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Old 07-13-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Building a box. a log.

I figured i would keep a log on the process of opening a small box gym. The place i am opening is very small, basically 600~ sq ft with 450 sq ft of gym floor.

Yesterday:

Talked to a lawyer about setting up an LLC and going over waivers, policies, etc. Should have the LLC by next week.

Picked up the under flooring and two platform sheets. Since the owner of the building doesnt want the flooring ruined i am going to put 3/4" particle board over it and then 3/4" rubber matting on top of that with two platforms flush with the matting. Tonight i am putting down the under flooring and tomorrow the rubber matting will be here. I will be sure to take pics as things progress.

Also ordered the first round of equipment..

600lbs of Pendlay elite bumpers
set of muscledriver colored metal small plates
Nexgen bearing bar
Rogue B&R Bar
Rogue westside power cage
S3 Squat rack with dirty south pullup bar and two single plate storage
rolling floor plate storage and upright plate tree
100lb slater true log
chalk, hg collars and one set of eleiko training collars.

Everything should be here by the 25th except for the log which will take 4 weeks. Still looking for 600lbs or so of metal plates. Next round of buying will be a GHD, some bands and chains and a couple more kettlebells and bars.

Pretty stoked!
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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Re: Building a box. a log.

Sounds like a great start.

Do you have any ideas about what sort of programming you're going to use on your clients? With a space that small an "open gym" would be a real pain in the *** with more than a couple people in there.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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Sounds like a great start.

Do you have any ideas about what sort of programming you're going to use on your clients? With a space that small an "open gym" would be a real pain in the *** with more than a couple people in there.
This will be a semi-private gym. Only certain hours and very little "free floor" time. Almost everyone will be following the same basic programming and will be in teams of 2-3 or how many we have. I think the most i could have in an hour would be 10 people.

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So yesterday i got the underfloor done. Today i had to drive a couple hours south and pickup an amazing deal of 910lbs steel plates, two old school bars and a few extras. These spin collars really made me smile. Tomorrow i will be wire brushing and putting new paint on the plates and picking up the rubber flooring.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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Re: Building a box. a log.

Looks like a lot of beer was crushed installing that flooring!
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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Re: Building a box. a log.

Since when is Coors in the Paleo diet??? I've been missing out on all the good Paleo stuff.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:29 PM   #6
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Re: Building a box. a log.

lol, i knew i should have cleaned that up first. Hey you got to pay the workers something.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:21 AM   #7
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Re: Building a box. a log.

Is that an old York bar?

That place is going to look awesome with some hardcore equipment and chalk all over the place. You'll probably get walk-ins thinking that its an art gallery.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #8
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Is that an old York bar?

That place is going to look awesome with some hardcore equipment and chalk all over the place. You'll probably get walk-ins thinking that its an art gallery.
Yea they are both yorks. Cant wait to clean them up. Hah, that art will actually be out of there soon, altbough i kind of like it.

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Just picked up and delivered 15x 3/4" 4x6' horse stall mats for the flooring, holy cow are they heavy. Should be done with the floor tonight and then its on to the equipment!
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:45 AM   #9
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Re: Building a box. a log.

Looking forward to see the finished product. This place will look awesome!
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Looking forward to see the finished product. This place will look awesome!
Thanks, it moving along quickly!

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Yesterday we got the rubber flooring down, unfortunatly i was off by two pieces so i will have to wait a week to get those in. today i will be finishing the platforms and cleaning the metal plates/kbs and other older stuff and putting new paint on them. i will he sure and take pictures today.
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