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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-25-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,073
Posted By David Chow
Re: How big is your facility

225 sq/ft with 8' ceilings. No bathroom, no a/c and no heat. Sorry we do have heat that comes from a radiant heat dish from Costco. It Doesn't do much so really we have no heat. However, when...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-27-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,970
Posted By David Chow
Re: 9 foot ceiling?

Find higher.

My garage is 8' high and fine if you're an oompa loompa. I would love a ceiling that is 12' plus so that you can do wall balls, pull ups and anything else that requires height.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-27-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,532
Posted By David Chow
Re: Fulltime Job and Crossfit gym

No fight picked Chad. It was whining I was doing. I found that I just don't have the time to dedicate to making this a success. That and if I took on one more task the wife would divorce me. ...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-27-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,532
Posted By David Chow
Re: Fulltime Job and Crossfit gym

I tried balancing being a police officer, husband, father, dog trainer (I have 3), home renovator/maintenance person, and running a facility.

After first 1.5 years had about 30 members and moved...
Forum: Starting 01-12-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,272
Posted By David Chow
Re: Must I warm up every time?

If I'm working out first thing in the morning I'll move around to loosen things up. However, the majority of the time I don't warm up because of the nature of my job. When I'm on the street I don't...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,010
Posted By David Chow
Re: Cold workout attire

Sugoi winter apparel is my product of choice. For 34F I'd be wearing shorts and short sleeve tech tee with arm warmers.

At the moment it's currently -25C (not including windchill) or -13F up hear...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-31-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,739
Posted By David Chow
Re: Affiliates in the same town....?

If you offer a superior product then you'll have clients. If you're able to work with the other affiliates then great if not well that's the great thing about competition. It makes you want to have...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-31-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,298
Posted By David Chow
Re: Running a CrossFit box as a hobby

Hobby for me.

First comes family (wife, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 fish), work, my own training, completing my 'honey-do list.'
Forum: Starting 10-19-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,070
Posted By David Chow
Re: My garage is COLD!

My garage has no heat and during the winter months temps dip in the -30 to -40 degree Celcius range which is friggin' cold. Basically, everyone that comes by bundles up and by the middle of the...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,744
Posted By David Chow
Re: Equipment in Canada

The prices are in CAN while you're shopping and then when you go to check out they're in US. As well, I'm in Medicine Hat what zone would I be in?
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,631
Posted By David Chow
Climbing rope thickness

Got a line on a manila rope supplier and looking to see what thickness people have used for their climbing ropes. I'm leaning towards the 1.5" diameter rope.
Forum: Starting 08-13-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,015
Posted By David Chow
Re: Intensity. Where do you get yours?

[I]Where do you draw your intensity from? What really drives you go all out and not stop or slow down, even though it aches and grabs at you? Do you make yourself work so hard you want to Puke?

Forum: Testimonials 07-07-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,082
Posted By David Chow

April 2009
Time = 00:06:46

July 2009
Time = 00:5:43!

Slowly but surely, don't think a sub 2-min time is in the near future but I'll be damn happy when I go sub 4. Only 43 more seconds to go!...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 07-03-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,332
Posted By David Chow
Re: Who trains through a cold?

when breathing is compromised I rest. For most other illnesses I do form work and take it easy. The best medicine for any illness is rest, rest and more rest.
Forum: Testimonials 07-03-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,575
Posted By David Chow
Re: cross fit after 1 year.

Great job Scott, I've to 'watch what i eat' and found it difficult with 3 kids running around the house. I too love the ice cream diet as well as the 'eat my kids left overs' program as well.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,452
Posted By David Chow
Re: Monkey Bars / Pull Up Station

Very slick, I wish my wife would let me build one in the backyard. :rofl:
Forum: Testimonials 06-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 32,414
Posted By David Chow
Re: 11 weeks in, with photos

All I have to say is well done. :notworth:
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-24-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,041
Posted By David Chow
Re: Help with starting garage affiliate

Rob as Tish stated to accomodate larger groups split them up and have one start at the bottom and one at the top.

As for managing your affiliate, I run mine out of my garage which is about the...
Forum: Fitness 06-22-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,020
Posted By David Chow
Re: CrossFit Did Not Prepare Me For This....


Recently went back to Van to visit family and planned on doing the Grind. It's been 3 years since I last tackled that monster and I was surprised to see how busy it was at 0700 on a...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,797
Posted By David Chow
Re: A few garage gym questions

I have a double attached garage that I've been using for the past 2 years. There's no heat or air conditioning and the ceiling height is only 8' which makes it a challenge for anyone over 5'10" (I'm...
Forum: Workout of the Day 06-02-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,330
Posted By David Chow
Re: Today's WOD: Overhead Squats 5-5-5-5-5

It's taken me 2 years and my hands have moved from the bar collar to about 3" away and I can almost get into a full squat position. Mind you I'm still using at max 95# as my flexibility prevents me...
Forum: Starting 06-01-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,911
Posted By David Chow
Re: When does it get easier???

I admire those that can post phenom times and weights, but I've cut my Fran time from 8 minutes to 6 minutes and it took me about a year. I felt like a sack of smashed frogs when I did it in 8...
Forum: Community 05-19-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 98,566
Posted By David Chow
Re: what is your occupation?

- Husband
- Father to one kick *** little boy
- Foster parent
- Police officer
- wanna be handy man (break stuff and then try to figure out why I have extra pieces when I put it back together)
Forum: Starting 04-30-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,741
Posted By David Chow
Re: How far do you push yourselfs?

I tend to go as hard as I can go everytime I attempt a workout. Yes, there have been times I've almost become sick from the intensity; however, for the most part I push myself beyond my limits. By...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 04-28-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,503
Posted By David Chow
Re: Your gyms experience...

[QUOTE=John Melton;572128]Hey CF community,

We are working on opening an affiliate where i live, and were hoping that some other affiliates might chime in with their experiences in opening and...
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