Weekends are difficult for me. Running a box, and coaching 2 other teams, it’s rare that I ever get to do something just for myself on a weekend. Making time for yourself is important, very important…but it seems we always put that type of thing on the backburner.
Well at the end of this last week I got a big gift! Coach Glassman, founder of CrossFit was coming by CrossFit Monrovia for a CrossFit 101 session. The event was sold out weeks ago…but I got an email saying they had an extra space for my wife Carly and I. Needless to say (but obviously not needless to type) we were very, very excited!
After turning CrossFit into a worldwide phenomenon and creating a group of experts to help him consistently provide world class programming and services (CrossFit Journal, Specialty Certifications, Affiliation, etc), he has decidedly turned his attention to going around the world and supporting the more than 1,500 CrossFit Affiliate gyms.
It was my first time meeting Coach and he is the real deal. Super cool guy, knowledgeable and thoughtful, and most importantly you can just feel how much he cares about the CrossFit community. He is doing another CrossFit 101 session later this year or early next year at CrossFit Ventura. I highly, highly recommend you attend. Ask him anything, really. We did.
As it turns out, Coach used to compete against my Uncle in gymnastics. They had a little rivalry going apparently. Coach said that my Uncle was a ‘legend’, but still insisted he could beat my Uncle on the rings…and who am I to argue!
Me, Coach, & Carly
Did I mention Greg Amundson was there? If you don’t know Greg A, he’s pretty much the original CrossFit Fire Breather. I met him before we opened up CFNH, and he told me to go for it. It was really cool to see him again, and even cooler to share the good news when he asked how our box was doing! Yeah, good times…
Greg A rowing…he is a Fit Beast! I felt like he was pulling 1.5 cal per stroke. That is some POWER OUTPUT!
I hit up the WOD too…tried to rep our box proper!
There was just a lil bit of legs in this one…
I swear my elbows were high on the finish…
Just a lil bit of legs…
Our Team came in 2nd place in the WOD…earning us water bottles to ‘drink kool-aid’ from.
Like I said…it was an awesome experience. The CrossFit Community really is a special one. If you have a hard time believing people when they tell you how awesome CrossFit is, it isn’t only about the workouts. It’s the people…it’s the community. If you already know what I’m talking about…then you’re definitely a CrossFitter.
Finally, congrats to CrossFit Monrovia on the new box!!! Much success to you all!