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Our approach to fitness is evidence based and supported by measurable, observable, repeatable facts. We believe that harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition, and fun of sport, yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.

Meet the team

The coaches at Kirkland CrossFit are a prime reason our CrossFit community thrives. We focus on a positive and safe environment where you will feel encouraged and motivated to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Jamie Cantu

Owner | Coach

Jamie first experienced CrossFit in 2009 and had an immediate love of the sport due to the always challenging WODs, short time spent in the gym, and the great community of people. In 2010 she obtained her L1 and CrossFit Kids certifications, and in 2018 achieved her L2 certification. Jamie is co-owner of Kirkland CrossFit and super proud of the community surrounding KCF! She lives in Kirkland with her husband, two stepsons, and baby girl! 

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Erica Gamble

Owner | Coach

Erica became co-owner of Kirkland CrossFit in July 2017.  She discovered CrossFit in 2011 and saw an immediate transformation after life-long struggle with body image.  She especially fell in love with the weightlifting component of CrossFit and received her L1 Certification later that year.  She holds the CrossFit Gymnastics certification as well as the CrossFit L2.  During the 2014 and 2015 Open, she placed in the top 200 worldwide in her age division to advance onto the Master’s Qualifier Event.  She grew up in Bellevue, was a competitive swimmer and rowed crew for University of Washington.  Erica currently lives in Kirkland with her two children.

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Tiffany Butcher

Coach

Tiffany discovered Kirkland CrossFit in 2008 and this is where health and fitness became a very important part of her life. As she fell in love with CrossFit she obtained her L1 certification and began coaching. Prior to CrossFit she spent her time playing competitive soccer and horseback riding. Tiffany attended Washington State University where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology. Tiffany enjoys traveling, the outdoors and spending quality time with her husband, daughter and dog. 

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Brigid Freitag

Coach

Brigid began doing CrossFit in 2013 after competing in Olympic Weightlifting for 3 years.  She has been a collegiate strength and conditioning coach for 7 years, most recently at Washington State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kentucky. Her certifications include USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and CSCCa Strength and Conditioning Coached Certified. She enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends. Brigid and her husband Kevin have a son and daughter on the way!

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Justin Gerht

Coach

Justin began participating in CrossFit in August of 2013, as a means of recovery from breaking both feet in an automobile accident, as well as continuing a path of weight loss and health improvement in his journey to finding personal wellness. Not having a previous athletic background, he took to CrossFit as a means of encouraging positive life choices and finding a group of people who encouraged one another to be as healthy as possible. Since he began CrossFit, Justin has lost 210 pounds, citing this exercise regimen, along with the proper diet, as the primary reasons for that success. He has his L1 Certification and is looking forward to engaging with the people at KCF further and helping members attain their goals for exercise and wellness.

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Michelle Hansson

Coach

Michelle joined the Kirkland CrossFit community in 2008 and began competing a few years later – most notably in the CrossFit Games team division. In addition to receiving her L1 certification in 2010, she has earned certifications in Movement and Mobility, Olympic Lifting, and CrossFit Kids. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from University of Arizona. Michelle’s passions are helping others succeed in their fitness goals, traveling, boating, the outdoors, and more than anything s pending time with her husband and beautiful daughter.  

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Nemecia Kaloper

Coach

Before discovering CrossFit in 2007, Nemecia was a competitive marathon runner, qualifying for Boston multiple times. In 2011, she was one of the athletes at Kirkland CrossFit that competed at the CrossFit Games. Since that amazing life experience, Nemecia got her L1 & L2 certifications and lives with her husband Scott and three girls in Kirkland.

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Lenore King

Coach

Lenore has been a personal trainer for more than 15 years. She got hooked on CrossFit in 2011 and soon after got her L1 certification.  Lenore also holds her L2 and Endurance certifications. She has been Ace and ISSA certified since 1996. An avid runner and triathlete, Lenore competed in Olympic and ½ Ironman Triathlons. Last year she qualified for the masters regional online qualifier and placed 108 in the world for her age group. Lenore lives in Kirkland with her husband Rich and two boys.

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Aggie Stern

Coach

In 2009, Aggie discovered CrossFit after hearing about it through her nephews. She was looking for a new fitness challenge and immediately fell in love with the community, discipline, and always challenging elements of the sport. A former gymnast and weight trainer, Aggie appreciates that CrossFit encompasses many different aspects of fitness and continuously challenges both the beginner and the experienced. One of her favorite things about coaching is watching people surprise themselves as their strength and body awareness increases and they do things they never thought they could. Aggie has lived in Seattle most of her life and attended University of Washington. Favorite activities are working out with her two awesome daughters, being outdoors, and enjoying great food.  Certifications include CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Kids.

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Hunter Treaux

Coach

Hunter was introduced to CrossFit in 2010, when a local gym was opened by a couple of firefighters in Marysville, WA. However, he didn’t consistently begin training until 2013, when fitness became a very important part of his life. As he fell in love with the sport of CrossFit he obtained his Level 1 certification and began coaching. Hunter has utilized his fitness in various hobbies such as: mountaineering, biking, surfing, as well as many other outdoor activities and sports. Currently, he is a student at the University of Washington studying Biology, with hopes of graduate study in Physiology, nutrition, and human performance. 

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Shannon Tymchyshyn

Coach

Shannon graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Recreation Therapy.  Before CrossFit, Shannon was your typical cardio/gym junkie.  While she still loves a good cardio sweat, Shannon has never been as strong or as fit since joining Kirkland CrossFit in 2011.  In addition to receiving her L1 and L2 certifications, she has earned certifications in CrossFit Kids, Movement and Mobility and CrossFit Endurance.  Shannon loves traveling and spending time with her friends and family.  She lives in Kirkland with her hard working husband, three active kids and two awesome dogs.