CF-L1 Internship: Program Overview

The environment created by a Cross-training gym places unique demands on an instructor, and we expect that all of our trainers have the ability to adapt and place their athletes in a position to progress and succeed both mentally and physically.  To ensure the highest level of attention is given to our athletes, COMPLETE FITNESS requires an extensive Internship Program before we agree to let an individual lead a class.

At COMPLETE FITNESS, we identify a qualified coach as someone who can demonstrate adequate knowledge pertaining to the 9 foundational movements of CrossFit and all of the CrossFit methodology.  A qualified coach should be able to teach, see and correct movements with a relentless attitude, at the same time as being caring and understanding of client’s needs.

To be accepted into the CF-L1 Internship program, potential applicants must write a letter or submit a video addressed to Nina or Frank describing their background in sports or health and fitness, what CrossFit and/or Cross-Training means to them and why they would like to work at COMPLETE FITNESS.  Upon receiving the letter/video, we will evaluate and respond to the applicant in a timely manner.

The focus of this program is to give the potential coach the tools and knowledge necessary to excel as a CrossFit Level-1 Trainer, and will allow us to evaluate the potential coach’s performance and knowledge, and understanding of the Cross-Training culture.

 The CF-L1 Internship is broken into five phases:

  1. Assist/Shadow and participate in two full cycles of a Private (or group) On Ramp Program with a Full-time Coach.

  2. Teaching of 1-3 movements per class during Private (or group) On Ramp.

  3. 10 hours of shadowing CrossFit classes

  4. 10 hours of assistant coaching CrossFit classes

  5. 10 hours of coaching classes under direct supervision of the Head Coach

  6. Completion of all Internship "Assignments"


After each phase the Potential Coach will have an assessment meeting with the Director of Operations/Head Coach to review their performance, and will be given valuable feedback on how to improve for the next session.  We expect the potential coach to take all advice seriously and to demonstrate constant improvement from session to session.

Below are the evaluation criteria for the potential coach:

  • Presence and Attitude

  • Managing Groups

  • Teaching movements

  • Seeing and Correcting static positions and dynamic movement

  • Building Relationships

  • Educating and Inspiring the participants

  • Checking in Classes and Confirming Attendance

  • Performing Daily Chores Before and After Class



Send a copy of your resume, cover letter and any other pertinent information to or with subject line:  "Coaching Position at COMPLETE FITNESS".