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Old 01-08-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
Craig Howard
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Here's our first wod Video. Give it a sec to load. We just started running group classes in our new location. If you're in the East Bay - come by!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...250&pr=goog-sl


For you Affiliate Wannabes - our startup costs:

Expenses:
Rent: $1100/mo (1000sq ft.)
Util: $200/mo
Misc: $100/mo


Capital Costs:
Mats: $1000 (stall mats)
Oly set: $375ea (wichitafalls)
Cage (w/bar & plates): $275 (craigslist)
Rings: $60
Med balls: $5 ea (home made)
Rope: $50
Oly platform: $100 (5 sheets of plywood)
Glute Ham: $100
Rubber hex dumbells: $1 per pound (50's, 35's, 20's - Playitagain)
Misc equip: $200

Next: pull up bar station.

www.diablocrossfit.com
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:40 AM   #2
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Good stuff Craig! Love the slogan.

Just wondering...
1.) Did you start with any clients? or did you take the "build it and they will come" approach.
2.) Carpentry looks good too. Did you build the stage yourself?

Thanks,
Steve
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Old 01-09-2007, 11:13 AM   #3
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Started with one client. Lots of interest in our park boot camps, but they didn't show up until we took it indoors.

The platform is four sheets of rough 3/4" 4x8 plywood and one nice finished sheet for the middle. Glue & screw together 4 sheets together (2x2 crossed). Top sheet goes in the middle and is screwed from the bottom so the surface shows no screws. Then, we cut up 4x6 3/4" stall mats to act as our cushioned edges. 30mins total time.

Thanks for your note.
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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Nice set-up guys. I'm jelous, only seven more years before I open up my place!
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:24 PM   #5
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Craig were did you pick up the stall mats. Im out in Brentwood and need some for my garage.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:30 AM   #6
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Nathan: get them at Concord Feed & Pet Supply on 228 Hookston Rd, Pleasant Hill, 94523 - (925) 940-1200. Or, the have a location in Clayton which is closer. $50 per 4x6 3/4" thick. Nice.

Travis: nice Bonnie. I ride a '72 Commando.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:28 PM   #7
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Craig is being really modest.




He has put an amazing amount of effort into the location. If it wasn't for him DCF wouldn't be around.
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