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Old 03-07-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
Scott Wickland
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Crossfit Club

A couple of my friends and I have been doing crossfit for a while now and we were thinking of starting a crossfit club at the University of Minnesota. How can I do this legally and what are my limitations? None of us are certified but we love the workouts on both crossfit and crossfit endurance!
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
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Re: CrossFit Club

Legally? Well, do you have $3000 to spare?
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:32 PM   #3
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Scott, you should contact Lisa Lugo (lisa@crossfit.com) , the affiliate coordinator to discuss the options for becoming a Club Affiliate.

Patrick, since you are intent on disparaging CrossFit, you should at least get your facts right. I believe the options for non profit Club Affiliations are different.

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Old 03-08-2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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I believe the options for non profit Club Affiliations are different.
Sections 9.23 and 9.24 of the FAQ say differently.

If you wish to discuss the other half of your statement, that'd be better discussed over PM.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:07 PM   #5
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Re: CrossFit Club

Perhaps this has changed, and I am mistaken. Either way, the point should be to help answer Scotts question, which I strayed from. The best answer is to read the FAQs, and contact the Affiliate team.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:15 PM   #6
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Re: CrossFit Club

$3000? I think you missed the part where I said I am a student
I'll check out the faq and email Lisa to see what my options are, then I'll let you both in on the skinny.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:13 AM   #7
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Re: CrossFit Club

I would love to be in on this discussion. I'm a graduate student at Indiana University, not L1 certified yet.

I would guess that for legal/financial purposes it would be easier to create a "Functional Fitness" kind of club, but maybe Lisa will give you some options that will be mutually beneficial. If you could PM me or post back here, I'd be grateful.

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Old 03-12-2009, 07:54 PM   #8
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Re: CrossFit Club

I emailed Lisa and she has some great info. CrossFit is actually very accommodating for students. We can have our club, but the president needs to be level 1 certified, which would lead us to a non-profit affiliation. We are required to have insurance, a website, etc. just like other affiliates, but non-profit. I can't speak for every situation but since we are students with limited funds, CrossFit wants to spread so they will help out in anyway they can, even financially. I'll keep you posted on the progress.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #9
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Re: CrossFit Club

I think that is a great idea...Good luck to you.

You guys should crush everyone in inter mural sports.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:00 PM   #10
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So are all club affiliates are all for non-profit? How do they pay for the annual affiliate fee & insurance? If you do a club affiliate at a campus gym will the school cover the insurance?
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