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Forum: Community 07-05-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,011
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Bored with my box!!

Maybe do some Olympic Lifting for a while then get back into CrossFit. You will be surprised how much easier a lot of WODs are once you get better at Oly. But be prepared to lose some Endurance. ...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-17-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,659
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Similar affiliate name?

You really want to Brand yourself with a totally different name to put yourself in your own bracket. Just be creative and find a much much different name.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-17-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,251
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: A member had a bad experience at another box.

I agree unless you are friends with them let it go. Maybe it was just a bad day for the trainer there.
There are only a few local affiliates I would call on that.
Actually had a few members...
Forum: Community 09-28-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,347
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Crossfit in the Ft. Lauderdale/Davie area

Actually if the question was where is there a CrossFit in Ft Lauderdale / Davie we are located in Davie
www.CrossFitAffliction.com

here is another in Ft...
Forum: Exercises 06-01-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,796
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Sprints

Sprints by far cause the most injuries in our facility. No matter how many times I scream 80 - 90% it turns into a all out sprint competition. I usually have our members do long strides and lots of...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-25-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,562
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Meeting with the Police department.

You can explain how there is a huge population of MMA Fighters and Individuals who do CrossFit Style high intense training that they may run across when on the streets. So unless they like getting...
Forum: Community 05-04-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,412
Posted By Steven Bowser
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-04-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,842
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: your biggest unexpected/overseen cost?

I agree with Damon. Got to advertise. We been pretty blessed and business has been great.
My biggest unseen expense was flooring. Got killed buying mats for our new 6000 sq ft.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-03-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,910
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Wright bumper plates ???

Cant beat the price with Wright Equipment. Jason Hughes is the contact and if you ever have an issue with equipment its replaced without question. There is no way I would pay top dollar for bumper...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-20-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,727
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Online shops for t-shirts

I dont have time to deal with selling shirts online. Wish I could find a good online store also. Looked into Lifeasrx and it didnt fit what I was looking for however they seem to be doing a great...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-18-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,021
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Grand Opening Ideas???

Fight gone bad or a modified version of it.
We opened up CrossFit Fort Lauderdale aka The Playground Gym and we did Recess gone bad.

You pair people up and give them score sheets.
It not only gives...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-03-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,626
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: CrossFit Football..What to charge? Highschool Students?

Maybe I misunderstood what the post was asking.

I can only tell you FACTS from my experience. You can disagree all you want. We run 35 - 40 kids through a 12 week program every year for the last...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-28-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,626
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: CrossFit Football..What to charge? Highschool Students?

Student Rate is $125 per month
Regular Rate is $200 per month

Other Gyms opening up in our area $75 - $100 per month.

We just picked up 35 new clients in the last 3 weeks so believe it or not you...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,572
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Fulltime Job and Crossfit gym

Out of approx 40 CrossFit Gyms that I know of personally - they all have full time jobs including myself. Either spouse, partners, good friends that are trainers are the only way to keep it running...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-23-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Agility Sprints on Rubber Flooring?

To prevent that from happening get some cheap wood trim at home depot and screw it down into the floor with a hammer drill and some 1 1/2 tap cons. I knocked my mats together with a sledge then...
Forum: Community 08-08-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,892
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Goodbye Everybody

Cant we all get together and save him????
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,789
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: New Affiliation Question

Those numbers can vary big time which I just found out while opening a second location.
Rent was a huge factor along with flooring. Wright Equipment was the cheapest vendor and did a great...
Forum: Starting 08-08-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,426
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Questions before joining an affiliate

I always invite new potential members to come in and watch a class and take a tour of our facility. They are always welcome to speak with our current members.
My coaching qualifications are on...
Forum: Competitions 07-19-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,102
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Was Mikko Hurt

His feelings were hurt.
Forum: Community 07-13-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,118
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Oly Cert

Great Cert.
If you want to come down to Ft Lauderdale we are hosting the Oly Cert in Nov. Check it out on our site
www.CrossFitAffliction.com
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-06-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,215
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Running a CrossFit box as a hobby

Started as a hobby or part time extra income type business. Slow growth led to moving from 800 Sq ft to 2200 Sq ft in 10 months. Then 4 months later expanding into a 4200 sq ft facility. Still...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-05-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,845
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Morning Class Times

Our first class is 8am.
We tried a 6am last year and no luck. Just a couple takers but I am getting requests for 7am. I am not a morning person so if I get a reliable trainer I will do it but if...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,067
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: pendlay elite equipment

Love the York Squat Racks.
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 06-22-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By Steven Bowser
Downtown Ft Lauderdale

www.CrossFitFtLauderdale.com w/f safe

should be open July 15th

Andrews and NW 6 Street

6000 Sq ft

25 rowers
tons of Oly bumper plates
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-10-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,873
Posted By Steven Bowser
Re: Trainer Compensation at your affiliate...

I believe 20 - 25 a class is the going rate. I have a few members who I comp that help out one night a week.
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