The Marvelous Coaching Accelerator Program (MCAP) is an intensive 6 month internship that develops novice or recently certified Level 1 trainers into elite coaches. Entrants can expect to gain a deep understanding of effective movement patterns for all Gymnastics, Power Lifting, Olympic Lifting, Kettlebell, Monostructural, Calisthenic, and Specialty exercises taught in CrossFit. Proficiency in effective coaching is achieved through direct mentorship, hands on experience, and prescribed self-study. Through this proficiency, participants are prepared to excel at leading small group classes and working 1:1 with individual athletes:

Hands On Coaching Experience

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Earn hours of hands on small group experience assisting our coaches during Fundamentals, Level 1, Barbell, and Level 2 classes. Also, leading members through skill development sessions in a 1:1 environment provides practice for developing cues, triaging faults, and providing specific feedback at an individual level. Coupling small group and 1:1 experience ensures you receive pointed feedback and perspective from both the coaches and greater community.

Educational Seminars

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Gain everything you need to know concerning the three major areas of fitness: exercise, nutrition, and recovery. Efficient movement patterns, goal-based nutrition plans matching an individual's lifestyle, and methods to optimize sleep and effectively manage stress are just a few of the topics covered in the educational seminars. In addition, details on how to operate a successful CrossFit business at both the macro and micro level are provided directly from the founders of the company.

Guided Self-Study

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Learn the essentials of movement theory, mobility, and coaching development at the rapid pace only individual study can provide. Regular testing of course material verifies progress and validates dedication to improving your coaching skill and toolset. Required reading materials, along with corresponding monthly test dates, are published at the start of every new Coaching Accelerator Program Session. This facet of the program is essential to your development and success.


As with any worthwhile endeavor, MCAP participants are expected to maintain the highest level of commitment at all times. While there is no monetary compensation for time and effort invested in the program, it warrants the same seriousness and rigor as any professional job or career.

Program Requirements

Approximately 15 hour per week dedicated to one or more of the following activities:

  • Small group support coaching
  • Assigned 1:1 coaching
  • Operational support
  • Guided self-study
  • Team building activities
  • Special projects 
  • Marketing initiatives
  • Cleaning and facility maintenance

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Passion for fitness and helping others
  • Condition exuding physical and mental fitness 
  • Awareness of body language and facial expressions
  • Professionalism and ability to separate box life from personal life
  • Respect for coaches, athletes, other interns, and self
  • Personality that facilitates a friendly, positive, high energy, family-oriented community

Program Timeline

The following are pertinent dates related to the application process:

  • April 6th: Applications for 2015 session open
  • April 15th: Applications close
  • April 18th: In person candidate interviews
  • April 20th: Program offers extended
  • April 24th: Deadline to accept offer
  • May 1st: Program begins
  • May 2nd: On-boarding seminar
  • October 31st: Graduation 

"Easily The Best Way Accelerate Your CrossFit Career"

Graduates are assured priority in group and 1:1 coaching opportunities at Marvelous CrossFit in Burlingame, as well as potential additional facilities in Foster City, San Mateo, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, and Daly City as they are opened. Applications for the current class are closed and will open again in late 2016.