If you have a look around, you’ll notice different types of athletes, as well as different types of coaches. You can actually meet them at every box. And if you’re a little bit smart, you’ll recognize the type, the way they work and the benefits they can offer.
Let’s have a look at the different types of coaches I have met during my Crossfit years:
1. The Beautiful Dandy: shirts off, all out effort in WODs, high energy
How he starts the class: “Good morning, I am here, already smashed the WOD you’ll do today. Well, for me it was easy! I did it fast, it took me two minutes, but I could do it better. I just didn’t try hard, don’t want to go all out now. I am doing the strength phase currently, a WOD is not a good idea right now”, coach Dandy says when he finally covers his 6-pack and puts his box t-shirt back on.
Maybe sounds a little bit familiar? This is the type of coach who is clearly focused on himself, and on what and how he does things. Also, he loves Crossfit gear, always dresses in style, and his body, well it’s striving for perfection. He’s the image that screams: “you can push harder and that hard works pays off.”
My tip: enjoy the view, let him be seen and do your best. If you’re lucky, he will be very motivated for coaching as well, will be more creative and will put maximum effort into teaching you new stuff.
- Great-CrossFit-coach: Chris Hinshaw / Tia-Clair Toomey