#638 – CrossFit 209, CrossFit Affiliate Series

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Email up. I’m, uh, something, uh, bam. We’re live. Something weird’s happening. Uh, I can’t get into Instagram on using my using Chrome anymore. I get an error. I even erased all my cookies, which set all my other shit back.

Caleb Beaver (00:18):

I was having trouble with Facebook on there.

Sevan Matossian (00:21):

On, on, on Chrome.

Caleb Beaver (00:23):


Sevan Matossian (00:24):

When you switched Safari, did it get better?

Caleb Beaver (00:28):

Um, I actually haven’t tried Safari, so I dunno.

Sevan Matossian (00:31):

Okay. Instagram. I wonder if they’re gonna make me log in again. Guys, Good morning, Gabe. Subbury. Oh my goodness. I can’t get into Instagram from Safari. Too many redirects trying to open what is going on? It’s so trippy. What’s going on with my Instagram now? Can you get to Instagram? So your personal or? Yeah, it’s my personal, uh, Google recommends using Chrome. Not right now, buddy. Not right now. Let me try one more thing here. Instagram. Oh. And now I can get in on Chrome and I can’t get in on Safari. Amazing. I probably have to do the double authentication. Oh no, I didn’t even have to do the double authentication shit. I’m set. I’m set. Uh, Gabe Password. Say that again?

Caleb Beaver (01:29):

You said they just stole your password,

Sevan Matossian (01:31):

I guess. I don’t know. I don’t know what’s going on, but I’m just happy that I have access to Instagram in case I need it. I’m glad you’re here today. Like you’re here, You’re <laugh>. Oh, all the words. Hit a little more heavy when you’re not in the good old usa. There’s Gabe just chilling. What’s up guys? Hey, what’s up? Hey

Gabe Subry (01:59):

Gabe. How we

Sevan Matossian (02:00):

Doing? Good. Uh, Gabe, do you, uh, Sorry. Sorry. Caleb, do you see a picture? Do you see a link to a picture? Uh, it says when I first met Gabe, it’s at the very top of the notes. I think it is. I’m gonna open, I’m gonna open my notes right now.

Caleb Beaver (02:19):

The last time I saw Gabe,

Sevan Matossian (02:21):

No, not the last time. We’ll, we’ll get to that one too. Oh, not, not that one, that though. So, so real quick. This is, well, oh, nevermind. This is at the 10 year, uh, reunion. Gabe’s Jim, uh, CrossFit 2 0 9, the 10 year reunion, uh, in 2019. So you’re 13 years now, right, Gabe?

Gabe Subry (02:40):

Yes, sir.

Sevan Matossian (02:42):

Crazy, right?

Gabe Subry (02:43):

Yeah. It’s it’s gone by fast, that’s for sure.

Sevan Matossian (02:47):

Um, if you weren’t running a cross and what do you think you’d be doing,

Gabe Subry (02:53):

Man? I don’t know. I think about that all the time. The only job that seems somewhat intriguing to me was, was a firefighting. But I just, the biggest thing for me being a business owner in general is I just don’t like being on anyone else’s clock. So even that doesn’t sound that great to me, you know? But, um, I don’t know. I I, I got a little bit of farming I’ve been doing that’s been enjoyable. You’re outside, you kind of, you know, are getting in tune with, with the seasons and, and all that kind of stuff. That’s definitely fun. I could see myself doing that, but, you know, I don’t know.

Sevan Matossian (03:29):

Uh, for those of you don’t know, uh, your are is your gym in Stockton?

Gabe Subry (03:33):

It’s in Stockton, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (03:35):

So Stockton, California is what, 90 miles, uh, east of San Francisco?

Gabe Subry (03:42):


Sevan Matossian (03:43):

More or less for people. So it’s on the west coast of the United States, but it is comp it is a completely different scene than the, uh, rest of California. There’s a highway that runs down California. I mean, you could say it’s even, I was gonna say the five, but you could say it’s even the 1 0 1. There’s a swath of land all along the coast of the United States, um, along that edge in California. That’s as soon as you cross that highway, everything’s different whether the people, what people do for a living. And it’s kind of an agricultural, not kind of, it’s an agricultural empire. Is Stockton like that too? Do you guys have just, is there just a crazy agricultural area?

Gabe Subry (04:21):

Tons of ag. Yeah, tons of ag. Yeah, that’s a major thing. I mean, all, all of the, all of the outskirts of towns are just grapes, walnuts, chi, a lot of cherries, everything really.

Sevan Matossian (04:34):

And, and who lives there? Who are the people who live there? Is is it a lot of Mexicans in Stockton?

Gabe Subry (04:40):

I mean, it’s, it’s pretty, it’s pretty diverse, you know, I mean, there’s, there’s a lot of, there’s a lot of everything.

Sevan Matossian (04:47):

Are you born there?

Gabe Subry (04:49):

Uh, not born, but pretty much raised.

Sevan Matossian (04:52):

And, and where were you born?

Gabe Subry (04:54):

In Fortuna.

Sevan Matossian (04:56):

Is that Southern California?

Gabe Subry (04:57):

That’s the northern, like by, uh, uh, Eureka, Humble. Oh, that kinda area way up. Oh, way up north. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (05:05):

So even though Stockton’s not a, like, it’s not a major metropolis, You’re a small town guy who kind of moved to, uh, shit. It’s weird to call Stockton a big town. Yeah, but you’re a small town kid.

Gabe Subry (05:18):

I mean, I mean, I didn’t grow up up there. I was probably, I don’t know how old I was, but I was a baby when we moved here, so I don’t remember any of it. Um, but I actually grew up in Lodi, which is just, uh, just north of Stockton,

Sevan Matossian (05:32):

Which is home, Home of just Maderas. Home of the Madera’s.

Gabe Subry (05:36):

Yeah. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (05:39):

Crazy. He put Lo he put Lodi on the map.

Gabe Subry (05:42):

That’s right.

Sevan Matossian (05:43):

<laugh>. Do you know him?

Gabe Subry (05:45):

Yeah. Yeah. He, uh, he, he didn’t train at our gym. He, he trained there for about a month or so when he was in high school. Um, and, uh,

Sevan Matossian (05:55):

Do, do you remember him?

Gabe Subry (05:57):

Oh yeah. He, he was a monster. He, he, he came in, I mean, I was still competing. This is after my games days, so this was, I was still at regional, so I was still training competitively. Um, and he was, you know, on the up and coming. So he was trying to just mix it up and get in with some people that were, that were throwing down. So he would come in. But I remember we did, uh, we did one set max rep back squad at three 15. And, uh, I remember getting like, I’m getting fucking 20. I’m doing this shit and like, belting up and just going for it. And I got 20 and was like folded by it. I mean, I was like pumped that I did it. And, uh, he came in, I mean, no knee sleeves, no belt, just pretty much raw, un racked. It did like 24, looked comfortable, looked like he had 20 more in him and racked it. And I think he was 16 at that time. And I remember being like, Holy shit, this dude’s, this dude’s on one for sure. <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (06:49):

And, and, and you knew.

Gabe Subry (06:51):

Yeah. I mean, you could just see, I mean, especially when you’ve been training people a long time, that’s what you do. You can just, you can just tell there’s something different. You know? Uh,

Sevan Matossian (07:00):

You’ve been, you’ve been a, a trainer for over 20 years.

Gabe Subry (07:03):


Sevan Matossian (07:04):

That? You’ve been a trainer for over 20 years?

Gabe Subry (07:07):

Uh, yeah, about that. I’m 41 now. I started training when I was in, in co in college a little bit. Um, and then when I got outta college, started doing it full-time.

Sevan Matossian (07:19):

Crazy. Yeah. There was something, there was something different about you, um, than the other games athletes. And correct me if I’m wrong, you were, you were, uh, I mean, you were definitely cooler than all of ’em. They all seemed like jocks. You just seem, you, you were more, you were more like, um, I don’t know how I was gonna say more like a, a really buff surfer or <laugh>.

Gabe Subry (07:49):

I was a skateboarder growing up. That was my, that was my whole life. Surfer and skater. But okay. Yeah, I think, yeah, I mean, I, I, I would agree. All, all the guys were cool, but it, it seemed like that that was, that was what they did. That was it. That was the only thing that they did. Which, nothing wrong with that, but for me it was like I did a lot of other shit and then started doing CrossFit and I, I just liked doing it. And it was just like, everything I do, I’m just, I pretty much just go in all, all, all in on it tried to be as good as I can at it. And then I didn’t realize I was good until I qualified for that games that first year. I, I had like, no, I had no idea I was gonna qualify.


It wasn’t necessarily the goal, it was just like went and watched the 2009 games and was like, That’s badass. I gotta get out there. So, you know, back then there was no social media, there was no programming. There was cross it.com and that was it. So you had no idea what other people were doing. You had no idea how they were training or how, how fast they were doing workouts or what, what was even a good time? You know, you were just like, it was just you and the people in your gym. And we had some pretty, some pretty fit people in our gym. Gym. So, um, yeah, so I was just throwing down and then next thing I knew, someone text me the, I think it was the 2010 sectionals think it was called then the day before, the last day or the second day, the after the second day. And they were like, Hey, you’re in fourth place right now, man. You’re, you’re about to qualify. It was top five. I was like, Holy shit. And the next day went in and, and did it. And then from there it was like, okay, I guess I, I guess I’m not bad at this <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (09:24):

Did you ever give it, um, well here, here’s one of the things about the bodies that, that were different too. Most of these guys have just crazy trunks. You know, like you think if someone like, like, like Noah Olson, right? Was

Gabe Subry (09:37):


Sevan Matossian (09:38):

Yeah. And you just kept your body, You just, you always look, you had more, and I was gonna say more of a Ricky Goard body, but even he’s getting really thick in his trunk now too. Sure. You, you always kept more of that like, uh, beach body.

Gabe Subry (09:51):

Yeah, I mean definitely wasn’t any kind of intentional thing. It just, it was just kind of, you just let, let whatever happens. Happenss, I think now it’s so fine tuned that you have to look at your build a little bit cuz you have to be able to take the beat down and the weight and all that kind of stuff. Back then it was like, I’m eating paleo and we’re running like crazy. And you know, hindsight now it’s probably un undereating for sure. So I was definitely lean. I mean, I think I was 180 5 that first year. Um, and I mean, I’m 2 0 5 now and feel, feel, you know, Lish and comfortable and I, I feel way better overall, but I can’t run and move and bounce around and it just, you know, I just felt like I just had unlimited endurance back then. Um, and uh, so at that leaner, that leaner body, especially back then, cuz the weights weren’t that heavy, the, I feel like being a little bit leaner was beneficial.

Sevan Matossian (10:47):

How tall are you?

Gabe Subry (10:48):

Five nine.

Sevan Matossian (10:50):

Yeah, it, it’s right in that wheelhouse. It’s funny. I always thought of you as taller.

Gabe Subry (10:56):

Yeah. <laugh>. I mean, you, you, you get, you get in the group of a bunch of guys that are 5 4, 5 5, and you know, you’re a handful of ’em at least. And all of a sudden, five, nine, you’re, you’re standing out a little bit, I guess <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (11:09):

Um, Caleb, I, I put a bunch of links to um, game. I put three links to games. It says three times, uh, games competitor. Oh, there’s four links. Could we look at those? What was, what was your max back squad of all time, Gabe?

Gabe Subry (11:23):

Four 10.

Sevan Matossian (11:24):

Four 10. Okay. And, and the other day you did 4 0 5.

Gabe Subry (11:27):


Sevan Matossian (11:28):

So you’re still strong. There you are with Matt Chan, Rich Froning and, uh, Kyle Casper hour.

Gabe Subry (11:33):


Sevan Matossian (11:34):


Gabe Subry (11:36):

There’s some good days.

Sevan Matossian (11:37):


Gabe Subry (11:38):

Yeah. Look at Matt Chan looking thick right there.

Sevan Matossian (11:41):

He was one of the first guys to really get like that right? I mean, I mean he kinda showed up like that, but he, he, his trunk was crazy.

Gabe Subry (11:47):

Yeah. He had that kind of meant not quite Khalifa build, but definitely just that, that big body for sure.

Sevan Matossian (11:53):

And you and Rich and, and Kyle, I mean Kyle was a fucking, uh, Cannonball.

Gabe Subry (11:58):


Sevan Matossian (11:59):

Uh, but you guys were more still more broader on the shoulders and then kind of had that, that, that v shape to you still.

Gabe Subry (12:05):


Sevan Matossian (12:06):

Rich never got crazy thick in the core. He still isn’t crazy thick in the core.

Gabe Subry (12:10):

He’s pretty much looked the same since the gets from as far as I can see. I mean, I haven’t seen him in person in a long time, but you know, you see him on social media pretty much looks the same.

Sevan Matossian (12:23):

And, and here, here’s a shot here. One of my favorite pictures. I took this actually one of my favorite pictures of all time. Yeah. And there you are over there, um, getting at it. God, that’s crazy. What’s that guy’s name from Australia, who’s really tall in the back? What was his?

Gabe Subry (12:41):

Chad? Chad McKay.

Sevan Matossian (12:42):

Yeah, Chad McKay. You know, I think he was gonna win the games that year. He got injured. I really do.

Gabe Subry (12:48):

Yeah, he was, he was on a good tear there for a little while. And especially with that being taller, you know, a lot of that stuff works, works against you, but I mean, you look at like Makowski and some of these other guys are definitely getting it done. So,

Sevan Matossian (13:02):

And, and, and then the guy that’s behind you and Kenny Leverage is that the guy on the Pendleton run who had, um, some sort of heatstroke, a mental breakdown and he thought like there were ghosts chasing him and shit. Do you remember that? No. Don, the ambulance had to take him away.

Gabe Subry (13:16):

I don’t remember who that is.

Sevan Matossian (13:19):

God, I wish I could remember who that is.

Gabe Subry (13:20):

Yeah, that’s the only guy.

Sevan Matossian (13:22):

And there’s Miko, uh, Iran, pa, uh, fantastic athlete, but one, maybe one of the worst movers ever to I ever saw in the games. Do you remember him?

Gabe Subry (13:30):

Yeah. Yeah. I recognize all those guys’s faces that one guy, like you said, behind me, that’s the only guy. I don’t remember his name.

Sevan Matossian (13:38):

And then you got Scott Pancheck, who, who still getting it.

Gabe Subry (13:42):


Sevan Matossian (13:43):

And, and Ben Smith.

Gabe Subry (13:45):

Ben Smith still Beast Kenny, Leverage. I don’t know, I don’t think he’s doing much competitively. I don’t really, I haven’t seen him in a long time either. But yeah, I mean it seems like a lot of guys from that era are still getting after it, whether they’re competing or not. Um, but yeah, that’s what’s crazy to me about Rich is that he’s competed this long and hasn’t had any injuries or anything like that.

Sevan Matossian (14:11):

Well, I, I think he did have, I, I could be totally misspeaking here, but I think he had a shoulder surgery and a knee surgery.

Gabe Subry (14:18):

Oh really?

Sevan Matossian (14:18):

Yeah. Okay. But he keeps that shit on the down low, you know? Yeah. I mean, he’s not hiding it, but he’s not out there.

Gabe Subry (14:24):

He’s not, he’s not promoting it. No. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (14:27):

No. Yeah, he’s, he’s still definitely a freak. Is is there one more photo? It’s like a post with like three photos. Oh yeah. Wow. Oh, I remember that workout right there with the deadlifts. And, and that thing, that thing was, that was one of the first workouts where they’re like, uhoh this over program. Was it raining that day?

Gabe Subry (14:53):

Yeah, it was raining. Remember? Remember wrapping the towels over the pull up bars? That was the 2009. Um, I guess it was regionals, but that was the first, I probably was three or four months into CrossFit. I didn’t my first overhead squat ever at the top of that hill.

Sevan Matossian (15:09):

No shit.

Gabe Subry (15:10):


Sevan Matossian (15:12):

And, and those were those weights, Those I loved those weights. I don’t know who made those, but they bounced amazingly. Do you remember those?

Gabe Subry (15:19):

Yeah. Yeah. Super bouncy. I’d never even seen bumper plates at that point. So just that was was crazy. You know, even before I got into CrossFit, I most, more or less doing body building, but we always deadlifted and back squatted. So that type of stuff was at least something I was a little bit comfortable with.

Sevan Matossian (15:40):

I’d like to see a deadlift event on dirt like this coming in the future.

Gabe Subry (15:44):

That, that was just raw. That’s what made it fun. You were just in the mud for like right thrusters on that hill and

Sevan Matossian (15:54):

It’s crazy.

Gabe Subry (15:55):

That was fun.

Sevan Matossian (15:56):

Did you have kids then?

Gabe Subry (15:57):

No. Hell no. My kids are four and too, so they’re all, they’re pretty young right now.

Sevan Matossian (16:02):

Did you wanna have kids Gabe, or were they an accident?

Gabe Subry (16:05):

No, I wanted to have kids.

Sevan Matossian (16:06):

Yeah. Did you know you always wanted to have kids?

Gabe Subry (16:09):

Oh yeah.

Sevan Matossian (16:10):

Your mom and dad stoked?

Gabe Subry (16:13):

Oh, for sure, for sure. My sister doesn’t have kids. She’s older than me and then I didn’t have kids until 40 or 38. Um, so I knew I wanted to have kids, but I just like, there’s just a lot of shit that I wanted to do and travel wise and things like that. So I was just trying to stretch it out to the last second, make it, try to get, stay, stay, stay kid list as long as possible. But I love ’em. They’re, they’re great. It’s, it’s super fun. And, and, uh, we have two right now. I don’t, not necessarily planning on having more. It’s, I mean, I could have four or five kids. I, I, I love ’em, but there’s, I gotta have some balance of getting back to, you know, just things that I want to do myself personally and traveling, just stuff, stuff along those lines. And it’s, uh, you know, with two kids it’s, it’s tough to get, it’s tough to get two kids watched for a week, but to get three or four kids watched for a week, you <laugh> There’s just, there’s just no way.

Sevan Matossian (17:12):

And there it is. When I think of Stockton, that’s kind of the scene. I, I think of just defenses. And there’s obviously some crop growing back there in, in,

Gabe Subry (17:20):

Yeah. So, so, so we live in a, in, it’s called a, it’s called a Campo, which is, uh, north of Lodi. So it’s, you got Stockton and then Lodi and then the next, it’s just basically the country area of, um, of, of, of Lodi. You know, So we, we live on a walnut orchard and uh, yeah, it’s, it’s great for the kids cuz I mean, we just, I mean, if you’re looking at Yeah, my Instagram, they’re just out playing in the mud and just having fun running around the orchard and catching snakes and lizards and it’s, uh, it’s, it’s primal and it’s away from a lot of the bullshit and away from the squares and the boxes and the concrete and it’s just more natural, you know?

Sevan Matossian (18:03):

Is that wallet Orchard yours?

Gabe Subry (18:05):


Sevan Matossian (18:06):

Oh shit.

Gabe Subry (18:07):

Yeah. Wow. So, um, yeah, I mean I’m, I’m like a rookie farmer. I’m just kind of learning. But I have a partner, one of my good buddies has been farming his whole life, so he kind of handle, handles all the management stuff. Um, and I really don’t do that much on it. I do the irrigating and I might get out there and prune a little bit if I won’t, if I want to, but for the most part, um, it’s just like an investment more

Sevan Matossian (18:30):

Are, are you gonna stick with walnuts?

Gabe Subry (18:33):

The price is shit right now on ’em. But, um, I mean the, the trees are five years old, so they’re just barely getting into their production. You know, they’re, they’re, their eighth leaf is when they’re in full production and you’re planning for a 25 year, uh, yield, you know? So hopefully the prices will turn around. I mean, it’s, it’s like all time, like my buddy’s 52 years old and he’s been farming his whole life and he’s like, never ever seen the prices. This, this, this low. You know,

Sevan Matossian (19:03):

It’s like, um, you need

Gabe Subry (19:05):

The about 50 bucks, 70 a pound, now it’s 60 cents a pound.

Sevan Matossian (19:09):

You need the dirt twirlers, uh, the college kids to get into, um, a walnut milk. Right? I’ve never seen walnut milk. But you need something like that, right? You need like the world economic forum to say like, Hey, instead of, uh, nuts or the, uh, future, we’re gonna fuel cars with it and feed all of humanity on it.

Gabe Subry (19:26):

Yeah. It’s gotta be, it’s gotta be possible, right? That’d be possible.

Sevan Matossian (19:31):

I, I wonder, I’m trying to think. Um, uh, I have, uh, some family who lives in Fresno and whenever they visit, they bring me shitloads of walnuts. Yeah. And I eat, I’m the only one in my family who eats ’em. My kids like cracking ’em open, but I’m the only one who eats ’em. No one else in my family likes ’em. They think like they’re too bitter. But, uh, I, I wonder if they, there’s some innovation there. I wonder what, what other shit can be done with walnut’s? Cause I mean, that’s what happened to almond’s, right? Almond milk took off and those guy, and now they’re just, everything in California is being torn out and almond’s put in for the last, you know, five or 10 years.

Gabe Subry (20:01):

Yeah, no, definitely. I mean, yeah, I mean, you never know. You think it’d be possible, right? You, you would wouldn’t think you’re getting melt from a, from an alman in any way, but somehow it’s, it’s happening, right? So

Sevan Matossian (20:15):

Yeah. Why not? I think I basically, they just soak the almonds in water and that water is the almond milk. I think it’s pretty,

Gabe Subry (20:22):


Sevan Matossian (20:23):

It’s kind of sloppy.

Gabe Subry (20:24):

Yeah. I mean, but I feel like almond milk’s kind of sweet. They gotta be sweet and that and putting, putting something in it, right? I mean,

Sevan Matossian (20:31):

They definitely do something to it.

Gabe Subry (20:34):


Sevan Matossian (20:35):

Um, my mom was, uh, my mom had purchased some oat milk and it said no sugar added, and then it was really sweet. I’m like, this is crazy. There’s no way that that oat milk could be this sweet. And then she looked it up and the label was mis misleading and I, I don’t know, I don’t know the the chemistry of it, but they had put some enzyme in there that turned something in the oats into sugar.

Gabe Subry (20:58):


Sevan Matossian (20:58):

And, and it was basically, it it made it bad for you. Yeah, it, it made it so, you know, basically it’s, it’s just Sure. Yeah. It’s just sugar. It’s just drinking soda pop. But they call it oat milk. Yeah. And all natural.

Gabe Subry (21:09):

I feel like there’s a lot of stuff that just has crazy sweetness to it that you’re like, where this sweetness is coming from something, you know,

Sevan Matossian (21:16):

How big’s the gym?

Gabe Subry (21:17):

Uh, 53,000. Little, little over 53.

Sevan Matossian (21:21):

I’m, I’m looking at Caleb’s face. Caleb, did you hear that? 5300 5300 square feet. You have a 5,300 square feet.

Caleb Beaver (21:31):


Gabe Subry (21:32):

53,000. Yeah.

Caleb Beaver (21:36):

Oh shit.

Gabe Subry (21:37):

It’s big

Caleb Beaver (21:38):

<laugh>. That’s massive. That’s bigger than most people’s houses.

Sevan Matossian (21:41):

It is so huge. Um, what’s the, when you run the per, you can, you can tell, you can do laps inside, right? On a rainy day, you could run the, the the inside. The per, Yeah. On the inside, right?

Gabe Subry (21:54):

The 200 meter track, 200 meter track. And then there’s like 70 ish yards of turf. And then just, I mean, tons of, tons of open space. Um, which is, which is awesome. I mean, it’s good. It’s, especially when the, when the gym’s really going off the, this more specific programs got a lot of kids in there and the cross of classes are big and it’s, it, it’s really firing on all cylinders. And it’s, it’s pretty cool.

Sevan Matossian (22:21):

When I visited that big, Say that again.

Caleb Beaver (22:24):

How did you find the space that big?

Gabe Subry (22:26):

Uh, my, it’s, it’s a cannery. So my father-in-law owns this can. Oh yeah. And, uh, he, there’s, there’s, I think the whole warehouse is like 360,000 square feet. It’s got a couple 80,000 square foot sections and a couple 50,000 give or take sections. And, you know, there was like, it was mostly empty Now, now most of it’s full. Um, but at the time most of it was empty. And he was like, Man, you should, where you think about, you know, renting this space and putting, putting your gym in here, you know, our gym was 4,200 square feet at the time. Um, so which was, you know, it was good size, but we were outgrowing it and it was just like, this is just overwhelmingly huge and the cost of the flooring and the equipment and then, and all that. But, um, you know, after a while it was just like, it was like to fill the dreams. It was like, all right, if you build it, they’re gonna come. Right. So it just <laugh> sack up, borrow a shit, load of money, build that shit, and, and just go all in and make, you know, put yourself in a situation where, where you have to make it happen.

Sevan Matossian (23:32):

When I visited in 2019 with Greg for your tenure anniversary, um, it, it was packed.

Gabe Subry (23:40):


Sevan Matossian (23:41):

It was fucking crazy there. One section, even though there was a party going on in there, there was still shitloads of people working out in there. I mean, it was, it was just everything was going on in there. Yeah. And organized his shit too.

Gabe Subry (23:54):

Yeah. That’s, that’s, uh, like at first Jim would, we would get so messy. That was a big concern cuz it was like, man, people leave a band out. It’s like where you get to, you’ll lose that shit. You know, you’re not gonna, it just gets sloppy. So, um, but it’s, I mean, it’s a team effort and it’s kind of just, you know, if you, it’s all about what you demand of the members, right? If you demand them to clean their shit and put it back and organize it, and that just becomes kind of the culture, then, then you feel bad if you’re leaving stuff out and, and, uh, you know, I mean the members we have are great and they, they’re, you know, as diverse and different as everyone is, as individuals, like the support and just the way they take care of the gym for the most part is, uh, is is is definitely cool.

Sevan Matossian (24:39):

Uh, 53,000 square feet. Um, do, do other things happen in there besides your classes? Like will the local PD be like, Hey Gabe, will you do a competition for us? Or, Hey, we need a big venue to do. I mean the, the high school football team will come visit, or what type of just shit happens in there when you have that much space? What other, what opportunities open up?

Gabe Subry (25:03):

We, we, we’ve had some stuff. We’ve done a, uh, I don’t remember exactly what it was. It was like this karate, um, one, one of our clients is like a, is like a, um, she was actually in the Olympics for, uh, for karate. I think she’s still doing it. She’s a fricking badass. But she set this thing up, um, and it was like, I don’t know exactly what it was, it was a tournament or, or whatever, but they brought in all the mats and they had, I mean, they covered a huge section with all these mats they brought in. And they did like this karate tournament, which is pretty cool. And then, you know, we do, my, my, uh, uh, we, we have a, it’s called a Elevate program, which is basically our sports specific program. So that, that’s part of the classes that we run.


But they’ll come in and uh, and and, uh, do like seven on seven training and do like these lineman camps and yeah. All and do all that kind of stuff in there. Um, so that’s probably the biggest thing. And uh, you know, we’ve, we’ve had a lot of inquiries to, of people that wanted it to rent it out for whatever reason, but not, it’s not really what, what I want to do with it. You know, the, the, the thing is like, you get people there that don’t train there and then they don’t, they don’t really respect it that much, you know? So you getting gum on the turf and you’re getting people tearing shit up and you’re getting people, Oh, you

Sevan Matossian (26:23):

Know, I mean, you’ve seen that, you’ve seen gum on the turf.

Gabe Subry (26:26):

Oh yeah. It’s like the worst. I mean, there’s, it’s not, I mean we, we, we, we try our best to do it, but it’s, you get gum on that thing and it’s, it’s, it’s, it’s in there. It’s in there for good. Um, but

Sevan Matossian (26:37):

Is that part of the on ramp? Hey, is that part of the on ramp when someone comes new, you look ’em in the eyes and you’re like, this is your, if you’re, you’re gonna come here, you have to treat this like your home, Would you spit gum on the floor?

Gabe Subry (26:46):

Yeah, I mean it’s, it’s definitely, I mean we, we, we don’t do a technical on ramp, but yeah, I mean with, uh, I mean, yeah, it’s not like some, we don’t, we don’t sit ’em down. But definitely, especially with the Elevate program, which is the youth program, they’re on the turf the most, you know? So tho those guys are on ’em because it’s, especially cuz it’s, it’s it’s younger kids, you know, So you’re talking four or five year olds up to, you know, high school, college, uh, age. So, um, you know, I, I mean at that age you’re a little bit less respectful for things. You don’t really look at something and being like, Damn, this TURs probably really expensive and if I spit gum on it, it’s not coming out. You know, So them, they, they stay out on pretty hard, but I mean, there’s, there’s a little bit of damage to it, but it’s, it’s not bad. It would keep it pretty good

Sevan Matossian (27:35):

If you, if you’re leaving the gym and then you look ba as you’re locking the door, you look back in and like you realize you left your keys in the office or that there was like one light still on. It’s like a trek. It’s like, oh shit,

Gabe Subry (27:47):

Oh, you’re, you’re walking. Since I moved in there, my steps are, I never really tracked my steps, but my wife like showed me on my phone how to do it. And uh, yeah, the steps are are crazy cuz just from coaching a class, you know, you gotta walk from one side to the other and you know, it’s whatever <laugh> and you just, but you’re doing it all day, so you’re just walking all over the place. But yeah, if you’re, you know, especially if we’re doing a workout that’s on the turf. So, you know, you walk to the turf, which is the backside of the gym, then you’re walking back to the front for the next class to do, you know, whatever the first portion is. And so, but pretty much used to it. Now

Sevan Matossian (28:25):

Your kids are raised in there, your kids know the gym.

Gabe Subry (28:28):

Yeah, pretty much. They, they love going in there. They love it. Just a huge, huge playground for them. Really?

Sevan Matossian (28:34):

Yeah. Are you there now?

Gabe Subry (28:36):

No, this is, this is my house. This is like a little, uh, like a little gym that I have in my house. Oh, I’ll show you. This is pretty cool right

Sevan Matossian (28:46):

Here. Yeah. It looks more than, than a little gym <laugh>. Oh wow. Wow. What’s up with’s? A skateboard collection. Are those, have those all been ridden?

Gabe Subry (28:57):

No, I mean, a couple of ’em, but they’re just boards that I liked or that I wrote when I was young. And just, I, I started with a couple and then just, and then just started, I started growing. I prob before we moved out here, I probably had 30 or 40. And then we moved out here and built this, built this shop and then just, I just built this wall that just kind of hang all these things out. Is that a

Sevan Matossian (29:21):

Little quarter pipe down there too? Yeah. Yeah, there’s a ramp there. Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Just a little something. Oh hey, if your kids get into skateboarding, they’re gonna demand a, uh, halfpipe in there.

Gabe Subry (29:37):

I know. I’ll, I’ll get ’em one in a heartbeat. I bought my quarter pipe for myself, but I was like, they kind of start messing around with it a little bit, you know, like I’ll, they’ll, they’ll lay on their stomach and I’ll put ’em in the, in that little, we’ll put those two quarter pipes together and just kind of push ’em back and forth. And they, they love it.

Sevan Matossian (29:54):

How about that basketball game thing there? Where’d you get that? Do, do you kids? I was thinking about get one of those from my kids. I don’t know where I’m gonna put.

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