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126. Box Tour | Sneak Peak

Ackerman and Fern are on the road in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are doing a part tour. They’re giving you guys a little insight into what they are actually doing, why they are doing it and when you guys get to see the end project. Some exciting things are coming. It’s all about showcasing gyms, as many of us don’t…

125. Justin Zizumbo | From coach to owner

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxSxXzBhHP8/ On today’s episode Fern chats with his good friends Justin Zizumbo, owner of Crossfit New Life. They talk about, the importance of scale and how Justin has constantly worked with non-profit, with athletes in recovery. Along with Justin being a listener, he’s part of the mentorship group he discusses how that helped him progressed as a coach. He’s recently…

124. Joe DeGain | 810 CrossFit

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4-8ZP5gFjs/ On today’s episode Fern chats with Joe DeGain, a long-time member of the CrossFit Seminar Staff. Joes also the owner of 810 Crossfit, in Michigan. They go deep down that rabbit hole of Affiliate ownership. Joes has been on staff for 11 years and 8 years of those were as a Flowmaster, he works on the Level 1, 2…

122. Is Your Box Fit?

Today listeners, you are in for a Fern Friday special treat! Fern is going solo with is own thesis about how fit is your box?- Now Fern isn’t talking about if you would have won the affiliate cup, back when that was things. He discusses how “fit” is your business. As Crossfit, we like to be about to have metrics…

120. Jack Ryan & Eric Heup | Fairwinds CrossFit

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4WGJpYlwiv/ On today episode Fern sits down with longtime friends Jack Ryan and his business partner Eric Heup, they own Fair Winds CrossFit.  They come from two entirely different backgrounds, with opposite skill sets. They went from the coach-athlete relationship to partners in their affiliate. It’s rare to see a business partner in a box nowadays who aren’t married or…

119. Jason Rule | Driven Nutrition

On today’s episode, Fern sits down with Jason Rule of Driven Nutrition, the supplements coming that works with affiliate aswell. While Jason owning  GNC found that company supplement would cut back on raw product and saying it was to “improve” the formulas when in reality they were cutting back to save money. During this process, Jason realised he knew so…

116. The Snatch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xQp2sldyts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL8SMp7RdXQ In today's episode two of the best break down the Snatch.  Todd and Fern discuss the points of performance, progressions, common faults, cues they have used, and much more. They also dive into the importance of the movement and how everyone can and should be doing it, even if it’s just with a PVC pipe. This is something…

115. Denise Thomas | Part II

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3vN-TkJhc8/ On today episode Fern chats with his long-time friend and the only guest to be on 3 times the one the only Denise Thomas. Last time we lost 19 mins of her interviews, we made sure it didn’t happen this time. Along with Denise is answering your question!  They dive into the idea of mastery and what that really…

114. Matt Miller | CrossFit and Mental Health

In this episode Fern and Matt Miller discuss what the mental health field has to offer coaches and box owners.  As Affiliate begins to broaden our outreach to try to work with the "underserved" populations it is important for coaches to be able to meet those clients wherever they are in that journey.  How we speak to people and the…

112. Jeremy Augusta | Barbell Jobs

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4N4b6WgbMR/ On today episode Fern sits down with Jeremy Augusta,  Barbell Jobs creator. Jeremy saw that there was no means for coaches to network and look for work in the CrossFit/micro gym space. They discuss job hunting, gym purchases, resumes and what coaches should be doing to make themselves more desirable on paper when looking for job opportunities. Also what…