Monday, August 1, 2016
Ed and I have been both blessed and overworked in our adventures with CrossFit Rebels. But along the way, all of the strife is forgotten as we continue to be able to do things like this. Especially when we can do it for the people who’ve made our lives easier along the way.
The picture above is my favorite! It’s exactly what Nicole would do if we made this announcement live with her standing beside us. If you’ve even seen us try to brag about her at the CF Kids competitions or other events, she likes to quickly change the subject and move on. Her humility is one of the traits we love about her. And it’s an endearing characteristic that Ed and I are often attracted to.
What are we congratulating Nicole about? Well…
We are announcing today, August 1st, 2016, that Coach Nic, Ed and I have become partners in the Rebels’ CrossFit Kids Program!
By partners we mean we have separated the Kids Program from the Adult Program (on paper!) and we each own a percentage of the program. Nicole is now an owner in this part of the business. Her “upside” is not only greater, but limited only by her imagination.
If you haven’t noticed lately, the CF Kids Program is busting at the seams! We have had a waiting list for the Junior Varsity and the little Kids classes. Typically when I don’t know what do about something, I don’t do anything, and the answer eventually presents itself. And it has (presented itself) in this situation. Many of you may or may not know about four years ago, we held Nicole in high enough esteem that we began the process of looking for space to open a second box with her at the helm. Being the mature young lady she was at that point, she recognized something within herself that told her she wasn’t ready. So we put it on hold. Fast forward to today, to where she has grown and built a CF Kids program like no other in the area, she recognizes her niche and is ready to put forth the commitment to have a a greater stake in the program.
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Both Mallory and Nicole are cherished friends of ours, but they are also fantastic business partners. First and foremost, they embrace customer service. They are also mature enough to understand fiscal responsibility when running a business. That’s important when you put your trust in them to grow something where there is also financial risk involved.
Nicole is currently masterminding the restructuring of the CrossFit Kids classes and times to open up the opportunity to grow both athletes and coaches. She has a plan, and it’s in motion effective the second week in August.
Our future and the future of the Rebel athletes is brighter because we have Nicole (and Mallory) as partners within the Rebel organization. It is our hope that they will both serve as examples and resources to our up and coming full time coaches who also seek careers in the field of health and fitness. Not only is it life saving to the older athletes, stimulating and health-preserving to the middle aged group athletes (20-50) but it’s setting the stage for our youngest athletes – our CrossFit Kids – to establish a love of fitness that will hopefully stay with them their entire lives.
Please join Ed and I in congratulating Nicole on this new venture – it’s more than a promotion – it’s a future. I know she has big plans, and dreams, just like I did when we started CrossFit Rebels. We can’t wait to see what she will grow this program into! Congratulations Nicole! We love you!