CrossFit Training is coming to Fargo!! In fact, CrossFit Training is coming to CrossFit Icehouse!!
This is a BIG DEAL; it’s the first time a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course has been hosted in the Great State of North Dakota.
It’s an honor and a privilege to be the premier seminar location for CrossFit Training in the state of North Dakota as well as western Minnesota.
So what is the CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1) Certificate Course?
As designed, the CF-L1 is a 2-day course, incorporating lectures and practical exercises, that serves two purposes. It’s an official introduction into CrossFit fundamentals, and it’s the gateway into CrossFit coaching.
It’s designed for the athlete who wants to learn more about the basics of CrossFit training and human movement. It’s also designed to provide a certificate to allow holders the eligibility to coach CrossFit at a CrossFit affiliate.
My CF-L1 Story
I have a very unique story road to earning my CF-L1. In fact, my very first CrossFit WOD was at my CF-L1 in Excelsior, MN at CrossFit SISU on July 1, 2017.
I’d only been inside one other CrossFit gym before then and while I knew CrossFit Icehouse existed, I had no idea how impactful earning my CF-L1 and meeting Courtney and Sara a little over a week later would be.
My CF-L1 weekend was quite possibly the most professionally run seminar I’ve ever attended. Aside from hitting all of their time hacks, being knowledgeable and personable, the staff was authentic and genuine and the other students were unbelievably welcoming. The first thing that our Flow Master, Nadia, asked is how long everyone had been training with CrossFit. I’d admitted that this seminar was my first run at CrossFit, and I felt like they looked out for me from a movement perspective throughout the weekend.
I learned that CrossFit methodology was real, and that CrossFit HQ invests in the staff that is charged with qualifying trainers. I also learned that not all CrossFit affiliates are designed to create competitors, there are an overwhelming majority who are solely focused on building longevity and quality of life.
I was on fire leaving my CF-L1 weekend. I went from not being a CrossFitter to being one of CrossFit’s biggest fans!! During that weekend, I developed a new sense of purpose and opportunity, that is, to develop into the best coach possible, if, for no other reason, but to provide athletes the same experience I had during my CF-L1 weekend.
Is Attending a CF-L1 for You?
If you’re an athlete looking to dive deep into the nerd-ery; interested in learning more about the basics of what we do here at CrossFit Icehouse, why what we do works, and what CrossFit is really all about. It’s definitely worth considering (by the way, CrossFit Icehouse is hosting a second CF-L1 course June 8–9).
If you’re interested in becoming a coach, and you’re local, get registered!! CrossFit Training is LITERALLY coming to you.
Want to learn more about CrossFit Coaches Development?
- If you’re interested in learning more about CrossFit Coaches Development, CrossFit HQ site is a great place to start!! From there, you can look at their training pipeline, as well as specialty courses.
- If you’re like to learn more about what is taught specifically at the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course, here is a list of great resources.
Sarah Skedsvold is a coach at CrossFit Icehouse. She’s committed to turning workouts into play and bolstering CrossFit Icehouse’s charge to “Build Everyday Athletes”. In her spare time she is in a constant search the absolutely perfect personal planner and calendar.