We are proud to announce Buckeye CrossFit, located in Columbus, Ohio as our Box of the Month. Box owners, John Lovins and Jason Merrick, opened their doors fully equipped by Rogue and armed with Wodify back in December. They already have seventy-five members and continue to grow. We asked John about his experience with Wodify to date:
How was Wodify received in your box by your athletes/coaches initially?
From a coach’s standpoint, it was a great idea. Wodify gives us the ability to keep track of our athletes and their gains without the need for paper logs (which are easily lost).
For the athletes, there was an initial confusion on the usability of the software. However, the learning curve was overcome fairly quickly, which is typically seen in simplistic, good designs.
How did you drive adoption and encourage users to log their results?
We typically tell everyone to check in prior to the WOD and encourage them to log their results. Our approach is to get the “early” adopters to initiate (people who love technology and trying new things) and then the ones who are skeptical end up curious and try it (it doesn’t take long before they become adopters also). For those who are competitive, we tell them to check previous results from earlier in the day or from previous WODs to see their “competition.”
What would you say to people who thought technology does not belong in a box?
People love results and measuring themselves. We are quantitative creatures and need concrete knowledge to understand what we were, where we stand in the present, and what we can become. Due to our busy lives, technology allows for the accumulation of data so that it mitigates the difficulty of trying to remember what weight we did previously or where we put our journals.
How has Wodify changed your box if at all?
We began using Wodify from the beginning, but relative to boxes that we (coaches) have coached at before, it made it much easier to understand what works and what doesn’t. It also allows us to program future strength sessions and WODs to best accommodate our athletes and optimize their abilities.
How has Wodify changed your personal day to day?
It allows for the reduction of paper and increases the convenience and accessibility to our athletes’ results for better programming. Wodify helps us make our athletes better than they were yesterday.
Do you see you see your athletes pushing harder? Striving to Rx more often? Making gains more often?
Athletes are typically trying much harder to Rx in order to click the “Rx” checkbox after the WOD. They love seeing their gains and how much they’ve improved since their last WOD.