It takes more than just a Level 1 Certificate to run a successful CrossFit affiliate. In this series, learn about the various ways affiliate owners and trainers evolve and plan as they work to lead the fitness industry.

In Part 7, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd discusses the importance of healthy relationships among affiliate owners and coaches with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and Cherie Chan, Nicole Christensen of CrossFit Roots, and David Tittle of CrossFit Low Oxygen.

Christensen gathers her coaches twice a month—once for a more formal meeting to keep everyone on the same page and once for what she calls “coach’s development.” During development sessions, her team attends an outing together or delves deeper into a recent issue in the gym.

Oldroyd quotes CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman, saying that investing in your coaches and strengthening those bonds is “a uniquely attractive opportunity.”

Video by Mike Koslap.

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Additional reading: “Where Students Become Coaches” by Emily Beers, published June 11, 2015.

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