Coach Ron Allen
All fitness-related credentials & accomplishments:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
How long have you been coaching?
Like a lot of people, one of my friends talked me into attending a complimentary session. It was miserable and made me realize this: if a workout like that could devastate me, I had really let myself go. At first I came out of discipline, then I came for the community.
Favorite Modality or Benchmark workout and why
Without a doubt, "Annie" is my favorite benchmark for several reasons: 1.) it takes a level of skill to do double-unders and is a reward for the dedication of learning to do a movement well; 2.) there is no advantage to being male, female, tall, or short; and 3.) it is completed for time and the better you get, the less time it takes.
Favorite Cheat Food/Meal
California Crunch Wrap at the Wayward Cafe in Seattle. Get it with delicious home fries on the weekend. Hot sauce is required. If this doesn’t fill you up for the day, order an extra one to go next time.
What is a song you can find on your workout playlist?
(What can a member expect to hear when you are coaching?)
When I coach, expect to hear yourself think, because I play the music at a reasonable volume. Also, expect mostly 90s and mostly kick ass girl bands.
Best advice to a new prospective member trying CrossFit
for the first time.
This is a sport that you can do for your entire life and always find some way to improve. Get to know the other athletes and accept your first fist bumps with pride.