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 morganjunctioncrossfit.com.