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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-11-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,016
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Buy out/liquidation

I'm curious to see your numbers and the perceived value. Most gyms aren't worth as much as the owner thinks. I was involved in the sale of a gym where a person was brought in who specialized in the...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,746
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Where to get 3/4" rubber flooring

I bought 100 sheets and they gave me a 20% discount. Brought it down to $32 a sheet. The employee was shocked that I'd want that many. He was even more shocked when I went back and bought 25 more.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-09-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,203
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Private membership access?

I believe some insurance carriers won't cover your gym if there isn't a Level 1 in the building. I think it's a good option for people who want extra volume, but I would definitely check with your...
Forum: Community 06-09-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,133
Posted By Sean Smith
Affiliate Owners: Drop-In Etiquette

Affiliate owners and CrossFitters...

Times are changing and I wanted to put this out there in case some of you didn't know....

We are all CrossFitters, we all have that bond, we could all talk for...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-12-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,412
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Hearing impaired scam?

What's their end game though? How do you scam someone like that? Sure, you could book appointments promising to pay and then just not show up - that would just **** the gym owner off. How are they...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-12-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,195
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Opinion on new facility

Sounds like you have an identity crisis, management issues, and you want to move locations because you think you should.

First thing - change the name of the gym to something besides CrossFit XYZ...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-12-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,050
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Concrete floor/cracking/crumbling/craters

I know very little about concrete flooring, but I do know 2" of concrete is way too thin for dropping deadlifts. What are your lease terms? How many months do you have left? If you know someone is...
Forum: Community 03-12-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,875
Posted By Sean Smith
CF Level 2 Cert. Question

Hello CF community,

My current L1 is set to expire in September of this year. My question is, if I go take the Level 2 course and pass the test, would I still be a valid Level 1 trainer? I own an...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-02-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,178
Posted By Sean Smith
E-Mail Marketing

How many gym owners use email marketing? Constant Contact, AWeber, Mail Chimp. Any good blogs on how to use email marketing better? Thanks.
Forum: Technical Support 12-30-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 55,285
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Location change

Hi Kelly,

Could I get my location changed to Yuma, Arizona? Thanks.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-29-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,777
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: market saturated

The issue is not market saturation. All of you are missing the point - it's about differentiation. What can you offer that's different? If you open a CF affiliate and just do regular CrossFit...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,360
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: starting a box

First off, do you have any training experience?
How much money do you have?
What is the cost of renting in your area?
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-15-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,992
Posted By Sean Smith
Blogs for new/potential affiliate owners

I'm curious about what blogs/resources are other there for new and potential affiliate owners to help them make the proper business decisions. Inside the Affiliate, 321Go Project,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-15-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,561
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Your CrossFit Crystal Ball

Scott, you post some insightful things on these boards. I'm curious as to what your answers are to your own questions.

For me, in two years, there will be more CF gyms. In 5 years, there will be...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,555
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Attracting members for different class times

Hey Eric,

Drop the advertising. You're getting short term results which isn't what you want. I know because that's what happened to me. By pricing yourself so much lower than your competition,...
Forum: Exercises 12-12-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,473
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Squat replacements

Have you considered Bulgarian Split squats or step ups hold dumb bells? Those always do a good job of making my glutes and quads sore. To hit your hamstrings, how about Romanian Deadlifts? Just my...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 12-11-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,152
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Financing equipment, rowers

Why would you finance rowers? Buy them 1 by 1. Rowers have been proven to be the worst bang for your buck in a CrossFit gym. I could understand financing bars and plates, maybe. You get a sudden...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,988
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Floor issue

I'm not an engineer, but I've built plenty of things that should of had more bracing and break right away. You'll never have an issue with too much bracing. The person who mentioned gravel as a...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,988
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Floor issue

I'm curious as to why you decided to put your gym in that location. Do you own the building?

If you own the building, it would be much easier, and probably cheaper, to level the floor with...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-28-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,446
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: The always slow class

How many members do you have and how many classes do you run a day? I've been in your shoes. I used to run a 7:15pm class Monday-Friday, two classes on Saturday, and Open Gym on Sunday. I would...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-24-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,694
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Reducing Member Churn Rates

Contracts in CrossFit aren't bad. 12 months as a base contract probably is though. Most people will have no problem with a 3 month contract. Even if you are doing month to month on autopay, most...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 09-19-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,353
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: 1 piece of equipment you cannot live without?

There is no "extra" in your budget when you are opening an affiliate. You will need that money in a few months. Save it. Don't buy rowers, expensive plates, or heavy KB's. Stick to basics and...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-26-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,490
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Code of Virginia Health Spa Act 59.1-294

It's $25 a month? They are going to be generating some serious new revenue from that. That's really too bad for gym owners.
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 08-25-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,672
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Box owners, how do you market?

Honestly, just be nice and care about your clients. I opened my gym with 0 members. Yes, 0 members. I'm nice to my clients, I care about them, I email them, send them texts, ask them about their...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 07-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,282
Posted By Sean Smith
Re: Can't afford to bring to code

Another suggestion - Ask for a few months of free rent if he doesn't want to front the money for buildout. With my lease, I simply asked for the first month free and the landlord agreed. Looking...
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