Out of Bounds CrossFit

★★★★★
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  • 3737 NE 135th St

    Seattle, WA 98125

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  • 206-427-2899

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Joel Thomas has a great approach to teaching workouts. He takes the time to make sure all the excersies are appropraite for each persons ability and needs. There is always something new in his workouts and it always feels like you are learning a new exercise! You get a great workout and you feel like you have accomplished alot at the end! I have noticed a change in my strength over of the few years i have been working out with Joel, and I just feel better.

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★★★★★

Joel Thomas has a great approach to teaching workouts. He takes the time to make sure all the excersies are appropraite for each persons ability and needs. There is always something new in his workouts and it always feels like you are learning a new exercise! You get a great workout and you feel like you have accomplished alot at the end! I have noticed a change in my strength over of the few years i have been working out with Joel, and I just feel better.

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I came with an attitude of exercise as drudgery with a worthwhile payoff. I left feeling like a kid who'd just been playing for an hour - it was great! The variation of moves kept things stimulating and I "woke up" muscles that had been dormant for a long time.

I was also impressed that Joel didn't pressure me with "no pain, no gain." I could work out at my own pace and if an exercise started to hurt, he'd offer me a modified version that would help build the weak muscles until they were strong enough to do the original exercise pain-free.

I'm psyched to go back!

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★★★★★

I came with an attitude of exercise as drudgery with a worthwhile payoff. I left feeling like a kid who'd just been playing for an hour - it was great! The variation of moves kept things stimulating and I "woke up" muscles that had been dormant for a long time.

I was also impressed that Joel didn't pressure me with "no pain, no gain." I could work out at my own pace and if an exercise started to hurt, he'd offer me a modified version that would help build the weak muscles until they were strong enough to do the original exercise pain-free.

I'm psyched to go back!

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Joel understands how the body moves. His workouts are always varied. Don't know how he keeps inventing new drills but he does.

He truly wants you to get in better shape and stay in shape for the long term.

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★★★★★

Joel understands how the body moves. His workouts are always varied. Don't know how he keeps inventing new drills but he does.

He truly wants you to get in better shape and stay in shape for the long term.

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I've been training with Joel for a few years now. What I love is that he is able to make on the spot adjustments to accommodate me through injuries so I don't have to totally give up exercise to heal. I'm not talking about working out through pain; rather, he adjusts the exercise to avoid the pain yet still allow you to work out.

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★★★★★

I've been training with Joel for a few years now. What I love is that he is able to make on the spot adjustments to accommodate me through injuries so I don't have to totally give up exercise to heal. I'm not talking about working out through pain; rather, he adjusts the exercise to avoid the pain yet still allow you to work out.

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I am so sore after two days of a workout. My core needs some work again, but I am surprised on how last quarter?s conditioning stuck. As much as I complain, I do really look forward to your classes. I have a very stressful job. Since I hadn?t worked out recently due to work constraints, my eye was twitching due to stress. It has stopped since Wednesday when I showed up!

I?m so glad to hear of your faculty appointment. That is wonderful
news. I have incorporated weights into my routine and am very pleased with the
results. I still use some of your balance/core warm-ups.

Jessie G.

I have to tell you, I hope you start some kind of business to sell your fitness method. I think it?s really safe, effective, and fun, and best of all, it can be done by anyone. I also think that you are a wonderful teacher, and so I think you?d be able to take this really far. I showed my family some of your stuff, and even my brother, who was on his college hockey team and is extremely fit, found it challenging. I?d also like to thank you for what you?ve done for me. I feel so much more happy and energetic now that I?m more physically fit. It?s a great feeling.
Julia

Thanks for a great quarter in ski and sports conditioning- there was a noticeable difference in my balance and strength with both my telemark and skate skiing this season! Looking fwd to keeping it up with ?boot camp? in the spring.

cheers,
Kris

I really enjoyed the classes you taught? I have to
tell you that I felt a difference in my skiing after taking your
class!
All the best,
Marlena

I did go skiing over break and was way more stable and stronger than in the past. It felt great!
Cheers,
Melissa

I had three great telemark skiing days at Crystal Ski area with the fantastic training and endurance that you gave me. Six inches of new powder each day and I was plowing thorugh the deepest of it.

Merrill

Thanks so much for the training this year ? I loved your classes and your work with Riot was amazingly helpful and enjoyable. It certainly helped us get to where we were (2nd place in the nation with 14 new players is an unbelievable finish) by the end of the season and we stayed generally injury free for the first time in Riot?s existence (since 2000).

Thanks so much,

Miranda

I was in your beginning sports conditioning class last quarter and really enjoyed it. Thanks! I have been doing some of your exercises with a few friends at the gym.

Sara C

Thanks Joel!
I only took one class from you last fall, but I continue to incorporate your lessons in my regular routine. You have undoubtedly helped me improve my tele skiing.
Best of Luck
Tom

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★★★★★

I am so sore after two days of a workout. My core needs some work again, but I am surprised on how last quarter?s conditioning stuck. As much as I complain, I do really look forward to your classes. I have a very stressful job. Since I hadn?t worked out recently due to work constraints, my eye was twitching due to stress. It has stopped since Wednesday when I showed up!

I?m so glad to hear of your faculty appointment. That is wonderful
news. I have incorporated weights into my routine and am very pleased with the
results. I still use some of your balance/core warm-ups.

Jessie G.

I have to tell you, I hope you start some kind of business to sell your fitness method. I think it?s really safe, effective, and fun, and best of all, it can be done by anyone. I also think that you are a wonderful teacher, and so I think you?d be able to take this really far. I showed my family some of your stuff, and even my brother, who was on his college hockey team and is extremely fit, found it challenging. I?d also like to thank you for what you?ve done for me. I feel so much more happy and energetic now that I?m more physically fit. It?s a great feeling.
Julia

Thanks for a great quarter in ski and sports conditioning- there was a noticeable difference in my balance and strength with both my telemark and skate skiing this season! Looking fwd to keeping it up with ?boot camp? in the spring.

cheers,
Kris

I really enjoyed the classes you taught? I have to
tell you that I felt a difference in my skiing after taking your
class!
All the best,
Marlena

I did go skiing over break and was way more stable and stronger than in the past. It felt great!
Cheers,
Melissa

I had three great telemark skiing days at Crystal Ski area with the fantastic training and endurance that you gave me. Six inches of new powder each day and I was plowing thorugh the deepest of it.

Merrill

Thanks so much for the training this year ? I loved your classes and your work with Riot was amazingly helpful and enjoyable. It certainly helped us get to where we were (2nd place in the nation with 14 new players is an unbelievable finish) by the end of the season and we stayed generally injury free for the first time in Riot?s existence (since 2000).

Thanks so much,

Miranda

I was in your beginning sports conditioning class last quarter and really enjoyed it. Thanks! I have been doing some of your exercises with a few friends at the gym.

Sara C

Thanks Joel!
I only took one class from you last fall, but I continue to incorporate your lessons in my regular routine. You have undoubtedly helped me improve my tele skiing.
Best of Luck
Tom

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Joel Thomas is an excellent trainer. He knows how to accommodate each and every person and their individual needs. He is a very positive and enthusiastic trainer. I would recommend him to anyone who needs/wants a excellent trainer.

Danielle O.

Joel does a great job of tailoring exercises to meet the needs of all participants?whether you?re a 55 year old woman or a 35 year old man, you?ll still get a great workout.

Sean P.

Joel has an incredible store of knowledge about functional fitness training. I learned a lot from him!

Juli J.

Workout with Joel and you?ll feel muscles you never knew you had ? in a good way! He teaches in a way that?s both approachable and encouraging ? he really wants everyone to be healthy first and foremost. His routines were always varied so you never got bored. Really, his workouts were amazing!!

Sonal D.

Joel is a superb trainer with so much passion for what he does,

his knowledge on the body and its function is unbelievable!

Craig B.

He is just so awesomely charismatic and motivational. He has helped a lot of people I know get through some rough spots and meet their goals!

Star C.

He has excellent knowledge of how the body really works and establishes an exercise program custom fitted for each of his clients. Best of all he makes it fun.

Michel H.

Wonderful trainer, knows how to work those muscles

Susan

Great trainer! Attentive to my concerns and needs.

Wendy Y.

He gets ?it?. Great knowledge base that he can creatively apply.

Curtis M.

Joel?s passion and dedication and commitment

to excellence is reflected in his ongoing quest for

education and knowledge as reflected in the GIFT

program. Way to go Joel! We?re proud of YOU!

Cynthia G.

I know he has excellent credentials and is passionate about helping people.

Brian D.

As a GIFT fellow Joel has the unique training that will afford him the ability to train and improve the function/performance of anyone who has the opportunity to work with him.

Andrea W.

He brings an wonderful knowledge base which is on the cutting edge of functional training.

Dave A.

He is a GIFT fellow & knows his functional applications.

Sandra V.

Tons of enthusiasm and passion for functional training! GIFT fellows definitely know what?s up!

Justin R..

He has energetically studied the most sophisticated and valuable training principles, strategies and techniques known to the industry!

Pat M.

Very knowledgeable and fit!!

mattmajerus

He?s a GIFT Fellow and they are the best in the world!!

3dcobb

Having studied with him on Gary Gray?s Gift program, Joel has shown me to be an elite trainer with fantastic qualities!

He can inspire anyone towards their personal goals.

Gavin A.

Awesome trainer, huge knowledge of functional training

Neil P.

I am fellow GIFT 2009 Fellowship participant and I know that Joel is not only an intelligent, knowledgeable trainer but that he is incredibly dedicated and has a great caring heart for the people he works with.

Mike N.

His training techniques are impressive because it?s individual to the clients functional needs.

Eggy,

I have seen his training techniques and not only is he biomechanically and functionally sound, he is passionate about helping people achieve their goals!

Markell L.

Joel is well versed in functional training as he is a graduate of the Gray Institute?s GIFT program. He develops routines specific to each client ensuring the clients needs are met.

Mark M.

Joel Thomas has the talent and enthusiasm to get anybody in the mood for physical fitness, he is friendly and professional towards his clients and Joel is an all around nice guy.

Derek J.

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★★★★★

Joel Thomas is an excellent trainer. He knows how to accommodate each and every person and their individual needs. He is a very positive and enthusiastic trainer. I would recommend him to anyone who needs/wants a excellent trainer.

Danielle O.

Joel does a great job of tailoring exercises to meet the needs of all participants?whether you?re a 55 year old woman or a 35 year old man, you?ll still get a great workout.

Sean P.

Joel has an incredible store of knowledge about functional fitness training. I learned a lot from him!

Juli J.

Workout with Joel and you?ll feel muscles you never knew you had ? in a good way! He teaches in a way that?s both approachable and encouraging ? he really wants everyone to be healthy first and foremost. His routines were always varied so you never got bored. Really, his workouts were amazing!!

Sonal D.

Joel is a superb trainer with so much passion for what he does,

his knowledge on the body and its function is unbelievable!

Craig B.

He is just so awesomely charismatic and motivational. He has helped a lot of people I know get through some rough spots and meet their goals!

Star C.

He has excellent knowledge of how the body really works and establishes an exercise program custom fitted for each of his clients. Best of all he makes it fun.

Michel H.

Wonderful trainer, knows how to work those muscles

Susan

Great trainer! Attentive to my concerns and needs.

Wendy Y.

He gets ?it?. Great knowledge base that he can creatively apply.

Curtis M.

Joel?s passion and dedication and commitment

to excellence is reflected in his ongoing quest for

education and knowledge as reflected in the GIFT

program. Way to go Joel! We?re proud of YOU!

Cynthia G.

I know he has excellent credentials and is passionate about helping people.

Brian D.

As a GIFT fellow Joel has the unique training that will afford him the ability to train and improve the function/performance of anyone who has the opportunity to work with him.

Andrea W.

He brings an wonderful knowledge base which is on the cutting edge of functional training.

Dave A.

He is a GIFT fellow & knows his functional applications.

Sandra V.

Tons of enthusiasm and passion for functional training! GIFT fellows definitely know what?s up!

Justin R..

He has energetically studied the most sophisticated and valuable training principles, strategies and techniques known to the industry!

Pat M.

Very knowledgeable and fit!!

mattmajerus

He?s a GIFT Fellow and they are the best in the world!!

3dcobb

Having studied with him on Gary Gray?s Gift program, Joel has shown me to be an elite trainer with fantastic qualities!

He can inspire anyone towards their personal goals.

Gavin A.

Awesome trainer, huge knowledge of functional training

Neil P.

I am fellow GIFT 2009 Fellowship participant and I know that Joel is not only an intelligent, knowledgeable trainer but that he is incredibly dedicated and has a great caring heart for the people he works with.

Mike N.

His training techniques are impressive because it?s individual to the clients functional needs.

Eggy,

I have seen his training techniques and not only is he biomechanically and functionally sound, he is passionate about helping people achieve their goals!

Markell L.

Joel is well versed in functional training as he is a graduate of the Gray Institute?s GIFT program. He develops routines specific to each client ensuring the clients needs are met.

Mark M.

Joel Thomas has the talent and enthusiasm to get anybody in the mood for physical fitness, he is friendly and professional towards his clients and Joel is an all around nice guy.

Derek J.

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His understanding of human function?his understanding of empowering others?but mostly his heart and spirit and his caring attitude?proud to be associated with Joel.

Gary Gray PT ? Gray Institute

Joel has shown himself to be top notch when it comes to professionalism, consistency of excellence and his drive to acquire knowledge to further assist his clients in reaching their goals.

Christopher Noss F.A.F.S.

Strength & Conditioning Coach PGA Tour

Joel is trained in applied functional science which takes the three planes of motion into consideration during exercise planning; truly how the body functions safely and efficiently.

James Sieveke PT OCS CSCS FAFS

Good luck to you in your work and life ? and in the balance of those two. I commend your ability to recognize what?s best for your life and to do it. You truly practice what you preach. I enjoyed your classes and looked forward to them each week. You are quite an inspiration to many people. Thanks!

Amy W

Jen and I are really liking the class this quarter. It is surprising how sore we were on Tuesday after taking a month off since the ski conditioning class stopped. We were still working out, but obviously different muscle groups.

-drew

Thanks so much for being such a wonderful instructor.

-Anne W.

Just wanted to let you know that thanks to you, I completed my first 2-pitch climb last Thursday! David said that he noticed a huge difference in my balance and strength and to continue with those bear crawls (something he is all too familiar with)! He said thanks! Nice work!

Cathy B.

Thanks! You get the golden cone award for patience,

understanding and great coaching!

Cathy E.

I had a bike crash this past weekend and fractured my pelvis, so won?t be making it to class for several weeks. I am grateful for all the one legged balancing we did, it is certainly coming in handy.

Cindy

Thanks for everything! I really enjoyed your classes and miss you at the IMA. As I continue my workouts, I hear your words ?shoulders back, load and explode, keep your core dialed in,? etc. I gained more than tone and fitness through your classes, I gained an appreciation and awareness of good form. Thank-you so much!

Cynthia

Good luck to you at LWTC! I hope to have the opportunity to train with you again. I definitely saw results when I took your class and saw the reverse when I stopped doing the class.

Chesca W.

Thanks for the workout yesterday?I am definitely sore (in a good way!)

Jen

Thank you SO much for all you?ve done at the IMA. I?ve really enjoyed being in your classes and have seen a big difference in my life and health (and my skiing). I lost some weight this quarter, but more importantly I feel more healthy.

Jana

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★★★★★

His understanding of human function?his understanding of empowering others?but mostly his heart and spirit and his caring attitude?proud to be associated with Joel.

Gary Gray PT ? Gray Institute

Joel has shown himself to be top notch when it comes to professionalism, consistency of excellence and his drive to acquire knowledge to further assist his clients in reaching their goals.

Christopher Noss F.A.F.S.

Strength & Conditioning Coach PGA Tour

Joel is trained in applied functional science which takes the three planes of motion into consideration during exercise planning; truly how the body functions safely and efficiently.

James Sieveke PT OCS CSCS FAFS

Good luck to you in your work and life ? and in the balance of those two. I commend your ability to recognize what?s best for your life and to do it. You truly practice what you preach. I enjoyed your classes and looked forward to them each week. You are quite an inspiration to many people. Thanks!

Amy W

Jen and I are really liking the class this quarter. It is surprising how sore we were on Tuesday after taking a month off since the ski conditioning class stopped. We were still working out, but obviously different muscle groups.

-drew

Thanks so much for being such a wonderful instructor.

-Anne W.

Just wanted to let you know that thanks to you, I completed my first 2-pitch climb last Thursday! David said that he noticed a huge difference in my balance and strength and to continue with those bear crawls (something he is all too familiar with)! He said thanks! Nice work!

Cathy B.

Thanks! You get the golden cone award for patience,

understanding and great coaching!

Cathy E.

I had a bike crash this past weekend and fractured my pelvis, so won?t be making it to class for several weeks. I am grateful for all the one legged balancing we did, it is certainly coming in handy.

Cindy

Thanks for everything! I really enjoyed your classes and miss you at the IMA. As I continue my workouts, I hear your words ?shoulders back, load and explode, keep your core dialed in,? etc. I gained more than tone and fitness through your classes, I gained an appreciation and awareness of good form. Thank-you so much!

Cynthia

Good luck to you at LWTC! I hope to have the opportunity to train with you again. I definitely saw results when I took your class and saw the reverse when I stopped doing the class.

Chesca W.

Thanks for the workout yesterday?I am definitely sore (in a good way!)

Jen

Thank you SO much for all you?ve done at the IMA. I?ve really enjoyed being in your classes and have seen a big difference in my life and health (and my skiing). I lost some weight this quarter, but more importantly I feel more healthy.

Jana

More about Out of Bounds CrossFit

After nearly a decade spent working in the health and fitness industry, Joel Thomas wasn't content with his two Masters Degrees and time spent as a varsity strength and conditioning coach at both the University of Idaho and Washington State University. Joel founded his own practice under the name Out of Bounds Fitness in 2007, which soon changed names and became a full-on CrossFit facility where Joel challenges and surprises members with an ever-changing regimen of fast-paced workouts. He uses kettlebells, elastic bands, and other equipment that build muscle through functional movement rather than using machines that isolate individual muscle groups and weights that spit out a chocolate after every rep. Performed properly—that is, with energy and purpose—Joel's approach can increase endurance, strength, and flexibility, and improve overall body composition.

 

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