Paramount Strength & Conditioning, located in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, provides the highest quality personal training and elite coaching for individuals of all ages and abilities. These services are provided by certified coaches in private, semi-private and group format.
Owner & Head Coach
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer | CrossFit Level 1 Trainer | USAW Sports Performance Coach | CrossFit Kids Certificate | CrossFit Football Certificate
Head-Coach Christopher Douglas is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer with over 10 years of experience training others in the gym. He started professionally training individuals in 2006 while working at Explore Fitness in Seattle, Washington. In addition to his CrossFit Level 2 Certification (CF-L2), Christopher also possesses certificates in CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Football, USAW Sports Performance Coach, and the Apex Personal Training Certification.
A former high school wrestler and football player, Chris became dedicated to educating himself on fitness and nutrition in an effort to maximize his performance in sports. Following high school, Chris took up bodybuilding and dabbled in power lifting, but soon became restless with the long repetitive routines that came with training for those sports. After a few years of on and off training, he took a job in Seattle at a franchise gym, which helped revitalize his passion for fitness. He soon got into teaching classes with circuit style training in addition to personal training.
Moving to Ketchikan Alaska, he contracted with Ketchikan Indian Community, running a fitness program designed to help individuals who were diabetic and pre-diabetic. It was during that time that he learned about CrossFit.
In July 2010, Chris experienced his first WOD (workout of the day) after watching the CrossFit Games and fell in love with the program. During that time he began to research and learn more about what the program was until early September when he went all in with it. By October 2010 Chris had his Level 1 Certification and opened the doors to his own CrossFit gym in January 2011.
After successfully building a thriving CrossFit community in Ketchikan, Alaska, Coach Chris left the gym in good hands after deciding to return to Seattle. He launched CrossFit Paramount in Shoreline, Washington in November 2012. CrossFit Paramount enjoys a thriving community of fitness-minded members. As well, Coach Chris operates the Paramount Barbell Club, with membership open to anyone interested in Olympic-style weightlifting.
2017 CF Games Masters Regional Qualifier
2017 USAW Nationals, 8th (77kg wt class)
2016 Washington State Championships, 1st (85kg wt class)
2016 USAW Nationals, 18th (77kg wt class)
2015 Regional Championships One, 4th (77kg wt class)
2014 American Open Weightlifting Championships (77kg)
2014 Vulkan Open, Men’s 1st Place Overall (77kg)
2014 Senior Nationals, 12th (77kg)
2014 Fulcrum Open, Men’s 1st Place Overall (85kg)
2013 American Open Weightlifting Championships, 27th (77kg)
2013 Washington Open Championships, 2nd (77kg)
2013 Armageddon (2-Man Team Competition), 2nd Place
2013 The Spring Showdown (Garage Games), 4th Place
2013 Chaos in the Capitol (Garage Games), 1st Place
2012 CrossFit Games Open, 63rd (Northwest Region)
2012 T-Town Throwdown (Garage Games), 2nd
2012 Alaska State Championships, 3rd
2012 Occupy Strength Washington, 2nd (lightweight division)
2015 USAW Regionals Youth Division 2nd Place (58kg)
2015 USAW Youth Nationals 3rd Place (58kg)
2014 Senior Nationals Qualifier (48kg)
2013 American Open Qualifier (69kg)
2013 American Open Qualifier (48kg)
2013 CrossFit Games Masters, 17th Place
2013 CrossFit Games Northwest Regionals, 19th Place
2013 CrossFit Games Northwest Regionals, 9th Place
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Aaron was raised in a musical family, and went to school to be a music teacher. This means that he didn’t discover the joys of fitness until later in life. After trying Crossfit for the first time in April of 2015, he was hooked! After getting his Crossfit L1 certificate in the summer of 2018, he uses his experience as a teacher to help people make progress in their fitness goals and make improvements in their life. Aaron is married with four daughters, and also is a teaching pastor at a local church. His hobbies include playing music, Mariners baseball, and enjoying Seattle’s amazing food and drinks.
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer | CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Coach Vanessa discovered CrossFit after being hassled by all her “CrossFit” friends in July 2010. Vanessa, being a previous Globo gym Areobics, Pilates and Yoga instructor, thought she was “fit enough”, regardless of her tummy pudge. It wasn’t until her first WOD she realized how out of shape she really was. CrossFit has been a long journey for Vanessa. It took her six months to reach her first kipping pull up, another year to hit Fran RX. Since then she has competed in local CrossFit competitions. Vanessa’s focus is constant incremental improvement. She loves coaching and sharing her passion with first-hand experience. When she’s not at the gym, she enjoys photography, hiking and three-wheeling with her husband and two dogs. Vanessa’s motto is “Have fun first, get stronger later”.
Power | Hatha | Beginner | Restorative Yoga Certificates
Cecelia fell in love with yoga in 2006 and how great it made her feel. Since then, she has followed her passion to learn more. Compelled to share her love of yoga with others, Cecelia completed her Power teacher training in fall of 2015 and has been enjoying teaching yoga ever since; not only in the Powers style but Hatha, beginner, and restorative as well.
L-1 Nutrition Coach, L-1 Mindset Specialist, L-1 Hormone Specialist, AFAA -CPT, Crossfit L-1
Coach Aaron is a husband, father, pastor, teacher, musician, sports fan, music producer, fan of spicy foods–and member of the Paramount community since 2015.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
As the head coach and owner of Composite CrossFit for four years, Michelle experience includes hosting numerous competitions for team and individual athletes, programming workouts, personal training, and nutrition. Michelle has a background in the medical field as a cardiac technician running stress tests, swim instructing, and life guarding. Along with her husband and two little boys, the family is very active and love anything outdoors!