Christopher Douglas

Christopher Douglas

Owner / Head Weightlifting Coach


Athletic Accomplishments:

2022 Masters Grand Slam Winner

2022 Worlds Masters Champion (81kg)

2022 PNW WSO Masters, 1st (81kg)

2022 H.C. American Masters, 1st (81kg)

2022 Masters Pan Ams Champion (81kg)

2022 Masters National Champion (81kg)

2021 American Open Series I, Masters, 1st (89kg)

2019, Howard Cohen American Masters, 1st (89kg)

2019,2018 2x American Open Series I Masters Overall Champion (81kg)

2019 American Open Series I Overall Champion (81kg)

2018 American Open Series III, Masters 1st, 8th Overall (81kg)

2018, 2016 2x Washington State Champ (85kg)

2013-2023 11x American Open Finals Qualifier

2014-2023 10x Senior Nationals Qualifier

Coaching Accomplishments:

Coach of State Champs, American Open Final, Senior National Qualifiers & Junior National & Youth National Medalists.

Masters World Champions and Medalists.

About Coach

Head-Coach Christopher Douglas is Paramount's Owner & Head Coach, with over 20 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 L2 Sports Performance Coach, and most recently USAW National Coach designation. 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. Shortly after he moved to Ketchikan Alaska, where 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 and Olympic Weightlifting. 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 in Mountlake Terrace, Washington in November 2012. In February, 2014, Paramount officially started its USAW barbell club. Coach Chris operates the Paramount Barbell Club, with membership open to anyone interested in Olympic-style weightlifting.

Turning Point

Motivation & Passion

pushpress gym management software for boutique gyms and fitness studios