The purpose of this course is to learn specific methods for teaching CrossFit to adults 40 years of age and beyond. Participants learn how to assess the training needs of masters athletes, whether they’re training for wellness or competition, and adapt the CrossFit program accordingly. The effects of aging are explained in detail, with a view to understanding the difference between sedentary aging, which leads to a myriad of negative life outcomes, and active aging, which can be associated with greater longevity and quality of life.
Masters athletes are an ever-growing part of the CrossFit community and can be challenging to coach, particularly for the trainer with limited experience with older athletes. This course presents a practical method for applying the CrossFit methodology to a masters athlete and takes into account how age, fitness, injury state and competitive orientation interact to create different coaching challenges and scenarios. Masters competition is becoming increasingly popular, and regardless of whether the participant is an athlete or the coach of an athlete, the course provides essential information for understanding the demands of masters competition and how to program and train for optimal performance while minimizing age-related risks. Participants should come prepared to participate in lectures, small-group training sessions and workouts. Peers and instructors provide coaching, evaluation and feedback in interactive lectures and group work.
The Masters Course teaches participants to:
Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.
The default language for the Masters Course is English. In some countries, a translator is provided. Lecture and small-group practical sessions are translated in real time. Courses with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link. Generally, translators are used in Latin America and some countries in Europe and Asia.
Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 14 CEUs toward his or her continuing education.
Course: US$1,000 if registered 14 days or more prior to the course date or US$1,200 if registered within 14 days of the course start date
CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.
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Links to the Masters Training Manual provided in confirmation emails upon course registration.
To receive a Masters Trainer Certificate, one must:
If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.
Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. to check in.
(9a.m. - 5p.m.)
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