I found CrossFit by accident in March 2005. I became CrossFit Level 1 certified in September, 2007. My wife and I opened CrossFit GP in December, 2007. I have been an athlete all of my life. I played all kinds of sports growing up, and got the opportunity to play soccer in college. I have always understood the value of a coach in all the sports I played. After college I worked out pretty regularly, but ultimately never understood the benefit of training like a bodybuilder if being athletic was your goal. The ineffectiveness of that style of training was evident each time I participated in an evening of pick-up basketball. As much as I may have looked “fit”, I clearly was not. I was exhausted after a couple of games, I didn’t move well, and everything seemed to hurt. CrossFit brought together all of the elements I had been looking for. I loved seeing a new workout posted each day, and I loved being exposed to so many different athletic disciplines. Who knew I loved to properly Squat, Clean and Jerk, Snatch, Muscle-up, Ring dip, GHD sit-up, Kettlebell swing, Burpee (God forbid), Front squat, etc… And once I found it I couldn’t wait to share it with anyone who showed the slighted interest. Sharing CrossFit and all of its related components has become a passion for me, and I’m so grateful to be a part of such a great community of people who inspire me daily.
When I began CF workouts 3 or so years ago, I thought I was in pretty good shape running after 3 kids and doing some distance running on the side. But when I did my first workout with squats, pull-ups, push-ups and lunges, it quickly revealed ALOT of weaknesses. I have to be honest, the first months of CrossFit were humiliating for me. I felt angry at how sore and how hard EVERYTHING felt. Miraculously though, I started finishing workouts I thought I would never ever ever survive. During this process, I was in the midst of learning and implementing a holistic brain development program to help our oldest daughter with massive global developmental delays due to a stroke in utero. My husband had the idea to use CF functional movements as a part of her physical program and it quickly became apparent how not only was this beneficial for her brain function, but it was an incredibly motivating form of fitness with measurable results for our entire family no matter what our individual capacity. As our entire family started to reap the benefits of Functional Fitness, and vibrant health, I became more and more motivated to become a coach. I got my Level 1 Certification and CrossFit kids Certification together to share what has helped me immeasurably on the journey toward a vibrant, purposeful life with as many people as possible. I am currently running a CrossFit kids PE program at Brighton Academy where our kids go to school. It has been overwhelmingly rewarding to watch kids fall in love with fitness, to compete to be the best encouragers, to brag about how many vegetables they eat, and most of all to see their self esteem building right before my very eyes. At CFGP you will most likely find me happily practicing handstands and pull-ups, obediently doing front squats and back squats, and always admiring the great skills, thriving lives and happy tribe that is developing around me. Favorite Quote: ”I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble” -Helen Keller
Hi, I am Christie. I am a CrossFit Level 1 Instructor and CrossFit GP’s Office Manager. I have been a competitive runner since my childhood, and found CrossFit 4 years ago. To my amazement, I became a faster runner by running less and following CrossFit programming. My health continues to improve with the more aspects of the CrossFit lifestyle I incorporate. I am a Paleo enthusiast, and enjoy the increased energy and clarity I feel when I eat real, quality food. The community of CrossFit GP cannot be matched elsewhere. What I love about CrossFit GP is the support and encouragement we provide each other. As a trainer, I enjoy promoting this sense of community. My favorite part of coaching is helping clients obtain small victories on the path to their overall goals.
I am one of the founding members of CrossfitGP, when workouts were done all year round at a track at the local middle school. As a long time member at a local global gym I thought I was in shape but was getting bored with the 30 minutes of cardio and weight machines. I was also looking for something that would keep me in shape for my other passion, surfing. Being 2 hrs away from the ocean I am only able to surf occasionally. Now instead of floundering the first day out in the water I able to jump right in and surf for 3 hrs. I was blown away after starting Crossfit and I haven’t found any other fitness program that is so effective and is so challenging. My body changed within the first 2 months and I am much stronger now than when I was 18. I am 49 as of this writing and Crossfit is keeping me young. Crossfit has changed my life so much I wanted to share it with others. I obtained my Crossfit Level One certification in 2011 and I also have a Crossfit Olympic Weight Lifting Certification. My other passions are surfing, snowboarding, and enjoying the great Oregon outdoors with my 2 kids and wife.
I found CrossFit in 2006. Basically I needed to drop about 40-50 pounds that had gathered on me when my job changed to mostly desk work. I started goofing off with the workouts, watching all the videos and tinkering with my diet. 2 years later I got a little more serious. I started logging all my workouts, recording my food and learning everything I could about the movements. I also started occasionally meeting up with Chris and Kurt in the old warehouse. Shortly after that I got my CFKids cert and discovered the joy of training others. Through CrossFit I was exposed to Oly lifting, Kettlebell work and gymnastics movements for klutzes(me). I enjoy being part of this community and get excited for every new opportunity to help someone learn a new movement or skill. For me CrossFit GP is all about the community!
Hi everyone I’m Anna! I have read many Crossfit trainer bio’s and find myself both inspired and bewildered. I see lots of high school sports, college sports, and athletic backgrounds riddled with remarkable achievements. Me on the other hand first experienced fitness with Crossfit on September 9th, 2009. I don’t run track and field or throw a softball very far but I can snatch, power clean and jerk, and row like a maniac. Crossfit has changed my life and although I don’t have years of fitness behind me I have years of fitness ahead of me. Crossfit in conjunction with a paleolithic diet has made me healthier than ever before. I am level 1 Crossfit certified and I have been coaching at my original Crossfit box since April 2011. Crossfit is hard, yes! but the benefit and pride you get out of it is immeasurable! You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind, you must get out there and do it yourself! 3-2-1 GO
My name is Jeffrey Huet and I love the community that CrossFit has provided me. I started my interest in fitness with sports in middle school and played football through college. I always enjoyed training more than the actual sports I played. Before CrossFit, I bounced around doing everything imaginable. Nothing seemed to fill the void that sports left. Finding CrossFit has helped me in a lot of ways, especially with my diabetes. My insulin levels are cut in half and I have much more control with my blood sugar levels. I wish I had known about CrossFit at a younger age because the training truly carries over to everything. I became a CrossFit trainer in April of 2011. As a trainer I enjoy seeing people do something that they might doubt themselves in or reach a new PR. My favorite workouts are ones that include heavier weight or short metcons.
I found CrossFit around 2005-2006, when I was bored with the usual chest/back/arms/run standard workouts. I was doing it on my own with what I could find at local globo-gyms, and didn’t really know what I was doing. Life kind of caught up with me, and I stopped training seriously for a while. But, the idea of CrossFit as a faster, and more fun, path to fitness was always still there. Then, in early 2010 I found a group of CrossFitters at the gym on the military base where I was working. I discovered what the CrossFit community was all about, and my passion for fitness and CrossFit was renewed. I read everything I could, watched every video I could find, got my Level 1 cert in 2010, and started training people shortly afterward. I absolutely love coaching people, especially those who have a genuine desire to get faster and stronger, and I really enjoy programming workouts. My favorite CrossFit workout is, believe it or not, Murph. Slogging through all of those bodyweight (and then some!) movements, and then taking off on that final 1 Mile run is a great feeling. I also like anything with gymnastics rings. I don’t really have a least favorite workout, but anything with handstand pushups and pistols always makes me cringe.
I found CrossFit purely by accident. I had always been interested in endurance training that centered around circuits workouts. I was searching the internet for circuit programming and I came across a WOD demo and was hooked. A day latter I was calling CrossFit GP signing up for the 101 class. Fast forward nearly 2 years and CrossFit is a tremendous part of my life. My wife and I count the people in our CrossFit community amongst our closest friends. I became a Level 1 trainer in October of 2012 so that I could continue to progress my fitness. I have a tremendous passion for endurance sports and have seen remarkable gains in my running and cycling just by incorporating CrossFit.
I strive to work on my weakness everyday in the gym and look forward to be constantly learning from others. The most important aspect of CrossFit to me is the sense of community you feel when you walk into the box. Regardless of your experience or fitness level, you are an athlete that is ready to work.
Hello, my name is Scott Lookabaugh. I found CrossFit through a friend that trains at CrossFit GP. Over the last 10 years I had lifted weights and ran on the treadmill just like a lot of people out there, and played all sorts of sports from baseball to snowboarding. For over a year my buddy tried to get me to try this “CrossFit” thing. I was very hesitant, I mean how was I going to give up my back and bi’s workout or my chest training? How was I going to ever gain any muscle with this “CrossFit” thing. After a year I gave in and signed up for a free workshop. That is all it took! I was hooked, hookline and sinker! How had I let myself have my blinders on so much to this? I can honestly say CrossFit changed my life, and I’m in the best shape no than I have ever been. The CrossFit community we have at CrossFit GP is amazing and one of my favorite things about CrossFit. I look forward everyday to getting to the box and hearing about what everybody’s been up to. My goal is to continue to learn as much as I can, and be able to pass that on to anyone that will let me. CrossFit has so much to offer anybody that is willing to give it a shot. *Crossfit Level 1 Trainer