Varied Not Random #6: The Role of the Coach

Episode 6 of the Varied Not Random podcast is available now!

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A Coach is one of the most impactful and important people for the members of your gym. The conduct of the coach will directly shape the athlete’s experience as well as the culture you create in your community. Adrian and Pat discuss the role of the coach in both the short and long term sense. Real questions and topics from the community are also addressed in this episode.

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About the Podcast

Hosted by Pat Sherwood & Adrian Bozman, each episode is packed with insightful & actionable information aimed at people passionate about CrossFit, health & fitness, as well as general strength & conditioning. If you are an athlete, coach, gym owner or simply enjoy improving yourself & those around you through fitness, you’ve come to the right place.

About Pat

Pat Sherwood has held credentials up to & including being a Level 4 CrossFit Coach. He worked for CrossFit, Inc for 14 years in various roles including media, health & seminar staff. He is married with 2 kids & a 3rd on the way. He is the owner of CrossFit Linchpin, enjoys ice cream & hates handstand push-ups.

About Boz

Boz started dabbling with CrossFit at the end of 2004 and got his L1 in early 2006. He has coached at:

– San Francisco CrossFit: 2006-2011
– CrossFit Brisbane (Australia): 2011
– Huntress CrossFit/The Tuxedo Social club (his low-key garage-gym ): 2014-2021

He’s also worked for CrossFit from 2007-present in various roles on the Seminar team, Education department and the CrossFit Games. “I love this stuff!”

New episodes drop every Tuesday at 1PM EST / 10AM PST

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