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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, and your actions dictate your destiny.” — Ben Bergeron
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Why Coaches Should Never Work For a Percentage
By Dr. Sean Pastuch
One of the most common questions I get asked by gym owners and the coaches who work for them is “What is a fair split between the gym and the coach?” They want to know what percent the coach should make and what percent the gym should make on a given session.
This question gets asked so often because gym owners and managers want their coaches to be incentivized to work hard and earn a living, and they also have to be cognizant of their own expenses and financial needs to stay solvent.
While the coach shows up to work and the rent is paid, the utilities are paid, the gym is cleaned, the weights are there, the heat works, etc., all of these items and many more, including customer acquisition, fall onto the gym owner’s or manager’s plate.
A common theme in the micro gym community is to pay the coach 4/9ths of the cost of a session; I’ve heard it go as high as 100%, but the common settling point seems to be around 44%.
Here is the problem.
Setting a percentage rate for coaches to be paid does not take into consideration how much a coach needs to make to live a fulfilled life.
The three day saga of Devin Ford and his 10 missing reps came to an end on Thursday when he took to YouTube to explain his video and tell the world he won’t accept his invite to the 2019 CrossFit Games.
The 2020 CrossFit Games season has grown to 24 Sanctionals spanning from November 2019 through June 2020. The full Sanctionals calendar will be released next month which means the season will be fairly well cemented in at that point.
Among the six Sanctionals this season, three of six events have used the Games’ 40-person point system exactly as written. The thing is, the CrossFit Games scoring system allots points based on 40 competitor placement, but Sanctionals don’t always have 40 competitors. How does this affect scoring?
Brent Fikowski does not have a spot at the Games yet and failed to earn one from the CrossFit Games Open, which is why he planted his flag firmly in China before the season started, stating his intent to compete there before all the final details of the competition were even released.
Bringing the Community Together One CrossFit Class at a Time
Officer Kaera Watson of the Rockford, IL Police Department has started a program called FITGirls, meeting weekly to work out, talk about life goals and share what they have going on in their lives. “Every single session I see confidence being built and them pushing beyond what they thought was possible,” Watson said.