Globetrotting Pat Sherwood explains how trainers can explore the world via the CrossFit affiliate network.
During our 100-plus-day journey through the Latin American CrossFit community, an idea has been presented to us numerous times. First, I heard murmurs in Mexico. Then I heard the same suggestions as we pushed south through Central America. As we made our way through country after country in South America, we heard the same idea presented over and over again.
The idea? There should be an exchange program, both nationally and internationally, for CrossFit trainers.
The opportunities are indeed limitless. Go to the Affiliate Finder Map on CrossFit.com and browse through the affiliates spread across the globe. But look at the map in a new way: see each city or town with an affiliate as a place you truly have the ability to experience.
The Affiliate Finder Map is already in place, so you have only to take some initiative. Pull up the map, click on someplace sexy, reach out to an affiliate somewhere, and know before you hit send that the email is going to a friend, a member of the community. Start the process. Set something up. Make arrangements and plans and prepare for a great adventure in another country.
As Hunter S. Thompson used to say, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”