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Old 10-03-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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New Article: How to Choose a CrossFit Gym -- useful for affiliate owners, too!

This one comes up a LOT, so I decided to write an article about it -- how to choose a CrossFit gym? They are cropping up all over these days, so it's not as simple as it was when I started, 6 years ago.

So, here's what I look for when I visit gyms...and I think it's useful for owners to read, too, so you know what people could be thinking when they show up at your place.

http://breakingmuscle.com/training/t...g-crossfit-gym (wfs)
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:11 AM   #2
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Re: New Article: How to Choose a CrossFit Gym -- useful for affiliate owners, too!

good observations Becca, I like the questions checklist that folks need to ask themselves before signing up to a CF gym.

Perhaps it would be good to include some questions to ask the coaches/owners of the affiliate? What could be the 3 or 4 most revealing questions a potential client could ask an affiliate?
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:24 AM   #3
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Re: New Article: How to Choose a CrossFit Gym -- useful for affiliate owners, too!

Oh, I like that Ian -- will make note for future potential article!
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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Re: New Article: How to Choose a CrossFit Gym -- useful for affiliate owners, too!

Great Article Thanks!

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:16 PM   #5
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Re: New Article: How to Choose a CrossFit Gym -- useful for affiliate owners, too!

Becca:

This is a great article. Thanks! I read it as an affiliate owner, and walked through our gym and checked off what we were doing right (most everything) and where to improve (a few things here and there). I'm going to have all my trainers read it.

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Old 10-07-2011, 11:49 AM   #6
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Re: New Article: How to Choose a CrossFit Gym -- useful for affiliate owners, too!

Awesome - that's great, Mark! Thanks for reading!
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:00 AM   #7
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Re: New Article: How to Choose a CrossFit Gym -- useful for affiliate owners, too!

This is probably the most interesting article, for an affiliate, I've seen yet. It really makes me step back and think about things from a client perspective. Yeah, I'm pretty simple, but this opened my eyes. Thank you Becca. Now, how about some advice on Trainer Agreements (i.e. sending a client to lvl 1 cert)
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:30 AM   #8
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Re: New Article: How to Choose a CrossFit Gym -- useful for affiliate owners, too!

Thanks, Bryan - I am glad to hear it made a difference for you. I saw that thread you posted, but haven't read it yet -- I will go look!
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #9
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Re: New Article: How to Choose a CrossFit Gym -- useful for affiliate owners, too!

In addition to Becca's article, I created a list called 13 Tips for Choosing a CrossFit Gym that might be useful for someone who is trying to figure out what questions to ask or what to look for.

It is safe for work.

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