After a temporary hiatus we are back with our next Box of the Month, CrossFit H-Town! CrossFit H-Town, located in Houston, is extremely popular; they have 300 athletes and a waiting list of athletes hoping to get in on the fun. They started in a 234 square foot garage in 2010 and have since transitioned to their current 4800 square foot facility. We had a chance to ask owner, Theo Tsekouras, about his experience with Wodify and here is what he had to say:
How was Wodify received in your box by your athletes/coaches?As with any new system, there is a learning curve for both coaches and athletes. We simplified the process by slowly rolling out certain features. When everyone felt comfortable, we unveiled a new feature. This way, everyone was not overwhelmed all at once.
How did you drive adoption and encourage users to log their results?We already had a big push to write down results in our log books. This was a natural transition to Wodify. It made it easier and convenient especially for those athletes that tend to forget their log books.
What would you say to people who thought technology does not belong in a box?I would say they are behind the times. If you are familiar with Ray Kroc, he leveraged technology and systems to make McDonald’s what it is today.
How has Wodify changed your box?We have a big swing in attendance. On average, we had 80 athletes a day attending and now it jumped to 120-140/day. Of course, it is a social outlet too. I like the closed feature, so only our members can see what is going on, rather than the outside world.
How has Wodify changed you personal day to day?We were a systems driven business to begin with so we were comfortable with the change. We love the reservation feature. Before, it was a first come first serve for class and our members would show up an hour and a half early to get a class. Now, they can reserve classes via their phone which is really nice for them.
Do you see you see your athletes pushing harder? Striving to Rx more often? Making gains more often?Some do strive harder and of course they are making gains too. I think the biggest thing they take away is that they are more knowledgeable about their metrics. This gives them opportunity to challenge themselves based off of what they have recorded.
Any additional comments you would like to share?I think Wodify has cornered the market on something special. Since we adopted it, we have a lot of other gyms in our market start to do the same.