“We want the kid that is so driven to just become his best, and we help shape him,” says Zach Even-Esh, owner of the affiliate Underground Strength Gym. He takes prospective athletes on an introductory workout he calls “The Trial.”
Even-Esh says “The Trial” serves two purposes, neither of which is to test out his program.
“Our results are proven. What we do works, bottom line. And it works better than anybody that’s anywhere near us,” he says.
Instead, Even-Esh says the purpose of his introductory test is to evaluate the athlete’s desire to train and show respect for the parents’ commitment to their child’s training.
“Training like this in this environment and this hard and requiring them to commit and requiring them to do what others won’t do, I guarantee that the kids here are going to be like our future leaders and our future success stories,” Even-Esh says.
Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 149 by Justin Judkins, first aired Dec. 8, 2010.