The Crossfit Endurance Seminar

The who, what, where, when and WHY

(CrossFit Endurance Seminar June 2-3, 2012 CrossFit Springfield Cost: $595)

Crossfit Springfield will be playing host to the folks at Crossfit Endurance on June 2nd and 3rd for the CFE Seminar. Many people have asked us what the seminar is about and what they can gain by attending. We are super excited to be bringing this extremely knowledgeable staff of both crossfitters and endurance athletes to our community to share their knowledge with us. Our hope is to draw attendance from both our community of local crossfitters as well as the local endurance community to learn all about the methodologies of CFE and learn about the importance of running as a skill. For those who may not be familiar with what Crossfit Endurance is all about, in a nutshell, CFE involves using high intensity interval training in conjunction with crossfit workouts to help athletes improve their stamina, speed, and cardiovascular endurance. CFE emphasizes the importance of good nutrition, mobility/flexibility training, and good running form (CFE advocates the POSE running method). The program emphasizes quality of training over quantity of training to help people reach their personal goals as efficiently as possible while minimizing the risk for injury.

  What is the Crossfit Endurance seminar?

The Endurance Seminar is a two day event that uses both class room instruction and practical exercises to educate participants. The seminar is led by a Crossfit Endurance Head Coach. The seminar will cover a variety of topics including nutrition/hydration strategies for endurance events, running as a skill, drills to improve running form, mobility work to address common running injuries, the reasoning behind using high intensity interval training (as opposed to more traditional long slow distance training), and coaching tips for developing CFE programs for athletes. The seminar includes analysis and feedback on participant’s running form. The weekend is full of current content that you will be able to apply immediately. You will walk (or run!) away with a refreshing perspective of how endurance training should be done. In short, it is a powerful weekend of getting faster, stronger and increasing overall fitness/performance.

Why you should come the CFE seminar (even if you are not an endurance athlete!)…

This introduction to CrossFit Endurance fundamentals is ideal for all coaches/trainers, all endurance athletes, and CrossFit athletes looking to shave WOD times or simply to fine tune you’re run mechanics. Many CrossFit athletes think of their clean and jerk as a skill that must be honed through drills, practice, evaluation and perfection. Those same athletes, however, are quick to ignore the importance of learning to run more efficiently. After all, running is something most of us have been doing all of our lives. How could we possibly get it wrong? The truth, however, is that running is a skill that needs to be developed – just like every other movement in crossfit. Running with bad form is, at  best, inefficient. At worst, running with bad form can result in serious injuries. All to often we as crossfit coaches hear our athletes say, “I suck at running”, “I hate running”, “ I don’t know how to run”. Rarely, however, do we see people doing anything to make their running better. Well… here is your opportunity to work on the skill of running. For two days this June you will have the opportunity to practice, evaluate and perfect your running form.

The seminar will also address strategies to prepare for endurance events. These include how to fuel for events (nutrition and hydration), how to taper for them, and how to recover afterwards. Although most people think of endurance events as being marathons or long course triathlons, the information about nutrition/hydration, tapering, and recovery are also applicable to weekend long Crossfit competitions (i.e. Crossfit Games, Heart of America, Battle for the Cup) where athletes engage in high intensity work for long periods of time over multiple days with little recovery. In other words, CFE will provide you with knowledge you can use to help prepare your body to handle the rigors of crossfit competitions.

Finally, the CFE seminar is helpful for coaches who want to help athletes improve their running form and prevent their clients from becoming injured. If you are already a Level One trainer the CFE Seminar is the perfect addition to your toolbox of knowledge that you can offer your athletes while coaching.

When and where is the Crossfit Endurance Seminar and how can I sign up….

The Crossfit Endurance Seminar will be held June 2nd and 3rd at Crossfit Springfield. The day will start promptly at 8AM and go until 4PM with a 1-hour lunch break in the middle. The cost of the seminar is $595. A $250 deposit will secure your spot in the course and you can continue to make payments until the seminar. Your balance must be paid in full three weeks before the seminar. There is a $100 discount for active duty military, fire, police and LEO. To receive the discount you must email the CFE staff ( to receive your discount code. They will need your name, branch, and rank and where you are serving. To register for the cert use the link below or the link provided in the right hand column.

Click on me to register for the CFE Seminar!

We are so excited to offer the Crossfit Endurance Seminar to Springfield and the surrounding communities. We hope that this helps answer your questions and we hope to see you in June! For further questions regarding the seminar contact Kristy Taylor at

* For the full article on the Crossfit Endurance Seminar see our “CF Endurance Seminar” tab

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