Gary Roberts has reached the turning point familiar to so many CrossFitters: He’s completing the Level 1 Trainer Course.
In this episode of Killing the Fat Man—called “I found myself again”—our hero is in Oahu, Hawaii, for the seminar.
Before starting CrossFit three months ago, Roberts says he never would have thought he’d “be this interested in mastering my fitness and what my personal capabilities are.”
He adds: “I’ve never been this excited about fitness. I don’t know what’s going on.”
At CrossFit Oahu, he meets HQ trainers Miranda Oldroyd and Todd Widman.
“I feel like in three months I’ve been given a puzzle piece here and there but still kind of not understood the full picture,” he says. “I already know how I’m going to apply something during the Fran that I didn’t know yesterday.”
After the brutality that is Fran, Roberts is ready for more.
“I just know that no matter what gains I’ve made in the last three months, this is only Chapter 1 of a 100-chapter book,” he says. “I’ve only begun to tap into my unlimited potential.”
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Additional reading: Coaching Fitness From Scratch by Stephanie Vincent, published Oct. 7, 2011.