After four weeks of waiting, we found out today our Affiliate was approved!
It is absolutely amazing to know we are one step closer to our dream becoming a reality. It's hard to believe that some people have to wait almost five months to get approved because of the naming process. Finding the right name can be the hardest part! So why did we pick CROSSWINDS CROSSFIT... When you go to open your gym you look at anything and everything for inspiration. The hardest part is that all the "cool" names are taken, and HQ has set some new standards for the naming process.
So how do you come up with your own name and have it be catchy, cool, hip, different, awesome and ok you get the point....... Well, you dig deep, you figure out what the hell matters in life and how you've made it this far. I can't tell you the exact number of texts Kristy and I exchanged throwing out this name and that name. You think about whats real, about whats unique and about whats "cool."
Well, one day while leaving my in-laws house and driving by the park across the street, Kristy said "what about Crosswinds CrossFit?" My response, "No, thats stupid." About a week later, I was realizing we really needed to come up with our name. I decided that "Crosswinds" had much more meaning to me than I realized. I won't get into too many specifics but it dawned on me that it really was the perfect name! So I did what any good husband would do, I went to Kristy and acted like the name Crosswinds CrossFit was my idea! Just kidding, I admitted it was a great name for us and told her how right she was! So our name was born...CROSSWINDS CROSSFIT...BOOM!