Why do you need a coach? You could CrossFit on your own, following either our workouts, or the mainsite. Perhaps the question would be better phrased, why DON’T you need a coach? Even professional athletes have coaches. Why?
Equipment poses a bit of a problem unless you have invested in the necessary equipment. Matt Hall wrote an excellent article on what gear you need for a home gym, based on 18 months of CrossFit mainsite workouts.
The top 10 most needed gear based on frequency of use and cost is:
- A place to run (Free)
- Bar ($192)
- Jumprope ($20)
- Abmat ($35)
- Pull-up Bar ($152)
- Rings ($80)
- Squat Stand ($258)
- Weights ($640)
- 20# Medicine Ball ($20 homemade/$109 purchased)
- 20″/24″ Plyo Box ($109)
Let’s assume you buy all of that– total cost is $1595. Can you do it? Yes. We encourage it. You should have enough basic gear at home to get in a workout on days you can’t make it to CrossFit Mt Olympus. I have a travel kit: rings, abmat, mobility band, and my running shoes. I can get a great workout anywhere.
Why then do you come to CrossFit Mt Olympus if you could do this at home?
There are two reasons: great coaching and great community. Our community stands together. I get a thrill every time everyone comes together to cheer on an athlete struggling to complete a workout. I love the mutual respect and comaraderie.
Allow me to brag about our coaches. We have the most diverse group of coaches, all of whom strive to make your lives better. Even professional athletes have coaches. I believe our coaches at CrossFit Mt Olympus are the best, anywhere.
Just try and beat him. Nate may be the most gifted athlete I have ever met, yet he would rather coach you than show off his own impressive abilities. Nate has been with CrossFit Mt Olympus from the original days when we worked out in a backyard. Nate is our head coach and has certifications in CrossFit, Coaches Prep, and Olympic Lifting
Brandon leads our Endurance program, and brings a high level of competition as a National Champion ballroom dancer. He repeatedly comments that he could have done even better as a dancer if he discovered CrossFit earlier in life.
Brandon became a believer in CrossFit when he hurt himself training for a triathlon and became faster with no running, following the CrossFit regimen. If you need help with triathlon or running training, Brandon is your man. Brandon is certified in CrossFit, Mobility and Flexibility, and Endurance.
Jenna brings a wealth of gymnastics coaching experience. You really need to work with Jenna on your handstands and other gymnastic movements. CrossFit’s core is gymnastics and improved capacity in gymnastic movements will improve your overall capacity rapidly. Jenna has a unique gift to coach you through these movements.
Andy proves you can be strong and smart! He is a big guy, but moves like someone half his size. He is also brilliant, having earned a PhD in Biochemistry. When we have questions about anything we take into our body, we defer to Andy. Are you taking something you would like more info on? Ask Dr Andy. In addition to Andy’s advanced degrees, he holds a CrossFit certification.
Holly brings a lot of fire CrossFit Mt Olympus! She understands the challenge of getting fit after having two beautiful children, and will push you beyond what you thought possible. She is a warrior poet and you will definitely benefit from training with Holly. Holly is CrossFit certified and is developing a Mom’s program for expecting and recent mothers.
Workout of the Day
500 meter Row
400 meter Run
15 Burpee Box Jumps
100 meter Carry (~100 pounds)