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Meet Doug Armstrong by Doug Armstrong - CrossFit Journal

Meet Doug Armstrong

By Doug Armstrong

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For two years, Aussie Doug Armstrong has been a CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff member. It’s a gig he describes as being “an absolute privilege” and “beyond an honor.”

Armstrong owns CrossFit Rocks in Brisbane, Australia.

Being a good trainer, he says, requires someone who is not absorbed by his or her own goals or achievements and who is willing to share experiences.

“Really, being a good trainer is about healing people,” Armstrong explains. “It’s about making people better, making them move better, making their life better, and being totally selfless and being of service.”

These are characteristics, he says, that have made CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman such a good coach.

To Armstrong, it’s about “having knowledge but being able to teach that to people that don’t understand.”

He adds: “I’m loving every minute of it. It’s amazing.”

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Additional reading: Defenders of the Realm by Hilary Achauer, published Oct. 29, 2012.

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9 Comments on “Meet Doug Armstrong”


wrote …

Awesome video! Doug is a great trainer !


wrote …

Can't wait for my L1 in a couple of weeks with Doug at Crossfit rocks.


wrote …

Doug, what a legend! the most passionate guy i've met about Crossfit! You captivate people when you speak!


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I had the honour of doing my Level 1 with Doug over the weekend. What an amazing person, who epitomises Virtuosity.

Thanks for your time, patience and dedication to Crossfit. You and the amazing Level 1 team have truly inspired me on my Crossfit journey.


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Great work Dougie


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I was also extremely privileged to have Doug teach me many valuable lessons during my Level 1 over the weekend. What an inspiring guy! His passion is contagious!


wrote …

Nicely done big fella.


wrote …

Doug led my Level 1 Cert a couple months ago...awesome and down to earth guy. Like Bianca said, "his passion is contagious" and I can't wait to start training!


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Doug is a hell of a coach and person, it was great to meet him in the trainers summit

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