Ask Smashby: 2/12/12

Posted: February 13, 2012 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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Will Lind, one of our athletes at CF Lakewood asked me a question a while back, so here’s my reply!

He’s basically asking how I think the huge popularity spike CrossFit is experiencing will impact the quantity, and more importantly QUALITY, of people out there who are able to call themselves “Certified CrossFit Coaches”. For only $1,000, a 2-day course, and passing a quick exam, anyone out there can be certified.

In the video, which features a bit of the classic “Smashby Rambling” (lay off, it’s been a while since I’ve done a video like this!), I take a few different angles to the question.

At the end of the day, though, my stance remains the same:
The good gyms/trainers/”families” will generally stay strong and get stronger. The bad will always probably stay bad and eventually go out of business. My advice to athletes is to find a program and a gym that fills you with confidence, not only in the programming (am I getting strongers, faster, healthier, and having FUN) but also in the trainers there (do you trust them with your health and safety) and embrace it! If you are missing either one of those, find a place where you have it. There are some incredible gyms out there, and you deserve to be at one of them!

More questions welcome, as always!

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