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7 Things Your CrossFit Gym Needs Besides Gym Space

Kasey May

While a space to work out is essential, that’s not all your members need to have a quality experience in your gym. In this article, we’ll break down the seven things your gym needs to be successful, in addition to gym space.

1. Quality Coaching

Skilled, experienced coaches are fundamental to the success of any CrossFit gym. These coaches should have relevant experience, hold applicable certifications, have a strong understanding of CrossFit principles and techniques, and — arguably most importantly — be capable of effectively communicating and instructing athletes at various fitness levels. Your coaches should be able to provide personalized guidance, motivation, and ensure the safety of all participants.

2. Diverse Equipment

Because CrossFit workouts involve a wide range of functional movements, having a well-equipped facility is essential. Feature a variety of equipment, including barbells, bumper plates, kettlebells, medicine balls, pull-up bars, rowing machines, assault bikes, plyo boxes, and more. And to accommodate multiple classes simultaneously (without bottlenecks), it’s important to have sufficient quantities of everything.

3. Programming and Workouts

A successful CrossFit gym should have well designed programming that incorporates diverse, challenging strength-training and cardiovascular exercises structured to scale to different fitness levels. Offering a thoughtful mix of workouts that cater to different aspects of health ensures all members — from beginners to advanced athletes — can participate and see progress, which will keep your members engaged and motivated.  

4. Community and Atmosphere

A strong sense of community is a hallmark of any successful CrossFit gym. By creating a welcoming environment, your members will feel supported and encouraged. Organize events, social gatherings, and team-building activities to foster camaraderie and friendship-building, which often leads to better progress.

5. Safety Measures

Clear safety guidelines, well-maintained equipment, and trained, competent coaches are paramount. Coaches should be certified to administer first aid and CPR as well as supervise workouts to prevent injuries, improper form, and overexertion. There should also be well-defined protocols to keep the gym clean and sanitary.

6. Continuing Education

To stay ahead of industry trends and provide the best possible service, coaches and staff should engage in ongoing education and professional development. Conduct individual research and attend events such as seminars, workshops, and conferences to stay abreast of what’s happening in the health and fitness industry.  

7. A Digital Presence

Every successful gym needs a strong digital presence complete with a website, business profile, paid ads, a strong, organic social media presence, and email marketing capabilities. Without a digital presence, you’ll render your gym virtually invisible to most of the modern world. As the hub of your digital existence, your website is a critical component of your overall digital presence. Utilize UpLaunch’s custom-built website builder to guide prospects to your gym. Then when you’re ready, expand to our digital marketing services. We’ll help you attract and convert even more qualified leads.  

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