Chasing Excellence

#054: Starting a Career in CrossFit

Episode Summary

We're talking about the journey I took from being a personal trainer to building CrossFit New England as it stands today, what young trainers who want to start a gym should do first, & my best advice for owners who have just opened their doors.

Episode Notes

Show Notes

01:38 - What life was like before fitness became my career

05:56 - My transition from being a trainer to being a strength & conditioning coach

07:48 - Thoughts on my success as a coach at an elite private school

09:31 - My credentials at the time

11:10 - Whether I think the journey I took could be replicated today

15:00 - My advice to mentors

16:37 - How to get the most out of your first year interning in a gym

20:53 - My transition from coach to entrepreneur

25:04 - What to do after spending time learning inside another gym

30:38 - How to know if you should open a gym, or support somebody who does

33:19 - How many members I think you should have before you open your gym

35:59 - What to think about after you open your doors

41:55 - My biggest ah-ha moment from early on in the journey


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Chasing Excellence is a show dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, both inside the gym & out. On each episode, we'll deep dive on various aspects of running a CrossFit affiliate, becoming a better coach or athlete, & maximizing your potential.