Originally Posted by Leo Soubbotine
I'd go the route of CrossFit and then getting into the Weightlifting sport.
More lucrative, less expensive and in general a brighter future, that will let you afford the Weightlifting. And once you grow big enough with CF, then you can train more weightlifting while your trainers will coach CF.
That makes a lot more sense than the reason I'm becoming a certified coach.
My main impetus is that there are no other real coaches in Southern and Central West Virginia. I have two young daughters that have both talent and an interest. Beyond that, Crossfit WV opened it's doors and I'm volunteering to teach their members all I know about the movements, progressions, etc.
Eventually, I'd like to establish a weightlifting club in the Charleston area as part of an established gym - get it all 501(c)(3)ed, certified, etc. It would be good for the sport and the community. Especially the younger athletes who aren't allowed to appreciate the true athleticism of the lifts and how they can assist in their sport performance.
I'll never take a dime from anyone for showing them how to do the movements or telling them what I know. I have too much fun doing it. I practice law to get paid. Woodchopping/lumberjack sports is my passion. The training to make myself a better athlete involves weightlifting. To become more proficient at what I love, I've become enthralled by the other - but not overwhelmed. My goal has not changed, but how I'm training to achieve that goal has - and I like the whole process and the people invovled in it. We're a special group that have like goals and enjoy pushing ourselves to new levels. It's all relative and it's all inspirational. That inspiration that I read here and on Crossift keeps me motivated to keep going. You gotta love it.
This is going to be a fun ride.
All the best,