April 6, 2012
Q&A With Ben Bergeron

CrossFit New England is home of the fittest team on the planet, veteran CrossFit Games competitor Heather Bergeron and 2010 50-plus masters champion Brian Curley. Needless to say, it’s a special place.

CrossFit HQ’s Pat Sherwood sits down with CFNE co-owner and head coach Ben Bergeron to talk about the secret in the sauce.
“We kind of go with the way they teach at the Level 1: living your life in couplets and triplets, going long and heavy once a week,” Bergeron says.
But there is some tweaking. With the box being so involved in the Games, Bergeron says he programs for CrossFit competition.
“Whether our regular members know that or not, they’re kind of going along for the ride,” he says. “It’s a big rallying point for us, so whether they’re going to the Games or not, they’re cheering for people that are.”
Bergeron adds, “We focus on competition. We’re a CrossFit club. If we were a running club, we’d want our members to sign up for a 5K. If we were a judo club, we'd want our members to sign up for a judo competition. … If you’re training with us, we expect you to compete.”
The former triathlete also talks about being asked to program for CrossFit legend Chris Spealler, who’s looking to qualify for his sixth straight CrossFit Games.