Accumulated Wisdom

By Austin Begiebing

In Affiliation, Coaching, Videos

February 07, 2010

Video Article

HQ trainer Austin Begiebing trains top athletes including 2008 CrossFit Games champ Jason Khalipa, and he also runs CrossFit Unlimited in Milpitas, Calif. With the cameras rolling, he shares some of the wisdom he’s acquired since getting involved with CrossFit.

Google Documents is Begiebing’s preferred medium for passing training plans on to athletes, and he also covers topics such as pull-up structures, partnering with someone to get a box off the ground, and what to do when a member or trainer wants to open a new box.

In a bit of a different twist, CrossFit Unlimited shares a building with a traditional gym. Bodybuilding and flexing can be found on one side, while thrusters and burpees dominate the other. According to Begiebing, the two sides don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and there’s no animosity between CrossFitters and bodybuilders in the facility.

12min 32sec

Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 92, originally aired Nov. 4, 2009.

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17 Comments on “Accumulated Wisdom”


wrote …

that was a very good piece on your gym. my buddy is in the same position he his in a raquetball court. And his pull-up bars are made the same way with the 4x4's with the threads going into flanges. Thanks you I'll pass it on to him. His gym is crossfit Eos


freddy camacho wrote …

Austin is humble. His programming is so money! I have been PR'ing left and right. I am glad he is starting to get the recognition he deserves. A great coach, a great gym owner, and a great friend.

Go Team Bing-Bing!!!!


wrote …

Great clip on Austin! He has always been a stand up guy!


wrote …

Awesome!! Love the use of Google Docs to keep up with your athletes' programming and results.


Jason Khalipa wrote …

Austin is not only a great coach but also a great friend. Freddy, myself, and the rest of the Bing Bing crew are lucky to have him.

It's funny how things turn out. Austin introduced me to Crossfit which has changed my life, I will definitely never forget that!


wrote …

Austin is a fantastic coach, person and friend. This was an excellent video on him and his affiliate; and I agree with Freddy, it's great to see him get some recognition. Austin, keep up the great work buddy and thanks for always listening and taking time to answer my questions. Great to see you this weekend, and hope to see you again soon.



Zach Even - Esh wrote …

Austin, thnx 4 unleashing GOLD!

Lots of health clubs would prob love to rent out space, I take my daughter to Tennis and there is a shit ton of space being unused!! Could be damn bad ass awesome and I think more aspiring affiliates should check that!

Good shizza, bruddah!



wrote …

Not trying to be negative, but the flag hanging vertically in the background is backwards. "When displaying the flag against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the flag's union (stars) should be at the top, to the flag's own right, and to the observer's left." Thanks ;)


wrote …

Austin is one of the most humble trainers out there. His passion for Crossfit is undeniable. He treats everyone that walks into the cell with the utmost respect, and you can tell he really cares about all of his athletes- from the elite to the novice. It's awesome he is finally getting the recognition he deserves!

Go Team Bing-Bing!!!

The Cell LOVES Austin as he has changed so many lives!

"OG" Jenn


Austin @Unlimited wrote …

Thanks for the kind words everyone! I feel lucky to be a part of this community and to have gained so many friendships from it. I will do everything in my power to help continue to grow it and change lives for the better.

I will change the flag and hope I didn't offend anyone. I'm a proud American, I just didn't know how to hang my flag properly:(


wrote …

Thanks for the great video interview and information. All of your points and perspective help. I work at a globogym and am trying to getting an affiliate going as well along with a couple other CrossFit coaches.

Thanks for the inspiration!



wrote …

Austin, Sevan has portrayed you so well. You are a freaking nice guy and deserving of all the good coming your way. We are proud to know you and have learned from your work.

See you at the Norcal Sectional.

And ditto on Google Docs for the value of athlete tracking. Great for access and communication between coach and athlete, accessible anywhere. Been using it for a bit now.



Frank DiMeo wrote …

Humility is a sign of true strength.
Austin shows a lot of it.


wrote …

Great piece. Seen a few interviews with Austin now and your passion shines through fella. Particuarly happy to hear your comment about no hating and allowing everyone to train the way they want to. As an affiliate I cringe everytime i see the globo haters post up. Good work fella!


wrote …

how do you guys use google docs, having trouble just formatting the spreadsheet :/


wrote …

Great vid Austin. I took away some gems of information as I get my affiliate up and running. You're a real decent guy to listen to.


wrote …

I was so glad to find this video! I am currently faced with the same opportunity to start my own affiliate up in the big box gym I currently run and train out of. My situation mirrors yours in many ways Austin. Thank you for sharing your story and experience. I was a little unsure about the marriage of a Crossfit box and a globo gym, but you've proven they can compliment one another nicely! This was the inspiration I needed to continue in pursuit of my dream!

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