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Old 09-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
Nick Hudson
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Level 1 Cert

I've been going to a box for sometime, and am not impressed with the way the classes are 20+ members to 1 instructor. This being said would anyone recommend/not recommend taking a Level 1 Cert course to become more familiar with the basics or is a major amount of experience needed? Thanks for any input in advance.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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Re: Level 1 Cert

The level one will give you some key points for the basic CF movements. But I think if you want more proficiency and no desire to teach/coach, you could spend your $1000 better either by getting some local coaching that will directly attack your weaknesses OR find a box that doesn't have such a high student to coach ration.

The level one is a great intro course and I really enjoyed mine, but I think you'd get more out of it when you have a little more experience. Once again, if you know you want to coach, then doing it now won't hurt. If a cert was only $200, then I'd say go for it.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Re: Level 1 Cert

Awesome, thank you for the input Robert. I appreciate it.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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Agree with Robert. An L1 cert is a prerequisite for coaching at a CF gym, but there are better ways to spend your $1000 if what you need is individual coaching attention.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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Re: Level 1 Cert

Having done a Level One and being a full time CrossFit coach, I would have to agree that the Level one is more suitable to people who want to familiarize themselves with the methodology of CrossFit and how its put together in terms of coaching others. If you are looking to learn technique then either do a specialty course from CrossFit in Oly lifting or powerlifting or take some pt sessions with your CrossFit coach or from a local lifting club.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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Alright I appreciate the input.
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