Morgan Junction CrossFit: New West Seattle business opens Monday

October 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 9 Comments

That banner just went up this afternoon, for a brand-new business we first heard about only hours earlier – Morgan Junction CrossFit, opening Monday in the California/Juneau space that previously was home to Seattle Wushu Center. Its owner is Zach Filer, a coach/trainer already well-known in West Seattle – his seven years as a coach includes three years at CrossFit West Seattle in The Admiral District.

WSB researcher Katie Meyer talked with Filer by phone this afternoon and reports that he just got the keys to the place a week ago and has “really been doing a lot of work” inside since then, including putting in new flooring and adding walls, with painting ahead this weekend as well as bringing in equipment. He is also a Kettlebell Sport coach and leads seminars and competitions (here’s his bio), and recently coached a world-record-setter. Filer told Katie he’s planning 7 classes a day, between 5:45 am and 8 pm, but hasn’t yet settled on which days of the week, though next Monday is definitely Day 1 – as he wrote on his own website. The business website’s a work in progress but you’ll find info soon at


  1. Best coach I have ever had. Welcome to the Morgan Junction community, Zach!

    Comment by Westside Pride — 7:43 pm October 26, 2012 #

  2. Good luck Coach Z!

    Comment by CrossFit West Seattle — 7:46 pm October 26, 2012 #

  3. You won’t find a better coach (trainer) in town. Run, not walk, to Morgan junction crossfit.

    Comment by Jd — 9:08 pm October 26, 2012 #

  4. Exciting news. He.has been fabulous helping this late-middle-aged woman get into good shape. Want a great workout with a really supportive coach who makes whatever modifications that are necessary? This will be the place.

    Comment by littlebrowndog — 4:20 am October 27, 2012 #

  5. Hopefully it will be cheaper than West Seattle Crossfit. But since it carries the Crossfit brand name, I’m assuming one will have to pay an arm and a leg to workout there.

    Comment by Al — 10:18 am October 27, 2012 #

  6. An extremely well run program with excellent coaching. Could not recommend Zach and staff more highly.

    Comment by Mark N — 12:01 pm October 27, 2012 #

  7. Oooooohhhh I’m so excited!!!

    Comment by Heather — 12:36 pm October 27, 2012 #

  8. meeting Zach is a real life changer! If you want to be fit for life and meet an amazing community of people, get yourself in there no matter what your fitness level!

    Comment by Fanforlife — 6:52 pm October 27, 2012 #

  9. This place has two fantastic coaches who truly love our West Seattle community! So excited for this next step!

    Comment by MR — 1:59 pm October 30, 2012 #

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