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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-02-2008, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Emily Mattes
Re: How Does Anyone Afford CF?

Echoing Brandon's comment above. Stating "We're here, and we may be poor but we're still a market" is a far cry from "Everybody change your affiliate to meet my needs NOW!"

I still disagree that...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-31-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 89,164
Posted By Emily Mattes
Re: How Does Anyone Afford CF?

I disagree there's no market. There is a chorus of voices here that demonstrate there is indeed a market for a gym that has equipment Crossfitters need. I doubt there's a market among middle-aged...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-27-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 89,164
Posted By Emily Mattes
Re: How Does Anyone Afford CF?

Regarding pricing, there are really two issues here:

The first issue is whether $200/month is the value of the affiliates' service, where that service is providing daily group training and workouts....
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-26-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 89,164
Posted By Emily Mattes
Re: How Does Anyone Afford CF?

This is a good argument for people who are actually in that position. But for me, $100-$200/month is a full 10-20% of my monthly post-tax wages. Once you take out food, utilities, rent, insurance,...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-26-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 89,164
Posted By Emily Mattes
Re: How Does Anyone Afford CF?

I wouldn't doubt if that were the case, Tom, but it is quite possible for gyms to draw up membership contracts that sign away liability if the gym-goer injures themselves on equipment (provided that...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 89,164
Posted By Emily Mattes
Re: How Does Anyone Afford CF?

I think it's also worth mentioning that as Crossfit grows, there will be a point where it's commoditized, like everything else in the world, and affiliates will have to start figuring out new ways to...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-26-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 89,164
Posted By Emily Mattes
Re: How Does Anyone Afford CF?

I have little doubt that, assuming a personal training business model, affiliates need to charge what they charge in order to survive.

However, I think it's wrong to assume the only way to recoup...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-26-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 89,164
Posted By Emily Mattes
Re: How Does Anyone Afford CF?

Clint, I've been in your position too. Crossfit boasts that it is a bare-bones program, one that can be run with minimal or cheap equipment out of your garage. If that's the case, then why is a...
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