Level 1 Cert Experience

By Jordan Gravatt

In Affiliation, Coaching, CrossFit, Videos

February 04, 2010

Video Article

Do you remember your first CrossFit seminar? Thinking about taking the plunge? Well, four clients of CrossFit by Overload decided to attend the Level 1 cert on Jan. 9-10, 2010, at the University of San Diego in California.

Jon and Kathryn Hults, Michele Smith, and Nick Benavides all took their CrossFitting to the “next level” in spite of their worries of not being “ready.” They have all had excellent training in their box, but there was something different about being immersed in it for the weekend.

The lectures, demos, workouts and focused instruction were on a level not possible in the daily experiences within an affiliate, and they learned a great deal about what they’re doing right and what they need to focus on.

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14 Comments on “Level 1 Cert Experience”


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Neil Emery wrote …

Going to the Level 1 in May! I am so stoked!


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which one in may are you going to? i'm headed to vegas!!


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These guys are AMAZING and are a testament to what CFO represents! I am proud to workout next to these guys!


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I was shocked to see an affiliate using Werksan bumpers, but apparently this was at a university gym not an affiliate?


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Awesome video!


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Awesome video. CrossFit Elysium's newest trainer Stacie Beal is in several shots, mostly sitting on the right of (?) Michele during the lectures. Congratulations on your cert Stacie!


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Loved this video!


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Great vid. Taking my Lvl 1 with my cousin Mark Feb20th
in Huntington Beach Ca! CrossFit Marina!
Can't wait :)


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I was at this cert in San Diego. My wife and I traveled from Virginia to be there. I have to say it was one of the best experiences of my life. It was great to relive a little bit of it by watching this.


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Was glad to see some "masters" like Jon and Kathryn at a level 1 cert. I'm 51 and heading to a level 1 cert next month in Conn. Looking forward to it!


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Does anyone know the name of the tall skinny, bald guy that leads the L1 cert?
I believe he's a S&C coach at san diego state.


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Just what I needed to hear! Thanks!


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On June 9 will be graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but thats not what I want to do. I am heading to Las Vegas in May. I'm extremely exicted to become a CrossFit Level 1 Coach. like my good friend said "engineering to eat, crossfit for the soul"

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