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E80 | How To Pick A CrossFit Box

Episode 80 How To Pick A CrossFit Gym

In Episode 80 of the Doc & Jock Podcast Doc Danny Matta and Coach Joe Szymanek sit down and discuss the best way to pick a new CrossFit gym or your first CrossFit gym. The discussion includes tips on how figure out if a coach is the right one for you, if the programming is good and when it’s time to turn around and get out of dodge.

Whether you’re an athlete looking to move gyms, get into CrossFit or a Coach/Owner looking to evaluate your own gym this episode has a ton of valuable information for everyone.

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Quick Show Guide


The Catch-Up: Danny & Joe catch up their lives and try to figure out why Walmart’s attract so many weird people.


This week the topic is how to pick the best CrossFit gym for you. The first step is to understand what your goals are? Are you going to CrossFit  to be competitive or just be healthy? Make sure that the gym’s mission lines up with your goals.


If you are brand new to CrossFit here is what you should be looking out for in a gym, their programming and intro (on-ramp) program.


When it comes to coaches what credentials are qualities are important to look for? What about programming? How do you grade that?


The Community: Make sure you are getting involved with the community on a deeper level than just training. Here is why.

Post Comments about this episode, potential topics, suggestions for interviews and questions to the Doc and Jock Website, facebook page, and twitter account.  Also be sure to reach out to Dr. Danny and Coach Joe at their personal social media accounts listed below in the show sponsor section.  

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Thanks for listening and remember, If you have a BODY you’re an ATHLETE


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