First ever #WODSwap!!

by ~jenniferlynn on October 31, 2014

in CrossFit

Okay, so this is an idea I have been throwing around for a while and thought I may as well jump on it and see how it goes!

Sparked by the idea of dropping in at boxes while traveling, and by the awesome connections I’ve made via social networking with Crossfitters, I wanted to find another way to connect bloggers, tweeters, Crossfitters, workout-ers, anyone who likes to sweat, with each other, plus have a chance to get some new gear!

#WODSwap crossfit penpal program

My idea is this:

  • Every month, you get matched up with another person who loves to WOD (You can WOD at a box, at home, in a globo gym, honestly, don’t even need to be someone who Crossfits!). Thinking this might be a 1-1 pairing where you swap with the same person, or maybe everyone gets matched up with a different person, so you receive a box from a different person than who you sent one to.
  • I’ll send you your WOD Buddy’s email address and you can send them a friendly note, introduce yourself, where you WOD, what you like to do, share something interesting about you. From here, you can chat a bit, find out what he or she likes/dislikes, get to know eachother, and get his/her address.
  • There will be a set budget (I’m thinking $20-$25 – is this too much? not enough?), and some time during the month you send your WOD buddy a package of goodies within the budget. My initial thoughts are a shirt from your home box, headbands, tank tops, t-shirts, socks, wrist wraps, shorts, tape, grips, or maybe something to aid in recovery. Get creative!!! (Note: I purchase most of my CF gear online, so keep the timing in mind when signing up!)
  • Send out your package by the 25th of the month.
  • Instagram, tweet, blog, share your goodie box in the first week of the next month!
  • Right now, just starting with US addresses only.. if it gets more interest, I’ll entertain the idea of other countries.


Sign up BELOW for the initial interest. ZERO OBLIGATION AT THIS POINT. 

Do it now. I’ll wait.

I am going to cut-off the deadline for this interest form on November 5, then send out an email to anyone who signed up to commit to doing it for November. Then, you’ll have until November 10 to confirm participation. I’ll send you your WOD friend by November 11, then try to get your goodies sent out by the 25th of the month!

PLEASE share this with a friend or post to your own social media sites to help grow the interest – I am really excited about this so hope to spread the word- the more people involved, the more variety and fun!!

Totally trialing this for the first month, so I am more than happy to hear any suggestions or ideas that you may have initially or along the way!

Got it? Great!


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