Zach Even-Esh, owner of the affiliate Underground Strength Gym, has found success training young athletes. He takes all athletes, from the best to the strugglers, and helps them reach their goals.
For Even-Esh, turning around the less-successful athlete is gratifying and might be even more satisfying than working with stars.
“Training athletes is something that I breathe and bleed. It’s what I love to do,” the man from “Dirty Jersey” says.
Even-Esh believes CrossFit will lead to success for sports athletes even though—and perhaps because—it’s a program that focuses on general physical preparedness. According to Even-Esh, “CrossFitters are so passionate about fitness. We should be the ones that are training athletes.”
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 149 by Justin Judkins, published Dec. 8, 2010.