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Forum: Starting 05-02-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,850
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: GOMAD - Starting out

would you rather be soft and strong, or skinny and weak?
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 05-02-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,168
Posted By Jason M Struck
Coaching Job in RVA

We're an affiliate in the middle of the city in Richmond, VA and we're experiencing some very fast growth.

I would love to meet a few experienced coaches who'd be interested in teaching 4-12 classes...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-02-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,176
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Marketing Tips

This is a contentious topic, but we used Groupon very effectively.

We messed it up the first few tries, but now I'd like to say we got it figured out.

We offer a low barrier to entry ($99 for a 30...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-02-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,897
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Running a garage box

I experienced VERY low growth running out of my garage.

it's a great way to start, but your main goal should be to practice coaching, create your brand/system/unique identity, and then unleash it...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-02-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,623
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: 5 Dos and Donts when setting up your affiliate - Your thoughts?

I have made trades with professional photographers and website designers.

this plus facebook and groupon have pretty much entirely made my marketing plan.

systems!

replace yourself!

have rules....
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-05-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,550
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Help with noise complaints?

This is 23 units owned by one man, who is the one bringing the threat of suit to me. He has one tenant that is backing out of their lease to leave the apartment, citing our noise as the reason why....
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-02-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,550
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Help with noise complaints?

Our 4" platform WORKS.

It's just we need 5 more of them, and I can't afford to build them all right this second.

furthermore, I am seeking clarity, to which Brian above added some but not much:...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-02-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,879
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: uncertified CF gym/trainers saying they offer CF.

sadly though, people are not well educated about what makes for a good coach or a good facility or not.

They will try the place that is convenient, cheap or recommended by their friends. If it...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-02-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,550
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Help with noise complaints?

Good points Brian.

We were VERY concerned with noise. We tried to confirm with our landlord that we'd not have a problem with the building next door, and he assured us that we wouldn't, but he...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-01-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,550
Posted By Jason M Struck
Help with noise complaints?

When selecting our new site, we dotted our I's and crossed our T's.

We chose a neighborhood in our town that is ONLY industrial. Our neighbor has a special use permit to run loft apartments out of...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-01-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,624
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Noise complaints

We have built a proto type platform, that the rubber area is filled in with about 4" of carpet padding.

Good news is that it substantially reduces the floor vibrations caused by O lifts (90%).

Bad...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,643
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Inzer belt

I respect the hell out of Anthony's opinion, but I would toss this out: The lever is SO easy to get on and off.

He's right about width, if you ever want to compete, get the 10mm, and it takes less...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-10-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,632
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Feedback/Discussion of Promo Video(s)

I definitely get what you mean. Lifting heavy is a big part of what we do at our affiliate, so I want to represent that.

Obviously the quality of production on Brian's videos were a little higher,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-09-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,731
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Name?

amen sister
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-09-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,632
Posted By Jason M Struck
Feedback/Discussion of Promo Video(s)

Our Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FalNIHsJLyc) which is WORK AND FAMILY SAFE, though it contains loud music (which is not lyrically offensive)

We had this made by one of our clients, in a...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-30-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 56,345
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Best CrossFit Affiliate Logos

bet you have a graphic designer amongst your membership.

trade time.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,841
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Outdoor pullup bar construction

Concrete is 2.99 for 60#

buy 3-500# per bar, and bury them deep (30-40")
Forum: Community 06-17-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,351
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Crossfit Gymnastics Level 2 Certification Aug 6-7th

Jeff Tuckers first cert is to date my favorite in the Crossfit world.

Wish I could make this one.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-17-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,827
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Who was successful in obtaining a small business loan?

I started with no overhead, with about maybe 3500 in equipment.

My first year I ended with about 15 members, my second year about 20.

Then I moved out of my garage, and now I add 3-5 members a...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-15-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,281
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Personal Record Board Construction

Shower wall paneling. Home Depot.

Got them to cut it for me. Easy.

Marker lines. Easy.

Hanging on Concrete Masonry... a little harder.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-13-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,108
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Implementing a price increase?

this appears to be a common approach.

one addendum: explain to existing clientele that prices will be rising in certain time period, for example 90 days from today. They are not on contract, so...
Forum: Pukie's Bucket 05-26-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,844
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: Squats

apparently Tamara, your answer is 'No'.
Forum: Exercises 05-24-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,361
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: OHS and wrist pain

I have wet dreams about meeting Nicole Carroll in a OHS squat-off some day, so I practice constantly.
Forum: Starting 05-24-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,869
Posted By Jason M Struck
Re: handstand help

find a place where it's safe to 'crash' and work on forward roll, then tuck and roll exit from handstand.

that was how I was taught, and it has served me well in grappling as well.
Forum: Starting 05-24-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 25,521
Posted By Jason M Struck
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