On Episode 316 of CrossFit Radio, host Justin Judkins interviewed CrossFit Brisbane owner Matt Swift. This episode was webcast on Feb. 5, 2014.
1:55 In 2006, CrossFit Brisbane became the first affiliate in Brisbane, Australia, and it was the sixth affiliate Down Under. Owner Matt Swift talked about how his business has evolved since then and explained why he’s actually capped his membership. He described how he found himself spending all his time managing the business rather than coaching, and he knew he had to either get a bigger box and upgrade his systems or scale back and refocus on the reasons he opened his gym in the first place.
Swift also talked about how he adds competition training into his programming. He shared his views on some of the finer points of coaching and detailed the commitment it takes to train for CrossFit as a sport. Finally, he outlined the initial steps a coach can take when he or she starts working with an athlete who dreams of competing at a high level.