It takes a lot of highly skilled trainers to lead the large number of CrossFit certifications throughout the year, and it’s rare to find most of CrossFit HQ cert staff in one place at one time. Most trainers live in different areas and regularly travel all over North America and the world.
The recent Trainers Summit at the University of San Diego gave many of the cert staff members a chance to come together and swap stories, learn from subject-matter experts such as Louie Simmons and Dr. Nicholas Romanov, and keep their training skills on the cutting edge.
In Part 1, we meet some of the people who take CrossFit out into the global community as they talk about their first CrossFit experience. Yes, most of our top trainers were just as miserable as you were after your first WOD. In Part 2, the trainers share some of their most memorable experiences training the CrossFit method in boxes from Boston to Auckland.
Featured trainers: Jesse Ward (Lynnwood CrossFit), Andy Hendel (CrossFit Charlotte), Pat Sherwood (CrossFit HQ), Lisa Ray (CrossFit Flagstaff), Dennis Marshall (I3E CrossFit), Nadia Shatila (CrossFit Belltown), Rob Miller (CrossFit Delaware Valley), Austin Begiebing (CrossFit Unlimited), Erik Preston (CrossFit San Elijo), E.C. Synkowski (CrossFit Boston), Pat Barber (CrossFit Santa Cruz), Heather Keenan Bergeron (CrossFit New England), Tamaryn Venter (CrossFit New Zealand), and Russell Berger (CrossFit Huntsville).
Part 1: 6min 15sec
Part 2: 4min 53sec
Additional reading: You Be the Trainer #2 by Lisa Ray et al., published June 27, 2009.