I coach because I want to make a difference in people’s lives, be it small or big. There are many people who come into our gym who never thought they would EVER be able to do a pull up, or a full depth squat, let alone a snatch or overhead squat with weight.
I was one of these people, but I was so lucky to have Eric and Traver coach me that eventually I wanted touch people’s lives they way they did mine.
Coaching allows me to help those of you who never thought something was possible or attainable, reach your goals that you never even knew were possible. I know it’s possible, and it just takes a coach to teach you and your own self -disclipline to show up and learn it.
It’s an incredible feeling to witness someone go from barely being able to bend down into half a squat, to being able to do a full squat and then strive for overhead squats, pull ups, etc.
Watching you guys learn, practice, and work hard to reach your goals truly warms my heart and makes me happy. I feel like if I can make a difference in one person’s life by helping them learn something that is benefiting their health and well-being, they will in turn use their knowledge to then help someone else, and that person will share their knowledge with another and so on, and one day our society will be knowledgeable and healthy, and actually care about their general well-being by making smart educated decisions and working towards being mobile and healthy instead of stagnant and sickly.
Also, I abso –Fing- lutely love being around people who give 100% effort, show up, don’t quit, and work their butt off. It’s an infectious energy that is created during a class, and I like being around it.
I’m not going to lie, I find coaching to be a challenge too, but I like challenges. I find it challenging to speak in front of a large group, I find it challenging to manage a large group and get everyone started on time, and I find it challenging to figure out how to motivate everyone individually.
Some of you love being yelled and screamed at, some of you prefer more of a soft, kind word and quick pat on the back, and some of you want to be left the heck alone. The funny thing is that you all want something different during different wod’s.
I also find it challenging to explain a movement in a way that will “click” for you. We all know that sometimes a coach or a fellow crossfitter will say something in a new way and it will finally click and you have that ah-ha moment, and when that happens it’s awesome!
All of these things that coaching entails is fun for me though. Being around you guys is exciting and inspiring to me. I feel as though I’ve finally found other people who actually like the same things I do, and it makes me just want to be around all of you that much more.
Teaching people something that you love to do is fun, and I love doing crossfit. It makes me feel good to help you learn something and watch you succeed. I hope all of you take what you learn in the gym (well, maybe not the snatch jokes) and directly, or indirectly by just being a living example of health, help others in their quest for fitness and general wellbeing.
Snatch: 20 Minutes to Find 1 Rep Max
Every Minute On The Minute for 10 Min
2 Bar Rollouts
1 Power Clean
2 Push Jerk