The head coach at BBBC is Nathan Schroeder. Nathan is a certified as a level 1 CrossFit Trainer, a Certified Kettlebell Instructor who is also CrossFit Endurance and Movement and Mobility certified. Nathan is also a Registered USA Boxing Coach with 10 years of boxing experience.
After playing sports through high school and college I found myself in a bit of a funk when my competitive career ended. I needed a hobby to keep me active and fit. I grew up watching boxing with my father and had always wanted to try it. Once I got in the gym I fell in love with boxing. I loved the competition, I loved the physical and mental challenge and I loved the camaraderie.
Years went by and I kept in shape, learned to box and made a bunch of friends. Over time, however, I realized that even though I was in shape I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. I was still struggling with my weight even though I was working out close to two hours a day five days a week.
Eventually I wandered into a CrossFit gym. I thought the workout woud be no problem since I was in great boxing shape. I was very wrong.
In CrossFit I learned that my boxing workouts were leaving something out. Boxing is great for cardiovascular conditioning and explosive movement, but its lacking work capacity and strength. CrossFit introduced me to serious strength work, kettlebells, Olympic lifting, and I learned how to fit more workout in less time.
It was also through CrossFit that I discovered the Paleo diet. This diet has helped me shed the extra 30 pounds that I carried no matter how hard I worked out. It’s allowed me to get lean, gain muscle, to improve my workouts and recovery time. The best part about it is I never feel like I’m dieting. When I’m hungry, I eat, and I never feel bad after a meal.
The driving force behind opening the BBBC was the desire to combine my knowledge of boxing, CrossFit, kettlebells, Olympic lifting, personal training, and nutrition so that I could help people reach their fitness goals. I know what it’s like to go to a huge gym and feel lost and I know what it’s like to work hard and not reach a goal.
I want to help you avoid the common pitfalls of training and I want you to get to your goals. You work hard in the gym and all of that effort should count for something. At the Ballard Barbell and Boxing Club the focus is on you, your goals and your results and I use all of my experience to tailor your workout to your needs.
Level 1 CrossFit
Certified Kettlebell Instructor
CrossFit Movement and Mobility
Registered USA Boxing Coach
Certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner
CrossFit Olympic Lifting