Kirkland Community Fitness

The coaches at Kirkland Community Fitness are a prime reason our community thrives. We focus on a positive and safe environment where you will feel encouraged and motivated to live a healthy lifestyle.

Meet the Team

The coaches at Kirkland Community Fitness are a prime reason our community thrives. We focus on a positive and safe environment where you will feel encouraged and motivated to live a healthy lifestyle.

Jamie Cantu

Owner | Coach

Jamie first experienced CrossFit in 2009 and had an immediate love of the sport due to the always challenging WODs, short time spent in the gym, and the great community of people. In 2010 she obtained her L1 and CrossFit Kids certifications, and in 2018 achieved her L2 certification. Jamie is owner of Kirkland Community Fitness and super proud of the community surrounding KCF! She lives in Kirkland with her husband, two stepsons, and daughter!

Erica Gamble

Coach

Erica discovered CrossFit in 2011 and saw an immediate transformation after life-long struggle with body image. She especially fell in love with the weightlifting component of CrossFit and received her L1 Certification later that year. She holds the CrossFit Gymnastics certification as well as the CrossFit L2. During the 2014 and 2015 Open, she placed in the top 200 worldwide in her age division to advance onto the Master’s Qualifier Event. She grew up in Bellevue, was a competitive swimmer and rowed crew for University of Washington. Erica currently lives in Kirkland with her two children.

Brigid Freitag

Coach

Brigid began doing CrossFit in 2013 after competing in Olympic Weightlifting for 3 years. She has been a collegiate strength and conditioning coach for 7 years, most recently at Washington State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kentucky. Her certifications include USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and CSCCa Strength and Conditioning Coached Certified. She enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends. Brigid and her husband Kevin have a son and daughter on the way!

Jason Rusk

COACH

Jason began sports performance training and Olympic lifting at 9 years old in order to get faster and stronger for football. Though football was his primary sport, he loved working out, but was forced to quit football after an injury.  In 2012, he was introduced to CrossFit and instantly found his new passion. In 2013 he began coaching as a Sports Performance Coach for athletes ranging from 9 years old to collegiate level, and as a CrossFit instructor. He is certified in USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach and CrossFit L1. He received a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Human Performance from Southeastern Louisiana University. Outside of coaching, Jason enjoys competing in local competitions, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his fiancé Ashely and dog Oakley.

Lenore King

Coach

Lenore has been a personal trainer for more than 15 years. She got hooked on CrossFit in 2011 and soon after got her L1 certification. Lenore also holds her L2 and Endurance certifications. She has been Ace and ISSA certified since 1996. An avid runner and triathlete, Lenore competed in Olympic and ½ Ironman Triathlons. Last year she qualified for the Masters Regional online qualifier and placed 108 in the world for her age group. Lenore lives in Kirkland with her husband Rich and two boys.

Marc Bauman

COACH

Marc first entered the doors of this gym in 2011 and is the newest member of the coaching team having earned his CrossFit L1 certification in 2021. His onramp coach asked him why he was signing up and Marc replied that as he was getting older, he wanted to get stronger and to be able to keep up with his adult kids while hiking and kayaking. Marc enjoys the community at the gym, the coaches who have invested in him and the challenging programming which keeps him improving. Marc and his wife Lisa live in Kirkland.