CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen. Thousands of athletes worldwide have followed our workouts posted daily on this site and distinguished themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms and homes.

Our Team

OWNER/HEAD COACH: LEO BARILLAS
Leo@NSCrossFit.com
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
CrossFit Endurance Certification 
CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certification 
CrossFit Gymnastics Certification 
CrossFit Football Certification
CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
CrossFit Judging Course

Honor, Courage and Commitment, not only to the Marine Corps., but to CrossFit as well. I served with the Marines for 8 years honorably. While in the Marines I achieved the rank of Sergeant. I was an engineer and a combat instructor and I found CrossFit and earned my CrossFit Level 1 Certification. I also coached at CrossFit Camp Pendleton and upon getting out of the Marines to help raise my son and follow my dream of owning/running a CrossFit Box I found Natural Selection CrossFit, where I now coach. I plan on changing lives to the max. Along with being a full time student and owner/head coach of Natural Selection CrossFit. "I am here to help you reach your physical and mental goals, but I will forewarn you, I am a stickler when it comes down to coaching proper technique and full range of movement. I look forward to coaching you and helping you reach your goals."
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OWNER/COACH: MARY BARILLAS
Mary@NSCrossFit.com
CrossFit Level 1 Certified
CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
CrossFit Judging Course

Most of my life I have been pretty active, always doing something and being outside. After getting married and having a child, things slowed down for me although I knew I wanted to do something about my weight I knew that CrossFit was not the answer, I despised CrossFit mainly because that was all my husband ever talked about.  After him finally breaking me down about a year later, I went but did not feel like he did when he was doing CrossFit, I didnt know what I was doing wrong I just knew I didnt like it and it wasnt for me. After moving to WA my husband started coaching at Natural Selection CrossFit, I tried it more frequently but didn't really enjoy it until I met some of the wonderful people that came along with CrossFit, that for me has made me love crossfit, I can't tell you how many times I have gotten frusterated because i'm not the fastest or can't do a movement but I always have someone telling me that I can do it, and dont stop. The group of people that we have at Natural Selection CrossFit really make it what it is and thats what makes me love it so much. I love helping newer people achieve their goals and push themselves beyone what they ever thought they could.
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OWNER/COACH: ERIC GOUGH
Eric@NSCrossFit.com
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
CrossFit Football Certification
CrossFit Kids Certification
CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
CrossFit Judging Course
USAW Sports Performance Coach

I’ve been involved in teaching fitness and coaching middle and high school students and athletes for over 15 years.  In that time I’ve worked through trial and error to find the best method to train.  Thanks to a couple of friends I found CrossFit in 2009.  Since “drinking the kool-aid” fitness has become my main educational pursuit.  I am a CrossFit Level 1 coach and in 2012 became certified as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach in USA Weightlifting.  In addition, I am certified through the International Youth Conditioning Association as a High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist.  I am fortunate to have my family heavily involved in the Natural Selection family—from my children to my parents!  CrossFit has changed my life in so many ways…my fitness being just a small part.  My goal is to have CrossFit change the lives of as many people as possible so they can feel the way I do!
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COACH: DANI MCFARLAND
Dani@NSCrossFit.com
CrossFit Level 1 Certified
CrossFit Judging Course

As a young girl I assumed you were born as an active, fit person or as someone who should stay inside and read books. I excelled at reading. After having two children, I realized I needed to take charge of my health and fitness and create a different paradigm of fitness for them. As part of the process (worked out at home with DVD’s then joined a local ‘globo’ gym) I was introduced to CrossFit through my best friend. My husband and I were both ready for a serious change in our fitness and we found that change at Natural Selection.

After my first year here I am still improving and breaking through physical and mental barriers. I am proud to show my daughter and son that fitness is a normal part of our life and we all found a second family with our gym community. I am passionate about the CrossFit charter concerning mechanics, consistency, and intensity. Teach your body the proper movements, perform and show up regularly, and push yourself to go faster, and lift heavier.
My goal is to run a CrossFit Kids program at Natural Selection and guide kids of all ages to a lifetime of fitness. Seeing people change their minds about themselves and redefining their limits is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever been part of. I look forward to guiding, encouraging, and pushing you to beyond where you thought you could go. 
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COACH: CHARLIE BENNETT
Charlie@NSCrossFit.com
CrossFit Level 1 Certificate
CrossFit Gymnastics Certification
CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
CrossFit Judging Course

As a high school and college athlete, being active has always been a big part of my life.   I discovered CrossFit one year ago as a frustrated triathlete.   My triathlon training included up to ten to twelve hours of weekly training running, swimming and biking.  I had a multitude of overuse injuries.  After joining Natural Selection, I soon realized the brilliance of the movements of CrossFit and the logic behind its training principles.  Of course, like many of our athletes I was immediately hooked.   I began PR’ing at local triathlons and local runs with a fraction of the training volume I used for years.  As a larger athlete I appreciated CrossFit’s more balanced definition of fitness.   One year later I obtained my level one certificate and talked Leo into letting me coach.   CrossFit has most certainly been a life changing experience for me.

My athletic and coaching background comes from playing football and coaching at the Virginia Military Institute were I became familiar with Olympic Lifts and Power Lifting also implemented in CrossFit programming.  After college I spent many years in the endurance community learning techniques and skills associated swimming, biking, and running.  As and athlete I am the consummate student analyzing, listening and absorbing any information to obtain on increased performance.

My coaching style is focused on technique and intensity.  Of course, this is always balanced with a healthy dose of humor and camaraderie.  I look forward to help you achieving your health and fitness goals.
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COACH: TREVOR WHITE
Trevor@NSCrossFit.com
CrossFit Level 1 Certification

I was a collegiate athlete in the early 1990's and was part of an elite tactical team for nearly a decade.  Based on my experiences as a young athlete I believed that I understood how to properly condition to meet my desired goals, both then and now.  I have been CrossFitting for about seven years, most of which was spent in a home gym.  I thought I was in great shape but was proved wrong when introduced to a local "box" and I begin to see a significant transformation in a very short time.  Personalized coaching in a group setting, coupled with friendly competition, helped me understand and learn the correct way to earn total body fitness.  It took all of 2008, but soon I realized a potential I had never anticipated would exist for me. I coach CrossFit to expose others looking for a constant in their life they can control, total body fitness.  A solid fitness foundation allows us to live a more full and challenging life.  Adversity builds character, be ready for all types of adversity.  I want to be prepared for all of my present and future challenges and I want to help you prepare for yours.
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COACH: AARON CLEM
Aaron@NSCrossFit.com
CrossFit Level 1 Certification

I have been involved in local law enforcement for the past 15 years.  I was introduced to Crossfit several years ago as a member of a tactical team.  I immediately fell in love with the constantly varied, intense workouts and began inviting others to "drink the cool-aid".  I became a level 1 instructor and began training people in my garage gym.  I found that I loved to see others grow and succeed at reaching their goals.  With that goal in mind, we opened Natural Selection Crossfit in September, 2010.  The best part of coaching Crossfit for me is watching our athletes work hard and reach their goals, whether that is a 3 minute Fran or one unassisted pull-up. Come see me at Natural Selection Crossfit and let me help you reach your goals.
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COACH: LINDSAY SCOTT
Lindsay@NSCrossFit.com
CrossFit Level 1 Certification

I have been involved in athletics my entire life. At a young age I found the love for competition and sport. I was introduced to volleyball when I was eleven years old and worked hard in order to achieve my childhood dream of playing at a collegiate level. I was excited to accept a scholarship to be a part of the volleyball team at Lewis-Clark State College. After sadly finishing my four years there, I immediately started looking for another competitive venue to fill the void. Luckily, a year later, I was introduced to Crossfit by a friend in the Army. January of 2010, I started an internship with LCValley Crossfit. I was able to help start the box from the ground up, see all the frustrations that come with starting this unique business, and I was also able to see the Crossfit community grow. I immediately fell in love with the workouts and the camaraderie, but the extremely competitive atmosphere was what really sucked me in. After being involved with the box for a few months, my love for Crossfit was solidified when I stopped by my alma mater and my former coaches came up to me, dying to know why I looked so much better than I ever did during our vigorous, in-season training! We all know that feeling your best and looking your best go hand-in-hand, so Crossfit gave me the best of both worlds while feeding my huge thirst for competition. I'm extremely excited to share my knowledge and help promote a close-knit Crossfit community. I can't wait to help teach people how to enjoy working towards living a longer and healthier life!
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