Most products have a quality control technician to approve a product before it hits the market. These techs are hired to “make sure that a product and its manufacturing process meet a company’s quality and safety standards” (according to Wisegeek). A poorly made product could be bad for the company’s reputation and maybe even be a safety hazard.
Here at Intrepid, you athletes are our product. You represent our coaching, attitude, and philosophy. Our goal is to give you the tools to make your fitness a lifelong journey. We take great pride when we hear our athletes complimented on their technique and form at competitions, especially when it earns them a spot on the podium.
Having witnessed many a CrossFit competition now on many different levels (local, regional, and the CrossFit Games), it’s hard not to judge an affiliate based on the technique, skill, and sportsmanship of their athletes representing them. Some coaches (especially in Olympic weightlifting) won’t even allow their athletes to compete until they feel they will be well represented. We don’t adhere to that philosophy, though, and feel that competition focuses your training really well.
With that said, I understand that it can sometimes be frustrating to be held to a certain weight in a lift, not be allowed to do a kipping pull up without having a strict one first, or have to modify a movement due to a mobility/technique issue. And while ultimately, it’s for your own good (preventing injury and growing strong safely), it’s also a way for us to preserve the integrity of our product. Whether or not you compete or drop in to other CrossFit gyms when you travel you still represent Intrepid and it’s important to us that you do it well. In a nutshell, you guys are our best advertising. Put the time into becoming that great product and the results you want will follow.
How many people have you inspired to train because of the way your body composition or performance changed since you started? Post to comments!
A very happy birthday to Jon, who’s been at Intrepid since September of last year. Since then, he’s made quite a reputation for himself at our gym. He is now known for his:
He also took second place in the Whole 30 challenge this last January and we’ll be looking for great things from him this year as well. Happy birthday, Jon!
Back Squat 3×5
16 Kettlebell Snatches
8 Toes to Bar
16 Box Jumps
(12 Minute Cap)