We were the first CrossFit Affiliate on the PLANET! Yes, that’s right. Good things start in Seattle. It’s been a pleasure helping get CrossFit off the ground. If you train with us, you are learning from the most experienced trainers in the CrossFit community.
Train Hard. Train Smart.
After a back injury ended his Navy SEAL career, Dave Werner listened to doctor’s advice and laid off of physical activity. That led to years of chronic pain and partial paralysis of one leg. Exploring self-rehabilitation through physical training, Dave began studying CrossFit, as well as martial arts, Russian Kettlebells and Olympic-style weightlifting. His improvement was dramatic – so dramatic that in 2002 he began training others in his little one-car garage, calling the outfit “CrossFit North.”
Today, CrossFit North has grown into Level 4 CrossFit Seattle, a 10,000-square-foot facility in Ballard/Fremont that boasts the best equipment and top-notch trainers, including Dave and a handpicked staff.
Fitness For All
At CrossFit Seattle, we understand both high-level athletic performance and physical limitations. We’ve trained competitive weightlifters and weekend warriors, firefighters and grandmothers, carpenters and cancer survivors.
- We’re not training muscles and strength for their own sake. We train movement – movement that lets people enjoy whatever it is they’re doing, whether it’s high-level sports, gardening, or cleaning out the garage. Those are all about lifting, twisting, pushing, the full range of human movement. We train people to move their bodies effectively, powerfully, athletically, pain-free. And then, movement is fun.
-Dave Werner, head trainer
At CrossFit Seattle, you won’t be on your own, winging it, like at typical gyms. You’ll get individualized attention from a certified trainer, whether you sign up for one-on-one coaching or our hour-long classes.
It’s no secret that CrossFit-style workouts are hard. We’ll teach you how to do them, and do them safely. We make it fun, too. Each workout is different, so you’ll never get bored doing the same old routine. And it’s tailored to your skill level, no matter how fit you are.
Accomplish Your Goals
We focus on whole-body exercises, so we don’t fool around with single-use time-eaters like pec-decks, or monotonous Stairmasters. We love kettlebells and pull-up bars, jump ropes and barbells, rowing and sprinting and squatting. Don’t know a barbell from a dumbbell? We’ll teach you. Lots of experience? We’ll teach you a lot, too. Either way, we’ll challenge you.