All my life I have been around Sport and Art. I was a competitive swimmer then Waterpolo player for many years in my childhood into my teens. I have competed provincially, nationally and internationally in Waterpolo and in some cases as team captain. I studied design in University and nearing the end of my degree is when I found CrossFit and the rest is history.
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0:00 – 4:12 – Robbie Intro’s the show and asks Michele to introduce herself and give us her background
4:12 – 6:40 – Robbie asks Michele who have been the biggest influence on her professionally and personally
6:41 – 14:24 – Robbie asks Michele how she found the transition from being an athlete to becoming a coach?
14:25 – 17:43 – Robbie asks Michele – what are the good and not so good things that she currently sees within the fitness coaching profession, and for the not so good things, what solutions would she offer to counteract them?
17:44 – 22:46 – Robbie asks Michele to outline her training philosophy
22:47 – 28:40 – Robbie asks Michele to outline her training system
28:41 – 32:35 Robbie asks Michele – who have been her biggest influence when it comes to program design?
32:36 – 35:34 – Robbie asks Michele about training the general population at Deka Crossfit
35:35 – 36:20 – Robbie asks Michele how much education she and her team at Deka Crossfit give their general population clients on nutrition and lifestyle
36:21 – 39:50 – Robbie asks Michele what is it like to work with Patrick Vellner and Laura Horvath?
39:51 – 43:03 – Robbie asks Michele how she individualizes the training for her high-level fitness athletes vs her general population clients at Deka Crossfit?
43:04 – 50:08 – Robbie asks Michele what are the biggest lessons she has learned so far in his life?
50:09 – 51:00 – Robbie asks Michele how being a previous Crossfit athlete has helped her with empathy as a coach?
51:01 – 53:17 – Robbie asks Michele does she think if Pat Vellner went full-time as a Crossfit athlete that this could help him reach his maximum potential?
53:18 – 54:10 – Robbie asks Michele what was it like having to communicate with numerous athletes during the 2018 Crossfit games?
54:11 – 55:40 – Robbie asks Michele – does she prefer to train male or female athletes/clients?
55:41 – 58:03 – Robbie asks Michlele what are the main differences between the training of male and female fitness athletes?
58:04 – 1:02:21 – Robbie asks Michele about her thoughts on the 2018 Crossfit games
1:02:22 – 1:04:40 – Robbie asks Michele what was the conversation with Pat like after Day 1 of the games?
1:04:41 – 1:05:53 – Robbie asks Michele what is the interaction like between all the different coaches at the games?
1:05:54 – 1:08:00 – Robbie asks Michele – which athletes at the games surprised her by their performance
1:08:01 – 1:08:51 – Robbie asks Michele for her thoughts on the new competition format for Crossfit1:08:52 – 1:12:46 – Robbie asks Michele for her top and current book recommendations
1:12:47 – 1:13:10 – Robbie asks Michele if she only had 1 year left on planet earth – how would she spend that year and why?
1:13:11 – 1:16:09 – Robbie asks Michele – if she could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?
1:16:10 – 1:16:55 – Robbie wraps up the show!