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 2 Trainer | CrossFit Level 1 Trainer | CrossFit Weightlifting | CrossFit Kids Certificate | CrossFit Rowing Certificate | CrossFit Mobility | USAW Sports Performance Coach
Aaron grew up in New Orleans where he attended St. Martin’s Episcopal School. Aaron was a three sport athlete, lettering all four years and earning multiple All-District and All-State honors in Football, Soccer, and Track. Aaron went on to play Soccer for four years at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from Millsaps in 2010 Aaron stayed on and worked with the soccer team as Strength and Conditioning Coach. He moved back to New Orleans in December 2010 and began working as a personal trainer. Aaron began CrossFit in November 2011 and is currently CrossFit Level 2 certified. Aaron moved to Seattle with his fiancé and two dogs in June 2016. He loves working with athletes of all skill levels, but has a passion to work with High School and Collegiate athletes using CrossFit methods to improve strength and athleticism.
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”.