I'm not going to get into how I cannot afford to join a box. I'm not going to talk about how my schedule doesn't really line up with those of the boxes that are in my area....
I have beaten that drum harder than Tommy Lee and no I'm not talking about the Pamela Anderson drum....
The list below comes from people I
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CrossFit Mayhem - The Two Time CrossFit Games Champion. Is there anything that a person couldn't learn from him? I doubt it! I would love to be coached by him for the simple reason that he never seems to be satisfied in his training. If a Two Time Champion is never satisfied in his own training, think about how he would push others to be better. I will be buying his book when it is released.
Reebok Crossfit One - From watching Reebok Crossfit videos I found Spencer and started watching his powerlifting and Olympic lifting techniques. Doing WOD's by myself in the garage its hard to learn how to do a lot of the lifts without hurting myself. His videos have helped me by breaking down the movements.
Crossfit Verve, CO. - I follow this awesome specimen of man on Twitter. Coming in second in the 2012 CrossFit Games and in my opinion looking like a mix of Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg got my attention. Watching his YouTube videos covering Knees To Elbows and Box Jumps are a must if I am including those in a WOD when I get home.
Again Faster Equipment - What do you get when you have a website that offers you the best in CrossFit equipment and also has training videos? You get Jon (CEO) and his website that gives you everything in one package. Having him train me....Yeah. Who wouldn't work harder for a person that runs a company called *AGAIN FASTER*
CrossFit East Decatur, GA. - Another one that I have followed on Twitter and the website is a regular stop for me. Shana the Blue Haired Unicorn has such a great story. To be coached by her would be awesome. From reading and studying I think being coached by Shana would either make me a fierce competitor or I would be walking home all the way to West Ga.
CrossFit Atlanta, GA. - This husband wife team is awesome. I first met them at the CrossFit Level 1 Course in Atlanta and they both are above and beyond awesome. The way people listened to Mike and focused on him had me wanting to do what he does. And Bethanie had that soft delivery that would fool you cause she could also jump start a battery with her training cues. I have emailed them since the course and always offer great advice.
Crossfit Lodi - Since the first time I posted a video on twitter of me doing a WOD and Andrew weighed in on how to fix some mistakes he has been someone I look to for CrossFit advice and instruction. He is always tweeting about his PR's and calling people out for having excuses. I think I am a walking excuse, so that would end under his eye.
Fletcher Fitness / Mentality WOD - Ok. I read Dawns stuff just about daily and if I miss it, I go back and catch up. Having Dawn as a Coach makes me think of being in the Marines. I think she would totally break you down mentally and then build you back up with nothing but positive influence and then when you think you are getting there....She breaks you again to start over making you that much tougher. I think I would have nightmares about Dawn being in my head all the time. That's kick ass.
Reebok CrossFit One - James was a speaker and instructor at my Level 1 Course. As soon as this dude spoke I was into it. I have not heard a ton of people speak in person about CrossFit but damn, James has a passion that roped me in. I could listen to him all day every day. It would be a dream to be coached by him.
CrossFit Cedar Park, TX. - When I first looked up CrossFit years ago, I came across their site and saw a write up by Nikki. I left a comment and got some great advice. Years later I came across her again and it all clicked. Nikki has been the most helpful with all kinds of learning cues in my journey in CrossFit. She has taken the time to send me personal emails and helpful words that have made it easier to fall in love with CrossFit. When we go see my parents in Tx, I always wish Cedar Park wasn't two hours away so I could get the chance to train with Nikki.
So there you are. My TOP 10 and the reasons they are on my list of CrossFit Coaching Crushes. Follow them, learn from them. If I can learn from them you can too. If you are lucky enough to be able to work with them, well I am jealous.
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