It's the end of an era!
Unfortunately our beloved CrossFit Gym, QDos, is closing at the end of June.
This is a terrible shame as not only does it mean I no longer get to coach and change people’s lives every day, I also feel like I’m losing 170+ family members! :-(
I know ultimately we are a gym, but as all my members have shown, it’s so much more than that.
We are a family, a real community. It's a place where we can lose the stress and troubles of real life and come and play with our mates, get fit, do things we never thought possible and lead better, healthier lives.
CrossFit has changed so many people’s lives. Mine included. It helped me come back from a serious injury. Without CrossFit I wouldn’t be a strong as I am now. Mentally and physically. I want to continue to make other people feel the same way as I do.
CrossFit, and QDos, is not just a gym or a functional fitness programme, it’s a lifestyle.
So where do you guys come in?
Since the news broke that we are closing, so many people have been in touch. It’s been a very humbling and eye opening experience. The amount of support and help people have offered has been incredible.
Members in particular have expressed how much they want to follow wherever we go, whether that be in a field, garage or carpark. This shows me that it’s not about a building its about sticking together and staying as part of this awesome community. Not just QDos but all of CrossFit.
That being said ultimately I am going to open my own CrossFit Gym. It’s been a dream of mine for a while and now I have the chance to follow my dreams. This will take time and money.
I want to do it as soon as I can so my members have a place to go but I want it to be right, so I want to take my time. Also there are some fantastic CrossFit boxes who I know will be happy to house the members and show the same community spirit they are used to.
Until I can open a box my plan is to do classes in a park or hall, twice, maybe three times a week, for those who want to stay together. I know strong bonds and friendships have been formed. This way I can keep the spirit going until I open a place.
So that we're not just doing burpees and running I need to get some equipment to use in these classes and take to my gym. This is where I would like to raise money so I can have some kit ready for the start of July.
Any help would be massively appreciated and I can’t wait to start this new venture with an amzing bunch of members.
Onwards and Upwards! :-)