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Forum: Fitness 01-22-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,594
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Did Rippetoe get CrossFit right?

Hey Max - Let's build some people who can do a 3:30 Marathon and a #600 BSQ in the same day. We would still wouldn't shut up the nay sayers but it would be work a chuckle.

DChap
Forum: Fitness 01-21-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,594
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Did Rippetoe get CrossFit right?

Is this the rebirth of the message board?

Good call Russ.

Planned variance to stimulate broad adaptation which is tested and verified every July. Maximizing GPP as a method of developing good...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-04-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,726
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Name?

Gents - I am the owner of HyperFit USA/CrossFit Ann Arbor.

We are in the process of changing our affiliate designation to be more CrossFit Ann Arbor.

The way things were done in 2005 is very...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-08-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,606
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: New Affiliate in Findlay, Ohio

Welcome - An old friend of mine is the head wrestling coach in Findlay. I am sure you could get some of his guys to be a part of your program.
Forum: Competitions 12-20-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,723
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: CrossFit Ann Arbor: Midwest Hopper Challenge

Thanks guys - it was a blast. What a great crew of people. The athletes were awesome. Would have been cool if Dan Bailey wasn't injured - it was have been great for he Dave and Todd to go at it. The...
Forum: Competitions 12-05-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,723
Posted By Douglas Chapman
CrossFit Ann Arbor: Midwest Hopper Challenge

Hey people, we are hosting The Midwest Hopper Challenge on December 18th, 2010

To sign up: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xe788tbab&oeidk=a07e34vvlbidbb3f49a (WS/FS)

For more...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-13-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,996
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Prices

Andy,

That is a great article. As always, thanks for sharing. And being right. One of the biggest mistakes I made was not charging enough early.

Doug
Forum: Community 08-03-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,139
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Help Needed: CrossFit Ann Arbor/HyperFit USA

Hey all, we are in the running for the best gym in Detroit again and need your support.

Click in this link and give us a vote!!!!

http://wdiv.cityvoter.com/hyperfit-usa/biz/47758 ws/fs
Forum: Community 05-25-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,238
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Who's got the biggest box

A couple of years ago we were approaching 400. I decided to raise prices and go away from our old "boot camp" to a more barbell driven CrossFit model. The goal was to be around 175-200 people and...
Forum: Community 02-24-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,842
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,960
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: D Balls

Bill and Eric both sent me balls to test. We frequently use balls slams in our training and beat the crap the balls we were sent to test.

We have been beating the crap out of the balls and are...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-04-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,697
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Motivating people

Welcome to being a trainer.
Forum: Community 10-18-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,010
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: How hard the level2 cert?

Level II is challenging and so worth it.

You need to make sure you know all the teaching cues and are up to date on the current progressions. CrossFit is a constantly updating and adapting living...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-18-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,361
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Economy?

Mixed recently.

We, same as everyone else, are adding new people at a steady rate.

We have had some attrition due to job losses. We have had people related to the auto companies lose their jobs or...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-30-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: New Digial Camera/Video

Jason,

The regular Exlilim has a lot and have similar features.

I saw a decent one at Best Buy on sale for $150ish

It is cool for frame by frame but isn't a all in one solution from the other...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-29-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: New Digial Camera/Video

Steve,

Cool, let me know how it goes. So far so good. The only downside it the time it takes to save the images. Way to shop around for it. If it pans out fully we will need a couple more.

I...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-27-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: New Digial Camera/Video

So I take it no one has experience with this piece of equipment?
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-24-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By Douglas Chapman
New Digial Camera/Video

Hi guys and gals: We have been experimenting with several cameras and video cameras and finally came across one that may be a decent all in one. We use video and stills as a major coaching tool to...
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 01-21-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 133,048
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: What are you reading?

Malcolm Gladwell - Outliers

Finished it a few weeks ago.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-13-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,179
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Affiliate Websites

Jenn,

Your argument and points supports what I said. If the entire HQ staff disappeared today, CrossFit would continue because it is programming, not JUST personality. It is community and content,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-13-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,179
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Affiliate Websites

Daniel,

I was joking.

Seriously though, we don't offer a free session. We offer a TRY OUT, not a free session. Thanks for catching the old way we did it. I forgot that content was there. We...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-13-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,179
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Affiliate Websites

It looks like I am doing almost everything wrong.
Forum: Workout of the Day 12-25-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,835
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Post Your Christmas Wods Here

Post Your Holiday WOD

Here was ours:

12 Pains of Christmas

• Squat
• Push Up
• Pull Up
• Swing
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-06-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,315
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Forum: Community 11-28-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,952
Posted By Douglas Chapman
Re: Holiday Classes

Cool Skip:

I was wondering what everybody else did, it has become kind of a tradition. I think it is a cool opportunity to bring everyone together. I am glad you posted, I thought I was the only...
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