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Forum: Exercises 03-16-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 39,911
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Not training the snatch?

2 things come into play for me to teach the snatch.

1st: If an athlete can hold a bar overhead then I start teaching them the power snatch. This exposes them to the mechanics of the snatch.

2nd: I...
Forum: Exercises 03-16-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 39,911
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Not training the snatch?

@Sean, I didn't mean disrespect to your Oly coach. In my experiences it is usually a lack of confidence in teaching a skill that stops a coach from teaching that skill. I see it a lot with gymnastic...
Forum: Exercises 03-09-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 39,911
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Not training the snatch?

Once you start removing movements from your list, you are no longer doing CrossFit, you are specializing to suit your likes/dislikes.

The snatch is not a very difficult movement to coach and...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-29-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 102,960
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Website to calculate cost for starting a new Crossfit box

Great calculator, but it doesn't take into account athlete attrition.

No box will go a month without at least 1 member leaving. It would be totally naive to think you only ever grow and no one...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-29-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,852
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Rigs, flooring, nuts and bolts

Thanks everyone for your input, really has helped. I take possession of the property on Monday, then the fun begins. I've got all of December as a set up month to get all the fittings and fixtures...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-12-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,852
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Rigs, flooring, nuts and bolts

Thought of something else...

How deep into the concrete floor is everyone drilling down for their bolts to safely secure their rigs?

Thanks heaps.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-12-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,852
Posted By Michael F Ward
Rigs, flooring, nuts and bolts

G'day, so everything for my new affiliate is ordered. Taking possession of the property I'm renting on the 1st December with a start date Monday 3rd February 2014.

My question is not so much about...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-12-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,035
Posted By Michael F Ward
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-29-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,469
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Starting Up A New Affiliate

1. Quick cheap easy way to get a logo, go to Logo Nerds: http://www.logonerds.com (WFS) they have heaps of different, well priced branding packages and do good stuff.

2. Ask your insurance company...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-03-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,850
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Optimal size of a crossfit box

Boris,
Jon Gilson from Again Faster does a heap of videos for new affiliates explaining great business ideas about running a box and in one he mentions approx size needed for each client/hour you...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-03-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,812
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Affiliation

Ok so quick update:

it took 3 weeks 5 days for my essay approval, but I needed to resubmit my name as the 1st one I chose was too close to another box name and my others were no good as they too...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-02-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,315
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: waiting out a name approval?

Tricia,
did it only take 5 days for your new name approval? I was looking at your last post and the time from your 1st one and it's 5 days.

Is that the case?

What name did you ask for/receive?
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-02-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,812
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Affiliation

They didn't say in the 1st approval, new-name submission email. But I did get a long list of guidelines that i need to keep in mind when choosing a name.

Does anyone know when CrossFit HQ changed...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-01-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,812
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Affiliation

That's so funny, I had just logged in to ask the EXACT same question.

I was lucky, my affiliation approval only took 3 weeks 5 days :pepper:.
But have had to now resubmit my name choices.

I too...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-12-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,315
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: waiting out a name approval?

Hi Tricia,
may I ask what the reason was that your 1st choice name was rejected?
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,657
Posted By Michael F Ward
Thumbs up Re: CrossFit N6

Congratulations.

Keep us posted about your progress and growth.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-06-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,487
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Is owning your facility your only job?

Amen, Brian.

Best thing to do is schedule sessions when you can and keep your main source of income. Once you have each of your garage sessions at REGULAR capacity, look at finding a venue to move...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-16-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,589
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Starting a new affiliate-when

Well said.

I'm in the same boat. Even though there isn't designated 'no-fly zones' around each box, the strength and growth of CrossFit comes from the strength of the community and besides, you'll...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-15-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,108
Posted By Michael F Ward
Re: Helpful Guide! Planning and Building Regulations for Fitness Businesses (Australi

Victoria, WOW!

What a fantastic guide. Thank you for sharing. A HUUUGE amount of important info.

Cheers.
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