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Forum: Fitness 04-30-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,140
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: ACSM, NSCA, ACE, USREPS: Your Aspiring Fitness Overlords

Dan, I've been coaching for 20 years. I spend a good portion of my day talking with other affiliate owners and coaches. I've logged over 10,000 hours on these calls, and spoken with over 600...
Forum: Injuries 02-22-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 180,385
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

Hi Lynne; hope you're well. I'd love a copy of Noakes' book.
For fun, here's the NSCA's own Sponsor Page, alias "Our Primary Johns."

SFW (maybe not for consumption) :...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 09-16-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,296
Posted By Chris Cooper
Holiday Airport WOD!

Hi everyone! I'm writing a piece for CrossFit Journal about doing a workout while traveling (literally during travel, not at a destination.) I'm willing to fly to a major airport hub (like ATL) to...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-17-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,677
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: CrossFit + Cognitive Challenge December 15

Hey Andrea! There's an option to pay in two parts.Sorry for the delayed response!
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 11-28-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,956
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: CrossFit coming to Muskegon Michigan

Way to go from your cousins up the road! (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.)
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-28-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,482
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Investing in an existing Crossfit

How do you measure 'brand recognition?'

What are its practices? Can you enter as a new owner and operate as a turnkey? What's the owner's equity? What's the owner's net revenue for the last three...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-26-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 71,208
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Crossfit Business Plan

Hey guys - I was getting a lot of requests, so I put ours up on the 321Go site. Totally free, SFWH: http://321goproject.com/resources/startup-client-tools/
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-26-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,677
Posted By Chris Cooper
CrossFit + Cognitive Challenge December 15

Hey guys - some of you have heard of our Ignite program, where we incorporate CrossFit into classrooms, and even brain rehab. We're giving folks a taste on December 15th - three basic challenges that...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-15-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 71,208
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Crossfit Business Plan

Hey folks - we have a malleable template available on the 321GoProject.com (SFWH) site. Totally free, along with tons of other great stuff. We love this stuff!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,643
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Expanding beyond CrossFit

Hey Dan!

We operate with a stratified model - base CrossFit rate is lower to help the new member over the 'hump.' Then they can purchase add-ons, like Open Gym time, for $40 per month, or specialty...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-25-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,689
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: learning the back end

Hey Gabrielle! Congratulations on your Box! I own CrossFit Catalyst in Ontario. I'm also the business mentor for the 321GoProject, of which Spealler is an integral part (but not the business coach.)...
Forum: Community 06-15-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,761
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: What do you want to see at the 2012 CrossFit Games?

Pure conjecture:

1. Archery. Ancient sport, simple to learn, tough to master. Check that 'accuracy' component off there.
2. Slacklining - growing trend
3. Atlas Stones - show commonality with...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-15-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,582
Posted By Chris Cooper
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-12-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,238
Posted By Chris Cooper
SEED Challenge

Hey guys! We came up with this idea at our business. We're always telling people to create their own relevant content to establish expertise, help their members progress, and improve engagement....
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-12-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,327
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Seeking Investors for Expanding Affiliate

Hey Justin - in my experience, the tradeoff between taking on another partner and the short-term cash infusion hasn't been worth it. I've been fortunate enough to have great conversations with dozens...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-06-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,939
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Membership Agreement

Why not just use Pre-Authorized Debit, instead of setting a date when you'll have to re-sell them a package? Just curious.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,741
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Crossfit Affiliate Insurance

Hi Lindsay! Congratulations!
I'm not sure of others' experiences, but rumor has it that AffiliateGuard (.com?) SFW will start offering health insurance along with their CrossFit Affiliate Insurance....
Forum: Community 02-15-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,143
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Chiropractors in Crossfit

Adam Ball at CrossFit Sudbury (www.crossfitsudbury.com) SFW and Bill from CrossFit Marquette are both Chiropractors, if that helps.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-14-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,832
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Looking for a service to help write business plan

Hey Claire - there's a LOT that goes into a business plan, starting with asking yourself some hard questions about what you WANT in life, and how the business will support those things (time? money?...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-14-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,223
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Crossfit affiliate policies

Hey Scott! Everything's posted at dontbuyads.com (click on "Free Prizes." ) If you can't find anything, let me know!
There's a LONG process that goes into these, starting with the questions, "What do...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-14-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,808
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Business efficiency tools (Zenplanner, Mindbody, Ezidebit) and business accountin

Hi Andrew!

MindBodyOnline is my choice, but I haven't used ZenPlanner. It's ESSENTIAL for your business to run on systems like this, and far more convenient. We maintain 2300 clients in our MBO...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,223
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Crossfit affiliate policies

Hey guys - we have an operations manual, and a staff manual. It's tough to estimate class sizes, etc. at first, but writing dress codes and childrens' policies are GREAT ideas at the start - much...
Forum: Community 02-08-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 112,806
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Who has ownership of FGB?

Dale, I always look forward to your posts. Concise, factual....and DeLorean references? Awesome! Glad you're on here!
Forum: Community 02-07-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,771
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: How do you explain Crossfit?

Frame your answer to meet the context of the person asking the question. If they're a runner, stress the METCON. If they're a lifter, mention Louie Simmons. If they're looking to lose weight, point...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-07-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,513
Posted By Chris Cooper
Re: Music licensing

Hi Rich! There's a large court case happening in Canada right now over this very issue. The GloboGym community stands to pay between $3 and $4 per class where they use music as part of the group....
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