Phil Jose | Coach

I began my CrossFit journey in 2009 and received my Level 1 in 2013. I have been teaching and coaching since the tender age of 16 when I began teaching swimming lessons. I maintained a training focus in my 30+ year career in the Seattle Fire Department and retired as the chief of training. I’ve written training manuals, articles, books, and produced training DVD’s in the fire industry and I currently travel and teach in retirement. I have been married for 30 years to Trish and have two adult children.

I have been a regular member at 5 boxes as I moved around the Puget Sound area landing at the Loft when we moved to West Seattle in 2015. CrossFit helps me be a better human. Since both teaching and CrossFit are positive constants in my life, I figured retirement was a great time to combine them, so I began coaching at the Loft. I truly enjoy coaching and the team atmosphere, generous spirit, and inclusive approach at the Loft. I am excited to be part of it.

CrossFit Level 1