Coaches

Welcome to CFFW!

 Margi

Owner, Gym Manager
CF-L1, Olympic Lifting Certificate, CF Masters Course, CF-Scaling Course
Margi has been CrossFitting since July 2010. She hasn’t been a lifelong athlete, in fact she was more of a “fitness sampler”. She tried a variety of different workouts and eventually got bored after about 3 months and moved onto the next thing. Kick-boxing, hot yoga, Body For Life, aerobics, power walking, long distance running, circuit training, bootcamp, at home DVDs….you name it she tried it. After giving birth to her second son she realized things had to change. She made the scary choice of joining CrossFit Tacoma with her husband Derek, who had joined about 6 months prior and wouldn’t stop talking about his thrusters and snatch. She loved Crossfit so much she convinced Derek to open Crossfit Federal Way in 2011.

She loves the community and competition she finds at CrossFit and loves the fact that CFFW has a variety of members and is welcoming to all newcomers. CFFW has members of all ages and fitness levels including teenagers, grandparents, pregnant women, athletes with previous injuries and more. Margi loves coaching and using her educational background to help people learn even the most technical movements. She had to learn all of the CF movements and nothing came easily. She has lots of tips and easy cues to help with form and technique.

She’s married to Derek and together they are a dymamic CrossFitting duo. She likes to spend time with Derek and their two sons, dog Murph…. 10# of pure badassness, travel, read, and go shopping. Margi graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Spanish and graduated from PLU with an MA in Education. She recently retired from her teaching job to run CFFW full-time. She’s at the gym nearly every day. If you need anything at all just ask or email her at margi@crossfitfw.com.

Derek

Owner
CF-L1, Olympic Lifting Certificate, EMT-B, ACE PFT Certificate
Derek is a lieutenant for the Tacoma Fire Department. He loves to play and watch soccer, go fishing, travel, and spend time with friends and family. He’s very passionate about CrossFit, nutrition, and his hair.

Derek’s favorite WODs are anything with a heavy deadlift and his least favorite movement is handstand push ups.

Michael

CF L-2

Michael has been actively involved in CrossFit since 2012 and received his CF-L1 back in 2012 in Southern California. Michael loves CrossFit because of the community atmosphere and the way that it can change all aspects of people’s lives. Michael enjoys watching and playing almost all sports and is a die hard Los Angeles Dodger fan. He loves coffee, traveling, and exploring new places with his wife, Megan. Michael’s favorite WOD is Amanda…but really anything with muscle ups!

Jamie CF L-1

Jamie began crossfitting six years ago when her bestie opened Crossfit Federal Way in 2011. She went to try one WOD and hasn’t turned back since. Jamie is no stranger to health and fitness, but was tired of what the typical “Globo Gyms” had to offer. She loves the intensity and variety that define crossfit.  More importantly, she loves the community and camaraderie that brings crossfitters together.  Jamie truly believes that crossfit changes people’s lives and she loves watching people reach their goals and becoming the best versions of themselves.
Jamie is married to Erik and together they have two sweet and spicy little ladies. Outside of Crossfit, Jamie LOVES traveling with her family and friends. When she’s not traveling,  you’ll find her spending time with her faves. Jamie also loves shopping, baking, board games, and crossword puzzles.

Danielle CF L-1, 200hr Yoga

Danielle has been doing CrossFit since 2014 got her L1 in March is 2018. She got her 200 hr yoga teacher training in 2012  and has been teaching yoga to CrossFiters since 2015. Danielle loves coaching because she love helping people achieve things they never thought were possible, and helping people improve their life though fitness. She loves spending time with her fur babies Ari and Gus and husband Bill when he’s not off protecting Issaquah.

Danielle hates deadlifts and handstand push-ups and is not good at kipping but loves anything with double unders and cardio weight Olympic lifts.

Jeremy CF L-1

Jeremy was introduced to Crossfit in in 2014 by a friend and hasn’t looked back since. Crossfit has had a huge impact on his life: It reintroduced him to competition, help to encourage healthy nutrition decisions, made training way more fun, and most importantly, helped him make a bunch of friends. Jeremy is an Operations Manager for UPS. When he’s not at work or the gym he loves watching movies, writing, video games, and his dog Coco.
Though he loves all the lifts, Jeremy’s favorite is the Squat. His favorite WODs tend to be challenging, and set to some nice, exotic music.

Bryan CF L-1

Bryan has dabbled in Crossfit since 2013 but officially obtained his CF-L1 in 2016. Since then, he’s worked out at his home garage gym and trained members in the fire department. He has worked as a firefighter in Renton since 2011 and also teaches EMT classes on the side. Bryan enjoys; pretty much any sport, hunting/shooting, snowboarding, and spending time with his awesome Canadian wife Mars and their new daughter.

Rae CF L-1

RaeAnna (Rae) competed in her first Crossfit competition in 2012 when a friend talked her into it and she just showed up and did it. She didn’t officially start doing Crossfit until 2013 and has been Crossfitting off and on since. Rae has been doing personal training for others since 2010 and teaching others the ins and outs of Fitness are her favorite. What keeps her coming back to Crossfit every week is the variety in workouts and getting to lift heavy stuff. She has been weightlifting for over 10 years. She enjoys the friendly competition within her own box and also enjoys a few competitions each year. A few of her favorite lifts are cleans and all variations of squats. She will be having her 5th baby in January and enjoys spending time with her crazy family. She loves to play most sports, go to movies and socialize with others.

Shannon O.

CF-L1, USAW Sports Performance Coach
Shannon has been CrossFitting since January of 2013. She loves CrossFit because the time she spends at CFFW is the best part of her day and she never thought she’d love working out.  She loves seeing how strong, healthy, and happy people get when they commit to  making positive change in their lives through CrossFit.  Shannon believes that CrossFit is for everyone!

When Shannon is adulting, she works in the buying office at REI, but in her spare time she hangs out with her husband and dog, rides her bike, goes hiking, and watches horror movies.

Shannon’s favorite WODs are anything with heavy cleans, snatches, and jerks.  Her least favorite WODs usually have running in them.

Kelly

Yoga instructor, Level 1 YogaFit
It used to be that Kelly was too energetic and impatient for yoga, giggling in class and looking at the clock to see if it was almost done. Then she had children and what she thought was a fast-paced, energetic life was nothing compared to raising two kids.

Working out at the gym, including yoga, became more important than ever to her well-being. Thanks to Amy Dill, Derek, and Margi for making it possible to bring yoga to CrossFit; it melds her two favorite things in life: adventure by scaring the crap out of herself with challenging Crossfit WODS, and then bringing herself back to center, increasing flexibility and balance with yoga, so she can be a better parent and human being.

Yoga at CrossFit is fun and welcoming to all levels of ability. Come work on your flexibility, balance, and breathing/mindfulness, and see how that will help your future WODS! Carpe diem!