Christophir

Education

  • M.A. - College of Health & Human Performance
  • Health Education & Promotion
  • East Carolina University - 2018
  • B.S. Exercise Sport Science
  • Health Fitness Specialist - Focus on Human Behavior
  • East Carolina University - 2006

Christophir "Smitty" Smith

CrossFit

Bio

Coaching Bio – Jack of all Trades
Growing up with a single mother, my athletic coaches had a significant influence on my life that was profoundly positive and formative for me. I love to coach because I want to do the same for others.
I found Crossfit in 2008, and I have been enamored with its simplicity and efficacy ever since. I believe no other fitness program can provide the type of fun and results that I have seen for myself and those I have been blessed to coach. As a lifelong athlete, I greatly appreciate the challenge and opportunity that Crossfit provides and what I love most about Wellness Revolution Crossfit is that it affords me with something I thought I lost after college athletics: the chance to be part of a team.
I have been blessed to be able to coach a variety of sports including wrestling, weightlifting, cheerleading and gymnastics over the past 20 years. All of which influence how I see movement patterns and help me cue and correct athletes to move safely and improve performance. I have had the opportunity to work with a broad range of individuals whose goals ranged from fall prevention for elderly patients to weight loss interventions in pre and post bariatric surgery patients, to general physical fitness for our firefighters, police, EMS, all the way up to National level weightlifting competitors.
I hope to work with you soon!
Coaching Philosophy – Positive Accountability
I believe in athlete-centered coaching. Athletes’ goals and motivations are the driving force of how I interact with each person. Not everyone likes being coached the same way, so I try to use an interactive communication style focusing on the athlete’s personal preferences to enable growth both inside the gym and out.
It’s my goal to create an environment that empowers my athletes, finishing a workout with their heads held a little bit higher and feeling proud of themselves — believing they are strong, capable, and resilient. I aim to do this through positive accountability by meeting them where they are at and building on their previous success. This strategy holds athletes to realistic and attainable standards.
Finally, I believe what we do in the gym makes us better at what we do outside the gym. I think positive accountability helps everyone achieve more everyday!

Certifications

  • Certified CrossFit Trainer (CF-L3)  - 2016
  • USAW Club Coach - 2014
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach - 2013
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2) - 2012
  • American Heart Association CPR and AED - 2011
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1) - 2011

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