What CrossFit Puyallup Athletes are saying about the gym and our Food Challenge program:

 Hi my name is Bryce Clother. Let me start by saying that I used to make fun of my friends who were so excited about Crossfit. I figured that I stayed pretty active between being an on again/off again runner and skateboarding nearly daily. I didn’t think I needed to be that serious about fitness. Over the past couple of years, I noticed that I was starting to feel older. I joked that I still did the same activities, just slower and lower than I used to. I also noticed that I was spending more time injured than enjoying activities. If I skated for an afternoon, I would be out for a couple of days with sore and pulled muscles. Nearly daily, I would come home from work as a police officer with a sore back and exhausted. I decided it was time to take fitness seriously so that I could continue to enjoy life.

My son had attended Crossfit Kids last year, and I enjoyed the friendly welcoming atmosphere. I decided I would give Crossfit a try and went to Basic in April. I was immediately confronted with how much my fitness level had slipped. I lifted way less than I thought I would and got tired much faster than I imagined. I was sore multiple days and would drag myself back to basic each time. Sometimes I would catch the workouts the regular Crossfit class was doing and think to myself, “There is no way that I’ll be doing that”. I finished basic and started coming to classes three times a week (That’s all I could handle). I got better each week, but I didn’t change my eating habits at all. If anything, a hard workout made me feel justified in having that extra donut. Consequently, I didn’t recover very well from my workouts.

When my wife Shannen decided to start Crossfit in July, we agreed that we would do the food challenge. Over our 16 years of marriage Shannen and I have gained weight, lost weight, and have tried every fad diet and workout known to man. Nothing seemed to work long term and we both noticed in the past that we felt horrible during diets and they were unsustainable long term. I went into the food challenge thinking that I could handle a two months of changing my eating habits, but expected similar results to my past attempts at eating right. Once I had the ground rules down, I was off and running with Shannen’s support. Neither of us felt hungry and after a couple of weeks, we stopped craving the foods that were disastrous for us in the past. I found out that artificial sweeteners, which had been a staple of my diet in the past, caused me to crave all the garbage that I would binge on in the past. I was eating enough nutritious food now and I simply didn’t want to eat the garbage. In addition, I was starting to feel a lot better with more energy. I started to workout 5-6 times a week. I was recovering much faster and I started to really enjoy the workouts. I also very much appreciated the encouragement of everyone at Crossfit, especially those who were also doing the food challenge. By the time I had finished with the food challenge, I was less worried about weight loss, and was more motivated to continue eating right because of how I felt. Shannen and I had joked throughout the food challenge about our first cheat meal when we finished the food challenge. It turned out that neither of us wanted to have much of a cheat meal because we worried about how it would make us feel. The food Challenge has put me on a path for healthy eating and living that I feel for the first time is sustainable for life. 

Written by: Bryce Clother 9-17-16

 Hey there, my name is Whitney Whittemore and I have been working out here at CFP since April of this year. Growing up I had the privilege of playing competitive softball at a young age, which led me to playing at the collegiate level. Working out never felt like working out because I was doing something I loved. It seemed effortless. Eating healthy was never a priority either… Because I was so active, I could get away with eating whatever I wanted. By that, I mean I never paid attention to portion size or macros. I ate when I was hungry and I ate what I was craving at the moment.

After I graduated college, in 2010, I should have listened to my mother when she told me “You can’t eat like a softball player anymore!” At the time I laughed it off and didn’t listen to her, but it definitely caught up to me. Fast forward 6 years and 40lbs heavier, I was very unhealthy and uncomfortable; more uncomfortable than I had ever felt. Before I decided to get serious about working out again and start taking care of my body, I was getting close to weighing 200 lbs. That was the heaviest I have weighed in my life. I was tired of not fitting into my “big clothes” anymore, feeling like I had no energy, struggling with tying my shoes even and just fed up with having zero confidence about my body. When I started Basic in April it was a shock, because what used to be really easy to me, was very difficult now. After I graduated Basic and started doing the regular WODs for the next couple months, I could tell that I felt SO MUCH better. Unfortunately, the number on the scale was barely going down.

When I heard about the Food Challenge I thought it would be something fun to do! Making healthy changes was my goal and joining the challenge would only benefit me, right? However, I’m not gonna lie, when I heard that it was a two months long I started to have doubts. “How am I going to last that long?!” “What if I fail?” “Really-2 months?!” Well $25 later and having my “before” pictures snapped…. I was in. I needed/started to change my mindset. I am only going to get out of this challenge what I put into it. Working out was a part of my weekly routine so my eating habits were the only thing left for me to focus on.  I had to begin to give myself limits which is something I never liked doing or could even stick to if I tried. I had to be willing to do something different because what I had been doing, clearly wasn’t working for me. As the challenge began, meal prepping was hard to get used to, but it eventually became a habit. I had healthy food readily available and couldn’t tell myself “Oops, I don’t have lunch, better go get a burger and fries to fill me up”. My social outings with friends were limited until I was disciplined enough to say no to food and/or adult beverages 😉 It may sound silly, but I never wanted to be the friend not eating or having a drink at a get together. I became that person though and I am perfectly okay with it now. Going out to eat was not an option, because what I would normally order wasn’t healthy and I would be lying to myself if I said I was going to order something healthy. The first month was difficult, but over time my body got used to eating multiple times a day and I actually started craving my healthy meals.

Setting limitations for myself and making sacrifices was not easy. There were times that I did give in to all of those things, but the number of times I succeeded outweighed the times I gave in. This food challenge has not only taught me a lot about nutrition and how to properly fuel my body, but it has taught me a lot about myself and what I am capable of accomplishing.  At the beginning, I was skeptical, but seeing the results I achieved after 2 months of hard work and dedication definitely made me confident that I could continue this moving forward. I’ll continue to remind myself that I didn’t become overweight in a day, so the results I want to see are not going to happen overnight either. Consistency is extremely important and as hard as it can be to stay the course, it’s worth it in the end. 

Written by: Whitney Whittemore 9-16-16

My name is Rosalyn and I’ve been attending CrossFit Puyallup since January of this year. This is my 2nd attempt at doing the food challenge. Honestly, the first time I did the food challenge, which was back in spring, I DID NOT take it seriously as I should have. Doing the Summer food challenge I knew I was going to take it more serious plus I wanted to lost weight and lower my BMI. Also, I just wanted my body to feel “better” or healthier.

Reading the notes from the judges and taking their advice from “No more bread”, “No more donuts” – not that I ate them a lot :), “Cut out plaintains” was somewhat of a struggle for me, but doing so and cutting out some of those foods made me realize how much better my body was feeling, my performance doing the WODS, and just my overall being. I felt Good, Great even! My clothes are feeling loose, my energy level is much higher. This has definitely taught me the difference between being on a diet and just eating healthier. This time last year I was definitely not where I am at this year as far as exercise and the food choices I’m making and I have CrossFit Puyallup to thank for that. SO THANKS CROSSFIT PUYALLUP! 

Written by: Rosalyn Amosa 9-15-16

 Hi my name is Shannen Clother.  I will admit to reluctantly coming to Crossfit mostly because my husband wanted me to.  I have never been an athletic person even when I was very thin and I’m not big on competition….So…Crossfit didn’t seem like a good fit.  However, I gave in and started basic and the food challenge at the same time.  Honestly the food part of the food challenge was pretty easy.  I’m a rule follower by nature and if you tell me not to eat something, well I won’t eat it.  The biggest struggle for me was drinking all the water and eating so often.  Prior to starting the food challenge, I would go days without drinking water and I often skipped meals.  I was generally running on coffee and quick-grab, bread based foods. The water is still a struggle, but through this challenge, I’ve discovered how much better I feel when I drink enough water.  That feeling is very motivating to keep up on my water even when I don’t really want to.  The same with skipping meals and eating empty foods.

Like most moms, I was always putting everything and everyone before myself.  I would schedule time to work out only to cancel it because something (kids, housework, etc) came up. One of the most important things I’ve learned through all this is that it’s important to make taking care of myself a priority.  That me being protective of my workout schedule, even if that means other things take a back burner, is not selfish.  Honestly, I’m a much better mom, employee, and wife when I’m feeling good and taking care of myself.

So now it’s been just over two months.  I still would not label myself “athletic” and I’m still not big on competition, but I am still going to Crossfit 4-5 times a week.  Everyone is very supportive of each other and encouraging.  Being part of a community, that notices when you are gone, is strong motivation to show up even on the days when you don’t feel like going.  I’m excited to be learning to challenge myself rather than just showing up somewhere and grinding through a workout.  

Written by: Shannen Clother 9-16-16

Hello, my name is Angela Crossley and I am 44 years old.  I am a wife and a mom of 4 amazing children ages 12 to 22.  I first came to CrossFit this past June with my oldest daughter, Tera, for the friends and family.  I immediately knew that I had wanted to join, even though I was really nervous.  Two weeks later I started basic classes in July. I still remember how scared I was as it got closer to starting the regular classes.  I was afraid I wouldn’t know what to do or be able to actually do the workouts.  My daughter kept reassuring me that the coaches still went over each work out and that there were modifications.I have always been the avid dieter, trying anything new out there, but to only starve myself and to gain the weight back. Once the food challenge started and with the combination of the workouts; it was truly amazing to realize that eating wasn’t a bad thing when it is the right kind of foods!  Coming from snacking on chips and cooking just what sounded good ( which was pretty unhealthy) to proteins and healthy carbs together that the coaches taught me to do (and actually drinking water!!!!!!!) I started to see the changes. I have totally shifted my mindset now to not worrying what the number on the scale is telling me and not thinking that “skinny” is what to aim for, but actually having a life style change, setting a healthy example for my family, enjoying the challenge of the work outs along with being able to enjoy cooking healthy meals and not feeling guilty about eating.  Being fit and eating is so much better!!!!!! And I’m liking the muscle that is starting to appear!:)

CrossFit Puyallup has been one of the best decisions I have made not only for my health, but my families as well.  The coaches and the entire community here are truly positive, encouraging and make it fun regardless of how hard the work outs can be. My two youngest are now in the CrossFit kids so this is definitely becoming a family lifestyle.

Thank you Coaches and all the other members of CrossFit Puyallup for making this possible!!!!!!!

Posted by: Angela Crossley 12/16/14

I walked into the doors of CFP in September this year, needing to make a drastic change in my life. I had tried many times with many different solutions (shakes, 24 day challenges, drops, etc) but nothing seemed to work. Over the course of 3 years my eating habits got worse and worse, and my weight fluctuated a good 60-80 pounds. Food became a comfort and a “friend” that was always available as I slowly became sadder and more depressed. When I started basic it was really just to get moving and then suddenly by the end of September I had lost 10 pounds, and was already feeling better. Then I heard about the fall food challenge, so I thought why not try it out. If I’m going to commit to getting healthy I have to really go all the way.My biggest fear of the whole challenge was having my pictures taken. I hate pictures and the thought of everyone seeing me terrifies me. Writing in a journal I was OK with, I needed the accountability and was open to suggestions and ideas. Over the two months I gave up dairy and wheat (which has been insanely hard, but one of the best life choices I have made), and recently decided to give up beer which during football season is pretty hard for me.  I started meal prepping and planning  and noticed that I actually looked forward to spending one day of planning & prep and could not believe how much simpler it was for me. For the first time in a long time I wasn’t being consumed by thinking about what I was going to consume, because it was all done and prepared.  Finally at the age of 34 food isn’t in charge of me,  but I’m in charge of it! ! Most importantly though I feel supported and know I have an amazing group of people who may or may not understand exactly how I feel but are willing to help offer suggestions, tips and support in a kind and non-judgmental way.

Posted by: Laurel Kennedy 12/16/14


Growing up I’ve been pretty lucky not having to struggle with my weight.  I played team sports throughout high school and post, seriously, I was too scared to be a single competitor (probably a twin thing).  I’ve always been lean but never strong.  As I got older, I continued to eat the same as when I was young, I always heard that we’d gain weight but that could never happen to ME, my weight fluctuated up and down about 10lbs over the years.  In 2011, I went through some personal physical/medical challenges and in 2.5 years I gained 50 lbs.  I was very depressed and now overweight.  Exactly one year ago, my two sisters drug me (kicking and screaming) to CrossFit hoping to get me out of my funk.  I was scared and nervous for about 3 months, then I started to LOVE CrossFit.I did my first 2 food challenges but never finished journaling, however I started to constantly think about what I ate (protein+carb).  This challenge was different.  My husband agreed to support me by doing the challenge with me.  Every Sunday, while he watched football, I did our weekly grocery shopping.  It only took 3 hours to prepare our meals for the week.  I used Pinterest for ideas and began buying bulk and using the canning jars to store my food (hate tupperware).  With my busy schedule, I needed to grab and go otherwise I was going to fast food it.  I found it easy to eat the same things, day in and day out; I changed the spices, sauces or dressing to mix it up. I have a dinner menu board, so if i work late, my husband knows what to come home and cook 🙂

Over the last year, I’ve lost 25lbs and as I am still shy about these pictures, I look better and feel stronger than I did in December of 2013.   I am blessed to be part of this extended supportive family.

Posted by: JennDzubay 12/15/14

My name is Megan Gallwas, and I have been an active athlete at CrossFit Puyallup since February of 2014. I am a mom to two beautiful children, a wife to an amazing supportive husband, and a full time teacher to more kiddos then I will ever be able to count. My experience with the food challenge has been nothing but an adventure. The hardest part for me was taking a leap of faith within myself. I believe I come across as a very confident person, but when it comes to image and weight I am the farthest from it. The thought of having before and after photos taken scared me, and recording my foods maybe scared me a bit more. I am someone who knows what I should be doing, but found excuses or hid from what needed to be done. Once I committed to the challenge I jumped, more like dove, right in, but there were many waves, and splashes along the way.The staff made me very comfortable during the before and after photos. I look back and laugh because I had to buy clothes that were short enough and colorful enough. I learned quickly that the photos were the easy part. Food prep and journaling honestly and regularly were key in both my physical change, and emotional change. If I didn’t food prep, I would not eat enough or I would eat what was okay but instead easily obtainable foods. I had to plan! The journaling kept me accountable because when I didn’t do well I felt guilty writing the not so good foods down. Plus I felt pretty yucky too! I knew I cheated myself and that I was better than that. I quickly learned that I had to take this food challenge moment by moment and purposely create an environment at work, and home that I could be successful in. At work that meant no staff room! They always have naughty goodness. In my classroom, I created snack time for the kids. If they were hungry and had a healthy snack, then we had healthy snacks together. At home, my family and I really planned together so we could be successful as a family. This is never easy especially when you have two young kids who do not want salad and chicken, but want mac n cheese. My last struggle, that I overcame, was water, coffee, and wine. I love coffee but gave it up and turned to tea. Water and I have a love hate relationship, but we worked it out, and wine and I love each other but not very often. When I look back on the whole adventure, I would say I have a new found appreciation for myself and what I can accomplish. Maybe even a little more confidence in my body image because I know that no matter what I look like I feel good and know that I am healthier. I have come very far, and do not want to stop now that I have started.

Posted by: Megan Gallwas 12/15/14

I decided in August that I needed a change.  I was the heaviest I had ever been besides being pregnant.  So, I found CrossFit Puyallup and signed up for the Basic Training class in September.  I lost 12 pounds during Basic Training in Sept.  When I heard about the Food Challenge for Oct/Nov, I decided to go all in! It was hard to get used to writing down everything I ate, but it made me think twice about eating certain things because I knew I had to write it down.  I decided to do a 9 day Cleanse with Isagenix.   It was not easy, but it really made me feel great. By the end of the Challenge, I had made great strides and changes in my diet, thanks to the comments from Coach Crystal in my Food Journal. When I weighed in at the end of the Food Challenge, I had lost another 10 pounds!  I was so excited and thankful that I had learned so much…not just in my exercising habits, but also in my eating habits.  I had learned how important it was to eat every 2-3 hours, to drink lots and lots of water, and to always eat a healthy carb with a protein even for a snack between meals.  

Posted by: Jenny Jennings 12/15/14

I chose to start Crossfit Puyallup in August of 2014 in order to begin a journey towards fitness. Seeing the previous food challenge finalists and their stories inspired me to take my own experience to the next level. By accepting the food challenge I made a promise to myself: a promise to put my nutrition first. What I didn’t realize is how influential building a foundation of nutrition would be for my life. Healthy eating has not just allowed me to tone up, but has given me the energy I need to practice form, gain strength, and build endurance during WOD’s. This energy has also enabled me to balance being a mother to a very lively four year old while attending college full time.

Keeping track of my food habits in a journal during the challenge allowed me the opportunity to identify and change my habits. It helped me learn to listen to my body, leading me to understand how food interacts with it both physically and emotionally. Recognizing these relationships encouraged me to introduce balance into my body through healthier meal choices. The food challenge provided me with the invaluable tool of self control. With support from coaches and family in developing a nutritional base during the challenge, I have improved my attitude, energy, health, fitness and my life.  

Posted by: Lisa Jones-Allum 12/15/14


Crossfit of Puyallup has literally changed my life. Every class I am greeted with smiles and encouragment, they listen to your struggles and always have ways to help you in your journey to a healthy life. I have accomplished things I had no idea I was capable of!!! The quality of people who go to the classes is amazing, its definetely a family atmosphere, all I can say is im a crossfitter for life and cant wait to reach my goals!!!

Posted by: Robert Gallwas | 09/04/2013 at 06:27 AM

I have been with Crossfit for over a year and have been wih Puyallup Crossfit for two months. Due to our moving and our schedules this box is a perfect fit. I do not measure my success anymore by the scales but by how far I have come. I started 5 years ago with the decision to be in better health and not focus on my weight but how healthy I can become. I got a trainer, who was excellent, and joined L
A fitness and that serve me well untill my son brought my husband and myself to understand that there was more and Crossfit is what we were introduce to. I thought this is for young people,”not on your life”. I started at Crossfit Lifeline in Auburn but the distance prevented me from working out often and they recommended I try Puyallup Crossfit and it has been awesome. The coaches Keith, Nick, Crystal, kym are fabulous and are always encouraging. They will modifiy any move for you ablitity. Do not let arthritis, bad back, or I am to fat stop you. It is a family no matter if you go to puyallup or somewhere else. We help each other. I can now say that I am the healthest I have ever been, and the bonus is I have lost over the fve yeaars 75 pounds ( that is the added bonus). This box has something for everyone even the kids now. You will be welcomed with open arms and remember you only compete with yourself not everyone else. The best hour I spend in the day. Am I exhausted at the end? I sure am but it is well worth it. Thank you Puyallup Crossfit for making me feel 60 years young.

Posted by: Gayann | 09/02/2013 at 10:06 AM

I started CrossFit in February as a challenge and a birthday present to myself! I had heard a lot about CrossFit and found myself saying I was scared and intimidated….so I turned the car around and went inside to see what it was about. Both Crystal and Anson were there to introduce CrossFit to me and encourage me to start the Basic class 3 days later. I did, I am so happy I did. The coaches and athletes are helpful, fun, and motivating. I love coming to class, I love the challenge! Thanks to all the coaches and athletes! =)

Posted by: Elisabeth Fasser | 04/05/2013 at 12:49 PM

I recently moved back to WA and the Puyallup area. I was happy to find a crossfit box so close and convenient. There is a children’s play area that my kids enjoy. It makes it easy for me to come to the classes and I know my kids are going to be having fun while I’m getting work done.

Posted by: Jen Green | 04/04/2013 at 09:08 AM

I honestly don’t know where to begin….This is going to be a bit long but I need to explain fully the impact that Crossfit Puyallup and (coaches) Anson & Crystal have had on my life!
After the death of my husband four years ago, I had lost an unhealthy amount of weight. My body was as frail outwardly as my heart was inwardly. I was a shattered person who was struggling to make it from one day to the next. I worked at an incredibly high stress job where I put in 80+ hours a week, pulled all-nighters frequently and traveled constantly. I was drinking a glass of wine (or two or three) daily to calm my shattered nerves and smoking at least 5 packs of cigarettes a week. I was completely depressed and overwhelmed.
It took time but I slowly began putting the pieces of my life back together. I didn’t know it then but the healing process was beginning. As my life came back into focus, I began putting weight back on my body. I also started making healthier choices in my life. I left the 80+ hour-a-week job for a new position where I had work-life balance. I quit smoking. I drank less…..but I was still looking for something more. I wanted to make a significant change.
I heard about Crossfit but knew nothing about the workouts or the philosophies. One day, for no particular reason I walked into Crossfit Puyallup. I met Crystal, she was warm and friendly. She walked me through what Crossfit was and how it could impact my life. Crystal answered all my silly questions and encouraged me to give Crossfit a try. I knew my way around a gym, I had kickboxed, zumba’d, yoga’d, spun…you name it, I had tried it….and at the end of the day, I hated the gym! But for some reason, this seemed different and I instinctively knew Crossfit was what I needed. I silently vowed on that day, I would change my life…FOREVER!
As cheesy at it sounds, I found myself and my strength at Crossfit Puyallup!! I felt like the Basic Training class was a metaphor for my life. I learned how to find my physical balance, which mirrored the balance I desperately needed in my personal life. I learned that while I wasn’t strong in the beginning, if I put the effort in, I would become stronger over time, again something I was learning personally. I also learned that I excelled more at endurance activities than strength activities which was not surprising considering how much I had endured personally. I had perspective and was able to remind myself that pain is only temporary.
Today, I am stronger than I ever could have imagined I would be….both physically and emotionally! Crystal and Anson and all the athletes at Crossfit Puyallup are a BIG part of the person I have become. Each time I lift heavier, increase my time or learn a new skill, I prove to myself that I can do ANYTHING I set my mind to! The personal growth I have experienced in the past 8 months has been truly life changing. I may not be the fastest or strongest person in our box ….but I am faster and stronger and healthier than I have EVER been in my life. I feel AMAZING after many years of feeling horrible!
I have never shared my complete story with Crystal and Anson, but I would love for them to know how much they have helped me change. Their kind words, guidance, encouragement and understanding has provided all the support I needed throughout my journey to a healthier life. Even when they don’t know it, they are AWESOME and impacting the lives of every person who walks through the door.
Crossfit Puyallup (Crystal & Anson) has given me the foundation to find Danielle, the ATHLETE! I left broken Danielle, the widow, on the floor in a pile of sweat, hard work and determination!

Posted by: Danielle Thompson | 04/02/2013 at 01:50 PM

I LOVE CrossFit Puyallup! It is such a tight knit group of people working towards strength, health, and well being. I have been a member at several Big name gyms, but one of them gave me the encouragement, attention and the results that I have received from CFP. I look forward to the WOD each day and I love seeing the results as time goes by

Posted by: Kendall Lipp | 03/29/2013 at 09:27 PM

I began my journey with CFP in January after working out in a gym setting since I was 18. I have never pushed myself harder than I do now and realized how I was lifting weights wrong for so many years. With the coaching of amazing people like Anson and Crystal, I have learned so much already, and love coming to class! I can not wait to be able to do a real pull up one day!!

Posted by: Amy Irvin | 03/29/2013 at 04:02 PM

Crystal and Anson are absolutely amazing coaches! Their growing numbers of patrons is a testament to the fact that their number one priority is each and every athlete’s health and happiness.
When I first investigated Crossfit I was warned that many people have been injured through it, and to make sure you take Crossfit from certified Crossfit instructors. I was happy to find that every coach at Crossfit Puyallup is at least level one certified and safety is a huge concern at Crossfit Puyallup. Both Crystal and Anson preach good form and ensure that every athlete is safe. In fact, safety is such a huge concern to Crystal and Anson that they have designed a Basic course which all athletes must take before participating in full blown “big kid” Crossfit classes. The Basic class is one month long and teaches athletes good form and progression to more difficult moves. It lays a solid foundation for all athletes at every fitness level. The Basic course makes it possible anyone tempted to try Crossfit to do just that no matter where they are physically or mentally. Crossfit can seem scary from the outside but Crystal and Anson take all your anxiety away.
After I completed my one month of Basic, I had seen amazing changes in my own body. I lost four inches in my bust, two inches in my under-bust, one inch in my waist, and two inches in my hips. To be completely honest I didn’t think I had any to lose, so needless to say, pretty awesome for just the beginners class!! Now after six months of Crossfit I feel strong, beautiful and like a badass.
If you are at all interested in giving this a go, I HIGHLY encourage you to join the Crossfit Puyallup family. Everyone is welcome and Crystal and Anson make it so much fun. I will sorely miss this family as I move to Colorado in January. I owe so much to the coaches there and cannot thank them enough.

Posted by: Telisha Quezada | 11/15/2012 at 09:16 AM

What is crossfit? It’s a game changer! I have never experienced anything like this in my entire life! My body is changing in ways I could have never imagined! Crystal and Anson are the heart behind it all! They welcome you like family and truly walk alongside you and your individual life journey, encouraging and enspiring you to strive for better! I will never waste my money on any other gym!

They have created a real family atmosphere as well! My husband is currently deployed to Afghanistan so I always have my kids with me. They have a great safe space for the kids to play so I can get some much needed exercise!

If you want to learn more… Just come! See the support between the gym members! That has been one of my favorite parts! Being encouraged by everyone- not just watched!

Posted by: Sarah Jones | 11/12/2012 at 05:07 PM

I have been with Crossfit Puyallup since they opened and cannot imagine going anywhere else. Crystal & Anson along with the other trainers are all fantastic. This is not just a place to “work out” it’s a community of great people who push you to succeed in your fitness and nutritional goals. My husband and 15 year old daughter have all started doing Crossfit here as well so the entire family is involved. I cannot recommend Crossfit Puyallup enough.

Posted by: Tiffany Flaherty | 11/01/2012 at 12:48 PM

CFP is helping me meet life goals. Anson and Crystal encourage, coach, and inspire me to reach beyond what I used to think I was capable of. I’m realizing weight loss goals and feel stronger than I have in years. I begin each workout wondering how I will do, then afterwords enjoy the satisfaction of having again finished another WOD. Thank you CFP

Posted by: Dave Wharton | 07/23/2012 at 03:21 PM

Crossfit Puyallup has been the best investment I’ve made for myself in a long time. I never before have looked forward to sweating so much in my life! Crystal and Anson are so knowledgeable, keeping you on track, checking your form constantly, right down to what you are fueling your body with. The workout of the day (WOD) is always different challenging your body. So much fun! I am very blessed to be part of Puyallup Crossfit!

Posted by: Mandy Meier | 07/01/2012 at 08:13 AM

I was a member of a large unnamed gym chain for 12 years. After all of those years of 3+ days a week of attending classes, I was burnt out and not getting results that I wanted. My boyfriend suggested Crossfit Puyallup as something we could do together and see if it did anything more for me than the gym did. I was skeptical and worried that in the end I would get the big muscle/bulky look that I don’t want.

After the beginner class I immediately and without reservation cancelled my gym membership and committed to give crossfit all of my efforts. As I have been coming, I notice that I feel stronger and more confident, while NOT becoming the bulky lady that I feared.

I love Anson and Crystal and the amount of time, attention and love they commit to give all of us athletes. When people ask why I go and pay for these sessions, I can only explain it as this. I get the feeling of having a personal trainer as often as I want, who pushes me in the correct and safe way to become stronger, while having the fun and backing of a community of other athletes who want your success as much as their own.

Now that I have been a part of this, I can’t imagine not having it!

Posted by: Emily Dermenstein | 06/05/2012 at 11:03 AM

As a competitive fencer, I was looking for something to bring my conditioning to the next level. I found that and so much more at CrossFit Puyallup!

Crystal and Anson are great teachers who give each student individual attention. They treat each client on a case by case basis and truly strive to help everyone who comes through the door reach their goals.

I came to CrossFit Puyallup looking to get stronger and faster. In the process I have become part of an amazing community of people. I encourage everyone to give it a try, you might just be surprised what you get out of it.

Posted by: Chris Winslow | 05/31/2012 at 09:24 PM

I sent out the email below to all of my fellow workers about a free Intro To Crossfit class that PuyallupCrossfit put on. I’m a 40yo police officer and Crossfit is by far the best workout regiment!

Anson and Chrystal are awesome! They may not have the ‘big box’ gym but they do have the time, patience and energy to work with you as an individual. You will feel like you’re a part of their P.C. team!
“…Crossfit is great for people in our line of work or for that matter, anyone. We sit in those cars, stagnant for 12 hours. This is a great workout that really pushes you and your limits. Think of P90X, circuit and olympic weight lifting all into one class. I will tell you that at 40, I feel like I’m in better shape than I did when I was 30. And, like it says below, if I can do it, you can do it. Really… I’ll say it again… If I can do it, so can you. Try it!”

Posted by: Jeff Bennett | 05/14/2012 at 09:43 AM

I was nervous at first because I am HOPELESSLY uncoordinated, but the staff is super friendly and helpful. The Basic class is small with a lot of one-on-one instruction. It’s much like getting a CrossFit personal trainer. CrossFit is so much fun! I most definitely recommend this workout for people serious about getting results!

Posted by: Andrea Hicks | 05/04/2012 at 07:38 PM

The Basic class is a great intro to CrossFit. Very informative and a good stepping stone to the next class. Great trainers and an all around AWESOME place to spend a few hours each week!

Posted by: Lauren Bickle | 05/01/2012 at 11:06 AM