March
10

Had to close down my old place…

…so I could open up in a new spot! It is hard to believe but it has been 3 years since I moved to Grand Junction and opened up my own training facility. So, my wife and I looked around and found us an even better spot to work out of.

As much as I loved our old place it always felt a bit cramped. It was in a strip mall and was a long, narrow room with no windows except for the glass door and two window at the front. Whenever we got 4 or more people going in there it could get a bit congested. We also had low ceilings which made it tough to do ball tosses and set up a climbing rope.

So, a few months back we looked around and found our new space. We still had a few months left on our current lease so we couldn’t make an offer yet. But when it was still available a few weeks back we jumped on it.

We had the inside demoed, the walls painted and reserved a U-Haul truck in less than 2 weeks. Last weekend I spent a lot of time moving rubber mats, weights and kettle bells. I’m beat!

However, the end product is awesome. I am super excited to work out of this new location and the possibilities it offers. There is an outside fenced off area we haven’t even touched yet. I want to get some rusty barbells and a torn up bench and throw them back there and call it “The Yard”. Kiele doesn’t like that idea…yet.

Here are some pics of the move and video of the end product in action Monday night…

The old spot - long and narrow

The only windows in the old place.

Being able to back right in helped

Lots of open space

The entrance area

Sunday afternoon getting it all back together

Cutting rubber floors really sucks

Coming together

Ready for action

-James Wilson-

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  1. Glen says:

    Congrats on the new place it looks awesome!

    Reply • March 10 at 9:06 am
  2. AJ says:

    Wow! Night and day difference between the old and new facility! Congratulations on your current and continued success!

    Reply • March 10 at 9:20 am
  3. Right on James. Congrats!

    Reply • March 10 at 9:37 am
  4. Chad "insaine" Lorrain says:

    Congrats James! As one of ur first clients to actually fly out to see u and train im super stoked to see you progresssing. New place looks to be a big improvment, cant wait to see it, hurt wrist and all i have to train somehow. Primarily diwnhill bec my wrist is so bad theres actually less tension on it doing downhill rather than MTX which ur program helped me to finish 5Th in the nation as a rookie with that injury. Hope i can adjust and make some noise in downhill, been killing it so far! hit me up soon.

    Reply • March 10 at 9:52 am
  5. Congrats! The space looks super sweet.

    Reply • March 10 at 10:09 am
  6. Janet says:

    Congrats, James. It looks like a great gym.

    Reply • March 10 at 10:35 am
  7. Zack says:

    Very cool!! I wish I lived nearby.

    Reply • March 10 at 12:56 pm
  8. Nate Turner says:

    James,

    You own this niche bro! You are a great example of someone who has taken his passion and turned it into widely recognized expertise, a thriving business, and hopefully, a new tax bracket.

    Congrats on making a living doing what you love, and on the success to support a move to a great new place.

    Now on to global domination…muhahahahaha…

    Nate

    Reply • March 10 at 7:21 pm
  9. Bruce B says:

    Congrats on the great new gym. Please don’t go crazy with your programs now – remember, we don’t all have that sweet set up.

    Reply • March 11 at 8:29 am

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