Meet Ryan

RYAN SHEAFFER

COACH/OWNER
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About:

My earliest childhood memories mostly pertain to being involved in some sort of athletic pursuit. As a child in Medford, OR I spent time participating in just about every sport imaginable from baseball to BMX racing to soccer to football, etc. In high school, I narrowed my focus to basketball (my favorite of ‘em all) and tennis. I continued playing tennis at the NCAA Division I level for the University of Portland, where I graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing. As an adult, I continue to seek new physical challenges much as I did as a child. I have completed 3 marathons, the Ironman Canada Triathlon, and summited a variety of mountain peaks including Mt. Rainier on 3 occasions and Mt. Kilimanjaro.

My desire to live a healthy and active lifestyle, and help others do the same, led me to make a major career change a few years ago. I left the field of finance to become a career firefighter with the City of Kirkland and co-owner of South Seattle CrossFit. Whether at the fire department, or in the gym, I have an opportunity to positively impact lives on a daily basis and am grateful for that fact. We have the most amazing group of members and coaches at SSCF….I’m proud to call it home.

The feat that most fills my heart with joy, however, is being a husband and father to my two beautiful children!

How did you get involved with CrossFit?

As I started pursuing a career as a firefighter in 2011, I began researching workout routines that translated to the job of a firefighter. CrossFit kept popping up, so I decided to give it a try. When I walked into a CrossFit gym the first time I hadn’t been too far removed from finishing my Ironman Triathlon and upon seeing the workout written on the board, I thought, “This doesn’t seem too bad…I’ve got this.” 10 minutes later, I was flat on my back, my world was rocked and I was hooked!

Why do you love to coach?

I love interacting with people, hearing their stories and helping everyone achieve their goals. Whether someone is an accomplished athlete or working out for the first time in over a decade, it’s gratifying to see people reach their potential. We are all capable of accomplishing so much more than we originally think possible and CrossFit has a way of getting the best out of us all…I’m happy to be a small part of that process.

CrossFit Movement you secretly dominate:

Power cleans and pretty much any sort of press…give me the Benchmark WOD Grace, and I’m a happy man.

CrossFit Movement that secretly dominates you:

While I’m not a huge fan of burpees, the movement that crushes me most is, without a doubt, toes-to-bar. I’ve always thought our competitive advantage as a gym is that we should be a toes-to-bar free zone, but Chris doesn’t seem to agree!

Favorite Healthy Food/Meal:

Flank steak and asparagus

Favorite Cheat Food/Meal:

Brownies…I could eat a whole tray of ‘em at one time…trust me!

Favorite Quote/Motto:

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

 Monday

5:30AM

6:30AM

9:00AM

11:00AM

NOON

3:30PM

4:30PM

5:30PM

6:30PM

     

 

Tuesday

5:30AM

6:30AM

9:00AM

11:00AM

NOON

4:30PM

5:30PM

6:30PM

 

Wednesday

5:30AM

6:30AM

9:00AM

11:00AM

NOON

3:30PM

4:30PM

5:30PM

6:30PM

  7:30PM *Yoga

   

 

Thursday

5:30AM

6:30AM

9:00AM

11:00AM

NOON

4:30PM

5:30PM

6:30PM


 7:30PM *Barbell club

 

Friday

5:30AM

6:30AM

9:00AM

11:00AM

NOON

3:30PM

4:30PM

5:30PM

 


Saturday

            10:00AM

CONTACT US

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South Seattle Crossfit

4101 West Marginal Way SW #B9,

Seattle, WA 98121

Phone. 2069322696

Email. info@southseattlecrossfit.com