Podcast

161. Christmas Abbott | The Badass Life

https://www.instagram.com/p/B77LodKHfQN/ On today’s episode, Ackerman sits down with Christmas Abbott. Christmas has been in the CrossFit space for 15 years, from competing to running her own businesses. She completely turned her life around from drinking, smoking and partying when she’s 22 to being a beast on the Crossfit games floor. Christmas has run a box, sold box, run an online…

148. Bobbi Millsaps | 15 years of CrossFit

On today's episode Fern sit down with Bobbi Millsaps. Bobbi has been part of the CrossFit space since roughly 2006. Bobbi has done it all within the community from seminar staff, to Games Judge, working on the administrative side for HQ and previously owned a Crossfit Affiliate. They discuss so much from how Bobbi found Crossfit, what it was like…

140. Amy Hollingsworth | CrossFit Certifications

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1mGIRcAaIF/ On today’s episode, Fern sits down with Amy Hollingsworth, the Certification Program Manager for Crossfit and owners Kitsap Crossfit with her husband, Dan. Fern and Amy discuss the differences between The Levels 1, 2, 3 and the soon to be released level 4. Nicole Carroll says that “Amy’s  superpower is getting things a credited.” Amy has been fundamental when…

136. Paul Tremblay | CrossFit NCR

https://www.instagram.com/p/B57tF6jFjmw/ On today episode Fern chats with Paul Tremblay. Paul has a very impressive resume in the Crossfit space. He owns CrossFit NCR with two business partners, opened back in 2013. Paul’s made it to the games multiple times as an individual and five times on the demo team, most recently this year with James Hobart. He’s been seminar staff…

133. Gary Villegas | Eternity CrossFit

https://www.instagram.com/p/B578x3PBGEe/ On today’s episode, Fern sits down with friend of the show, Gary Villegas. Gary has been on the CrossFit seminar staff for five years and has owned his affiliate in Orange County, California, Eternity Crossfit for the past nine years. Gary is very much entrenched in this world. While listening to this podcast, you will hear how much Gary…

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…

110. Cassidy Ballensky | From Intern to Staff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZtSOvrKqNo https://www.instagram.com/p/B3UeMguhy8L/ Hey listeners! Today you are in for a treat Fern is sitting down with his GM at Crossfit RIF, Cassidy Ballensky. Cassiday wears a lot of hat form programming today to cleaning duties, athlete management and everything in between. He’s a level 3 and is also on seminar staff. Like I said he wears a lot of hat…

105. The 50 Back Squat Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5N4ROhhq8E It's finally here! The time for talking trash is over.  Fern, Ackerman, and Todd are at the CrossFit Trainer Summit and Ackerman is about to attempt to hit 50 Back Squats at 185lbs.  Will he be able to or will he get crushed under the bar?  We have many special guests popping in with their thoughts, opinions, and of…

103. Meagan Burns | Per Ignem CrossFit

On today episode Fern sits down with Meagan Burns. Meagan is pretty cool she’s one of the youngest females to have made it on to seminar staff at just 21, she now on her 8th year of being part of staff. Her Crossfit journey all start when she got a job at the front desk of a Crossfit box, after a few months of being that working out Meagan’s says she feel in love with it all; not coming from a fitness background in her youth. Meagan has a long list of Credentials, CrossFit Level 3 – Certified CrossFit Trainer, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Goal Setting, and CrossFit Aerobic Capacity. Recently Meagan started coaching at Crossfit Per Ignem which is as amazing. Meagan is a cool person and an amazing coach.

102. Maggie Tincher | CrossFit Reston

In today episode Fern chats with Maggie Tincher. Maggie is a long-time member of Semair Staff, a level 4 Coach, former firefighter and owns two Affiliates: CrossFit Fairfax and CrossFit Reston. She’s been running an affiliate for 13 years plus, that incredible. This a just a shortlist of Maggie’s accomplishments. She’s also been mentoring Fern. See even host need mentoring and help! – This is a great episode for anyone who wants to be a long-time coach and whats to have affiliate open for 13 years. Honestly, she really is the boss lady. Maggie. is really that much of a badass.