What is Out of Bounds CrossFit?

Joel Thomas, veteran strength and conditioning coach and mobility expert, has founded a very safe, highly efficient, and extremely effective CrossFit facility and Movement Therapy program in the North Seattle, Lake Forest Park neighborhood.

Out of Bounds CrossFit is an awesome facility that can offer dumbbells, barbells, kettle bells, medicine balls, pull-up bars, rings, bands, and plyometric boxes as well as the TRUEStretch in a 3,500 sq. foot training center with the one of the most knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists, CrossFit Level-I Coaches, and Applied Functional Science experts in the country. Read what people are saying who have trained with Joel.

About coach Joel Thomas

Joel Thomas started Out of Bounds Fitness (now Out of Bounds CrossFit) in 2007 and is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science™ and Chain Reaction™ Biomechanics at the world renowned Gray Institute. In addition, he supports hundreds of local athletes as the Movement Therapist (Corrective Exercise Coach) for Northwest CrossFit locations around the region.

Joel was voted the Best Strength Coach in 2009, and is a former NCAA Division I Varsity Strength & Conditioning Coach at:

  • University of Idaho
  • Washington State University
  • Seattle Universities National Championship Men’s Soccer Team

He has spent over 15 years serving the health and fitness industry as a national lecturer, athletic engineer, master trainer, assistant director of the 20/20 Lifestyles Clinic, collegiate faculty, and movement specialist. Joel has delivered more than 500 lectures, has written educational materials and consulted/lectured for organizations such as: The National Academy of Sports Medicine and The American College of Sports Medicine, The PRO Sports Club, Olympic Physical Therapy, Athletic Engineering, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and Lake Washington Institute of Technology as well as other fitness, educational and medical facilities around the country.


Joel earned his Master of Science Degree in Movement Science at University of Idaho, his Master of Education Degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership at the University of Washington, is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science, holds an international certification to practice Functional Manual Reaction (FMR), a National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist®, a certified American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Specialist®, and Level 1 CrossFit Certificate Holder.

As a full-time coach and functional movement specialist he integrates an eclectic approach of corrective exercise, strength and conditioning, sports specific training, and general nutritional consulting at Out of Bounds CrossFit in Seattle, Washington, (206) 427-2899.

Please contact us with your questions or to schedule a Free Introductory Workout.