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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-02-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,889
Posted By Joshua Newman
CrossFit NYC / The Black Box Hiring Full-Time Coaches

While CrossFit NYC is already one of the largest CrossFit gyms in the United States, we continue to grow quickly, driven by happy members' word-of-mouth. As a result, we're now looking to hire...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-08-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,440
Posted By Joshua Newman
Free Pullup Contraption from NYC

Any affiliates near New York City want a free monkey-bar setup?

Picture here:

http://www.menshealth.com/coolestjobs/kevin-williams/kevin-williams2.php (w/f/s)

We're closing our Brooklyn...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-02-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,401
Posted By Joshua Newman
Re: Rhabdo Mitigation

We've had good luck with crafting 21-15-9's around basic movements (squats, pushups, etc.), though also try and regularly throw in some non-technical yet still unusual stuff (burpees, box jumps,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-27-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,402
Posted By Joshua Newman
Re: SellingT-Shirts worth it?

Our members love t-shirts, our trainers love t-shirts, our visitors love t-shirts, etc., etc.

We've found having them physically on hand (impulse buy!) far trumps letting people just order them...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-27-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,572
Posted By Joshua Newman
Re: EFT's..

Having previously used PayPal here at CFNYC, we've found moving to swiped credit card processing (through MindBody Online) has been a *huge* improvement.

We've been selling a slew of $1500...
Forum: Fitness 03-20-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,552
Posted By Joshua Newman
Re: Calendar boy seeks guidance

Remember, there's a difference between *being* big and lean and *looking* big and lean.

Some tips to that end (w/fs): http://www.campusmen.com/male-modeling/photo-techniques.html
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-16-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,626
Posted By Joshua Newman
Re: CrossFit - for suburbs only?

Boy do we feel your pain here in midtown Manhattan.

We opened in a 1500 sqft box that's probably the most expensive CF gym in the country, rent-wise.

And now, a year later, we've grown...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-12-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,283
Posted By Joshua Newman
Re: Multiple facilities in city or town

Here in NYC, we have more gyms per square foot than anywhere else in the US.

We've also had faster membership growth in our first year than any affiliate with whom I've spoken.

Having many...
Forum: Community 05-26-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,083
Posted By Joshua Newman
I second the motion. And I do it from a glass...

I second the motion. And I do it from a glass house, as we boys here at CF NYC are being goaded into a Men of CFNYC calendar.

I've agreed to do it, but only if we all have old-school Snidely...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,551
Posted By Joshua Newman
One caveat: *do not* watch the instructional...

One caveat: *do not* watch the instructional video that a bunch of places supply with this thing. There's a snippet of it accessible from the Yukon site. The exercises they show are to GHD situps...
Forum: Community 04-24-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,779
Posted By Joshua Newman
Sweat proudly! A Harvard Anthropology professor...

Sweat proudly! A Harvard Anthropology professor gave a talk last week about sweating (and our ability to mouth-breath while running) as key to placing humans physically (and not just mentally) atop...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 04-18-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,961
Posted By Joshua Newman
My father is a lung doctor. He tells me that his...

My father is a lung doctor. He tells me that his patients have greater luck with nicotine inhalers than anything else. They require a prescription, but sound like they might be worth it, as they...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-11-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,839
Posted By Joshua Newman
After far too much delay, CFNYC will this weekend...

After far too much delay, CFNYC will this weekend *finally* open The Black Box, a dedicated CrossFit gym in midtown Manhattan (just a few blocks from Time Square).

If you live in or around our...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-29-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,311
Posted By Joshua Newman
To second Keith's statement: even the few gyms...

To second Keith's statement: even the few gyms that will let you in the door seem to quickly blanche once they see the workouts in action. Largely, I suspect, because it makes the other trainers and...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 07-21-2006, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,167
Posted By Joshua Newman
Indeed, you New Jersey-ites are more than welcome...

Indeed, you New Jersey-ites are more than welcome here in NYC. With this beautiful summer weather, we've started doing Sunday workouts in Central Park every week; that outdoor group fun in...
Forum: Community 07-14-2006, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,241
Posted By Joshua Newman
What's the over-under on Ben responding to the...

What's the over-under on Ben responding to the last commenter as "Lynn", thereby getting *both* of the most bad-a$$ women on the board to hunt him down and beat him with a clubbell?
Forum: Exercises 07-08-2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,070
Posted By Joshua Newman
These look fun! I'll have to give them all a try...

These look fun! I'll have to give them all a try this morning.

The most interesting part to me, particularly clear in Matt's video, is how much the fast rotating of the arms resembles an...
Forum: Community 06-07-2006, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,949
Posted By Joshua Newman
While we aren't *at* NYU, CFNYC is just a quick...

While we aren't *at* NYU, CFNYC is just a quick jaunt down the N/R/W or 4/5/6 to Canal Street.

www.crossfitnyc.org (http://www.crossfitnyc.org)
Forum: Community 06-02-2006, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,496
Posted By Joshua Newman
"In the ranks of improbable gymnastics coaches,...

"In the ranks of improbable gymnastics coaches, Nick Nolte falls just below the cartoon version of Mr. T. "
- from Entertainment Weekly's review of the film.
Forum: CrossPit 05-25-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,070
Posted By Joshua Newman
Actually, the best shiner I've ever gotten was...

Actually, the best shiner I've ever gotten was from an 80-year old woman's right cross.

I was helping teach a women's self defense class, and we were working with focus mitts that evening to...
Forum: Community 05-23-2006, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,105
Posted By Joshua Newman
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/3499/24752...

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/3499/24752.jpg

Anyone else see a resemblance?
Forum: Community 05-18-2006, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,791
Posted By Joshua Newman
There's a great David Foster Wallace essay about...

There's a great David Foster Wallace essay about television, "E Pluribus Unum", in which Wallace states:

"TV is not vulgar and prurient and dumb because the people who compose the audience are...
Forum: Community 05-17-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,791
Posted By Joshua Newman
Chris was previously on the advisory board of the...

Chris was previously on the advisory board of the film company that I run, and I spend lots and lots of time thinking about the Long Tail and its application in the world of media.

But, oddly...
Forum: Exercises 04-29-2006, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,634
Posted By Joshua Newman
I've been playing around with balancing on physio...

I've been playing around with balancing on physio balls as well - it's the best use I've seen for them.

For added "fun", try to do a few reps of squats while up there. Definitely needs a...
Forum: Community 04-22-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,156
Posted By Joshua Newman
Current consensus is that we're braving it,...

Current consensus is that we're braving it, inclement weather or not.

I'll be there tomorrow either way.
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