Meet Blue House Fitness
It all started in the garage of a blue house here in North Portland. It was a courageous experiment more than anything: could we actually build a community from something so small? We always wondered if the grassroots approach still worked and if the garage could serve as a gateway into something more. For us, health and fitness means more than just a group of people who like CrossFit–we’re a family. Our story began several years ago and our family has grown since then, but our values remain the same; humility, hard work, and connection. HUMILITY means I embrace feedback, I seek to understand, and I never avoid what must be said. HARD WORK means I pay attention to the details, I embrace long term habits, and I put in the work over time. CONNECTION means I am part of a community, I am honest, and I believe that together we go further.
We believe health and fitness shouldn’t be a privilege, but should be accessible and approachable to everyone–because that is exactly how we were invited in. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our first coach, Aush Chapman, who helped us gain access to this world of CrossFit. The methodology is proven–it truly creates the fittest people on Earth, and fitness is a super power to extend your quality of life and resilience for the uncertainty ahead. CrossFit is our foundation to build health & fitness, which means we use constantly varied, functional movements and high intensity to help you meet your goals. The beautiful thing about this type of workout is that we can scale to meet you wherever you’re at.
Fitness looks different for everyone; there is no one-size-fits-all, and progress doesn’t happen overnight. We focus on every member’s individual goals to establish long-term habits founded on how you sleep, eat, move, recover, and, ultimately, how you manage your time. We foster community in which you can see yourself, and that’s been a huge focus for us as we continue on our journey to make everyone feel welcome to take that first step. We’re not just a gym, we’re a group of like-minded individuals who believe that pursuing longevity is the ultimate goal.