Chris Spealler, Eric O’Connor and Matt Chan are friends, former CrossFit Games athletes and members of CrossFit Inc.’s Seminar Staff. In this video, follow the trio as they teach the CrossFit Competitor’s Trainer Course at three locations in Europe.
The jet-lagged crew gets somewhat of a bumpy start in Geneva, Switzerland, as they try to traverse the revolving doors and parking-lot gates.
“I haven’t slept in at least 36 hours,” Chan says wearily.
Spealler and Chan speak to how the course can benefit a variety of people, not just athletes striving for the CrossFit Games.
“Competitor’s courses—they’re much more valuable for a coach than most people think,” Spealler says.
Chan adds: “I think the lessons that we teach people can be applied towards a very beginner athlete to a very elite-level athlete.”
But it’s not all work. The trip is filled with banter about Spealler’s short stature, O’Connor’s small calves and Chan’s obsession with his pocket food scale.
Video by Ian Wittenber.
Additional reading: “The High Road to Accreditation” by Nicole Carroll, published Nov. 9, 2015.