Inside England’s CrossFit HG3

By Peter Davis and Andy Ruddick

In Affiliation, CrossFit, Videos

January 21, 2012

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It was a chance meeting: two strangers, one car, a Barbells for Boobs event.

“By the end of that car ride and the end of the day, we’d made the agreement that when we got back, ‘Hell, we’re going to start our own box,’” Andy Ruddick says of how he and co-owner Peter Davis schemed CrossFit HG3 into existence.

Davis adds: “Our business plan got written on a whiteboard for like a night, and that was it.”

Today, the Harrogate, North Yorkshire, box is 1,500 square feet of working space that came about after the two men visited about 20 boxes in the country to see what worked for others. It has nearly 40 full-time members and is starting a CrossFit Kids program and a class targeting mothers.

“It’s the community that I come for really,” one member says. “I used to go to one of the ‘normal’ gyms … and no one would speak to you. You come here and everyone’s cheering each other on, pushing each other. … The atmosphere’s totally different. I mean you could do a lot of this stuff on your own, but where’s the fun in that?”

11min 3sec

Additional reading: It’s All for the Boobs by Hilary Achauer, published Oct. 25, 2011.

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4 Comments on “Inside England’s CrossFit HG3”

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Congratulations on the spotlight guys!

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They seem like cool guys. But I really want to see those parallettes that he found in the weeds!

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Jordan Clayton wrote …

No business plan... I love it!

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Well done lads, great job!

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