Advantage Philosophy

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire our community and improve lives through fitness.

We want to touch the lives of over 10,000 people in the Greater Seattle Area. Inspire – Tell our story, help first, focus on our athletes and facility, focus on the positive, show compassion & Improve – Workouts, development, nutrition.

Our Values

Community & Athlete Focused

The athlete experience is the pillar to our success. From their first visit to adapting lifestyle change, we are there every step of the way.

Virtuosity

Excellence in what we do, always.

Leadership & Integrity

We lead through our actions. We are honest, ethical and fair. We always do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Passion & Growth

We are passionate about fitness, our people, and our coaches. We work together as a team to learn and grow our profession. We contribute back the to industry through education, creating content, improving our knowledge and the knowledge of our athletes.

Our Ethos

Strength is ever a weakness.
Life is a team sport.
For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Available Positions

Responsibilities

  • Coach Group Classes
  • Perform Intro & Personal Training Sessions
  • Manage a Membership Roster
  • Design and Execute Specialty Programs & Seminars
  • Cleaning Duties
  • Fullfill Opening/Close Procedures
  • Attend & Assist, Promote Community Events
  • Execute Strategic Marketing Initiatives
  • Develop Content for Website/Social Media
  • Be Active on Social Media/SugarWOD
  • Other Duties as Assigned

Time Commitment/Work Schedule

Associate Coaches spend anywhere from 20-25 hours a week training athletes(private and group classes) and 5-15 hours a week on administrative tasks. Five days per week with varying, flexible hours. Our coaches typically coach in a block of morning, mid or evening shifts and coach one Saturday at month.

Pay

Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

  • Personal/Sick Leave as Needed
  • Gym Membership

Experience & Education

Minimum Requirements

  • 1 year of coaching at a licensed CrossFit Affiliate
  • CrossFit Level 1

Preferred Requirements

  • CrossFit Level 2/CF-L3
  • Additional CrossFit/USAW/OPEX Certificate/Certifications

CF-L1 Internship: Program Overview

The environment created by a CrossFit 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, CrossFit COMO requires an extensive Internship Program before we agree to let an individual lead a class.

At CrossFit COMO, 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 the Director of Operations/Head Coach describing their background in sports, what CrossFit means to them and why they would like to work at CrossFit COMO.  Upon receiving the letter/video, the Director of Operations/Head Coach 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 CrossFit culture.

 The CF-L1 Internship is broken into five phases:

  1. Assist/Shadow and participate in one full cycle of a Private (or group) Foundations Program with a Full-time Coach
  2. Teaching of 1-3 movements per class, through two separate and full Private (or group) Foundations Program
  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

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.

 The Head Coach will have the following three options moving forward:
  • Not Now – The Director of Operations/Head Coach may wish to stop the CF-L1 Internship Program at this time.

  • Continue – The potential coach will continue with the next phase of the CF-L1 Internship Program; continuing to improve and learn about the coaching standards.

  • Offer Assistant Coach Position – The head coach may wish to stop the CF-L1 Internship Program at this time and offer the potential coach a position as an assistant coach.

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

  • CrossFit Methodology – interns will be required to read articles from the CrossFit Journal, and present the topics to a panel of coaches during monthly team meetings

How To Apply

To apply, please fill out the form below. All applications are reviewed by our management team. You can expect a response within 5 business days.