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25. Steph Hammerman | Coaching from a wheelchair

Stephanie "the Hammer" Hammerman, of North Carolina, is a cancer survivor and the world's first CrossFit Level 2 trainer with cerebral palsy. When Steph was born, her future was unclear and doctors initially said she might never walk, talk, read or write. But now, she’s done all of those things — and more. In this episode we discuss her introduction…

24. Class Size | What’s the ideal number to have in class

How many members can you effectively coach in a class?  There are many factors you need to evaluate.  Space, equipment, and experience to name a few.  In this episode we discuss what we believe is the ideal class size and provide some actionable items to help you evaluate what the right class  size is for you.

23. Pat Barber | Connecting on a personal level

Pat Barber has been doing CrossFit since long before it was cool.  His first workout was in 2003 and he's never looked back, he also never thought it would become his career.  From the CrossFit Games to the cover of "Every Second Counts" to over 10 years on the CrossFit seminar staff, he's done it all.   Hailing from Santa…

22. Murph | A how to guide to running, implementing, and hitting Memorial Day Murph

In this episode, Jason Ackerman breaks down some best practices for running this Hero WOD at your affiliate.  Jason gives you ideas from the box owner perspective, as well as the coaches and athletes.  Spoiler alert, most importantly this should be the best hour of their day!

21. Wheel WOD | Stouty and Logan discuss how to adapt and program workouts

Stouty and Logan chat with Jason on the challenges of adapting workouts for all people, programming for competitions, and how they test workouts to make sure they uphold the intended stimulus.  In addition, they have a big announcement on the evolution of Wheel WOD. Wheel WOD was established in 2013 by Stouty, after 6 years of developing adaptive competitions and…

20. Carleen Mathews | Free coaching to those in recovery

Carleen Mathews is best known for her three appearances at the CrossFit Games.  Lesser known about her, but more importantly her affiliate CrossFit St. Helens has a free CrossFit program for those in the 12 step program.  This initiative has helped many improve their health and even save their lives. Carleen is also part of a coaching development program led…

19. Chuck Carswell | Ask one more question

CrossFit has its share of icons, legends and heroes, but Chuck Carswell is an institution. He is well-respected and beloved throughout the entire CrossFit community. Chuck makes everyone feel like a friend that he has known forever, it's an innate trait but something that on "Best Hour of Their Day" we believe is learnable and there is no one better…

18. Empathy | A how to for improving presence and attitude

I used to believe, "I can teach anyone how to coach an air squat but I can't teach you how to not be an asshole."  I was wrong.  Empathy, compassion, and charisma are all learnable characteristics and traits.  In this episode we give you actionable items to help improve your presence and attitude not just at the box, but in…

17. Margaux Alvarex | Diversify your Life

Margaux Alvarez is a six-time CrossFit Games athletes, a World Long Drive competitor, contestant on American Ninja Warrior, and owner of the Vineyard CrossFit.  In this episode, we discuss how she finds time to do "all the things"  while managing to stay on top as one of the fittest females in the world.   Find Margaux online: Instagram @thegoatwine @321gaux…

16. Mike Burgener | Sh*t coach, just tell me to jump

Mike Burgener is one of the most well loved and respected Coaches in all of CrossFit and he has quite the resume.  In addition to being a Level 5 Senior International Weightlifting coach, a graduate of Notre Dame with an MS degree from the University of Kentucky, he is also a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps and…