I’m not a tease, but I am going to tease you a bit here.
I’m back in the Motherland after my trip to Columbus for my Crossfit Level 1 weekend. The summary for the experience: a crash course in awesome. The price tag may have been hefty, but I think for anyone interested in becoming a coach, it should be viewed as an investment/professional development. That being said, for the average person who wants to be a bit more educated in Crossfit, also a totally perfect way to do it. I am not sure I’ve been this fired up after a seminar/workshop in a long long time–this put CanfitPro to shame.
The cert was at Rogue Fitness, which made it hard not to get lost wandering around picturing what you’d put in the gym of your dreams. There were about 65 of us — 15ish girls — and we had a group of awesome trainers. The Crossfit coaches had just gotten back from their OWN training stuff in San Diego, which meant there was an international representation. We had trainers from Europe, Canada (!), and the states…AWESOME! They were stand outs because they were so PASSIONATE. Everything they did, they did to the max. When they spoke, their eyes lit up. If you think I have a bunch of girl and boy crushes alike, you’re totally right.
The days were long — 9 to 5 — and filled with a shit ton of information, for lack of a better word. I don’t think I can summarize it in words. Seriously. I do think that there were some big things that I realized during the lectures, workouts, and demos that I’m going to try to reiterate later…
- Aiming to do the common uncommonly well (virtuosity).
- Aiming for fitness instead of wellness (above and beyond being OKAY).
- Seeing the purpose behind what you’re doing.
- Needing to put a bunch of different theories/pieces together to get a complete picture.
- Fitness being a compromise–giving up the idea of needing to be the best at any one thing in order to be awesome in all things.
A lot of this sounds a hell of a lot like Life By Design — purpose, aiming above and beyond, putting pieces together to get a result, etc. etc. — !
Now that I’m just getting into it, it’s time for me to wrap it up. Why? ‘Cuz I’m going to go Crossfit…
I’ll leave you with my eats. Be warned: there was gluten. There was chocolate. There was pure sugar.
One thing there wasn’t this weekend: guilt. I’m exactly where I need to be and I can only get better.
I got back to the good stuff as soon as I got home with eggs and bananas and kale and nut butter this morning…yum.
Have an awesome Monday!
How was your weekend?
What’s the best professional development thing you’ve ever done for yourself?