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If you want to be a stronger soldier and leader, you need a trusted voice in continuing education. The CrossFit methodology and the results it confers speak for themselves. We understand fitness and the unique needs of Army soldiers. This is why we are now offering select courses to eligible soldiers through Army Credentialing Assistance.

CrossFit courses can help you:

  • Begin a new and rewarding career as a CrossFit trainer
  • Open a CrossFit affiliate in your community
  • Transform your fitness and nutrition to become happier, healthier, and stronger
  • Perform better on the Army Combat Fitness Test


Marcus McClain (CF-L3), once a Master Sergeant now a CrossFit seminar staff coach, describes his journey from the Army to a career in coaching.

Here’s the path to becoming a CrossFit trainer:

Begin here …

CrossFit Level 1 Two-Day Certificate Course

Improve as a soldier and leader, enhance your fitness and nutrition knowledge, and elevate the fitness of your unit at the in-person Level 1 Certificate Course. Since 2008, over 300,000 people have experienced the life-changing magic of this course. Whether your goal is to open a CrossFit affiliate, become a coach, or pass the Army Combat Fitness Test, this course (or the Online Level 1) is your starting point. 

… or here

Online CrossFit Level 1 Course

Ideal for soldiers who are away on deployment, the Online Level 1 Course includes a self-paced course followed by a live webinar where you can engage in Q&A and receive coaching and feedback from CrossFit’s top trainers. This course is a convenient option for those who don’t want to take leave or pay for travel.



Every CrossFit coach begins at the Level 1 Course, available in person or online!

Be a strong leader

CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Course

Advance your coaching, leadership, and public speaking skills while receiving one-on-one feedback and training from the best CrossFit coaches in the world at the Level 2 Course.

Click here to see course prerequisites.


The Level 2 is for CrossFit coaches who are serious about delivering world-class coaching.

Become an expert

Certified CrossFit Trainer

The Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) credential is for experienced trainers who want to demonstrate a higher level of CrossFit coaching knowledge and become a subject-matter expert. 

Click here to see course prerequisites. 

Never stop learning

Online Training Courses

Want to improve your coaching skills? Choose from three online courses: Nutrition 1, Lesson Planning, Scaling, and Spot the Flaw. Each course will deepen your understanding of how to plan and coach an effective group training class. Similar to attending a specialty school, these courses will set you apart and increase your expertise in a range of topics. 

Private seminars

Are you a unit commander looking to host a private Level 1 for your soldiers? We can help make that happen! Contact us today at to start improving the fitness of your unit!

The Department of Defense and the Department of the Army are neither affiliated with nor endorse the services of CrossFit, LLC.


    Make a plan to transition out of the Army and back to civilian life. Start a new career as a CrossFit coach or affiliate owner.


    Improve the skills you need to master as a soldier — leadership, public speaking, and discipline. Our courses will build your confidence to lead others.


    Improve your physical fitness and share your knowledge with others. Our extensive course offerings will help you learn more about a wide range of fitness and nutrition topics.


Do you struggle with:

  • Trying to make a plan for your life after you transition out of the Army?
  • Leading your unit and improving the fitness level of your soldiers?
  • Your fitness and ability to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test?

How it works:

  • Step 1: Request a quote
    • Submit your contact information to request a quote.
  • Step 2: Choose a course
    • Select your course and our team will guide you through the request process.
  • Step 3: Enjoy your course
    • Attend your course and be on your way to achieving your goals!

How CrossFit helps

“A lot of people go into the Army to try to do something that’s essentially bigger than themselves or something that’s outside of the normal career path of sitting in an office. … the L1 allows you to start a career path that’s bigger than yourself.”

—Michael Moh, former EOD officer (CF-L3)


  • Yes, currently the Army is the only branch of service that’s eligible to use this benefit.

  • Army IgnitED is available to enlisted, warrant officers, and officers.

  • You do not have to be a member of a CrossFit gym or have CrossFit experience to take this course, and it’s not just for CrossFit coaches or athletes.

  • After earning your CrossFit Level 1 Certificate you will be qualified to coach CrossFit classes at a CrossFit affiliate or own a CrossFit gym. It’s also great preparation for personal trainers, teachers, and coaches.