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Old 01-07-2004, 07:19 AM   #1
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Is there a list of where all the Crossfit facilities are located? I know of the ones in california, washington, and Kansas City. There are none in Montana, and I have visions in my mind of getting one going up here in a few years. There is nothing like crossfit here, and I think it would be a blockbuster up here in Great Falls since theres just a few spas and about 100,000 casinos. If Coach, Lauren, or anyone wants to give me details, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Old 01-08-2004, 08:55 AM   #2
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Roy,

Sounds like a plan bro. Actually, I am in same boat. I would be interested in starting up a program in Orlando a few years into the future. I would also appreciate the info Roy is requesting.

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Old 01-08-2004, 01:58 PM   #3
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Roy,

That would be ideal for Great Falls. I was there in 1983-1984. Used to workout at a gym near Malmstrom owned by Troy and Peggy Burtelson?????? It was called "Unique Physique".

A crossfit type of facility would go over real well especially if the Air Base was still open. I have images of the use of one of the hangars near the flight line kind of like crossfit north in Seattle.

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Old 01-08-2004, 02:09 PM   #4
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Mark, The facility you mentioned isnt around anymore. Those were the times I was born. Things come and go here a lot. I live right down the street from malmstrom, and there is an abandoned building that would be absolutely perfect for a crossfit gym.

I believe I am the only one at the gym I go to(Golds) who trains crossfit. Im sure of this because Ive gone there different times of the day, and get the raised eyebrow from everyone all the time when they see me train(awesome feeling, it is!)

Like I said, a croosfit facility here would not only have a massive impact on this city, but in the whole state as well. There are a lot of outdoor sports freaks here, and crossfit would be their bread and butter. Im getting more serious about this, but my problem is..........$$$

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Old 01-09-2004, 03:35 AM   #5
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Roy,

I'm sure your facility would kick ***. I've talked to a few people down here who think CF would be a hit in the Central Florida area. I'm in the same boat as you though when it comes to $$$. Anyway, keep us posted on how things progress.

*Do you, by any chance, have an e-mail address I could reach you at?*

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Old 01-09-2004, 07:03 AM   #6
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Well, don't hold your breath. This wont start happening for another year at the earliest. Two is more realistic. I wouldnt do anything like this unless until I was out of debt, and have enough money to buy or rent a house(then I would just spend it on leasing property for the X-fit facility) Either live there or in a cheapo apartment. Then getting equipment. That's another thing!

This is a LONG TERM goal, mainly. I wouldn't do it by myself, since I dont even know a thing or two about business yet. Still a young guy. I thought of going in with a gymnastics or martial arts instructor, and have crossfit and martial arts or gymnastics in the same facility. Since there is nothing to do in Great Falls, I KNOW this would attract hundreds. Especially young people. Also, I would put at least one trampoline in the building(olympic, not sams club. Maybe both) since theres no trampolines available to the public either.

Jay- Roy@dcemail.com (you'll see it if you click on my name)


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Old 01-09-2004, 11:11 AM   #7
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I'm curious. Anybody have plans for the Milwaukee and/or Chicago areas?

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Old 01-10-2004, 07:37 AM   #8
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Roy,
Just because you build it, doesn't mean they will come. At least in my stomping ground. There is a "gym" here that the owner teaches Goju-rhu Karate, gymnastics, and dance in. She has free weights, heavy bags, an Olympic trampoline, rings, bars etc., but the majority of adults would rather train at a pretty gym that has a lot of mirrors and machines. People really don't want to work at fitness, they want to socialize.
Children (mostly girls) train in the gymnastics, and young boys in Karate. It is a shame that that gym isn't really well known (maybe that is the way the owner wants it).

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Old 01-10-2004, 09:31 AM   #9
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Dave,

The population I would attract would be the bored teenagers. There are lots of them. I know, because I use to be one of them until I got into some serious training(crossfit, Olympic TaeKwonDo) Now, I am never bored. Even though I'm unemployed right now, I am still busy!

Since the most vacant spaces are next to a military base(Malmstrom), there are some potential clients alone. Like I mentioned, I would not do this alone. It would be wiser if I talked to my TaeKwonDo instructor and going into a partnership with him and having him teach his classes in the same building. The space he has his classes now is too small for his rapid accumulation of students(theres hardly any room to spar) and most of these students live on malmstrom, so they would be 1 minute away from the potential facility rather than 20.

So, far this is all still a "Dream" This is more of a "What to do if I was rich" thought than an actual goal.

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Old 01-10-2004, 10:39 AM   #10
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Roy,
Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and achieve them. You seem like the type that WILL achieve them. The area in which you live sounds much better for this type of gym than the area I live (coal region, Pennsylvania).
If I could help in any way (except financially), let me know.
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