Aerobic Capacity

The Aerobic Capacity Course is appropriate for all CrossFit populations ranging from the day-to-day CrossFitter to the competitive CrossFit athlete looking to create a more robust and efficient aerobic system. Coach Chris Hinshaw details how he integrates various training methodologies into CrossFit programming to maximize overall athletic performance. Participants leave with a better understanding of how to develop their own cardiovascular “engine” and apply this knowledge to a training scenario for individuals or gym populations.

Learning Objectives

The Level 1 Certificate Course teaches participants to:

  • Define the core concepts of the CrossFit program.
  • Identify the primary points of performance of the foundational movements.
  • Perform the foundational movements safely and identify when they have committed a form error.
  • Identify correct movement when training others.
  • Identify unsound movement and apply appropriate correction toward improved movement.
  • Apply the CrossFit program safely and effectively while gaining the experience necessary to develop competency in training others using CrossFit methods.


Test Results and Certificates

Test results are delivered to participants via email five to seven days from the test date.

Individuals receive a pass-or-fail result. No numerical score will be issued.

Certificates of attendance are emailed within one month of course attendance. Trainer certificates are individually mailed and can take up to four weeks to arrive for those living in the United States, and six to eight weeks for those living outside the United States.


The default language for the Level 1 Course is English. In some countries, a translator is provided. Lecture and small-group practical sessions are translated in real time. Courses with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link. Generally, translators are used in Latin America and some countries in Europe and Asia.

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

(9 a.m.-5 p.m.)*

9:00 - Opening remarks

9:10 - Methodology lecture

9:55 - Movement lecture

10:30 - Movement practical session

11:30 - Methodology lecture

12:15 - Lunch

1:15 - Movement lecture

1:45 - Movement practical session

2:45 - Methodology lecture

3:15 - Movement practical session

4:05 - Workout

4:55 - Closing remarks

*The schedule may run until approximately 5:30 p.m. in locations with a translator. See "Language" section.

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Notebook and pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out.
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.
  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of the test.
  • Be in good standing with CrossFit Inc.
  • Attend the entire two-day course (approximately 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days), to include:
  • 100 percent exposure to all lectures.
  • 100 percent participation in all practical break-out sessions.
  • 100 percent participation in all workouts (all workouts can and will be scaled appropriately for individuals with special needs).
  • Pass the Level 1 test in person.

Organizer: Chris Hinshaw

Phone: 1-904-853-6843