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Old 09-03-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
Robin Sowden-Taylor
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membership growth in UK and worldwide

hi guys,

currently doing a business plan and trying to gather as much info as possible......

i'm just interested to see how various boxes have grown in terms of members over a 6 month, 12 month and 18 month period.

i'm totally aware that alot of it comes down to marketing yourself as well but can people give me some sort of indication??

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Old 09-07-2011, 06:32 AM   #2
Thomas Manlove
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Re: membership growth in UK and worldwide

I run CrossFit CM2, we opened 3 months ago and have got 27 members. No advertizing, just word of mouth.
If your a Crossfitter in or near Chelmsford, Essex, get in touch!
6'1" ,206 (92kg), 25years- CFT: 913, 2K Row: 6:41
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:52 PM   #3
Richard Low
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Re: membership growth in UK and worldwide


Feel free to not want to share this but how many members would your box need to be at break even with yourself and a head coach earning a wage?

I'm very interested in setting up a box in Sheffield and am currently digging around for info.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:08 AM   #4
Andrew Craig
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Re: membership growth in UK and worldwide

Some fuigures for4 your plan

current number of CrossFit affiliates in the world and in our region and as well the huge growth of participants in the Open series of the Reebok CrossFit Games from 2010 to 2011 for your information.

Affiliate Numbers


- Currently there are 3,000 CrossFit boxes worldwide

- Last year alone 1,500 new boxes were added worldwide

- Currently approving 30 new boxes per week and this number is growing (1,500 per year)

- Projected number of CrossFit boxes globally by end of 2014 = 9,000 boxes


- Currently 145 boxes

- Accepting approximately 2 new EMEA boxes per week (100 per year)

- Projected CrossFit boxes by 2014 (including Russia) = 600+

Open Series

2010 - 4,000 open series participants

2011 25,000+ Open Series participants

hope this helps
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:56 AM   #5
Andrew Clark
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Re: membership growth in UK and worldwide

Hey Andy that's really useful info there.

Where did you find it? Could you give us links to it please.

I'm currently looking to take some investment to expand our box in Bristol, UK and putting together business plan too.

Want to try and find out when first UK affiliate joined and how many there are today, plus projected figures if possible.
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