In this episode, Jason Ackerman sits down with long-time friend David Osorio. David is the owner of Crossfit South Brooklyn, he started out in a park and now has active members, 1000 members. David’s goal was to create a workspace that he wanted to hang out at, by doing that, he also fostered a tremendous community. By doing so allowed people to become full-time CrossFit coaches, and even live a balanced life even with benefits. David Osorio is an extraordinary human being, and you’ll find out.
- Rate: unlimited crossfit membership $265 (7:38)
- Drop-in rate $20.
- David talks about real estate (10:00)
- Culture David has created, starting in the park vibe and ethos is exactly the same now and the question of the day (11:30)
- Coaches on staff 11, eight full times have full benefits. Longest coach for 11 years. (13:33)
- Open over 12 years, only four coaches have left, very low turnover. (15:40)
- Boxes opening within your members and more boxes in the area (17:00)
“I can only control what happens in our four walls.” -Osorio (18:10)
- The biggest mistakes made (20:40)
- Osorio’s business plan “spend less money then I make” (23:05)
- Maintaining a balance (25:00)
- Takes class with members (30:30)
- The fundamental of any Crossfit Gym is the staff (33:00)
- One thing David is most proud of since opening (41:00)
- One belief that has changed (46:10)
- Regionals Craziest Story (49.58)
“Create somewhere you would want to work as an employee. Create somewhere you’d want to hang out at. Create somewhere you’d want to train at” – Osorio (29:49)
“You can’t teach someone not to have a problematic personality. You can’t teach someone not to be dramatic” – Osorio (36:58)
Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari
Motivational Interviewing – William R. Miller
Youtube with Crossfit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Haqix4CaCts
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