Chan shows off his front desk and cubby area.
“Pretty much everything that we have had to build or sub out in this space we’ve tried to use our members,” he says.
The equipment in his gym has been acquired over the years. The Rogue structure was used at the CrossFit-USAW Open last year. He just added a Rogue Monkey Rig, which premiered in the Killer Kage event at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. In addition to the standard fare, he has chains, stones, jerk blocks, a slack line and Home Depot caps for sliders.
“My favorite thing in our gym, right here, is the set of parallel bars that literally sat in my garage for three years,” he says. They were one of his first acquisitions after he started CrossFitting.
Chan says he devised a way to keep his boxes from sticking together when stacked. “We took these and put felt on the inside of the box so when you place them on there, it sits real soft and they come off real easy,” he says. He even has a roller underneath the box stack for ease of moving the boxes across the 6,800-square-foot gym space.
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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 182 by Justin Judkins, published July 27, 2011.