Opening Day: Starting A CrossFit Gym Part 7

After being a coach at CrossFit South Brooklyn in NYC for 6 years I moved halfway across the country to open my own affiliate, CrossFit Lumos, in Austin, TX. This series will chronicle my experience opening the gym and what I am learning along the way. This article is the final piece of the adventure, before I’m a real live gym owner. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6.

I swear the mats have been cleaned since this picture.

I swear the mats have been cleaned since this picture.

At a certain point, you have to draw a line.  As the build of the gym slowly trudged along, victim to permits, inspections, and simply the time needed to get work done, my rosy projection turned into my safe projection turned into my worst case scenario.  Finally, I had enough.
Read More