If you read my CrossFit column on Sunday you may have noticed that Thurston County has just one CrossFit gym. An Olympia woman is changing that by opening a new gym in Lacey.
Lisa Bauer is holding an open house today from 1-3 p.m. to unveil the gym.
CrossFit Finish First, located at 2825 Marvin Road NE, opened Dec. 27 and is offering classes every 30 minutes daily from 8:30-10 a.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. Bauer plans to add CrossFit for kids and more classes as she trains new coaches.
CrossFit is a rapid-fire, intense workout program that uses a wide variety of exercises. “You’ll either love it or you’ll hate,” Bauer said. “There is no in between.”
Bauer, a former pharmaceutical rep, used to be an instructor at Lacey’s South Sound Barbell Club before it closed Dec. 1. She started teaching CrossFit classes out of her garage, but quickly outgrew the space.
Bauer says her gym’s name comes from her competitive nature. “I always like to finish first.”