Greg Glassman & Zachary Kaddatz

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

What’s happening? Bam. We’re live. Good to have you. Zachary Cadets.

Zachary Kaddadtz (00:04):

Devon. Bam.

Sevan Matossian (00:06):


Zachary Kaddadtz (00:06):

Waiting a long time to say that. Bam. Well

Sevan Matossian (00:09):

Off. Say the last name. Zachary Cadets.

Zachary Kaddadtz (00:12):

Zachary Cadets.

Sevan Matossian (00:14):


Zachary Kaddadtz (00:15):

Yeah. A lot of people think it’s sounds like cadets, but cadets a bit more stronger.

Sevan Matossian (00:20):

God, it’s nice. Name Zachary Cadets. It feels made up.

Zachary Kaddadtz (00:26):

I think it’s like Polish, German, that type of sort of origin.

Sevan Matossian (00:30):

Are you Jewish?

Zachary Kaddadtz (00:32):

No. Christian.

Sevan Matossian (00:33):

Oh, isn’t it Zachary a Jew name.

Zachary Kaddadtz (00:37):

It’s probably from the Bible Zacharia or something like that. But

Sevan Matossian (00:41):

You, the Christians and the Jews share it. They swap it.

Zachary Kaddadtz (00:44):

Yeah, I guess.

Sevan Matossian (00:46):

Whatever’s trendy, dude. Crazy. Four Instagram accounts. Crazy

Zachary Kaddadtz (00:51):

Dude. I spent a lot of time on Instagram and a lot of time on my phone and social media. It’s at times. It’s a bit of a handful. I’ll tell you what.

Sevan Matossian (00:59):

Yeah, it’s cool though. Well, let me ask you, do you think it’s cool?

Zachary Kaddadtz (01:05):

I think it’s awesome, dude. The main one, the daily CrossFit tip, where it’s now a daily training tip. That’s been such a wild ride and such an awesome journey. I mean, I get to meet that many cool, crazy people. I mean, I’m meeting you for the first time. We will probably spend the whole show you getting to know me, even though I feel like I’ve got an intimate relationship with you and Caleb in the chat and all that type of thing. But the amount of cool people I meet, the amount of cool experiences that I have just by Instagram. I mean the internet gets a bad rap a lot of the time, but Instagram can be a fun place as well when you’re doing things for the right reason, I guess, as well.

Sevan Matossian (01:42):

Yeah, me. I think so too. Some of us are just taking complete advantage of it and using it properly. Paper Street, copy I, I’ve seen this, but

Zachary Kaddadtz (01:53):

Cheers. Gabe.

Sevan Matossian (01:54):

Yeah. Wow. It makes it to

Zachary Kaddadtz (01:59):

Australia. It costs a lot and it takes a long time, but it makes it here. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (02:04):

Crazy. Peloton. Oh, gnarly. Just here. Trying to desperately sell bikes to Dana and CrossFit. CrossFit. That’s him. That’s the guy. Oh man. Don’t distract me. Don’t distract. CrossFit Hero. Just the tips. That’s all I can handle. And is CrossFit Hero? CrossFit Jim there?

Zachary Kaddadtz (02:31):

CrossFit Hero? He is a good friend. Yeah. It’s a CrossFit gym up at the Sunshine Coast. That’s Mark Island. He’s actually part of the Bergen of Strength Seminar staff, the CrossFit weightlifting seminar staff. He’s a really cool dude actually.

Sevan Matossian (02:44):

What’s his name again?

Zachary Kaddadtz (02:46):

Mark David Island. Really cool dude.

Sevan Matossian (02:49):

Mark David Ireland. Did he take his wife’s name? Is that why he has all those names?

Zachary Kaddadtz (02:55):

You’ll have to ask him. I’ve got no idea.

Sevan Matossian (02:56):

Okay. I would only judge him a little bit behind closed doors. Okay. And you are also the head coach at CrossFit Confront?

Zachary Kaddadtz (03:06):

Yeah, CrossFit Confront. It’s a gym that’s been in my city for about 10 years and I’ve been managing and head coaching it for about five years, since 2019.

Sevan Matossian (03:16):

Is that code for the owners have completely abandoned it and left you in charge?

Zachary Kaddadtz (03:21):

Yeah. Look, the owner’s probably watching now, but back in, I joined the gym in 2017 and that’s basically when I started CrossFit. My whole journey started then. Just fell in love. A lot of people did my L one, I was actually getting out of the construction industry where I had done a trade qualification and all the rest of it looking for something new and looking for something I loved. And basically I said to the owner, if he ever has more coaching hours or more things to do, I would love to do it because I’m enjoying the part-time coaching aspect. And one day he said, yeah, I’m looking to take a bit of a step back and if you want to do the head coach role, it’s yours. He’s still working part-time with defense here in Australia. So he’s always busy and he is doing a lot of things all the time. And track

Sevan Matossian (04:13):

You the place.

Zachary Kaddadtz (04:15):

Yeah. He trusts me with the place and I’m so grateful that he gave me the opportunity to lead the community and to run this place.

Sevan Matossian (04:22):

How big is the town? It’s in,

Zachary Kaddadtz (04:24):

Toumba is a city of, I probably get this wrong, it’s probably 150,000 people say.

Sevan Matossian (04:28):

Okay. So legit place stoplights in the whole shebang.

Zachary Kaddadtz (04:31):

Oh man. Yeah, it’s a big smoke. We’re only about an hour and a half from Brisbane, which is where the Tour Pros held, and that’s one of the major cities. But Toowoomba, where I’m at, about 150,000, probably more if you include the region. And there’s a handful of gyms and a handful of CrossFit boxes here.

Sevan Matossian (04:50):

Do you remember what month in 2017, Zachary?

Zachary Kaddadtz (04:55):

When I started CrossFit. So I know I was doing CrossFit, if I’m allowed to say that or not, in a World gym or a global gym before that. And I remember doing workouts like dt, and I remember actually DT taking me like 27 minutes to do when it should be like a sub 10 minute workout or a five to seven minute workout or whatever. And then one day I was like, okay, cool. I feel like I’m pretty fit. I’m going to go and try actually go to a CrossFit affiliate. And I joined up CrossFit confront right here two or three weeks before the CrossFit opened in 2017. So it would’ve been January, February, and I was going to do

Sevan Matossian (05:33):

The open year. 17 and 18 were huge years for CrossFit. That’s why I asked 2017 and the last part of 2017 in the first part of 2018 was the most growth CrossFit experienced since 2014. So from 2014 to 2017, there was a little bit of a slump and then it skyrocketed again. And I take full responsibility for that. That’s why I asked that. So when I hear 2017, I’m ecstatic.

Zachary Kaddadtz (06:00):

Well, I mean, I started in 2017 around the open and I said I was going to do the open and I just never left. I loved it that much. And I loved CrossFit. I loved the gym. I loved the people that much. I never left.

Sevan Matossian (06:11):

And did you consume of media? Did you consume a shitload of media? Did you watch everything? Website? Yeah,

Zachary Kaddadtz (06:16):

Everything. And I was watching the media before I walked into the affiliate because I was like, what is this? This is epic. This is cool. It’s really hard for me to pinpoint what made me try CrossFit in the first place. Because I mean, I saw bits and pieces on ESPN of the games, and I saw I was seeing a ton of stuff on YouTube. And I’m not an OG by any means. I only started in 2017, but man, I wish we could go back to a lot of the aspects of CrossFit from back

Sevan Matossian (06:43):

In that time. 17 was the second heyday. You came at a good time from probably November of 17 to September of 2018 was a massive heyday. The media output then was insane. The open was wild. The community was crazy. Invigorated Peloton again. Wow. Please tell Zachary to do fantasy land and I’ll give David weed the 12 dd. 12 dd a whole peloton of bikes if they beat Zach. Are you a good CrossFitter Zachary?

Zachary Kaddadtz (07:22):

I mean, I go, all right. I’m no games athlete. I’m no regionals athlete. But I mean, I love training and I love doing my best. So I mean, my best ever open finish was about a hundredth or a hundred 50th in Australia and holy

Sevan Matossian (07:36):


Zachary Kaddadtz (07:37):

Okay. And I mean, there’s a smaller pool in Australia versus America, but yeah, I

Sevan Matossian (07:43):

GOs No joke. That’s no joke. That’s no joke. So you are a great cross sitter. You go hard.

Zachary Kaddadtz (07:47):

Yeah, I just love it, dude. I love it.

Sevan Matossian (07:49):

Yeah. Make sure Zach gets this money. Thanks, Barry. I can’t do that. Whoa, look at this

Zachary Kaddadtz (07:59):

Vo. I need it more than you. I’ll tell you what,

Sevan Matossian (08:03):

I’ll send you a pair of fancy glasses,

Zachary Kaddadtz (08:06):

Mike, get you next

Sevan Matossian (08:07):

Year. Are these you chooses?

Zachary Kaddadtz (08:08):

I’ll take the gold ones. I’ll take the gold ones. That was my wife. That’s my wife and my baby.

Sevan Matossian (08:13):

Male cadets.

Zachary Kaddadtz (08:14):


Sevan Matossian (08:14):

Hey dad. Zmi is your kid’s name?

Zachary Kaddadtz (08:17):

Zizi? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (08:18):

Wow. What kind of name is that? Zmi.

Zachary Kaddadtz (08:22):

You’d have to ask her. She came to me with that name one day and it was one of the only names that we sort of both agreed on in terms of a girl. She’s a brand new baby girl. She’s only 11 days old.

Sevan Matossian (08:35):

I didn’t know white people made up names. That’s awesome. That sounds like some sort of cultural appropriation you’re doing, dude.

Zachary Kaddadtz (08:42):

Well, it could be, but it was one of the only ones where it was very, very unique, but I still liked it. So

Sevan Matossian (08:50):

Zi, we

Zachary Kaddadtz (08:51):

Landed on that? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (08:52):

Yeah. What a great name. That’s his full name. Zi

Zachary Kaddadtz (08:54):

Zizi. Middle name May last name. Cadets. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (08:58):

Cadets. Zi, may Cadets. May. May. May. Caleb is May a boy’s name.

Caleb Beaver (09:08):

I think that’s more of a female name.

Sevan Matossian (09:10):


Zachary Kaddadtz (09:11):

All right. May’s a pretty common name in a female name down here.

Sevan Matossian (09:15):

Oh, but is that a boy or a girl?

Zachary Kaddadtz (09:16):

That’s a girl. That’s a girl.

Sevan Matossian (09:17):

Oh, okay. Okay. Okay. Checking. Okay. Oh, Caleb, sorry, Zachary. I know this is your show. My sister told me today that I called you Susa.

Caleb Beaver (09:31):

He did?

Sevan Matossian (09:32):

No shit.

Caleb Beaver (09:36):

It’s like my parents calling me my brother’s name. So I just,

Sevan Matossian (09:39):

Are you sure that I wasn’t trying to call Susan on the phone and I wasn’t like, Susa, do you hear me?

Caleb Beaver (09:44):

No. You literally said, thanks Su as you were talking to me.

Sevan Matossian (09:49):

So then my wife said, Hey, I heard you say it too. And then she told me the context. I said it. And then as she walks away from me, I do this to her, she’ll be like, were you on autopilot fucking with me? I’m by people who go unconscious around me. And I was like, and I’m like, there’s no way I did that. So I did that. Yeah,

Caleb Beaver (10:11):

It’s okay. I didn’t hear the question you asked earlier in the show, and I recited it.

Sevan Matossian (10:15):

We’re multitasking like a motherfucker though. A CrossFit true form.

Zachary Kaddadtz (10:24):

Another good friend

Sevan Matossian (10:25):

Dude, his wife’s his wife’s in the chat. This is not the place to ask for the tip,

Zachary Kaddadtz (10:34):

Man. The number of times anyone’s asked my tip, you’d be a rich guy if you had me on earlier, because there’d be more tips like this.

Sevan Matossian (10:43):

Crazy. This morning I made a dollar 99 for Zachary Cadets from sema CMA Globes for Zach for a stunning, sorry. She must have stunning.

Zachary Kaddadtz (10:55):

It’s stunning. We’re on.

Sevan Matossian (10:56):

No, it’s stunning. It’s stunning.

Caleb Beaver (10:58):

It’s definitely stunning.

Sevan Matossian (10:59):

You’re not telling me what it is on my show, Zachary. It’s a stunning bung hole.

Zachary Kaddadtz (11:04):

No, I think sema, I think Phillip Kelly, I think a few others have seen my backside. On one occasion. One occasion.

Sevan Matossian (11:13):

He was stunning. His stunning B hole. Meet you halfway. There you go. Did you know them in person?

Zachary Kaddadtz (11:20):

No, not in person. I hope to one day, actually, it’s definitely one of my goals to get over to the us, meet up for the games or travel the country or do anything like that. But no, I’ve been invited to be part of the seven Easters private group chat. So I’m the Australian representative or the Southern Hemisphere representative.

Sevan Matossian (11:39):

Is that how you get in? You have to be invited?

Zachary Kaddadtz (11:42):

No, I don’t know, but I just made friends with everyone in the group chat here for the last two or three years, and I’m pretty good friends with those guys now

Sevan Matossian (11:53):

That the Sistas group chat asks everyone for a, it’s like Scientology, they want a picture of, so that way if you ever leave, they can,

Zachary Kaddadtz (12:02):

Well, they never asked me for one, but I offered them up one anyway. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (12:06):

Offered it. It’s a Chinese name. SC Fitness says Zmi, it’s a Chinese name. Fair enough.

Zachary Kaddadtz (12:16):

Well, I’ve got no idea if it means anything or anything like that. It just rolls off the tongue so nicely. And it fits in with, I like, yeah,

Sevan Matossian (12:24):

And who doesn’t want AZ in their name? And now your kid has two that’s fun.

Zachary Kaddadtz (12:28):

Starts and finishes with AZ. Yeah. Oh, and in Australia we say Zed, not Z.

Sevan Matossian (12:34):

Can you write cursive? Do you have the skills? Can you write? Yeah.

Zachary Kaddadtz (12:38):


Sevan Matossian (12:40):

Because that skill’s eroding here in the great land of No, no.

Zachary Kaddadtz (12:44):

I’m sort of on your side of that argument with the learning cursive.

Sevan Matossian (12:48):

Yeah, I think it’s nice to learn. It’s nice not to be an idiot. I want to really dig into this. It’s the daily training tips, right? That’s the big account.

Zachary Kaddadtz (13:00):


Sevan Matossian (13:01):

Okay. Why did you start that?

Zachary Kaddadtz (13:04):

Long story short, I liked making content already. I hadn’t had much success with getting more, well-known or anything, but I was actually making little vlogs where I would go around to affiliates and make a little vlog, like a 10 to 20 minute video showcasing the affiliate. And I called that as many affiliates as possible. And I sort of stopped doing that because I ran out of gyms to visit that were less than an hour or two from my house.

Sevan Matossian (13:31):

Are those on YouTube? Those are on YouTube.

Zachary Kaddadtz (13:32):

Those are on my YouTube channel. So everyone should go and subscribe to that. So the reason I started Daily CrossFit tip was I did my level two seminar, and part of the feedback from the seminar was you need to be able to convey information a little more clearly and a little more succinctly along with a few other things. And so I thought, cool, I’m going to put a one minute video up every single day of coaching content and hone my craft sort of thing. And if you scroll right to the bottom, which I do not recommend you do, you’ll sort of see that my skills of creating content or coaching and speaking have come a long way.

Sevan Matossian (14:17):

What year was that? What year was that?

Zachary Kaddadtz (14:20):

Well, we’re nearly two years in. So that was only start of 2022 start of, yeah, 2022.

Sevan Matossian (14:28):

What’s crazy, that is the exact same thing that Hiller did. That’s the exact same thing Kelly Starret did. They made a commitment to make a piece of content every day for your, did you ever miss a day?

Zachary Kaddadtz (14:40):

Never missed a day. There were a few times where I came close. I’ve actually doubled up a couple of days. So the goal is to put at least one piece of content out and a few of the days that I’ve missed, I mean, I’ve kind of cheated in a way where I’ve reposted or repurposed a previously made piece of content.

Sevan Matossian (14:57):

How many of those days, how days? Listen carefully here, Caleb, we’re going to talk about this later. When we judge him when he is off, how many days

Zachary Kaddadtz (15:03):

Repurposed? I’m not sure what I’m up to 680 days and I might have repurposed 30 or 40.

Sevan Matossian (15:09):

I mean, in the first 365.

Zachary Kaddadtz (15:11):

Oh yeah, maybe 20 or 30. I’m not sure. I’m not sure. You could go and count. But there were some days where I repurposed them, and those were days where I didn’t get to the gym to film. Some content was not corrupted, but the content was crappy or stuck with the family or the in-laws,

Sevan Matossian (15:33):

You were inspired to make something, you made it and then you watched it and you’re like, fuck, this really isn’t good. I’m not proud of

Zachary Kaddadtz (15:39):

This. A few of those days. And because it was purposed for Instagram, if it was longer than 60 seconds, I was kind of screwed. So if I filmed anything that was too long, now it’s a minute, 30 or 90 seconds. But yeah, there were a few days that I repurposed or reposted, but most of it, the vast, vast majority is new content every single day. And I pretty much run off in the moment. Inspiration. I do a little bit of planning, but whatever I’m feeling or whatever I see coming up in the program or whatever I see needs addressing, if it’s the open or whatever, then I’ll make content around that.

Sevan Matossian (16:21):

It looks like you have a community now. You have your group, there’s people who are part of the Zachary Cadet’s daily training tip.

Zachary Kaddadtz (16:29):

Possibly a hundred percent. A hundred percent. And it’s actually quite funny. I probably wouldn’t have made it to the level that I’m at now. And honestly, I think I’m still getting started, but I probably wouldn’t have made it to the level I’m at now. If it wasn’t for this show. I mean, this is the first time I’ve been on, but way back in the day I made friends with Zombie, and that just happened very organically in the chat. Like, Hey, what’s up? Or I might’ve commented on some of his memes or content or whatever, and we would here or there, we’d post a tip slash meme, something that was semi funny, but semi inform. And that was actually probably one of the first things that really got the needle moving or the ball rolling sort of friends like Ward Zombie. And he actually got me onto Colton Mertons, who followed along pretty early on when I only had a hundred followers or 200 followers or something like that. I dunno what your question was, but that’s sort of how it gets started.

Sevan Matossian (17:27):

Just about your community. I wasn’t going to take it there at all, but I loved your story. And of course I come out looking good in it. Yeah, it’s crazy. That’s dude, you’re using the internet for all the shit that people should be using it for. It should not be for scrolling, it should be for a discipline structure, creativity, making friends and making a living.

Zachary Kaddadtz (17:49):

A hundred percent. Dude. I mean, I started the page with the reason, like I said, I needed to improve different aspects of my coaching or different aspects of my presentation, but it turned into so much more than that where I built a community with all these people and I’m just having a blast with it. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (18:10):

I’m just thinking this off the top of my head. And the community came because you’re giving something away

Zachary Kaddadtz (18:17):

A hundred percent dude. Giving something, giving,

Sevan Matossian (18:20):

You’re adding value to people’s life.

Zachary Kaddadtz (18:22):

And that was the goal. I wanted to improve my coaching, but I had to put something out that was useful and something that people would benefit from. And I mean, if it’s good content and if it’s useful and it’s good information, then it will be shared and it’ll be tagged and it’ll be liked and all that sort of stuff. Anyway, and that led to the natural growth of it. But I had to put out stuff that was good and that was one of the main goals.

Sevan Matossian (18:45):

Yeah, just offering stuff. Offer stuff. Yeah. It’s crazy. Listen, listen.

Zachary Kaddadtz (18:56):


Sevan Matossian (18:57):

It’s a little kid on a swing.

Zachary Kaddadtz (18:59):

No. Do you know what a whirly bird is?

Sevan Matossian (19:01):


Zachary Kaddadtz (19:03):

They’re like these little vents that spin in the top of sheds. Do you know what they’re

Sevan Matossian (19:07):

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Zachary Kaddadtz (19:09):

There’s one that squeaks. I’m in the gym right now and there’s one that squeaks and that’s what that sound

Sevan Matossian (19:12):

Is. What an incredible vocabulary you have. Wordly Bird?

Zachary Kaddadtz (19:19):

Yeah, I guess so. That’s what I’d call them

Sevan Matossian (19:22):

Is that official whirly bird

Zachary Kaddadtz (19:25):

Roof turbine whirly bird. I call ’em a whirly bird.

Sevan Matossian (19:29):

It’s not really. Yeah. Wow. Is that common vernacular? Do whirly bird. Oh wow. Do whirly birdly bird work. Wow. What an incredible vocabulary you have. Would’ve just been like, I would’ve had to say that thing that spins on the roof. That looks like a tornado.

Zachary Kaddadtz (19:47):

This is one of my favorite parts of the show too. I don’t understand what a lot of you guys are talking about half the time. And obviously a whirlybirds something new to you guys.

Sevan Matossian (19:56):

Yeah, thank you. We have those in the States. I’ve just never heard them so below me to know that such pedestrian. That’s my gift caller stuff. Extra sloppy. Zach Zachary? It’s not Zach, it’s Zachary. No one calls him. Zach, does anyone call you Zach?

Zachary Kaddadtz (20:15):

Everybody calls me Zach. But I like, either way, Zach. That’s why I put my name down as Zachary because it’s my name. I actually like when people call it that. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (20:23):

Yeah. Does anyone call you by your last name? Cadets?

Zachary Kaddadtz (20:26):

Yeah, all the time. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (20:28):

I call Caleb Beaver.

Zachary Kaddadtz (20:31):

That’s what I know now too.

Sevan Matossian (20:33):

Beaver. Just, who’s the beaver? Zach. MFK. Oh, okay. Here we go. It’s been a while. This is a gentle one. Oh, why do I have to be in there? I think it’s an easy, what the fuck?

Zachary Kaddadtz (20:49):


Sevan Matossian (20:52):

Mary fucker kill Austin Powers. James Bond or Seon.

Zachary Kaddadtz (20:57):

Well, I’d fuck you. I’m not letting you fuck me. That’s for sure.

Sevan Matossian (21:02):

Do not want to be fucked by this fucking fucking Pringles can trust me. My God.

Zachary Kaddadtz (21:08):

Oh my goodness. Definitely. I’d have to kill Austin Powers and married bonds. That’s easy.

Sevan Matossian (21:13):

Smart. Smart. I don’t have one. I don’t have one. Night stands though. Be aware of that. I, I’m not that kind of guy. Stage five Klinger. So you popped on my radar, I think obviously because of the Oh, oh, thank you, Barry. Yes. Barry Cockney. Here we go. Zachary, from daily training tips weighs in on another important decision. Mary fucker kill a sporty Beth who is represented by the SSN one agency. All of you aspiring YouTubers should go be have John Scene.

Zachary Kaddadtz (21:55):

Barry, you shouldn’t have paid for this, honestly, because I was trying to make friends with Sporty Beth just so I could talk some sense into her.

Sevan Matossian (22:01):

Oh, that’s cool of you. Wow. That’s good of you. Were you really?

Zachary Kaddadtz (22:05):

Look, I got nothing against her, but definitely I’ve got nothing against her, but some of the things she thinks are wrong,

Sevan Matossian (22:13):

Brother. I think that’s, Hey, I think that that’s absolutely noble to try to talk to her and just hope you don’t catch whatever she has. I think it’s awesome. Sporty, Beth hq, CMO. Wait,

Zachary Kaddadtz (22:30):

I don’t know who that is. I’ve been watching all this Grow. Josh, the guy on private than him.

Sevan Matossian (22:37):

Yeah, Josh Grow or Koons

Zachary Kaddadtz (22:41):

Barry. I shouldn’t have paid for this because I’m not going to answer it.

Sevan Matossian (22:44):

Oh, Mary, I’m sorry. Mary. I’ll send you the money back. That’s really cool of you. Yeah, that’s good. Yeah, I hope That would be awesome. That would be awesome. So I’ll do it for him. For him. He’ll marry sporty Beth and he’ll fuck Josh because he is not sure if Koons is gay and he’ll marry De Koons. No, kill de Koons. Sorry. De Koons probably lose my show. He said kill. So you popped on my radar, Zachary, because this used to be called the CrossFit Daily Training Tips.

Zachary Kaddadtz (23:26):

Yeah, dude. So when I started the page, I thought, well, before I started, I had this idea, cool, I’m going to make a minute video every single day, and I’m going to call it daily CrossFit tip, where I give a tip about CrossFit every single day. Literally as simple as that. And I went ahead and made an Instagram page called it Daily CrossFit tip. And the whole time being a level one trainer and level two and level three, every single step along the way, they tell you you cannot call anything CrossFit unless it’s a licensed affiliate or you cannot call yourself anything except a CrossFit level one trainer, a level two trainer, or whatever. The whole time I sort of knew, cool, I’m sort of going against the grain here, but I don’t really care because I’m just making a little video every day. It’s not that big of a deal. And the next minute it’s got 30, 40, nearly 50,000 followers. And they didn’t like the fact it was called Daily CrossFit Tip.

Sevan Matossian (24:23):

Does the lawyer contact you through your dms?

Zachary Kaddadtz (24:27):

So it was someone from their or legal representative. They emailed me. So I’ve got an email address easily accessible on the Instagram page and all that sort of thing. So they emailed me basically saying, you’re using the CrossFit trademark outside of license and you need to stop. Basically,

Sevan Matossian (24:52):

I wonder if you affiliated, if you could choose that name for an affiliate.

Zachary Kaddadtz (24:56):

Well, after their first contact, they were quite nice about it. I responded and I said, Hey, is there any way we can work around this? Can I affiliate the name? Can we go into partnership with making content? Can I come? I just offered them a whole bunch of things and they basically said no to everything. They even said no to affiliating the name because it’s not, the reason they gave for that, I think was it’s not a location and it’s not a gym. They wouldn’t, at that stage, let me affiliate an Instagram page and I probably wouldn’t have anyway because I’m not making enough money off of it to spend over here. It’s about $5,000 to affiliate a gym. So that would’ve been the cost every year. So I wouldn’t have done it, but I asked anyway to see what their response would’ve been.

Sevan Matossian (25:52):

Meme for time here. I love you Zachary. Zachary, you here. I love Zachary. I love you, Zach.

Zachary Kaddadtz (26:02):

Too many memes of fried his brain. I think he can’t,

Sevan Matossian (26:05):

He got more words in there. That’s cool.

Zachary Kaddadtz (26:07):

I love you, Rollo. I love you.

Sevan Matossian (26:09):

Is that guy Australian?

Zachary Kaddadtz (26:11):

No, dude. You don’t know that guy. That’s the

Sevan Matossian (26:14):

I do know. I do know

Zachary Kaddadtz (26:15):

That’s meme for time on Instagram, but yeah, as American.

Sevan Matossian (26:18):

Oh, okay. Lives in California. They’re all the same to me. Hey. And did that hurt? Did that bother you? Did that hurt?

Zachary Kaddadtz (26:31):

Well, since the day I started, I knew that day would come, especially as the page grew and it hit a point and it just grew exponentially. And I knew the day would come. Yes, it did hurt. It really bummed me out. That being said, I never missed a day and I never let it sort of show too much on the outside that it bummed me out. But it was almost like it bummed me out because I’d lost something that I had worked hard on. Right. I mean, to be fair, I shouldn’t have named it that in the first place, blah, blah, blah, whatever. But I worked hard on it and I put out useful and good information. It’s not like I was stealing anything from them.

Sevan Matossian (27:10):

Is that really true though? Did you look into it? Can you not have the word? Because ironically, it’s so funny, when I signed up for Instagram and whatever year that was, I’d never had a Facebook or any social media. And I signed up for Instagram and I called myself Seon CrossFit or CrossFit Seon. Dude,

Zachary Kaddadtz (27:26):

There’s so many pages on Instagram that use the word CrossFit and sell the word CrossFit with programming and all that type of thing.

Sevan Matossian (27:33):

So someone probably reported you?

Zachary Kaddadtz (27:36):


Sevan Matossian (27:36):


Zachary Kaddadtz (27:38):

Or someone had seen it and they didn’t like where it had, I dunno. Because I basically just got, notice how you’re using the name and you need to stop or we’ll give you two weeks to take it off. Everything basically.

Sevan Matossian (27:54):

I forgot to say thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Meme. Meme for time. Memes. Is it meme or memes for time? Maybe he needs an S in there. No,

Zachary Kaddadtz (28:02):

No meme for time. I’m

Sevan Matossian (28:03):

Going to buy s Oh, just one meme

Zachary Kaddadtz (28:06):

For time. He’s a great dude too, man. You should have him on the show.

Sevan Matossian (28:10):

He’ll add value to the show.

Zachary Kaddadtz (28:12):

A hundred percent. He might actually talk more than you too. So Anna b, shout out to Zach Fellow Gorilla Health athlete. No one supports his sponsors better than ZK. Hannah is a very good friend. Yeah, she’s a very good friend. Cool chick.

Sevan Matossian (28:26):

What does this mean? No one supports his sponsors, us sponsors for the daily training tip.

Zachary Kaddadtz (28:32):

Yeah. So Gorilla Health, they were actually my first sponsor. They helped me out with clothes, training gear, like knee sleeves and grips and all that type of thing. And Hannah actually worked for them at the time and sort of got me in. And they’re a local Australian company too, so if anyone wants any grips and stuff, hit them up.

Sevan Matossian (28:51):

How did you get sponsors?

Zachary Kaddadtz (28:55):

It was because of her, because I had known her and she was a good friend and she then went over to work for Gorilla Health and basically got me on board there. I’ve got another sponsor, ATP Science and they’re supplements. And I had used them for the last 10 years and they’re literally the only company in Australia that I trust and would actually vouch for. And I hit them up and said, look, I’ve been using your stuff for this long. I swear by it. It’s the only stuff I would use. And they said, yeah, let’s go ahead. Let’s make a partnership. And when people’s pages grow on Instagram or YouTube or whatever, you get hit up all the time for all sorts of different things. But I definitely don’t want to take on too many different things and sort of water it down too much. I definitely only want to take on sponsors or partnerships that I actually believe in and want to work with.

Sevan Matossian (29:51):

Do you have an agent?

Zachary Kaddadtz (29:52):


Sevan Matossian (29:53):


Zachary Kaddadtz (29:54):


Sevan Matossian (29:55):

So they’re all just relationships you built?

Zachary Kaddadtz (29:58):

Yeah, a hundred percent. Yep. It’s.

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