Who We Are
Sasquatch Crossfit is about the team. We are a family here, where our strengths are realized and improved upon together. We focus on the big picture of crossfit training: better fitness for everyone.
Why Crossfit?: We were like most... how could we get a good workout in 5-20 mins!? After finally taking a friend's offer to try CrossFit we were instantly hooked. The community of people that CrossFit embodies is amazing. The support of the people in the gym, motivating you through WODs and celebrating accomplishments together is like no other exercise experience out there. We look forward to creating this same community with everyone at Sasquatch CrossFit.
Take a look around the first time you walk in. Stop by one of our multiple classes here at Sasquatch CrossFit. We are positive you will immediately feel like you are part of the team, like you are going to have the support you need to realize and reach your fitness goals. Sasquatch CrossFit is a place where you will get to know the people you work out with. This is the type of gym where handshakes and smiles are exchanged amongst it's members, because we are positive the more familiar you are with those around you at the gym, the more support and motivation they can offer.
Owner, Trainer, CrossFit Level One, CrossFit Football Certified
I'm 27 years old and grew up locally in Kirkland. I have been active from the day I was born, parents put me in school a year late cause they didn't think I could hold still. I grew up playing Football, Basketball and some Baseball. I was lucky enough to play a little Junior College ball while studying Exercise Science. I played Semi Pro football in Eugene Oregon with some amazing athletes on a #1 Nationally ranked team for 2 years. I got into some Jiu Jitsu and again was very lucky to have one of the best coaches out there coach me to some NW Regional Championships. I have worked in the Fire Service and spent 3 years working nights on an ambulance in Seattle, never a dull moment. I got into CrossFit from a friend, I, like most didn't think I could get a good workout in 15 minutes. Lets just say after my first "WOD" I never looked back. CrossFit keeps me entertained with the wide variety of elements in gymnastics, strength and work capacity. Being a well rounded athlete keeps me focused and always improving in my fitness journey. The best part about CrossFit to me is the community, working out with someone our members from time to time or our coaches there is such a sense of respect because we know what each other is going through, we go through it together daily. Everyone supports and encourages and gives props for accomplishments. Sasquatch is my home, I am so thankful for the life long friends I have that feel like family.
Trainer, CrossFit Level One
Hello Squatchers! My name is Trey Botten. I grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley and graduated from Mount Si High School. I am a senior at Northwest University, studying Secondary Education with an endorsement in Health and Fitness and a minor in Military Science. As designated by my degree, I am currently enrolled in a Student Teaching Practicum at Issaquah High School teaching Physical Education and Weight Training. After graduating from NU, I will be commissioning as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. I became a CrossFit athlete during my years as a Wrestler in high school and have been devoted to the CrossFit methodology and functional fitness since. I enjoy coaching CrossFit because the program allows for the opportunity to work with great athletes and people, motivate individuals towards improvement and push myself to become a more effective educator. I have found an amazing home at Sasquatch CrossFit and am excited to be a part of this positive culture focused on fitness. Outside of CrossFit I enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting and Country music! Much love Squatchers, God bless!
Trainer, CrossFit Level One
My name is Everett West. I am a Collegiate Athlete at The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington. I started Crossfit in Southern California while training for the football and track seasons. I was a running back and kicker for my High School and College teams. I am a sprinter in track and compete in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m races. I have participated in one Crossfit Football Competition, Occupy Strength Seattle. Sasquatch was represented well and we brought home First Place in the lightweight category. Crossfit has changed the way I train for life. I believe Crossfit is not only completing a WOD or two…or four a day. Crossfit is a way of life. A chance to improve yourself in any and every way I choose. I can become stronger, more flexible, increase my balance or any number of skills. Not only physical, but on that fourth round of “Eva” (it’s the nastiest of the Nasty Girls) it becomes a spiritual and mental battle to either HOLD ON or LET GO. The beauty of this struggle is the choice is always up to us, because nobody else is swinging that 2pood KB for you. I am never bored with Crossfit because there is always something to work on or improve. If the pull-up is mastered, The Chest to bar is next, then the bar muscle up, and finally the infamous muscle-up. These challenges and physical feats are awesome personal accomplishments, but are better shared with the community. To me it is the community and people that I am surrounded by to share in my excitement and joy that make the Sasquatch community so special to me. Sasquatch is my home away from home. I was embraced into this family after moving up from Anaheim, California. Sasquatch has helped me adjust to the start of my collegiate life in Washington. It is a great place to train with even better people to work out with! See you in class!
Trainer, CrossFit Level One
Hello everyone! My name is Marshall Griffin! I grew up in Fall City, WA and am currently living in Snoqualmie. I am a security officer at a juvenile detention center in Snoqualmie with dreams and aspirations of becoming a career firefighter. My CrossFit career began at a globo-gym after a few years of body building injured me. I was tired of my routine and thought I needed something to help me get more fit. I began researching high intensity exercises and like a gift from the heavens above...I discovered CrossFit. I began working out at Cascade CrossFit in Preston, WA (I am also a coach there) and haven't looked back since. I have been doing CrossFit for two years now and it's literally changed my life! I started coaching at Sasquatch in February of 2012 and absolutely love it! I love how the members are extremely dedicated, and motivated to get better day in and day out. I've always said, the members make the gym! I'm excited for the future gains of the Squatchers, and to see our community grow!
Kayleen Perry Ulrich
Trainer, CrossFit Level One
I’m 26, a very proud mother and am happily married to my best friend. I grew up in Portland, OR and moved to the Seattle area 2 years ago. My CrossFit experiences started in 2009, shortly after getting married. My husband and I started our weight-loss journey together a few years prior, as we both had some pounds to shed, by doing CrossFit WODs at our local gym. But getting tired of the stares and lack of proper facilities, we decided to join a CrossFit gym in Portland. We both immediately fell in love with the competitiveness it encouraged between us and the feeling of pushing your body to new, and unexpected, limits. I have always loved fitness, but never knew I could love it in any form as much as I do CrossFit. My passions within CrossFit are primarily Power Lifting and Mobility. I take pride in continuing my education on both subjects so that I can share it to promote growth and prevent unnecessary injuries. I love coaching and sharing my passion for fitness and the practical applications of health in our daily lives. Aside from CrossFit, I stay active by hiking, camping, and bicycling. I also am a hair stylist – so, I can help you work on your Power Clean and help you tame that unruly coif. I keep my schedule busy with social activities and recently I’ve discovered how much I love traveling and plan to do more of it in the near future!