December 17, 2008
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 afternoon, Coach Glassman talks about defining fitness, its importance in focusing our efforts, and the shocking absence of a thorough definition of fitness from other programs and agencies. Then he covers the first fitness model, which he calls capacity at random tasks, but which many of you will recognize as the Hopper model.
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.