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TYR Wodapalooza: Payouts
The 2023 TYR Wodapalooza competition has come to a conclusion after four eventful days and the athlete payouts can now be tallied. The fitness festival, based in Miami, FL, is one of the most popular CrossFit events of the year and we covered every moment of it on our website and on YouTube if you missed it.
The total cash prize as listed on the Wodapalooza website is $500,000 across individual and team winners. The top ten elite individuals received a cash prize, along with the top five elite teams and first place winners in the masters and adaptive divisions.
Individual Elite Women:
Paige Powers: $75,000
Dani Speegle: $35,00
Emma Cary: $25,000
Sydney Michalyshen: $10,000
Emma Tall: $7,500
Sara Sigmundsdottir: $5,000
Elisa Fuliano: $4,000
Andrea Nisler: 3,000
Emily Rolfe: $2,000
Paige Semenza: $1,000
Individual Elite Men:
Ricky Garard: $75,000
Roman Khrenikov: $35,000
Patrick Vellner: $25,000
Brent Fikowski: $10,000
Cole Greashaber: $7,500
Nick Mathew: $5,000
Dallin Pepper: $4,000
Alexandre Caron: $3,000
Henrik Haapalainen: $2,000
Tudor Magda: $1,000
Elite Team Women:
Team BPN: $30,000
The Dottirs FT. MOB: $15,000
A.K.A. Humble Killers: $10,000
All American Girls: $7,500
The Girls: $3,500
Elite Team Men :
Canadian PB&J: $30,000
Team GoWOD: $15,000
The Boyz: $10,000
Good Dudes: $7,500
Team Panchik: $3,500
Masters Women: $2,000 each
Masters Men: $2,000 each
Adaptive Women: $2,000 each
Amalia Ortuno Lizano
Adaptive Men: $2,000 each
What is Power Monkey Camp?
Think Disney… but for grown ups who love fitness!
Power Monkey Camp is a week-long-all-inclusive fitness camp in Crossville, TN. Athletes of ALL levels can learn from world renowned athletes-turned-coaches, who are dedicated to educating you on achieving your fitness goals. Love learning? Then Camp is for you!
During Camp, you will:
Move through ten stations (gymnastics, weightlifting, endurance, and more)
In case you missed it: Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil was on the ground in Miami, interviewing everyone including women’s team winners Team BPN and men’s champions Canadian PB&J.
Tattoos anyone?: Great piece by Morning Chalk Up’s Preslie Hirsch on people getting the TYR Wodapalooza logo and their reasoning behind it.
What’s next?: Now that the last major offseason competition has wrapped, we are already less than a month away from the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Open. Fear not, as we will have your covered from insights and analysis and up to the minute coverage while each workout drops.
Interesting read: Compelling piece in The Wall Street Journal (paywall) about how exercise can “blunt” the effects of Covid-19, and yet another reason to workout, if you didn’t already have a million or so.
Is Your Client Retention Better than Average?
As an affiliate owner, losing clients is (unfortunately) par for the course. Just like you’re not going to sell everyone, you’re not going to keep everyone for five-plus years.
But still, there’s a pang of pain any time a client quits. First you start to question what you did wrong, which is usually accompanied by a secondary pang because a little more money is about to go down the drain. And ultimately, you’re left feeling like gym ownership is a whole lot of two steps forward, one-and-a-half steps back.
And while you might think your client retention is pretty good, a new State of the Industry Report that included 10,657 gyms put out by Two-Brain Business gym mentorship company, in collaboration with software companies PushPress, Wodify and TeamUp, suggests the average client’s length of engagement in our industry probably a whole lot less than you think.
Getting to Know Rodrick Lopez, Better Known as “@MemeForTime”
CrossFit as a practice or lifestyle accomplishes many things really well– preparing you for the unknown and unknowable, preventing disease, building longevity, improving mental fortitude, and cultivating community, just to name a few. The latter of which can be done online in place of or in addition to the in-person gym experience, thanks to the role social platforms play in our lives. Rodrick Lopez, a CF Level 3 coach from San Diego, has embraced and bred community for the last decade through painfully relatable humor for CrossFitters around the world.
Back in 2013, “Me and my homie started making random videos, but they weren’t funny, which is why nobody really watched them,” Lopez said laughing. “We tried our best.”
The year prior, the long-time self-proclaimed unathletic marching band member, started CrossFit after seeing video of Rich Froning getting after the Sprint/Rope-Sled event at the 2012 CrossFit Games.
“I saw this and at the end of the thing it said ‘If you want to find a CrossFit gym, go to CrossFit.com’ and I was like, yeah, I want to look like this or do what they’re doing. And I haven’t found anything that’s like that, so I Googled it and the gym was .4 miles away,” Lopez explained. “I got a job (as a dishwasher and pizza maker) so I could pay for it and that’s when I started.”
CrossFit Affiliate Programming Workout of the Month: January
The Morning Chalk Up and CrossFit Affiliate Programming (CAP) team have partnered to bring you a workout of the month, every month. Each time you’ll get the full workout with scaling options, class plan, video links and coaching notes for the day.
Learn more about CAP here, and affiliate owners interested in trying CAP can get a free two-month trial. Use code “CHALKUP2.”
Nothing brings the community together like gym-branded Open gear. That’s why FlipSwitch Apparel is back again offering FREE Open pop-up stores for Affiliates. They build your store, make your designs and ship orders on-demand, directly to your members. You earn profit on every sale while maximizing your members’ experience.
One of the best parts about the Open is the in-house competition at your box between you and your friends. The team at Best Hour of Their Day went live to talk about how to make intramural teams to make the Open fun!
Krios Coffee is here to deliver a healthier-for-you coffee, infused with carefully selected vitamins and adaptogens in two unique blends, each providing lasting energy without the negative side effects of caffeine. After one cup of Krios, you’ll never go back to regular coffee again.
😱 Congratulations to Tola Morankinyo on a new shoulder-to-overhead PR at TYR Wodapalooza with this 407 pound/184.6kg split jerk.
Congratulations to Kristen Reiche from CrossFit 201 in Oakland, NJ on the 270 pound/122.5kg front squat double PR at TYR Wodapalooza (Rx Women’s Team Wild Things).
Congratulations to weightlifter Sarah Guzman from Team Soul in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL on her 86kg (189.6 pound) snatch at the MIA Classic this weekend.
Congratulations Marissa Nichols from CrossFit Lake Travis in Spicewood, TX on her third place finish in the teen division at TYR Wodapalooza.
The kids of Core City CrossFit in Detroit, MI have been working on form and these back squats are looking mint. CCCK is a 501c3 non-profit program that provides free CrossFit classes to at-risk youth in Detroit. Donations can be made here for those that would like to support their efforts.
Mat jump handstand push-ups? We really hope this combo doesn’t show up in the Open anytime soon.
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