Don’t you want my money? I want to give you my business? How do I start? I’m ready. I’m motivated. I don’t know why, but I want to join this gym. I believe you are the only place that can help me. Help me regain/become the man/woman I used to be/want to be. These are the statements I receive on a daily basis and they break my heart.
This is Seth. He was our first member 3 years ago. He won’t leave.
My name is Tim Dymmel and I have what some call “good problems”.
I want the world to know about CrossFit. I want the world around Palo Alto to experience our vision of CrossFit. I believe we do CrossFit in a fun, exciting, safe and sustainable way that can become a lifestyle for the rest of your life. That has been our goal since we started training people in my one car garage and before the homeowner’s association kicked us out. We then outgrew our 2nd space on El Camino. We call that space The Flower Shop, since it was one before we started lifting weights in and around it, flipping tires in front of it and BBQ-ing out behind it. 2 years ago we moved into our current location and thought it would support us for a LONG time. We have been blessed to quickly fill our class offerings and now have 9 sold out class programs with many others close to capacity.
As a background, we limit our class size and members sign up for class times and make an appointment to workout. You are now responsible and accountable for your workout. We want you there and expect you to show up and give 100%, because we do. We want to be able to accommodate everyone that wants to join our community, but it would be detrimental to the quality of coaching and relationships to have 20 people in a class in our small facility. My first priority will always be the members we have. If you are new and want to be in our community, we want you here, too. However, I’m sorry, I will not sacrifice our core on the altar of growth at any cost.
For the last year, I have aggressively pursued any, and every, location that would allow us to support a larger gym population while maintaining the quality of training and community. We have been very close on two different locations, but we have yet to find just the right spot.
Why am I sharing all of this? Here it is. I care. That’s it. I want to be able to welcome you to our community and introduce you to CrossFit. But, I can’t do it any faster than we are right now. So I ask for your patience. We will continue to have Introductory Sessions as fast as we can while allowing those that do join to be assimilated to our program. And I will try to respond to your emails when I have information to respond to you with. The issue is that I have no new information and the emails keep coming. I appreciate them. I understand them. I have every one of them. You are important. You will hear from us. You will be a part of our thriving community.
These are “good problems” to have, so I’m told. I still see them as problems and I want you to know that I am doing everything I can to solve them.