Monday, October 18, 2010

Opportunity knocks...

Recently, I was given the opportunity to participate in CrossFit Central's Coaches mentoring program where I'll learn what it takes to be a great coach and leader by the folks who know it best. I knew I had to jump at the chance...and here I am in my 5th week with CFC's Relentless Bootcamp.

As you may expect, I am absolutely loving it! It's been great to see the nuts and bolts of such a successful operation, and get an insider's look at what coaching is really about. I've been doing a lot of listening, watching, and note-taking during class, and reading outside of class. I feel like a sponge soaking up as much as I can! I believe the best way to learn something is to emmerse yourself in it and, I've taken the plunge! Here's just a taste of what I've been up to:

The first 2 weeks of shadowing were spent with with Coach Megan at Deep Eddy for T/TH 5:30 & 6:30 AM bootcamps. Both classes are full of rockstars; several of whom have been featured as Success Stories at Central. A few of whom I know quite well! It was awesome to see Megan and the bootcampers in action. They have so much energy for being up before the sun.

The last 2 weeks I was with Coach Heather at LCRA bootcamp M/W/Th 6:30 PM. This is the bootcamp that started it all for me (when I first met Coach Zach and began my journey into CrossFit over 3 years ago). I was able to program a few workouts and lead the group in the warmups in addition to correcting form and motivating the clients during the workout. 

LCRA 6:30 pm Bootcampers kickin' butt!
This week, I'll be moving into assisting Megan with the T/TH 5:30 AM Deep Eddy and M/W 6:15 PM Little Stacy park classes. I'll get to take on more of an active role with coaching for the next few weeks. Should be a lot of fun and of course, hard work. Bring it on!

I'm grateful for everything I've learned so far and for the opportunity to push myself in a new direction. I can't wait to see where it goes from here...

On a related note, I'm getting my CrossFit Level 1 Certification on Dec 4-5 at Alamo CrossFit, in San Antonio, TX. I'm super-duper excited!!  


  1. Jess,

    That's awesome. You'd make a great coach, my friend. You certainly have the charisma. Keep developing the skills!


  2. Thanks, Web! I'm loving it so far. :)