Inside Wasatch CrossFit

By Damon Stewart

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

April 10, 2011

Video Article

“My goal when we came into this facility was ‘how could I create that undiluted CrossFit experience but yet put the things around it that make people feel comfortable?’” says Damon Stewart, head trainer at Wasatch CrossFit in Utah.

Stewart says he balances the front-desk professionalism of a business with “the arena” where the workouts happen. The box includes a child-care facility, massage room, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. He tries to maintain a 1:9 coach to athlete ratio and have enough equipment to easily run a group of 18 athletes through the WOD.

“You name it: if it involves CrossFit, we have it,” Stewart says.

Quality coaching is a big part of the CrossFit experience at Wasatch CrossFit. According to Stewart, “One of the things we do for our coaches is pay for half of their certs, so they’re always improving, you know. We don’t ever want to be stagnant.”

Says Stewart: “I just want to have the best program that we possibly can.”

6min 34sec

Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 123 by Justin Judkins, published June 9, 2010.

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15 Comments on “Inside Wasatch CrossFit”

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Nice job Damon. Im proud to be affiliated with his gym!

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I love that place! The coaches...the athletes...the workouts...everything!

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Awesome! Love to see places like this that represent Crossfit and the community. Keep up the good work

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Nice place. I'm going to open a box one day and I want it to be like this. I took away a lot of good ideas from this.

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I love the idea of just being crossfit (not crossfit plus something else). Not that I don't love the branch out aspects of crossfit like CFE or Crossfit football which definitely have there place in the crossfit family but I like that they have the foundation that glassman set forth as their philosophy and follow through and it seems it allows them to be the best at creating and cementing that solid fitness foundation in their clients lives. That place looks sweet!

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Wow... Great looking setup!

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Love it. Keep up the great work

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Gym porn.

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You have an amazing set up! I am working on affiliation right now so this is a huge help! Love to drop in soon. Mike

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I visited the place once. Its georgeous.

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Ticks a hell of a lot of boxes that place! The dream box we'd all love!

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damon is a really good coach, but more importantly he's a great guy. we are very fortunate to have him in our family of utah affiliates. congrats on the new space big guy!

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Damon Stewart wrote …

Thanks for the kind words, it's definitely a labor of love and we're surrounded by great people. Hope to see everybody at the Games this year!

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I just recently posted on the message board about getting started with Crossfit and Damon posted some encouraging words - I just wanted to thank him publicly for doing that and it is no surprise he runs an amazing box.

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I just recently posted on the message board about getting started with Crossfit and Damon posted some encouraging words - I just wanted to thank him publicly for doing that and it is no surprise he runs an amazing box.

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