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Zach Phipps

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified
  • Individual and Team CrossFit Competitor 

Like most CrossFitters, my first WOD—a 12 minute AMRAP I still remember to this day—left me totally out of breathe, curled up in the fetal position at 12:01, and questioning just how “fit” I thought I was. But like so many who give CrossFit a try, I was completely hooked. What I found even more addictive and amazing about this sport is the sense of community and pride that comes along with it, but especially at CrossFit Royalty. It didn’t take long at all for me to recognize CrossFit’s and CrossFit Royalty’s ability to transform bodies and minds alike, and I immediately wanted to be a part of the outstanding coaching staff at Royalty so I could try to do for others what CrossFit and Royalty had so quickly done for me. 

The way I approach coaching is this: the L1 certificate is not an instant right to be a coach, nor does it make someone a good coach; it simply educates one about CrossFit’s foundational principles, core movements, and philosophy toward fitness and wellness. In my opinion, the opportunity to be a good CrossFit coach starts after the L1, and involves a great deal of hard work, practice, dedication and continuing education. CrossFit’s inclusiveness of multiple fitness styles, its deep culture of learning, and results-driven philosophy allow even long-time CrossFitters the ability (and responsibility in the case of coaches) to learn something new every day and in turn make themselves and, perhaps even more importantly, those around them better.

My goal every time I coach is to promote an environment that allows the best possible experience and outcome for each of our members. Whether that results from instructing proper form, offering that “ah-ha! moment” cue for someone struggling with a movement, or encouraging an athlete to push past their comfort zone and PR a workout, it all starts with hard work and a passion for wanting to learn to be a better coach. Whether it’s your first WOD or 1,000th, the coaches at CrossFit Royalty are dedicated to making each workout one that gets you on your way to your goals.

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