Boot Camp or CrossFit?

Recently, I had a new athlete join CrossFit FerVor here in Mansfield, Texas.  She had been “staying in shape” by attending the four week boot camps that I see advertised in the area, you know the ones.  Seems like they have a good business going.  Classes are regularly booked and they seem to keep people coming back.

No equipment, no facility, no investment on their part.

I hear from folks who believe Continue reading

Discomfort, is it a bad thing?

As athletes at CrossFit FerVor can attest, you will experience some discomfort when you get involved with CrossFit.  Initially as your body adapts to the rigors of constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity muscle soreness, lactate build up can be nearly crippling.  As in, “I need a spotter to help me off the toilet” kind of soreness.  But after a short period (generally a week or two) this type of discomfort passes.  The next level Continue reading

Where to Spend and Where to save….

When you are building a new training facility like CrossFit Fervor here in Mansfield, opportunities abound to spend money.  As a person who loves doing CrossFit and engaging in high intensity functional movement there are always more things you want or need to have.  Having had the benefit of training in numerous CrossFit boxes around the globe I have gained some insight Continue reading

Intensity and the new client part deux

In giving additional consideration to the situation that generated part one of this post.  I questioned myself (I know sounds a bit odd but hey if you are starting a box you get a fair amount of alone time) about my goals and objectives.

Honestly that part has been clear a long time.  My personal mission Continue reading

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.