This week I want to take a moment to post the background of the programmers at TrainFTW. Check out who’s in charge of writing up our daily WODs and Strength here at CF906:
Eric started his knowledge for fitness and programming at an early age through his own education and interest and graduated with a degree in Fitness Recreation.
Following college he furthered his education by getting his CSCS certification which he then did not renew due to a difference in training philosophy. Eric also works nearly every weekend as a flowmaster, head trainer, and lecturer at CrossFit Level 1 Seminars and CrossFit Level 2 Seminars. He has also played an integral role in developing lectures and content for the CrossFit Competitors Course. He has been a coach at CrossFit Park City since 2008 where in addition to coaching classes and programming, he runs the Teens/Kids Programs, and does the programming for their Competitors Program. He also has done distance programming for affiliates through Pat Sherwoods CrossFit Linchpin distance programming avenue.
Athletically, Eric was a Division 1 Collegiate wrestler for the University of Lock Haven. He has also competed in CrossFit Games 3 times placing in the top 20 in 2010 and has competed at regionals 5 times.
Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach
CrossFit Kids Trainer
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff/Flowmaster
Matt originally took up CrossFit in his late 20s to help improve his endurance as a Denver area firefighter. After four Top 10 finishes at the CrossFit Games (including the runner-up slot in 2012), Chan became a full-time athlete and one of the most popular and knowledgeable veterans in the sport.
Already 30 when he made his Games debut in 2008, Chan has had to battle through injuries and out-work a growing field of younger challengers to maintain his drive for the podium. In 2013, despite nagging knee problems, he showed his heart and resolve by taking first place at a Regional competition for an incredible sixth straight year. Two years later, Matt’s return from injury at the 2015 Southwest Regionals produced a Top 10 finish—not enough for a return to the Games, but a good indication that this all-time great can’t be counted out just yet.
As a member of the CrossFit Trainer Staff, Matt works CrossFit Level 1 Courses, CrossFit Level 2 Courses, and CrossFit Competitors Courses, a weekend course that he, Eric O’Connor, and Chris Spealler codeveloped. He also coaches competition-based classes at gyms in the Colorado front range.
CrossFit Level 4 Coach
USAW Club Coach