As I have said for nearly 4 years, I think we have the best community in the CrossFit World! I truly believe that and we feel really fortunate to have the quality members that we do. I haven’t received any complaints about the Saturdays we close down for Certifications….but I still wanted to clarify a couple things so that you understand why we host so many Certifications.
The last thing that I want to do is close down the gym on Saturdays for those that want to get their weekend started off right. However, there are a few reasons why we host these Certs.
1. There are nearly 8,000 CrossFit boxes worldwide. It is very difficult to get on the list to host these certifications and once we get these opportunities, I think it is really important we take them. Because we have the relationship with HQ that we do, we are fortunate to have other opportunities like kicking off the Open last year at Vitality for 13.1.
2. It is also great to have other CrossFitters from around the country come to Vitality and receive their certifications at your home box. I think it is vital that we support not only our community here at Vitality but also the CrossFit Community as a whole.
3. By hosting these certifications, it gives us the opportunity to get more of our members certified and create even more of a dynamic coaching atmosphere. Again, I am biased, but I feel as though our developmental program for coaches here at Vitality has created some of the better CrossFit Coaches in the community.
I will do my best to minimize the number of multiple certs in a month. There will be some cases that this will be unavoidable and I apologize in advance for this. After this weekend’s Defense Certification, we won’t be hosting another Certification until the end of January.
Again, I just wanted you guys to see where we were coming from and why hosting these certs are important to us. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.