There are only 2 people in the world I really listen to.
One is Greg Glassman, the other is Cicero. Whilst the span of the centuries separated them, they both guide us in how to run our sessions, especially beginner sessions. The often ignored “letter to trainers” with its emphasise on virtuosity, holds in my view, the same sway as the concept of captatio benevolentiae or “capturing good will” as suggested by Cicero.
It was perhaps with an eye to classical rhetoric that we chose the name “i-course” for our one day crossfit skill masterclass. We felt the “i” could stand for “introduction”, little remembering that a few centuries before, Cicero has said the function of an introduction (exordium) is: