meet your ballard crossfit coaching staff:

The team at Ballard CrossFit is made up of five dedicated coaches, all with unique coaching personalities and gym roles.  We've worked together for many years, and have become more than just co-workers - we are a family.  

Here is a little more information on each Coach, our role in the gym, and  our coaching credentials: 

  • Coach Joe:  Head Coach, Director of Programming, Account Manager.  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, Advance Weightlifting Trainer, USAW Level 1 Olympic Lifting Coach, Movement and Mobility Trainer
  • Coach Paige:  Owner, Coach, + New Member Coordinator.  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer 
  • Coach Carlos:  Coach.  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • Coach Brian:  Coach, Account Manager, + Facility Manager.  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Coach Erin:  Coach, Account Manager, + Event Director.  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, Advance Weightlifting Trainer, CrossFit Kids Trainer 

On occasion, we have some outstanding Coaches assist us who are not on staff at Ballard CrossFit, but are just as valuable to our community.  Keep an eye out in classes for Coach Travis one of our longest standing members and past full time coaches, Coach Sarah our resident Physical Therapist, and Coach Aaron who you will primarily find coaching on the weekends, and also crushing workouts with our members!  

For some more personal information on each coach, read on:

Coach Joe:   master of programming / tireless leader / enjoys empowering and motivating our athletes / connoisseur of 8oz Burger's sweet potato tots and local IPA's / recently married to his ladylove Kendra / lover of the benchmark workout "Amanda" / currently working on handstand walking and free standing handstand holds

Coach Paige:  mama to Reese Hamilton / director of whiskey procurement / loves working with newer athletes as well as pushing people past their limits / favorite workout is "DT" (deadlifts, hang power cleans, push jerks) / enjoys eating mac + cheese, french fries with fry sauce, and cider / also runs a real estate biz / doesn't like when athletes drink all the whiskey

Coach Carlos:  heart of gold / dispenser of hugs / loved by all / constantly working on gym improvement projects / a former drill sergeant / demands the highest level of skill mastery / outside the gym he enjoys hanging with his wife Kellie and two pups Biscuit and Hawkeye, enjoying the great outdoors, working on the boat he lives on, and hunting

Coach Brian:  always looking for ways to improve gym experience / lives for those breakthrough moments with athletes / encourages mobility and range of motion gains for our members / favorite workout is "Nasty Girls" / married to wife Carly and dad to little girl Aevlan Mae / a fire fighter with a local department / personally working on a 400# back squat

Coach Erin:  mom to two kiddos / connects with and celebrates successes of our athletes / country music lover / helps athletes move quicker, smarter, and with more efficiency / detests body odors and those who shave or cheat reps / enjoys box jumps, snatches, and any kind of squat / outside the gym loves hanging with her husband and kiddos, drinking good IPAs, climbing, adventures, and her amazing girlfriends