How I Got Here (continued)

After the second Level 1 Cert I continued working out, training people, teaching classes, and just doing all the CrossFit things I love. I wanted so badly to open my own box that I began entertaining the idea of getting my now defunct affiliate (CrossFit Rampant Fitness) going again, but this time for real. I spoke to a couple of people who might be interested in helping me get it started how I envisioned it, and before I knew it we were looking at spaces and pricing equipment.

We found the perfect space (where we are located now) and began the road to getting the paperwork done so we could move in. Once we finally got the go-ahead, we started getting the box ready immediately. The next two weeks saw me at the gym painting, scraping, cleaning, and generally working my tail off for about 16 hours a day to get the box up to muster with the help of my girlfriend (pictured at her Level 1 Cert this past weekend in the third picture down right behind and to the right of Jenni Orr) and my two partners. Friday September 18, 2009 around 10 or 11pm we put together the rowers (the last thing that needed to be done) and went home to rest up for opening day the next morning.

Now we’re just over 4 months old and have a fantastic group of CrossFitters who come in to brave the WOD each day. Most days I still find myself at the box for 16 hours planning, writing, managing, etc., but when you find something you love to do you never have to work a day in your life. That’s how I feel – I love this place!

So there you have it. Any other questions?

Today’s WOD:

Deadlift 3-3-2-2-1-1-1


As many rounds as possible in 10 minutes of:

7 Med Ball Cleans
7 Pushups

  • Brett

    If God is good he will let me Deadlift 405 today. PLLLEEAASSEEEEE GOD.

    Although I just finished watching a few different olympians snatch a good 50 to 60 more pounds than that…ugh. The perspective that puts on the weakness of the average person is saddening. MUST…GET…STRONGER!