Leave No Client Behind

Craig “Patty” Patterson
Guest Contributor
Business, CrossFit

Thirteen years ago was a crazy time. My engineering business partner, and best friend for years, and I were having differences of opinion, and my girlfriend had found another boyfriend. In addition to that, I was getting evicted from this run down old mansion in Vancouver that I was living in and partying in with three of my best friends.


In the middle of all this chaos and panic, I decided I was going to start a gym. Crazy, right?

I sold my consulting/engineering business and opened a gym.



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