All Gyms are Neighborhood Gyms

Dan Kallen
Director of Content, Coaches Only
Business, CrossFit

If you have a small gym, you need to own your neighborhood. Here are a few reminders and tips for making sure you rule your ‘hood.


Are There Quarters at Your Feet?

I did a drill once, supposedly inspired by Navy SEAL training, where the instructor wanted us to practice quickly assessing our surroundings. He put us in the middle of a room, had us close our eyes, and then quietly put quarters at various places around the room. We were to open our eyes and quickly locate and count the quarters.


Everyone scanned the room and located most of the quarters quickly. But, until we were told to look for them, the quarters quietly placed between our feet went unnoticed. The point was to learn to prioritize threats closest to you first, then to assess in a rational pattern beginning with what is actually closest to you, gradually moving your attention to areas further away.


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