Sep 9, 2020
Jason Ackerman finished his
Psychology masters in 2006. After graduating, he realized that he
needed to find a ‘real’ job, something different from where he
would be stuck in a gym for 16 hours a day and ending up with no
Jason decided to become a
Crossfit coach and is one the founders of Own Your Eating. He
is also the author of the book titled “Best Hour of Their
How does Jason feel about the CrossFit community right
believes CrossFit is in the right place. The community went through
difficult times, but they pulled together and came out
also believes Crossfit will continue to grow, and it is headed in a
How does he see CrossFit changing over the next
believes there will be more communication from the top, more
events, and more activity.
will be a push to a digital route, such as virtual workouts or a
CrossFit app that people can use at home.
Jason is teaching people to work with failure. What
exactly is he working on?
many people, it is not all about training.t is more focused on what
they are eating.
focus of Jason’s training is on their mindset and the emotions
- People often try to hide their failures. Go
onto social media, and you’ll see that people portray all the good
and none of the bad.
says that there is a gap between people’s lack of speaking about
their failures and their method to overcome it. He wants to show
people that you can overcome it.
How does Jason’s relationship with failure look, and how
it has changed over the last three years?
used to be afraid of failure. He viewed it as the end, with the
worst-case scenarios attached to failure.
need to realize that you can do something to change and alter the
course with every step of the way and prevent
has gone through many failures and has come up with three actions
to help avoid failure.
excellent example of a company that could have tried to overcome
failure was Blockbusters; with the introduction of streaming apps,
they closed down. There were a gap and an option for them to make
different decisions and succeed, and individuals face similar
What is an example of where Jason failed, that led
to something better because he changed his mindset about
says it would be something that he innovated or
- Innovation wise, he was going through a burnout
with his clients and barely made ends meet. He was in the gym for
16 hours a day; some hours, he had clients, and other times he had
- Quitting the fitness industry was firm in his
mind; it was 2006. He had just finished his Masters in Psychology
but did not want to go into that direction, so he saw a gap and
opportunity to get into and instruct Crossfit.
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