CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1 Trainer Course

Event category: CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course
Hosted by: CrossFit Edwardsville
Location: 18 Kettle River Drive, Glen Carbon, Illinois, 62034
Date: Saturday June 24 & Sunday June 25
Time: 8 am- 5 pm each day
Price: $645
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This interactive two-day course covers basic, intermediate and advanced gymnastics movements in a lecture setting, with practical application following as participants and coaches perform all presented movements. Skills are repeated until the student has an understanding of how to learn, spot and teach all movements safely to athletes of any level. Gymnastics programming is also discussed. Course participants learn to apply gymnastics principles in training themselves and others to increase strength development, core control and spatial awareness – all of which improve CrossFit performance.


The Gymnastics Course teaches participants about:

  1. Flexibility and mobility warm-ups - Variations on a myriad of dynamic warm-ups and static stretches, including pistols, and balance work.
  2. Basic strength – development for disadvantaged leverage and basic prowess in gymnastics movements.
  3. Parallette work – handstands, L-sits, stretching, handstand push-ups, range-of-motion/extended-range-of-motion training.
  4. Ring variations – core-training exercises, support work, proper hand placement, L-sits, iron-cross progressions, dislocates, presses, muscle-ups and muscle-up drills, kips, handstands, and conditioning.
  5. Rope-climb technique - variations on ascent styles and development of upper-body needs.
  6. Bar variations – handstands, back levers, skin-the-cats, L-sit pull-up variations, stretching, kipping swings, chest-to-bar pull-ups, butterfly kipping, pull-overs, bar muscle-ups.
  7. Handstand variations – handstand push-ups, handstand forward rolls, balance work, presses to handstands, L-sits to handstands, handstand walking, planche demo (and progressions).
  8. How to coach, spot and scale all elements for practice and workouts.


CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course

Event category: CrossFit's Level 1 Certificate Course
Hosted by: CrossFit Edwardsville
Location: 18 Kettle River Drive, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Date: Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30
Time: 8-5 pm each day
Overview: The Level 1 course is an introduction to CrossFit's methodology and foundational movements. The course includes classroom instruction on these topics, as well as hands-on small-group training for the movements. 
Register: CLICK HERE and search for CrossFit Edwardsville to find the registration link.

The Fittest Team in the Metro East 2017

Event category: 3-person team competition (3 guys or 3 girls, RX or SC)
Hosted by: CrossFit Edwardsville
Location: 18 Kettle River Drive, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Date: Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time: ~9-5 pm each day
Overview: The 5th year of the annual contest. This year, the contest moves to a fall date and has a very special guest: CrossFit Media will be there to film the event & capture the stories of some fascinating people as part of Season 3 of the Road to Conviction series. 
Register: Click here to register your team
Note: General registration opens on Sunday, June 25 at 2 pm sharp.

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