Rainier CrossFit is a CrossFit Gym. We do one thing- uncommonly well. We're equipped to present pure, straightforward CrossFit programming, excellent coaching, and personal attention in an environment that many have remarked as "comfortable", "relaxed", and the best comment ever-- "this feels like home".
Welcome to this brief intro of our cast of characters---
Kurtis is a level 3 CrossFit Trainer (yes, in the wayback days a Level 3 was awarded) and USA Weightlifting Certified Club Coach. He started CrossFit and was immediately rewarded with results not seen with other workouts. The ever changing and constantly challenging nature of CrossFit had Kurtis visiting CrossFit headquarters in Santa Cruz in November of 2003 and looking for a facility here within months. He has been selected by HQ as one of the handful of trainers who regularly teach and coach at certification seminars and has been selected as one of the newest FlowMasters of the Seminar Staff. Want to learn proper movement from one of the best? Kurtis has judged top athletes at every CrossFit Games. He also holds the CF Barbell, Olympic lifting, Powerlifting, Westside and Movement and Mobility certificates. Together with his wife Laurie, Kurtis opened Rainier CrossFit in July, 2004.
Laurie spent 13 years as a National Athletic Trainier's Association (NATA) Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), is a level 3 CrossFit Trainer, and a USA Weightlifting Club Coach. She has completed additional CF courses in rowing, Olympic lifting, Movement and Mobility, Coaches Prep, and is a CF Kids Instructor. She has a Bachelors degree in Biology and Physical Education from the University of Puget Sound and has been involved with athletics in Pierce County since 1993. She has provided sportsmedicine coverage for UPS, Peninsula High School, Bacon Bowl, HealthSouth, and WIAA gymnastics, softball, and Star Track. Laurie's knowledge of injury and rehabilitation and her sharp eye for movement make her the perfect partner for anyone who is re-entering activity after injury or inactivity. She is the mom of 2 boys who are usually in the gym with her.
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Other CF-L1 certificate holders in the gym:
Lisa + MM, Oly
Joe + MM
Chuck + MM, Oly
Cheryl + rowing, Oly
Jackie + kids
No other Washington CrossFit gym comes close to having the numbers of trained, dedicated, helpful, and friendly staff trainied in CROSSFIT as RCF. Our backgrounds are varied but our methods are focused. We do CrossFit. Our Instructors are all CrossFit Trainers, Level 1's and beyond. We all believe in CrossFit and want the best coaching for ourselves and for you. We are constantly striving to be better, learn more, and improve. Come hang out with us.