Trainers & Coaches
A Gym Culture Shift: Stop Shaming and Start Welcoming
The gym doesn't have to be intimidating. We have to do everything in our power to give those around us the opportunity to succeed.
The 10 Commandments of CrossFit
Like with any community, there will always be problem behaviors in CrossFit. So here are ten commandments to guide your actions unto yourself and others.
A Weightlifting Etiquette Handbook for CrossFitters
Just because we may have pumped a little life into weightlifting, doesn’t mean we get to trample on its traditions.
20 Pieces of Gym Etiquette You Can Learn From a Probie
Firefighters and police officer have to go through a probationary period before they deemed ready. What if all gym members had to do this?
The Right and Wrong Way to Welcome Visitors to a CrossFit Gym
It's easy to dismiss visitors as a nuisance or outsiders. But an opportunity for goodwill and community is being missed.
5 Pieces of CrossFit Gym Etiquette You Need to Know
I once heard a comedian say, “There is a weirdo on every city bus…and if there isn’t, you’re it.”
Beginning BJJ: Solutions for First Year Problems
How are you supposed to know what kind of gi to get? What about tying the belt? And where do you buy those awesome Meerkatsu rash guards? Don’t worry boys and girls. I have the answers.
On Not Giving a S%&# About BJJ: Don’t Judge
I have allowed BJJ to influence my choices throughout my life. So nobody found it more unexpected than I when I spent the final months of 2013 not giving a flying f*ck about it.
4 Tips for Visiting a CrossFit Gym While Traveling
Think of visiting a CrossFit box like visiting your significant other’s family for the first time. With a little planning and effort, you’ll be a welcome visitor and not a holiday hassle.
10 Things I Hate About You (At the Gym)
I’d just as soon some of you not you come to my gym. Between those of you who aren’t friendly and those of you who smell like a vat of cologne, I’ll probably end up with a fairly small gym membership.
Eric C. Stevens
Essential Training Etiquette for Cycling and Swimming
Training for a triathlon? Getting into swimming and/or cycling? There's some very important etiquette you need to understand and some of it could be the difference between injury and safety.
Is That Excellence I Smell? We Need the Funk, Gotta Have That Funk
I’ve decided excellence has a smell - and at times, the smell of excellence could stop a mastodon in its tracks. I've recently redefined my relationship to the smell of my teammates, and myself.
How to Be a Good Training Partner, Part 2: What to Wear to Grapple
What message are you sending when you suit up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class? Make sure it is the right message, one that will make people want to train with you.
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