Podcast

116. The Snatch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xQp2sldyts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL8SMp7RdXQ In today's episode two of the best break down the Snatch.  Todd and Fern discuss the points of performance, progressions, common faults, cues they have used, and much more. They also dive into the importance of the movement and how everyone can and should be doing it, even if it’s just with a PVC pipe. This is something…

115. Denise Thomas | Part II

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3vN-TkJhc8/ On today episode Fern chats with his long-time friend and the only guest to be on 3 times the one the only Denise Thomas. Last time we lost 19 mins of her interviews, we made sure it didn’t happen this time. Along with Denise is answering your question!  They dive into the idea of mastery and what that really…

114. Matt Miller | CrossFit and Mental Health

In this episode Fern and Matt Miller discuss what the mental health field has to offer coaches and box owners.  As Affiliate begins to broaden our outreach to try to work with the "underserved" populations it is important for coaches to be able to meet those clients wherever they are in that journey.  How we speak to people and the…

112. Jeremy Augusta | Barbell Jobs

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4N4b6WgbMR/ On today episode Fern sits down with Jeremy Augusta,  Barbell Jobs creator. Jeremy saw that there was no means for coaches to network and look for work in the CrossFit/micro gym space. They discuss job hunting, gym purchases, resumes and what coaches should be doing to make themselves more desirable on paper when looking for job opportunities. Also what…

110. Cassidy Ballensky | From Intern to Staff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZtSOvrKqNo https://www.instagram.com/p/B3UeMguhy8L/ Hey listeners! Today you are in for a treat Fern is sitting down with his GM at Crossfit RIF, Cassidy Ballensky. Cassiday wears a lot of hat form programming today to cleaning duties, athlete management and everything in between. He’s a level 3 and is also on seminar staff. Like I said he wears a lot of hat…

109. Brandon Price | Ashburn CrossFit

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4A5BJLh6jx/ Hey listeners! Today episode host Fern chats with Brandon Price they met on Brandon’s level one back in 2017. Then about two years go Brandon com to Fern asking for help with Coaching development. Brandon was working within Sports management when he found the Fitness on Earth on Netflix, went to his local affiliate. Once he decided he wanted…

107. CrossFit Doesn’t Owe You Sh*t

Hey Listener! It's that time of the week again your host sit down and go though problem or issue that is facing the Crossfit community and you might be able to guess it's all about the perception that Crossfit Hq should be doing more directly for the affiliate. This topic has come up multiple times on past episode. More recently…

105. The 50 Back Squat Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5N4ROhhq8E It's finally here! The time for talking trash is over.  Fern, Ackerman, and Todd are at the CrossFit Trainer Summit and Ackerman is about to attempt to hit 50 Back Squats at 185lbs.  Will he be able to or will he get crushed under the bar?  We have many special guests popping in with their thoughts, opinions, and of…

103. Meagan Burns | Per Ignem CrossFit

On today episode Fern sits down with Meagan Burns. Meagan is pretty cool she’s one of the youngest females to have made it on to seminar staff at just 21, she now on her 8th year of being part of staff. Her Crossfit journey all start when she got a job at the front desk of a Crossfit box, after a few months of being that working out Meagan’s says she feel in love with it all; not coming from a fitness background in her youth. Meagan has a long list of Credentials, CrossFit Level 3 – Certified CrossFit Trainer, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Goal Setting, and CrossFit Aerobic Capacity. Recently Meagan started coaching at Crossfit Per Ignem which is as amazing. Meagan is a cool person and an amazing coach.

102. Maggie Tincher | CrossFit Reston

In today episode Fern chats with Maggie Tincher. Maggie is a long-time member of Semair Staff, a level 4 Coach, former firefighter and owns two Affiliates: CrossFit Fairfax and CrossFit Reston. She’s been running an affiliate for 13 years plus, that incredible. This a just a shortlist of Maggie’s accomplishments. She’s also been mentoring Fern. See even host need mentoring and help! – This is a great episode for anyone who wants to be a long-time coach and whats to have affiliate open for 13 years. Honestly, she really is the boss lady. Maggie. is really that much of a badass.