On Episode 265 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit affiliate owners Jon Jansen and Joe Westerlin. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.
2:26 Jon Jansen played in the NFL for 11 seasons and now owns CrossFit Petoskey. Jansen talked about playing for the University of Michigan when the Wolverines won the national championship in 1997, and he compared his training through his college and NFL career to his current CrossFit regime. He explained how his career as an offensive tackle would have improved had he known about CrossFit when drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1999, and he described how he would use CrossFit to train someone for the NFL Combine. Jansen currently trains high-school and college athletes and gave advice to other trainers working with young athletes.
29:26 Joe Westerlin runs CrossFit Omaha and is also a member of CrossFit’s Level 1 Seminar Staff. In his “spare time,” he coaches CrossFit Games athletes Kyle Kasperbauer and Stacie Tovar. Westerlin talked about the pressure he puts on himself as a coach and the faith his athletes put in him. The Nebraska resident explained how he programs year round for his competitive athletes, as well as how he coaches competitors while still focusing on his general members. Echoing the thoughts of coaches in boxes around the world, Westerlin said he strives for excellence as a coach and tries to educates himself so he can produce the best results in his athletes.