April News and Events


New Coaching Staff

Thank you for helping us welcome Jude to the team! Hope you have a chance to get to know him more in the coming weeks and months. If you haven’t met him, here he is!

We’re bringing in one more new coach starting next week. His name is Todd Stone and he comes to us with a ton of CrossFit experience. You may remember him from the Cornucopia Cup, as well. 😉 I know he’ll be a wonderful addition to our team!

New Class Time at Columbia City

Reminder that there is now a 6:30 a.m. Saturday class at the Columbia City location! It’s fun to see so many of you already taking advantage of that!

See the revised Columbia City class schedule here.

We want your feedback!

We wanted to create a way for you guys to give us feedback whenever you’d like. Think of this as an online “suggestion” box! I’ll repost each month so you always have a place to share your thoughts. 🙂

Give us your feedback here!

April Events:

Saturday 4/8 » Boot Camp Graduation Day (NO noon MetCon class at SODO!!!)

Friday 4/14, 6 p.m. » Happy Hour @ Super Six Info and RSVP here.

Sunday 4/16 » Happy Easter — BOTH LOCATIONS CLOSED

Saturday 4/29, 3:30-6:30 p.m. » Bouldering outing! For our first official active rest day, we’re headed 10 minutess north of Columbia City for activity and refreshments. We’ve got 3 hours to climb and hang out in a private area where we can bring our own food and drinks.

Expected cost to be < $21 per person. Should be a great way to have fun while trying something different with your entire gym family! Info and RSVP here.

March News and Events


2017 CrossFit Open!

This is like the Superbowl for CrossFit, except we ALL get to be in the game!!! BOOYA!

We’re going to bring together SODO CrossFit and CrossFit RE for the remainder of the 2017 Open. Tomorrow, March 3 will be held at CFRE. More info here.

***Sign up for a heat here!***

(During Friday Night Lights, the non-host gym will be CLOSED for evening classes.)

Please join us even if you’re not registered for the Open! You can do the WOD, help us judge, and most importantly — cheer people on!!

We’ll also have treats (perfect for post-WOD), and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB if that’s your jam!

Performance and Recovery

The Open is a perfect time to talk about performance and recovery! We recommend plenty of sleep and water, hot epsom salt baths, as well as the following supplements:

  • protein and glycodrive (carbs) post-WOD
  • fish oil daily with a meal
  • BCAA’s before, during, and after your workout (mix with pre-WOD if you need an extra kick of energy!)
  • creatine post-WOD
  • Nighttime Recovery (ZMA)

We carry both Driven and Advocare brands. Ask your coach for recommendations if you have questions!

Hand Care

We also started carrying Doc Spartan hand-care products for when you do tear. Both products are quick-healing ointments that get you back on your workouts faster (just different application styles). We swear by this stuff! (It even works great for super chapped lips!)

March Events:

Friday 3/3: Friday Night Lights at CrossFit RE, Open Workout 17.2 (More info here.)

Friday 3/10: Friday Night Lights at SODO CrossFit, Open Workout 17.3 (A combined workout and Happy Hour!!! Facebook event coming soon!)

Friday 3/17: Friday Night Lights at CrossFit RE, Open Workout 17.4

Friday 3/24: Friday Night Lights at SODO CrossFit, LAST Open Workout 17.5

We’re going to celebrate the end of the Open with a big party, including music, food, drinks, and awards!!! Awards are including, but not limited to:

  • Best Playlist
  • Most Likely to go to the games (as a spectator)
  • Most likely to hit their shins on a box jump
  • Best Dressed
  • Rhabdo Award (who does the workouts the most often?!?
  • Got their first muscle up award
  • Top Male
  • Top Female
  • Most inspiring performance
  • Most improved

So come ready to win … something. 😉

February News and Events


Open prep

Training has been BRUTAL lately, amiright?!? And don’t we all kind of love it? 😉

We have more Driven products coming in soon — take care of your body and RECOVER well. Please reach out if you’re not sure what you sure be taking.

We also have some hand-care products coming. If your hands have been sore, or have torn, these will change your life!

And if you haven’t already heard us talking about it incessantly, the CrossFit Open is a chance to push yourself to the next level and try things you haven’t had a reason to try yet. And it is SO flipping fun!!! Here are some reasons why you should join us: “Five Reasons to Compete When You Know You Won’t Win”

Oly!!! (Snatch and Clean & Jerk)

Reminder that we have Oly classes two days a week!
@CFRE, Wednesdays 8-9pm
@SODO CFE, Saturdays 9:30-11am

Members have really been enjoying the accessory work and the chance to refine these complicated lifts! Try out one of these classes!

Also join us for our second Olympic Lifting seminar on February 26! We’ll work on both the snatch and the clean & jerk and will do a personalized video analysis of each lift to help you visually see where you can make improvements! An amazing opportunity!!! (You can attend this seminar even if you missed the first one. Links to sign up below.)

February Events:

Friday 2/10: (SODO) Happy Hour — 6pm @ Two Beers (Get more info and RSVP for Happy Hour here)

Saturday 2/11: (RE) Our first Start Strong group of 2017 is graduating at 8am! Be sure to congratulate them when you come in for that 9am CF class.

Saturday 2/11: (SODO) WBBC Bring a Friend Day! A great intro to fitness in general. Come and bring a friend! (RSVP for Bring a Friend Day here)

Saturday 2/11: Trident Open — Cheer on Coach Amanda (and possibly Coach Hanna)!!!! (More info on the Trident meet here.)

Tuesday 2/14: (RE) Fundamentals classes begin — A great place for beginners to start, and a great place for regulars to get refreshers. (More info on Fundamentals here.)

Saturday 2/18: (SODO) WBBC Troop 20 graduates!

Thursday 2/23: Kickoff of the CrossFit Open!!!! (Register for the Open here.)

Friday 2/24: First Friday Night Lights of the Open!! Every Friday evening at both gyms, we will be running the Open workouts back-to-back starting at the regular class time. You will have an opportunity to sign up for a FNL time slot each week. (Morning and noon classes will not be affected.) It will be a super fun chance to work out, hang out, and cheer each other on!!

Saturday 2/25: (SODO) WBBC Troop 21 Enlistment Day! Tell your friends! (They can even just send us a message on Facebook!)

Sunday 2/26: 10am-noon, Oly seminar #2! (Details above.)
Sign up here if you’re on file at SODO.
Sign up here if you’re on file at RE.

January News and Events


Last week of HoliGainz, moving into Open prep

This coming week is benchmark week — a chance to see HoliGainz progress and also to establish your baseline numbers for “Open” prep.

The CrossFit Open is a chance to compete with every other CrossFit athlete worldwide. We’ll talk about this more in the next couple months, but a good place to start is with this article.

New Schedule

Dual memberships begin! Starting on the 9th, your membership is good at both CrossFit RE and SODO CrossFit. We’ve also added an Olympic lifting class on Wednesday nights at RE, and Saturday mornings at SODO. This is included in your membership!! Take advantage of a chance to really dive into and refine all the nuances of the snatch and the clean and jerk.

Christmas Orders

Hats are on the way. Wrist wraps are in production. Next year we’ll order in October. 😛

January Events:

Monday 1/2: Normal schedule

Monday 1/2: Nutrition Challenge begins!!!! It’s not too late to join. Text Darrick if you’re interested: 206-255-9430. First weigh-in is Monday!!! After that, weigh-ins will be Tuesday and Friday of every week. Keep your eyes on the private group for more info and lots of helpful tips.

Tuesday 1/3: January Start Strong begins! No more 7am/7pm CrossFit classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Monday 1/9: Dual memberships begin

Wednesday 1/11: First Olympic lifting class! 7-8pm at CFRE

Monday 1/16: MLK Day: regular schedule

Sunday 1/22: noon-2pm FIRST OLY SEMINAR! If you would like some super focused attention on your Olympic Lifts, this is for you! $50 — email BeckyJo to sign up (beckyjo@ruggedelite.com)

December News and Events



Happy Holi-gainz! If you haven’t seen Darrick talk about Holi-gainz yet, go to the CFRE Facebook group to watch the vid.

Basically, this month, we want you to ENJOY life (and food!), and we want you to keep coming to the gym. For one, all those calories will help you get really strong, which is our goal this month. For two, exercise is the best stress-reliever. Let’s keep each other sane!!

Christmas Orders

All Christmas orders are in and will be delivered as soon as everything has been received. (If you are traveling and need to pick up something as soon as we get it in, just let us know!)

Athlete of the Month to resume next year!

Speaking of a busy seasons, Athlete of the Month will be taking a one-month hiatus and continue in the new year. 🙂

See below for Holiday hours this month!!!!

December Events:


Saturday, 12/10: 7pm till whenever, Holiday party at Ozzie’s! RSVP here!

Wednesday, 12/21: Open House, 4-7pm (invite anyone interested in checking out our gym, especially our beginner programs!! (World’s Best Bootcamp at SODO or the New You Challenge at RE — we’ll have info on both!)

Saturday, 12/24: Christmas Eve, two classes — 8am and 9am

Sunday 12/25: Christmas Day, CLOSED

Monday, 12/26: Christmas Day Observed, CLOSED

Saturday, 12/31: New Year’s Eve, two classes — 8am and 9am

Sunday 1/1: New Year’s Day, CLOSED

Monday 1/2: Nutrition Challenge begins!!!!

November Athlete of the Month


Leo jumped right into CrossFit with no hesitation (even with no previous experience!), and it’s been awesome to watch him progress quickly in even the most complicated lifts. He shows up for class consistently week after week, and always comes with a smile and makes things so much fun. He even leads an ab workout after the 8am class every so often. Thanks for being part of the family, Leo!

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November News and Events


Cornucopia Cup is Around the Corner!

Things are coming together! Stacks will be our food vendor. Equipment is being tallied and layouts established… it’s not too late to sign up! If you’ve never competed before, I can promise you this event will be your perfect first-try. 🙂

Class Changes

No more Firebreather


Keep an eye out for some EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY offerings going on sale SOON!! Forget about Santa… buy yourself what you REALLY want. 😉

What’s Happening Next Door??

There has been some chatter about what’s going on next door. Yes — we are looking into expanding into that space, in the hopes of moving offices, storage, retail, hangout, and personal training space next door. Just so everyone knows, nothing is official and we don’t have anything in writing, but we are conversing about it. We know things are getting tight in our current space and this will free up another 1,000 square feet if we make it happen. If and when it becomes official, we will release more info.

See below for Holiday hours this month!!!!

November Events:


Friday, 11/11 — Dance Party, Part 2! @ Neumo’s. It’s a Bootie mash-up dance party featuring music from the amazing Britney and Taylor (last names are unnecessary). Pre-dancing drinks venue TBD. Not just for the ladies this time – fellas are invited to show us their dance moves too! Keep your eye on the CFRE Private Group for more details! (Event info here)

Saturday, 11/12 — WBBC Bring a Friend Party @ SODO CFE. Invite anyone who might be interested in our January Boot Camp! (RSVP here)

Monday, 11/12 — Christmas sales go live!!!!! (through 11/27)

Saturday, 11/19 — Cornucopia Cup!! (Gym is CLOSED)

Thursday, 11/24 — Happy Thanksgiving! Friends and Family WOD @ 9am

Friday, 11/25 — Black Friday (Gym is CLOSED)

Saturday, 11/26 — Regular schedule