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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-29-2017, 11:26 AM
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Views: 5,451
Posted By Michael Wuest
Digital Waivers

Do you use digital waivers at your gym?

Last year I put our waiver online which saved a lot of paperwork and storing the file. I came across this link today and thankfully the system we're using...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-14-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,049
Posted By Michael Wuest
Any other gyms using PushPress to manage their memberships?

Are there any other gyms in town using http://PushPress.com to manage their memberships?

We switched last year from another platform and really like the simplicity and elegance. Customer service is...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 12-03-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,290
Posted By Michael Wuest
Now Hiring: Head Coach at Steel Bull CrossFit

Steel Bull CrossFit is hiring a head coach!

Base pay is $24k + $1000 housing allowance + commissions.

Learn more about the opportunity and to apply...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 12-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,104
Posted By Michael Wuest
Now Hiring: Head Coach at Steel Bull CrossFit

Steel Bull CrossFit is hiring a head coach!

Base pay is $24k + $1000 housing allowance + commissions.

Learn more about the opportunity and to apply...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-20-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,807
Posted By Michael Wuest
Verify your gym facebook business page

Here's a facebook page tip.

Businesses can now 'verify' their page. Similar to that blue check mark you see next to public figures names or large brands, business pages can get a grey check...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-20-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,872
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Software for class sign ups?

I use WODTogether.com which I'm really happy with. Another out there that's doing a lot of amazing work in the area is PushPress.com Love what they're doing.

A new start up is http://www.xlete.co -...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 11-20-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,385
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Mutually beneficial business support group - Calling any coaches or affilate owners, established, new, or soon to be

Hey Sean,

Congrats on the affiliation! There's a lot of resources out there for affiliate owners that offer similar things. I'd be happy to connect.

CrossFit Affiliate Owners Group:...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-21-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,671
Posted By Michael Wuest
Enrollment Program for your CrossFit Gym (On-Ramp, Fundamentals, Foundations)

We've tried a lot of different ways to on-board new clients at CrossFit COMO. In this blog post I examine the many different ways CrossFit gyms are bringing new clients in the door and converting...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,963
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Conducting Coaches/Team Meetings

Thanks David!

I enjoy reading your blog. Great content on there!

Best,

Mike
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-06-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,963
Posted By Michael Wuest
Conducting Coaches/Team Meetings

Effective Team meetings are important to the development of your business and your coaches. There are also great ways to celebrate accomplishments and keep your team informed. Check out how we do it...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-02-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,280
Posted By Michael Wuest
Understanding the Athlete Lifecycle

I was discussing our retention program with our head coach this past week and it got me thinking about the entire process of becoming a member at our gym. So I took to writing out that process and...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-02-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,265
Posted By Michael Wuest
Strategic Planning for your Gym

As a young affiliate, I remember getting so caught up in my day to day activities, I didn't have time to think about the future. When I developed more coaches and felt comfortable sharing coaching...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-01-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,191
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Online Nutrition Challenge

Here's how we run ours at CrossFit COMO. It's all done in house over 30 days using the Whole30 as the foundation of the program. We have an online facebook group that we keep for the challenge and...
Forum: Injuries 02-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 179,470
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Exercise Associated Hyponatremic Encephalopathy, Gatorade and the ACSM

Hi Lynne, I would appreciate a copy of the book, if there are any more available.

Thanks!
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-09-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,638
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Attendance tracking - non paid

Hey Andrew,

At CrossFit COMO, we use http://www.WODTogether.com (SFW) for all of our membership management tools. It also has a nutrition logger and WOD logger. It's a pretty robust system!

The two...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-03-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,703
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: New box - go with 1500 sq feet or 2750?

This is the ideal situation. Great job Chris!

We started out with 1800 sq/ft(about 1500 usable floor space) and completely undershot ourselves. We're 3 months in and are busting at the seams,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-29-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,139
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Starting in a healthclub

If you're worried about risk, this seems very low risk on your part. You'll have a nice client base to market to as well.

I'd do it in the mean time if you're unwilling to take the plunge out on...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-29-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,770
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: WODTogether Software for running a Box

I've been with WODTogether since we opened our box back in May. The software is amazing, I've demod every member management/wod logging option out there and not many can compete with their...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-29-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,995
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Marketing to Students/"College Town" Affiliate

This is the best advice I've seen on this board and he's exactly right. I'm in Columbia, MO where we have a 110,000 population and an additional 30,000 students. We view our students as additional...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-07-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,084
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Failure, startup costs, more

Tricia,

I'm not too far away from you and had a lot of ties to Lebanon as of a few months ago. My family owned the Papa John's there(we just recently closed it).

This is a huge risk and shouldn't...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 06-21-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,925
Posted By Michael Wuest
New CrossFit Box in Columbia MO

Just want to officially launch our page and announce to the CF Forums that there is a new CrossFit Affiliate in Columbia, MO. Home to the University of Missouri/Mizzou Tigers!

If you're in or around...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-21-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 58,690
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Best CrossFit Affiliate Logos

Ours is in my avatar. It's a horizontal logo and preferred.

We also have a stacked logo with the Tiger Head over CrossFit COMO. Our tertiary mark is the tiger scratches across the logo, which we do...
Forum: Starting 06-20-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,057
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Oly Lifting Inside of a Squat Rack?

Hey Matt,

Come check out CrossFit COMO http://www.crossfitcomo.com We're close to Mizzou!

-Mike
Forum: Community 06-16-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,534
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Getting out of Corporate America

Marc,

First thing you should look at is the CF-L1 Cert and then see if you can mentor at a box to learn how to train/coach people. If you're looking to start a box, then you have a lot more to learn...
Forum: Workout Logs 06-06-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,589
Posted By Michael Wuest
Re: Craig's Log

Hey Craig,

Are you still CrossFitting in Columbia? We just opened up! On the southside of town.

http://www.crossfitcomo.com
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