OUR PARAMOUNT TEAM
‘Meet Our Coaches & Staff’
‘Meet Our Coaches & Staff’
Dedicated to Your Goals
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 Level 2 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 or pre-diabetic. It was during that time 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. As he began to research and learn more about what the program was, by early September he was all in. 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 and returned to Seattle. He launched Paramount Strength & Conditioning DBA CrossFit Paramount in Shoreline, Washington in November 2012. In January, 2016, Paramount relocated to its current location in Mountlake Terrace, where it 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.
2019, Howard Cohen American Masters, 1st (89kg)
2019,2018 2x American Open Series Masters Overall Champion (81kg)
2019 American Open Series I Champion (81kg)
2018 American Open Series III, 8th (81kg)
2018, 2016 2x Washington State Champ (85kg)
2013-2019 7x American Open Finals Qualifier
2017 USAW Senior Nationals, 8th (77kg)
2016 USAW Senior Nationals, 18th (77kg)
2014 USAW Senior Nationals, 12th (77kg)
2014-2019 6x Senior Nationals Qualifier
Coach of State Champ, American Open Qualifiers, Senior & Junior National Qualifiers and Youth National Medalists.
Owner & Head Weightlifting Coach
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer | USAW Level 2 Sports Performance Coach | CrossFit Kids Certificate | CrossFit Football Certificate
Coach Kayla has a true passion for quality of life and being our best selves. She may not have a lengthy sports background, but she has over 15 years of experience in the competitive dance world of Los Angeles. Once she discovered CrossFit in 2009 and the amazing community of like-minded individuals made it an easy switch. Coach Kayla believes her dance experience gives her extensive knowledge in body awareness and body mechanics that she is able to use daily in the gym. In her 10+ years in the CrossFit community, she has dabbled in local competitions, attended various athlete camps and movement seminars, as well as completing the CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Trainer courses. As a coach, she loves continuing her coaching education and adding as many tools to her toolbox as possible. She has obtained her Sports Nutrition Certification and has been working with athletes on their nutrition since 2015.
As an athlete, Coach Kayla gave the competitive sport of Bodybuilding a try. She competed in a WNBF (Washington Natural Bodybuilding Federation) show, taking first place and earning her Pro-Card in the Figure Division. Although she is retired from the sport, she is grateful for the knowledge gained from the training and nutrition experience. Through CrossFit, Coach Kayla also discovered the local weightlifting circuit and has dedicated her training to the sport. She has competed in both local- and national-level weightlifting meets, even earning the title of the 69kg Washington State Champion in 2018. She is honored to be your coach and excited to be a part of your fitness journey!
2018 – WA Weightlifting State Champion – 69KG
2016 – WNBF Pro-Card – Figure Division
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer | USAW Level 2 Sports Performance Coach | Certified Sports Nutritionist
After graduating from Western Washington University in 2019, Paolo was ecstatic to find an Olympic-style weightlifting gym in his native town of Mountlake Terrace. His love for sports and outdoor recreation since early childhood led to his interest in studying human health and movement. While studying Kinesiology at WWU, Paolo began coaching in 2017 at the school’s student rec center where he worked as the lead personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Paolo also works as a health fitness specialist for EXOS at downtown Seattle’s Columbia Center. As a coach, his goal is simply to improve the lives of those he works with by not only helping them reach their goals, but more importantly helping them find sustainable and fulfilling practices.
- BS Kinesiology – Movement Studies
- ACE Certified Personal 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 1 Trainer
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.
Power | Hatha | Beginner | Restorative Yoga Certificates
I’ve been practicing Crossfit/functional fitness for the last five years. With Fictional fitness, I have increased my strength, agility, stamina, and overall well-being. I became happier with what I can do rather than how I look. As I’ve begun coaching, I enjoy helping people succeed and progress. I look forward to helping members fulfill their goals and improve their lives with fitness.
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!
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer | Crossfit Anatomy