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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-11-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,862
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Member Pricing & Class size?

The good gyms don't charge that cheap for sessions. You see a lot of people trying to open up their own gyms in Houston. You know what happens when a large group moves to a certain idea very quickly?...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-08-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,105
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-19-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,795
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Box Member promoting opening their own affiliate to my membership

What goes around comes around. It's the cannibalization of CrossFit. If you are doing it well, "they" can do better
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-17-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,700
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Member Check- In

We have a check in front desk person along with software. Our members come in, sign in, and if there are complications, the front desk assists
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,948
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: New Box

Why are you opening a gym? Have you been doing this for a while? Have you engaged with people on this forum? Or are you doing this to make money? Just curious.
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,195
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Crossfit Training Tires

Oh my god people! You are sheep. As Brian said, you can get any giant tire or multiples for free. Tire shops pay to get rid of them. Don't pay. Research please!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-21-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,047
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Advice for opening an affiliate

Greg,
Are you currently coaching now? If so, how long? If not, why would you start a business you know nothing about? Nothing personal but a lot of people have a weeks worth of CrossFir under their...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,207
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Rubber flooring

Jason, are you on Houston or Alvin? Are you training people? We have over 4000sf of the "good" stuff and it rocks but it won't hold up compared to stall mats
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,100
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Rogue HG collars breaking

Gang,
Clamps aren't designed to take the repetitive force that CrossFit entails. If it was just the slow lifts, they would last forever, we use bothe the muscle clamp version and clamp version from...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 12-02-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 46,085
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Forum: Community 11-24-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,306
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Q about tracking WOD's

Gang,
We use Dennis's program www.TrackmyPR.com (Wfs) it is fantastic. A majority of our 300members use it and it so simple to use. Dennis is fantastic at helping you tweak certain things too. Check...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-24-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,354
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Trying to open a new facility

My thoughts,
I have done CrossFit for many years before opening my garage. It comes down to professionalism, appropriate wods, and environment. Like Brian said, I have 300+ members in 1800sf. I cap...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 09-21-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,403
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-20-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,195
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: From 0 athletes to 20 in 6 months...advice...

Toliet paper is expensive, it's 2-ply. Pay your trainers first, then yourself
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-31-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,965
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Question on flooring

Quite simple, if they need something to stand on, have them use the j hooks as a step. Also have different heights on your rig. Those that are short will migrate to short, tall to tall.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-31-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,761
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: gaining athletes for a garage gym

I started in my garage and the first thing I did was affiliate. Then got my best friend and wife to give up their current gym and start. In 6 months, we went from 2 to 40, in The Garage. You have to...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-30-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,195
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: From 0 athletes to 20 in 6 months...advice...

I was referring to the new affiliate starting up. For me I took a salary of $3000 a month after 15 months in business. I still take a salary. I end up paying my trainers a lot because of the...
Forum: Community 07-27-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,347
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: How to approach trainer about following my own programming?

My thoughts. Lincoln, stu, Brian are all correct. I had a D1 gymnast come in and try this " CrossFit" thing. He loved it and us. He started and as you guessed. Excelled at gymnastics, sucked at...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-27-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,874
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Box Expansion

Don't do it. I operate 250 members out of 1600sf. You can do it effectively if you manage and structure it right
Forum: Workout of the Day 07-27-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,475
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Elizabeth in 36 minutes ... but as Rxd. What did I accomplish?

Remember, that when this CrossFit thing started, nobody did Elizabeth in 6-8 minutes. They were doing it double and triple that. Don't break it down to the Games. The Games are a fringe aspect of...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-24-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,754
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Want to open my own gym in the future

Brian,
Sorry, I should of clarified. The gyms around here are popping up left and right and the ones who have been here for a long six months are considered old. They are not decreasing their prices...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-23-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,195
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: From 0 athletes to 20 in 6 months...advice...

My story then,
Crossfitted for years as a way to make me better as a professional firefighter. Wanted to get certified in 05 and didn't. Finally joined a new warehouse gym in 09 and spent a year with...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-23-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,754
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Want to open my own gym in the future

Brian,
You are wrong. I am in a city with the fastest number of growing affilites. 20 not including those that are still starting up which is 5 I know. I have one of the most expensive gyms with top...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-21-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,431
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: Ropes

Buy 1 30 ft and cut it
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-20-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,466
Posted By Theo Tsekouras
Re: To post or not to post (the daily WOD)

Peeps! You are the fringe (opposite) of the CroossFit Games. If you want to get just stronger, do weider, run faster then endurance. If you want to do your OWN thing, you don't NEED a CrossFit gym....
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