The REAL STORY about Waterland CrossFit...and a new beginning...
Waterland CrossFit/Feel-Good Fitness Philosophy...AND SPECIAL DEAL!! -FREE WEEK TO CHECK US OUT!!!
In my 5
years of owning and coaching Waterland CrossFit, I have seen great
things happen. Bodies and lives have changed. Movement is the simplest
way to manifest these changes. We think and feel differently about the
world and ourselves when we move our bodies. This changes everything
else. It is powerful and beautiful.
For some time, I have lived in a kind of "no man's land" between
stereotypical CrossFit practices and my philosophy about it. Waterland
CrossFit has never been a "traditional" CrossFit box. My philosophy has
always been that exercise should complement life, not define it and that
"feeling good" about moving our bodies and how this translates into
better days and a better life is a valid result. I also understand that
the often competitive, performance-based culture of CrossFit tends to
discourage participation from (some) people who can benefit the most.
These are the people I most love helping!!
While I still believe that the "CrossFit" training model is the best exercise
framework around, with the growth of the brand many perceptions, some
quite critical, have developed. It is for this reason that I am
"re-branding". I am re-branding not to "jump ship" from the things I
love about CrossFit, but simply to more accurately tell the story of
what we are:
are a local, community gym dedicated to helping regular folks achieve
better lives. Period. We are inclusive and respect the courage it takes
to "begin" a new path. We laugh and work and care about each others'
lives. We don't care about how about fast you run or how much weight you
lift or how you look in shorts. We care about helping you improve your
life, through improved fitness, at a pace YOU'RE comfortable with. This
journey is a
personal one. We do not judge anyone’s journey. It is your journey,
though we are here to support you in any ways that we can.
Results happen through consistent effort and time. My goal is create an
experience each day that people look forward to. Through joy and
laughter and sweat, this experience impacts days in good and meaningful
ways. Enjoying this experience makes consistency more likely, thus more
powerful results more inevitable. Improving our health improves our
lives and I want the people in my community to live good lives.
love our members and am committed to providing an encouraging,
accountable, safe and fun place where people can make their lives
better. We discuss nutrition and jobs and families. We share much and
help and support each other where we can.
is the cornerstone of any good life. However, other stones are
important as well: community, a sense of “forward motion” and joy are
all recognized as valuable. A balanced, healthy, happy life is my only
wish for all of my members. So, if you are considering whether or not
this is the right gym for you, I ask you to PLEASE come on in and check
To encourage your participation, we are offering a "special deal"...the
remainder of APRIL IS FREE!!! If this schedule doesn't work with yours
on such short notice, contact Dave to discuss available options!! Begin!! Please feel free to contact Dave with any questions or concerns...
Owner/Head coach-Waterland CrossFit, Des Moines, Wa
We are located at 22306 Marine View Drive S. in downtown
Des Moines (just south of the Dog House). There is street parking in
front of the box on Marine View Drive or on 8th Ave S. directly behind
the box (8th Ave. is a one way street so head North toward 223rd.)