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How Coaching the Underdog Has Brought Me Joy

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Gymnastics, CrossFit

 

Isn’t it amazing to coach the most talented athletes, the ones with raw talent who are ready to work the hardest each and everyday? I mean, who wouldn’t want to coach the best of the best and win, right?

 

pamela gagnon, gymnastics, crossfit gymnastics, underdog, coaching

 

My Favorite Clients

As a CrossFit coach and a coach for the CrossFit Gymnastics certification with Jeff Tucker, I have come to realize one thing: I love coaching the underdog. You know, the one who walks into the box looking defeated already. The one who comes up with a million and one excuses why he or she can’t clean and jerk that day. The one who says he or she could never do a pull up. The one who has little coordination to string single jumps with a jump rope together, let alone even think to try double unders.


 

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