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Gym Owners: Are you right for the Level Method
For some gyms and gym owners, the Level Method is NOT a fit… We’ve learned from experience that Level Method works best for Experienced Gym Owners who have been in the game for a while. There are a few reasons for that, which I’ll get to in a sec…  But first, it’s important that you …

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The Upsides to the Downsides
Less than a month ago we had a member of the Level Method team leave to start his own company.   Scott had become an integral member of the team over the last few years, but we knew he was an entrepreneur, so in the grand scheme it wasn’t a big surprise.  So, yes, it’s …

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Leveling Out The Open
Every year the CrossFit Open comes around and gyms all over the world have energy-packed workout parties! It’s an amazing way to bring the community together and celebrate fitness… we love it!  But, there’s also a big problem… some people should not be doing the workouts that are posted.  The Open can be about moments …

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“How Level Method Helped Me Level Up My Life & Business” by Jen Shelby
We started out as two couples who all wanted to own a gym, train members, and hoped in the back of our minds that we could make a little money doing it. Despite having business degrees, we really knew nothing about owning or operating a business.  For years we joked about being “almost professional;” to …

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Assessments, Data-Driven Fitness, and the Future…
As a coach, I always want to be moving my client in the right direction, steadily, over time, so they hit their goals and have a great experience.  The more information I can have on them, the better…  Because with information, I’m much more capable of taking smart, purposeful action to help my client improve …

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What is Level Based Fitness? (and what does it have to do with CrossFit’s Dave Castro?)
What is Levels Based Fitness? We’d define it as: A system that provides goals, workouts, and scaling based on a person’s current level of fitness, strengths, and weaknesses.  In order to know someone’s fitness level (and their strengths and weaknesses) we need an assessment that accurately determines someone’s level of strength, power, stamina, aerobic conditioning, …

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Specific Ways to USE Mission and Values with Brian Zimmerman
We all know company mission and values are important.  The philosophical reasons of why mission and values are so important are the ones that business coaches seem to always reference when guiding you to write yours.  That said, using them in the real world can easily slip off the radar. Having worked on mission and …

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Why I Work for Level Method. An Inside View.
If you don’t know me, here is a brief introduction. My name is Mather Wiswall. I am a long time CrossFitter, designer, marketer, and event operator. I am best known for starting the Florida Grid League with my sister Ruby.  I also work for Level Method providing media generation and marketing consulting.  I’ve recently been …

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Andrew Rape’s Secret to Owning Mulitiple Businesses Successfully
Most people reading this are entrepreneurs. We either own at least one business or intend to. We know how overwhelming owning a single business can be.  Yet, we also know of people like Andrew Rape. People that own several businesses, and do it well. If one business can be so overwhelming, how do these people …

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Ben Jakeman – A Phoenix Rising
If you are a struggling gym owner needing to make a change to save your gym, these are must watch clips from long time Level Method member Ben Jakeman. He shares invaluable lessons about how he overcame some extremely daunting, but not uncommon, challenges that many gym owners face.  To appreciate the entirety of this …

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