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Old 04-16-2007, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default Help with gym name ideas...

For those who read my post about the Progressive Self Regulation...I hadn't realized how expensive the hormone tests were ($190 just for test!), so I postponed that whole thing.

On to the topic at hand, I'm looking at starting a gym in Tucson with all the cool toys. I'm particularly looking for names, with CrossFit in it or without. So, I'm looking for ideas (jokes are cool, we are on the PM after all) for names for this new space...

I'm personally fond of "Guerrilla Strength", my screen name over on the CF board. My issue with that is whether or not it will irritate/aggravate the folks in uniform, and whether it's a good name to begin with.

So, I'm doing my best to become a cross-poster...my singular addiction to the CF message board has to be broken...

So, fire away!
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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New Beginnings Health & Fitness.

My old business name that failed miserably. If you're not the superstitious type, I think it would make a good name.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:27 PM   #4
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Hi Garrett
From what i understand the majority of paying customers at crossfit affiliates are females. Gorrilla implies getting big & bulky and aggressiveness. The name may turn away many females before they get a chance to find out what you offer is what they are looking for.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:50 PM   #5
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I agree with Josh.

Guerilla Strength is a cool name, but it may run the risk of alienating those borderline/potential customers who are used to 'conventional' gym routines...gotta lure them in first before you can convert them

I don't know about a final full name, but here are some words that popped in my head :
'Practical'
'Unconventional'
'Athletics'
'Dynamic'
'Performance'
'Fitness'
'Intelligent'
-and from your first post, 'Progressive'

I was also thinking 'Competitive' and 'Advanced', but that might freak people out as well.

If all else fails, to add onto Ken's suggestion:
Dr. G's House of Pain...and Pancakes

Good luck!

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Old 04-16-2007, 06:03 PM   #6
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:11 PM   #7
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How about "Comprehensive Fitness" or "The Comprehensive Gym"? That would fit both the workout concepts and your "Doctor as Teacher" approach.
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Or you could go Ancient Greek old-school and call it 'The Gymnasium.'

...though nude workouts would be strictly optional.
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:35 PM   #9
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Here's one for the bold marketer in you...

The Dirt Pile
"A Fitness Playground for Adults"

Then forego the expensive stall mats for dirt. With the exception of a few lifting platform, floors are covered with hard clay type dirt. Shoes are optional!

A little dirt never hurts...just ask Dr. Eades: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/?p=644

More literature points to the health benefits of dirt (builds immunity and helps treat asthma):
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0906073848.htm
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:24 PM   #10
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Robb's House of Flying Saucers
Curves Part II
Recess for Adults
Total Body Fitness and Health
We're not Bally's
Fitness Celebrities (tm) R'Us (although Walshy may want a % for that name)

dunno...too late to come up with any more....
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