Director of Training, Co-Owner, Head Coach, Jedi
AB enjoys black coffee, watching Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi films, the Oxford comma, and waxing poetic about functional shoes. He suffers from a slight Napoleon Complex and some sort of attention deficit disorder, which he credits to his ability to teach multiple people at once. Speaking of which he’s a big fan of Napoleon pockets.. and pants with four-way stretch.. and shoes. Did we mention that?
Andrew’s fitness journey started in high school with Sports Medicine. After moving to Seattle he attended the pilot Personal Fitness Instructor program at Ashmead College in 2006. He landed a job at a “big box” gym where he moved up to Fitness Management and built a reputation doing “weird shit” like full-depth back squats and snatches. That gym valued sales over members goals, so he left to start FCF with a client inside a storage unit. That was almost a decade ago.
Now you can find him coaching Olympic Weightlifting at 6am and various CrossFit classes throughout the week.
Business Owner, Master Planner, Rocket Scientist, Dog Whisperer
the Tonytail™, the tagline: “I’ll make you famous,”. Hailing from the sunny state of California, his aerospace career brought him up to the NW where he trained with AB all the way back at FCF 1.0 in 2008. The two of them then decided to reopen up Foundation CrossFit in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle with a new game plan and new purpose. Because FCF isn’t just a gym, but a think tank meant to eventually change the world!
Tony started his fitness career as a young buck needed to relieve the stress of the day job, and to supplement his volleyballing, surfing, and general beach bumming. He started CrossFitting in Huntington Beach until work moved him to Seattle.
Now you can find him operating the gym and rebuilding our website while preparing for his first olympic weightlifting meet!
Bloodandguts podcast, Hellfire BBC
Dave is a Seattle-area CrossFit OG. He went to the Games on a team twice (2010, 2011) and also knows how to handle a chef’s knife extremely well. He co-hosts a Food/Restaurant/Restaurant-Industry/Food Culture/Seattle Food Scene podcast, and while his ankle mobility needs some loving, his attention to detail does not! When not doing 6-part workouts, Dave also enjoys hanging out with his wife, . Find him listening to an eclectic mix of grunge, metal, and classic rock in the mornings and afternoons.
The Young Beast
Nathan started his CrossFit career with FCF in 2011 and has been a prime example of what hard work and dedication can produce! Being an athlete his whole life, Nathan played baseball on Seattle U’s club team and continues to enjoy all outdoor activities – from hiking to wake surfing to snow skiing. He loves coffee, dogs, traveling, whiskey, the Fast and Furious movies, and during the day he enjoys working as a web designer.
Kelsi found CrossFit back in 2013 with us at CrossFit SLU. Hailing from an active background that focused primarily on HIIT and cardio work, she fell for the constantly varied functional movements that we utilize day in and day out. When not at lifting or CrossFitting in the morning, you can find her working at Microsoft, or somewhere in the wilderness writing about life.
Ryan “Moonboots” Salva
The one with the silver Chucks
Although he doesn’t look a day over 21, Mr. Salva is an easy going guy and, like most of the other staff, never thought himself to eventually become a CrossFit trainer. His advice: don’t CrossFit on an empty stomach- especially if the only thing you’ve eaten for the day was a cupcake for breakfast. This gem of knowledge came from his first CF workout that laid him out white as a ghost.
If Gaia, Mother of the Earth, made love to a Titan, you’d get Coach Sarah–or SMOHR, as her teammates call her because you’ll certainly want that, some more. With all the warmth of the sun, her award-winning hugs will remedy your cloudy day and anoint you with the strength and power of your untapped potential. She can be found training for triathlons, tending to her farm, and raising her baby girl (born late 2018)!
Dynamic Doula, Stretchy-Coffee-Enthusiast
Andrea is our Matriarch of the Morning and Mother to Declan & Ash, whose lifetime of gymnastics experience informs her exceptional body awareness, ability, and teaching, but also shows on her face when you try her because Mama Ain’t Got Time. If you’re wondering if you’re on her good side or bad side, the answer is always a resounding, “Yes.” She can be found with toddler and wee babe attached to hip or t*t and making sure you leave the gym how you found it.
Central Point Acupuncture
A practitioner some forms of Chinese Medicine and CrossFit, Leslie is amazingly proficient at being objective about people’s bodies and how to improve them. Hailing from Boise, ID her favorite movie is The Breakfast Club and her favorite food is Kale. Before CrossFit she was a runner/cyclist/swimmer. When not CFing Les like to telemark and skate ski, as well as farm and garden. She found out that building chicken coops require much strength and stamina, and raising them requires speed, mobility, agility, and accuracy FOR REAL!