Coach Josh Beck is passionate about guiding people through a learning/growth process, which often challenges preconceived ideas. “As both a physics and anatomy teacher, I have the opportunity to teach how the human body functions efficiently on its own, and also how we physically interact with other objects within our world,” he says. “Maintaining a healthy body and using it effectively to interact with our environment are both major contributors to our success as athletes. So that passion for teaching translates to coaching when I can help people better understand what makes their body ‘go’ from a physiological perspective and how to use their body, from a physical perspective, to maximize mechanical advantage and power output.”
Josh enjoys the fact that our members have a wide range of diverse interests, talents, goals and personalities that all contribute to making the CFA community unique and enjoyable to coach. “They make me laugh, they make me think, and they challenge me with insightful questions,” he says. “Each member has their own reasons for working out, and everyone is working hard to get better in some capacity. I enjoy being part of that growth process, and seeing our members celebrating each other’s successes just as much as their own.”
As an athlete, Josh has competed in half-marathons, obstacle course races, and as an age-group triathlete. His path to coaching started from a desire to learn as much as possible about a sport that was new to him. “CrossFit provided exactly what I was looking for, and the more I learned in classes, the more I wanted to know,” he says.
His favorite motivational saying: “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” ~Jim Valvano