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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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Olympic Lifting Competition

Dariotis Memorial Weightlifting Competition

January 3, 2015 in Kent, WA.

Imperial CrossFit

Come support all our lifters and represent CrossFit Belltown

by wearing your favorite CFBT gear!

Session 1:

10-:00am- Kellen Axten, Koushik Dutta, Rodrigo Lode

Session 2:

12:30pm-Amanda Nguyen, Nadia Shatila, Kimberly Ruf

Session 3:

3:00pm-Mike Foody, Derek Fons

Session 4:

4:30pm-Kendra Haderlie

Session 5 :

6:30pm-Duncan Harrison

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Photo credit: Lincoln Brigham

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Holiday Schedule Changes

Happy Holidays!

Our holiday class schedule changes are as follows:

Wednesday, December 24thClosed

Thursday, December 25thClosed

Friday, December 26th12-1pm CrossFit and Open Gym. (Basics and BootCamp Members are welcome to attend)

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


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Member Spotlight: Amanda Nguyen


Name: Amanda Nguyen

DOB: June 5th

Occupation: Digital Marketing / Social Strategist at Edelman Public Relations

CrossFitting Since: December 2013

First Memorable CrossFit Experience: My first day at Crossfit Belltown. Like most people, trying new things isn’t easy and it’s absolutely terrifying. I remember going into my first Basics class at CFBT and being completely mortified that I was going to (a) embarrass myself and (b) get hurt. Neither of those things happened, and I had never felt more welcome in my life. I clearly remember the Basics WOD that day which included Kettlebell/Dumbbell swings and box jumps. I was the last one finishing up my box jumps, and it didn’t matter that no one knew me yet or that I was the “new girl”. They were all cheering me on to finish the workout strong. It was an awkward moment at first, but as I finished my last jump, I realized what kept me going was the support and camaraderie of that group and my coach. The community here at CFBT is truly amazing, and I’m so grateful for the encouragement, great coaching and supportive folks I’ve met through this box. They always challenge me to do more and push you to be stronger and better. Since I’ve started Crossfit at CFBT, I’ve accomplished things I never thought possible like handstand push-ups, run my fastest mile (EVER!) and squat more than my bodyweight. And I couldn’t have done it without the CFBT family!

Favorite WOD: Anything with burpees!

Favorite Lift: Clean + Jerk

Least Favorite WOD: Karen…. wall balls to the face. every. single. time.

Favorite CrossFit Moment: The moment I squatted my body weight. I never thought it would be possible, nor did I think I was very strong either. I was so shocked, and when I put the bar back on the rack, I squealed and twirled around with excitement like a kid pretending to be a ballerina. It’s one of my Crossfit milestones!

Why You Do CrossFit: I’ve tried barre, pilates, dance aerobics, and the like. Yes, they were fun workouts with cute outfits, but none have given me what Crossfit has. I choose Crossfit because: (1) There are measurable goals. You have benchmarks and numbers to work towards, rather than the simple “I want to lose weight” reason for working out. (2) It’s amazing what the body can do and how strong it can become. (3) It’s a no fuss, no judgment, give it all you got space.

Favorite Cheat Meal: A cheeseburger with bacon, real French fries (not sweet potato fries) AND Molly Moon’s ice cream. Oh, and if we can throw in fried chicken somewhere there, I’ll gladly take that, too.

CrossFit Secret: Sometimes before a heavy lift or WOD, I do a little dance right to shake off any jitters.

What Do You Do On Rest Days: Mani/pedi + cheat meals + walks either through Discovery Park or Green Lake.

What Can’t You Live Without: My family, main squeeze and friends

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere quiet, away from a big city and near the water. A place to unplug from everything.


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Decorate our Christmas Tree


Help us decorate our Christmas Tree!

We have ornaments that need decorating!

Add your personal touch, then hang it for other to see.

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Saturday Park Workout

Saturday, December 6th

9:30am CrossFit Class

will be held at Olympic Sculpture Park

(Enter at Western and Broad)

There will be NO BootCamp @ 8:30am, CrossFit @ 10:30am,

-or- Olympic Lifting  @ 11:30


(CrossFit Basic athletes are welcome to attend!)

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Member Spotlight: Scott McDonald


Name:  Scott McDonald

DOB:  10/26/1967

Occupation:  Builder

 CrossFitting Since:  2009


First Memorable CrossFit Experience:  The beginning of the crossfit journey – Learning how to do CrossFit the right way because it led to a total life transformation for me.  I observed a very good friend of mine in Singapore go from average fit to what seemed like crazy fit in a matter of a few months.  He told me about this website called, how to download the free exercise demo videos, and the free workouts.  Mostly he was just excited because it was FREE.  So I decided to join him.  It was absolutely the wrong way to start CrossFit!  We sucked, and probably should have hurt ourselves pretty badly!  On top of that, we dropped the weights on the wood floors which made the place very unhappy with us.  We really looked like a couple of idiots in there.  By some stroke of luck, common sense prevailed.  My friend’s old trainer, who had left the very same gym for the exact same offense, had rented some space and equipment from the Singapore Weightlifting Federation to start the very first CrossFit gym in Singapore.  I called him up and signed up for an intro session.  I was one of his first members.  I nearly died the first day just learning air squats.  However, I knew then and there this was something really different.  Upon moving back to the United States a few years later I was so lucky to find CrossFit Belltown.  I walked in one day to meet Eric fighting off some of the street people at the old location.  He had brass knuckles on the desk and he made a point of telling me.  I did not initially know what to make of that.  I discovered later that he is really a very low key guyOn top of that the gym that seemed more like an artists studio.  It took a while for me to really commit to crossfit at Belltown but when I did life really changed.  The last two years have been the most incredible for me.  It is when I discovered how amazing the programming and coaching is at Belltown and that yes programming does matter and I discovered all the amazingly talented and genuine people that work and coach at Belltown.  It really has become my home away from home!


Favorite Lift:  Clean & Jerk


Least Favorite WOD:  Filthy Fifty – It is just too much of everything.  It really hurts and never seems to end!


Favorite CrossFit Moment:  Starting to actually be able to do handstand pushups.  I never thought that would happen.


Why You Do CrossFit:  Well of course, I do it for the challenge. But most of all for the awesome like minded people I have met, and get to hang around with.


Favorite Cheat Meal:  Pepperoni pizza and movie theatre popcorn with tons of butter and salt.

CrossFit Secret:  It pretty much makes my day if I beat all you youngsters in your 20s and 30s in any WOD or lift.


What Do You Do On Rest Days:  Hang out with my kids, my family and my friends, eat food I like, and do anything in the great outdoors.


What Can’t You Live Without:  My three amazing sons Spencer, Connor and Cole.


Favorite Vacation Spot:  I love the European Alps.  There is so much to do (mostly though, anywhere with good company and my boys).

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