Life Tips From CrossFit’s Director of Training & Certification

Episode 151Brute Strength


This week on the Brute Strength Podcast, I’m speaking with the CrossFit HQ Director of Training & Certification herself, Nicole Carroll. In this episode, we’re going back into the early days of CrossFit as Nicole describes some of her very first classes with Coach Glassman and what it was like giving up her dream of art to eventually become a major part of the CrossFit staff. We’ll be getting into the importance of quality and portion control in nutrition, as well as some of the cool ways CrossFit is fighting chronic disease.

Hearing about the remarkable impact CrossFit can have on someone’s life was a very unique experience. Enjoy the show.


02:30 – Forgoing the CrossFit Games

06:30 – Balancing your career & training

09:20 – “My first CrossFit class with Coach Glassman…”

18:55 – Going from Art school to CrossFit

24:55 – Combining the physical, emotional, and psychological

30:17 – Trends in CrossFit programming

36:20 – Nutrition & portion control

39:30 – CrossFit & fighting disease

50:20 – Leadership




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