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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-28-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,829
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: 2 days or 3days and unlimited?

We have a ton of options, which is great for the various situations we encounter. Offering 1x/2x/3x/unlimited memberships and then base pricing on commitment level. Our standard breakdown...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-01-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,309
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Mindbody to Zenplanner CC switch

We switched from MBO to ZP last summer. Functionality and ease of use were the primary reasons. Costs a bit less too.

As for transferring the CC data over, we were able to cross the member data, but...
Forum: Community 08-12-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,630
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Training outside of the box

As an affiliate owner, I'd offer the following advice:
1. Make sure the affiliate where you currently train knows what you're up to. Keeps you honest in their eyes, especially if you intend to open...
Forum: Community 07-29-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 655,461
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Thank you, Coach, for sounding off.
Forum: Community 07-28-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 655,461
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

I agree 100% with Steve's comments above. Coach really needs to step in and rally everyone around his position with logical reasons not to go along with her position as the consequences are too...
Forum: Community 07-28-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 655,461
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

Why don't you "out" the non-managing, equity partner who, from your post, seems to be in bed with this equity firm? I have an idea who it might be, but no idea why this person would want to destroy...
Forum: Community 07-28-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 655,461
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Stop Anthos from Taking over CrossFit

I agree with Brian, who/what is Anthos and what power could they possibly have to take over the affiliate system?
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-18-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,078
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Use Of URL- affiliate violation

The use of CrossFit in the name is a licensed TM from HQ, so they're the ones who will have to work it out. Otherwise, you're stuck without the name just because you want it. Unless they want to...
Forum: Community 10-02-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,513
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Question about Level 1 Certification Question.

The L1s have evolved over the years and the number of WODs have gone down as the material covered - both classroom and hands-on -- have increased. Typically, there's one WOD at the end of day 1 and...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-02-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,656
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Day job and Affiliate?

We started in our garage. We created our LLC first and then DBA CrossFit Ocean City once we were approved as an affiliate. We got certified at the same time we affiliated. Insurance is a must-have...
Forum: Starting 09-05-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,900
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: I need some guidance

Why not check in with the affiliate you can't afford to work out in and see if there's a way you can possibly do some volunteer work there in exchange for working out there? People afford what they...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-24-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,707
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: So, one of your employees breaks something big.

I can't think of a single jurisdiction that would allow you to back charge an employee for breaking your equipment. Hence, it's illegal to deduct wages without justification (i.e. garnishment order,...
Forum: Fitness 03-30-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,185
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Peak for PFT (after sickness)

You don't want to run long and slow unless you want to get good at running long and slow. For some more diverse running training, look at the crossfit endurance website for their daily WODs. This...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-11-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,870
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Trainer pay and responsibilities

Amber - I agree with Todd. You should probably go back to just being a client.

We have several different classifications for our trainers. Some are volunteers, in which case they get free...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-11-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,291
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Garage/Home Affiliates

Nope. We ran our box out of our garage from the summer of '06 to the fall of '07. At that point, we got too big and had to find a place.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-17-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,814
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Weight lifting

I agree with you, Jay. We've seen tremendous gains in strength just by following the template and programming single-modality training days as an integral part of our regular programming. That said,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-16-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,814
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Weight lifting

We just program strength days into our regular programming just like the mainsite does. We also just started a weightlifting only class on Saturdays to focus on just the OLy lifts and skill transfer...
Forum: Community 01-15-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,595
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Does your box do CFKids?

Depends on the community. Our program has been successful, but unlike the adult programs/regular classes, you have to expect kids to be involved in a ton of other activities. WE allow our kids to...
Forum: Community 01-01-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,099
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: gymjam

Max -

If you joined my gym, you'd get a call after missing training for just a few days. We WANT the members who join our gym to train. Yes, we have membership contracts, but we have a long...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-01-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,257
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: describing crossfit in the intro class

Joey -

The only other trainer besides me that does intros in our gym is my wife, Kelley. She's been through John and Andy's Biz training program first hand. Kelley and I have experienced several...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-23-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,257
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: describing crossfit in the intro class

Keep it simple. People, in general, don't want a long-winded explanation of what CrossFit is. Anything beyond some basic understanding of how we (1) break things into gymnastics, monostructural...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-23-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 42,312
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: Cost of opening an affiliate

You suck it up and don't get paid until you profit. Even then, getting paid is a relative thing. Do you mean W2 wages, or just draws from the company coffers when there's bit of extra cash and pay...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-23-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,325
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: How Many Affiliates Are There?

Pawel -
I never got anything from you in the mail.

Allen -
Free or not, if you're using the CrossFit name for marketing purposes, you need to affiliate. Affiliation is a licensing agreement that...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-23-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 67,114
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: How to have a successful CrossFit

I think you misunderstood the context of my post. As I said, most people will go where it's cheapest regardless of quality. That's just how MOST people roll.

If you're high quality, you can...
Forum: Community 12-23-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 27,671
Posted By Steve Rakow
Re: CrossFit Seniors

We have several classes where the age ranges from 78 down to 24. Isn't a problem with scaling to ability, needs, etc. In fact, about the only thing that's ever been a wedge between young and old is...
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