Katie Osborne

Owner, Crossfit Level 2 Certified Trainer, Crossfit Kids Certified Trainer, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification, CrossFit Gymnastics Certification

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

CrossFit Formidable opened on September 13th, 2013 but I have been doing CrossFit since 2010. My ex-husband came home from deployment and said “you have to try CrossFit.” Was it hard? Yes. Did I want to quit? Yes. But I felt so awesome every time I finished a workout. In March of 2010 I was pregnant with my first child. I began following the programming of CrossFit Mom (CrossFit scaled for pregnant athletes). CrossFit Mom was awesome, it allowed me to keep working on my CrossFit skills as my pregnancy progressed. After having my son I became more passionate about CrossFit, pushing myself as an athlete. I just couldn’t get enough of it. In 2012 I attended the CrossFit Level 1 certification course and I began coaching at CrossFit The Dalles. I attended the CrossFit Kids Trainer course in 2013 and designed the CrossFit kids program at CrossFit The Dalles. CrossFit challenges me as an individual and as a coach. I enjoy working with people and seeing what hard work and dedication can do. It is my honor as a coach to help people change their lives one workout at a time. I am dedicated to offering knowledgable safe coaching. Our passion is CrossFit and making a difference in people’s lives.

Evan Garrison

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I began CrossFit after I finished my collegiate basketball career in 2017 and wanted to stay in shape. My friend was preparing for regionals that year and I started working out with him just to see what CrossFit was all about. I was instantly hooked. I fell in love with the competition, the challenge, and the humbling nature of CrossFit. In January of 2018 I got my level-1 and began coaching at CrossFit Wilsonville. What I love most about coaching is seeing people doing things they’ve never done before. Whether it is a PR power clean or holding a pace on the rower they never have before, I love to see athletes overcome obstacles. I believe training the mindset of “yes I can” in the gym transfers outside the walls of the box.

I married my wife in July of 2018 and we have the cutest Corgi pup named Bear.

Riley Salo

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I was born and raised in Canby where I went to Canby High School and met my future husband. We got married ten years later, we both work in agriculture, and we raise our cows on his families farm. In my time outside of work and coaching I like to cook and bake, visit my grandpa, and spend time with family and friends.

I first started CrossFit in 2015 when a friend convinced me to give it a try. I have always enjoyed weightlifting, I ran cross country and played softball in high school, and did agility training, but nothing has ever challenged me the way that CrossFit has – mentally or physically. But the class structure, coaching, community, and CrossFit Formidable have kept me coming back since May of 2015. In January 2019, after many discussions with Coach Katie, I took the CrossFit Level One Training Course and received my certificate as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and I have been coaching just about every week since. This has added a whole new experience to my CrossFit career and I thoroughly enjoy it – the people and the place!

Emily Snodgrass

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I started doing CrossFit in May of 2017, and I became obsessed with it right away. As a former college softball player, I’m naturally a competitive person, and the group atmosphere helped me get past some fitness plateaus I had been dealing with for years. But it wasn’t the results that kept me coming back, but the wonderful community I’ve found here at CrossFit Formidable. I feel like these athletes are my second family, and I wanted to give back by becoming a part-time coach. I love working to help people reach their fitness goals, whatever they may be.

I grew up in Canby and went to Canby High School, and I love to stay involved with the community. I work full-time as a firefighter/paramedic. CrossFit has helped me get in the best shape of my life, which has also helped me to become better at my job. When I’m not at work or coaching, I’m spending time with my two-year-old husky, Kaya, reading books, hiking, going out with friends, or watching sports.

Amber Strom

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I have been CrossFitting since the day CFF opened it’s doors! I actually came to the “Try it out” class and even though I had never worked that hard in my life, I was hooked. I love feeling stronger as I get older. My adulting job is as a Limited Energy Electrician. I love Coaching because this is my second family and I get to help people grow stronger and be healthy.

Tim Matthews

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Teen Coach Chip Osborne

Crossfit Level 2 Certified Trainer, CrossFit Coaches preparatory course, Crossfit Kids Certified Trainer, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification

I’ve been CrossFitting since spring 2010. When I was deployed to Iraq for the second time. I decided to start watching the main site ( videos and using whatever equipment I had to perform the WODs (workout of the day). When I returned back to JBLM (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) I started going to their Box (gym) for about 6 months. I moved down to The Dalles, Oregon in 2011 and started working out at CrossFit Mt. Adams in White Salmon, Washington. That’s when I became really passionate about CrossFit. Having a community of people all pushing each other, suffering as one, all sharing the same common goal of fitness was awesome! Having knowledgeable coaches making sure I was performing the movements safely and efficiently was huge in my progression as an athlete. I decided to get my Level 1 CrossFit Trainer certification in March 2012 and picked up coaching a few classes at CFMA. I began coaching full time at CrossFit The Dalles when they opened their doors in June 2012. Being able to make such a huge difference in people’s lives is an incredible honor and huge responsibility. I have become so passionate about coaching and helping others achieve their goals and dreams. It’s awesome seeing people do what they never thought possible on a daily basis. My wife and I decided that this was our calling and if we could do anything in the world as a career, this is it.

6 comments on “Coaches

  1. I saw on FB that you were doing an intro to Crossfit and WOD on Saturday the 13th. Is there still room and can I come try this out?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s