Here at Paramount Strength & Conditioning, our coaches strive to deliver the best programming, top notch coaching, and scalability appropriate for each and every member. Following are a few good words from Coach Jaime about choosing a CrossFit gym—something we aim to embody!
I was asked yesterday during a session with my Sport Performance coach how I truly feel about CrossFit and its methods.
I had to think a bit because I did want to get the message across that I do believe in CF and its approach to fitness.
The challenge lies within the coaching and programming.
In short, the program must have intent (the programmer must have an end goal and some knowledge behind what the athlete is doing) this could mean volume/time training/movements/rest/nutrition/rehab.
The coach coaching the program must also understand the intent and how to approach each athlete for the appropriate modifications. Coaching isn’t just reading the workout and saying this is what you do. It’s adaptable, it’s teaching the movements in a way an athlete can understand and all its variances. Getting to know your athlete and how they learn is one of the most important tactics I’ve learned. It’s believing that your athlete can achieve whatever they desire and encouraging that.
The key is to choose a good gym, a good program and a good coach—stay patient and learn.
For more information on how to choose a good coach, check out How To Choose Your Coach by Justin Lind.