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Old 09-12-2011, 08:06 AM   #11
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Re: Gym Jones article in NY Times

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Twight and Glassman had a spat, and Twight started Gym Jones. I think you'll find that Twight was quite involved with Crossfit in the beginning, but came to realize that the "one-size-fits-all" approach to fitness was not what he was after.

Gym Jones tailors programmes to suit clients' needs. Many Crossfit boxes do not offer anything outside of the scheduled classes where you have everyone following the same programme.
Sounds like a similar story with Robb Wolf. Too bad....looks like crossfit lost two pretty smart guys.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:06 AM   #12
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CrossFit boxes cost ridiculous amounts per month... But for many people it is worth it, because you do get coached.
Not sure what prices are like in your part of the world but my gym cost $125 US a month unlimited. Regular gyms in my area cost $40 a month. So for $85 a month you get my personalized coaching. Hell of a good deal compared to personal trainers around here which cost $40 to $60 an hour.

Please talk about the specific affiliates near you. We have some here who have been charging too much in my opinion but they are having a lot of competition open up around them and probably will not be able to maintain their prices.

CrossFit affiliates gyms will be getting cheaper. Simple supply and demand.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:53 AM   #13
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Re: Gym Jones article in NY Times

Twight was right about fitness.

Glassman was right about business.

Not surprisingly those are opposing ideas.

Crossfit is part Zumba class and part elite fitness. It is just the way it is.
 
Old 09-12-2011, 07:52 PM   #14
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What is a joke about it? Like Eric said there are numerous online sites that charge a monthly fee.

CrossFit could easily charge the same price if not more per month and plenty of people would pay for it.
I dont know any site that charges a monthly fee anywhere near $50 per month. But, I guess if you have the extra cash why not. I just couldn't imagine paying that myself.
 
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Re: Gym Jones article in NY Times

http://optexperience.com/coachescorner
http://cathletics.com/services/index.php
http://www.californiastrength.com/train-on-the-web (no prices yet, but my guess is it'll be >$50 per month)

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Not worth the money to me, but obviously it is to some people.
 
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http://optexperience.com/coachescorner
http://cathletics.com/services/index.php
http://www.californiastrength.com/train-on-the-web (no prices yet, but my guess is it'll be >$50 per month)

All WFS.

Not worth the money to me, but obviously it is to some people.
I think for someone who is a little more advanced, and does it at home but doesn't feel comfortable with doing their own programming these aren't that bad of an idea.

As for Gym Jones, it's more of a proven place, with a better track record than most affiliates. I wish they would be a little more public with what they do. I think they have better secret sauce than most of the options.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:36 PM   #17
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I did not know much about Gym Jones before I read this. I checked out their website and they have an online membership for $50 per month. Is this a joke or what?
Is it any more funny then people paying $150+ a month to be coached by someone that got certified over a weekend?
 
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Is it any more funny then people paying $150+ a month to be coached by someone that got certified over a weekend?
You do get more than coaching if you go to a typical crossfit gym. You usually get bumper plates, good pull up bars, rings, etc... Now obviously you could buy that stuff yourself provided you have room in your house and then save money over the long run.
 
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You do get more than coaching if you go to a typical crossfit gym.
The elitist attitude and poor programming is free.

Seriously, what do you people care if some dude is willing to pay $50/month for email correspondence with someone else? How could you possibly care? Good for Gym Jones and OPT and anyone else that gets it.

Is it a waste of money? To me, sure, but who the heck cares what I think? (I am assuming the same that care what you think) There is a ton of crapola that is extremely popular that I think is a complete waste of money. But spend your money on whatever you want.

Go sip on your $5 latte and tell us what a waste of money Gym Jones is. Thanks.
 
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As for Gym Jones, it's more of a proven place, with a better track record than most affiliates. I wish they would be a little more public with what they do. I think they have better secret sauce than most of the options.
They have been posting some stuff check it out here

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