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35. Dr. Sean Pastuch | Turn Pro

Dr. Sean Pastuch founded Active Life because he believed that the world deserves better solutions than the modern medical model can provide. Sean believes the current medical model manages physical pain without considering the emotional ramifications of the proposed intervention. Too many people have heard from their doctor "You have to stop doing _____, Playing ______, going _______," and it's…

34. Matt DellaValle | Stay gold

Matt Della Valle (MDV) is one of the best coaches in the world. Starting his career at CrossFit New England he ultimately made the move to Reebok and joined the CrossFit Seminar Team. He was a part of the CrossFit staff for three years before deciding to take an opportunity with Jason Khalipa at NC Fit and be an integral…

33. Coaching movements you struggle with

How do you coach muscle-ups if you can't do them?  What about coaching athletes that are better than you?  In this episode, Ackerman and Fern discuss both of these topics, give advice, and tell real stories about their experiences with these same challenges.

32. Bill Anthes | The greatest adaptation happens between the ears

This episode is all about mindset and how to overcome adversity to be the best version of yourself.  In this interview with Bill Anthes, a former Green Beret and founder of Between the ears we discuss tactics to help you overcome anything in life, the importance of journaling, and how a structured morning routine can set you up for success…

31. Conor Murphy | Living in the moment

Conor Murphy was born and raised in Washington State, where he spent 10 years in Spokane, before moving to Gig Harbor. After graduating from Gig Harbor High School he enlisted in the Navy to follow his dream of becoming a Navy SEAL. The recurrence of an injury suffered in training however, would lead to his medical disqualification. After using CrossFit…

30. Chris Hinshaw | A constant quest for better

Chris Hinshaw is the founder of aerobiccapacity.com, and is widely considered one of the top endurance coaches in the world. Chris is known internationally for his extensive knowledge and practical experience developing aerobic capacity in athletes of all experience levels using his comprehensive, cutting edge approach to training. Hinshaw is a former All American swimmer and world-class professional triathlete. His…

29. Equipment | What should you buy?

Whether you're starting a new affiliate, adding equipment to an existing one, or training out of your garage, it's important to be smart about where and how you spend your money.  In this episode, Fern and Ackerman discuss what equipment you definitely need and what should be avoided.

28. Jon Gilson | The biggest mistake box owners make

Jon Gilson has been around CrossFit for a very long time and because of that he has a wealth of knowledge.  As a business owner, trainer on the CrossFit Seminar Staff, and athlete.  But this episode is not just for owners and coaches, Jon is a very smart dude and he drops knowledge that will resonate regardless of your career…

27. Strength + Metcon | What’s the best programming for a box?

The debate rages on but in this episode, Fern and Ackerman help guide you to a better understanding of the best programming at the box level.  The truth is there is no right or wrong, and even sh*tty programming can yield amazing results.  With that being said, if you listen to this show you know we want to educate and…

26. Chris Spealler + Doug Zakaras | It’s a constant choice to be good

Chris Spealler is a legend in the CrossFit world. Chris was an individual competitor in 7 CrossFit Games, Owner of CrossFit Park City, and trainer for CrossFit Headquarters for over 10 years. Doug Zakaras, a former school teacher and Vice Principal, is a head coach at CrossFit Park City and a flowmaster on the CrossFit seminar team. Together, Chris and…