Today marks CrossFit Involve's first town hall event. If you couldn’t make it, know that you were missed. We carb-loaded on donuts, recharged our coffee-meter, and sat down to chat about a lot of exciting things. Fortunately we’ve brought all those updates to the comfort of this blog you’re reading (and please get comfortable as it’s fairly long).
Our founders, Bryan and Collin, built what can easily be called a second home to the fittest family in Oakwood. Since they started this community we’ve grown to be 100+ strong (and we mean that literally). We’re excited about this growth, and our founders are excited too. They’d like to see the community continue to grow – hopefully well beyond what their current life roles will allow them to support. Thus, the baton is passed on. Bryan and Collin have partnered with three families to continue investing in CrossFit Involve; the Caldwells, Pattons, and Allens. Don’t worry, Bryan and Collin aren’t going anywhere. However, here are a few pointers if you need something or have questions.
So the cats out of the bag. Yes – we’re moving to a new location; an incredible space we really can’t believe we got our hands on. There’s a few important things you ought to know about this spiffy space. First, it’s located in downtown Dayton. Raised eyebrows? Not quite certain how you feel about a downtown gym? Our team spent the better part of eight months scouring every nook and cranny in Oakwood, Kettering, Moraine (Beavercreek, Springboro, Centerville…the list goes on). Point being – we looked just about everywhere. You’d be unpleasantly surprised to learn just how niche a CrossFit space can be. Dayton certainly wasn’t on our radar, but after much prodding from our agent (and internal deliberation) we extended our search. It took our team about 10 seconds walking in the new space to know we’d found our diamond in the rough. The building (located at 150 S Patterson Blvd) is pressed between the old Hauer Music building and Arby’s on Patterson. Better yet, it’s just a couple blocks shy of our Dayton Beer Company buddies (whom we love!) and tons of other great Dayton hot spots. There’s loads more detail but rather than rant on and on, check out a few bullet points below.
Over the last few years our gym has approached membership pricing on a very individualistic format. Whether there were promotions, mergers, or good old-fashioned gentlemen’s agreements – monthly subscriptions do not have a consistent baseline. One of our goals in the upcoming months is to transition over to a pricing structure that is fair and consistent for all of our members. For some, this means lowering their monthly payments, for other – unfortunately – this will be an increase. It’s important to us that you are confident in knowing the family you work out with are equal contributors in building a house we can be proud of. We’d like for that house to be filled with all kinds of neat things, like rowers, GHDs, and “real” sleds (get out of here boxes!). There’s a couple important things to we’d like to mention:
Classes / Wodify
We’ve been asked a lot of questions about classes. Are we changing class schedules? Are we adding classes? The simplest answer to those questions are - not right now. We won’t be making any changes within the year. Somewhat because there’s a lot of changes going on, but more importantly because we want to know what our members think. We will be conducting polling over the coming weeks to get a feel for when our members would prefer to workout. We will also be leveraging data that comes from Wodify. Wodify is an incredible tool for our community, but only if we’re using it. So a few key take aways:
Our Community Manager will be conducting short interviews with every member to learn more about you, understand what it is you’re looking to accomplish, and gather info on your preferred classes. She will also review your Wodify account to ensure everything’s up to date. Pricing adjustments (if needed) will be discussed and at that time, any questions you have will be addressed.
We have an exciting road ahead of us. We’re looking forward to taking our community to new places (figuretively and literally). We hope you can embrace these changes, be a part of the team, and make this gym more than a fitness facility, but a home. Stay Involved, because we’ll keep updates on construction posted here, along with upcoming events, and anything else you need to know!
CrossFit Involve Team