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Expanding CrossFit NYC by Josh Newman - CrossFit Journal

Expanding CrossFit NYC

By Josh Newman

In Affiliation, CrossFit, HD Videos

October 24, 2012

Video Article

In 2005, CrossFit NYC started as a workout club, meeting a couple of times a week in Central Park.

Once it got cold outside, owners found a Globo Gym where they could work out for $5 a head. Then they got kicked out.

“We were too loud and crazy,” explains co-owner Josh Newman. “The other problem is we unintentionally stole personal-training clients.”

All told, CrossFit NYC got kicked out of about five gyms over the course of two and a half years. Finally, owners found a 1,200-square-foot space in Manhattan.

“I remember thinking at that time, I wasn’t sure there were 25 people in all of Manhattan who wanted to do this crazy CrossFit stuff,” Newman says with a smile.

Today, CrossFit NYC has 500 members and two locations: one about 5,000 square feet and the other that is more than 10,000 square feet. And owners are looking for a third space to keep pace with growing membership.

“We’ve never done any marketing, never done any proactive PR,” Newman says. “And fortunately or unfortunately, it turns out that if you come in and you come to classes and you do the WODs, it works.”

Video by Mike Koslap.

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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 20 by Neil Anderson, published Jan. 15, 2009.

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7 Comments on “Expanding CrossFit NYC”

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Small "Jewry" guy running through Times Square in front of NYC's Finest in a weighted "suicide" vest! HA! You can't make this stuff up. Hilarious!

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Worked out there in the spring when I was in NYC. Very well run operation...

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Tacky as it may be to comment on myself, just wanted to clarify re: the written summary: we had 500 members *in the open*. All-in, we actually have about 1250 members.

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Hey great vid;
Really impressed that this box isn't about the $Money$ and is more interested in being a real community.

Kudos to the owners..

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Hey great vid;
Really impressed that this box isn't about the $Money$ and is more interested in being a real community.

Kudos to the owners..

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Hey great vid;
Really impressed that this box isn't about the $Money$ and is more interested in being a real community.

Kudos to the owners..

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replied to comment from Charles Richter

Not sure why that happened.

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