Examining an Unspoken Challenge: Staying Fit as an Affiliate Owner

January 11, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Active Life Professional (instagram.com/activelifeprofessional)

The story is a similar one for many affiliate owners: They fall in love with CrossFit, develop a passion to help others transform their lives, and then open a gym expecting gym ownership will ensure their personal fitness will flourish long into the future.

In reality, this is generally true for a little while, but then many gym owners discover that the stressful and time-consuming life of a gym owner leads them down a slippery slope, one where it becomes harder and harder to prioritize their own training. 

“I think most owners have dealt with that issue and I think some (feel) like they can’t talk about it as we think that as a gym owner or coach we’re supposed to just want to train all the time and be super motivated,” explained Nick Ashcroft, the owner of The Hive CrossFit Ahuriri in Napier, New Zealand.

The reality for many, however, is this just isn’t always the case.

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