10 episodes

Open Gym aims to elevate the entire CrossFit affiliate community by amplifying the voices of the most successful, experienced, & visionary voices within it. Our mission: To future-proof gyms for many more years to come.

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    • Entrepreneurship

Open Gym aims to elevate the entire CrossFit affiliate community by amplifying the voices of the most successful, experienced, & visionary voices within it. Our mission: To future-proof gyms for many more years to come.

    Is your ego blinding you to better opportunities?

    Is your ego blinding you to better opportunities?

    Max Isaak co-founded the CrossFit TILT franchise alongside Ben Bergeron & LJ DiCarlo. They're about to open their fifth location. Before TILT, Max had plenty of opportunities to open a gym by himself. Here's why he didn't.

    • 23 min
    Have you set the right rules to avoid burnout?

    Have you set the right rules to avoid burnout?

    Jason Ackerman has started & sold three affiliates. His new book, "Best Hour of Their Day," chronicles the ups & downs of the journey. One of the important lessons: Put rules in place to maximize your own sustainability.

    • 30 min
    Is nutrition embedded in your gym's culture?

    Is nutrition embedded in your gym's culture?

    EC Synkowski is a CrossFit Level 4 Trainer & creator of the 800g Challenge. Years of experience have led her to the three steps a gym needs to take to make nutrition a central part of their culture. Here's what they are.

    • 26 min
    Are you designing to optimize for consistency?

    Are you designing to optimize for consistency?

    Jon Gilson is an entrepreneur & CrossFit L4 trainer. He said something to me recently that felt true & worth exploring, that the job of the affiliate is to get their members to come back tomorrow. Here's what he meant.

    • 31 min
    Should more gyms cater exclusively to women?

    Should more gyms cater exclusively to women?

    Nerida Bint is the owner of Lissome, a multi-site gym in New South Wales, Australia open only to women. Despite the narrow market, business is booming. Find out why Nerida thinks the "how" is just as important as they "who" when it comes to why that is.

    • 27 min
    What's it mean to curate a professional culture?

    What's it mean to curate a professional culture?

    David Osorio is the owner of the wildly popular CrossFit South Brooklyn in New York City. From the early days, David knew he wanted to surround himself with professional coaches. This is how he's been able to do just that.

    • 30 min

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