Ep 13: Justin Marcis of Windy City Strength & Conditioning

Today we go Behind the Podium with the Founder and Head Coach of Windy City Strength and Conditioning—Justin Marcis. Justin opened Windy City CrossFit in 2007—the first CrossFit in Chicago. He believes the quality of our health determines the quality of our lives—and...

Ep 12: Languaging for Clarity or Accuracy

In this episode, Jared and Alex discuss the language we use when coaching and the difference between languaging for clarity or accuracy. Learn how to say what you mean and mean what you say. If you're confused, no worries, just hit play. For references of everything...

Ep 11: Katie McKee of Elite Mind and Performance

Today we go Behind the Podium with mental skills and sport performance coach Katie McKee. Katie owns her own private consulting business, Elite Mind and Performance in Southern California.  She consults with individual athletes, teams, and organizations training them...

Ep 10: How to Sift Through the Volumes of Online Info

This week, Jared and Alex discuss how to navigate the insane amount of information found online. How do you figure out what has value and what is a waste of time? We also discuss how to take action when all you have is mixed messages and how Jared thinks the squat is...

Ep 9: Interview with Musician and Teacher Amy Mantis

This week, Jared and Alex chat with Amy Mantis, a musician based in Boston, Massachusetts.  Inspired by the movie School of Rock, she picked up a guitar when she was 13 and never looked back.  She spends her days sharing her love of music with kids (she teaches guitar...

Ep 8: Self-Care Habits for Coaches

This week, Jared and Alex discuss self-care for care givers and coaches. They cover how to set an example for your clients, how to prioritize and make time for your self-care and more. For references of everything mentioned in this episode, head over...

Ep. 7: Continuing Education – Jared goes to Dr. Andreo Spina’s FRC

This week, Jared and Alex discuss continuing education and how to choose your next training. Is it going to be something purely for you? Or more for your clients? Jared also shares his experience of attending Andreo Spina's Functional Range Conditioning® course. For...

Ep 6: Elizabeth Wipff of Strong and Bendy

In this episode, Jared and Alex chat with Elizabeth Wipff of Strong and Bendy (http://www.strongandbendy.com/) on finding your WHY and how she teaches people transcend the BS and do awesome things. Elizabeth offers tips on: What it means to be working from your built...

Ep 5: How Coachable are you?

In this episode, Jared and Alex chat about what it means to be "coachable". As coaches and leaders, it is sometimes difficult to be led by someone else and we explore how can you best maximize that relationship. For references of everything we mention in this episode,...

Ep 4: Being Mindful and The Self-Care Startup Guide

In this episode, Jared and Alex discuss mindfulness, a behind the scenes look at Alex’s new Self-Care Startup Guide and how the Passion Planner helped bring it to life. Jared and Alex discuss: Alex’s new journey into full self-employment how reflection and goal...

Ep 3: Interview with Matt Cipolla

In this episode, Alex and Jared chat with Matt Cipolla of CrossFit Los Angeles and the Mastery Method about coaching, programming and how to improve in all areas.

In this episode, Alex and Jared chat with Matt Cipolla about:
—his journey in becoming a CrossFit coach—evolving under the exceptional tutelage of CrossFit LA, particularly, the one and only, Kenny Kane (http://www.kennykane.com)
—what the Mastery Method is and why it gives coaches the necessary leverage to help their clients grow not just physically but psychologically as well
—his most recent, favorite coaching memory
—coaching silliness
—what it means to practice what you preach

If you happened to hear Kenny Kane on Barbell Shrugged (http://daily.barbellshrugged.com/programming-for-crossfit-classes-w-kenny-kane-of-crossfit-la/) back in May of 2015 talking about the importance of context when programming and coaching CrossFit classes or just fitness in general, then this episode is NOT TO BE MISSED. Matt Cipolla is Kenny’s right-hand man as it pertains to The Mastery Method, aka Context Coaching.

Check out www.behindthepodiumpodcast.com for show notes, references and links mentioned in today’s episode!

Ep 2: Do You Practice What You Preach?

In this episode, Jared and Alex talk about what it really means to practice what you preach in the realms of workouts and self-care. References: James Kerr’s Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life Tom Peters Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code:...

Ep 1: To Be a Motivator or Technician?

In this episode, Alex and Jared intro the show and talk about Chet Morjaria's article, The 10 Types of Coaches and How to Spot Them as a jumping off point. The Ultimate coach is a killer combination of all of the above coaches. He/she displays: The analysis of the...

The key to life is being able to personally apply the advice you give to others.

In Behind the Podium, Jared Cohen, Alexandra Ellis and guests discuss the struggles, philosophies, and evolving practices of coaching—being a coach, having a coach, and or any avenue of providing value for another individual that advances his or her life.

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