Best Hour of Their Day

Best Hour of Their Day

By Jason Ackerman
Hosted by Jason Ackerman and Jason Fernandez, Best Hour of Their Day is a show dedicated to helping the CrossFit community. We cover all aspects of fitness including coaching, training, competing, starting and growing a business, and everything in between. Regular guests include world-class athletes, some of the best coaches in the world, fitness entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and more.

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205. John Prescott | Neuse River CrossFit
John Prescott is the owner of Neuse River CrossFit and co-founder of Wheelpay.  John was also one of the original members of Jason Ackerman's first box, Albany CrossFit.   In today's episode, we discuss what boxes can be doing during the Corona Virus Pandemic, growing an adaptive community at your affiliate, and how to become a better CrossFit coach.
43:26
April 6, 2020
204. John Briggs | SBA Loans and CrossFit Affiliates
Fern and John from Incite Tax talk all things SBA loans and the Cares Act.
42:56
April 4, 2020
203. Jarett “JP” Perelmutter | Brick CrossFit
This is one hell of a rant from JP.  What are your thoughts?  You with him or against him? We got on the phone and he just went off...I hit record as fast as I could! JP owns and operates BRICK. Established in Los Angeles in 2010, BRICK rapidly expanded to tier one cities such as New York, Chicago and Boston. Applying a replicable, scalable and proven business model, JP has grown the company to 7 commercial location throughout the U.S. and 2 international partnerships in less than six years.
42:42
April 3, 2020
202. Caleb Nelson | Purebred Athletics
Caleb Nelson is owner of Purebred Athletics and Jason's former parter in CrossFit Clifton Park.  In this episode, Ackerman and Caleb reminisce about some of their fun times at Albany CrossFit, what they would have done differently, how much they've learned, and what the future holds.
54:15
April 2, 2020
201. Justin Ross | Monkey Reel Media
Justin Ross is the owner of Monkey Reel Media and does a ton of work exclusively with gyms on post and full production content.  In this episode, He and Fern discuss best practices for starting to shoot, create and edit all the content you need to create.  Justin Created a member bio for Crossfit Rife that got more than 500K views for Fern at CrossFit Rife.
46:36
April 1, 2020
200. David Colina | O2 Recovery
In this episode, Fern sits down with Founder and CEO of O2 Recovery Dave Colina to discuss what they are doing to help the CrossFit affiliates around the globe. Dave got his start in the corporate world before spending some time starting up charter schools and then found himself making recovery drink concoctions with his partner and delivering them to boxes all over.  O2 is a business born from the CrossFit space and doing what they can to give back to those that have supported them in their journey.
50:00
March 31, 2020
199. Joe Westerlin | MD-L1
Joe Westerlin is one of the best dudes you might not know.  He's been a part of the CrossFit Seminar Staff for over 10 years, was the founder of CrossFit Omaha, is the main flowmaster for the CrossFit MD-L1 seminars, and is an amazing husband and father.
48:16
March 30, 2020
198. Nutrition Chat
Fern and Ackerman have been getting a lot of requests to "guest coach" and talk to the members of affiliates.  Recently, Ackerman led a nutrition talk for the members of CrossFit Indestri, Watchtower, and Neuse River.  In it, he discusses, how to start with macros, small wins during this quarantine, intermittent fasting, and more.  
44:37
March 29, 2020
197. Bear Handlon | Born Primitive
Fern Sits down the CEO and founder of Born Primitive to discuss their "Back the Gyms Stimulus" and what they are doing to support the community that has supported them and sparked their growth from packing boxes in the garage to becoming a household name in the CrossFit community.  Born Primitive is donating 50% of their profits for all sales through April 5th directly back to affiliates and gyms in the community.  Find your affiliate or gym and enter their unique promo code and help gyms get through these hard financial times.
43:33
March 28, 2020
196. Using Zoom during the Quarantine
Most affiliates around the world have been shut down.  But like anything else in the CrossFit world, that's not stopping us.  Affiliates have adapted, pivoted, and overcome by going online.  In today's episode, Ackerman, Fern, and Cassidy discuss best practices for using zoom as a box owner, coach, and member.  
45:21
March 27, 2020
195. Matt O'Keefe
Matt O'Keefe is planning his next big move in the CrossFit world and it's going to have a global impact.  Tune in to listen to Ackerman and O'Keefe discuss his early days in the CrossFit space, how sobriety and stepping into Northshore CrossFit changed his trajectory, and how he plans to unite the world through this pandemic.
46:00
March 26, 2020
194. Corona Virus | How do affiliates adapt and overcome
We know the last thing you need is more Corona Virus talks, but we are trying to keep this positive, light-hearted, and educational.  Fern and Ackerman are recording daily episodes while on lockdown, shoot us your questions to besthouroftheirday@gmail.com
48:05
March 25, 2020
193. Pat Sherwood
Pat Sherwood’s first CrossFit workout was in 2005 (after spending seven years as a Navy SEAL) and a lot has changed in the functional fitness landscape since then. The CrossFit Games have evolved from a backyard throw-down to this year’s $2.4 million prize purse. Individual —and sometimes team— athletes are becoming full-time CrossFitters and year-round competitor programs are all the rage. Sherwood, a CrossFit Games Update Show host and analyst, runs the online-only affiliate CrossFit Linchpin and has earned a reputation for “brutally elegant” workouts and advocating that one hour a day is STILL all that most people need to be fit.
1:19:15
March 24, 2020
192. Mark Bell
No intro needed.  Powerlifter Bodybuilder Gym Owner Inventor Carnivore Humbled to have the Legend Mark Bell on today's episode.
1:06:27
March 23, 2020
191. Nicole Aucoin | Find a new Normal
Nicole Aucoin is making her return appearance on today's episode and holds the very prestigious honor of being the first female guest to appear twice.  In today's episode, Nicole helps affiliates navigate this challenging time with the Corona Virus.  We talk best practices for running classes online, loaning equipment, compensating coaches and more.  Be sure to check out the links she provided as well.   Links: Free Help, Virtual Meeting/Class Templates and Checklists First Workout Debrief
51:08
March 21, 2020
190. Stepping on Toes
Scenario:  You're not coaching, but you're taking class.  The Coach is missing many faults and in general needs help.  What do you do?  Do you step in or continue as a participant. . Listen in as Fern and Ackerman navigate this challenge.
24:54
March 20, 2020
189. The Sickness, Wellness, Fitness, Continuum
Coach Glassman's, "Sickness, Wellness, Fitness Continuum" has never been more relavant.
45:16
March 19, 2020
188. Jeff Tucker
Jeff Tucker is a legend and the father of gymnastics in the CrossFit world. In today's episode we talk about the hundreds of seminars he led around the world, his time running the CrossFit Regionals, and his recent decision to start the Carnivore Diet.
55:37
March 18, 2020
187. Sean Eberle | Neuse River CrossFit
Sean Eberle is one amazing dude.  Listen in as we chat about how he found CrossFit, losing 30lbs, becoming a competitive athlete, and taking his L1.  Also ladies, he's single and ready to mingle...slide into his DMs.
57:00
March 17, 2020
186. The Corona Virus
Everything you need to know as a box owner, a coach, and member in how to handle this pandemic.
52:15
March 13, 2020
185. Dawn Fletcher | Mentality WOD
Dawn Fletcher is a mental performance specialist and the owner of MENTALITYWOD.com. Dawn has had nearly every job in the fitness industry over the last 14 years and has helped more than a dozen athletes to The CrossFit Games and many others to championships, podiums, and elite competitions. Dawn was recently been named “1 of The 30 Most Influential Health Bloggers” and her site is recognized as “1 of The Top 5 CrossFit Blogs.”  As far as we know, she is also the only coach in the world who has a Master’s in Kinesiology with a focus in Sport Psychology, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a Level 3 CrossFit Certification. This is a unique combination that is unmatched in the fitness industry.
49:26
March 11, 2020
184. Libby Landry | CrossFit Invictus
Libby Landry is the GM at CrossFit Invictus as well as part of our seminar staff.  In today's episode, we discuss the challenges and obstacles that women face in the CrossFit coaching world.
45:37
March 10, 2020
183. Jessica Bergman | Downtown Strength and Conditioning
Jessica hails from New York City where she spent the majority of her life until moving to South Florida. She currently resides in Miami where she is the owner of Downtown Strength and Conditioning.  In this episode, Jess talks about the little things she does to make DTSC stand out and how she applies what she has learned in her business career to the affiliate.
51:33
March 9, 2020
182. Coaching Sh*tty Athletes, Part II
Last week we answered Nicole's question about coaching non-responsive athletes or athletes that simply don't listen.  After the episode, she hit us up with some feedback and we thought the best course of action was to have her on the show to discuss further.   What are your thoughts on this topic?  
42:57
March 6, 2020
181. Preparing for your L3
Thinking about taking the CrossFit L3 Test?  Listen in as we tell you the best way to prepare for it.
37:51
March 4, 2020
180. Gale Yocom | CrossFit Strong
Gale Yocom and Fern chat about how Gale has gone from his garage and welding his own equipment to just having moved into a 54,000 sq ft facility that offers CrossFit, Sports Performance, Ninja Warrior, private training, bootcamp and more.  Gale is a 10 year + affiliate owner and a long time member of CF Seminar Staff.  Anyone who is looking for an unbelievable story and something to aspire to then you need to listen to this.
1:07:54
March 3, 2020
179. Core to Extremity
What is core to extremity movement pattern, why is it important, and how do we get athletes to better understand this concept?
32:43
March 2, 2020
178. Charlie Lima, Jeremy Thiel, and Spencer Nix
In today's episode Fern sits down with all three of these Texas box owners.  They have a very unique relationship in that the three owners get together monthly to help each other improve their business.
51:27
February 28, 2020
177. Brendan Rice | Wodify
Fern Sits down with Wodify team member Brendan Rice who is the Chief Marketing Officer.  They discuss the evolution of Wodify, why they found a niche lane in the CrossFit gym space and what their process for development has been.  They also discuss all things Wodify to include some functions people may not even know exist as well as some future developmental roll outs coming in the future.  Wodify is privately held and has never taken outside funding.  Their long term vision is to only create functionality that is necessary and to provide content that helps educate gym owners and run more sound businesses.
1:19:44
February 27, 2020
176. All about the Benjamins
In today's episode Fern and Ackerman answer the following email: I did my level 1 last August and started coaching in a brand new box in the small town I live in, population 5000ish. The gym owners have no previous experience in CrossFit, both have just done their L1 to open the gym (1 Failed) they already have an everyd ay gym in the town that runs spin classes and HIIT. I know for a fact they opened up only to make money which I understand it is a business at the end of the day but they just want to get as many members in and all classes full and don't really give a shit about current members, pretty sure they would struggle to know peoples names we have about 70 members at the moment. Payment wise I earn €5 less than the average L1 coach starting out. Starting rate in Ireland is €15 per hour I also only get paid per class and get zero for all extra work I carry out in the gym i.e vacuuming gym floor and equipment, cleaning changing rooms, keeping toilets stocked most of the time this comes out of my pocket. I agreed to coach for lower wages as I was coming into the industry with no past experience (day job as engineer) and wanted to start coaching asap and was a big plus to be able to do this in my hometown (where I had dreamed of opening my own gym someday). I approached the owner last week to ask for a pay increase to be on par with every other coach in the country (Ireland) as i have shown i am a capable coach (thanks in part to the best hour of their day) and was told no. So I'm basically stuck in a limbo I love coaching my morning crew and have created a great connection with them in the short few months the gym has been open which makes it harder for me to just walk away and find another coaching role, I do plan to open my own gym someday I just have a lot more coaching experience to gain and money to save. I'm 32 with a mortgage to pay and a 6-week old baby to look after. Do you think I should just shut up and get on with it and keep looking at the bigger picture or do I know my worth and walk away not knowing if I will get another coaching role I the near future?? PLEASE IF YOU TALK ABOUT THIS ON A PODCAST PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON'T MENTION MY NAME.
47:55
February 26, 2020
175. Tyson Oldroyd | CrossFit Media OG
Tyson Oldroyd was one of the first 200 affiliate owners, part of CrossFit HQ Seminar staff for many years, has been one of the mainstays in the CF media department for years and is responsible for commissioning more than 15,000 videos and some of the more well-known documentaries on NetFlix and iTunes such as Fittest on Earth, Froning, and Redeemed and the Dominant.  His experience as an affiliate owner, Seminar staff member and movie producer give him a one of a kind view into the CrossFit world.  There is some great advice in here for coaches and affiliate owners who are looking to push out more valuable content in order to get more exposure.
1:02:39
February 25, 2020
174. Phones on the WOD Floor
In today's episode we answer the following question from one of our listeners: I check people into class on my gyms software at the beginning of class. It takes me 1-2 minutes, but I do it on my phone. Do you think this looks so bad that I should get a computer at the gym to do it on? I also take pictures and videos during the workouts for social media and to use to help people see their own movement. I’m not the type that’s attached to my phone all the time so I notice when it’s in my hand during class and I don’t like how it looks but I’m also not sure how to replace the tool. Any advice?
28:55
February 24, 2020
173. Jason Rule | Driven Nutrition Part II
Jason Rule is back with Driven Nutrition.  He and Fern discuss some GREAT tactics with regard to selling products at events, competitions or any other scenario that would involve unusually high foot traffic in the box.  This is gonna be great for in house comps, fundraising events, the Open and many other events.  The average affiliate probably holds 4 "events" a year and could really capitalize on some great advice here.  Fern learned a ton here and Driven has a buyback program for products not sold at the event.  All of the box owners fears about stocking products for events are addressed here.  You're welcome!
51:08
February 21, 2020
172. Adam Feit | Precision Nutrition
Adam Feit is a Level 2 Master Class Coach as well as the Performance Nutrition Coordinator at Precision Nutrition, working with a multitude of youth, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletic teams including the Calgary Flames, Brooklyn Nets, and the ALTIS track and field club. Before working with Precision Nutrition, Adam was the Co-founder and Director of Sports Performance for Reach Your Potential Training (RYPT), helping mentor and train over 5,000 youth athletes over the course of five years. Before founding RYPT, Adam served as a college and professional Strength and Conditioning Coach and Nutrition Coordinator for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, Eastern Michigan University, University of Louisville, and The Citadel. Adam is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Mentor from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He is the co-author of the Coaches Guide to Jump Training, Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology. As part of the Precision Nutrition mission, he helps to deliver life-changing, research-driven nutrition and lifestyle coaching for everyone.
57:40
February 20, 2020
171. Coaching Adaptive Athletes
In episode 5 of "Dropping In" Fern and Ackerman hit Hammer Driven Fitness.  HDF is owned and operated by Steph Hammerman, Nike's first female adaptive fitness athlete.  In this episode, we learned so much about how to adapt workouts, were impressed by Steph's coaching, and of course had a ton of fun. You can watch the episode here.
32:43
February 19, 2020
170. Nick Massei | Ice Age Meals
Nick Massie (AKA Paleo Nick) has over 20 years of experience as a professional cook and is passionate about BBQ. He won the people's choice award at the 2003 Great Alaskan One-Pot Cook-Off and in 2016, he had the opportunity to present his business to the investors on ABC's Shark Tank. In today's episode, we talk about how he grew Ice Age Meals from a pop-up tent at the CrossFit Games to a business with over 20 employees, his experience on Shark Tank,  and his three rules to live by in order to be a successful entrepreneur.
1:12:29
February 18, 2020
169. Pete Shaw | CrossFit NCR
Pete Shaw is one of the Co-Owners of CrossFit NCR, as CFHQ Seminar Staff Member and multi-time regional athletes and he just qualified for the 2020 CrossFit Games.  Pete and Fern discuss the new games format, how training for the games changes his training, why it's important to him to train with the classes, affiliate ownership, and Coach Development.  There are some real gems in this episode.
57:54
February 17, 2020
168. Coaching Sh*tty Athletes
Every box has them, athletes that just don't want to listen.  Be it stubbornness, ignorance, ego, or just plain stupidity, every coach will eventually encounter someone that isn't receptive to feedback and coaching.  In today's episode, Fern and Ackerman discuss how to handle these people, as with most topics these two cover, it's way more simple than you think.
30:27
February 13, 2020
167. David Newman | Rx Smart Gear
On today's episode, Ackerman chats with David Newman, the owner of Rx Smart Gear. Back in 2009, David was looking to improve his double unders, he used what he could find on the market and combined it to make his jump rope. After members of his gym started to want them as well, a friend pushed David to put them on Facebook. They started selling around the world. They discuss how David got started, where the idea came from all and the ways to coach DUs to your athletes but also some tips for yourself.  It's a real grassroots company that started with nothing is now a go-to in Crossfit for Jump Ropes. As a company, they really highlight the importance of doing that one product really well so that there's not another choice for the customer. If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
51:34
February 11, 2020
166. Chris Sanders | Penn State CrossFit
On today's episode, Ackerman sits down with Chris Sanders, a senior at Penn State who's the President of an on-campus Crossfit Affiliate. PSU CrossFit is a student-run CrossFit affiliate with over 130 Members. Chris explains by having an on-campus affiliate has opened the world of Crossfit to so many new young people. This allows for communities and friendship to grow and fitness to be achieved. Chris breaks down how the affiliate is run from fees, membership cost,  how they keep the doors open, how they find coaches, and how decisions are made. Can you image running an affiliate while at college? - It really is impressive.  If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
45:21
February 10, 2020
165. Teaching the Push Jerk
And we are back with a movement episode just like you guys have asked for. It's all about the Push Jerk today. How to teach it, the progressions, and how to do with a class. They get into the Push Jerk at the 17:57 mark, the first of episode is a follow up to the buying and selling an affiliate.  The Level 1 Progression: Jump + land, Jump + land with hands at your shoulders, Jump + Punch, Push Jerk If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
41:26
February 7, 2020
164. Dale King | Doc Spartan
On today’s episode, Ackerman is chatting with Dale King. Dale is the owner of PSKC CrossFit and Doc Spartan male grooming company. Just by the way Ackerman swears the scrub, he’ll tell you all about it. Dale goes into how he runs multiple successful businesses and has a thriving affiliate. This is an excellent episode for affiliate owners and anyone trying to run various businesses. If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
49:37
February 6, 2020
163. Are you not Entertained!?
Educate, Inspire, and Entertain, that's what you need to do in order to be a successful CrossFit coach, but what does that mean and how exactly does one entertain? This episode is brought to you by GOWOD. The GO WOD app is unique because of its mobility test is a totally innovative concept that will allow you to clearly highlight your body's abilities and limitations. This means that the app is tailored to you personalise and works with ensuring that you get the improvements you need. While breaking it down into 3: pre, during and post Wod allowing for you to be completely ready and recovered for your workouts. You can even do the test before sign up for it, we suggest just going over and seeing where you score at the very least. But let’s be honest? We all know we need to improve our mobility. If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
43:16
February 5, 2020
162. Markus Gerszi | Gym Breakthrough
On today’s episode, we have Markus Gerszi long time friend of Fern. Markus is former affiliate owners, he now runs Gym Breakthrough which helps gyms create a better client experience with customer services being at the forefront. Markus has helped thousands of gyms find their path to success, which look different for each one. He points out that no matter any other gym is doing as long as your focus on your business and are in it for the long haul for the right reasons you’ll be fine. Affiliate this one for you guys and it’s really worth a listen. If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:03:53
February 4, 2020
161. Christmas Abbott | The Badass Life
On today’s episode, Ackerman sits down with Christmas Abbott. Christmas has been in the CrossFit space for 15 years, from competing to running her own Affiliate. She completely turned her life around from drinking, smoking and partying when she’s 22 to being a beast on the Crossfit Games floor. Christmas has really done it all from running a box, selling a  box, online programming and release two books, - she’s done so much more. They discuss Christmas’s struggles in business, how she hired coaches and ensuring they were the very best for her community. Christmas was also members of Crossfit Semrair seminar staff back in the early days. Like I said Christmas Abbot really has done it all.  If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
51:56
February 3, 2020
160. John Berardi | Change Maker
On today’s episode, Jason sits down with John Berardi. John is best known as the co-founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition coaching, education, and software company. He’s also the founder of Change Maker Academy, devoted to helping would-be changemakers turn their passion for health and fitness into a powerful purpose and a wildly successful career. Berardi has advised organizations like Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist, teams and athletes like the San Antonio Spurs, the Carolina Panthers, US Open Champ Sloane Stephens, and 2-division UFC Champ Georges St. Pierre, and was named one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world and 100 most influential people in health and fitness. Berardi lives in Ontario Canada with his wife and four children. If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:07:14
January 31, 2020
159. Eric Hinman | Life by Design
On today’s episode, Ackerman sits down with Eric Himan. Eric is a health and wellness entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Original Grain, XO Taco, and Urban Life Athletics. Eric is a contributor and partner at Fellow Gent, an aspirational new media company for wellness-minded men. He was able to retire at 34 and has since been living life by his own design. If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
51:34
January 30, 2020
158. Do Less Better
One workout a day? Doing less better is something that is brought up quite a lot in the Crossfit space. When being a Coach in any field, not just Crossfit if you don’t give yourself time to actually coach in class. Everything will be moving too quickly to allow you to actually help your members. Fern and Ackerman discuss the effect this has on your coaching ability and your athletes. If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
35:15
January 29, 2020
157. Buying / Selling a CrossFit Affiliate
Ackerman and Fern get one question coming up regularly: Should I buy an Affiliate? They discuss the crucial factors on how to value an affiliate allowing for an accurate value of the business. Also, how to go about actually doing it, who needs to be involved and how to move the business forward. Ackerman and Fern have been through this process multiple time and use their experience to help you decide if this is the right choice.  If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Here's the link for a FREE T-Shirt! Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Bour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
47:21
January 24, 2020
156. Burpee Punishment
Maybe you saw our recent Instagram Post. - It's all about is it right to use burpees as punishment? Ackerman and Fern agree it’s not, even if it’s running joke in your box. It can have the undesired effect on your box meaning people would rather miss class then be two minutes late because of traffic. Once that happens a few time you’ve lost a member. And it’s more important to think about when is it dangerous to let them jump in, what is there a cut off point? If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
24:09
January 22, 2020
155. Conor Murphy | WOD on the Waves 2
Today Ackerman has the one and only Conor Murphy on to discuss WOD On Waves Two. It's going to amazing; they've listened to what people wanted more of from the last one. There will be lots of Athletes, informative seminars and different workout classes available. It's going to top the previous year easily. It's a Family-friendly holiday that allows you to meet and hang out with like-minded people. We can promise that there is something for everyone on this cruise!  Don't forget to use the code "Best Hour" at checkout to get some exclusive Best Hour seminars and development with Ackerman and Fern.⁣ If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
34:56
January 21, 2020
154. Recapping the Box Tour
On today’s episode is little debrief of “Dropping in - The Box tour”. Ackerman and Fern talk about each oft he first 5 boxes they visited on the box tour. They go over the pro’s and con’s of each and talk about what made each one fo special. They all were a pleasure to drop in to and were welcomed. It really highlights how amazing each box is.  Thank you to every box, owner and coach that was involved. We hope you enough this podcast and the first episode of Dropping in which is out now. Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or so what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group
1:03:30
January 17, 2020
153. Brian Bochette | CrossFit Thoroughbreds
Brian Bochette is the Head Coach and one of the Owners of CrossFit Thoroughbreds in Fort Myers, which opened back in 2007.  Brian started Crossfit when he was a fulltime Physical Therapist and felt insurance companies tied his hands. It’s fascinating to hear from a health care professional who found CrossFit organically and didn’t walk into basis. Brian felt so passionately about Crossfit, and it’s health benefits that he brought Crossfit Thoroughbreds as his best way to help people. If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
34:32
January 16, 2020
152. Medicine Ball Clean
Today is just what you guys asked for! Another movement episode. Ackerman and Fern break down the Med Ball Clean. It’s one of the most undervalued and underutilized movements. Even though it’s one of the nine functional movements and it’s given a lot of time during the Level 1 seminar. Ackerman and Fern break it down, by the progressions, major faults and cues. They talk about the transfer of skill between med ball clean and how it’s one of the most soul-destroying within a workout. And there’s even a little challenge for you guys at the end of the podcast.  If you have any questions about our new programming with is due out in the next few weeks or what to be first on the list - hit us on DM's or at besthouroftheirday@gmail.com  Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out! Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
44:42
January 15, 2020
151. Affiliate Websites
On today’s episode, Ackerman and Fern talk about one of the things you didn’t realise you had to be good at an affiliate owner- website design. But do you really need a website nowadays in the world of social media? The answer is yes. It’s the face of your business. It will be looked at by potential members and drop-ins, and it will decide if they walk through your door or not. Ackerman and Fern discuss the ways to use your website as a tool for your business, not a hindrance.  Also, they give their opinion on where or not its something to spend money on. Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Our new Box Tour Series Out now! Make sure you go check it out!  Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
41:42
January 14, 2020
150. Zoe Harcombe | CrossFit Health
On today's episode, Fern sits down with Zoe Harcombe, who has been brought up a few times on perceives podcast as she spoke at the most recent trainer summit. Zoe explains how and why the obesity epidemic is getting worse. Yet we are moving more and eating less, so why isn't the problem not getting better? Zoe breaks down the points in such a way that you'll be able to relay the information back to your athletes to help them actually lose weight. They're so much information in this episode you'll probably want to listen to it twice and check out Zoe other many books to take a deep dive into it all.  Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Our new Box Tour Series start on January 14th, make so you subscribe so you don't miss out. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
42:49
January 13, 2020
149. Rope Climbs
On today’s episode, Ackerman and Fern break down the rope climb. They discuss how to coach the different methods, cue’s and progressions. Along with they talk about it is it worth doing it at your box, how to avoid juries, best practice around them. And do rope climbs have a crossover in real life? They cover this and much more.  Let us know if you like these podcasts on the movements. Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Our new Box Tour Series start on January 14th, make so you subscribe so you don't miss out. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
42:26
January 10, 2020
148. Bobbi Millsaps | 15 years of CrossFit
On today's episode Fern sit down with Bobbi Millsaps. Bobbi has been part of the CrossFit space since roughly 2006. Bobbi has done it all within the community from seminar staff, to Games Judge, working on the administrative side for HQ and previously owned a Crossfit Affiliate. They discuss so much from how Bobbi found Crossfit, what it was like back in 2006. What it was being invited on to staff and how the Crossfit community as changed. But a topic that we haven't heard about is, how for some owning affiliate can make them fall love out of coaching. Bobbi dives deep into this, hoping you can learn from her experience. You guys are going to want to take notes on this one. Bobbi is a great member of our community. It's fantastic to have her on the podcast. Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:15:16
January 9, 2020
147. Old City CrossFit | A Family Affair
On today’s episode, Ackerman is chatting with Sean Emery and Erin Loise owners and founders of Old City Crossfit DC. The interesting about their partnership is they are sliding. Their box is a family affair. They talk about Owning an affiliate with a family how they feel like it’s the best kind of partnership you can have. They have been open since 2013, with everyone from mom and dad, other sliding and spouses all throwing down in the box. It’s great to hear of they use their different skill set to ensure that the business is thriving and also how because they are family, it makes them more committed - especially as no one wants to wreck Christmas. Hey, team don ‘t forget! Jason new book Best Hour of Their Day is out now! Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
37:08
January 8, 2020
146. Benjamin Bunn | Cigar City CrossFit
On this episode, the focused on is Affiliate owners and how to grow your box. Even more helpful to people wanting to open their own affiliate and how you can still run a successful box. - Even if there are 15 others open in your local area. Ackerman sits down with Benjamin Bunn aka Coach Bunny owner of Cigar City Crossfit. He began back in 2016 after spent 17 years in the United States Army. To be exact, he opened it 72 hours after he left. This man doesn’t understand the idea of downtime. They talk about what Bunn learn from the military that makes his business successful, how to look after your staff so that they want to stay. How to ensure your athletes are getting the best our of their day. Just a hint - Make class fun. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
57:15
January 7, 2020
145. Dan Uyemura | Push Press inc.
On today’s episode, Jason Chat with Dan Uyemura owner, and one of the three founders of Push Press inc. Dan’s background is computer software ing. By having a computer/desk job, dan admits that it caused him to put on weight which leads him to Crossfit. After taking his L-1 and opening the gym, he realised that the CrossFit space was in need software was user-friendly and didn’t create more work for the owner. Being a box owner, Dan used everything he knew about running a box and what is needed from the software to create something that can help people. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
32:03
January 6, 2020
144. Ron Torrance | CrossFit Health
On today’s episode Jason Ackerman sits down Ron Torrance is an MD-L1 and part of the Derelict Doctor Club (DDC) which has come up a few times. Ron runs the Regenesis Tampa Bay, whereby he treats Orthopaedic injuries differently by using rich plasma and bone marrow stem cells — giving people another option before surgery. He is very involved with Crossfit HQ by going there about every three months, and he’s an affiliate owner Crossfit Love, in Philly. They are looking to open a second affiliate in Maini that would allow for a merge of Crossfit and health care in one. Ackerman and Ron discuss everything from NSCA court case to the shift that Crossfit made over the year to 18 months. Also an almost behind the scene look at the DDC, which, to most of us one we will never get the opportunity to attend and is still a mystery. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
45:17
January 3, 2020
143. Yuri Feito | CrossFit Health
On today’s episode, Fern sits down with Yuri Feito, who is an associate professor in the Department of Exercise, Science and Sports Management at Kennesaw State. He’s published “A 4-Year Analysis of the Incidence of Injuries Among CrossFit-Trained Participants” in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine.  A four-year analysis of the incidents of injuries amongst Crossfit trained participants, which is the longest one ever. In 2014 Yuri got turned over 5 times from publishing the paper because it had the word Crossfit in the titles, no one wanted to be involved with it. Yuri is a strong advocate for not only Crossfit but just movement itself.  They dive into public health, Crossfit injuries, exercise studies can be trusted and much more topics. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:21:04
January 2, 2020
142. Best Hour Programming
Happy New Year!  We want to thank everyone that supported us in 2019 and we look forward to helping you continually grow in 2020.  One way that we will make that happen is with brand new "Best Hour of Their Day" programming.  This programming will be unique and different than any programming out there as we will focus on developing you as a coach.  Classes will be run better, more organized, and with a purpose.  To find out more, email us, besthouroftheirday@gmail.com. Don't forget to subscribe to our Youtube, don't want to miss out on the Box tour series. 
28:45
January 1, 2020
141. Being Relentless
On today’s episode, Fern and Ackerman discuss being relentless when it comes to your coaching. What that means is that you, as the coach are more stubborn than the athlete standing in front of you. You can not let your eyes get used to sh*tty movement. They talk about the importance of this, how to overcome it, and how it is so hard to implement. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
27:20
December 30, 2019
140. Amy Hollingsworth | CrossFit Certifications
On today’s episode, Fern sits down with Amy Hollingsworth, the Certification Program Manager for Crossfit and owners Kitsap Crossfit with her husband, Dan. Fern and Amy discuss the differences between The Levels 1, 2, 3 and the soon to be released level 4. Nicole Carroll says that “Amy’s  superpower is getting things a credited.”  Amy has been fundamental when it comes to The Level 3 being certified. She talks us through how it’s professional credential with less than 1% of Crossfit Credentialed professional having it. She takes a deep dive into why you really do need to know your stuff for this exam and why it demands a lot from you. Also, Amy remind us how much The Level 3 is still in its early days with it came out in 2015. Part of that is it’s always getting refreshed and update, so it reflects the standard of the coaches taking it. Amy’s answers some questions around The Level 4, like it is real and why it’s taking it’s time to be released. The simple answer is like the all things Crossfit wants to do it right and make sure it means something not just in the Crossfit world be everywhere. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
56:32
December 27, 2019
139. RX Month
On today's episode Fern discuss what happens once a year at Crossfit Rife, it's called RX Month. It's where for a whole month they change what it means to do the workout "prescribed". It's called RX month because of it about giving everybody the opportunity to RX the stimulus. They also dive into the how-to brief and run RX month. The problems that can come about and the push that came from some members at first. The vita focus with this month is to help push the stimulus to the front of everyone's mind and deemphasizes the weight on the barbell.  Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
29:32
December 26, 2019
138. Dr. Steve Ilardi | Depression and CrossFit
On today's episode, Ackerman talks to Dr Steve IIardi about the benefits of exercise when it comes to depression. Dr Steve Ilardi is a professor of clinical psychology and the author of The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs. Earlier on in his career, Dr Ilard found the depression epidemic was getting worse and traditional forms of treatment aren't working. He was a correlation between the epiphany and of the 21-century lifestyle of being sedentary, indoors and a heavy fast-food debit that was creating the problem. Dr Ilard examples how exercise is more beneficial than any other anti-depression medication on the market. They cover a wide host of topics in today episode such as symptom and activity has this impact too, the more critical discussion how you as box owner can help a member who comes to about their depression. As it will happen at some point, and probably already has. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
48:38
December 23, 2019
137. Cool Downs
In today's episode, Fern and Ackerman discuss how to run an effective cooldown. It's the most unutilised part of a class, meaning it's either not planned for or is just an afterthought of "if there's time". Fren and Ackerman example that why it's essential to your athletes, and it doesn't have to be just sketching, it about brings people back down to normalcy. It's also the time in which you have a clear opening as a coach to connect with people and build that relationship. The key take away for the cool down is it should be short, fun and beneficial to your athletes. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
45:01
December 20, 2019
136. Paul Tremblay | CrossFit NCR
On today episode Fern chats with Paul Tremblay. Paul has a very impressive resume in the Crossfit space. He owns CrossFit NCR with two business partners, opened back in 2013. Paul’s made it to the games multiple times as an individual and five times on the demo team, most recently this year with James Hobart. He’s been seminar staff since 2015. Also, Paul recently joined the Coaches Development Program team. - Yes, Paul is a pretty impressive dude. During the episode, Fern and Paul cover everything they can between how being an athlete helped him bee better coach, to his internship on staff. Along with having multiple members of the seminar staff team, not only work at his gym but co-owns it with him. They discuss what it’s like to have numerous owners running one box, making it successful so they can all make a living from it. Did you catch the exciting upcoming project that is in the works for the best hour of their day, that launching next year? - If so I hope you guess are as excited as we are. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group
1:10:20
December 19, 2019
135. Eric Malzone | Future of Fitness
On today's podcast, Ackerman sits down with Eric Malzone, who's been involved in fitness for over 20 years. Originally, a CrossFit affiliate owner Eric now runs a consultant company that Ackerman personally used to help with setting up Own Your Eating. Eric and Ackerman first met on one of Eric's podcasts, Fitness Blitz Radio,  where Eric interviewed him about Owning Your Eating. Fun fact it's still Fitness Blitz Radio most listened to episode even two years on. Eric owned his affiliate for about eight and a half years before ultimately selling. During the episode, Eric describes how he sold his box successfully, with tangible advice to help you do the same. Even if you're not looking to sell this advice is invaluable, it will highlight the pitfalls within your business that are not allowing you to make a profit or be able to take a step back and everything not fall apart. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
49:33
December 18, 2019
134. Greg Hammond | Concept II
Greg Hammond is an OG in the CrossFit world. You might recognize him from last week at the Dubai CrossFit® Championship as he judged Sam Briggs in the Bike Erg and run event. In today’s episode, Greg and Jason talk about how Concept 2 started, where the name comes from, and most importantly, the ideas behind their new products. For example, how did they think of Ackerman’s least favorite machine…the bike erg? Greg breaks down some easy ways to coach on the rower and what to look for. So, in your next class, you’ll have new cues and knowledge. One thing that stands out in this podcast is how much the Concept 2 employees care about their product. Greg talks about the company and owners with so much passion and excitement, it is no wonder that Concept 2 has continued to thrive in the fitness space. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:02:23
December 17, 2019
133. Gary Villegas | Eternity CrossFit
On today’s episode, Fern sits down with friend of the show, Gary Villegas. Gary has been on the CrossFit seminar staff for five years and has owned his affiliate in Orange County, California, Eternity Crossfit for the past nine years. Gary is very much entrenched in this world. While listening to this podcast, you will hear how much Gary cares about every one of his clients, and how CrossFit gave him a better toolset to serve them. Gary has been through a lot to get to where he is today and is proof that if you want something, you have to go after. As always there is a tremendous amount of valuable information in this episode. When traveling, we all know how hard it is to stick it to our routine. That’s where GOWOD steps in. It’s all personalized to you and your body. It offers the flexibility to fit around your schedule, be that 8 minutes to an hour. If you’re having a bad day with your hip flexors, which happens when you’re sitting for a few hours in the car or on the plane, GOWOD will have a routine to help you recover. Don’t wait till you’re in pain, find 8 minutes a day to help you feel better, move better, and recover better.  Oh, did we forget to mention, that GOWOD Premium is free for all affiliate owners?  So you have no excuses, check it out today. If you don’t own a box, don’t worry you get a 14 -day free trial. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:14:30
December 16, 2019
132. Hiring and Firing
In today's episode, Fern is going solo again. He's sharing his method of hiring and firing staff; with the mistakes and the lessons he's learnt along the way. The aim here is too easy those awkward conversations that you will eventually have to go through as an affiliate owner. Looking at admin staff as well as, bring on new coaches. It's all about creating an appropriate expectation for staff and then enforcing it. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
27:39
December 5, 2019
131. John Briggs | Incite Tax
Fern is talking all business with John Briggs today. John is the owner of the Incite and author of Profit first for Micro Gyms, along with the part Affiliate owner. Fern has had personally been using them for 3 years. This is not sponsored Fern wanted to share how John’s business has helped Crossfit Rife be more profitable and stable. On top of that John makes very simple and understandable for gym owners as he is one as well. There’s so much to learn from this if your Affiliate Owners but coaches can also understand more way of keeping your money as well. Disclaimer: They are not always they are not giving you personal advice, these are just general concept and principle that could be used in the taxing world. If you want to explore these father we recommend contacting John and his team at Incite Tax or a trained accounted. Also, this is looking specify at the America Tax system. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:04:17
December 3, 2019
130. Planning for Holiday Workouts
Happy Thanksgiving Listeners! We hope you’re having a great day. On today episode we’re talking about running holiday classes, whereby their tends to a reduced schedule and which means classes are massive. The most important points keep it simple and safe, put in some effort in any way, with music or partner workout and ensure everyone having fun because no one cares about the time on days like this. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
27:13
November 28, 2019
129. Josh Melendez | Crossfit Be Someone
On today’s episode Fern chats with Josh Melendez, owner of  Crossfit Be Someone. Josh is on the podcast today to discuss how he recently went on the 3 Day Coaches  Development Programme, that fern hosted. We get a lot of question about the course and the in’s and out’s so Josh will hopefully answer them for you, but if it doesn’t always feel free to pop the question either in the best hour of their day or the coaches development programme on Instagram and we’ll get you an answer. Also, Josh shares his experience of taking over his affiliate and the bumpy road getting his box to where he is today. And how spending hours studying Crossfit materials allowed to develop into a better coach which he is pursuing that every day. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:03:35
November 27, 2019
128. Doug Chapman | HyperFIT USA
On today’s episode, Jason Ackerman chat with  Doug Chapman, OG in the CrossFit world, Hyper Fit (CrossFit Ann Arbor) was one of the first affiliates.  Doug was on level 1 and two staff till 2014, before stepping down, he uses to run 8,000 sqf Affiliate then downsized to doing it in his garage, they discuss why he made the shift. Doug makes a clear line of what it means to be a professional coach and personality coach tough out the episode and way to ensure that you are pushing for the high level of coaching. They also discuss out Crossfit has changed from those very early on days. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
47:09
November 26, 2019
127. Do Gym Aesthetics Matter?
In today’s episode your host, Ackerman and Fern talk about the aesthetics of an affiliate and how important. They’re covering the overlook, layout to the organization to how clean it is. To emphasise how important that is today. With wifi, how to make your members want to stay more and really why if you have showers you should also have a towels service. These may seem like the little things that don’t make a big difference but they do leave that last first impression. Best Hour of Their Day Youtube  The GO WOD app is very unique because of its mobility test is a totally innovative concept that will allow you to clearly highlight your body's abilities and limitations. This means that the app is tailored to you personalise and works with ensuring that you get the improvements you need. While breaking it down into 3: pre, during and post Wod allowing for you to be completely ready and recovered for your workouts. You can even do the test before sign up for it, we suggest just going over and seeing where you score at the very least. But let be honest? We all know we need to improve our mobility. https://www.gowod.app/ Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:04:44
November 25, 2019
126. Box Tour | Sneak Peak
Ackerman and Fern are on the road in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are doing a part tour. They’re giving you guys a little insight into what they are actually doing, why they are doing it and when you guys get to see the end project. Some exciting things are coming. It’s all about showcasing gyms, as many of us don’t have opportunity to drop-ins to this many boxes whereas Ackerman and Fren do as they do seminars pretty much every weekend. Whereas most of us don’t have that opportunity. Today episode was sponsored by Groove Life. They are the best silicone rings on the market which both Fern and Ackerman wear themselves. Fern has been for the past 6 months so we’re telling you guys about them because we actually like them, team! They come with a lifetime guarantee as well, it really can’t get any better? If you want to get yourself one head on over to  https://groovelife.com/ and use the code Best Hour for 18% off! And we want to hear what you think about them too! Don’t forget to share your pic with us with your new rings. @groovelife Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
28:35
November 21, 2019
125. Justin Zizumbo | From coach to owner
On today’s episode Fern chats with his good friends Justin Zizumbo, owner of Crossfit New Life. They talk about, the importance of scale and how Justin has constantly worked with non-profit, with athletes in recovery. Along with Justin being a listener, he’s part of the mentorship group he discusses how that helped him progressed as a coach. He’s recently moved from being a part-time coach to an affiliate owner, they discussed how he’s handled and the effect to taking over box instead of taking it from the very beginning. Along with how much of his life has changed since and the exciting things coming to his community soon. It’s great to see someone just getting started and doing amazing things. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:10:06
November 20, 2019
124. Joe DeGain | 810 CrossFit
On today’s episode Fern chats with Joe DeGain, a long-time member of the CrossFit Seminar Staff. Joes also the owner of 810 Crossfit, in Michigan. They go deep down that rabbit hole of Affiliate ownership. Joes has been on staff for 11 years and 8 years of those were as a Flowmaster, he works on the Level 1, 2 and Kids seminars.  He’s been in the sport for a long time and has always stuck to the Crossfit methodology never watering down for fabs. There’s a lot to learn here team. Enjoy. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:17:00
November 19, 2019
123. Karl Eagleman | Whiteboard Daily
On today’s episode Jason Ackerman chats with the  Karl Eagleman, you may know him better by his Instagram @whiteboard_daily. He’s the man behind those amazing coaching diagrams and the new whiteboard daily glossary. The glossary is an encyclopedia for coaches from cues, to movement patterns and everything in-between. They discuss how and why Karl started this all and some of his future plans. But really it’s all about wanting to help coaches have better and in-depth resources on specific movements.  It’s really easy to see that Karl just getting started and that his man will be providing a lot of value and resources for the community. So make sure you are following him.  - @whiteboard_daily Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
42:10
November 18, 2019
122. Is Your Box Fit?
Today listeners, you are in for a Fern Friday special treat! Fern is going solo with is own thesis about how fit is your box?- Now Fern isn’t talking about if you would have won the affiliate cup, back when that was things. He discusses how “fit” is your business. As Crossfit, we like to be about to have metrics that are measurable, compared and retested. If we see a weakness in ourselves or our athletes we’d make a plan to fix, Fern idea is why aren’t we doing that for our business too? Meaning there’s a weakness in our business, then make a plan to fix, instead of sticking out head in the sand about. Fern’s trying to move away from the idea that because a box has been open longer or has more member that means it’s successful. When in reality these are gyms are struggling to keep the light. Fern’s very good at breaking down the aspect into very good Crossfit metaphors. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
30:51
November 15, 2019
121. Nicole Race | Elevate
On today’s episode Jason Ackerman chats with Nicole Race, you might recognize Nicole from her viral post on Gym Lunch, which she is no longer part of.  Along with Nicole disaffiliate from Crossfit in 2017 moved to calling her's and her husband's mirco -  gym Elevate. Nicole example in this episode how she feels disaffiliating has allowed her to sever her community and members better, by stepping way form those high skill movements like the snatch and cleans along with high skill gymnastic movement like muscles up. Nicole felt that they weren’t serving the CrossFit community and would send to other boxes, as they were no longer in aline with Crossfit.  This a good episode on how it important to do things for the right reason, and how that’s what matters. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
47:39
November 14, 2019
120. Jack Ryan & Eric Heup | Fairwinds CrossFit
On today episode Fern sits down with longtime friends Jack Ryan and his business partner Eric Heup, they own Fair Winds CrossFit.  They come from two entirely different backgrounds, with opposite skill sets.  They went from the coach-athlete relationship to partners in their affiliate. It’s rare to see a business partner in a box nowadays who aren’t married or related in some ways. As that’s a difficult relationship with equal business partners, they’ve found a way to make it work.  They also discuss better ways to communicate with the members in an affiliate that help foster the community and create buy-in. It all starts with their gym values: Be curious, Be consistent,  Be Courageous. They run so much a podcast for their gym and fitness field trip which are pretty cool. It’s long and informative episode make sure to take notes. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:15:37
November 13, 2019
119. Jason Rule | Driven Nutrition
On today’s episode, Fern sits down with Jason Rule of Driven Nutrition, the supplements coming that works with affiliate aswell. While Jason owning GNC found that companies supplement would cut back on raw product and saying it was to “improve” the formulas when in reality they were cutting back to save money. During this process, Jason realised he knew so much about these raw products and how they should be put together that he discided to start making the product himself. Fern and Jason discuss the problem with the supplement industry and how Driven Nutrition is different. Making it affordable and educating affiliate not just on supplements but on how to sell anything in your affiliate. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:07:39
November 12, 2019
118. Dr. Nathan Jenkins | The Game Changers
On today’s show, Ackerman welcomes back Dr Nathan Jenkins, who you guys the listeners loved last time. On this episode, they will be talking about the new Netflix documentary Gamechangers, which states that you don’t need plate base t was Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, which are some big names when it comes to bodybuilding, among other things. They discuss their own opinions about it and how much bias there is. Also the topic they focus on the chronic health epidemic and how all of us can do something that will help with this problem. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
46:51
November 11, 2019
117. Brian Stites | Should he be de-affiliated?
Today Listeners, Jason Ackerman is sitting down with Brian Stites. Don't recognise the name? You might have heard the story about him, as we've defiantly talked about him a few episodes ago. Brian is the person who wrote in the private ‘Affiliate Owners” Facebook group exampled how he was frustrated by the change that has taken place in the last season, the like of communication from HQ and what it really meant for his box. Unfortunately like everything on the internet, it seems like everything got a bit modelled and Brian is able to example it all too us. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:01:40
November 8, 2019
116. The Snatch
In today's episode two of the best break down the Snatch.  Todd and Fern discuss the points of performance, progressions, common faults, cues they have used, and much more. They also dive into the importance of the movement and how everyone can and should be doing it, even if it’s just with a PVC pipe. This is something whereby challenges that athletes face with shoulder mobility or depth can not be fixed overnight, so it’s important to remember the long game with your athletes. We’ve listened to you guys have asked for. So we’ll be coming at you guys will be more movements episode and lots more spot the faults video on  Instagram. So make sure you're following us @besthouroftheirday Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
27:08
November 6, 2019
115. Denise Thomas | Part II
On today episode Fern chats with his long-time friend and the only guest to be on 3 times the one the only Denise Thomas. Last time we lost 19 mins of her interviews, we made sure it didn’t happen this time. Along with Denise is answering your question!  They dive into the idea of mastery and what that really means when being a coach to master the fundamentals. The subject of finding people to push to be a better and more important if you show up and ask for help you will get it. - Remember that. There is so much in this episode! Remember to check out the website for timestamps and notes to help you guys work those all this information. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:06:28
November 5, 2019
114. Matt Miller | CrossFit and Mental Health
In this episode Fern and Matt Miller discuss what the mental health field has to offer coaches and box owners.  As Affiliate begins to broaden our outreach to try to work with the "underserved" populations it is important for coaches to be able to meet those clients wherever they are in that journey.  How we speak to people and the questions we ask can have a massive effect on their outcomes. It’s a skill set that many coaches maybe under quipped for, we hope this episode helps you guys have those hard conversations and make them a little less awkward on both sides.  This is a very informative episode and is full of information, we hope it is helpful and it helps you as coach and owner. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:03:08
November 4, 2019
113. Mike Witous | Fittest Dwarf on Earth
On to days episode, Jason Ackerman chats with Mike Witous, the Fitness Dwarf on Earth. Even though that title is self pro-claimed, he is very fit dude. You may have seen him absolutely kill it at Wodapalooa. Mike works very closely with the adaptive community to ensure that a standard for RX males is being created that allows for fair competition, to allow for their own division to hopefully be created. Mike is also working on getting programming out there to help other little people do crossfit or even have the confidence to go into any global gym, he’s just waiting on being able to get his Level 1 before he put that out there. He’s a great, funny guy that you’ll hear that who genuinely wants to help raise awareness and make space for all to be comfortable to compete within the sport. - It’s a great interview. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
50:07
November 1, 2019
112. Jeremy Augusta | Barbell Jobs
On today episode Fern sits down with Jeremy Augusta,  Barbell Jobs creator. Jeremy saw that there was no means for coaches to network and look for work in the CrossFit/micro gym space. They discuss job hunting, gym purchases, resumes and what coaches should be doing to make themselves more desirable on paper when looking for job opportunities. Also what affiliate owners need to be doing when looking for coaches, and why it’s not always best to bring in coaches within your community. This is episode is about forcing on ensuring that you can make a professional career out of this, but it does start at you looking at it as a profession first. Check out the latest jobs. https://www.barbelljobs.com/ Instagram: @barbelljobs Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
54:59
October 31, 2019
111. Q + A with Chris Hinshaw
Hey listeners! Today’s episode is a real insight for you guys. As you maybe know we run a mentorship group and as part of that there are weekly calls and during these calls, there is a certain topic that is discussed. Along with we have guest coaches on to provide an insight into their speciality subjects and allow for them to answer questions directly. This episode is the mentorship call with Chris Hinshaw from back in August. This is a unique opportunity to see into mentorship, which is something that is not being offered anywhere. It’s a long term development over weeks and months with constant new material, that is tailored to the individual whether your a coach who’s been coaching for 10 years or if you have your level 1 for a week. This will help you get your level 2 or 3 (members have already) and help you improve as a coach. - Any questions, make sure to reach out to us! - Mastermind Crossfit Coaching Development.  Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:00:28
October 29, 2019
110. Cassidy Ballensky | From Intern to Staff
Hey listeners! Today you are in for a treat Fern is sitting down with his GM at Crossfit RIF, Cassidy Ballensky. Cassiday wears a lot of hat form programming today to cleaning duties, athlete management and everything in between. He’s a level 3 and is also on seminar staff. Like I said he wears a lot of hat in the Crossfit world. This is an interesting episode that looking into having why you need a GM but also viewing it from the GM and how they find their place in the gym. Cassiday also gives his experience and advice on interning, coaching developing then becoming on staff.  This is someone who truly loves coaching and wants to make everyone who comes in contact with him to have a better day. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Today episode was sponsored by Groove Life. They are the best silicone rings on the market which both Fern and Ackerman wear themselves. Fern has been for the past 6 months so we’re telling you guys about them because we actually like them, team! They come with a lifetime guarantee as well, it really can’t get any better? If you want to get yourself one head on over to  https://groovelife.com/ and use the code Best Hour for 18% off! And we want to hear what you think about them too! Don’t forget to share your pic with us with your new rings. @groovelife Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:07:37
October 28, 2019
109. Brandon Price | Ashburn CrossFit
Hey listeners! Today episode host Fern chats with Brandon Price they met on Brandon’s level one back in 2017. Then about two years go Brandon com to Fern asking for help with Coaching development. Brandon was working within Sports management when he found the Fitness on Earth on Netflix, went to his local affiliate. Once he decided he wanted to coach he emailed a ton of boxes asking for somewhere to start (unpaid) and only one guy got back to him, Lee and he’s never looked back since. Now, this episode now focuses on how to develop as a coach over a long time and getting a mentor. This is where we get a lot of question what should I do after my level 1? Level 2 prep? And getting ready for level 3?  This episode will help you navigate those time which everyone goes through, and shows you how an actual coach is doing it. Brandon is a hard-working driven individual, who showed and asked for help to get better and is. Which is the main point to be taken form this. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
50:39
October 25, 2019
108. Christian Lucero | Pardon Me
On to episode, Jason Ackerman sits down with Christain Lucero 2016 Crossfit Games 18th finisher and multiple regional athletes since 2013. Owner of Grip Tight Tape and runs his own podcast Pardon Me with Christian Lucero.  Christain and Ackerman dive into so many different topics like sleep, what it takes to make it to the games, the social pressure that athletes face, and the social pressures that face athletes. While Christian is pretty cool dude -  wife Jessica Lucero is much cooler is looking to qualify for 2020 Olympic. This is a great episode for what going in the world of CrossFit. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
37:01
October 24, 2019
107. CrossFit doesn't owe you sh*t
Hey Listener! It's that time of the week again your host sit down and go though problem or issue that is facing the Crossfit community and you might be able to guess it's all about the perception that Crossfit Hq should be doing more directly for the affiliate. This topic has come up multiple times on past episode. More recently enough HQ is getting tired of them constantly getting fired at about it too. They discussed all the gripes that they have heard multiple times from Affiliates owners. As they said: "We are sick of the complaining..." Mostly importantly listeners if you have opinions and comments we want to hear from you!!  Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
31:42
October 23, 2019
106. Sean Woodland + Tommy Marquez | Talking Elite Fitness
Hey Listeners! On the episode today Jason is sitting down the hosts of another podcast, Talking Elite Fitness’s Sean Woodland and Tommy Marquez. They discuss how even before were both let go from Crossfit HQ that they had always been looking for the right time to start a podcast as it would allow for more discussion when it comes to bigger topics. They’re really blown up since starting in January 2019, just coming up on a year since their first episode. They are on pace for 2.2 million verified downloads, that huge. They credit their success partly down to being Sports nerds. Great episode on what to take to provide top-level reporting and was missing in the summer last year due to the layoff. Also, these guys are great people, who are working so hard. Make sure to check their podcast out - Talking Elit Fitness.  Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:01:52
October 22, 2019
105. The 50 Back Squat Challenge
Hey, Podcast Listeners it's finally here! The time for talking trash is over.  Fern, Ackerman, and Todd are at the CrossFit Trainer Summit and Ackerman is about to attempt to hit 50 Back Squats at 185lbs.  Will he be able to or will he get crushed under the bar?  We have many special guests popping in with their thoughts, opinions, and of course jokes - lots of jokes.  Now, this podcast is a great one, great to get you over the those Monday blues. But do you know what even better the guy running commentary? Seeing Ackerman's pain face while doing it! Click here.  Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
30:20
October 21, 2019
104. Chris Spigner | 7 Mile Strength and Fitness
Today Ackerman is chatting with Chris Spigner, they met Chris was up for re-validation of his level one. Chris’s name may sound familiar he use to play for the Boston Red Socks, sorry Yankee fans. Chris gets deep on what happened when he got released from the Red Sock due to injury and how he gained a lot of weight, stating it was the saddest time of this life. Examples The catalyst that creating that change in life and his Crossfit journey. Chris talk about how he learnt from Semair Staff and how he ended up in the Cayman Island coaching full time, met his wife and has a baby on the way. - The dream, but he talks about how it took time to get to this point. They get into the amazing work Chris and his team are doing with 7 miles. This great episode for coaching how are worried about taking that leap and don’t really know how to start with that move into full-time coaching. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
44:21
October 18, 2019
103. Meagan Burns | Per Ignem CrossFit
On today episode Fern sits down with Meagan Burns. Meagan is pretty cool she’s one of the youngest females to have made it on to seminar staff at just 21, she now on her 8th year of being part of staff. Her Crossfit journey all start when she got a job at the front desk of a Crossfit box, after a few months of being that working out Meagan’s says she feel in love with it all; not coming from a fitness background in her youth. Meagan has a long list of Credentials, CrossFit Level 3 - Certified CrossFit Trainer, CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Goal Setting, and CrossFit Aerobic Capacity. Recently Meagan started coaching at Crossfit Per Ignem which is as amazing. Meagan is a cool person and an amazing coach. “I knew right away that helping people and coaching were two things I wanted to do! I started coaching at a gym in North Carolina and eventually ended up getting a job working for CrossFit Headquarters on the training team for the Level 1 and 2 seminars—an absolute dream job! I love being able to help people reach their goals and achieve things they never thought were possible! I am so grateful to get to do what I love every day and I am excited to be a part of/build the community here at Per Ignem” - Meagan Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
59:51
October 17, 2019
102. Maggie Tincher | CrossFit Reston
In today episode Fern chats with Maggie Tincher. Maggie is a long-time member of Semair Staff,  a level 4 Coach, former firefighter and owns two Affiliates: CrossFit Fairfax and CrossFit Reston. She’s been running an affiliate for 13 years plus, that incredible. This a just a shortlist of Maggie’s accomplishments. She’s also been mentoring Fern.  See even host need mentoring and help! - This is a great episode for anyone who wants to be a long-time coach and whats to have affiliate open for 13 years. Honestly, she really is the boss lady. Maggie. is really that much of a badass Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
55:02
October 15, 2019
101. Dr. Nathan Jenkins | CrossFit Health
In this episode, Fern sits down with Dr Nathan Jenkins. Dr Jenkins is a tenured professor of exercise physiology at the University of Georgia. He conducts research and teaches courses on exercise, obesity and cardiometabolic disease. He’s been researching for 10 years how to prevent and treatment pf Chronic Disease.; along with his training was in exercise physiology in vascular biology. With a  post-doc work in vascular cell biology. He began CrossFit in January 2015 and obtained a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer credential in 2017. So you can bet that he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to complex issues. Along with he’s working Crossfit to push forward Crossfit Health and bridge the gaps between the two fields. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:05:35
October 14, 2019
100. Coach Glassman
It's episode 100 and we have the founder of CrossFit, Coach Greg Glassman on today's show.  It was our goal to have Coach Glassman on our show and it was truly in Ackerman's mind, an example of putting something out in the world and making it happen. Thank you so much, for all your support! - We couldn't have done it without you! Don't worry we'll still going strong and got so much more content for you.  Be sure to head over to our site, Besthouroftheirday.com to check out our mentor group and the first 50 people to click the link will receive a FREE Best Hour of Their Day t-shirt courtesy of Forever Fierce. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
39:53
October 11, 2019
99. Stu Brauer | Guess who's back
In this episode, Fern chats with for the Stu Brauer, who has been mentioned numerous times in different episodes by many guests. This is Stu second time being on the podcast first was with Jason. This time they look at the issue facing gym owners how do you get more athletes in the box? And how it may look like the company have the magical recipe to get those people through your door with click funnels course etc does it really works? And if so could you handle the demand? On the other hand, if you don’t want to use these programmes or business to get people thought the door, with facebook and Instagram algorithm can you really push out content and it is being seen? - these question and much more is covered. If you need help with this! Stu's letting Best Hour Of Their Day listeners get buy one course, get one 50% off by using the promo code “fuckfacefifty”.  Like everything it takes time, and these will help with fundamentals to get you there. Click Here!  Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:03:34
October 10, 2019
98. Running the Open at your box | It’s the most wonder terrible time of the year
In this episode, your hosts Jason and Todd talk about the early Christmas present we as the Crossfit community are getting… the first-ever, and will probably never happen again the Second open of the year. I’ll wait while you clap and applause, and the screams of excitement … Nope, none? That I thought. But thank you so much, Dave, for this present that just keeps on giving. As Todd puts it “It’s the most wonder terrible time of the year”. This episode is meant to help Box owners to give you ideas how to not only run the open at your box also how to keep everyone on that high for the second time this year.  You’ll hear some story whereby it’s gotten out of hand, and a little be crazy. But also why it’s important for your members and crossfit community to be part of the worldwide competition, we all know 99% of people doing it are not going to the games or  Sacutional? The guys will explain. Todd uses the open in a slightly different way that he frames open, which as has been super successful. At the end of the day, it’s part of the culture that we as Crossfiter just do the open, it creates memories and it’s really a time we all push ourselves hard. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
30:18
October 9, 2019
97. Heber Cannon | Buttery Bros
In this episode, Jason Ackerman sits down the half of the Buttery Bro. If you haven’t heard of  Heber or Buttery Bro you must be living under a rock. He was one of the driving force behind the Crossfit Games documentaries, but what's more, exciting if the work that he’s down since being let go from Crossfit when we got rid of their Media Team. Heber and long-time buddy Marston Sawyers teamed up to make the Buttery Bros which is bringing the Buttery content about the Games, Sanctionals, and all the athletes. They just to be seen to be everywhere right now bring out the best content for us the community to not only follow wants to go on but also in a fun entertaining way. Heber is a great person who is just following his passion with his best buddy making great content for the community don’t forget to check them out.   Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
33:24
October 8, 2019
96. Adam Tar | CrossFit Northport
In this episode, Jason Ackerman sits down with Adam Tar, who he met about a month ago at a Level 2. Adam is the owner and head coach at Crossfit Northport, wit his wife Sarah Tarr. What really impressed Ackerman about Adam was what he is doing from a business perspective within his Box. Adam has a Master of Bussision Admisionton, which he stated has not only allowed him to be the most expensive box in his area but also have a solid membership base of 100 members. Adam takes a very hard approach within his box, where he coaches 90% of classes, has very hard but ultimately fair internship program, and hold value in contacts to ensure his business stay alive. They discuss all of that but also topic like Grandingfathering in, going to court over contracts and my EFT should be your membership method of collecting. This may seem like some hard issue to face for many of us as box owners but Ackerman and Adam example why they are so important mostly because it’s allowing you to ensure your future. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
54:59
October 7, 2019
95. Julian and Miranda Alcaraz | Street Parking
In this episode, Fern picks the brains of the founders of Street Parking Julian and Miranda Alcaraz which they started in 2016.  Miranda – after 15 years in the fitness industry, 8 years on CrossFit HQ seminar staff, and 8 years competing in CrossFit. Julian – after 10 years in the fitness industry, and 5 years competing in CrossFit. Both having trained and competed at the highest level – the CrossFit Games – they found themselves in new territory – busy. Julian was running a business and Miranda had settled into a full-time job. At the time the couple was dating and lived over an hour away from each other. They noticed something interesting. The workouts they would post on their social media from HOME – with simple equipment – was what people who followed them responded to most. An idea was formed. Post the simple workouts we are doing at home – so people can follow along. Charge a fee that is totally doable for most people. Create a community where we can push and motivate each other. The first-ever workouts were posted in November 2016 (just a few days before Miranda found out she was pregnant with their baby boy). Memberships went up for sale the week before New Years. Within the first month, Street Parking had 700 Members. As Street Parking continued to grow and the members were posting about how this had changed the game for them to be able to see success at home. The fire that Julian and Miranda felt to provide the best programming, community and service possible grew as well. With their own lives about to change forever with the birth of their son – they knew that this was something they wanted to dedicate themselves to 100%. Miranda left her full-time job. Julian sold his business. They went all in the business and they have one of the most successful online programmes out there. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
58:26
October 4, 2019
94. Luke Parker | Unbroken Fitness
In this episode, Jason Ackerman chats with Luke Parker.  Luke was the villain on this season of "The Bachelorette" but he is so much more than a reality TV bad guy; he’s honestly a high energy guy. And don’t worry if you haven’t heard of Luke before especially within the Crossfit space. Ackerman explains how Luke slid into his DM’s. But Luke does train with some big dogs, like Jacob Heppner. This is great episode that will get you fired up and back and chasing those dreams of yours. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
44:44
October 3, 2019
93. Rep Shavers
In this episode, all of your hosts Ackerman, Fern and Todd discuss a topic that faces every athlete more than once in the Affiliate, people who shave reps or more than likely you yourself have done it more than once. It’s a very controversial and likely a touchy subject for most. They drive into how they dealt with athletes who have done it and repeatedly, also looked into the flip side of let just be honest they just lost count and other situations whereby the athletes internal scaled because they’d bite off more than they can chew. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
33:40
October 2, 2019
92. Dr. Shakha and Dr. Scott | CrossFit Health
In this episode, Fern sits down with Dr Shakha and Dr Scott, who are both involved in the Crossfit Health scene. Dr Scott is an anesthesiologist, Dr Shakha is Coach Glassman’s children paediatrician. They discuss how Crossfit moving forward in the greater community, chronic disease and how to navigate that when it walks into your gym, what really is Glassman problem with Coke- Cola, and how when it comes to chronic disease medicine don’t curse they simply slow down the decay. They dive into how the main site is now more beneficial to us all as trainers and coaches. You may have to listen to this podcast a couple of time theirs so much information about health mark and why they are so important because they are so hard to get a test through your normal Doctors as well. Dr Shakha and Dr Scott open the Warrior Clinic so that you could get this important test done yourself at home to be more in control of your health. Along with we will be hosting a live Q&A with Dr Shakha and Dr Scott, details to follow. Check out the extras about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:07:29
October 1, 2019
91. Carl Paoli | Free + Style
In this episode Jason Ackerman sit down with Carl Paoli, have you heard of him? Probably is the reason you have or want to be able to do a back tuck right? Well, he’s the reason Jason can do one. He was featured on Crossfit Youtube channel back in 2011 teaching Jason Khalipa how to do one. Carl found Crossfit back 2006/2007. Very cool and down to earth guy who wants to help people not only move better but help people grow. Check out the extra content about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development gro
29:38
September 30, 2019
90. Greg Amundson | The Original CrossFit Fire Breather
In this episode Jason Ackerman the host sits down with some who he’s said from day one of his Crossfit journeys was someone he personal looked up. His guest Greg Amundson is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, the US Army Officer Candidate School, South Bay Regional Public Safety Academy, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Federal Academy. Greg started his CrossFit training in December 2001 at the original CrossFit Headquarters gym in Santa Cruz, California. As an Athlete at the first CrossFit gym, Greg was coached and mentored by CrossFit Founders “Coach” Greg and Lauren Glassman for over seven years. Greg was also a former owner of the worlds first CrossFit gym on Research Park Drive in Santa Cruz, CA. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
55:35
September 27, 2019
89. Bethanie Werner | CrossFit Kapaa
In this episode, Fern sits down with Bethanie Werner. Owner of CrossFit Kapaa on the island of Oahu discuss the positives of owning a box that gets many drop-ins over the year. She also owner Crossfit Sany in Utah. Bethanie also breaks down what it's like taking over a box and having to work 80 of coach per month to keep the lights on, her plans for the future. She is a 10-year affiliate owner with a wealth of knowledge on how to make her business work for her. So many knowledge bombs dropped in this episode. From having GM, putting members on contacts, how to make it all work. Also, Bethanie is part of our mentoring group and she talks about that, if you are interested please reach out!  Side note Bethanie is looking for a coach at her box, pop over to the gym page and slide in those dm's. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:05:13
September 26, 2019
88. You're not a good enough coach
In this episode in this Todd, Ackerman and Fern discuss issues brought up in the last episode and what was promoted by the 10-year Affiliate Gathering. Why are affiliate’s de-affiliate? And the discussions that were brought up during the gathering. The host all give their options on this issue that is facing the community. And the title of the episode really does highlight the problem that is facing many coaches, that simply it’s easier not to teach the muscle-up or snatch. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
39:35
September 25, 2019
87. CrossFit 10 Year Affiliate Gathering
In this episode, Both Fern and Ackerman are in Whistler, Canada at the CrossFit affiliate gathering. Just giving you guys an inside scoop of what it's like at the gathering. With the special drop-in guest of Austin Begiebing. They raise some talking points that affiliate owners are facing, and they reminisce about it was like starting out over 10 years ago. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
37:00
September 23, 2019
86. Jud Dean | CrossFit 1st State
In this episode, Fern sits down with Jud Dean. Jud has been an affiliate owner for more than a decade.  Jud and Fern go back to 2011 at the Mid Atlantic Hopper Challenge.  Jud owns CrossFit 1st State in Delaware and does online coaching with his company Forever Hungry.  Jud coached the 2019 CrossFit Games Champ in the 60+ age division.  We discuss training masters athletes and how to look at their overall volume in training and we take a deep dive into his affiliate model that is predominantly focused on individualized CrossFit programming and how affiliates can offer a better service to their clients and provide superior results. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:07:26
September 20, 2019
85. Rob Grupe | From Prison to CrossFit owner
What if I told you that the stress of living month to month as a struggling entrepreneur is something to be grateful for? After listening to this episode with Rob Grupe, you will understand exactly what I mean. In this episode, Ackerman sits down with friends and someone who he credits as making him a better person, Rob Grupe. Rob is the founder and owner of Twice Bitten CrossFit in Oklahoma City. Before owning a gym, Rob served a jail sentence of 7 years in prison. Nearly a decade of time spent in a jail cell would typically break a man, but for Rob, it was a wake-up call to create a life built around service, and helping others. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
52:49
September 19, 2019
84. I Hate my Box.
In this episode hosts, Ackerman and Fern pull to pieces a very common problem, whereby a coach doesn’t like their box anymore. This was emailed to the guys by a listener, about what they should do when they butt heads with the owner of the CrossFit affiliate they go to. The listener also laid out the scenario, including their answers to the problem and Fern and Ackerman, talked through them and ultimately give out their best advice. Please remember that we are here for you guy. Do not hesitate to hit us up with your problems, because if you’re facing it chances are somebody else. We want to help that is what this is all about and why the podcast started. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com and with that our new website is up and running tell us what you think.  Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
46:51
September 18, 2019
83. Steve Liberati | Steve's Paleogoods
In the episode, Jason Ackerman sits down with the one and only Steve Liberati. As the head caveman for Steve’s PaleoGoods, Steve is always on the hunt for the healthiest way to eat, live, and give back to his community.  Never satisfied, Steve works tirelessly to find the best ingredients on Earth to fuel himself, his athletes and the entire paleo/primal and CrossFit community. He is the driving force behind every new product and the real-life equivalent of the Swedish Chef! Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
47:57
September 17, 2019
82. Joe Tepe | The Strip CrossFit
In this episode Jason and in part Roz sit down with Joe Tepe is the owner of The Strip CrossFit, the only box in Las Vegas with air conditioning.  Joe reached out after our episode about Open gym and when Fern and Jason jumped down the rabbit hole of drop-ins. Joe has a unique position to comment on drops in because he’s box gets over 2700 unique drop-ins every year, in fact, one stopped in doing this interview.  In this fun interview, Joe talks about turning away drop-ins that want to do "their own thing," maintaining class structure with so many strangers hitting class, and finding the balance of not jeopardizing the "best hour of the day" for his members.  He also drops the best places to eat in Vegas and the craziest thing a drop-in has ever done in his class. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
38:20
September 16, 2019
81. Amy West, MD | CrossFit Health
In this episode, Jason Ackerman sits down with Amy West MD. Amy is a genuinely wonderful human being who is working with Crossfit and Crossfit health to make people healthier and help as many people as possible. She found earlier on the push back from her co-workers by saying this like “CrossFit is bad” “crossfit will injure you” to lessen ten years on from when she first start and see this more neutral stance which is a good thing. They discuss the influences on the medical industry, which are creating this problem. Along with the ideas, Greg Glassman has been pushing most in most recent years. This is a fascinating episode which hits on a lot of different problems and topics and will be facing your box today. We hope this helps you navigate through them and your athletes. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
49:00
September 13, 2019
80. Andrew Frezza | Seven Figure Box
In this episode, Ackerman sits down with Andrew Frezza who is one of the owners of CrossFit Palm Beach in Jupiter, FL.  Which has been open for close to 7 years, last year brought in over seven figures in profits and has reached that 500 members. For a box that is out of the heavily density populated area is amazing. This may be a surprise as you’ve probably never heard of either himself or this brother Tony Frezza or Crossfit Palm Beach if you live outside of Florida area. This episode really highlights what it takes to make your box grow as a business and how you don’t need to be on Staff to do that or have a Games athletes training at your gym.  What it becomes clear from Andrew was how much he's cared about his members having the best hour of their day had helped the box grow to where it is today. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
45:08
September 12, 2019
79. What is Rx?
In this episode, Todd and Fern discuss the meaning behind the term "Rx."  Why it’s valuable, where it goes wrong in affiliates, how to educate your members on its place in training and some different ways to execute it at the affiliate level.  How it heavily demonized. Along with how coaches and affiliate owners are trapping them into the RX culture with their programming. Using their personal experiences from both of their own affiliates, they show how they’ve overcome. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
49:36
September 11, 2019
78. Mike Giardina | Assault Fitness
In this episode, Fern sits down with long-time friend Mike Giardina, who spent more than a decade on the CrossFit seminar staff coaching all over the world. You may recognize him if you took your Level 2 in the good coach/bad coach videos.  Mike started his career at CrossFit Atlanta and is a multi-time CrossFit Games athlete as both an individual and on a team.  Mike is currently working as part of the Assault Fitness team working with their products and developing training content. Fern and Mike discuss training, nutrition, continuing education and how to coach things like the assault bike and how to utilize the air runner as a coach and an athlete.  Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:10:37
September 10, 2019
77. Andrew and Jen Charlesworth | CrossFit Tuebor
In this episode, Jason sits down with time Andrew and Jen Charlesworth are both on the CrossFit seminar staff, are involved with multiple other businesses, own and run CrossFit Tuebor, one of the most successful boxes with over 200 members, and manage to regularly squeeze in their own training.  They have been both to regionals and Andrew is the other bro as part of the Thunder Bros with Dave. They discuss who they opened a box, how they grow their communities, different types of training and so much more. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! WE only need 3 more reveiw till 100! You guys are great! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
45:42
September 9, 2019
76. Keith Wittenstein | Work F*cking Harder
In this episode, Jason Ackerman sits down with long-time friend Keith Wittenstein put your probably know him better as “Coach Panda! And if you’ve ever wondered why he’s called that? Look no farther they get into that. Keith is a real OG, it feels like he’s been in the sport since the beginning of time. But before the CrossFit, Keith taught vinyasa yoga for many years throughout New York City. Keith has a way of infusing humor into his detailed and intelligent teaching of anatomy and mobility techniques. Keith have pretty much every base of fitness cover from a Yoga Tune Up® teacher committed to having people move better and live pain-free lives; to He is a CrossFit® Level 4 Coach and a being veteran member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. He leads CrossFit Specialty Seminars on Kettlebells, Gymnastics and Olympic Weightlifting. Jason and Keith drive deep into some really interesting issue with the Crossfit space. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! WE only need 3 more reveiw till 100! You guys are great!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
54:57
September 6, 2019
75. Nicole Aucoin | Healthy Steps Nutrition
In this episode, Jason Ackerman sits down with Nicole Aucoin. Nicole is the founder of Healthy Steps Nutrition and realized how important nutrition was at a young age. Her mom was diagnosed with cancer and her family completely changed their diet and lifestyle. Her mom lived years past the doctor’s expectations. Even though her mom ultimately lost the battle to cancer. Nicole was able to have years of memories with her that she may or may not have been able to have if the family didn’t completely change their diet and try complementary medicine...  Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
48:39
September 5, 2019
74. The Muscle-Up
In this episode, both of the host Jackerman and Fren sit down and talk about the muscle-up. Which most people haven’t even heard of until they walk into the box, and is viewed by many when you get your Muscle-up you get your “Crossfit Card”. The muscle-up (MU) is a movement that transitions from a hanging position below the rings to a supported position, arms extended, above the rings. It is a combination movement containing both a pull-up and a dip. Far from a contrivance, the muscle-up is hugely functional. With a muscle-up, you’ll be able to surmount any object on which you can get a finger hold–if you can touch it, you can get up on it. The value here for survival, police, firefighter, and military use is impossible to overstate. They discuss the practical application of the MU in classes.  From teaching it to scaling it appropriately, to helping members improve and string multiple together.  You are only as limited as your imagination.  Throughout this episode we dip into other topics, such as the art of coaching, keeping classes of different abilities engaged, and of course, we share plenty of funny and entertaining muscle-up stories. Check out the extra goodies about this episode on besthouroftheirday.com Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! We are only 5 reviews away from 100! You guys are amazing!!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
58:09
September 4, 2019
73. Marc Reklau | The Life-Changing Power of Gratitude
Marc Reklau is a Consultant, Speaker, and author of 7 books including the #1 Amazon Bestseller "30 Days - Change your habits, change your life", which since April 2015 has been sold and downloaded over 170,000 times and has been translated into Spanish, German, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Portuguese and Korean. He wrote the book in 2014 after being fired from his job and literally went from jobless to Bestseller (which is the title of his second book). The Spanish version of his latest book "Destination Happiness" has been published by Spain's #1 Publisher Planeta in January 2018. Marc's mission is to empower people to create the life they want and to give them the resources and tools to make it happen. He writes about habits, productivity and happiness. His message is simple: Many people want to change things in their lives, but few are willing to do a simple set of exercises constantly over a period of time. You can plan and create success and happiness in your life by installing habits that support you on the way to your goals. If you want to work with Marc directly contact him on his homepage www.marcreklau.com where you also find more information about him. You can connect with him on Twitter @MarcReklau, Instagram, Facebook or on his website www.goodhabitsacademy.com ----- Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website
41:25
September 3, 2019
72. Chriss + Andrea Smith | Trident CrossFit
Chriss and Andrea Smith are two of the most awesome people in the CrossFit Community.  They have Owned Trident CrossFit for nearly 10 years, have seen their gym grow past 600 members, have both worked on HQ Seminar Staff, own multiple other businesses and have made all of the mistakes.  They are incredibly generous with their time and experiences so take notes! Support Trident CrossFit: @tridentcrossfit Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website
1:04:01
August 30, 2019
71. Spencer Hendel | The Road to a 300lb. Snatch
Spencer Hendel is a six-time individual CrossFit Games veteran, competing in every CrossFit Games from 2009-2012 and 2015-2017. Though a bubble athlete frequently on the cusp of qualification, fans were shocked when he missed qualification for this first time in 2013 and then again in 2014, each by just one place. But Hendel proved he wasn’t down and out just yet with a comeback in 2015, returning to the Games and taking a career-best finish of fifth place. Head Coach of CrossFit One Nation in Waltham Massachusetts and a member of the CrossFit Level 1, Level 2, and Competitors Course Seminar Staff, in 2016, Hendel shared the field with his father Andrew Hendel, who took seventh in the Masters Men 55-59 Division. Support Spencer: @Spencer_hendel Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website
47:27
August 29, 2019
70. Open Gym
What's the right thing to do when it comes to having an open gym at an affiliate?  Is it good to allow members to do their own thing?  Does it cause a rift in the community?  Should you charge more or less for it?  We discuss all of this and more in today's episode. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
38:13
August 28, 2019
69. Saxon Panchik | Brotherly Love
Saxon Panchik is not only a CrossFit Games athlete, placing 9th at the 2019 Games, but he's also the owner of CrossFit Cliffside along with twin brother Spencer.  The two of them plus older brother Scott are a part of the world's fittest family.  In this episode we talk about his epic performance at this year's Games, including his slide in against Noah Ohlsen, running a business with your sibling, and the terrible accident that got him to start CrossFit in 2009. Support Saxon: @saxon_panchik Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website
38:38
August 27, 2019
68. Matt + Cherie Chan | Follow your heart
Matt and Cherie Chan have been involved in the CrossFit world since 2007, using CrossFit as a way to to help Matt improve his endurance as a Denver area firefighter. After four Top 10 finishes at the CrossFit Games, (including the runner-up slot in 2012), Chan became a full-time athlete and one of the most popular and knowledgeable veterans in the sport.  Cherie also has competed two times at the CrossFit Games and is a Flowmaster on the CrossFit seminar staff. In this fun conversation, we talk about how to rid your life of junk, working with your significant other, and the best ways to foster love in your relationship.  These are two amazing human beings and we are proud to call them friends. Support Matt and Cherie: @matt1chan + @cherizle Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website
47:15
August 26, 2019
67. Coaches Compensation
One of the most commonly asked questions we get from both box owners and coaches is, "what's a fair pay?"  In this episode, Todd, Fern, and Ackerman, breakdown best practices, dos and don'ts, and some words of wisdom on how to best compensate CrossFit coaches. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
47:26
August 23, 2019
66. Sean Pastuch | Toxic Exercise Dependency
Have you heard of “Toxic Exercise Dependency” (TED)? TED is a condition that is defined as the following: Person(s) who exercise vigorously causing measurable negative findings in common health markers including but not limited to: Elevated white blood cells, hormone variability, loss of menstrual cycle, persistent muscle, tendon, and joint pain, and irregular sleep patterns. In severe cases of TED, people have experienced intense pain, loss of libido, headaches, weight loss, kidney damage, and more. Early signs that you may have TED include but are not limited to: You exercise daily and have not taken a day off in more than a week. You are in pain and instead of getting it taken care of or resting, you use support equipment to allow you to exercise. You require pain killers (OTC or Prescription) in order to exercise without pain. TED is a real condition often misunderstood to be a healthy habit, but it is actually as dangerous as habits widely accepted to be poor for your health. If you have signs of TED, speak with your coach immediately. Ok, Sean Pastuch made that whole thing up. But, if as you were reading it you were thinking “fuck, this is me”, you have a problem, and you should talk with your coach immediately, and listen to this episode. Support Sean and Active Life Rx: @activeliferx Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website
53:50
August 22, 2019
65. WOD on the Waves
Want to party with 2000 of the fittest people on the planet?  Meet other like minded fitness enthusiasts?  Train with CrossFit Games athletes?  Attend seminars from industry experts?  Most importantly hang with Fern and Ackerman!?  Listen to this episode of Best Hour of Their Day and learn everything you need to know about WOD on the Waves.  Jason sits down with Austin Malleolo to chat about this amazing vacation!  Once you listen and are ready to book your room, use code BESTHOUR to get some special access to us on the boat. Support WOD on the Waves: @wodonthewaves Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website
26:51
August 21, 2019
64. Chris Irwin | Teamwork: Navy SEAL Foundation
Chris Irwin has been part of the CrossFit Community for almost a decade in several different capacities.  He's a Naval Academy graduate, a former Navy SEAL,  has been an affiliate owner, the president of Kill Cliff and now serves in the non profit arena with the Navy Seal Foundation where he heads up strategic partnerships and is working on a growing a Hero WOD fundraiser.  We discuss operating an affiliate in a remote destination, handling drop ins, building a massive company from scratch, and how to contribute to the greater community.   Support Chris: @thischrisirwin Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website
1:05:19
August 20, 2019
63. Freddy Camacho | GFY
Freddy Camacho is the owner of Good For You CrossFit. Freddy retired from police work in 2018 as a sergeant at the Union City Police Department. Over the course of his career in law enforcement, he was an assistant team leader on the SWAT Team, the team leader on the SWAT Sniper Team, and a former defensive tactics instructor at both the police department and the police academy. In addition he is a Level Two Krav Maga instructor and has won medals in boxing and CrossFit in both the California Police and Fire Games and the World Police and Fire Games. Freddy has been a CrossFit gym owner since 2006, is a CrossFit Level Two trainer, and a 7 times CrossFit Games athlete. Support Freddy: @freddycamacho65 Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - https://www.besthouroftheirday.com/podcast/63-freddy-camacho-gfy 
50:11
August 19, 2019
62. Forever Fierce | Dos and Don'ts of Apparel
Matt and Fern break down apparel sales in the affiliate from start to finish.  Forever Fierce works with more than 500 independent gyms.  They have solved most of the issues that affiliates have with selling apparel.  How should we sell retail? Should we sell retail? How much stock should you carry? What should we charge? How many designs should we carry? How frequently should we order new shirts? Should we do more than shirts? Who does my designs? Who is in charge of retail?  If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions then you need to listen to this episode.   Support Forever Fierce: @frvrfrce Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
58:37
August 15, 2019
61. Logan Collins | 4x CrossFit Games athlete
Logan Collins has competed as an individual the last four years at the CrossFit Games, placing 31st, 15, 11th, and 13th.  He has done this while running his affiliate CrossFit Rejoice in Wylie, Texas, and also while training on his own.  This year people watched him hit over 20 rounds of "Mary" while dealing with a very painful calf cramp that caused him to revert to strict pull-ups.  Listen in as Logan talks about his thoughts of the 2019 Games, whether the field was truly fair during the sled push, and what he's doing to ensure a top 10 finish next year. Support Logan: @logancollins3 Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
1:00:12
August 14, 2019
60. Meetings
Where do meetings fit in box ownership and in life?  Most people will agree meetings tend to be a huge waste of everyone's time.  In today's episode we breakdown how to run an effective meeting, tips to make a meeting efficient, and when and why they are most valuable.  We also cover topics such as, should coaches be paid for attending meetings, how often they should be held, and why it's so important they start on time.  If you coach at a box, own a box, or have any meetings in your life, you'll learn from and appreciate this episode. Also, check out WOD on the Waves, Fern and Ackerman will be on the boat and if you use the code "BESTHOUR" at checkout you'll be guaranteed a spot and be invited to some private events with us. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com - to learn more about our private coaches development group.
47:37
August 13, 2019
59. John Wooley | Make WODs Great Again
John Wooley is the brains behind MWGA. He refers to MWGA as his “inside voice” on his fitness journey. John lives by the mantra of, if you don’t look back and laugh at your own journey, then how can you have fun going forward? Support John: @makewodsgreatagain Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
37:20
August 9, 2019
58. Rory Mckernan | Behind the Horns
Rory McKernan has been a big part of the CrossFit community for over a decade.  He was part of the CrossFit Seminar Staff for several years before moving over to the CrossFit Media Team.  He has been part of the Update Show for the CrossFit Games as well as a color commentator for the the Open, Regionals and the Games.  He recently co-wrote a book with Katrin Davidsdottir entitled “My journey to becoming a two time CrossFit Games Champion”.  We discuss social media and what affiliates can do to enhance the their brands using online platforms. Support Rory: @rorymckernan Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
1:06:30
August 8, 2019
57. Todd Occhiuto | Teaching and Seeing Drills
Todd Occhiuto is a flowmaster on the CrossFit seminar team and one of our closest friends.  Todd has written many articles for the CrossFit Journal helping coaches develop their ability to teach, see, and correct movement.  In this episode (recorded at the CrossFit Games), we discuss some simple drills coaches can use right away to help them develop. We also discuss the mobility epidemic going on in the CrossFit world, where coaches and athletes immediately believe all of their problems, physical and emotional can be solved by doing more mobility rather than moving better. Support Todd: @tjo_10 Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
39:36
August 7, 2019
56. Judging at the CrossFit Games
Fern and Ackerman just got home after judging the individuals at the 2019 CrossFit Games.  In this episode, Jason sits down with his wife Roz as she asks him all about what goes down behind the scenes. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
1:03:26
August 6, 2019
55. Chuck Bennington | Coach like you mean it
Chuck Bennington has been one of our most requested guests and it comes as no surprise, he is a likable dude. Chuck is a long-term member of the CrossFit community and got his start in coaching when he relocated to learn under the tutelage of Jeff Tucker. From there, Chuck has owned an affiliate, ran the 2010 CrossFit South Central Regional, and become a lead on the CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar Team. Support Chuck: @chuckbennington Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
59:22
August 2, 2019
54. Marcus Filly | Committed to changing how people view fitness and themselves
Marcus Filly has smoothly made the transition from CrossFit Games athlete to a leader in the functional bodybuilding world. But don't write him off just yet from ever stepping onto the CrossFit competition floor. In this interview Jason and Marcus discuss finding balance in life, the idea of training for health vs sport, people putting too much emphasis on social media, and more. Support Marcus: @marcusfilly Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
1:00:50
August 1, 2019
53. Q + A | with guests Austin Malleolo + Denise Thomas
In today's episode we answer your questions.  Fern sat down with special guests Austin Malleolo and Denise Thomas questions submitted by you, our listeners.   Thank you to all of our fans that sent in questions.  If you have questions you want answered on a future episode or topics you would like us to discuss, please DM us on social media @besthouroftheirday or email us besthouroftheirday@gmail.com Support Denise and Austin: @amalleolo + @denthomas7 Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
1:06:41
July 31, 2019
52. Stuart Brauer | WTF???
Stu Brauer is the owner of Urbn Mvmnt in Charlotte, NC, the WTF Gym Talk podcast and brand, and is a content machine. He also has a youtube channel and Vlog as well as a brand new online university for gym owners, Microgym University.   In today's episode we talk about everything from the challenges of being a red head, why you should or shouldn't curse, the biggest mistake box owners are making, how to rebrand, and so much more. Learn more about the Self-Made Summit Support Todd: @stubrauer + @wtfgymtalk Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
55:27
July 30, 2019
51. Todd Widman | Leadership has to be selfless and genuine
Todd Widman got hooked on CrossFit when he was a captain in the Marine Corps. As a flowmaster on CrossFit’s Seminar Staff, he says he finds his job highly rewarding. Likewise, he encourages everyone in the community to give coaching a try before shouldering the responsibility of owning an affiliate. “When you give people the power of doing something—a pull-up, a push press, a squat, whatever it is—they figure out that they can do that by their will. They can then start to take care of this,” Widman says, pointing with both index fingers to his head. He adds: “I love that stuff because they realize that they’re still in control of their life, that it’s not just all downhill for the rest of their life. It’s shocking and humbling and beautiful.” Support Todd: @todds_gym Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
56:12
July 29, 2019
50. North Naples CrossFit | Matt Torres + Dario Aviles
Matt Torres and Dario Aviles opened the doors of North Naples CrossFit in 2013.  What was done out of a passion for fitness quickly turned into a real business that forced these two valet parking attendants to quickly learn and adapt.  It's amazing to see two childhood friends create something that has helped hundred of Naples locals improve their health and well-being.  Listen in as we discuss how it all began, mistakes they've made along the way, and what they do every day to make sure they are doing their best for the box. We are looking to shine the spotlight on more affiliates.  If you want to share your story, reach out to us on social media or email us besthouroftheirday@gmail.com and you could be featured on an upcoming episode. Support North Naples CrossFit: @northnaplescrossfit Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
57:14
July 26, 2019
49. Mistakes we've Made
Together Fern and Ackerman have owned seven gyms, coached tens of thousands of members, and have been hitting CrossFit workouts for over 25 years.  To say they have made a few mistakes would be a significant understatement...they've f*cked up dozens and dozens of times.  However, they have learned from all of these mistakes and you can too.  In today's episode we discuss our top mistakes and what we learned from them. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
40:54
July 24, 2019
48. Pamela Gagnon | How to improve your gymnastics for CrossFit
For those of you who aren't familiar with Pamela, she is a lead instructor of The Gymnastics Course (formerly CrossFit Gymnastics), a former collegiate gymnast at Rutgers, a 3 time CrossFit Games athlete and 6 times regionals athlete. Basically she knows more about bodyweight movements than 99% of the world. Support Pam: @pamelagnon Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
49:08
July 22, 2019
47. Brian Chontosh | Becoming a leader
Brian Chontosh is a retired Marine officer who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions in Iraq.  Tosh is also one hell of a coach.  Brian is a L4 CrossFit coach and part of the CrossFit seminar staff.  Listen in as he talks about leadership, challenging yourself, and improving your mindset. Support Tosh: tosh.crookedbutterfly Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
1:08:27
July 19, 2019
46. Preparing for your L2 Seminar
Whether you are getting ready to take your L2, already have, or never will, this episode will make you a better coach.  Fern and Ackerman discuss the six criteria for being an effective coach and give actionable steps to improve in all areas.   Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!    Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman   Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
59:22
July 17, 2019
45. Becky Harsh | Should you do Keto?
Becky Harsh is a part of the CrossFit Seminar Staff and owner of Beaver Menace CrossFit in Castle Rock, Colorado.  Recently she tested the ketogenic diet for 90 days and is here to talk about her experience, advice for people considering it, and whether or not she will continue.   Keto is a huge buzz word, so before starting or recommending it, listen to someone that gave it a whirl. Support Becky: @beckyharsh Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
55:42
July 15, 2019
44. Kelly Starrett | The Ready State
Kelly Starrett is a legend in the CrossFit world, a physical therapist, author, and speaker. His 2013 fitness book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, was featured on The New York Times bestselling sports books list. He is a co-founder, with his wife Juliet Starrett, of the fitness website MobilityWOD. In 2017 Kelly was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness. Support Kelly: @suppleleopard Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
51:44
July 12, 2019
43. Preventing Burn Out
You love CrossFit, whether you just hit the classes, coach at your box, or are an owner, we do it because it's fun and exciting.  But what happens when you start to feel burned out?  Is it preventable?  How can you handle it?  Is there any coming back?  Good news, you're not alone, many of the best athletes and coaches have suffered from burn out.  In this episode we discuss why it happens, how to prevent it, and what you can do to overcome it. Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
55:29
July 10, 2019
42. Tasia Percevecz | There is no "I" in Team
Tasia Percevecz went from competing as an Individual to a member of the CrossFit Mayhem champions.  In this episode, we discuss why being on the team is harder, just how brutal the worm is, the benefits of gymnastics as a child, and much more.  Support Tasia: @tasiapercevecz  Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman Check out our website - besthouroftheirday.com
51:28
July 8, 2019
41. Dallin Pepper | The World's Fittest Teenager
At 17 years old Dallin Pepper has already won the CrossFit Games twice and is planning on making 2019 his third championship.  Listen in as Dallin discusses what it's like being the fittest on earth, training with the elite, balancing training with sports, and the first time he beat his dad in a workout. Support Dallin @dallinpeppercf Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman
53:35
July 3, 2019
40. Q + A | with guest Donny Forbis
In today's episode we answer your questions.  Fern, Ackerman, and special guest Donny Forbis sat down after a recent L1 Seminar and answered questions from our listeners.  Between the three of us, we have owned 8 affiliates, coached over 600 L1 and L2 seminars, and have tens of thousands of hours experience coaching athletes. Thank you to all of our fans that sent in questions.  If you have questions you want answered on a future episode or topics you would like us to discuss, please DM us on social media @besthouroftheirday.
1:00:15
July 2, 2019
39. Denise Thomas | Fail to plan, plan to fail
Denise Thomas is well respected as one of the best CrossFit coaches in the world.  She has been a flowmaster on the CrossFit seminar team for nearly 10 years, works at Reebok HQ, and runs the CrossFit coaches development program.  When you think of Denise (DT) you immediately think of passion, care, and empathy, all qualities we discuss regularly on the show that make a great coach and human being. Support Denise: @denthomas7 + @dtlessonplans Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts!  Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman
1:08:01
July 1, 2019
38. Rob Kearney | World's Strongest Gay
Rob Kearney is a Pro Strongman, holds two Log Press World records, and the only openly gay professional strongman in the world.  We chat about what it means to be the only openly gay man in this macho sport, training for the world's strongman, and balancing marriage with competition. Support Rob: @worlds_strongest_gay Rate/subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Find us on Instagram: @besthouroftheirday + @thejasonackerman
50:00
June 28, 2019
37. The Deadlift
Fern and Ackerman take a deep dive into one of the most functional movements out there.  You'll get our methods of teaching the group at L1 seminars, a 30 second tutorial on how to get people set up properly, best practices for scaling, and so much more. This episode will make you a better coach and athlete, truly a must listen.
47:51
June 26, 2019
36. Nuno Costa | Overcoming adversity
Nuno has been a head coach for CFHQ since 2012 coaching Level 1 and 2 seminars all over the world and is a Crossfit Certified Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3) Nuno also coached the CrossFit Endurance seminars for over 5 years, traveling the world to train other coaches proper running and endurance training technique, nutrition, injury prevention and program design. Nuno was a NCAA Division 1 Track and Field athlete at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, competing in the 200M and 400M sprints. He began competing in triathlons in 2006, completing a 1/2 Ironman, numerous sprint distance races, and a few Olympic distance triathlons. Nuno is one of 2 athletes in the world to compete in the CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup every year since they started in 2009 including being part of the winning team in 2014 (Team Invictus) and will be competing in the 40-44 division at the 2019 CrossFit Games.
47:51
June 25, 2019
35. Dr. Sean Pastuch | Turn Pro
Dr. Sean Pastuch founded Active Life because he believed that the world deserves better solutions than the modern medical model can provide.  Sean believes the current medical model manages physical pain without considering the emotional ramifications of the proposed intervention. Too many people have heard from their doctor "You have to stop doing _____, Playing ______, going _______," and it's unacceptable. We take an oath to "do no harm", but how is harm defined. Dr. Sean believes it is harmful to tell someone they have to stop doing what gives them great joy so that they can eliminate the subjective discomfort that we call pain. So he came up with a replacement, a solution.  Active Life is the only company in the world helping thousands of people to get out of pain WITHOUT going to the doctor or missing the gym.
55:26
June 24, 2019
34. Matt DellaValle | Stay gold
Matt Della Valle (MDV) is one of the best coaches in the world. Starting his career at CrossFit New England he ultimately made the move to Reebok and joined the CrossFit Seminar Team. He was a part of the CrossFit staff for three years before deciding to take an opportunity with Jason Khalipa at NC Fit and be an integral part of growing the company. Prior to finding CrossFit, Matt earned his law degree and was an aspiring attorney before deciding to follow his passion of helping others. As you listen to this episode you will hear how Matt's constant pursuit of excellence, knowledge and willingness to leave his comfort to seek out the best in the world has helped his journey.
48:30
June 21, 2019
33. Coaching movements you struggle with
How do you coach muscle-ups if you can't do them?  What about coaching athletes that are better than you?  In this episode, Ackerman and Fern discuss both of these topics, give advice, and tell real stories about their experiences with these same challenges.
34:43
June 19, 2019
32. Bill Anthes | The greatest adaptation happens between the ears
This episode is all about mindset and how to overcome adversity to be the best version of yourself.  In this interview with Bill Anthes, a former Green Beret and founder of Between the ears we discuss tactics to help you overcome anything in life, the importance of journaling, and how a structured morning routine can set you up for success the rest of the day. Find Bill online: @btwntheears - @billanthes - Betweentheears.com - Btepractice.com
1:01:41
June 18, 2019
31. Conor Murphy | Living in the moment
Conor Murphy was born and raised in Washington State, where he spent 10 years in Spokane, before moving to Gig Harbor. After graduating from Gig Harbor High School he enlisted in the Navy to follow his dream of becoming a Navy SEAL. The recurrence of an injury suffered in training however, would lead to his medical disqualification. After using CrossFit as a means to stay fit, Conor took the plunge and signed up for his Level 1 certificate course. He later moved to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and opened Reebok CrossFit St. Thomas, with owners Chris and Jenn Irwin. After two consecutive podium finishes at the CrossFit Regionals, he signed a contract to become a sponsored athlete for Reebok. This in turn allowed him the opportunity to coach at Reebok CrossFit One at the Reebok World HQ. Not only is he employed by Reebok as a coach, but also works for CrossFit as a Head Trainer on the CrossFit L1 Seminar Staff. (The same seminar that, he says, was the impetus in getting his life back on track).
54:04
June 17, 2019
30. Chris Hinshaw | A constant quest for better
Chris Hinshaw is the founder of aerobiccapacity.com, and is widely considered one of the top endurance coaches in the world. Chris is known internationally for his extensive knowledge and practical experience developing aerobic capacity in athletes of all experience levels using his comprehensive, cutting edge approach to training. Hinshaw is a former All American swimmer and world-class professional triathlete. His top international finishes includes a 2nd place overall finish at the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships, 2nd place overall finish at the Ironman World Championships in Canada, and a 1st place overall finish at Ironman Brazil. Hinshaw graduated in 1989 with a BS in Business Administration and a Concentration in Finance from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. His favorite cheat meal is Ruffles potato chips (low fat with sea salt) and onion dip. He was born in Mountain View, CA and currently resides in Cookeville, TN
1:08:43
June 14, 2019
29. Equipment | What should you buy?
Whether you're starting a new affiliate, adding equipment to an existing one, or training out of your garage, it's important to be smart about where and how you spend your money.  In this episode, Fern and Ackerman discuss what equipment you definitely need and what should be avoided. If you haven't already, please head over to Apple Podcasts and leave us a review.   If you have any topics you want to hear us discuss, please let us know, DM us on Instagram or email us jasonackerman36@gmail.com
45:00
June 12, 2019
28. Jon Gilson | The biggest mistake box owners make
Jon Gilson has been around CrossFit for a very long time and because of that he has a wealth of knowledge.  As a business owner, trainer on the CrossFit Seminar Staff, and athlete.  But this episode is not just for owners and coaches, Jon is a very smart dude and he drops knowledge that will resonate regardless of your career and really help you take a deeper look into some of the choices you make on a daily basis. Find Jon on social media @jongilsonaf
49:43
June 10, 2019
27. Strength + Metcon | What's the best programming for a box?
The debate rages on but in this episode, Fern and Ackerman help guide you to a better understanding of the best programming at the box level.  The truth is there is no right or wrong, and even sh*tty programming can yield amazing results.  With that being said, if you listen to this show you know we want to educate and help coaches, owners, and members learn and understand best practices.   We want to hear from you.  Agree with us?  Completely disagree?  Let us know.   Reach out to us on social media @besthouroftheirday 
27:43
June 7, 2019
26. Chris Spealler + Doug Zakaras | It's a constant choice to be good.
Chris Spealler is a legend in the CrossFit world. Chris was an individual competitor in 7 CrossFit Games, Owner of CrossFit Park City, and trainer for CrossFit Headquarters for over 10 years. Doug Zakaras, a former school teacher and Vice Principal, is a head coach at CrossFit Park City and a flowmaster on the CrossFit seminar team. Together, Chris and Doug host the Icon Athlete Podcast available on all podcast platforms. Find them on social media: @csspealler @dzakaras
50:11
June 4, 2019
25. Steph Hammerman | Coaching from a wheelchair
Stephanie "the Hammer" Hammerman, of North Carolina, is a cancer survivor and the world's first CrossFit Level 2 trainer with cerebral palsy. When Steph was born, her future was unclear and doctors initially said she might never walk, talk, read or write. But now, she’s done all of those things — and more. In this episode we discuss her introduction to CrossFit, becoming Nike's first adaptive fitness athlete, owning her own affiliate, beating cancer, and what's next.
41:11
May 31, 2019
24. Class Size | What's the ideal number to have in class
How many members can you effectively coach in a class?  There are many factors you need to evaluate.  Space, equipment, and experience to name a few.  In this episode we discuss what we believe is the ideal class size and provide some actionable items to help you evaluate what the right class  size is for you.
36:07
May 29, 2019
23. Pat Barber | Connecting on a personal level
Pat Barber has been doing CrossFit since long before it was cool.  His first workout was in 2003 and he's never looked back, he also never thought it would become his career.  From the CrossFit Games to the cover of "Every Second Counts" to over 10 years on the CrossFit seminar staff, he's done it all.   Hailing from Santa Cruz, as expected Pat is fun and very relaxed.  He is married to wife Taz and has three kids they regularly discuss on their podcast "The Tribe Life."  Together they also run, Warmups and Workouts as well as Outside the Box. Find Pat on Instagram  @patbarbercf
41:07
May 28, 2019
22. Murph | A how to guide to running, implementing, and hitting Memorial Day Murph
In this episode, Jason Ackerman breaks down some best practices for running this Hero WOD at your affiliate.  Jason gives you ideas from the box owner perspective, as well as the coaches and athletes.  Spoiler alert, most importantly this should be the best hour of their day!
17:02
May 23, 2019
21. Wheel WOD | Stouty and Logan discuss how to adapt and program workouts
Stouty and Logan chat with Jason on the challenges of adapting workouts for all people, programming for competitions, and how they test workouts to make sure they uphold the intended stimulus.  In addition, they have a big announcement on the evolution of Wheel WOD. Wheel WOD was established in 2013 by Stouty, after 6 years of developing adaptive competitions and educational content Logan Aldridge officially joins the team as a true partner and director of public relations and education.  Logan will be heavily involved in daily and personalized programming for athletes looking to compete or just developing skills. The goal is to continue to provide the community with opportunity to compete and increase the brand globally with interested partners and providing inclusiveness for all in fitness & sport.  In addition together they will be releasing full affiliate programming that will include adaptive components for temporary and permanent injured athletes or will offer to adapt your current programming to help gyms feel prepared for any athlete that walks/rolls through the door. 
38:53
May 22, 2019
20. Carleen Mathews | Free coaching to those in recovery
Carleen Mathews is best known for her three appearances at the CrossFit Games.  Lesser known about her, but more importantly her affiliate CrossFit St. Helens has a free CrossFit program for those in the 12 step program.  This initiative has helped many improve their health and even save their lives. Carleen is also part of a coaching development program led by Chris McDonald in Portland, Oregon, where local box owners get together and work on improving at their craft.  We discuss why it's important to constantly be learning as well as what it's like coaching as a female as well as a CrossFit Games competitor. Check out Carleen and CrossFit St Helens on instagram @teamcarleen @crossfitsthelens