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#49 - Ben Bergeron On Creating An Environment Of Excellence, Skill Level Adaption & Building CrossFit Games Champions

Coach Ben Bergeron is one of the most successful coaches in the CrossFit community today. With over 10 years of experience, he is now helping thousands of people with his programming and has coached 5 CrossFit Games champions in the process.

In this podcast, we hear a little more on the behind the scenes of how he manages as a coach. First off we discuss how he runs the gym in terms of creating a positive atmosphere, handling his staff, and marketing. We then move a little more into training as he shares with us how he addresses high-level athletes versus regular individuals, and how he has specialist coaches for each discipline.

We wrap up this convo with Ben sharing about how he felt when he saw his athletes on top of the podium and asking him the classic 6 from 6.

Great conversation with a ton of helpful insight guys! We hope you enjoy it.

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Show Notes:

  • Tommy’s tribute. [08:22]
  • Ben shares a little bit about himself. [10:20]
  • The most important part of the gym. [15:15]
  • How is coaching rewarding? [17:30]
  • Creating happiness and a good environment in the gym. [23:15]
  • How do you fire staff? [27:00]
  • Ben’s target market. [27:30]
  • The difference between coaching high-level athletes and regular individuals. [30:20]
  • How do you train your athlete? [34:35]
  • Addressing butterfly pull-ups for every athlete. [37:00]
  • Do you have specialist coaches in gymnastics and in weightlifting? [38:50]
  • Ben emphasizes how sacrifice brings happiness. [40:50]
  • How did it feel to watch your athletes on the top of the podium? [50:40]
  • 6 from 6 [53:15]
  • Where is your favorite travel destination? [53:30]
  • What is your dream destination? [54:04]
  • What books would you recommend? [54:30]
  • What are the things that you do in your downtime? [55:45]
  • Who is your biggest role model? [56:15]
  • When you invite three people to dinner, who would that be? [56:50]

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AdventureFit Radio

Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.