Using the Barter System: Starting A CrossFit Gym Part 8

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. Part 7.

When you’re starting out, keeping expenses to a minimum is crucial. Editor’s note: I did a bad job at this. 😐 Even if your gym isn’t huge, if your margins are right then you are doing fine. Many gym owners and coaches get wrapped up in membership numbers, but if your rent is too high and you’re paying out lots of other streams for monthly upkeep, expenses, etc. you will quickly have a problem on your hands.
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CrossFit Open 17.5: Preliminary Analysis

This is part of a series on The CrossFit Games 2017 Open Workouts. For more, checkout: 17.5 Final Analysis, 17.4 Final Analysis, 17.3 Final Analysis, 17.2 Final Analysis, 17.1 Final Analysis.

17.5 is 90 thrusters and 350 double unders. So after you complete all the thrusters in Fran, you still have all the thrusters in Fran left to do 😦

The following percentiles are based on several thousand results that have already been posted to BTWB. These percentiles may change slightly as the weekend progresses and more scores are entered into the system.

Men’s 90th Percentile: 11:18
Men’s 50th Percentile: 16:48
Women’s 90th Percentile: 11:46
Women’s 50th Percentile: 18:12

This workout is tough. Anyone finishing sub-20 should be pretty happy with their result. To be competitive for regionals, you need to be in the low 8:00s or sub 8:00.

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CrossFit Open 17.4: Preliminary Analysis

This is part of a series on The CrossFit Games 2017 Open Workouts. For more, checkout: 17.4 Final Analysis, 17.3 Final Analysis, 17.2 Final Analysis, 17.1 Final Analysis.

17.4 is 16.4. Many of you have done this before and probably still have nightmares about that crazy HSPU tape standard (which we all know becomes nearly impossible to hit when fatigued).

Since this is a repeat, we have a lot of data already in the system for this one. More than half of the field will finish on the HSPUs, so every rep there is vitally important (see below).

The following percentiles are based on several thousand results that have already been posted to BTWB. These percentiles may change slightly as the weekend progresses and more scores are entered into the system.

Men’s 90th Percentile: 202 reps
Men’s 50th Percentile: 173 reps
Women’s 90th Percentile: 193 reps
Women’s 50th Percentile: 165 reps

The first graphic is from the final CrossFit Games results from last year. The next two are Rx’d and Scaled distributions from current BTWB data.

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