The first CrossFit certification seminar took place from Monday, December 2nd, 2002 through Wednesday, December 4th, 2002. There were two participants, Ted Socha and Charlie Simms, and six trainers. For three days, they were pummeled with two workouts a day, plus hours of lecture on exercise physiology, movement theory, and the bases of real fitness. They were put on their return flight with a spatula.
In this lecture from Tuesday morning, Coach Glassman talks about the differences between anaerobic and aerobic training. Those familiar with the current seminar lectures will see the origins of the What is CrossFit lecture. Note the absence of year when referencing Journal issues, and the emphasis on how “seriously web-enabled” the PDFs are.
This lecture took place at 2851 Research Park Drive, Unit B, Soquel, CA. This is the original CrossFit box. The wall holding the white board was torn down in 2003 to make the two-unit space famous in the many pictures and videos from 2004 to early 2008.