Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What It Means To Be A CrossFit Central Coach

Before I started coaching for CrossFit Central, I was only doing in-home personal trainer. I had a pretty cush' lifestyle. I would train a few clients in the morning, come home watch TV or play on the internet, go workout, come home nap or watch more TV, then train a few more clients and usually home by 6:30 or 7. I had clients that traveled quite a bit or really hectic work schedule which allowed for even more free time to waste. It was great. I loved it. No complaints.

A few months ago I decided that I wanted to start coaching CrossFit. I met/interviewed with Jeremy, Lisa and Carey and got the go ahead to start my mentorship. It didn't take long for me to realize that this is exactly where I wanted to be. I took all the necessary steps in the mentorship program to ensure that I would make a successful coach. It also lead to a complete lifestyle change. I no longer had the relaxing down time that I had once had. Any downtime I had was spent at Central shadowing classes, coaches and elements. If I wasn't at the gym, I was home doing the required assignments to complete my mentorship in a timely manner. There were no more naps and very little TV time. In fact 90% of the time, the TV is just background noise. I have about 3 months worth of General Hospital on my DVR right now that probably won't get watched....that's how much I LOVE my job. Being a CrossFit Central coach is not just showing up for classes and meetings. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that demands a lot of our free time. I have not once dreaded any part of the process because it's all the little things add up that make us GREAT!

As many of you may know, the coaches at CrossFit Central are NEXT LEVEL coaches. You will not find such a dynamic group of badasses at any other CrossFit gym...i'd bet money. I quickly learned that if I wanted a spot here, I was going to have to step up my game BIG TIME. This is the big leagues and here your "A Game" is not good enough. You better bring your A+++ game to keep up with this crew. So, that's where I am right now. I am doing everything possible to earn my spot and make a name for myself. I have a lot to learn, and I have the BEST coaching/ teaching team in the world. Not to mention the most amazing clients in the world. They are the most important key to great coaching because without them...we have nothing.

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