Ep. 40 – Making an Impact From the Inside with Power Athlete

power athlete logoSometimes you see a problem and you complain about it.  Other times, you see a problem and you do something about.  But, making a change to an existing structure or organization is not easy.  That’s why it’s so impressive that the gang at Power Athlete – John Welbourn, Tex McQuilken and Luke Summers – has been able to influence the way CrossFit boxes around the world approach training.

After a very successful career in the NFL, John Welbourn was asked to create a CrossFit program for football players.  He knew that a traditional CrossFit program was not appropriate for football players, but instead of saying no, he saw an opportunity to make a difference from the inside.  He embarked on a mission to teach CrossFit trainers the difference between traditional CrossFit and a systematic and progressive training program for athletes.

Of course, this was met with resistance, but that did not deter John from spreading his message.  Over time, he was able to show coaches all over the world the light and his Power Athlete programs are now a part of CrossFit boxes all over the world.

Along the way, Tex McQuilken and Luke Summers joined John on the mission and helped speed up the process and create more momentum than ever.  Together, these guys are a colorful band of characters with a serious mission and strong educational background.

In this episode, we get to hear how these guys are making a difference from the inside.  They discuss all of the struggles with this approach as well as the successes and how they are making a difference.  We also talk about how difficult it can be to change peoples minds, especially when their education is somewhat limited.

Power Athlete is about to embark on a new journey as they open a new facility in Texas, so we also get to hear their thought process on this move from California and what they’re doing to prepare for it.

For more information on Power Athlete programs, visit PowerAthleteHQ or listen to Power Athlete Radio on your favorite podcast platform.

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