About

Together We Will Endure

Mission

Offering and extending a higher quality of life to our members through exceptional fitness coaching, nutritional expertise, and personal development.

Values

Together

We will foster and develop a sense of community within our clientele, knowing that we achieve immeasurably more when we work with and for each other.

Honor

We believe our character is significantly more important than our fitness. Therefore, we will be decent, honorable and trustworthy in all we do.

Relentless

We will be relentless in our efforts to meet and support the needs of our members.

Crossfit

So what is CrossFit? Is it a place...is it a type of gym...is it a style of fitness? The short answer is that CrossFit is a fitness methodology. It can be defined as constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. This means that each CrossFit workout is unique, they all utilize full body movements, and they are done with maximum intensity.

CrossFit uses any combination of gymnastic (pull ups, rings, handstand push ups, etc), cardiovascular (rowing, running, etc), and weightlifting (power, olympic, kettle bell, etc) movements to form workouts. This provides an incredibly holistic fitness program.

When attending a CrossFit Dūrātus class you can expect a thorough warm-up, quality fitness instruction and coaching, and a challenging workout. Each class is designed to be 1 hour in length.

Because every workout can be scaled to different individuals' abilities--CrossFit really is for anyone and everyone.

People

Kevin Longmeier - Owner/Head Coach

Opening a gym has been a dream of mine since my "heavy bench" days in high school. In between that time and now, I married the woman of my dreams, fathered 3 incredible boys (all with that woman), and have grown a deep passion for the outdoors. 5 years ago a trusted friend (and fellow affiliate owner-CrossFit Spokane Valley) introduced me to CrossFit's methodology of fitness. I was immediately drawn in.

What I love most about CrossFit is that it is more than just fitness. It's a community. It's functional movement. It's whole life change. I have experienced each of these and hope that I can help others have the same experience.

Jake Motzny

I have always looked for ways to challenge myself both mentally and physically. Whether the challenge came from high school sports like lacrosse, or ultra-marathons I made it my goal to push my limits. I first heard about CrossFit in 2011. As I watched a rerun of the 2010 CrossFit Games on TV I knew I had found the challenge that I was looking for. After a 3 year stint of trying to do CrossFit on my own I found myself 2000 miles away from my hometown of Troy, Michigan and as luck would have I found CrossFit Duratus. I received my CF-L1 in October of 2014, after about a year of working out at Duratus, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing community. It is my goal to help others realize their optimal physical fitness through CrossFit.

Cody Denham

I started weight training in high school originally to try and get huge and impress the ladies. After 4 years of trying to get huge and impressing no ladies I joined the military, where I was introduced to a much different fitness demand. Over my time in the military I learned so much about fitness from so many different people and was introduced to CrossFit sometime in 2012. After about a year and a half of training in my garage and learning how to squat, I got my CFL1 to start accruing certificates and material to build my resume to train people in the future.

What I love about CrossFit is the idea of General Preparedness. The idea that every human being has the same basic physical needs but merely differ in degree depending on age or fitness level is beautiful. Preparing your body for any physical demand and teaching coordinated movements that connect every part of the body to move this or that, is truly incredible. I love everything about CrossFit but this to me is coolest part.

Greg Conley

My introduction to CrossFit came with the first workout at Duratus. Combining traditional conditioning with traditional strength training, with a sprinkle of gymnastics produced something interesting and novel, that totally peaked my interest. The community nature of it reminded me of my time training for and playing team sports, pushing for a common goal together. The competitive aspect of it allowed me to express a part of my personality that I rarely got to as an adult. It was the perfect blend of some of my favorite things, and a brand new challenge. I have been a member at Dūrātus ever since, and have come to love CrossFit both as a fitness methodology and as a sport. More than three years later, my wife Brittany and I now consider the Dūrātus community family. Some of our most valued friendships have begun and been grown at the gym, and it’s hard to consider life without it. We recently got our L1 to take on a new aspect of CrossFit, coaching. It has created a new challenge and offered the opportunity to engage even more with the CrossFit Dūrātus community, which we are very grateful for.

Brittany Conley

I stepped into CrossFit Dūrātus in 2013 and haven’t looked back since. I was a competitive cheerleader in high school and college, ran races, and have always enjoyed cooking healthy whole foods. However, post college I realized I needed something to still push my competitive nature and be sustainable for the rest of my life, and the answer was… CrossFit.

CrossFit Dūrātus has been a part of my husband and I's community where we now both coach. The combination of community, accountability, and excellent programming is what sets Dūrātus apart. I've obtained my CrossFit Level 1 Certification, work in education, enjoy whole healthy cooking, and giving back to our Spokane community. Being a coach, the thing I love most is seeing people improve their quality of life through fitness and nutrition, and accomplish goals they never thought possible.

Issac Cey

My first workout at CrossFit Dūrātus was in 2016. I had already been doing CrossFit, but was amazed by the dedication and hard work this community had. It was fascinating for me to see so many athletes working towards the same goal: qualifying to the CrossFit games. The sacrifice and hard work these athletes committed to inspired me to take my training to the next level. I believe that iron sharpens iron and the community at Dūrātus has done that for me. I would not be the man I am today without following in the footsteps of those who have dedicated their time to this gym and I am thankful for that. I hope to pass that on to anyone who enters the gym and is looking to better themselves as people and as athletes.

My wife and I are expecting our first child this year and are very excited for this new season of life. I am one of seven and our baby will have 9 cousins when he arrives. We love hanging out with our dogs, camping, mountain biking, and anything outdoors. I grew up playing every sport I could and continued on to play football at the collegiate level. I was born and raised in Spokane and love the Pacific Northwest.

David FauntLeRoy

I first walked into Dūrātus about 4 years ago, pretty nervous to try my first CrossFit workout. I had years of experience at a more traditional gym, hitting upper body workouts regularly and always "saving" my legs for pick up basketball. Yes, I ALWAYS skipped leg day.

Needless to say, the first workout really whooped me. And as I was laying on the ground in a pool of my own sweat and embarrassment, a fellow, more seasoned classmate came over and helped me up, congratulating me on my first workout completed. And that's when it hit me, the people at Dūrātus are something special.

So I spent the next 4 years leading up to now dedicating hours a day in the gym, learning the movements and methodology, slowly progressing in my abilities (yes even squatting!) eventually securing my L1 CrossFit cert and a spot on the coaching staff!

A little bit about my life outside of the gym (what little time I have) consists of weekly game nights, monthly Dungeons and Dragons sessions, Lord of the Rings trivia and staying in touch with my emotions by writing poetry.

See you in the gym!

Katelyn Stillar

In 2014, I moved to Spokane to accept a position at Gonzaga Prep High School as an Art Teacher. I had started CrossFit at a gym in central Washington, and was eager to continue. I checked out several Spokane gyms, but when I walked into Dūrātus, I knew I had found my place. Over the years, this community has become so much more than just a gym for my husband, Kyle, and I; we have developed friendships that have supported us in fitness, nutrition, marriage, and babies!

I have been involved in sports and athletics my whole life. As a multi-sport high school athlete, a collegiate soccer player, and a high school coach- I have always found fulfillment through team sports and competition. When I started CrossFit I knew I had found the right balance of a community that felt like a team and workouts that were mini-competitions every day. My CrossFit experience has ranged from a dedicated 2-a-day athlete/ to trying to the get to the gym 2 times a week/ to a pregnant athlete trying to stay sane/ and now a mom, athlete, and coach learning how amazing the female body is every day! After over 7 years of CrossFit, I finally took the leap to get my L1 cert and am so thankful for the opportunity to coach at this amazing gym!

Kyle Stillar

I was introduced to CrossFit in 2012 and quickly became interested in all of its different demands, physical and mental, and found it to be a good way to stay fit and feed my competitive nature. I got my L1 Certification in 2014 after seeing all of the positive changes in people and realizing I wanted to have a small hand in fostering some of those changes. Since 2012, CrossFit has changed for me in many ways, but what hasn't changed is the sense of community it brings. I love that each day you can walk into a class, meet new people, try new things, and get to workout with a group of people that you otherwise may have no interaction with.

For my wife Katelyn and I, CrossFit is much more than a fitness regimen and Dūrātus is much more than a building to workout in. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have the Dūrātus community in our lives and even more fortunate that we both get to coach some amazing people.

Julie Tampien

I’m Julie. I am a mom, wife, former collegiate athlete, Army veteran, nurse, and CrossFit athlete.

Sports have been a part of my life since I was young, always practicing and training for game day. Once out of college, and especially after becoming a mom, I began to feel the negative pressures to go to the gym to lose weight, be thin, and fit a certain mold. I found CrossFit in a corner of an Army gym at Ft Lewis and instantly fell in love with the realization of what fitness actually looks like. Exercise is not a punishment, it is a celebration of what our bodies can accomplish. These ideas of strong is beautiful, women can lift heavy weights, push yourself beyond what you think you're capable, never quit on yourself, (burpees don't like you either) all took root. I drank the Kool-Aid.

I truly believe that CrossFit is for every person, age, and background. It is challenging to all levels of fitness, infinitely scalable to all abilities, and all-encompassing for so many fitness goals. But more than this, it creates a community and lifestyle that is unheard of anywhere else. People from all walks of life come together to sweat, compete, push each other to become better, celebrate PR's, and encourage each other in their daily lives. I love it and I am so excited to serve up some CrossFit Kool-Aid.

Sam Nicholson - Kids Head Coach

As a retired high school athlete and father of two great little girls, I am constantly looking to push the age curve further down the “line.” As well, I am very active in the back country of our great outdoors. Early in 2015, I walked into CF Dūrātus looking for a methodology that would help me maintain and even improve my physical fitness and mental toughness. I found that and so much more.

CrossFit is known for result of physical and mental fitness, but along with these two benefits, I found true social fitness as well. The community at CF Dūrātus is like no other group of people I’ve ever been around. Their positive attitude and supportive approach to all things, cultivate such a welcoming environment; I knew I belonged.

After getting my wonderful wife involved and as the months rolled on, our kids began to show curiosity towards all we were experiencing. As our Gym had no Kids Program, with Kevin’s blessing, I seized the opportunity. I got my CFL1 certification and then my CF Kids certificate in the spring of 2017.

Having the opportunity to introduce kids to CrossFit is such a rewarding endeavor. It’s tireless, exciting and essential in keeping our kids active and engaging. Letting them discover their physical and mental capabilities with my support and guidance is truly magical.

Amy Yeoman

My passion for fitness started with running and eventually evolved into triathlon. Somewhere along the way I was intrigued by CrossFit and it’s competitive and intense nature. My time at Dūrātus started 5 years ago when my husband and I moved to Spokane. We instantly fell in love with this gym: the community, the challenge of the workouts, and the way both of those inspired us to be better people and athletes. We have continued to include it as a huge part of training for our endurance endeavors. I can confidently say it has made me a stronger athlete, both mentally and physically.

CrossFit is not just for elite athletes. It can be utilized among many populations to achieve better performance, health, and community and that is what I love most about it! I have always had a passion for helping people who are seeking better health. As a Registered Dietitian, I run a private practice, Fuel to Thrive, and am always up for talking about nutrition. You will also see me around the gym coaching, personal training, and working with subsets of the gym population: new moms, kids, endurance athletes, and anyone else looking for guidance towards a healthier lifestyle!

Julie Jones

I am a wife to a wonderful man and we have three fun little girls together. I was a collegiate volleyball player, worked for an organization called Young Life and am now a stay at home mom. I have experienced competing at the highest level of intensity and fitness (dedicating hours upon hours to strength and conditioning). On the other side, I’ve been on bed rest with all three of my pregnancies and know what it’s like to try to get back in shape with little ones running around.

I love that CrossFit is for anyone. You can take any workout and make it hard enough to challenge the fittest person in the gym and scale it back for someone who has never attempted a pull-up or push-up. As a coach, I love watching someone realize that they can do something they didn’t think they could do. I truly believe in the core values and mission of CrossFit Dūrātus and I’m excited to be a part of it.