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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,404
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Contracts, $ and an ex partner questions

I separated from a partner two years ago; luckily the affiliate was in my name so it went a bit easier than what you seem to be experiencing.

If you or your husband don't have your L1 yet, get...
Forum: Workout of the Day 04-25-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 136,850
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Your 12 Days of Xmas wod

Ours goes in reverse: 12, 12-11, 12-11-10, etc.

“The 12 Pains of Xmas”
12 Squats
11 Situps
10 Wall Ball Shots (20/14lb)
9 Kettlebell Swings (24/16kg)
8 Burpees
7 Box Jumps (24/20”)
6...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,161
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Having 2 boxes... What's the deal ?

I've been an affiliate since 2007 and as far as I know there has always been a "one owner, one box" rule. You'd have to ask Jason how his business locations are set up, but I'm willing to bet that...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-26-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,161
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Having 2 boxes... What's the deal ?

Each affiliate must be owned by a unique individual, with a separate affiliate name. You can be a part-owner of the facility and the equipment, but a different person has to be the owner of the...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-20-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,137
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: What is your policy on no-shows after booking in.

Every no show gets an email that is auto-generated by our membership system (we use ZenPlanner). If there was a waiting list for the class we charge a $5 No-Show fee.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-20-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,689
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Working with the city

Definitely work with a zoning attorney, who will have seen all of this before and will know what other unexpected surprises will come up.

Re: the bathroom - I'd recommend stressing that you will...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-12-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,096
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Torn between spaces...

With option 2 you'll also want to consider your growth projections for the next 2-3 years, including how difficult it would be if you needed to break the lease to move to a larger space. You don't...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-23-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,886
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Client appreciation BBQ ideas

We have a BBQ every year and keep it as simple as possible. We take it outside to a local park and make it pot-luck. Family and friends are invited. Instead of a WOD we play a few games of...
Forum: Community 01-22-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,313
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Traveling and CF

Many affiliates will allow drop-ins from experienced CrossFitters. Whether or not they charge a drop in fee will vary from box to box.

Best strategy is to:
1) Shoot the affiliate an email in...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-04-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,600
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Tracking wod data

Each member at our box gets a workout log, with sections to track max efforts and benchmarks (girls & heros) as well as other WODs.
We also post our workouts to WithFit www.withfit.com...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-06-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,332
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Retention rate for newly moved affiliates

We had 100% retention when we moved - though we only moved about 1/2 mile away.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-16-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,466
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: New Affiliate in Downingtown PA

Congrats, Ramon! Best of luck.
Forum: Community 11-15-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,812
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Olympic Lifting Seminar at CrossFit South Philly

We're having an Oly Seminar at CrossFit South Philly on Sunday, December 5 2010 from 9AM to 5PM.

Coach Chris Wilkes and his crew from CrossFit Chesapeake will be teaching the seminar which -...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,013
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Stall Mats for sale - cheap!

Updates -
The mats have been sold - thanks to all who inquired.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,013
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Stall Mats for sale - cheap!

We've replaced our mats with rolled rubber at CrossFit South Philly, so we have 38 stall mats for sale.

The mats are 3/4" thick and each covers a 4'x6' area. They are 2 yrs old and are in good...
Forum: Community 09-15-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,756
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Drop-In Etiquette

We've hosted dozens of visitors at our box over the years and usually haven't had any problems. But in our experience we've learned that showing up late is definitely not a good thing - Any...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-09-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,435
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: negotiating a lease

Make sure the lease is contingent upon your ability to get zoning approval.
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,507
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Vibrams

I rotate between my KSOs and my Treks. I use the Flows for trail / mud runs.
Most of the folks at my affiliate who wear VFFs have the KSOs also.
Forum: Workout of the Day 08-04-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,708
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: "Standards"

I've seen varying standards for the target height, but at our box it is a 14 lb. wall ball to a 10 foot target.
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 07-02-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,603
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: crossfit endurance site

I just got the same thing.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-10-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,994
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Seeking advice on programming for a 10 year-old girl

I'd suggest contacting the good folks over at CrossFit Kids: www.crossfitkids.com (http://www.crossfitkids.com)(wfs). They are the best resource available for working with kids and teens in...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-04-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,966
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Advice for Level 1 Test/Cert

I think you're doing more than enough to prepare. Everything that was on the version of the test I took last month was definitely in the study guide, and if you pay attention and ask questions...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-25-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 44,176
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: level 1 exam

I just took the test this weekend - it is multiple choice, 50 questions. According to the cert staff, they're averaging an 80% pass rate. If you do fail, you can retake it for $150.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-20-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,296
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Is your affiliate open for members to work out on their own?

We also have open gym on Saturdays, after the morning WOD. Quite a few people will come in for the WOD and then stay for open gym to get some extra skill work in.
It is also popular with members...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-19-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,715
Posted By Wil Vicinus
Re: Insurance?

Many local chambers of commerce offer group health insurance for small business members as part of the COC membership - check with your local chamber for more info.
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