For the past few weeks, I have been updating the CrossFit Beyond Trainers section of this website. I have been collecting biographies and pictures of our trainers here a CrossFit Beyond, as a way to give them some very much deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication. They inspire and motivate us on a daily basis, pushing us beyond our limits and past our comfort zones, helping us to accomplish things that we never thought were possible. Thank you coaches! You are the foundation and backbone of CrossFit Beyond! You are all our biggest supporters!
The CrossFit Beyond Trainers section is still a work in progress, as I'm still missing a few coaches, so be sure to check it often, and look for more updates on our coaching staff!
This article taken from www.crossfitobsessed.com, outlines ten things that make a good CrossFit coach. After reading this, I felt that our coaches easily fulfill all aspects of this list. It's almost like this was written about them!
10 things that make a good coach
You have to be able to trust your coach. Trust that they wouldn't make you do something they don't think you could do. Trust that they will rescue you at the bottom of a failed squat. Trust there's a method to their madness.
2. Non Judgmental
A good coach doesn't judge their clients. Everyone fails. As CrossFitters, probably more than most as we're always pushing to better ourselves. Not to mention the states they'll see you in...red in the face, sweaty, flat on your back, tears, collapsed in a heap on a failed handstand, ass in the air...you name it, they'll see it.
3. BS Immunity
A good coach should be immune to your bullshit. Your whining, excuses, complaining, your woes. Get on with it.
A CrossFit coach should CrossFit. Practice what you preach.
This is pretty obvious. If you're going to no rep my burpee, then you have to be able to tell me why.
Some things we get - we get them quick, some things take a little time, a little work and a little patience.
You spend a lot of time with this person. Make sure you like them.
Dedication is important. As is commitment and consistency. However, we're all human. Every once in a blue moon it needs to be ok to have personal matters to attend to (that's code for too much tequila last night).
A coach should inspire you. They should be passionate about what they're doing. It's contagious.
They should have it, demand it, share it.