"Be like a jellyfish" with Nick Novak

We welcome Olympic Weightlifting coach and avid bird watcher Nick Novak, who shares some of what he enjoys about being a teacher and the satisfaction of watching people grow as athlete. We also talk about his growing up and his honing of his social skills as an army brat. This week, in lieu of a listener question, Sam asks for advice with a problem he's been struggling with on the show (and off). What could it be? πŸ€”Hint: (πŸ—£πŸ—£πŸ—£)

We welcome Olympic Weightlifting coach and avid bird watcher Nick Novak, who shares some of what he enjoys about being a teacher and the satisfaction of watching people grow as athlete. We also talk about his growing up and his honing of his social skills as an army brat. This week, in lieu of a listener question, Sam asks for advice with a problem he's been struggling with on the show (and off). What could it be? πŸ€”Hint: (πŸ—£πŸ—£πŸ—£)

Nick's bio:

Coach Novak has been practicing movement his entire life. Born in Okinawa Japan and raised by a US Olympic Team wrestler, Nick has spent various periods in his life dedicated to different athletic pursuits. Drawing from his experience with rowing crew, obstacle course racing, Burmese kick boxing, bodybuilding and olympic weightlifting Nick has developed a holistic approach to movement that serves individuals of all levels. Nick has always been drawn to the meditative focus brought on by intense physical activity and places a premium on quality of movement over quantity of movement. Nick holds a bachelors degree in Philosophy and infuses his classes with metaphors and comparisons that bridge the gap between our training in the gym and and our lives at work and at home. He has studied breath and meditation with Buddhists and psychologists and focuses on Vipassana techniques. Nick is a strong believer in the transformative and therapeutic power of movement and seeks to empower everyone he interacts with. A born teacher, Nick has been training competitive and recreational athletes since 2012 and enjoys working with anyone who is hungry to learn! In his free time he enjoys motorcycling, bird watching and playing with his dog, Bruno

Nick's links:
His Website
At Crossfit Solace
Part of his video series with Terron Beckham


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