Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Cover Designer

Wholesale Journals FAQ



General Journal Questions

What is a Journal?

Our journals are 150 page customized tools built to help you record your daily activities, nutrition, thoughts and, well, whatever. The goal of the journal is to help you improve by letting you easily review and reflect on your progress.

We’ve built a ton of different pages to help you do just that. From Goal Setting to PR tracking tables, we want you to have pages that reflect your needs.

We’ve also created a cover designer that allows you to perfectly style your journal to your goals. If you’re aiming for a new deadlift PR in 6 months, why not have that cover state that goal explicitly with a picture of a guy/girl performing a deadlift. Or maybe you want your journal to help you track your habits and lose weight. Put those goals on the cover as pleasant reminders of your aspirations.

Inside the journal, each journal will lead off with an Intro page to record your personal information, and end with a copyright page. Between those two pages are whatever you want. You can make it all WOD pages, or rock climbing, weightlifting, plain notes, nutrition, or any of the dozens of daily page templates.

If you want some of our content extras like PR tables or Goal Setting pages, we’ve created bundles of popular and useful pages, or you can pick out your favorites with the Build a Journal.

Your Daily Pages

The heart of your journal is the daily page. We’ve created dozens of these to help you find the right balance for your activity and density of recording.

Basically, if you want to write a lot each day, choose an option that dedicates the whole page to your activity. If you only want to write the essentials and have the journal last longer, choose a page that has 3 entries per page or one of our weekly agenda pages.

If you were to choose a journal with a 3x weightlifting page, you could keep track of 450 weightlifting workouts, probably enough for 2-3 years of workouts, depending on your schedule.

Alternative Right Side Daily Page

Maybe you found the perfect daily page but you also want to keep track of your nutrition at a granular level. We allow you to pick a different right side page of either notes or nutrition diaries to complement your daily activity.

This is perfect for someone trying to keep track of different items in addition to their daily activity.

What Are Content Pages?

The content pages are informational pages built to either help you keep track of your goals and progress (like PR tables), or to increase your knowledge of various aspects of your activities. They should not be used as a replacement for a qualified coach or medical professional. Always check with your doctor or coach before trying something new.

Content pages fall into the following broad categories:

General Info
Specialized Activity Info
Goal Setting
PR Tracking and Tables
Informational Tables
Diagrams and Movement Guides

What Are The Content Bundles?

The content bundles are collections of pages that we think are essential additions for any journal but because we believe in the flexibility of your customization, are offered as easy options you can add or leave out.

  • Goal Bundle – Perfect for the person who likes to set lots of goals or is looking for a framework to help them set goals
  • PR Bundle – Truly an essential collection of pages, the PR bundle is a collection of tables at the end of the journal for keeping track of your PRs in one place, letting you see your progress at a glance. You can use the date to flip to the corresponding page and see if there are any workout notes to help you plan your next attempt.
  • Notes Bundle – 5 lined notes pages placed at the very back of the journal for keeping track of thoughts, indexes or whatever.
  • CrossFit Benchmarks Bundle – We have a lot of customers who come from the CrossFit world and who use the Girls, Heroes and Classic benchmark workouts throughout their training year. We included this bundle for easy access to those workouts.

What is the Build a Journal?

The build a journal is for people who want to pick every page from the large library we’ve created over the years.

There are a lot of content options but we’ve tried to make it easier to navigate by letting you only preview the ones you’re interested in. Simply check the category box and the available options for that category will pop up.

Please take note: Content pages subtract from daily pages, so if you include 50 pages of content, you will have 100 daily pages. We have seen people select every option in the build a journal and have no daily pages left over. We will email you to confirm that’s what you wanted if you do that.

How long will my journal last for?

How long your journal will last varies based on the daily page and the content pages that you choose. All of our journals are 150 pages long so if you have more content pages, you will have less daily pages. 

This is especially important for the Build a Journal, if you choose every single option available, then you will have very few pages left over for workouts, if any.

A journal with a daily page that has 1 entry per page will not last as long as a journal with 3 entries per page. It will last 1/3 as long…

The Cover Designer

How do I design a cover?

We’ve worked tirelessly to create a cover designer that is easy to use and allows you to create the cover you want.

You can upload your own artwork, add your own text, choose from one of our backgrounds or add your own. Coolest of all, you can change colors of everything to make it dynamically personalized.

Can I see my covers in real time?

Yes! You can now create a cover in real time using our cover designer. We have it available for our Custom Journals, Build a Journal and Wholesale Workout Journal.

Will my cover look like the screen?

Yes, which is why it is important to use high quality images. If the source image is pixelated or low resolution, we will attempt to fix it, but it’s much easier if it starts hi-res.

Colors are reproduced as accurately as possible but please be aware that back-lit screens will produce brighter colors.

If you’re worried about how the cover will look, please check the “Design Help/Digital Proof” box for some help.

Changing a Cover after Ordering

If you want to make a modifications, please email us ASAP. If you were a wholesale client, we will already be emailing you to confirm your choices. If you are an individual, please use the “Design Help/digital proof” checkbox to let us know you’d like to see a preview before printing. This is a $10 fee for the time involved in emailing and design modification.

Wholesale Journals FAQ

What is a Wholesale Journal?

A wholesale journal is any order of 10 or more.

You can use our standard covers, daily pages and content, or you can bring your own. Once the order is received, we will work with you through email and/or phone calls to create the exact journal you were thinking of. This might mean multiple design revisions or maybe you nailed it out of the park the first time and we submit it for print after one quick email.

Generally we go back and forth a couple times on the journal and cover to get everything right and submit it for print after a couple days of revisions, getting your journals to you in about 1-2 weeks.

Our guiding mission with our wholesale journals is to get you the best journal possible for your clients, branded and tailored to their needs.

Email for more info or questions.

What are the wholesale discounts?

What size and format should my artwork be in?

We prefer high quality JPEG or vector files, photoshop files also work great. If you are designing your covers in house both the front and the back covers need to be 8.5inx5.5in with a quarter inch inner margin and an eighth of an inch bleed. The inner margin needs to be free of writing or images that you don’t want potentially cut off.

How much does it cost for you to design a cover for us?

Nothing! Cover and content design is included in all of our bulk orders, just give us your logo, colors and website and we will create a few ideas to jump off from!

Can I get different types covers?

Yep! We have had some clients find great success in ordering their journals in a variety of colors. Other clients that have done preorders give us color and name combinations for each cover, some have even given us athlete photos for individualized covers! And not to worry, it won’t cost you anything extra.

Can we design our own Daily page template?

Absolutely! If you want your members to track specific metrics or make the layout perfect for the way you run your classes you can! The best way to start the process is to either create the look you want in a word processor or draw it out by hand and send us a photo. From there we will put it into our design software and get you a draft to edit. There is NO extra charge to design your own daily template!

Can we add in our own pages?

Of course! The sky is the liit with what you can customize in our journals, all at no extra charge. If you have an intro education set up, gym rules, favorite quotes, athlete photos or anything else you want included, we can make it happen.

What do I do to reorder?

Reordering is easy!  Just email Evan, let us know if you want to make any changes and you are all set! If you request changes then we are happy to see how we can update them this time around! 

Can I get different types of journals for the same bulk discount?

You sure can! You can split your order up into different types of journals and combine the quantities for the best bulk discount. 

How long will it take to get our journals?

The time it takes to create your journals varies. We collaborate with you until the journals are perfect, a process that can take anywhere from a day to a month (or more). Once your think your journals are absolutely perfect, then we will go to print. Printing usually takes a few days, depending on the size of the order, and all bulk orders ship out via Priority mail, with delivery across the US ranging from 1-4 days.

In all, journals normally take 7-14 days from final design approval to delivery.

What If I am unhappy when they arrive?

We pride ourselves on 100% customer satisfaction. If you are unhappy with your journals when they arrive we would love the opportunity to fix them, or refund your money. 

Can I get a sample?

Since fully outfitting our customization options we no longer do free samples but we will help you layout your journal exactly as you want so you can get a proper sample of the journal as close to perfect as possible. Just email us or chat for extra help setting this up.

Shipping Questions

Do you ship to APO/FPO addresses?

Heck yes we do! We love all of our armed forces and definitely ship to APO and FPO addresses.  

If the shipping cost is not being calculated correctly and is showing as very high, please email us so we can get you set up with the right shipping!

Do you ship internationally?

Most certainly. Your journal will ship via UPS.

How long will it take to get my journal?

It takes us a couple days to create the cover and print the journals but generally we ship out your order between 3-7 business days after we receive it, which puts it in your hands within about 10-14 days.

Why haven’t I gotten my journal yet?

It could be there was a problem with the cover design and we’ve emailed you for confirmation, please check your spam box for an email for us. If there’s nothing in your inbox, send us an email and we’ll figure out what’s going on. 

Return Questions

Problem with your journal?

We pride ourselves on 100% customer satisfaction, just let us know what happened and how we can fix it for you! If you need to mail your order back we will provide a free shipping label for you to print out!