Galen Rupp is the American 5K record holder and could run from WCFQ to WCFN in 13 Minutes! However, he’d probably struggle to deadlift 300lbs when he arrived.
Our CrossFit is like a family. We sweat together, play together, sometimes even cry together. And in August we’ll be moving in together to our 11,000 square foot location on Hwy 193, WCFN. We’re very excited about this opportunity to improve and I wanted to share this with you and answer a few questions. Most of all all we want to invite you to move with us. It’s 3.1 miles (5K) away which for some of you translates to 5 minutes more drive time, for some of you 5 minutes less.
Why are we making the move? As some of you know the building is owned in a partnership and I’m one of the partners. At some point there will be a big shopping center built across the street by Winco or maybe even Costco and the space we’re in will be leasable for much more than a CrossFit would be able to pay. For the last year this has left me in limbo – our partnership hasn’t wanted to contribute repair money for the roof, floor, etc if it’s likely that the building will sell or lease for a high amount. And this has left me falling short of my goal to have a world class training facility. I’m aware of it and to be 100% honest my stomach hurts on rainy days knowing that the level of excellence we’ve wanted to provide you ever since Day 1 just isn’t there. At this point the best thing for us to do is move to WCFN where we have a long term lease and invest our money there in making the facility world class.
So what will change for you other than location? First of all, we are in the process of assigning a “personal coach” to every single athlete at WCF. You’ll have a trainer assigned to you who will work with on achieving your goals not just during the WOD but with things like nutrition, strength or endurance goals, or just being your main point of contact for questions. Second, people wonder what will happen to their coach during their regular times? We’ve always focused on maintaining a great athlete to coach ratio and one of the ways we’ll be doing this is by running classes on the half hour during our peak times. With 11,000 square feet to spread out in we can run 2 classes concurrently and they’ll still be the same 45-60 minute classes we have now. We’ll also be adding a new type of class “CrossFit Unloaded” which you’ll be hearing more about soon. So our great coaches will continue to be great coaches coaching the same class times they do now. Will our prices change? Yes, but not for you. Our current athletes will lock in their current pricing for 2015 instead of paying the $145/month we’ll be going to January 1, 2015.
More questions: What about child care? We’ll be expanding it. Again:) Similar layout but with more square footage and at WCFN it also has it’s own dedicated heating/cooling unit. What about Oly class? We’ll still have it and a dedicated area. What about parking? With the parking around the building being opened up we’ll actually have more spots than we do now and we have access to 2 overflow areas. What about the run? It’s 200 meters around the building, we either run that or north on Fairfield. Who will the head coach be? Adrian will still be the head coach and Zach B will be the head coach of our new athlete program. The crew we have coaching now is absolutely the best in Utah and that’s not going to change.
When will we move? On August 14th. Bob A has rented out the Layton Surf and Swim from 7-10pm on that Thursday so we’ll be doing our last workout ever at WCFHQ and then having a swim party! Once we do that we’ll spend the weekend moving and re-open on Monday, August 18th.
What will our name be? Wasatch CrossFit
CrossFit is more than a business. It’s where we’ve made our closest friends, our best memories, and put our blood, sweat, and tears into building the best community in Utah. We are profoundly grateful that you train with us, excited to be the best affiliate in Utah, and ready to take on this next stage of life. Thank you.
I’m always available for your questions. Call me any time at 801-643-1504 if there’s anything I didn’t answer in today’s blog post.
30/June/2014 Monday WOD
Build to heaviest push press in 10 minutes then:
In 20 Minutes complete as many rounds as possible
Wall climb x 3 (chest to floor, chest to wall)
Knees to Elbow x 6
Pullup x 9
Pistol x 12