The beginnings of an elite-level CrossFit athlete that makes it onto the competition floor at the CrossFit games sounds an awful lot like how CrossFit starts for many of us. But competitors like Colleen McQuaid have a different kind of spark, a more powerful engine and a dedication that separates them from the pack. Fresh off her impressive debut at the 2018 CrossFit Games in the Masters Women 35-39 age group competition, I speak with Colleen about how she got hooked on the sport, how her...
Why would you want to become a CrossFit Coach? What are the benefits of being a coach? Host Jean St-Amand shares his top 10 (err 11) list for why he loves bring a CrossFit coach - from starting athletes on their fitness journey to leveraging the learning that comes with coaching to becoming a better athlete himself. He even throws in a bonus mobility drill you can try!
I chat with Mark Bellefleur, of CrossFit YQM. Not only is Mark an experienced Crossfit coach, he is also a partner in his own affiliate, CrossFit YQM in Moncton New Brunswick and he is the organizer of, the D-town Throwdown, a very successful and wildly fun team competition hosted at YQM entering its sixth year with the event coming up in August. We chat about what its like to put on an event, what some of the challenges are, and talk about how he has crafted D-town into a success.
I chat with renowned facial cosmetic surgeon and skin care CEO, Dr. Stanley Jacobs about longevity, his long-time dedication to fitness and its impact on his abilities as a surgeon, husband and father to two active boys. Stan is joined on the podcast by his trainer Ryan Parker, an accomplished CrossFit Level 2 Trainer at CrossFit North Gate in Santa Rosa California.
I chat with Amanda Parker and Gareth Stephenson, two masters athletes from Osprey Athletics that have experienced the addictive high of early success in turning their fitness around with CrossFit and a healthy mindset about the rewards of hard work.