Trending: How Owners are Developing Coaches Via In-House Internships

September 14, 2021 by
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Go to any CrossFit gym around the world and there’s a common language we can all speak. Murph is still Murph in Boston, to Berlin, to Rio de Janeiro to Hong Kong. 

But when it comes to the growing trend of offering in-house internships as a way of developing new coaches, the processes gyms have in place are a mixed bag, especially when it comes to the financial side of the equation. 

The Variability

Some gyms charge their intern coaches to learn from more senior coaches during their internship, while others pay for their interns’ CrossFit Level 1 certificate course and compensate them with an entry-level wage while they’re going through their internship. Others still offer the internship for free, but don’t compensate them for their time, and have them continue to pay their membership dues.

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