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When will SSS be offered in other countries? For example, where I come from I will need a visa to travel to the United States (or Canada) and that is simply not an option at this time, and for some people, maybe never.
So we'll have to wait until SSS comes here, or some country that is nearby. Or if and when I manage to migrate there.
I bought the books and the DVD, but I can't travel there. The next best thing would be to have a video of a seminar (all three days.) Or a compilation of videos of more than one seminar or camp. Or the equivalent of a correspondence course that awards a certificate lower than the certificate of attendance that people get who don't become Starting Strength Coaches.
Someday I will travel to the US, but I don't see it happening within the next 5 to 10 years.
Dabs, a seminar in another country depends on a gym in another country stepping up to host. That's the initial barrier.
I asked a local gym here (they're a CF affiliate) about it, and they said you guys are fully booked until 2013. I'm in Manila by the way (Philippines.) I can wait a couple of years, and in the mean time work on my lifts.
07-06-2012, 10:03 AM
Dabs, we schedule our seminars in regions here in the states where the most amount of people can get to them without too much trouble on their part. Brooklyn, Atlanta, etc. Some very good people have tried to come up with gym options in other countries, you'll see their threads in the events section. However; we have other requirements to hosting the seminar that become increasingly important if they're requesting us to make an international commitment and expect others to do the same.
While it is true that the 2012 schedule is set and the 2013 schedule is already in the making, it does take a fair amount of time to build a relationship with a gym owner and find that comfort zone of actually entering a business dealing with them. Make sense? If you have any further questions on business side of the seminars, please feel free to pm me and I'll do what I can to help.
I just want to attend an event.
I don't have enough money to put up my own gym, or sponsor an event. Not unless I win the lotto, in which case I'm paying for private tutoring and the plane ticket.
But just in case I get lucky, what are the minimum requirements in a gym for an event? Something like 5 racks (or stands), 5 flat benches, and 5 platforms? Basically just enough to do the 5 barbell exercises for 5 people at a time? Or they would be taking turns anyway, so maybe not as many?
07-11-2012, 08:10 AM
If you have any further questions on business side of the seminars, please feel free to pm me and I'll do what I can to help.
Or not. Le Sigh.
Read this thread to get an idea on hosting an international seminar, pay attention to #2 on the second post of the thread. http://startingstrength.com/resources/forum/showthread.php?t=16436
I just want to attend an event. I don't have enough money to put up my own gym, or sponsor an event.
That would be the first step.
Not unless I win the lotto, in which case I'm paying for private tutoring and the plane ticket. But just in case I get lucky, what are the minimum requirements in a gym for an event?
See above in re: "first step."
It is rare to enter business discussions based on the assumption that winning the lottery is necessary on one's part to move forward, I'm sure you understand that. If not, you may be too young, but now you know.
And you need to remember this part
it does take a fair amount of time to build a relationship with a gym owner and find that comfort zone of actually entering a business dealing with them.
If, after attending the seminar, you choose to pursue this we can go over the gym requirements and further requirements in hosting an international seminar.
Oh, okay. I was serious about everything except winning the lottery. I was joking about that.
But if I have to attend a seminar first before being able to host one, and I can't attend because I can't go to one, ... it's like a circular reference (or a catch 22, or a chicken and egg thing.)
I guess it's more complicated and involved than it seems, there is enough difficulty in even getting an event in Europe started, so Asia would probably be even more difficult.
I was asking about the gym equipment requirements because from there I'd go look around the gyms in my area to see if any of them would like to host the event. There is at least one CF affiliate here, a few Gold's Gym and Fitness First, and hundreds of small garage sized gyms in every corner, that all have benches but no stands or racks. Even here, people are obsessed with the bench press.
In all honesty, I don't think I know if there are enough possible attendees for such an event, or if there are people even willing to pay to go to such an event here. And then to make it worthwhile, you'd need multiple events, probably in several locations (or countries.) Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough, because I've seen a few local powerlifting events.
Maybe its a lot easier to just hire a SS Coach? Anyone coming to the Philippines for vacation? Me and my brother sort of hosted this Japanese for a martial art session a long time ago.
Thank you for your answers, and sorry for being a bother.
07-12-2012, 08:51 AM
Good luck to you.
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