8th Place Finisher, CF Games ’09
I began my serious athletic pursuits in high school as a multi-sport athlete. I then attended Seattle Pacific University where I continued my track and field career and was a multi-event All-American. Though I loved training hard and enjoyed being surprised at what my body could achieve under quality training, my favorite part about participating in track was the camaraderie and being part of a community of athletes who were all working hard to improve. Now, years later (and three kids later), I have again found this same experience with CrossFit, which I have been doing since February of 2007. I love the physical and mental challenge of CrossFit, and have been surprised and thrilled at what my body has been able to do. More importantly, I am once again part of a community of hard workers (including most of my family and friends) who train together and consistently encourage each other. I have gone through periods of much improvement in my workouts, as well as phases of plateaus, but the creativity of the workouts, the variety of movements, community, and the fun of CrossFit keep me coming back. I enjoy training my three kids in CrossFit Kids, and I love that they are learning the love of sport, strength, flexibility and learning new, unique, and unusual things their bodies can do.
Chuck is a graduate from the University of Washington and has always lived an active life. Chuck has been racing dirt bikes for 7 years and has won several Northwest Motorcycle Association (NMA) Championships. After joining Crossfit, Chuck has witnessed a significant improvement in his endurance and strength. With this experience he was motivated to obtain his Level 1 certification and become a trainer. Chuck’s enthusiasm and passion for the Crossfit lifestyle drives him to show others that they can improve their quality of life with attention to their fitness training and diet.
I am an avid ice hockey player and as a young boy grew up playing on the frozen lakes of Pennsylvania (Go Flyers!). I’ve continued my hockey passion as an adult by playing on multiple teams in the Seattle area, tournaments in Las Vegas, and the annual Ronald McDonald House Charity hockey event for the past 7 years. I discovered Crossfit in 2009 and have never looked back. Crossfit has allowed me to skate harder and faster than ever before. I enjoy both the physical and mental challenges of participating in Crossfit and I am constantly amazed and inspired by others in the gym, so much so I was driven to obtain my Level 1 certification and become a trainer. I enjoy sharing the Crossfit lifestyle with others to help them achieve a higher quality of life both in and out of the gym.
Dan Holmen is the founder and head trainer at CrossFit Redmond. After realizing that working out at the local globo-gym was not fun or, more importantly, effective, he quit his membership and set out CrossFitting in his garage. As the results started to become obvious, interest in the program from others was sparked. Today that has turned into the community we call CrossFit Redmond. When not in the gym you will probably find him at Hartman Park fulfilling some sort of duties related to his various roles with Redmond West Little League.