Okay, it is done. Two years after shutting the doors of the gym I have finally asked for my CrossFit affiliation to be terminated and it has been granted. After 17 years of existence, CrossFit Long Beach is no longer.
It was a lot harder to do than I thought it would be. Not the process of actually terminating – that was a simple email exchange – but the pulling of the trigger.
Despite the great burden that I felt the gym was in the last years, there is still a great sadness knowing that it is over. I guess both things are possible. On one hand I met a lot of great people and made some incredible friends and enjoyed being around them daily. On the other hand I was bored with my work (there are only so many thousands of times you can teach squat mechanics) and tired of the burden of overhead.
There are other things that I need to do in my life and also owning a gym isn’t possible – so getting out was the right decision and I have no regrets. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t miss it…