Custom CrossFit Dry Erase Boards for Coaching and Tracking Athlete Performance

Katie Gauthier

Katie is a social media guru at OptiMA, Inc. We’re a women-owned US-based manufacturer specializing in dry erase products that encourage communication and collaboration. Visit us at OptiMAcompanies.com.

Crossfit Whiteboard
If you're a Crossfitter, or a CrossFit trainer, you already know that using a whiteboard to track performance and plan the CrossFit WOD is rewarding and motivating. Here's  how you can bring your CrossFit whiteboard to the next level.

Custom CrossFit Boards Take the Load off the Coaches’ Shoulders

As a CrossFit trainer, you’ve done your heavy lifting, literally and figuratively. You might be programming for and training more than one group while you simultaneously try to keep workouts fresh and scalable. On top of that, you’re trying to run a business,  so onboarding new Crossfitters is on your mind. You can unload some of the that work onto your properly organized CrossFit whiteboards so you can focus on what you do best: inspiring, educating and motivating your athletes.

Achieving Athletic Autonomy

Furthermore, custom CrossFit whiteboards transfer the ownership of the fitness journey back into the hands of the individual Crossfitter, especially when tracking and posting personal performance is encouraged. Through this method, you can instill the notion that no one is going to put in the work except for them. Ownership is the first step to self-discipline.  But, how you set up your CrossFit dry erase board depends on the unique culture and values of your CrossFit program. Below, we’ll take you through some of the best CrossFit whiteboard program organizers and how they can function to better serve you and your athletes.

The WOD (Workout of the Day)

These boards prioritize your Workout of the Day and can be organized by the day or by the week for easy and organized planning. Plan your warm-ups, skills/strengths, WODs, stretches and rest days for every day of the week or take it day by day. The WOD board is a staple in every CrossFit program but your WOD board design will be completely different from the CrossFit board in a neighboring town. Your WOD design will be determined by your program’s core values and objectives. These boards are completely customizable; logos, slogans and values can be added for maximum effect.

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Tracking Athlete Performance Results

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Leaderboard

The logging of daily workout results is the key to self-improvement according to Ben Bergeron, fitness coach. He says, “It has been scientifically proven that when you know your results are going to be observed by others you will put forth more effort. When you plan to post and/or share your score you will work harder!(1)” One way to track performance while creating friendly competition is through a dry erase CrossFit Leaderboard like the one below. This leaderboard groups Crossfitters into weight categories and ranks the best performers in bench presses, squats and deadlifts. Depending on your demographic, you can design your leaderboard with sections for men and women.

Personal Record Crossfit Board
Personal Record Board

In the gym, competition exists by default. Sometimes, a leaderboard is a healthy tool that uses competition to propel athletes forward. Whether or not you need that tool in your CrossFit program is completely up to you. In any case, you should have a completely unranked dry erase personal record board that pushes each athlete to be better than they were yesterday. They are still posting their performance, irrespective of weight, workout scaling, or gender. By publicizing their best work, each athlete gets that much needed validation and support from their CrossFit group without the heightened competition.

Heroes and Girls Benchmark Workouts

Your Heroes and Girls benchmark workouts are some of the toughest you’ll ever do. They’re tough to perform and also tough to learn what they mean. Even the more seasoned Crossfitters haven’t memorized what “Helen” means or what “Murph” means. Use Heroes and Girls workout magnets to help plan your WOD for the week or month. You can even customize your magnets for Olympic lifts or for custom preset workouts. Using magnets and explaining the workout in dry erase marker can help orient new Crossfitters and serve as a reminder for seasoned Crossfitters.

Heroes and Girls WOD board

 

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Scroll through our gallery to get inspired. The options are endless. Our custom dry erase boards come in convenient sizes and can be printed on a magnetic porcelain steel, non-magnetic backing  or fused into a bleach and ammonia resistant surface using Prism-Lock™ technology.

 

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Why Choose OptiMA?

We are a woman-owned small business making our products in the USA. We specialize in dry erase boards, dry erase wallcoverings, portable dry erase units, high-quality custom printed whiteboards, fast shipping, and five-star customer service. Over the last three decades, we’ve worked hard to deliver industrial quality whiteboard solutions that won’t break customers’ budgets.

 

1. https://www.crossfit7220.com/post/why-the-whiteboard

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