February 4, 2013

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CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Monrovia, Trident CorssFit, CrossFit Columbus, CrossFit Mayhem, CrossFit SouthSide, CrossFit EaDo, CrossFit Chicago, North Shore CrossFit, CrossFit YUL, CrossFit Central London, CrossFit Parma, CrossFit Brisbane, CrossFit Singapore, CrossFit STF.
CrossFit Competitor's Course: NorCal CrossFit.
CrossFit Kids Course: CrossFit FX.

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Posted by Pukie at February 4, 2013 5:00 PM

Amazing experience, great coaches!!

Comment #1 - Posted by: Miles at February 3, 2013 5:11 PM

Jacksonville cert staff was awesome. Great job of making us all feel special and learned so much. Thanks so much guys.

Comment #2 - Posted by: Aaron angel at February 3, 2013 5:12 PM

Jacksonville cert staff was awesome. Learned so much. Great personalities. Awesome experience. Thanks so much guys

Comment #3 - Posted by: Aaron Angel at February 3, 2013 5:15 PM

The Jacksonville Coaches were bang up. Chuck really set the tone. I've been coaching fighters for over twenty years, and I know that a good fighter doesn't necessarily make a good coach. These guys were obviously great athletes AND great coaches, which is a wonderful thing. Big thanks to everyone.

Comment #4 - Posted by: Brannon at February 3, 2013 5:18 PM

Alexandria Cert was amazing guys. Lots of fun and learning. Thanks for sending the rockstar coaches there.

Comment #5 - Posted by: Liz at February 3, 2013 5:20 PM

2nd to last photo... miranda: all I can say is "wow"

Comment #6 - Posted by: sixer at February 3, 2013 5:24 PM

Had a great time!!!! Chuck is the Man!!!

Comment #7 - Posted by: Jimmy Steube at February 3, 2013 5:24 PM

Big thanks to CrossFit Trident for letting us all use your box! The seminar staff was awesome, high energy and super enthusiastic throughout the weekend. I learned so much and can't wait to take everything back to my gym and start training! Thanks for everything!!

Comment #8 - Posted by: Maggie at February 3, 2013 5:28 PM

I've been lifting for 25 years, but never did dead lifts or power cleans until now wrapping up my first month of Crossfit. Are my shins supposed to end up bloody, or am I doing it wrong, or should I just wear long sweats?

Also, should I feel it mostly in my lower back, legs, what? The left side of my lower back is sore, so I'm probably doing something wrong.

Comment #9 - Posted by: JR at February 3, 2013 5:30 PM

Trident CrossFit hosted an awesome Cert in Alexandria VA.. Learned and ton and had a great time! Thanks to the training staff and Mike G?

Comment #10 - Posted by: Andrew G at February 3, 2013 5:36 PM

Thank you CF south side for letting us use your box ,awesome facility . Also, big thank to ALL the coaches, I was truly humbled by the brillance in the basics this weekend. #Hell Ya!!

Comment #11 - Posted by: Ron at February 3, 2013 5:40 PM

Cookeville rocked it this weekend! Big thanks to all the coaches..every one of you were inspirational in your love and enthusiasm for Crossfit. Joe you were also awesome and I am glad we got the chance to listen to you drop knowledge on us. RIch was a gracious host and his Crossfit Mayhem facility is top notch...I really enjoyed watching his guys destroy Fran!

Comment #12 - Posted by: Jason at February 3, 2013 5:40 PM

Huge thanks to crossfit southside and the crossfit level 1 cert staff in Jacksonville! It was a great two days, packed with information and a lot of fun! The seminar staff did an awesome job teaching, facilitating a learning environment, critiquing athletes, and making themselves available to the participants. Well done!

Comment #13 - Posted by: Lindsey Weyer at February 3, 2013 5:45 PM

Thanks to Trident CrossFit and the seminar staff in Alexandria this weekend, the cert was great.

Comment #14 - Posted by: Kenny Laughton at February 3, 2013 5:46 PM

Jacksonville had the hook-up with the greatest staff that Crossfit could provide! Chuck, Courtney, Jenni, Chris, Dave, & Jonny you guys were incredible. Thanks for the wealth of knowledge and insight that you guys shared with all of us.

Comment #15 - Posted by: Anthony W at February 3, 2013 5:46 PM

Alexandria cert @ Trident CrossFit was amazing! Great instruction, great experience and a great lesson. Thanks to all the incredible instructors nd to Chris and Andrea for being such great hosts.

Comment #16 - Posted by: Mike G at February 3, 2013 5:47 PM

CrossFit Kids @ CrossFit FX: A big thank you to Erik, Jon, Keegan, our hosts and all the other participants. Invaluable lessons and info, headshots, farmer tans, team rooting (Jon) – the course had it all!

Comment #17 - Posted by: Justin at February 3, 2013 5:48 PM

A huge thanks to Crossfit Brisbane. An awesome venue and great trainers. Had a blast and learnt so much! A great bunch of peeps! Thanxs again!

Comment #18 - Posted by: Julie O at February 3, 2013 5:51 PM

Awesome time at the CrossFit Cert in Jville. Appreciate the experience this weekend and I could not have asked for a better staff to deliver the knowledge we need. Hope to see some of you at some comps!!

Comment #19 - Posted by: Nick Shappee at February 3, 2013 5:55 PM

Unbelievable time at CrossFit YUL this weekend! Highly recommend anyone who is on the fence about taking their Level 1... TAKE IT! Massive thank you to the CrossFit Seminar Team esp. Spencer, Camielle, Spencer, Keith, Nadia, Nicole and Jason!

Comment #20 - Posted by: Allie Carson at February 3, 2013 5:57 PM

Gracias al equipo crossfit STF por el excelente curso, estoy muy agradecido por haber sido instruido por entrenadores de ese nivel.

Comment #21 - Posted by: Enrique Rodríguez Artega at February 3, 2013 6:06 PM

What and all star staff at CrossFit this weekend! 2 games champions along with 3 games competitors. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend! Unbelievable coaching all weekend. Amazing to watch these guys in action. Had a games final preview everyday at lunch and after the day with Froning and the crew!

Comment #22 - Posted by: Ryan at February 3, 2013 6:09 PM

What an all star staff at CrossFit this weekend! 2 games champions along with 3 games competitors. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend! Unbelievable coaching all weekend. Amazing to watch these guys in action. Had a games final preview everyday at lunch and after the day with Froning and the crew!

Comment #23 - Posted by: Ryan at February 3, 2013 6:10 PM

Good thing it's a rest day tomorrow post Super Bowl. Although, some of us may still get a visit from pukie ;)

Comment #24 - Posted by: Drew at February 3, 2013 6:10 PM

Jacksonville Cert Trainers!! You guys represent the CF Brand well!! Great personalities, kept the class moving, engergized and engaged. I soooo loved the two days @ Southside CF and learned tons! My hat is off to CF HQ for hiring the best to carry the message forward! We are a tight community but welcome all - ya gotta love it!

Comment #25 - Posted by: Jody Prince at February 3, 2013 6:11 PM

Had a great time at Crossfit EADO!!!! Thanks Seminar Team and Crossfit EADO!!

Comment #26 - Posted by: Bobbie Reagan at February 3, 2013 6:25 PM

Amazing Competitors Course at NorCal this weekend! Huge thanks to Matt, Eric and Chris for the awesome coaching and lecturing. A MUST DO course for CFers. Cannot praise enough, thankyou guys! Shel & Logan.

Comment #27 - Posted by: Shelena Hoberg at February 3, 2013 6:42 PM

Took the competitors course at NorCal CrossFit with Matt, Chris, & Eric, excellent course. A must for any athlete or coach who is looking to take their game to the next level! Learned a tremendous amount knowledge and is taking away things I never knew before. Anchor points, anchor points!! Thanks guys!!

Comment #28 - Posted by: Garret Fisher at February 3, 2013 6:50 PM

Excelente curso en crossfit STF MÉXICO
Aprendiendo de grandes entrenadores. Gracias por todo,
De las mejores experiencias en mi vida!

Comment #29 - Posted by: Luis Chan at February 3, 2013 6:58 PM

Thank you to CrossFit Southside in Jacksonville for hosting the level 1 cert! The trainers were all amazing! I had a great time and loved meeting people from around the state- and out of state. One of my favorite parts was definitely the variety of analogies that Chris used to help train different movements.

Comment #30 - Posted by: Stephanie at February 3, 2013 7:00 PM

Did the CrossFit Kids Cert over the weekend at CFX, Sydney Australia.

Massive thanks to Erik, Jon and Keegan as instructors.

The course was excellent for those considering doing it. This both his is both as a parent and a coach.as a parent and a coach. It was definitely the most fun course I've ever done.

The curriculum is excellent and doesn't just focus on the physical. There is heaps of important stuff on protecting children from predators, keeping them safe and developing them intellectually and emotionally.

The development and effort that went into creating this course is evident and it is well worth doing. It's an investment in our future: our children.

Comment #31 - Posted by: Tommy Marshman at February 3, 2013 7:03 PM

Had a great time at my cert this weekend at Trident! Big thanks to all the staff, and especially Andrea and Chriss for being such great hosts. I learned a lot and had a great time meeting other Crossfitters from around the area. Good stuff!

Comment #32 - Posted by: Kendra R at February 3, 2013 7:03 PM

CrossFit Kids Seminar in Sydney was awesome. I can't wait to apply all the techniques in my kids classes. Thanks to the CFK Semina team you guys did well.

Comment #33 - Posted by: Olean at February 3, 2013 7:07 PM

Had a great time at crossfit Chicago- amazing facility! Rudy is so friendly and welcoming- thanks to all the trainers for all the great tips! Kurtis did a great job!!!

Comment #34 - Posted by: Liz at February 3, 2013 7:11 PM

Big thanks to Crossfit EADO and the seminar staff for a great weekend of learning!

Comment #35 - Posted by: Kerry at February 3, 2013 7:11 PM

I expected a pretty great weekend at the Jacksonville cert class but those expectations were blown away. The staff's passion, positive energy, knowledge, and virtuosity in coaching was amazing!

Comment #36 - Posted by: Dave at February 3, 2013 7:12 PM

Thanks to the crossfit kids trainers -(Eirc, Jon & Keegan) for coming down to CFX. We all had a good time and learnt alot. My favorite quote of the week end "Ompa loompa i dont know!" Good work to team 3 for winning the games!
Khoterra :) From CFX!

Comment #37 - Posted by: Khoterra at February 3, 2013 7:20 PM

Thanks to Trident CrossFit for an amazing weekend - Mike G., Chriss, Andrea, Jenn, Sara, Gretchen, and the unicycle, you all did a fantastic job. In the words of the great RFJr: "I never knew what I was missing until my Level 1 Certification." So, so true. My mind is blown. Time to do work! Thanks again!

Comment #38 - Posted by: Chris Luka at February 3, 2013 7:26 PM

Thanks CrossFit Brisbane!
Had an awesome weekend, learnt lots, met some great people, trainers were amazeballs!!!!

Comment #39 - Posted by: StephanieT at February 3, 2013 7:35 PM

CrossFit Chicago was amazing. The facility was unbelievable and the seminar staff was great. I learned so much and was given so much confidence by everyone there. This was everything I hoped for and more.

Comment #40 - Posted by: Zach at February 3, 2013 7:35 PM

The CrossFit Southside crew was amazing! Chuck was a great leader and every other trainer there did an amazing job. I spent the 5 hour journey home thinking about all the cues and tips that I was taught over the weekend and plan on using them this week! I will never listen to the song "Roxanne" the same again. Burpees will forever be thought of!

Comment #41 - Posted by: Kevin Harris at February 3, 2013 7:41 PM

Thank you to the entire Seminar Team at North Shore this weekend. They all went above and beyond. Such a dynamic/exceptional group of people and what a amaizing instruction. Best of luck to you all.
Maggie Callahan

Comment #42 - Posted by: Maggie Callahan at February 3, 2013 7:46 PM

I waited 18 years and my Forty Niners lost...heartbroken.

Comment #43 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at February 3, 2013 7:51 PM

Amazing time at the competitor course at NorCal. Huge thanks to Chris, Matt, and Eric for awesome coaching and lectures. A must do for any crossfitter! Can't praise enough. Thanks guys.
Logan and Shel

Comment #44 - Posted by: Logan at February 3, 2013 7:54 PM

I trained with Rich Froning and Jason Khalipa this weekend. I'm kind of a big deal but I don't like to talk about it! Joe, thanks so much!

Comment #45 - Posted by: Daniel Sherman at February 3, 2013 7:54 PM

Big Shout Out to Rich F. and Crossfit Mayhem for hosting. Great facility, and the Saturday night BBQ was a nice touch. What an awesome team of coaches too: Joe, Neal, Austin, Leah, Jason, and Rich. A great weekend !' Thanks all of you guys.

Comment #46 - Posted by: Dan L at February 3, 2013 8:01 PM

Big thanks to CrossFit EaDo and all the coaching staff at the level one cert this weekend in Houston.Top notch instruction and an awesome group. Regardless of how bad I felt, this weekend was a great experience. EaDo has a beautiful facility and hope to return soon for a WOD.

Comment #47 - Posted by: Josh at February 3, 2013 8:04 PM

Great Cert at Crossfit Trident. It was less classroom instruction and more like a buddy telling you about Crossfit. Mike G, Sara, Jen, Chriss, Andrea and the interns were great. We got a good thing going here with the Crossfit community, especially with individuals like this teaching the next batch of representatives.

Comment #48 - Posted by: Chris A at February 3, 2013 8:07 PM

Gracias CrossFit Santa fe México city!
Russell, Carlos, Katie, J.P., Ricardo son excelentes Coachs, CrossFitters y atletas! De admirar!

Vamos Latinoamérica, vamos México esto es solo la punta del iceberg!

Comment #49 - Posted by: José Ignacio at February 3, 2013 8:16 PM

Thanks to Joe Alexander and his Traveling Level 1 Training crew at CrossFit Mayhem for the great training. Also thanks to Rich Froning and the CrossFit Mayhem crew for hosting...was welcomed in like the CrossFit Community that I love.

Comment #50 - Posted by: Tim (Spartan518) Hale at February 3, 2013 8:24 PM

Gracias CrossFit STF!!!
Russell, Carlos, Katie, J.P., Ricardo increíbles Coachs y atletas! Aprendí lo que es esto realmente!

Vamos México vamos Latinoamérica!!!

Comment #51 - Posted by: José Ignacio at February 3, 2013 8:26 PM

Couldn't have asked for a better level 1 cert! Rich Froning, Neal Maddox, Jason Khalipa, Austin Stack, Joe Alexander, n Leah(toughest crossfit girl ever)! You all made Crossfit Mayhem the best 2 days I could we've be a part of! Can't say enough on the training n curriculum you guys brought to the table!

Comment #52 - Posted by: Adam P. at February 3, 2013 8:26 PM

I went to the one in Jacksonville and it was so awesome! Chuck and the crew were so knowledgable and helpful. I almost didn't want it to end. Thanks!

Comment #53 - Posted by: David Fang at February 3, 2013 8:28 PM

Had a great weekend soaking in all the Level 1 information , big thanks to the training staff and Crossfit EADO in Houston!!

Comment #54 - Posted by: Zach Derr at February 3, 2013 8:31 PM

Hands down one of the coolest weekends of my life up in Cookeville (which looks awesome with snow on the ground by the way).

Big thanks to Joe, Rich, Jason, Neal, Leah and Austin...how many people get to say their cert weekend featured TWO Games champions and a bunch of other bad ass athletes?

Big time thank you to Leah for working with me on muscle ups after class on Saturday, I'm getting it soon, no question.

Now for all the bragging I get to do this week at the box haha.

Comment #55 - Posted by: Brandon at February 3, 2013 8:44 PM

An elite squad of CrissFit ninjas descended upon Jacksonville this weekend and did an amazing job of sharing their knowledge with us. You're all fantastic! Thanks for a great two days.

Comment #56 - Posted by: Randy E at February 3, 2013 8:49 PM

Why simply change lives with our L1, when you can SHAPE lives from scratch? CFKids Course was a blast! And what a bunch of motivated people only! A million thanks to Eric, Keegan & Jon from the CF-Kids staff, to CFX for hosting the event, to my fellow attendees for a great time! Keep up with the good work, everyone! Ciao!

Comment #57 - Posted by: Antonio at February 3, 2013 9:14 PM

Had a fantastic time learning from the best in the biz at the Competitors Course this weekend in NorCal. I have been in the CF world for a long time and still gained a ton from the weekend.

Great job guys!

Miranda O.

Comment #58 - Posted by: Miranda O. at February 3, 2013 9:23 PM

hi guys

Comment #59 - Posted by: jason at February 3, 2013 9:31 PM

Wow! What an amazing eye opening, humbling, friendly learning experience this weekend at North shore. The trainers/coaches/owner were accommodating, knowledgeable, and very patient with everyone that came out and participated.

Comment #60 - Posted by: brian kelly at February 3, 2013 9:31 PM

Awesome Level 1 cert at CrossFit Monrovia! It is a great box run by really nice and generous people. Thanks to Dave Lipson, Christmas, Nuno, Connor, Casey and Stephane, fantastic coaches every one.

Comment #61 - Posted by: Mike Carlson at February 3, 2013 9:51 PM

Great weekend at the competitors course. Thanks Matt, Chris, and Speals friend.

Comment #62 - Posted by: Heebs at February 3, 2013 10:15 PM

La verdad una de las certificaciones mas completas e interesantes que puedas tener. Me di cuenta que no solo puedes ser bueno en una cosa sino en todas las muchas mas. "Crossfit" , sin duda, es el mejor fitness para la vida. Viva Crossfit¡¡¡¡¡ jaja

Comment #63 - Posted by: Cesar Lima at February 3, 2013 10:35 PM

HUGE thanks to Stephane, Christmas Abbott, Dave Lipson, Connor Martin, Casey, Nuno, and the rest of the crew for making the CrossFit L1 Trainer Course at CF Monrovia an amazing experience! Couldn't of asked for a better staff!

Comment #64 - Posted by: Travis Abraham at February 3, 2013 10:47 PM

Brisbane course was good to get to, learnt a lot of information needed & would be good to go again pass or not.

Comment #65 - Posted by: Dion at February 4, 2013 12:05 AM

Brisbane course was good to get to, learnt a lot of information needed & would be good to go again pass or not.

Comment #66 - Posted by: Dion at February 4, 2013 12:05 AM

CrossFit Kids was Awesome!!!

Comment #67 - Posted by: Scott at February 4, 2013 12:08 AM

Did the CrossFit Kids course this weekend in Sydney.

Great course, invaluable information and lots of fun.

Thanks to Erik, Jon and Keegan.

Comment #68 - Posted by: Tommy Marshman at February 4, 2013 12:18 AM

CrossFit Kids course in Sydney at CFX was awesome - thanks to the top-notch trainers and what a great program. Can't wait to shape the champions of the future.

Comment #69 - Posted by: Nick at February 4, 2013 12:37 AM

CF Kids course was great. HUGE thanks to Erik, Jon and Keegan. Hope you got to catch the Super Bowl.

Comment #70 - Posted by: Darren Shaw at February 4, 2013 1:30 AM

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone at level 1 north shore crossfit ,Danvers,Ma.I learned so much and really appreciate everyone cheering me on when I sucked so bad.

Comment #71 - Posted by: Josh at February 4, 2013 3:19 AM

Made up Fridays "Grandpa" today
Results there
In honor of Grandpa Reed
Condolences PB
Kevin C check the time


Comment #103 - Posted by: power-girl at February 3, 2013 12:54 PM
That's awesome sister, thanks for honoring him!

Comment #72 - Posted by: Playoff Beard at February 4, 2013 3:31 AM

Big shout out to Erik, Jon & Keegan for their awesome delivery of the CF Kids cert in Sydney this weekend!!

Had so much fun, learnt heaps, and met some fantastic CrossFitters from all over Aus/Nz & Asia. :)

Best course since my L1 !!!! Highly recommend it to every CF coach out there.

Comment #73 - Posted by: Karl at February 4, 2013 3:34 AM

TRIDENT CROSSFIT......DA BOMB! Alexandria, VA Level 1 was a blast. Thanks to Mike G, Gretchen, Sara, Jenn, the rest of the CrossFit Staff, and especially Chriss and Andrea Smith for letting us into their world. Awesome place. Good Times. EXACTLY what I needed.

See ya'll again sometime. Good luck at The Games!

Comment #74 - Posted by: Mike H. at February 4, 2013 4:07 AM

Did the CrossFit Kids course last weekend in Sydney. Great course, lots of valuable information and loads of FUN.
Good work to all the teams in the challenges with a big high 5 to team 3 - you rocked!
Thanks to CFX for hosting the course. Huge thanks to Erik, Jon and Keegan. Your knowledge, passion, skill and commitment was second to none. Thank you:-)

Comment #75 - Posted by: Trevor Cox at February 4, 2013 4:08 AM

Big thanks to Trident CrossFit for hosting the Level-1 Cert this weekend! Trainers were awesome - learned so much from the hand-ons instruction! Inspired to keep learning and spreading the word... Thanks Mike G!

Comment #76 - Posted by: Joseph D. at February 4, 2013 4:29 AM

I will cherish my experience this past weekend for ever. I would like to thank whole heartedly Chuck, Courtney, Jenni, JMAC, Chris, Dave, and Crossfit South Side for the absolute best introduction to the discipline that will reshape my life. Roxanna will never mean the same thing to me again. Think will never do anything for anyone. Demoing air squats and hearing your body click will only tell me I'm that much closer to being as great as Jenni. It isn't cheating if you look at your shirt during the test and also raise your hand into over head position to see if your elbows are in or out. These nuggets of joy and the smile it brings to my face for years and I thank you all for allowing me the opportunity to experience that whit you all. I'm on my way to lowes right no for some PVC and my oil change for a trip to VA. THANK YOU… HELL YEAH!!!

Comment #77 - Posted by: Arnel Scott at February 4, 2013 4:55 AM

Trident Crossfit rocks, and most importantly the Crossfit crew was great, learned a ton. And Chriss, Mo weight equals Mo Better.

Comment #78 - Posted by: Tim T at February 4, 2013 5:11 AM

A Huge Thank You to the Level 1 Cert. Training team at Crossfit Mayhem! I gained so much knowledge and had the absolute best time doing it! Joe, Rich, Neal, Leah, Jason, and Austin I can not thank you enough. And thank you CrossFit Mayhem for being such gracious and welcoming hosts!

Comment #79 - Posted by: Laura V. at February 4, 2013 5:14 AM

Thanks to everyone involved in putting on the Brisbane seminar. An amazing weekend with awsome people. Thanks

Comment #80 - Posted by: Jason at February 4, 2013 5:15 AM

Thanks to everyone involved in putting on the Brisbane seminar. An amazing weekend with awsome people. Thanks

Comment #81 - Posted by: Jason at February 4, 2013 5:16 AM

Awesome class- loved the trainers and Crossfit Trident-- Hooyah

Comment #82 - Posted by: Matt at February 4, 2013 5:22 AM

Unbelievable, unbelievable!!!! Perfect weekend! thank you to the CrossFit Seminar Coach Spencer, Camille, Keith, Nadia, Nicole and Jason! Wow!!! Awesome staff!! Nice job!!

Comment #83 - Posted by: André Proulx at February 4, 2013 5:26 AM

Alexandria staff were awesome, and watching the lunch workouts got me seriously pumped to do some snatches!

Comment #84 - Posted by: Chris A. at February 4, 2013 5:47 AM

The CrossFit training team is great...! Thanks a lot!!!

Comment #85 - Posted by: Marco Prestia at February 4, 2013 5:53 AM

The Crossfit Level 1 course at Crossfit SS in Jacksonville with Chuck and the Crossfit entourage was amazing! The staff was knowledgeable, the course was structured, and we got our backsides kicked in a couple WODs. The instructors were thoroughly entertaining. Here's 10 burpees for you! :)

Comment #86 - Posted by: Merissa S. at February 4, 2013 6:00 AM

CROSSFIT MAYHEM level 1! Rich, Jason, Neal, Austin, Joe, and Leah. Really!!?? My head is still spinning from all the knowledge i gained. Outstanding job!

Comment #87 - Posted by: Travis at February 4, 2013 6:15 AM

Had a great time at Trident CrossFit. Great hosts, with a really nice facility. The seminar staff were all really nice, funny, and professional. Mike G, Chriss, Gretchen, Coach Jen, Adrienne, and everyone else I missed; thanks! Mo' Power is Mo' Better!

Comment #88 - Posted by: Mike H at February 4, 2013 6:35 AM

NorthShore Crossfit Rocked! Thanks to all the amazing trainers. I want to go again next weekend, and the next and the next. Great experience!!!!

Comment #89 - Posted by: Rich Gaudreau at February 4, 2013 6:36 AM

Despite working out for nearly 25 years, I'd never done deadlifts or power cleans until CrossFit, which I've been doing for a month. Are they supposed to mostly work the lower back (that's where I'm really sore)? Also, if my shins end up bleeding, does that mean my form is wrong?

Comment #90 - Posted by: JR at February 4, 2013 6:45 AM

Week end molto coinvolgente,istruttivo,e divertente...bella esperienza!servirebbe un po' più tempo per completare il test...

Comment #91 - Posted by: Omar Franzoso at February 4, 2013 6:55 AM

Cookeville/Crossfit MAYHEM Level 1 Cert was amazing. To Joe, Leah, Rich, Neal, Jason and Austin I can't thank you enough for the knowledge transfer and an amazing weekend! You guys are true ambassadors for Crossfit and made each of us better over the last 2 days. Great time with great people!

Comment #92 - Posted by: Brent J at February 4, 2013 7:22 AM

The Seminar Krew at CFit Trident were great. Had a great time and learned a ton. The unicycle training was on its own level. Congrats to Gretchen for showing the others how its done.

Comment #93 - Posted by: Brandon Gott at February 4, 2013 7:23 AM


I haven't seen you squat so I don't know your form. I would check out the numerous demo videos available on this site, which i continue to benefit rrom. When I deadlift I keep the bar close to the body which means it touchs the shins and does cause bleeding during high rep workouts, which is why you see some people wearing those long socks.

Comment #94 - Posted by: hollyhog at February 4, 2013 7:40 AM

I had such a great time and learned so much. The staff was great. The knowledge and abilities of every staff member was very impressive. Thanks to Chriss and Andrea at Trident for hosting the event. Thanks Mike G, Sara, Jenn, Gretchen, Vadim and Adrienne (hope that is everyone!) for everything. You all are truly inspiring people. BOOM SAUCE!!

Comment #95 - Posted by: Ryan C. at February 4, 2013 7:41 AM

Thanks to Chuck and the rest of the training team at Crossfit Southside for an amazing weekend! So much knowledge and great instruction!

Comment #96 - Posted by: Mary Kate G at February 4, 2013 7:50 AM

Wow! What a fantastic weekend at Cookville/Crossfit Mayhem. Learned lots of great information to improve my own skills as well as tips to begin help others. I could not have imagined a better team of Crossfit staff-Leah, Austin, Jason, Neal, Rich and Joe! Thanks again.

Comment #97 - Posted by: Allison Strnad at February 4, 2013 7:51 AM

RIP Chris Kyle

Made up "The Chief"

Scaled to 125#

4 + PC's
4 + PC's

Comment #98 - Posted by: james.patrick [M/50/66"/135] at February 4, 2013 8:03 AM

What a wonderful Level 1 Training event at CrossFit Mayhem! Joe, Jason, Leah, Rich, Neal, and Austin are fantastic teachers/trainers/coaches and the experience could not have been better! Thank you all!

Comment #99 - Posted by: Tina Thomas at February 4, 2013 8:22 AM

CROSSFITCHICAGO! Such great coaching! I have wanted to do the level 1 for too long!
The coaches were so diverse, team oriented and task oriented.
Rudy, Great course. Great enviro, love u and your gym!
Andy, total bad ass. Are you really 60?
Joey, great energy! You look great for 34
Rob, awesome. Keep tearing up that bass and making smiles.
Rory, so smart, electric presence, you're a gem!
Curtis, great idea on the job change. Just remember to shave next time.
Dave, thanks for help on Fran.
John, I have rug burns.
Peace out

Comment #100 - Posted by: Christopher at February 4, 2013 8:28 AM

Huge thanks to the coaches at Trident Crossfit. Mike, Chris, Andrea, Sara, Jen, Adrienne, Gretchen, & Vadim were all amazing teachers that kept it fun and loose. Thank you & hell yeah!

Comment #101 - Posted by: DB at February 4, 2013 8:39 AM

Crossfit MAYHEM Level 1 Cert was amazing! Thanks Joe, Leah, Rich, Neal, Jason and Austin for your knowledge and the passion that you have for what you do. I had an awesome weekend learning from you guys!

Comment #102 - Posted by: Emily at February 4, 2013 8:41 AM

Mike G and the crew was the truth!!! Bigups to Trident CrossFit!!!!

Comment #103 - Posted by: Juan at February 4, 2013 8:48 AM

CrossFit Chicago crushed it!! Thanks to Kurtis, Andy, Rob, Rory, Rudy, Joey, and the crew for a great and informative weekend. Glad I survived - thanks for the support!

Comment #104 - Posted by: Justin at February 4, 2013 8:54 AM

CrossFit Chicago L1 cert staff - Kurtis, Andy, Rory, Rudy, Joey, Rob and the interns Jonny, Glenn, and Bob are so knowledgeable, friendly, and clearly love what they do. I learned so much!
CFC is my home, so I feel fortunate to have done this on my own turf. Thanks RudyT for hosting!!! Love this community!!!

Comment #105 - Posted by: Alison G at February 4, 2013 9:16 AM

#crossfit#Mexico CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses #una experiencia que me gustaria compartir por mas dias, desafortunadamente el curso llego a su fin y regrezo a playa del carmen, pero se que pronto estaremos viendonos en alguna certificacion #Keep it fit #peace

Comment #106 - Posted by: Rodrigo Arredondo at February 4, 2013 9:31 AM

CF STF Ciudad de México, Excelente experiencia!!!! Staff Profesional tanto los ponentes como los interpretes que son de gran ayuda para aclarar cualquier duda y de la mejor manera, muchas gracias y hasta pronto!!!!!!

Comment #107 - Posted by: Rick at February 4, 2013 9:54 AM

Huge shoutout to the crossfit level 1 trainer staff this week-end at Reebok Crossfit YUL, Nadia, Nicole, Camille, Spencer, Jason, Keith and Patricia! Funniest and most valuable 2 days i've had in a long long time. These peoples are passionnate about crossfit, they love to teach it and are great motivations just the way they handle themselves.

Thanks again for the experience! Hope to see you guys soon in another specialty course ;)

Comment #108 - Posted by: Maxime Martin at February 4, 2013 10:08 AM

Had a great time learning at Trident Crossfit! Thanks to the staff and Mike G. I'm excited about applying what I learned, improving my level of fitness and helping others do the same.

Comment #109 - Posted by: Gary Lakey at February 4, 2013 10:14 AM

Had a great time learning at Trident Crossfit! Thanks to the staff and Mike G. I'm excited about applying what I learned, improving my level of fitness and helping others do the same.

Comment #110 - Posted by: Gary Lakey at February 4, 2013 10:16 AM

Made up yesterday's "The Chief" this morning with a PR. Results posted there.

Comment #111 - Posted by: Kevin C. (M/53/5'11"/175) at February 4, 2013 10:44 AM

I was a participant at the LV1 Cert at North Shore Crossfit this past weekend. First of all, I need to give a big thank you to owners of that box for the use of their outstanding facility. Second, I'd like to say that the training staff teaching the course were not only some of the most impressive athletes I've ever seen, but some of the most motivated, knowledgeable and approachable people I've ever had the good fortune to meet. The level of enthusiasm and clarity upheld by these individuals throughout the entire weekend blew me away. I now have a renewed excitement to return to my box and use the wealth of information I gathered during this cert to enhance my own performance, and I'm even more excited to share it with the other members.

Comment #112 - Posted by: Will at February 4, 2013 10:52 AM

Thanks to Crossfit Mayhem for hosting and to the amazing crossfit staff. Can't wait to apply what I learned.

Comment #113 - Posted by: Chris at February 4, 2013 10:55 AM

I had an awesome time this weekend at Crossfit Trident. I gained so much knowledge these last two days. Can't wait to attend more seminars and get more knowledge. Keep up Te great work Crossfit Seminar staff.

Comment #114 - Posted by: Samnang Man at February 4, 2013 10:57 AM

I attended the oly seminar this weekend in granger Indiana. The coaches were great the box was awesome and the other participants made the experience complete. Love the community and the entire crossfit way of life. YAY BURPEES!!!

Comment #115 - Posted by: Joe at February 4, 2013 11:13 AM

Great cert at Crossfit Eado this weekend! Learned a lot from the Crossfit staff and can't wait to start helping others learn more about Crossfit.

Comment #116 - Posted by: Sara at February 4, 2013 11:28 AM

Trident Crossfit Cert was incredible! Each of the seminar staff were knowledgeable, fun, and awesome instructors. Thanks Chris S and Andrea for hosting us this past weekend.

Comment #117 - Posted by: Jennifer G. at February 4, 2013 12:16 PM

The Level 1 Certification at Trident CrossFit was amazing! Thanks so much to Coaches Mike G, Chriss, Andrea, Jenn, Sara and Gretchen and all of the staff! Amazing presentations, demonstrations and all around experience. This is the first step on a wild ride!

Comment #118 - Posted by: Chris Luka at February 4, 2013 12:21 PM

Made up yesterday's "The Chief" today. Results posted there. Stuck in filter though.
We are so close Kevin C.


Comment #119 - Posted by: power-girl at February 4, 2013 12:38 PM

Crossfit Brisbane, Thankyou staff, great venue, great trainers, so very professional and well organised, a real credit to Crossfit Inc. such a great learning experience. I can't wait to attend more classes. Pete B

Comment #120 - Posted by: Pete Barden at February 4, 2013 12:56 PM

Thanks for a great weekend CF Central London! Excellent seminar staff, Jami,Denise,Matty,Davs,Ramon,Simon..Hope to see you guys somewhere:)

Comment #121 - Posted by: Gizem V at February 4, 2013 1:17 PM

Crossfit Mayhem cert was great I loved it

Comment #122 - Posted by: Josh Page at February 4, 2013 2:09 PM

It was really an awesome weekend at CrossFit Parma. I had an incredible and magical CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course. The seminar staff was perfect, and they are absolutely great trainers. I have learned lots of things from them. I'd like to thank each of them, Karl Steadman,Federico Biasetti, Nolan Mooney, Steve Bradshaw-Haydock, Peter de Sury, Natalie Hudec, Jobst Olschewski. I hope to see you again in the future...

Comment #123 - Posted by: Bora Onen at February 4, 2013 2:49 PM

Had an "eyeopening" time at Level 1 Cert at Trident Crossfit! Mike G, Jenn, Sarah, Gretchen, Adrienne, Vadim, Chriss, and Andrea put together a great weekend!

Comment #124 - Posted by: Jason Smith at February 4, 2013 2:52 PM

CrossFitKids in Sydney with Erik, Jon and Keegan and CFX. Great seminar - can't wait to SHAPE lives through CFK implementation both professionally and with my own children. A lot of FUN and coffee. Met some great people for friends and networking in the future.

Comment #125 - Posted by: Dan McGavern at February 4, 2013 4:47 PM

Soy de puerto rico y fui a México para CF LEVEL1 y en verdad que fue una experiencia única a un nivel profesional magnifico realmente un excelente staff que pena que dure tan poco pq es tremenda experiencia además del nivel de aprendizaje tan alto estoy muy orgulloso y feliz de pertenecer a esta gran familia

Comment #126 - Posted by: fabian amaya at February 4, 2013 4:57 PM

CF trident Box is a top notch faciility for hosting Level1. I can honestly say i got something substantial from each staff member. "Knees back" , "push knees out", "chest out" are ringing in my head. As it should! I would recommend taking this course to any Crossfitter, even if you have no plans of coaching. Thanks guys!

Comment #127 - Posted by: michael s. from CAP and Reebok Fifth Avenue at February 4, 2013 5:39 PM

CrossFit Kids @ CrossFit FX
A big thank you to Erik, John, Keegan, The hosts CFX and all the other participants.
The information that was given in the last 2 days has left me feeling confident and looking forward to starting our CF kids sessions,

Tristan Nardella
CrossFit Ringwood

Comment #128 - Posted by: Tristan Nardella at February 4, 2013 6:14 PM

What an amazing weekend at Crossfit Mayhem!! I really feel like I stuck my mouth to a fire hydrant and tried to take a drink!! So much great info from an unbelieveable team!! Austin, Neal, Leah, Rich, Jason and Joe, thank you for loving what you do and being willing to share with us! Great faciliy and such gracious hosts! So thankful I had the opportunity to be a part of this weekend!! Learned so much!

Comment #129 - Posted by: Kristal Cohen at February 4, 2013 6:48 PM

Thank you to Trident Crossfit for hosting a great Cert. seminar and thanks Coaches Mike, Jenn, Chris, Sara, Gretchen, Adrienne, Vadim, Andrea for your instruction, teaching and coaching. A truly classy and professional staff.

Comment #130 - Posted by: Keith at February 4, 2013 7:05 PM

Day 280
Made up "The Chief" modified: subbed 45# 1-arm DB snatch, 3 reps/arm for 135# PCs.
Push-ups & squats as RX'd.
1) 5 rds + snatches
2) 4 rds + snatches
3) 4 rds + 2 snatches w/ea arm
4) 4 rds
5) 4 rds
45# DB heaviest at hotel.

Comment #131 - Posted by: fargingbastige at February 4, 2013 7:20 PM

I was so impressed with our level 1 staff at CrossFit Mayhem! Thanks to Rich, Neal, Jason, Austin, Leah, and Joe for investing into our lives and teaching us how to invest in others. Awesome job guys!

Comment #132 - Posted by: Courtney Norman at February 4, 2013 7:44 PM


Day off = 5mile run!

Comment #133 - Posted by: David P at February 4, 2013 7:46 PM

An amazing weekend at CrossFit Mayhem! We had the absolute best seminar staff! Thanks to Rich for hosting and Jason, Neal, Austin, Leah, and Joe for investing in us and teaching us how to invest in others. Can't wait to put into practice what I've learned!

Comment #134 - Posted by: Courtney at February 4, 2013 7:47 PM

This past weekend was Awesome! Everyone was fired up and ready to go from the very beginning!! The material and movements that were taught was very informational. It was my first time doing Crossfit and there couldn't have been better time or place to get introduce to an outstanding Crossfit community then this past weekend. Thanks to everyone for welcoming me, the Trident staff, the Crossfit Instructors and the Crossfit students for taken time out to show me little extra things that made the class more exciting.

Comment #135 - Posted by: Greggy at February 4, 2013 9:09 PM


Didn't want to miss a workout with my good friends so...

Complete in 20min:
3 deads @ 335 on the odd minutes
5 HSPU on the even minutes

Scaled to DB Press on the last two rounds of HSPU

Comment #136 - Posted by: JB at February 4, 2013 9:54 PM

I started Crossfit in 2008 and have waited more than 4 years for all the right things to come together to allow me to participate. I was able to attend the course at Crossfit Chicago and I must say that I was blown away by the patience and knowlege of the coaches as well as the facility itself. Rudy was an amazing host and I thank the seminar staff, Rudy, and the volunteers who made this long awaited weekend a success for me and the rest of the students! THANK YOU!

Comment #137 - Posted by: Tyler at February 5, 2013 4:15 AM

Level 1 at CrossFit North Shore was one of the best weekends of my life, I'm not kidding!! Just when I thought I couldn't fall any more in love with crossfit... to have a room of 75 people ALL cheering their teammates on at the tops of their lungs, and everybody counting down the last 9 pullups for the final brave finisher of Fran and everyone going buckwild when the last person finished--- I was COVERED in goosebumps and had to hide under my hoodie to pull myself together, what an emotional experience!! The level of positive energy in the room was so palpable! And I have to say, I had very high expectations of our workshop facilitators leading into this event, yet each one of them still exceeded my expectations exponentially. Aside from their very effective ways of communicating and explaining the course material, proper form and coaching techniques, each trainer had a sense of humility about them and they were all so down to earth and approachable. CrossFit really does breed a very special kind of person. The communal aspect of this sport is the secret sauce to its success - as my Level 1 coach Ben Bergeron said, the main keys to successful client relationships are Trust, and Make it Fun for them. He hit the nail on the head with that, and I can't wait to attend another one of his workshops. I look forward to continuing my crossfit journey throughout my life and helping others find their voice and strength to shine their own light more brightly through this amazing sport. Thank you guys so much for an amazing and unforgettably awesome weekend!! -Jo

Comment #138 - Posted by: Joanna Read Cotter at February 5, 2013 4:36 AM

Sydney CrossFit Kids,
Eirc, Jon & Keegan - are the best!
Another awesome experience with CrossFit!
Thank you.
Team 3 rocks!)

Comment #139 - Posted by: Val at February 5, 2013 5:56 AM

Had a great time over the weekend at trident crossfit. Thanks to all the coaches.

Comment #140 - Posted by: Riley Cummings at February 5, 2013 9:42 AM

Finally my computer is back on.

subbed rest day with:

heavy front squats 3 x 5
shoulder press 5 x 3
then "Chief"

me - front squats 185, 195, 210 (x6)
shoulder press 105, 115, 125, 135 (former 1rm), 140 x 1 - pr
"Chief" 5 rnds + 6 push ups, 5 + 1 clean, 5 + 2 cleans, 5 + 2 cleans, 5 + 1 clean

nephew - fr. squats 160, 170, 180 (x7)
shoulder press 95, 105, 115, 125 (former 1rm), 135pr, 140 x 1 - pr
"chief" 5 + 8 squats, 5 + 1 clean, 5 + 1 clean, 5 + 3 cleans, 5 + 3 cleans

3 WOD's to make up for tha rest day!

Comment #141 - Posted by: E B - m/40/6'/185, nephew - 25/5"10"/173 at February 5, 2013 7:10 PM

Great Level 1 certification at Crossfit Mayhem! Thank you Joe for the great training along with Jason, Austin, Leah, Rich, and Neal!

Comment #142 - Posted by: Marcus at February 6, 2013 8:10 AM

Great Level 1 certification at Crossfit Mayhem! Thank you Joe for the great training along with Jason, Austin, Leah, Rich, and Neal!

Comment #143 - Posted by: Marcus at February 6, 2013 8:12 AM

CFL1 at Trident in Alexandria, VA was awesome. Thanks to Mike G, Jenn, Chriss and the entire crew for a very well structured event. I look forward to programming my first wod with a Shake weight and a hula hoop ;D

Comment #144 - Posted by: Tammi at February 6, 2013 12:28 PM

Thank you to all of the Coaches at the level1 in Monrovia this past weekend!! It was an amazing experience! The more I learn and challenge myself with Crossfit, the more I love it!

Comment #145 - Posted by: Amy at February 7, 2013 1:12 AM

Trident Crossfit in Alexandria was a blast! Thank you to all the incredible trainers who made the weekend amazing!

Comment #146 - Posted by: Barbie at February 7, 2013 5:18 AM

Definitely the best course I've been to, awesome trainers who were funny as lol and the info that was gained , well all I can say is "wow" . Nothing like it is what I can say and being surrounded by like minded people, and thanks to Crossfit Brisbane for hosting, what an awesome set up guys

Comment #147 - Posted by: Dallas O at February 7, 2013 12:29 PM

ugh, trident. now i have a unicycle and have no idea why...

Comment #148 - Posted by: John at February 7, 2013 4:08 PM

CrossFit Kids at CFX was brilliant. I am but a novice and the support I found was HUGE! A massive BIG thank you to Eric, Jon an Keegan for a fantastic weekend full of information and motivation. Yeah team 3!! Big thanks to Koterra and Mick as well! See you for level 1 this weekend!

Comment #149 - Posted by: Christina leung at February 9, 2013 11:41 PM

A Huge Thank You to the Level 1 Cert. Training team at Crossfit Central London. The lectures were top notch and the experience was really great. I really appreciate Jami and his crew for putting their heart and soul into making us the Crossfitters we should be. Thanks again for a meaningful time.

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Comment #151 - Posted by: nike-airmax2014 at September 26, 2014 1:26 AM

Where are the pics from crossfit qdos, Manchester L1?

Awesome course and great trainers!

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