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Welcome to the Champions Club Summer 2018!

Entries in 321 Go Project (3)

Quote of the Week vol. 211

"What. Why. What."

- Pat Barber

Pat Barber is one of the CrossFit OGs; he went from being a kid hanging around the original Santa Cruz gym, to the camera guy at all the Level-1 Seminars, to moving his wayup the ranks to the HQ staff and affiliate owner. Over the weekend he was part of this webinar I signed up for giving affiliate owners access to some great minds in the fitness business community. One of the main ideas Pat shared was his progressions for dealing with problems in the gym (movement or business related).

What. The first thing that needs to be diagnosed is simply, what the hell is actually going on? As simple as this sounds, this requires both honesty and knowledge. This "what" could be as simple as knees are caving in to complex as these two people are not getting along.

Why. The next thing to think about is, why is this happening? This requires some time to reflect, and that time might be 2 days, 2 minutes, or 2 seconds. Either way, this is an important step that cannot be jumped.

What. Finally we take action, but this action comes from us. The last step is, what am I going to do about it? Not what is that person going to do about it, or what is my boss going to do about it. Good things happen when we take ownership of every part we can control.

So this is a pretty cool checklist to go through in your head any time you see something that could be considered a problem. If this sounds familiar, check Observe. Understand. Judge.

Quote of the Week vol. 208

"It is important to be stubborn in your vision but flexible in your plan."

- John Maxwell

Mrs. Carey, Mrs. Pip, and Mama V celebrated their 7th year Champions Club anniversary last Thursday. My vision has always been for our athletes to be lifetime members. The plan on how to get to that has changed about a thousand times, and will continue to do so. I think we're somehwere in the correct trajectory, though.

Poll: I had to Guess

Through my insurance company Affiliate Guard, I fill out a survey at the end of every year as part of the 321 Go! Project - which is a group dedicated to helping affiliate owners. One of the questions they asked was about what our members valued the most, and I honestly had to guess. So here's your chance to weigh in.

What does your membership value most?


  • Community in the gym
  • Programming
  • Lowmembership fees
  • Convenience
  • Reaching out and serving community
  • Coaches and their expertise
  • Equipment


If you feel like it, rank them from 1 (most valuable) to 7 (least valuable) and explain. If not, just the most valuable will do. When I get the results from the 321 Go! Project I will share them on here.