New stuff for gym owners coming up! First one is an addition to sales reports. For those of you who are selling several different products, it’s important to know what are the best sellers and what’s not moving from the shelves. To provide a clear understanding, we added a separate sales report for products, including seminars.Read more
We were practising snatch with Skills Transfer exercises. I like the method of learning step by step, it makes it easy to learn. I’ve been a bit afraid of olympic weightlifting movements, worrying about breaking my back or some part of my body by doing it in a wrong way. But now, after doing many repetitions of those, they don’t scare me anymore. I only have to make sure that I have use a proper amount of weight. I like the fact that in CrossFit, there’s always a coach looking after me during workouts and assuring that I’m doing the movements right. At our gym, during our On Ramp, there’s always two or even three coaches present, which makes it really safe.Read more
It’s always fun to notice people using your product in new ways. WODconnect’s workout tracking system was created for actual gyms, but it doesn’t mean anyone couldn’t create an own gym there. In fact, we have noticed more and more different kind of ‘gyms’ created. It turns out that it’s common to follow more than one programming, and many people do extra workouts in addition to their gym’s main programming. To schedule those workouts people have created different gym feeds. The most common and maybe the most useful ones are for competitive teams or advanced athletes, as many CrossFit gyms have a special programming for these groups.
Another week of CrossFit workouts is behind now. This one was much easier than the last one. I think I’ve learned my lessons – I’ve listened to my coach and did take it a bit easier this time. And I felt much better afterwards, of course. I’m starting to like it!Read more
It’s about 2AM now and I can’t sleep. At the moment the pain in my shoulders is overwhelming. Especially the left one. I don’t remember when anything has hurt this much physically. Even when I broke my finger two years ago, the pain wasn’t as bad. Is this really part of the process for everybody, or is there something broken? Was the 10! workout we did with a 20kg bar too much? Really?! What can I do to this agony? I mean I can’t sleep because of the pain… Is this really worth it?Read more
The WODconnect team got a new member last spring. Sami, 32-year-old graphic designer, has been working on WODconnect for a while now, and has been interested in CrossFit from the very beginning. To get things going, he reserved a place to September’s On Ramp course at our home gym CrossFit Herttoniemi. His CrossFit journey has now started, and we are keen to hear his thoughts and also want to share his experiences with you in a series of blogposts. We hope his experiences will give answers to people not familiar with CrossFit, support other beginners and also bring up subjects that are important to all CrossFitters, gyms and coaches that are making those experiences happen all the time. Go Sami!Read more
Yesterday evening (Thursday 31st of July) we sent out the bills for August and had some problems with it. We accidentally double billed some of the membership subscriptions and sent a few 0 sum bills.
It took us 40 minutes to fix everything, and all duplicate bills and 0 sum bills have now been removed. We are sorry for the trouble, and we will make sure this will not happen again.
We did a short video interview of Jonne Koski during his and Mikko Salo’s seminar at CrossFit 10K. Find out how the fittest man in Europe has been preparing for the challenge, what he thinks about coaching and what he wants to do in the future. Two things we can tell you right away: he’s ready for The CrossFit Games 2014 and wants to beat Rich Froning.Read more
The long-awaited Games week is finally here! Even if you’re not in California, you can watch the events live here. To our delight, The BOXROX magazine published an European version of the event schedule. As we are located in Finland and so are many of our users, we wanted to make a version with Finnish times. Some of the events will be shown when it’s night time here, but who cares? At least we will set up a screen at the gym and gather together to enjoy the show.
WODconnect is not the same as it was a year ago, and we constantly work towards making your user experience better, day by day. We get quite a lot of feature requests and we have many on our to-do list. Here are the latest – small changes and improvements that will make a big difference.Read more