The standards expressed in "Professional Training" in this issue--unyielding commitment to client and efficacy--have guided everything that Lauren and I have done. More than just the backbone of CrossFit's strength and successes, it has been, we believe, the primary reason for our success.
Using this template we built a practice that kept us both busy from roughly 5:00 to 10:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday. That schedule produced a low-six- figure income, which is really amazing given that we got to work together, with our friends, having a positive impact on people's lives, and keep afternoons free for family, recreation, and study.
Training with the attention and commitment that we bring to our practice, though fun and immensely rewarding, is also draining, and five appointments per day is about all we could handle without an unacceptable drop in energy, focus, and consequently, professional standards.
Eventually, the demand for our training exceeded the time we were professionally able or willing to allot. In an effort to accommodate more athletes, we began to hold group classes.