Fitness Designed to Improve Your Life

Armor Athletics is the leading gym in Tacoma for expert fitness programming and coaching. Every workout is designed to help you learn functional movement at your own pace. Our programs include CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, movement and mobility coaching, nutrition consulting, and more. We are a diverse community and welcome all ages and skill levels. Join us, so we can help you crush your goals and have fun along the way!


Reviews from you

I enjoy not having to decide what type of workout to do, I just have to show up. Working out with others in a class setting is motivating and helps keep me accountable. Since joining I have learned a lot about patience. Taking care of yourself is a lifelong journey. The commitment to being healthy is forever. You will learn how incredibly capable you really are! The confidence you gain from the support and encouragement of members and coaches carries over to other areas of your life.

Bobbi I.

I joined because of the level of professionalism and credentials of the owner and staff. I enjoy the level at which they explain the why & what for every movement. I've learned that at 47, I have the strength and vision to take on other challenges such as Olympic weightlifting. Go check out other facilities, then come to Armor Athletics to see the difference...

Patrick A.

I joined to get back in good physical condition to prevent injury in the coming years. I enjoy the challenging nature of the workouts, as well as the friendships that I’ve made. Armor helped me learn that I wasn't too far gone for a comeback.

Marc H.

I really enjoy the camaraderie, friendly competition, and great support between members. It's like a second family. I've learned that I am a lot stronger than I thought I was, and it is possible to continue to workout while rehabbing an injury with coaches who can help you heal and progress.

Mary A.

Move Better

We are dedicated to keeping you healthy, strong, and moving efficiently. We can work around previous injuries and help prevent future injuries.

Have Fun

We will help you find your ``why`` in your fitness journey. You should have passion in everything that you do. This is no different. You will wake up excited to move and look forward to training each day.

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Celebrate Success

We are on this journey with you, and not only do we want to help guide you on the path to success, we want to celebrate all of your victories with you, along the way.


We believe it is vital to provide expert resources to empower you to make well-informed fitness decisions.

November Members of the Month

Aimee LaFave Aimee is usually fashionably late to class. Maybe because she’s running her own successful hair salon, travailing from the remote island she lives on, taking care of her wonderful family of five (with one on the way!), or […]

October Members of the month

Aynsley Butler Aynsley felt she was very worthy of being selected for member of the month for quite a while and for a few reasons. She always trains hard in both CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. Even while she was deployed […]

September Member of the Month

Jason Ramos Jason works nearby with some of our members (and one of our coaches), so they finally convinced him to come to Armor. We’re glad they did- he didn’t hesitate to hit the ground running and learn as much […]


Team of Expert Coaches

Our coaches are dedicated to helping you safely and effectively accomplish your goals in an engaging environment. All of our coaches have several years of experience participating in CrossFit and coaching others. Each coach has completed an extensive internship designed to take full advantage of the experience and knowledge of our in-house Doctor of Physical Therapy.

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Owner + Coach

Joe Stewart

Owner + Coach

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Jess Kimball

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Paul Cretella


Molly Yoshikawa


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Tom Bailey

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Schedule Your Free 'No Sweat' Intro

We believe that the best way to help you in your fitness journey is to really understand where you’re coming from, and what goals you’re working towards. We'd love to meet you in person, show you our facility, and discuss the best way to get you started based on your current fitness level and goals. Don't worry, you don't have to work out during this session! Intro consultations typically take 15-20 minutes. Click ``Book Your Intro Now`` to schedule a time that works for you, or feel free to contact us via phone or email.



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5206 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409

Phone Number

(253) 777-9714

    Tacoma Crossfit Gym Armor Athletics
    Location and Phone Number

    5206 South Tacoma Way

    Tacoma, WA 98409


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