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September 25, 2018

Three Exercises to Screen Coaching Candidates For Good Potential

Want to assess if a candidate or intern for a coaching position has what it takes to become a contributing member of your staff and your gym? At Roots, we…
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Box Development
September 12, 2018

Why Your Coaches Should Know Every Name

Remember the show Cheers? I only remember it vaguely as my parents used to watch it back in the 80s. The show’s theme song had a line in it, “You…
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Box Development
August 9, 2018

Why Your Coaching Staff Should Do Your Gym’s Programming

If you want your athletes to trust and do your gym's programming, your first step is to have your coaches do it too. The shared suffering we have come to…
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Box Development
June 6, 2018

Why Your Coaches Should Post Their Scores

Just the other day we did a workout at CrossFit Roots that involved toes-to-bar and overhead squats. I coached the workout in the AM and then took group class later…
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Box Development
June 1, 2018

Why Your Coaches Should Take Group Class

I’ll cut straight to the point on this post - your coaches should take group classes. By doing so, your coaches support a healthy gym culture that is built on…
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Box Development
May 17, 2018

Moms in Training: Scaling Tips During Pregnancy & Postpartum

While going through my own pregnancy and postpartum journey, I quickly realized how much information was out there around fitness for expecting and new moms. After furthering my education and…
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Box Development
April 3, 2018

Four Easy Ways Your Staff Can Lead by Example

Whether your staff likes or believes it, the athletes at your gym look to them for guidance and an example of how they should carry themselves inside and outside the…
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Box Development
March 25, 2018

What Should Athletes Record in the Notes Section?

As coaches we want our athletes to log their scores, but really we want them to do so much more than that! In this blog post, we’ll cover four questions…
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Box DevelopmentThe Open
January 29, 2018

What to do Between Now and the Start of The Open

So you’re going to run The Open at your affiliate, and you’re getting folks to sign-up, now it’s time for the back office to start planning! In the third installment…
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Box DevelopmentThe Open
January 10, 2018

7 Things You Can Do to Get People to Sign-up for The Open

So you’re going to run The Open at your gym. The first thing you need - sign-ups! In this post, we'll describe an approach to encourage athlete sign-ups as well…
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Box DevelopmentThe Open
January 2, 2018

Why and How to Run the CrossFit Open at Your Gym

As many of you are coming off a bit of holiday downtime, I want to take this time to remind you...The Open is coming (cue Game of Thrones music). That’s…
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Box Development
November 28, 2017

Skill Work in the Structure of Group Class

In 2012 I was hired to coach a swim team of 300 kids. Over the course of 3.5 hours, we’d run kids 5-18 through 6 different practices. While structuring the…
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Box Development
November 1, 2017

What to Do (and Not Do) During the Workout

Over the past few posts on An Effective Class Structure, we’ve dropped information on how to create an awesome affiliate experience through the hour group class. We’ve covered the whiteboard,…
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Box Development
September 22, 2017

Consistent Women’s Weights

Imagine it’s a warm Sunday afternoon, and I came over to your house to watch a baseball game. Midway into the first inning, the Rockies make two outs, and I…
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Box Development
September 6, 2017

The Specific Warm-up: Adding Quality Reps to the Lifetime Rep Bank

A few weeks ago we launched a blog series on the Importance of a Consistent Class Framework. Over the past few weeks, we’ve dropped posts on each component of a…
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Box Development
August 17, 2017

The General Warm-up: More Than a Placeholder

In our third installment of the class framework series, we dissect the general warm-up component of a group class. Here are the links to the previous two posts on The…
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