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Why

Our clients work one-on-one with a coach for a variety of reasons. Some are not ready for group classes, others are recovering from an injury,

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Why you should love the Lunge

Lunges, split squats, and other unilateral leg movements are tremendous tools for building a strong, functional, and balanced body. Yet they tend to take a

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Trust the Prescription

You know that little 5 minute speech that the coach gives at the beginning of class? When they talk about the workout and how it

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Just Not Your Type

Ever feel like all the hard work you’re putting in isn’t paying off? Maybe you are sticking to a diet that one of your friends

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Stop Doing It For The ‘Gram

More and more often these days we encounter folks living life through the lens of their smartphone. Ever since becoming a social influencer turned into

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What It Means To “Go Vegan”

Documentaries like “Game Changers” have caused quite a stir in fitness and nutritional circles. The documentary advocates that plant-based diets are optimal for health. Using

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4 Ways to Save Your Joints

When you are dedicated to your training and putting in the hours to achieve your goals then there is nothing more frustrating than joint pain

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Isometric training 101

Have you ever failed a rep in the same position over and over again? Like why won’t my body just work for me here?! Getting

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Fruits and Vegetables

When did “Fruits and Vegetables” become 1 word? Fruits and vegetables seems to have become one word when it comes to giving advice on a

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Ditch the Bench…

The top 8 Press variations you should be training instead There are an incredible number of options of exercises to train the chest and shoulder

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Salt In Your Diet

Everything You Need To Know About Salt In Your Diet Long touted as “the bad guy” when it comes to heart health and blood pressure,

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Does Cardio Hurt Muscle Gain?

It’s the ultimate tradeoff you must face whether you’re an athlete, bodybuilder, or recreational gym goer. How do you structure your strength training routine and

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Squat versus Deadlift

Which lower body movement is “King of the Lifts”? The squat and deadlift are the two staple movements of a lower body training program. The

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Prime The Pump

Have you ever started a workout and not quite felt ready? Like your body should be able to perform the exercise but it feels extra

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Eat This Not That!

Easy food swaps to keep you fit. Is there anything like a piping hot slice of pizza sliding out of the oven? How about a

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Speed Is a Skill

Here is how to master it… Depending on your sport the importance of speed could be a defining characteristic of your success. Naturally track and

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Check Your Ego at the Door

“Greatness comes from humble beginnings; it comes from grunt work. It means you’re the least important person in the room—until you change that with results.”

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Feeding Your Teen

The Secret To Getting Your Teen To Excel In Sports (and life!) is NUTRITION!! This is the #1 way you can guarantee your teenager will

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Why We Should Do More Burpees

Burpees are a popular and effective exercise for improving fitness and overall health. Here are some reasons why burpees are good for you: Full-Body Workout:

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Advantages Of Reverse Lunges

Reverse lunges offer several advantages over forward lunges. One advantage is that they place less stress on the knee joint. This is because the movement

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Do You Need A Reset?

This past week our family of six took to the ski slopes for our first skiing spring break.  Within the first hour, I was wishing

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Consistency But Not Too Much

We preach consistency a lot in the gym because we feel it should be the foundation of everyone’s fitness journey, no matter if you are just starting out

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Mastering The Basics

We all wanted to be the cool kid back in middle school.  The kid who could do it all and made it look effortless.  Well just like

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Shut Up and Sign Up

We’ve all been there.  Perhaps you took a nice vacation and chose to let your body rest and recover….SMART!  Maybe you’ve been slammed with work and

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Group Fitness Workouts

The main goal for most, if not all, of our athletes, is all around health and fitness.   This means being strong and fit at the same

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Group Fitness

Group Fitness is just one option we offer our members. Our group classes are 60-minutes in length. During that time we are moving from start

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Trust Your Coach

I’ve been nursing a sore shoulder for what feels like months now.   It has been so long I don’t recall what it feels like to

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Consistency

In my opinion inconsistency is one of the biggest reasons for minor aches and pains. And I am not just talking about inconsistency in your

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Postpartum Fitness

I am writing this about 4 months postpartum and while I obviously have a million and one things to learn, there are a few key

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In It Together

All the messiness of the last 6 months continues to teach us a lot about ourselves. It reveals what we value, what we fear, and

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How And Why We Warm-Up

Every one of our workouts begin with a warm up. The warm up usually lasts 8-10 minutes depending on the workout of the day and

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Find Your People

I recently enjoyed a long run on a beautiful mountain trail and reflected on how restored I felt afterward. There is just something about crisp

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Team Sport

To most, the sport of road cycling looks like an individual sport.  They see one rider working their butt off (literally) to beat everyone else to

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Derek Williams

CrossFit Coach

The questions ‘what does CrossFit mean to me’ and ‘Why do I want to be a coach’ come down to a simple quote that I immediately thought of. “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” – Dr. Edward J. Stieglitz
He wrote that in a book on longevity, and I believe that CrossFit has added life to my years and is responsible to adding life to the years of countless people and will continue to do so for many years. I have more life in my years because I’m more physically fit, because I have developed a habit of working out 4 times a week, because I track macros and count calories and because I don’t have to figure out what I’m going to do in my workouts. I feel better, I’m able to be more active with my family and friends, and I’m generally happier than I would be otherwise. And that’s all because of CrossFit. I thought about exploring coaching a while ago because I thought it would be a good way to develop my knowledge of the sport as well as help me develop coaching skills that jobs that I want in the future are looking for. Becoming a coach has given me experience with managing different personalities, meeting people where they are, motivating people in the most effective way and advance my understanding
of this sport and fitness in general. But more importantly, I add different energy, experience, capability, and level of respect to the coaching team.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Chris Jackson

Fitness Coach

Our wealth is our health…I truly believe there is no better investment any of us can make than in our mental and physical health.   Living an active, healthy lifestyle enables us to get more out of life and live it to the fullest.    As a lifelong runner, I came to Widespread looking to find balance in my fitness by building strength and power.  What I found was a community of people who motivate, encourage and support one another inside and outside the gym.  Coaching at Widespread gives me the opportunity to help our athletes on their journeys toward health and fitness.  Learning new movements, improving technique and hitting PRs motivates athletes of any age, and it’s critical for those of us who want to continue growing.   Life is better together, but life is rich and full when you are healthy and fit.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course

Amy Poshusta

Fitness Coach

As I have reached my mid-40s, my desire to find balance in a healthy lifestyle has peaked; balance in how much I train or workout, how much emphasis I place on healthy food choices and how much time I spend socially connecting with my family and friends.  To me, CrossFit is this balance.  It is the overlapping region on my own personal Venn diagram of training, nutrition and lifestyle, and it is providing me the best quality of life and health.  It is about challenging one’s capabilities with new and demanding workouts, nurturing bodies to grow and supporting mental health with a super fun community of like-minded and encouraging people.  CrossFit is challenges and rewards. It is individually competitive and collaborative.  It has pushed me to better how I move and to mentally persevere.  And as a result, I am the strongest, and perhaps the happiest & healthiest, I have ever been in my whole life.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course

Erica Erickson

Fitness Coach

When I sit down to think about what CrossFit means to me this is what comes to mind…..self-confidence, strength, peaceful mind, supportive tribe, willingness to get out of one’s comfort zone, and not being afraid to show weaknesses.   Growing up playing sports, becoming a mom took a toll on me physically and mentally.  After our first set of twins, I tried to stay active, but after our second set, I found I didn’t have time.  I woke up one day sick of being tired, out of shape, and I knew I wanted to be a better roll model for our children.   After getting the courage to ask a friend about her CrossFit classes, I signed up for a No Sweat Intro.  After meeting with Matt, I just knew it was something I had to try or I would always wonder “What if.”  I quickly fell in love with everything about it.  The variety of the classes, the community that pushes you to step outside your comfort zone, and the incredible coaches who help you believe in yourself when you feel like stopping because you haven’t work out in years.  CrossFit has dramatically changed my life and I LOVE helping others realize the same benefits in their lives.  Knowing that I get to assist others become stronger, both mentally and physically, is the foundation of why I love being a coach.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course

Ani Monroe

Fitness Coach

Coming Soon!

CERTIFICATIONS

Brand X Method Kids Course
 National Exercise Trainers Association

Kari Kirkendall

Nutrition Coach / Event & Media Director / Youth Fitness Director

CrossFit literally changed my life. Now I know this sounds cliche or a little extreme, but it honestly did. CrossFit not only gave me a self confidence I had no idea I could posses, a self love I didn’t think was possible and an outlet to any challenge life threw my way, but also gave me my husband, my way of living and a discovery into a passion that consumes my life in the best way possible.

What I do every day is incredible. Every day I see something amazing and inspiring happen to people that I truly care so much about. And what I am talking about has nothing to do with being able to deadlift a huge amount of weight (although that IS awesome and I am always pumped when that happens) it’s about athletes coming in with stories about being able to do something they haven’t been comfortable doing in over 2 decades (whether it’s fitness related or just wearing a piece of clothing), or seeing two children under the age of 10 tell their mom and/or dad they want to be strong like them some day, or watching people become comfortable in their own skin in a way that 3 months ago they never thought they would ever be able to do. It gives me a passion and a drive to never stop doing what we are doing.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course
 CrossFit Kids Course
 Brand X Method Kids Course
 Precision Nutrition

Matthew Kirkendall

Head Coach / Owner

To me CrossFit means opportunity……..

Suffering a stress fracture to my femur, while training for my first 100 miler ultra, I sought out a different outlet to prove my fitness and stay active.  CrossFit gave me this opportunity.  Besides mostly disproving my actual fitness level, it provided me with a incomparable challenge and more accurate way to set physical and mental limits for myself.

Going through heart breaking personal struggles at home and making the life changing decision to move out west alone, away from friends and family, I arrived craving personal connection and sense of belonging.  CrossFit gave me this opportunity.   All it took was suffering side by side through a WOD before it felt like I had been a part of the community for years.

Years of reading, studying, testing everything I could on fitness and what is meant “to be fit” could only be so gratifying, I wanted to share my knowledge, experience and passion with others.  CrossFit gave me this opportunity.  It’s the feeling and joy I get when, I am able to coach a new athlete through a task that seemed impossible minutes before or see their face light up when a movement feels effortless after weeks of struggle, that makes me realize this is what I was meant to do.

Whether it be working for a national corporation or coaching at the local box, I have often questioned their ways of doing business, claiming I could do it better if only it was my business.   CrossFit gave me this opportunity.   Operating a successful fitness facility is a dream come true and proof that I can accomplish anything with the determination, patience, sacrifice and the opportunity.

PRIOR ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE:

  • Leadville Trail 100 Run
  • Ironman Lake Placid
  • Bel Monte 50 Mile Endurance Run
  • Leadville Marathon
  • Several other triathlons and running races of various distances

CERTIFICATIONS

Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification
 CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course
 CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Course
 CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Course
 CrossFit Movement & Mobility Course
 CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course
 USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coaching Course

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