Gear Up: Starting A CrossFit Gym Part 6

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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 Part 4 of the adventure. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.

After all these sober posts about the slow and painstaking process of opening CrossFit Lumos, I’m super excited to write this one.  It’s about one of my favorite subjects- GEAR!  Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a gear nut, with a special weakness for sneakers. Read More

CrossFit Gym Hacks: Don’t Be The Stinky One

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When you collapse after the WOD... cause your friend smells like death

Welcome to our newest BTWB installment, CrossFit Gym Hacks. In these segments we will share little tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way that will help you get the most out of your hour at the gym. If you have any areas you’d like us to explore, shoot an email to noah@btwb.com.

Every gym has one, or sometimes more than one. That one guy or gal who always seems to be left looking around the room when your coach tells people to partner up. The stinky one. During the winter months these individuals lie dormant, their aroma smothered by the chill winter temperatures. As the temperature climbs, so does the blast radius of their smell, until its mid-summer and it seems a cloud is following them around the gym. While this problem can have a number of specific causes, most stem from the same general area.
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Handle Your Business, Man – Starting A CrossFit Gym Part 5

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 Part 4 of the adventure. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 5.

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I am not a businessman. I’ve understood that for a long time- I have a certain point where too many numbers and figures makes me go cross eyed. It’s not that I can’t understand them, but that my personal threshold for finance and such is fairly low. So, as I started to think about building a gym, and at many stops along the way, I’ve had to go firmly into the realm of the uncomfortable- call it mental CrossFit- unknown, although eminently knowable.
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