Meet CFA’s newest coach: Josh Beck
First Name: Josh
Last Name: Beck
Title(s): Trainer / Coach
What are you passionate about?:
As a high school science teacher, I am 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.
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 & power output.
What do you love most about coaching your members?:
The 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.
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.
What is your athletic background? Any notable accomplishments?:
I have a background in basketball, cross-country, and track (400m, hurdles, high jump).
More recently I have competed in half-marathons, obstacle course races, and as an age-group triathlete.
How did you end up as a CrossFit coach? What path brought you here?:
My path to coaching started from a desire to learn as much as possible about a sport that was new to me.
Prior to CrossFit I was competing in triathlons fairly regularly, but for personal reasons I had to step away. During that time I was still craving the competitive aspect that triathlons provided, against both the field and against yourself and your progress. That’s when a friend of mine invited me to CFA and I was introduced to a community of hard working, and self-motivated people, that can be pretty competitive too! CrossFit provided exactly what I was looking for, and the more I learned in classes, the more I wanted to know. I began hanging around the gym more, sometimes practicing and sometimes just observing. I was eventually presented with an opportunity to intern at CFA, and I began the process to become a coach, in an effort to improve my own skills, and become a resource to help other people in our community better themselves as well!
What’s your favorite quote?:
“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” – Jim Valvano
Is there anything else you want people to know about you?
I know I’m the newest coach, and I certainly don’t know everything yet, but I’m definitely here to help! Please don’t hesitate to talk to me if you need any type of assistance.
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