Welcome to the Rugged Elite. We are a lifestyle brand focusing on fitness, nutrition, and anything else that helps us be better at life. Our motto is “Live like a champion.” Muhammad Ali once said, “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”

Coach Darrick Bourgeois trains in Seattle out of the Rugged Elite’s CrossFit affiliate: CrossFit RE. We are located at 4243 Rainier Ave S in the North Beacon Hill/Mt. Baker neighborhood. Visit the CrossFit RE website for class times, rates, and location information.

Besides fitness, the Rugged Elite blog will also focus on nutrition, helping you “fuel like a champion.” Look for posts highlighting nutrition information, thoughts about eating paleo, and recipes.

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We look forward to helping you live the rest of your life as a champion!