From the owners of CFNYC:
A tremendous amount of our success depends on the quality of our coaching. That’s why we work hard to put the best possible instructors in front of our classes.
But there’s another aspect of coaching that’s equally critical: peer coaching, where experienced and knowledgeable Black Box’ers support and assist each other and our newer members. To formally recognize the help that until now has been freely given by nearly all of our experienced members, we are offering a reduced membership rate to anyone who has completed a CrossFit Level-1 Certification.
Effective March 1, 2011, Level-1 certified members will be eligible to pay the “coaches’ rate,” set at one-half the normal membership rate. (As of March 2011, that’s $99 per month, compared to $199 per month.)
The reduced coaches’ rate will apply to graduates of a CrossFit Level 1 certification who are willing to help out and/or serve as mentors.There will be no formal time requirement, only a willingness to provide guidance. The rate will apply as long as you are a member, and will remain at one-half the prevailing normal membership rate.
For those who are considering an upcoming Level 1 Cert, and are slow with math, that means the money saved during a year of membership at CrossFit NYC more than recoups the cost of the cert. We’re serious enough about supporting our members’ ongoing growth as athletes and coaches that we’re putting our money where our mouths are.
–Court, Hari, & Josh
Three rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
75 pound Squat snatch, 15 reps
9 Handstand push-ups
Post time to comments.
Coach Josh & Coach Allison on Nightline in re: the paleo diet/training/lifestyle! (video)
How to NOT get hurt doing crossfit
Fear is my homegirl
Healthy homemade fudge / Bacon-wrapped bananas with apricot glaze
“The barbell doesn’t know which sex is trying to lift it. Good form will be rewarded and sloppy technique will be penalized in a democratic fashion.”
Paleolilith tries to cheat on Mr. Paleo Diet but can’t…
1) Which is harder, passing the bar or successfully completing a heavy snatch? Catching a heavy snatch is definitely more difficult. The bar exam itself isn’t that hard. I think the fear and anxiety associated with failing is what’s difficult for most people. Fortunately, I don’t really get stressed out when taking tests, so passing was just a matter of putting in the requisite amount of effort – which was pretty minimal. Snatching, on the other hand, requires serious amounts of physical and mental effort. It’s just not one of those lifts that you can grind through. You have to be methodical, yet explosive. I think the challenge is why I find it so attractive.
2) What are your current 1RMs on the C&J and the snatch? Snatch – 80kg. I’d like to be close to 90kg for March. Clean & Jerk – 99kg. I’d like to be at about 110kg for March. Writing this reminds me that I haven’t actually maxed out in a while. I guess it’s time for some new PRs this weekend.
3) How is Oly like law school? Efficiency. To be good at either of those, you have to be really efficient (not that I’m particularly skilled at either). Also, Mike Mishik sucks at both.