 2008.

It was Diane and I scaled down to a mere shadow of what the workout is supposed to be.

And it still took me over 15 minutes to complete.

Favorite WOD


Favorite Lift


Least Favorite WOD

 Front Squat (any number x any number)

Favorite CrossFit Moment

 Being featured in the CrossFit Belltown Member Spotlight. Meeting Greg Glassman.

Working out at a dozen other CrossFit gyms in the US & Asia… & realizing the very best is just down the street.

Why You Do CrossFit

 It works! In addition to feeling great all around, I like being in good enough, well-balanced shape that I can tackle any physical activity that comes my way with ease, be it skiing, hiking, running, surfing, etc.

Favorite Cheat Meal

 Mint chocolate chip ice cream (though I eat it all the time so it’s more a staple than a cheat)

CrossFit Secret

 Writing down the results from every workout is shockingly effective in maintaining motivation.

What Do You Do On Rest Days

 Resting and trying not to think about how sore I am.

Beyond that, I like hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter, provided there is snow.

What Can’t You Live Without

 Corrective eyewear (glasses or contact lenses). I would be near blind without them.

Favorite Vacation Spot

 Cape Cod


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Saturday Park Workout

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We will be hosting only one class this Saturday February 7th

And that class will take place at Olympic Sculpture Park

at 930am sharp!

All other classes are cancelled

(The gym will be closed, as we are hosting a CrossFit Mobility Seminar)

~ Reminder ~

Should you choose to attend our 9:30am park workout, please still register for class online via MindBody.

Park entrance at the corner of Denny Street & Western Avenue

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Registering For Class

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This posting is intended to serve as a reminder to please register online for any & all CrossFit Belltown classes
You wish to attend throughout the week.
We strive to offer classes that are well organized & timely.
By disregarding this request
It leaves our trainers with no time to plan for how each class will need to be most effectively managed
Creates a host of other logistical challenges along the way.


There is a one hour registration cut-off prior to the start of each class.
Please keep this in mind when registering for classes.
Should you miss the registration window
Please email us directly at to inform us that you wish to attend a given class.
Should you encounter a class that is fully booked
Please add yourself to the class wait-list and we will make sure you get added to the class of your choice.
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2015 Goals!


Our yearly goal board has been reset and is awaiting your lofty, achievable and quantified goals for the year!

We are excited to help you achieve and exceed each goal you set for yourselves, so without further adieu, please neatly and legibly write your foreseeable accomplishments for the fittest year yet.


(Please see a Trainer if you need help setting your goals)

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Thank You!


Huge thank you to everyone who came to support

and cheer for those competing this weekend.

Our sincere appreciation to Coach Lincoln for

the amazing job he does as a Coach, friend, and photographer.


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Happy New Year!!


Wishing everyone an exciting and fun New Year!!

A friendly reminder of our schedule changes this week

Wednesday, December 31st10:30-11:30am CrossFit Class and Open Gym (Basics and BootCamp Members are welcome to attend)

Thursday, January 1stClosed

Saturday, January 3rdNo Olympic Lifting due to the Weightlifting Competition. Come support our lifters!

Weightlifting Competition is at Imperial CrossFit 10:00am-8pm.

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