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Forum: Pukie's Bucket 01-10-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,130
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Reebok CrossFit Affiliate Program

Anyone use the Reebok CrossFit Affiliate Program?

http://www.shopcrossfitreebok.com/crossfit-affiliate (wfs)

Good? Bad? Things you have learned?
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-03-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,037
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: E-Mail Marketing

All three are fine I hear.

Consider E-Mail marketing a part of your overall marketing system - working in conjunction with social media, blogging, your website, promotions...

There are tons of...
Forum: Competitions 01-03-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,629
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Gettting ready for my first O-lifting meet

Congratulations. A PR in competition is quite an accomplishment I think.

Rhetorical questions... What did you learn about your mental preparation, the equipment you brought with you, your...
Forum: Exercises 01-01-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,876
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Forum: Exercises 01-01-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,876
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Box Jump Safety

My takeaways from this so far:

-Use standing long jump as a max effort jump

-Aim to land full foot on box

-The Plyoboxes with the slanted sides probably save shins

This is/has been very helpful. ...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-01-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,542
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: CrossFit affiliate inside a large health club

Slightly related... I just saw that CrossFit Rails in Aberdeen SD is opening. It seems to be affiliated with the local YMCA.

If so, this is a non-profit CrossFit Box. (Perhaps this is not...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-31-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,847
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Google Business View

Service from Google - set up a 360 degree tour of your business.

Seems like a cool idea and could work well for a Box. Not sure the cost. There are probably other similar...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-29-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,942
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: market saturated

Reading the article mentioned in the prior post made me think...

Look at the restaurants in your area. On a macro basis, there are probably more than enough restaurants, and more than enough...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-28-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,942
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: market saturated

Reviving this thread - its a good one and probably "evergreen"

Three thoughts:

1) There is always room at the top of any mountain for someone who is better and stronger. The right guy can open a...
Forum: Competitions 12-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,629
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Gettting ready for my first O-lifting meet

I know I am not alone in wanting to know how this turns out for you.

Please post results plus the stories behind the results.

Best of Luck
Scott
Forum: Fitness 12-21-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,051
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Faster Higher Stronger - the Book

Just finished Mark McClusky's book, "Faster Higher Stronger."

Good info on some of the new science of performance. Interesting stories what is being researched - from supplements to training at...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-20-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,271
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Very Attractive Home Page

Steve Krug wrote "Dont Make Me Think" several years ago - about web-design.

I think his title provides great insight by itself - your website visitors should not have to think about the design of...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,367
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: What Are People Saying About Your Box?

Someone asked in an email so I'll post here...

Setting up a Google Alert for "Boston CrossFit" (with the quotes) brings back a different result than Boston CrossFit (without the quotes)

Just like...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-19-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,271
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Very Attractive Home Page

No! Not a doofus. The object is improvement. Not perfection.

Are you better today than yesterday? Is your business better today? Is your website better? Is your marketing better? Are you...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,271
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Very Attractive Home Page

This is awesome! Exactly what this forum can be if there is robust participation.

Read, post, agree, disagree, suggest, cajole.

Lurkers - chime in!

What is the most pressing issues in your...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-18-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,796
Posted By Scott Simmonds
How To Own Your Market

In every town there is a preeminent bank, a most popular restaurant, the go-to coffee shop, a best hotel, the most popular pizza place...

How do you become the person of renown for fitness in your...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-18-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,905
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Your CrossFit Crystal Ball

Whatever your version of CrossFit's future, what does that vision mean to your Box today, a month from today, a year from today?

How do you market your Box?

How do you price your memberships?

What...
Forum: Starting 12-16-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,556
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Pre sale memberships

Some states have "consumer protection laws" that might have something to say about it - worth a check.

I couldn't find anything in FL - only did a quick search though.

For example, here is what...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,453
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Financing equipment, rowers

Leasing is largely a US tax strategy so Rouge's not offering leasing outside US could make sense.

I would think there is some form of leasing outside US - perhaps your accountant can point you in...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-16-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,367
Posted By Scott Simmonds
What Are People Saying About Your Box?

Another thread is discussing websites for affiliates. On the theme of the web...

Set up a Google Alert for your Box name - https://www.google.com/alerts (wfs)

The Google Alert sends you an email...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-16-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,271
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Very Attractive Home Page

Joey, I'll leave design to others more in-the-know and take on a part of what a website should do for you... Help people discover you.

Google "Albany OR Crossfit" (without the quotes)- you are not...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-15-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,905
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Your CrossFit Crystal Ball

I pose questions to spark discussion on topics that interest me.

I'm interested in what the CF community thinks. Like most here, I'm looking to learn.

I have some ideas on the future of CF but I...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-14-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,905
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Your CrossFit Crystal Ball

Think about your Box and those who compete with you in your market.

What does that market look like now?

What will it look like in 2 years? More boxes or fewer? Bigger or smaller?

Will some of the...
Forum: Competitions 12-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,629
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Gettting ready for my first O-lifting meet

Nic, Please report back here on what you did and how it all worked out. What you did right and what you did wrong - what you will do differently next time.

Your comments here will be read with great...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,453
Posted By Scott Simmonds
Re: Financing equipment, rowers

Brendan, you raise a great point...

Boxes operating two years from now will have a sharper game than those operating now.

Stand still and you will move backwards in the marketplace.

How are you...
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