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L-1Jobs.com Is Launched as the First Job Board for CrossFit Trainers

Brian Diez, owner of CrossFit Limitless in Huntington, New York, launches a one-of-a-kind job board for CrossFit L-1 trainers and the clients who want to employ them.


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Huntington, NY -- 12/16/2013 -- Founding the first job board for CrossFit L-1 trainers Brian Diez thought outside the box on more levels than one. Having first-hand knowledge of the effort it took to both find and hire CrossFit L-1 trainers Diez saw a niche in the marketplace that wasn’t being filled. With that need in mind he founded L-1Jobs.com as the first job site board whereby employers can post jobs and CrossFit trainers can post resumes. The highly approachable platform is an exceptional vehicle in keeping with the same modality as the CareerBuilder or Monster job-seeking websites.

Diez said of the site’s formation, “As a gym owner I have struggled to find CrossFit L-1 trainers. I contacted other CrossFit boxes and searched the forums for help and when I did, I learned I wasn't the only one with this challenge. I knew I could remedy the situation and I was right. Our response has been tremendous.”

Simply stated, there are corporations, gyms and wealthy individuals focused on private training services who would like to hire CrossFit trainers. On L-1Jobs.com L-1 trainers can submit their applications directly to employers and employers can search the database for resumes. An exceptional two way street the site currently offers a 30 or 60 day job posting service for either $30 or $55 respectively. The paid posting comes with the free resume searches that allow one to hire a CrossFit L-1 Trainer easily and simply.

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that endeavors to improve muscular strength and cardio-respiratory endurance by perpetually changing movements based on aerobic exercise, gymnastics or body weight exercises, and weight lifting. 

About L-1Jobs.com
L-1Jobs.com is based in Huntington, New York and was founded in 2013 by Brian Diez as a way for Level-One CrossFit trainers to make connections with the broad base of employers who need their expertise. A job board whereby employers post jobs and candidates post resumes the site is a membership based platform.

For more information visit http://www.L-1Jobs.com. To connect on Facebook and Twitter click onhttps://www.facebook.com/l1jobs?ref=hl and https://twitter.com/L1Jobs respectively. 

Contact: 
Brian Diez
CEO, L-1Jobs.com
631-479-2253
brian@L-1Jobs.com

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New CrossFit owners aim to pump up Buffalo Grove - Buffalo Grove Countryside

New CrossFit owners aim to pump up Buffalo Grove - Buffalo Grove Countryside | Sports Ethics:SantiagoM | Scoop.it

After his sophomore year at a high school in Milwaukee, Josh Refenes stood 6-feet, 4-inches, but weighed 150 pounds. These days, he carries a hulking 235 pounds of lean muscle, and stands in between college guys and middle-aged moms, teaching them how to make their own transformations.

“I always had the frame for it, I just didn’t know how to put anything on it,” the co-owner and co-coach of CrossFit EPC said of his early teen years.

Josh and his wife, Heather, opened the newest location in the growing CrossFit trend on Nov. 11 at 1620 Barclay Blvd., on the border between Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire. In their section of industrial/office space, the couple teaches a combination of stretching, weight-lifting and cardiovascular workouts to a variety of age groups who, as Josh put it, want to be a “jack-of-all-trades, master of none.

“One of my favorite CrossFit T-shirts that I ever saw was ‘Outrun the lifters, and outlift the runners,’” he said. “We want to be good at everything. What we try to do is become proficient in all of them.”

As Josh described it, the CrossFit technique focuses on the body’s natural movements, and uses little machinery: no stationary bikes or elipticals, no horizontal-squat sleds or torso-twist seats. In their 1,300-square-foot, bare-concrete garage space, the Refeneses lead classes of five to 10 students through flexibility warmups, Olympic weightlifting disciplines and, well, a crazy list of cardio exercises.

“Three-two-one-go, here’s the list of things you have to do, do them as fast as you can,” Josh said.

This spring, Heather will compete in the national weightlifting championship, as she did in 2011; Josh has long played rugby with the West Side Condors. For Heather, the Olympic weight-lifting techniques are a passion; for Josh, they were the key to unlocking his athletic potential in high school.

“If we can teach someone to master the clean and jerk or the snatch, they can do anything,” he said. “We love that kind of stuff.”

The couple started their CrossFit teaching at a gym in Deerfield, but when they gained 30 regular students, the checked the numbers and found that they could afford their own location. After zoning problems or proximity to other workout clubs eliminated a few possibilities, the Refeneses found the intersection of Barclay and Aptakisic and signed a two-year lease, with the option to expand if their clientele increases.

 

READ MORE: http://buffalogrove.suntimes.com/news/business/crossfit-BGC-11212013:article

 


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It's always a good idea for a CrossFit gym owner or trainer to give back to the community or include the community in which they are located. 

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CrossFit Cue of the Day

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CrossFit Cue of the Day:

Is the athlete not sending the hips back in the squat? "Swing your hand at the athlete's genitals as you would in a traditional 'nut-tap.'"

--Russell Berger, CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff

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Dieser Cue of the Day eignet sich auch prima als Antwort auf verbale Dekolletee-Attacken im Brüderle-Stil... ;-)
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Inspired Fit Strong – The Definitive Guide to Handstand Push-Ups: 7 Progressions That Will Get You There!

Inspired Fit Strong – The Definitive Guide to Handstand Push-Ups: 7 Progressions That Will Get You There! | Sports Ethics:SantiagoM | Scoop.it
nutrition, strength and conditioning, motivation, recepies (Hand-stand push-ups? No problem if you have the right technique!

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Everyone has to start somewhere. For some members of a gym it takes months even years to ever get their first hand stand push-up. Here are some examples of progressions that can be done to help get someone on their way to a hand stand push-up.

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The Controversy Behind Cross-Fit

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The Controversy Behind Cross-fit. Ryan Palmer had a tough week. On Monday, the 26-year-old job battled squat presses and ring dips. Tuesday, a clean and jerk set where he squeezed out 30 reps with 135 pounds.

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There is alot of controversy over CrossFit lately. Yes, people can get injured and yes there are some Crossfit gym owners who do not teach proper form. With that being said when searching for a  CrossFit gym to join it is important to think about what you are wanting to gain from CrossFit and do your research on the gym. Also, most have free work out days where prespective members can try out the gym. 

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Man Severs Spine Performing In Crossfit Competition (Video)

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The CrossFit fitness craze has swept the country over the past few years, but it is not without injuries.Kevin Ogar, of CrossFit Unbroken in Englewood, Colo., was severely injured during a competition in Orange County, Calif.

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Leading a CrossFit Community: Key Characteristics of Positive ...

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Leading a CrossFit Community: Key Characteristics of Positive Leadership

 

Being a leader comes naturally for some, and for others it’s a learned or even forced skill. The success of any CrossFit gym, company or community depends a great deal on the leadership. Now, the definition of a leader in the CrossFit world should not be restricted to owners and trainers. I think the most powerful examples are set by gym members themselves. So what are the key requirements for becoming a good leader in your box?

Listening

Leadership is often associated with speaking, providing direction and giving orders. But behind every good leader is a group of people giving constant feedback, generating ideas and formulating plans. Without ears wide open, a leader may miss key concepts and misstep as a result. In order to guide a group to success, whether in a CrossFit gym or otherwise, the leader must first understand the goals of the group and the action items required to achieve those goals. And as a group develops, listening becomes a foundation for adaptation. People have an inherent need to be heard and acknowledged, and you would be doing yourself and your gym a disservice to ignore that.

Learning

The moment on-going education starts to lack priority is the moment an individual gives up her potential for great leadership. Evolution as a person, a professional and even a CrossFit athlete is paramount. Mistakes will be made and lessons will be learned, but the best leaders display relentless curiosity and a thirst for more. If you think you know it all, you know nothing. So strive for greatness by working at growth in all facets of life. Use the people and tools around you to expand your knowledge, and know that every new day brings something new to learn.

Laughing

Nobody likes a leader with a stick up his ass. Expressing empathy and having a sense of humor helps humanize anybody in a leadership position. Learning to laugh at yourself and your mistakes helps maintain a sense of positivity and camaraderie. Stepping into a gym for a strenuous workout nearly every day can be daunting for most, so help those around you by making the experience fun. Laugh a little, even during the rough ones.

Lend a Hand

A perfect display of genuine leadership involves lending a helpful hand in any situation. Help pick up equipment. Offer an obvious tip or suggestion. Provide words of encouragement. Give a piece of yourself to your community, and its members will recognize that you are there for them. Not for a pedestal or a title or recognition, but to help maintain a support system for the betterment of the group. Give what you’ve got and set the stage for teamwork.

 


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How To Make Your Box Better. Starting With You.

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One of CrossFit’s biggest benefits, besides the physical transformation, is being a part of its community whose support is arguably bar none. But the quality of that community doesn’t just rest only on the coach’s shoulders.

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When you are looking to bring in new members to your gym, these are some key elements to consider in your daily training ritual.  Word of mouth and referrals are always the best form of advertisement and with these strong foundations to remember in being a CrossFit gym owner your box will grow in no time. 

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10 Dangerous Kettlebell Mistakes

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Before you grab a kettlebell, make sure you're not risking serious injury. (Kettlebells are getting more popular. They're an awesome tool if you know what you're doing.

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Welcome to CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

Welcome to CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness | Sports Ethics:SantiagoM | Scoop.it
Forging Elite Fitness. CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible.
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