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April 3, 2018

Four Easy Ways Your Staff Can Lead by Example

Whether your staff likes or believes it, the athletes at your gym look to them for guidance and an example of how they should carry themselves inside and outside the…
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Box Development
March 25, 2018

What Should Athletes Record in the Notes Section?

As coaches we want our athletes to log their scores, but really we want them to do so much more than that! In this blog post, we’ll cover four questions…
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Box DevelopmentThe Open
January 29, 2018

What to do Between Now and the Start of The Open

So you’re going to run The Open at your affiliate, and you’re getting folks to sign-up, now it’s time for the back office to start planning! In the third installment…
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Box DevelopmentThe Open
January 10, 2018

7 Things You Can Do to Get People to Sign-up for The Open

So you’re going to run The Open at your gym. The first thing you need - sign-ups! In this post, we'll describe an approach to encourage athlete sign-ups as well…
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Box DevelopmentThe Open
January 2, 2018

Why and How to Run the CrossFit Open at Your Gym

As many of you are coming off a bit of holiday downtime, I want to take this time to remind you...The Open is coming (cue Game of Thrones music). That’s…
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Box Development
November 28, 2017

Skill Work in the Structure of Group Class

In 2012 I was hired to coach a swim team of 300 kids. Over the course of 3.5 hours, we’d run kids 5-18 through 6 different practices. While structuring the…
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Box Development
November 1, 2017

What to Do (and Not Do) During the Workout

Over the past few posts on An Effective Class Structure, we’ve dropped information on how to create an awesome affiliate experience through the hour group class. We’ve covered the whiteboard,…
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Box Development
September 22, 2017

Consistent Women’s Weights

Imagine it’s a warm Sunday afternoon, and I came over to your house to watch a baseball game. Midway into the first inning, the Rockies make two outs, and I…
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Box Development
September 6, 2017

The Specific Warm-up: Adding Quality Reps to the Lifetime Rep Bank

A few weeks ago we launched a blog series on the Importance of a Consistent Class Framework. Over the past few weeks, we’ve dropped posts on each component of a…
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Box Development
August 17, 2017

The General Warm-up: More Than a Placeholder

In our third installment of the class framework series, we dissect the general warm-up component of a group class. Here are the links to the previous two posts on The…
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Box Development
July 24, 2017

The Whiteboard – The Bookends of a Great Class

Last week I posted about the importance of a consistent class framework. In the next few blog articles, I’m going to detail the what, why and how of each component…
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Box Development
July 18, 2017

The Importance of a Consistent Class Framework

We can probably all agree that having an effective class format is an essential part of a successful CrossFit gym and business. It’s also one of the most easily recognizable…
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Box Development
June 21, 2017

Box Etiquette – Foundation of Your Gym’s Culture

Picture that you’re in class. The group is warming up with empty barbells, and at the end of 10 warm-up reps of a push jerk, somebody drops the empty barbell…
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Box Development
June 9, 2017

The Benchmark Series

Thank you for the introduction, Drew! I am very excited to team up with the SugarWOD crew and talk all things affiliates! Let’s dive in! First up - why and how…
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Box Development
June 6, 2017

Nicole Christensen Joins SugarWOD to Support CrossFit Affiliates

Since 2012, we at SugarWOD have been on a mission to unite CrossFit athletes, coaches and box owners on a community-based workout platform. Learning from some of the best boxes.…
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