Meet Your Team

Dedicated to Your Goals



Head-Coach Christopher Douglas is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer 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.

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 and Youth National Medalists. Masters World Champions and Medalists.

Owner & Head Weightlifting Coach

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

USAW Level 2 Sports Performance Coach

USAW National Coach

CrossFit Kids

CrossFit Football

Kayla Jones

Gym Manager

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. She also holds a USAW L2 Sports Performance certification.

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!

Athletic Accomplishments

2018 – WA Weightlifting State Champion – 69KG
2016 – WNBF Pro-Card – Figure Division

Head Coach/Manager

CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

USAW Level 2 Sports Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutritionist

CF EDU – Aerobic Capacity


Sandra Bojic


Sandra grew up with a passion for sports and kinesiology which led to her obtaining her degrees in science and occupational science as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has been working in the field of Physical Therapy for 7 years. 


In 2016, she began CrossFit and fell in love with its familial and enthusiastic community, as well as its various aspects of functional fitness. She was inspired by the endless opportunities to grow one’s skill set whether through gymnastics, weightlifting, agility, or other novel areas. This environment helped her exceed her own fitness expectations, pushing new boundaries, and crushing her fitness goals. She quickly developed a desire to help others achieve their higher level goals. In 2019 she obtained her Crossfit Level 1 and her USAW Level 1 in 2021. Throughout the years she has participated in CrossFit and Olympic Lifting Competitions; the most recent being the American Open Series. As a coach, she hopes to continually show clients the growth they are capable of, and the value and importance in taking time out for oneself. 


In her free time, Sandra enjoys camping, hiking, tennis, and spending time with her Saint bernadoodle Layla.

WA Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

USAW Level 1 

Crossfit Level 1 

Precision Nutrition Level 1

Paolo Fernando


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

USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

CrossFit Gymnastics

CrossFit Aerobic Capacity

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