Hello Raleigh CrossFitters!
As we continue to add programs at Raleigh CrossFit, we also want to bring in solid coaches to support those programs. We aim to have a balanced and driven coaching staff that seeks out continuous opportunities for personal growth in the coaching arena.
Coach Chad and Coach Rebecca have recently registered for the gymnastics course, to be held in February. This would bring 5 gymnastics certified coaches to the current Raleigh CrossFit coaching staff.
With that being said, as we strive to always raise the bar, we are adding another gymnastics coach to our staff, not to mention, a former collegiate powerlifter and cheerleader.
I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce a new coach to the ranks of our experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff. As athletes at Raleigh CrossFit, you may know Terri Sevits. She relocated from Ohio to Raleigh in 2012 and joined Raleigh CrossFit, first as an athlete in August 2013 to get back into gymnastics and back into competition. Her training background, not only includes CrossFit, but also 15 years of gymnastics and powerlifting.
We are excited to have Terri’s gymnastics and lifting experience added to our coaching staff. Terri will begin the coaching mentorship program in December. For more information about Terri and the mentorship program, please continue reading below.
From: Mentor, Ohio
BA in Business Management
Ashland University (2011)
-Powerlifting team (2008-09)
-Cheerleading team (2008-11, captain in 2010-11)
- Participated in gymnastics from the age of 5-18
- 2003-2007 Riverside High School Gymnastics team
- 2004 I competed in the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs (USAIG) Nationals in Orlando, Fla. receiving the Gold medal in Bars, Beam and All Around
- Advanced to Ohio High School Athletic Association District level on Bars in 2006 and 2007.
- Coached gymnastics from 2004-2008, which included pre-k through competition levels 3-4 at Lake Erie Gymnastics School in Mentor, Ohio
- Member of Ashland University Powerlifting Team from 2008-09.
- Competed in the Battle of the Great Lakes Powerlifting Competition
- Top 100 Powerlifting Performances for the Women’s 114 Weight Class
- Since August 2013
- Multiple CrossFit competitions
- Level 1 Coaching Certificate (Dec. 6-7, 2014)
Q and A with Coach Terri
Name three aspects of coaching that you enjoy and why. To me the best part of coaching is being a part of an athlete’s accomplishment of a new skill. The moment they master a new skill, the coach is able to share the excitement of all their hard work paying off. Another very exciting part of coaching for me is encouraging an athlete to eliminate self-doubt. An athlete may say “I can’t” and with your encouragement and assessment they complete the movement successfully. Taking that doubt out of an athlete’s mind is so fulfilling to me. When growing up, gymnastics was my life and my coaches were my family. I would like to establish that relationship with the athletes at Raleigh CrossFit. I love that coming to Raleigh Crossfit can be someone’s “safe zone” where they can be themselves.
Name three characteristics people would say about you: Positive, encouraging, approachable
Describe why you have pursued coaching as a way to be involved with CrossFit.
I have two main reasons I wanted to become a CrossFit coach at Raleigh CrossFit. I have been passionate about fitness my whole life and would be so lucky if I could focus my whole career to it. I consider Raleigh CrossFit my family. I have learned so much as an athlete and after having been a gymnastics coach before I moved down here in 2012, I want to blend my powerlifting and gymnastics background with my CrossFit training background. I look forward to the opportunity to share my experience as a coach and as an athlete in all three areas with the athletes at Raleigh CrossFit.
What do you do to improve your skills as a coach?
I have spent a considerable amount of time researching and reading. I am constantly watching the other coaches interact with athletes at Raleigh CrossFit, since the first day I started here. I also regularly watch coaching videos from HookGrip, CrossFit.com, Cathletics, USAW and others. I want to be able to accurately pass along what I have learned as an athlete, as I become a coach. I know I have a lot to learn as a new coach, but as with every goal I set, I will do whatever I have to in order to earn coaching respect. And I know that only comes through knowledge and experience. My personal time investment on improving my knowledge base can never be capped. I love it!
From Coach Chennelle
“Terri has proven her ability to set goals, not only as an athlete, but in life. She has an extremely positive perspective in every area of life and strives to do her best at all times. Her experience with gymnastics, powerlifting and being a competitor in both of those areas, as well as having a solid coaching background in gymnastics, will strengthen our coaching staff at Raleigh CrossFit.”
About the Coaching Mentorship Program
All persons who express interest to become a coach at Raleigh CrossFit must first go through an interview process. They are then assigned to the coaching mentorship program, which involves over 100 hours of assessment, shadowing regular classes, foundations, trials and more, along with working alongside Raleigh CrossFit Owner Chennelle, as well as our veteran coaches prior to taking a class as the lead coach. Additionally, this mentorship program includes shadowing current coaches, observing, assessing, warm-ups, cool-downs, instruction of the foundations courses and gradual participation as lead coaches under the guidance of our current full-time coaching staff. Our coaching staff at Raleigh CrossFit is built on various disciplines of skill, experience, communication skills, attitude, professionalism and a strong history in the ability to both set goals and achieve them.
Please welcome Terri Sevits to the coaching mentorship program at Raleigh CrossFit.
A few notes about the upcoming schedule:
Black Friday Sale at Raleigh CrossFit!
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
900a – 1100a ONLY – In person purchases only
Bring in your friend or family member to train with us also at the 900a or 1000a class! And there is no cost for them! Just arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. What’s the workout? Well, you will just have to wait and see!
Here’s what the deal includes:
- $100 Gift Certificates for $10
- Raleigh CrossFit Gear 10% off
- Stronger Faster Healthier Products 10% off
On Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am we will be offering a limited quantity of $100 gift certificates for ONLY $10! If a friend or family member has been talking about trying Raleigh CrossFit or joining, this would make a great gift! The $100 gift certificate can be used towards a foundations course ($185) or a first month’s membership.
Pair it with an official Raleigh CrossFit blender bottle or a T-shirt and it’s a great stocking stuffer!
New to Raleigh CrossFit? Want to take advantage of the deal? Come join us for the workout on Friday at 900a or 1000a and purchase a gift certificate to be used towards Foundations or your first month’s membership (if you have previous CrossFit experience). You must be present from 9-1100a to purchase.
We’ll also discount all in-stock “Raleigh CrossFit” gear and regularly sized bags of Stronger Faster Healthier protein or Push and Fish Oil by 10%.
These are all awesome gift ideas for Raleigh CrossFit athletes who want to give the gift of fitness to a friend or family member!
Have your friend or family member join us for a workout on Friday at 9:00am or 10:00a as well! The Black Friday workout is free for everyone! So bring a friend and let them try us out!
FINE PRINT: Gift Certificates redeemable by new members only and with a 6-month or 1-year contract. New member is defined as “never having trained at Raleigh CrossFit previously”. Certificates may not to be combined with any other discounts. One certificate may be redeemed per person. Certificates are not redeemable for punch cards, kids/teen program or cash. If using certificate towards foundations, must sign a minimum 6-month membership. Certificates must be purchased in person on Friday, Nov. 28 between the hours of 900a-1100a. Certificates expire on Jan. 31, 2015.
Raleigh CrossFit Gear (In-stock only)
*No limits, only until gone
Stronger Faster Healthier (In-stock only)
2 lb. bags of protein (Pure, Fuel, Fortified, Push, Recovery)
*No limits, only until gone
All purchases must be made in person.
Note these special hours on your calendars for the upcoming holiday season.
*2014 RALEIGH CROSSFIT HOLIDAY PARTY: Saturday, Dec. 13; 7-10p. If you did not receive an email invitation, please let me know. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Last class on Wednesday, Nov. 26 is 6-700p. There will be no class from 700-800p.
* CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27. (No CrossFit Kids/Teens)
* Two classes on Friday, Nov. 28: 900a and 1000a; regular schedule resumes on Saturday, Nov. 29 (900a, 1030a)
* Two classes on Wednesday, Dec. 24: 900a and 1000a.
* CLOSED Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25 (No CrossFit Kids/Teens)
* Two classes on Friday, Dec. 26: 900a and 1000a
* No CrossFit Kids/Teens, Saturday, Dec. 27
* New Year’s Eve, Wed., Dec. 31 – last class at 400p
* New Year’s Day, Thurs., Jan. 1 – 2 classes; 900a and 10a ONLY. CrossFit Kids and Teens will train together at 1000-1100a.
2014 Ridgewood Turkey Trot!
Join the Raleigh CrossFit group as we run or jog the 2014 Ridgewood Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 27. Meet at the bank at 730 for a group photo.
2015 Valentine’s Day Partner WOD!
Get ready! This workout has been a Raleigh CrossFit tradition since 2012!
Date: Saturday, Feb. 6, 2015
Registration: Details to come
Information: 2-person, partner workout. The workout will be modifiable/scalable for all levels. Find your favorite partner!
T-Shirts: Will be available for pre-sale ($25). These will be revealed soon!
2015 Krispy Kreme Challenge
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Did you know that you do not have to eat any donuts? You can run the race for fun! Join the Raleigh CrossFit team!