First... a little history...
We started FRCF in April of 2006. We opened our first, 1300 sq foot, stand alone space in August, 2006. Within 8 months, it became very apparent that we needed more room. After a couple of months of looking we found a great, 4000 sq foot space. It was perfect, and only 1.2 miles from our first location. We figured we would be in that space for a long time. We moved into our new home in August of 2007.
About 18 months later, that 4000 sq feet was starting to get a little bit tight. Luckily, the space next door was open, and it was 5400 sq feet. We started to seriously think about moving again. In April, 2009 we moved into the bigger space.
Now fast forward to today. We now lease both spaces with just over 9400 sq feet in total. 5400 sq feet in the main gym and 4000 sq feet in the Weight Room. But this time, we didn't take the extra space because we were running out of room. Our main CrossFit gym can accomodate up to 30 athletes doing a barbell-based CrossFit workout at the same time. Space wasn't the issue.
We have known for a long time that the difference between our top CrossFit athletes and everyone else, has been the amount of O-Lifting that they do. We had been trying for a long time to figure out a way to get more of our athletes regularly O-Lifting. Well, we figured out a way.
We took the additional space so that we could offer Specialty Programming to all of our Athletes in addition to CrossFit. We also now offer a Basic Barbell class, a full Olympic Weightlifting Program, a Strength Program, and a Crossfit Competition Program in this room every day. These programs are available to all of our athletes and it is included in their membership. Now you can do a CrossFit workout at 4:00, and start weightlifting at 5:00. Or do the 5:00 CrossFit workout and then do the 6:00 Competition Programming. The Weightroom is open 5 hours a day Monday-Thursday, 4 hours on Friday, and 2 hours on Saturday. There is always a USAW Coach on hand to work with you during scheduled workout times and all of your programming is included in your membership.
The Weightlifting Room has 12 dedicated lifting platforms, 2 squat cages, 12 sets of squat stands, jerk boxes, pull boxes, 16 olympic training bars and about 4,000 lbs of weights. View photos of the weight room here.