CrossFit Belltown

CrossFit Belltown

At CrossFit Belltown we believe that true fitness is about more than just a good sweat. At our gym, you will find the most experienced coaches, an emphasis on safe, consistent, functional movement patterns, workouts that are tailored to meet the needs of every member, regardless of age or ability, and a warm, welcoming community. We don't just want to help you reach your fitness goals - we want you to have the best possible experience getting there.

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Get to know Amie L. in this month’s CFBT Member Spotlight! Never one to cherry-pick her workouts, Amie shows up to the gym with a smile on her face, a great attitude, and ready to put in some hard work, no matter the WOD. At CrossFit Belltown, we believe this is one of the most important factors in success when it comes to CrossFit, and Amie shows it! Check out the blog on to read more!

CrossFit Speciality Course: Learning best practices for coaching 'Masters' Athletes.

Learn methods for teaching CrossFit to adults ages 40+. Participants learn how to assess training needs, whether it be for wellness or competition, and adapt the CrossFit methodology accordingly. The effects of aging are also explained in detail.

When? June 24th-26th

Where? CrossFit Belltown

Whether you’re brand new to CrossFit and looking to build a solid gymnastics foundation, or have been at it for years and are still working toward that first muscle-up (or just becoming more efficient on the rings or the bar), CFBT’s Intro to Gymnastics class is definitely worth an hour of your Tuesday night. Class focuses on teaching a variety of skills and drills to both improve technique and build strength for all gymnastics movements - from the kipping pull-up to the handstand push-up, and everything in between. Sessions are 60 minutes in length, and meet every Tuesday at 7:30pm! Be sure to register!

Tomorrow is Singlet Saturday with Coach Lincoln at CrossFit Belltown! Bring your singlet (if you’ve got one) and get ready to put up some heavy weights! Class will run from 6:30pm to 8:00pm - be sure to register in advance! This one fills up fast!

We're all stocked up on two of the brand new RxBar flavors (and a few classics, too): Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip. Each bar is approximately 200 calories, has at least 10g of protein, and is made with only egg whites, dates, and nuts. Free from gluten, soy, dairy, added sugar, and BS, they're kind of like candy bars, but better (for you).

If there’s one aspect of CrossFit we see most athletes struggle with, it’s the Olympic Lifts. And understandably so. These lifts are highly technical, and require a great deal of skill and years of training to master. And because CrossFit and Olympic Lifting so often go hand-in-hand, it’s crucial to develop proficiency with the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk in pursuit of becoming a more well-rounded athlete. And, challenging though they may be, the Olympic Lifts are also a lot of fun.

At CrossFit Belltown, our Olympic Lifting class meets Thursdays evenings and Saturday mornings, and is led by veteran weightlifting coach Lincoln Brigham. Whether you’re just looking to improve your technique for better performance in the gym, or trying to get competition-ready, it’s a total game-changer.

Too often we see athletes bypass developing the strength to perform a movement “strict” in favor of performing that movement “kipped” because they perceive it as being easier. And yes, while the purpose of kipping a movement is to increase our work capacity and allow us to perform more repetitions of that movement in a shorter period of time, that does not equate to the movement being made easier. Especially when you consider the kind of stress being put on the body by such a dynamic movement. Take the kipping pull-up, for example. By recruiting the hip to help elevate the body during the pull-up, we are lessening the pulling strength necessary to perform the movement, potentially making it accessible to an individual who might not have the pulling strength to perform a strict pull-up. But stop for a moment and consider this: if you don’t have the shoulder strength or stability to perform a strict pull-up, what makes you think you have the shoulder strength or stability to be swinging from the pull-up bar without putting yourself at risk for a shoulder injury? So, to those of you working toward your first pull-up or first muscle-up, our advice is this: put in the time and work to build the strength to accomplish it strict, first. Your longterm shoulder health will thank you.

There’s a misconception that, because Bootcamp is included in our CrossFit Basics membership, it’s less challenging than a regular CrossFit class - that it’s CrossFit watered down for beginners. Don’t be fooled - just because Bootcamp doesn’t feature any barbell work doesn’t mean it’s only for newcomers. Because we design our Bootcamp classes to be infinitely scaleable just like a CrossFit workout, you will find an incredibly diverse group of athletes in attendance every Monday and Wednesday night, from folks who are joining their very first class here at CrossFit Belltown, to those who have been CrossFitting for years, all looking to get one thing: a fun, challenging workout.

Bootcamp meets Mondays and Wednesday nights at 6:30, and most Saturday mornings at 8:30. Stop in and try it out - your first class is on us!

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Course Coming to CrossFit Belltown June 10-11, 2017

The Level 2 Certificate Course is an intermediate-level seminar that builds on the concepts and movements introduced at the Level 1 Certificate Course.
This course is ideally suited for any CrossFit trainer serious about delivering quality coaching. Students enhance their understanding of the CrossFit methodology, program design and implementation, and they advance their skills while coaching others in movements and workouts. Students need to come prepared to be heavily engaged; each leads individual and small-group training sessions, and classroom sessions are discussion-based. Peers and instructors provide feedback and evaluation.

The Level 2 Certificate Course teaches participants to:

-Describe and demonstrate essential mechanics of functional movement.
-Identify static and dynamic faults.
-Define effective methods for correcting faults.
-Demonstrate correction of faults using tactile, verbal and visual cues.
-Evaluate individual's athletic capacity and be able to scale workouts to the appropriate level as needed.

Visit for more details and registration.

Don’t be too proud to scale. Talk to your coaches and ask questions before the workout. Trust the recommendations they make. Remember, there’s more to a WOD than being able to say you did it RX, and that what’s best for your ego may not always be what’s best for your fitness. Don’t believe us? Try doing “Karen” with a 4 or 6lb medicine ball and challenge yourself to do all 150 wall ball shots unbroken. See how your fitness (and your ego) is feeling when you finish.

Videos (show all)

Reshen's Body Weight Snatch
Whitney's first muscle-up!
Dave's Bodyweight Snatch!
Dave Split Jerks 185#
Francey gets her kipping pull-ups!




3025 1st Ave
Seattle, WA

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Monday 6am - 7:30pm
Tuesday 6am - 8:30pm
Wednesday 6am - 7:30pm
Thursday 6am - 8:30pm
Friday 6am - 7:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm
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