CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > Community > Running a CrossFit Facility
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Running a CrossFit Facility Tips and guidance on how to open and operate a CrossFit gym.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-05-2006, 08:44 AM   #1
Amber Burke
Member Amber Burke is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ashburn  VA
Posts: 11
Has anyone ever approached one of these facilities about holding Cross Fit classes there?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2006, 11:06 AM   #2
Mike ODonnell
Member Mike ODonnell is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 1,566
Unless they can make money off you....they probably won't help out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2006, 11:38 AM   #3
Amber Burke
Member Amber Burke is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ashburn  VA
Posts: 11
I am currently one of the S & C coaches at a Velocity and I am trying to work with my owner in renting out space to Cross Fit followers... just wanted to know if anyone else out there had any experience with this. Most of the posts I was reading yesterday are dealing with regular gyms and Velocity seems to have the right kind of space and equipment for the workouts.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2006, 11:49 AM   #4
Jerimiah Childress
Member Jerimiah Childress is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tulsa  OK
Posts: 375
Let us know how you fare Amber. There is a Velocity here, I have never been there but it seems like they have their protocol and want to do that so I have never taken the time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2006, 12:03 PM   #5
Amber Burke
Member Amber Burke is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ashburn  VA
Posts: 11
Well, because VSP is a franchise, they are all a little different in what they offer and will tolerate in their facility. Yes, for the target population (athletes between the ages of 6-18) the protocol is essentially the same. But, the adult classes can be different.
We have adult classes that vary from regular high/low intensity fitness classes to Adult sport performance classes complete with speed, agility, and olympic lifting (1.5 hr class).
I am not sure how the other centers operate their adult fitness, but each center has down time due to catering to school schedule, so to me that is a great opportunity to "rent space" for cross fit sessions.

check out our facility www.velocitysp.com/ashburn

I will let keep you posted.

Cheers!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2006, 07:04 PM   #6
Mike ODonnell
Member Mike ODonnell is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta  GA
Posts: 1,566
If you can offer something during the dead hours of say 6am or 9am when they are not doing their programs...you may have a chance...but again they will look at it from a business point of view....like most gyms do.

Hard to think outside the box in some franchises...but best of luck with it you never know.

PS..be nice to Amber, she's hot. ;)
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 04:19 AM   #7
Amber Burke
Member Amber Burke is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ashburn  VA
Posts: 11
The dead hours are what I was going after. We are only open half a day on Sat and closed on Sun; and middle of the day is dead for us too. I have been taking the guys that I CrossFit with there when we are closed and it works out well. I would love to get more people (that are serious about training) in my area involved (firefighters, police, military)so I was thinking those middle of the day hours would work for them since most of them probably get time to work out during the day for their jobs anyway.
But, alas, you are right- it always comes down to the green goblin! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Thanks for the advice and I will keep you posted!

P.S. Thanks for the compliment too!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 04:45 AM   #8
Allen Yeh
Member Allen Yeh is offline
 
Allen Yeh's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: reston  va
Posts: 768
Amber,

What times do you usually Crossfit at? I'm over in Reston.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 06:28 AM   #9
Amber Burke
Member Amber Burke is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ashburn  VA
Posts: 11
I usually train by myself during the week at 9:30 or 10:00am depending on how long the workout is. (I don't have to begin work until 11am.) On Saturday usually around 9-10am with the other guys
and Sunday around 1 or 2 (I have soccer games on Sunday mornings)
My husband and the rest of the gang train at the Ashburn Gold's at 5pm everyday.

Where in Reston do you train?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 06:45 AM   #10
Kenneth Urakawa
Affiliate Kenneth Urakawa is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chandler  AZ
Posts: 539
I would think that if you approach your boss/owner with the "something is better than nothing" angle, they would be receptive. If I'm running a facility, every hour that no one is using it is an hour that I'm not making any money. Especially since you're already a staff member, I can't see this as anything BUT a win-win situation, really. Pick up your own messes, don't break too many things...I would think they'd eat it up.

  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Velocity Sports Performance Gym Jeremy Jones Community 32 09-10-2008 02:53 PM
Velocity Diet Bruce Kocher Nutrition 17 04-04-2008 08:46 AM
The myth of aging and sports performance? Matt DeMinico Injuries 30 07-18-2007 02:20 PM
Sports Performance Coach Certification Keith Wittenstein Testimonials 0 09-27-2004 09:30 AM
Sports Performance Coach Certification Keith Wittenstein Community 3 08-02-2004 09:35 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.