Transform Your Life Podcast

0085 - Interview with DENISE THOMAS: How to OVERCOME your FEAR of the GYM plus the KEYS to becoming an EFFECTIVE COACH

August 26, 2019

Denise Thomas has been in the fitness industry for over 20-years, coaching in a multitude of sporting arenas and disciplines. She began her fitness journey as an avid soccer player, starting as an excited 6-year-old, earning a scholarship to the United States, and continuing on to representing the Boston Renegades, while becoming a member of the Irish National Team. During that time, Denise worked in various health clubs, coached soccer teams, ran a marathon, and found herself in a job teaching sports performance mechanics to high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in NYC's 'concrete jungle'. It was in NYC where she found CrossFit, competed in the sport, and became a member of the CFHQ Seminar Staff. Denise has worked for CrossFit since 2010, traveling around the world as a flowmaster on the Level 1, Level 2 and Coach Development staff. Currently, Denise is the Head Coach at Reebok CrossFit One, located at the World Reebok Headquarters in Boston, MA, and holds a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology. She has also been a judge for the CrossFit Games for 8 years. 

In today's podcast episode: 

  • The keys to becoming an EFFECTIVE COACH
  • Typical MISTAKES coaches make 
  • Common ROAD BLOCKS that could be holding you back mentally from achieving your goals
  • Advice to overcome your FEAR of the GYM ENVIRONMENT
  • How to set GOALS other than WEIGHT LOSS
  • What separates an EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE apart from a group of good athletes

You can follow Denise on INSTAGRAM @denthomas7

and check out her programs here:

DT Lesson Plans


Coach Development Program 


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