Alright! (as many a good metal song begins)

Expansion Update: We’ve submitted the permitting for adding a bathroom and taking the wall down! The city has the fees, plans and all associated documentation of awesomeness. Now the ball is in their court… Let’s all pray and plead so that they give us a quick turn around. We’re hoping for 2-3 weeks. Since the growing business sector is probably not booming at this point we think that means it’ll be just that, 2-3 weeks until we start demolition and construction. Unless of course, it could mean that because they’re not so busy they take extra time to scrutinize our plan! Yikes.


In any case, the whiteboard of Mat Lottery 2010 is amazing!! You guys totally rock! We’re probably 50% of the way covered in mats and plywood, which is perfect. The point of the board is two fold: first, to let people pick exactly which mat will be theirs (a little bit of pride, I like it!) and second, to win one of the 5 coveted T-shirts of Glory! To be drawn for and designed the night of the 15th (6:30pm).

As far as other help with the project, we’ll need lots of it 🙂 But without any 100% hard dates no planning can take place other than [awesome client] “Hey can I help?” [Jesse] “totally, thanks”. Which, if you know me well, bugs the heck outta me! So oh well, there will be many many chances to break things, sweep things, mop things, drag mats and place them, hang whiteboards, move equipment, paint/sand/sweep/mop, over the next few months, and my many thanks!!!

Lastly, when we’re into the demolition and construction phase of this project, I don’t forsee the need to close the gym down. They will demolish the back half of the wall and then the front half, it shouldn’t be too too terrible, and heck, maybe we’ll run a nasty 5k all cold and rainy that day 🙂 That’s how we roll!

Competition Epilogue: I’m sore, Abi is sore, Emily is sore, Todd isn’t… What a blast though! Tough tough tough workouts, great people, exciting bracket scoring system (like March Madness) which made for a quick day (read less time between workouts) that picked up pace as teams got knocked out (read even less time between workouts). Thanks for all the support here over the last couple days while your coaches aren’t there normal selves 🙂 I know that I’m not picking anything up and my demonstration technique is HORRIBLE. So bear with us, it’ll be about 6 more days until I’m fresh 🙂

Taranis Winter Challenge 2010 from geoff behrend on Vimeo.

Rainier’s Strongest Man: The boys in the back got after it too! In Sumner with Kurtis Bowler, tremendous efforts through again (a pattern emerges) multiple workouts over a short time frame, stone loading, double unders, rope climbs, log press, farmers walks…. Yikes. Very heavy stuff against very strong people! Dan, Ryan, Chris, James all competed and represented the gym big time! Way to be fellas!

Lastly (Geez, if I posted more often they might be shorter right?): Our last On-Ramp course for the year starts Monday the 22nd!! We’ve got the Radical Referral Rebate (alliteration is hot) cards on the desk in the office/lobby. Here’s how it works: you say “hey these are sweet, I love CrossFit, my [insert relationship here] should totally do it too!” I say “that’s awesome! your [insert relationship here] should totally be here too! it’d be great for them and their [insert reason/problem/goal]!!” You take the card, say “hey, I go to this outstanding gym, the trainers are top notch and they really care that you improve and enjoy the process of training, it’ll totally help your [insert reason/problem/goal here], they say “seriously? hmmm… it’s probably full of meat heads and pretty skinny little tiny tan girls huh?” and you say “nah, we’re Local’s people, just people gettin’ after it having a blast doing it, you should come join the class for beginners, it’s awesome, they take the time to really teach you the movements so you don’t feel like a dork when you’re around everyone!” they say “huh, that’s cool? how much?” you say “I don’t know, but here’s $25 bucks off! it’s got their phone number and email and address on it too – call them, if you don’t I’ll let them know and Jesse’ll call you!”

Perfect 🙂 The other part that’s cool is that you’ll get two things when you’re Radical Referral comes in and signs up! 1) Upgraded to Unlimited Training for the month, and 2) charged half for it! Sound like a winner! I hope it does, we’re trying to change the world here in Lynnwood one client at a time! Now that CrossFit has 2500 gyms doing just what we’re doing it’s really starting to work! Over 400,000 clients in all our gyms across the world, that’s not a percent yet, but it’s getting close 🙂 World domination will soon occur.

Clan Cheiftan out.