Make Sundays Great Again

Dan Kallen
Director of Content, Coaches Only
Business, CrossFit

When I owned a gym, my Sundays sucked. I was reminded of this because I just had a great conversation with a gym owner here in southern California. He’s got a big, successful place where they train folks in strongman, CrossFit, Olympic lifting, powerlifting, gymnastics, and more.


We talked about many aspects of being a gym owner, and eventually came to the topic of “days off.” We both experienced the same pattern, where Sunday – as a “day off” – was filled with programming and scheduling. And we both realized how ridiculous that is.


We realized that we had talked ourselves into calling it a day off when clearly it was anything but. But, really, what the heck kind of day off is it when you spend 6 or more hours doing programming and scheduling?


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