Mel completes CrossFit Level 1 Training

Congratulations to Melissa who completed her CrossFit Level 1 Training this past weekend.  After doing CrossFit for years now Melissa Swain (aka Mel) took on the challenge of completing her Level One certification.

Celebrating new CF Level 1 achievment

Coach Mel celebrating CrossFit Level 1

She was excited to be able to gain new insights and skills at developing and correcting movement in athletes.  This makes her officially capable of training others here at CrossFit FerVor in Mansfield Texas!

There will still be a learning curve as she continues to improve her skill as a trainer, but as a result of the training she has been exposed to here as well Continue reading

CrossFit FerVor New Home

It is official CrossFit FerVor has been approved by the city of Mansfield to occupy the facility located at 1315 FM1187 Suite 106!  The New box is at the Corner of Debbie Lane (FM1187) and N. Main Street (business 287).  Easy to get to and would be worth it if it weren’t easy!!!

We will be putting final touches on over the next few weeks, but we are officially training out of the new box now!  If you are interested in the Safest, Fastest way to reach your goals sign up for a free session NOW!

With a quickly expanding group of the coolest people in the area, not only will you get the best training that money can buy but you can actually enjoy it!

Do it Now!


Chalk line for the wall balls

Where are your Standards?

We all have standards that we apply all the time.  Most are tacit and usually the standard itself is not explicitly discussed just situations or performance versus the standard.  He is a lousy driver, she is a great kisser, are examples of comparisons to a tacit standard.  However, when we train athletes (or any other persons or professions) we have to be very clear of the expected standards so that when we have an area that deviates from the standard we can mutually agree to where we fell short (i.e. the movement, repetition, or performance) has not met an agreed to standard and we can provide specific meaningful feedback that will enable improved performance in the future.

In CrossFit in general and at CrossFit FerVor, in Mansfield, Texas, we understand the importance of setting, communicating and maintaining clear, specific standards to ensure that we deliver on our promise of the Safest, most Efficient and Effective training possible.

If we allow others (athletes, employees, children) to consistently fail to meet the standard we are by default setting a new lower standard.  This is not acceptable. I expect that this commitment to high standards carries over in other areas of life for the members of CrossFit FerVor.  That what they will accept from themselves, others and life in general must meet their high standards.

Ensure that your standards and expectations are known, clearly understood by all the affected persons and ensure that you provide feedback when there is a discrepancy between the standard and the results.


Finally, Move in Day!

We got the word that the approval was in from the city and we could start moving all our stuff in the new CrossFit FerVor box at Suite 106 of 1315 FM1187.  It is so nice to have all this room to train.  Officially, sent notes out to cancel the Workout Of the Day (WOD) for today but several FerVor tribe members were itching to get in Continue reading

Do what you love and never work again…

We’ve heard this saying before.  Unfortunately, few of us realize it and the fact is it probably is slightly less than true.  The concept is that if you can find a way to make a living doing the things you love it just isn’t work, that is true.  However, most things still have aspects that you feel less than love for.  At CrossFit Fervor, I love coaching people, helping people grow and accomplish things that they didn’t think possible.  I really love it. When one of my athletes accomplishes a goal I am as excited as they are.  When one of the Fervor Clan gets her first pull up or another sets a new PR on his Double Unders, or achieves a range of motion that he had never been able to before, I am am pumped!  I really live for those moments.  I get juiced, energized and that is not work for me it gives me more energy than it takes.  However, Continue reading