On Episode 269 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit King of Prussia owner Aimee Lyons and Level 1 Seminar Staff member Joe Alexander. This episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
2:12 Aimee Lyons started CrossFit King of Prussia in 2008 and changed locations four times in the first year. The affiliate has continued to grow and is now adding an additional 1,200 square feet to the 8,000 it already has, allowing Lyons to run specialty classes alongside normal CrossFit classes. Lyons talked about how her pricing has evolved over time before moving on to her gym’s participation in the 2013 CrossFit Games Open.
29:56 Joe Alexander is a flowmaster for the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course. He described his background and told how he started CrossFit with Pat Sherwood and then transitioned into a job with CrossFit HQ. He’s been around long enough to see some changes in the Level 1 and says the current seminar has always stayed true to Coach Glassman’s original teachings. Alexander programs for and coaches top Games athlete Matt Chan, and he explained why he thinks Matt chose him. Matt and his wife, Cherie, are living in a trailer and traveling around the country, which makes for some interesting challenges for Alexander, but the coach described how elite fitness can be obtained while keeping things relatively simple.