53. Q + A | with guests Austin Malleolo + Denise Thomas

In today’s episode we answer your questions. Fern sat down with special guests Austin Malleolo and Denise Thomas questions submitted by you, our listeners.

51. Todd Widman | Leadership has to be selfless and genuine

Todd Widman got hooked on CrossFit when he was a captain in the Marine Corps. As a flowmaster on CrossFit’s Seminar Staff, he says he finds his job highly rewarding. Likewise, he encourages everyone in the community to give coaching a try before shouldering the responsibility of owning an affiliate.

49. Mistakes we’ve Made

Together Fern and Ackerman have owned seven gyms, coached tens of thousands of members, and have been hitting CrossFit workouts for over 25 years. To say they have made a few mistakes would be a significant understatement…they’ve f*cked up dozens and dozens of times. However, they have learned from all of these mistakes and you can too. In today’s episode we discuss our top mistakes and what we learned from them.

47. Brian Chontosh | Becoming a leader

Brian Chontosh is a retired Marine officer who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions in Iraq. Tosh is also one hell of a coach. Brian is a L4 CrossFit coach and part of the CrossFit seminar staff. Listen in as he talks about leadership, challenging yourself, and improving your mindset.

46. Preparing for your L2 Seminar

Whether you are getting ready to take your L2, already have, or never will, this episode will make you a better coach. Fern and Ackerman discuss the six criteria for being an effective coach and give actionable steps to improve in all areas.

43. Preventing Burn Out

You love CrossFit, whether you just hit the classes, coach at your box, or are an owner, we do it because it's fun and exciting.  But what happens when you start to feel burned out?  Is it preventable?  How can you handle it?  Is there any coming back?  Good news, you're not alone, many of the best athletes and coaches…