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163. Are you not Entertained!?

Educate, Inspire, and Entertain, that's what you need to do in order to be a successful CrossFit coach, but what does that mean and how exactly does one entertain? This episode is brought to you by GOWOD. The GO WOD app is unique because of its mobility test is a totally innovative concept that will allow you to clearly highlight…

162. Markus Gerszi | Gym Breakthrough

https://www.instagram.com/p/B55cZFTAFJP/ On today’s episode, we have Markus Gerszi long time friend of Fern. Markus is former affiliate owners, he now runs Gym Breakthrough which helps gyms create a better client experience with customer services being at the forefront. Markus has helped thousands of gyms find their path to success, which look different for each one. He points out that no…

158. Do Less Better

Doing less better is something that is brought up quite a lot in the Crossfit space. When being a Coach in any field, not just Crossfit if you don’t give yourself time to actually coach in class. Everything will be moving too quickly to allow you to actually help your members. Fern and Ackerman discuss the effect this has on…

157. Buying / Selling a CrossFit Affiliate

Ackerman and Fern get one question coming up regularly: Should I buy an Affiliate? They discuss the crucial factors on how to value an affiliate allowing for an accurate value of the business. Also, how to go about actually doing it, who needs to be involved and how to move the business forward. Ackerman and Fern have been through this…

156. Burpee Punishment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4osGx-pjY8 Maybe you saw our recent Instagram Post. - It all about is it right to use burpees as punishment? Ackerman and Fern agree it’s not, even if it’s running joke in your box. It can have the undesired effect on your box meaning people would rather miss class then be two minutes late because of traffic. Once that happens…

155. Conor Murphy | WOD on the Waves 2

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7GgRaShKMk/ Today Ackerman has the one and only Conor Murphy on to discuss WOD On Waves Two. It's going to amazing; they've listened to what people wanted more of from the last one. There will be lots of Athletes, informative seminars and different workout classes available. It's going to top the previous year easily. It's a Family-friendly holiday that allows…

154. Recapping the Box Tour

https://youtu.be/HdCINjo57rA On today’s episode is little debrief of “Dropping in - The Box tour”. Ackerman and Fern talk about each oft he first 5 boxes they visited on the box tour. They go over the pro’s and con’s of each and talk about what made each one fo special. They all were a pleasure to drop in to and were…

151. Affiliate Websites

On today’s episode, Ackerman and Fern talk about one of the things you didn’t realise you had to be good at an affiliate owner- website design. But do you really need a website nowadays in the world of social media? The answer is yes. It’s the face of your business. It will be looked at by potential members and drop-ins,…

150. Zoe Harcombe | CrossFit Health

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSg4D8YDjPo/ On today's episode, Fern sits down with Zoe Harcombe, who has been brought up a few times on perceives podcast as she spoke at the most recent trainer summit. Zoe explains how and why the obesity epidemic is getting worse. Yet we are moving more and eating less, so why isn't the problem not getting better? Zoe breaks down…

149. Rope Climbs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D32_1gwq35E On today’s episode, Ackerman and Fern break down the rope climb. They discuss how to coach the different methods, cue’s and progressions. Along with they talk about it is it worth doing it at your box, how to avoid juries, best practice around them. And do rope climbs have a crossover in real life? They cover this and much…