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Old 06-14-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
Joey Powell
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To all:

I am setting up in gym just south of Louisville (5 miles) in Brooks, KY just off I-65.

900sqft (30x300 with two large overhead doors) first floor about 600sqft second floor.
Sits on an 1 1/4+ acres

I am building this for me, my family, and friends/co-workers but we are looking for others like minded to come and use it. We are also looking for a few trainers who would like to lead classes.

Open gym times for those who have shown they get the protocals.

I know Barry Cooper showed some interest as well.

If that works out we will apply for affiliation.

Pricing and legal stuff to be determined later, though as I have no overhead and am frequently TDY or deployed we are not looking to run as a full fledge business at this point.

We will to be running in mid August.

We are slated to have:
20ft rope
Squat stand or power cage
bands and chains
Incline/decline/flat bench
30 ft of pull-bar made with 1 1/4' pipe and bands
med balls
3 CF bars
bumper plates
power bar
squat box
large tire
dragging sled
kettlebells
rings
olympic lifting platform
reverse hyper machine (Louis Simmons)
GHD
steel plates up to 100lbs
jump ropes
400 meter running course
Again Faster Bar
plyo boxes
Concept 2 rower
rubber matting
agility patterns
treadmill
small Bose stereo
camcorder with small media station
white boards
wall ball targets
We will be installing a restroom and shower if there is interest.

IF you are interested give me a hollar.
I figure 6-12 open gym types with 1-3 trainers who would like to lead classes for money.

Again, I am building this for me, but what is the point of having things if you can't share with people you like.

If you are down with the Mil/LEO/Fire/Rescue scene, we maybe something you are interested in indefinately until you decide to do your own thing.

We are going to look at being more of a club than a business early on, with the money the gym brings in to upgrade/add equipment and pay bills
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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Nice list & space man! :080402gudl_prv:
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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Awesome. I workout with Barry and Shawn sometimes. I'll check out your gym once you get it up and running.
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:30 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys, I will keep you up dated.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:56 PM   #5
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Chuck,

Just looked at the list more carefully. That's pretty impressive.

Still, it's missing evil genius. You really need evil genius to create a proper gym.

I can only help with half of that. I can provide the beer, though, for the other half.
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:19 AM   #6
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Hi guys. I've also just been accepted as an affiliate in Louisville.

While my place isn't as big and wont have all the gear that Chuck's has it will be cool.

The location is in the east end of Louisville; I64 at Blankenbaker Ln. When it is open I will let everyone know (hopefully in just a few weeks)

Thanks
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:20 AM   #7
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Update....
Kentuckiana CrossFit has taken shape and will be open soon.
I got my squat rack last week, I have a heavy bag & 1 set of rings hung, a couple of pullup bars and lots of kettlebells.

I have some pics posted on my website, http://iron-body.com/new%20place%20pics.htm

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Old 07-18-2007, 06:16 PM   #8
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Hey Dave! Kris Freeman, do you remember me? I'll be coming back to Lexington from NC mid-august. I look foward to checking out your CF Facility.
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:07 AM   #9
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Yes, How can I forget having to work with you in the grass because we couldnt get in the dojo!

It will be great to see you again

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Old 09-08-2007, 08:05 AM   #10
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Re: Louisville

Hey Dave,

I am interested in attending your gym. Have you started any Crossfit classes yet? When will the next batch of Foundation classes start? I'm hyped to get some sort of help with form and all being i've been doing WODs alone in my basement for a few months now.

Chuck, you are actually closer to me (Mount Washington here). Have you had any success getting an affiliation?

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