| | PA Radio – Episode 297: Ben Crookston

Author / Cali Hinzman


Connecting Athletes Through Technology

When you look back at your failures, are you tempted to point the finger at all of the things, people, etc outside your control and say “THAT was the reason I wasn’t successful”. This week’s guest gives one of the best come up stories we’ve heard in a while. Friend of PA and 2018 Symposium Speaker, Ben Crookston [@bcroox10] talks about all of the obstacles that challenged him in creating the notorious platform TrainHeroic [@trainheroic]. While he and his team had their share of setbacks, he never paused to point the finger. He took each failure as an education and charged forward with even more resilience and persistence than before. His stories of hustling in any way possible to make the dream a reality (just short of that blowie guy from the Fyre Festival) are awe inspiring. Now Ben has robot butlers and a plot of land on Mars…and you can too.

Surrounding yourself with the right people does more than make you appear better looking. It shapes your drive, your priorities, your work ethic. This week we talk with Ben Crookston of TrainHeroic about how he was able to assemble a team of likeminded folks who believed in the same end goal. As much as we venerate successful leaders, much credit is due to people who were there providing their skill and support throughout the journey. John also addresses this theme by discussing the recent Super Bowl and the ongoing romance between lovers Tom and Bill. “When you saw only one set of footprints in the turf…I was carrying you…” Live, Love, Laugh, Learn, get fucking Lit.


There are endless training opportunities on TrainHeroic.com. Regardless of your goal, your setting, or your schedule, you can find something that works for you and your team. And most importantly, you can track your training with incredible detail. That’s why it’s Power Athlete HQ’s chosen platform for all of our training protocols. Follow TrainHeroic on instagram to keep up with Ben and the crew.
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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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