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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-05-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,313
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Motivating Members

Hey Jonathan,

It’s tough to make an assessment without being in one of your classes so I’m going to give you a 20,000 foot approach. Some may or may not apply but maybe some things to try.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-30-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,090
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: 1 piece of equipment you cannot live without?

What we've seen starting gyms most successful with is a list similar to this:

A Wall Mounted Rig - lower cost than Free Standing, takes up less space too and leaves athletes most visible. It's...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,241
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Can't decide on a bar...


Gymway no longer makes our bars. We manufacture them right here in the good ole' USA as of about 1 year ago. We've recently upgraded our steel to 190K tensile strength as well.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,219
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: new concept 2 for $650? scam?

I would advise to stay away from it. Aaron is correct. Concept 2 does not allow resellers to post pricing and $650 is well below the dealer cost for a new Model D with PM3.
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,602
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Funding a Franchise or Equipment

Hi Nichole -

Some gym owners sell 'founding member' memberships at discounted rates before their gym opens. Those memberships are usually one year or more in length.

Others offer lifetime...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,290
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Pull Up Bar Height

Zach - FWIW, here is what I have found to be a very good rule of thumb for most athletes:

Stand next to the wall, get up on the balls of your feet and reach up as high as possible with one arm. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,500
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Slamball appears to have gone flat?

Yep Greg - pump them up with a bicycle tire pump and off you go :)
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,912
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Equipment Opinions help!

Hey Chad -

How about Option E? [it looks like you've got about $600-$800]
A Fitted Jump Rope
*Kettlebells [2]
Pullup Bar
Med Ball
Plyo Box
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,962
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Advice on a 15lb aluminum training bar


In our opinion, the Troy AOB-300LZ really stands out as very well put together training bar for the money. [wfs]
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-01-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,288
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: New box - go with 1500 sq feet or 2750?

I think Brendan gave you some good advice. Your demographics are very important. Something to consider for sure...

We do have a bunch of gyms that start with a 5-Athlete Package [somewhat...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,572
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Wallball

Women's as RX'd is 14# and many gyms keep these sizes in stock to allow for beginners: 8#, 10#, 14#, 20#.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,823
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Jump Stretch/Pull-up Band Size

Here's a guide to the resistance/assistance provided by some of the most popular sizes in resistance bands. Not all outfitters carry the same corresponding colors, but these are all 41" long as is...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,560
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Cutting a rogue squat stand down to size...

Hi Brandon,

Our M92 Squat Rack [pictured left] is 92" tall standard. You can find more info on it here. [wfs]

Or, if you wanted a garage...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,152
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: help choosing a kettlebell weight

Hey Cody - I may be getting to this a little late...that is an excellent question and one that we get asked all the time. If you have not bought a Kettlebell[s] yet, maybe have a look at the blog we...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,457
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: 52kg kettlebell

Hey Kevin,

We could make you a 52kg kettlebell. It would be a US Made bell and would look similar to our other line. Send me an email and I'll get you a quote -
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,057
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: york bumpers

Hey Chris - It's not a bad deal if you can pick them up to avoid shipping costs and if they are new. It's just over $1.30/lb which some would consider a fair market price for new York training...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,315
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Best Ropes

I've been using my RX Rope with Elite Cable for 3 years and my cable has yet to fray. I do make sure I am always using it on rubber mats, though.

Here's my advice on jump ropes/double unders if...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,047
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: mounting rig uprights in concrete

Hey Cody,

We recommend minimum 3" embedment with a 1/2" Wedge Anchor for attaching our rig uprights into the floor. If you are mounting into a masonry wall, sleeve anchors are a better choice as...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,162
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Pull-Up Bar Rusting - Advice

Hey Richard,

Here's a $6 fix that you might want to try. Buy a medium to fine grit piece of sandpaper and sand the bar down until all the rust is off.

Follow it up with about 3 coats of flat...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 27,585
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: outdoor pullup bar

Hi Nicholas,

If you do buy threaded pipe from the local hardware store with floor flanges like these [] [wfs], then the pipe will...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,942
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Rubber atlas stone?

Let us know what they say - I don't see why they wouldn't sell the shell. The trick might be figuring out how to fill it and close it/seal it well. As far as shot goes - are you looking anywhere...
Forum: In Search of CrossFitters 07-14-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,858
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Crossfit box in North Myrtle Beach?

I visited Bryan out at CrossFit Vengeance last year when I was on vacation with the family in Surf Side. Maybe try them?

3254 Holmestown Rd B-1 Myrtle Beach SC 29588
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-12-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,463
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Potential Future Affiliate


One thing I think you touched on that can have a big impact on attracting potential clients is taking the workout outside to a public area. You already hinted at it's effectiveness since...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,942
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Rubber atlas stone?

I wonder if D-Ball would ship the shell empty then you fill with locally bought sand or shot?
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,942
Posted By Steve Jaeger
Re: Rubber atlas stone?

A little pricey, but it's US Made.
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