CrossFit Kenmore has been around for 4 years. CrossFit Kenmore is a community of found friends, accomplished goals, people encouraging each other to be healthy and have an attitude set to win everyday. It's about being transformed and having a new outlook on life. At CrossFit Kenmore the last is cheered on by the first. Come on out and join us!
But let us take you back to the
beginning... PARK WODS!
Bre and I found ourselves in Kenmore mid 2010. We moved here and started working out and doing CrossFit at the local YMCA. Well, it doesn't go well when you don't wear shoes in the weight room and you keep running out and back in between rep sets. There were no CrossFit gyms in Kenmore, Bothell, Mount Lake Terrace, Briar, or Lake Forest Park so we decided to pull the trigger and start one of our own. It is absolutely the top 5 best things we have ever done in our lives. Here you see how we did it. A few kettlebells, dumbells and a park. Give it up for Park WODs!!
Well the summer went away and so did the warm weather. We found an awesome little garage to rent and put up our sign. Brand spankin' new, we had 3 clients and made a bit of a gamble. We believed in CrossFit.
SMALL place BIG passion!
The area we had to workout was small, but it sure didn't stop us from growing!
Child Care at CFK.
<--- Joe's 32 Birthday WOD
Our Christmas party was a simple get together with friends and good food. The one thing we are excited about is how many people we get to know that live around us. Most of the time you don't even know the person you just worked out with lives in your neighborhood.
In our first year we went from 3 to 50 people. 50 people in 1000 square feet is tough. The fullest class we had was 12 and we basically kicked everyone out into the parking lot. But who really cares?
So we struck hands with a property up the road who said we could rent a larger space but we were the ones who needed to do the remodeling. It was tons of work. 2 months of labor and the gym was ready.
We expanded 5x the square feet and 10x the cubic feet.
BreAnne even got to drive the final nail!
Childcare, check. Expanded 3x the square feet.
The Lounge area is for people who don't want to talk to each other and play foot games while texting. It's also a cozy place for your teens to hang out and do homework! Either one.
Our New Gym
CrossFit Kenmore was able to add vertical fitness challenges to the daily WOD's. Rope climbs and muscle ups were all fair play.
We have now the space to fill up classes in a safe and comfortable way.
We started this gym with a belief in the fitness theory. CrossFit is the Pinnacle of fitness routines, this we knew. What we learned about was the power in community building. We have seen that fitness is not 1 or 2 dimentional, it is so much more. It's not limited to your body's ability. It includes the people all around you who make you better. It's about knowing more people that live in your city. In CrossFit you can build confidence in yourself, build friendships with people who share things in common, and find the value in making the new person feel welcomed. That is fitness. Thank you all for showing us what we did not know.
Warrior Wall Dedication
Chuck being a Navy Seal, has a passion for our men and women who have served. We are thankful and proud! Please come by to sign our wall and remember the hereos that have fought for our freedom. "Nate" is the Navy Seal that introduced Chuck to CrossFit. He was a good man. He loved CrossFit and now has a workout dedicated to him. He also taught Chuck the muscle up. He will be remebered.