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Old 10-04-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
Chris Brigham
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Too much $$$

I am sorry, and I dont want to take on the masses, but why the hell is crossfit so damn expensive? i cant find anything for less then $150 a month. And I dont understand the arguement that it is personal training, it is a class setting, which most gyms have, for the normal prices. I just dont get it
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:07 AM   #2
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Re: Too much $$$

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I am sorry, and I dont want to take on the masses, but why the hell is crossfit so damn expensive? i cant find anything for less then $150 a month. And I dont understand the arguement that it is personal training, it is a class setting, which most gyms have, for the normal prices. I just dont get it
What are the "normal" prices you are seeing, and how many "classes" will you get at most gyms in your area for $150 per month?
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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What are the "normal" prices you are seeing, and how many "classes" will you get at most gyms in your area for $150 per month?
My gym is up there at $40 a month, and there are about 8-10 classes a day, and to my knowledge you can get as many classes as you can handle
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
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Re: Too much $$$

O.k. I don't belong to a box but here are my theories as to why:
a) because it's not a come and go as you please like a globo-gym, but a classroom style, they can't fit as many people in their gym in a day so it's a higher price per person to break even
b) insurance is higher since there are no machines and they do oly lifts
c) affiliate fees are high from crossfit HQ

d subpart) some gyms charge more than others. I have one cfit box that would charge me 20-ish a class and the other would charge me 45. Shop around. (funny thing is the one that charges less has sent more people to regionnals and raises 2x the funds for FGB as the one that charges more

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See if you can workout a deal where you do the box a service to take some funds off the fee. EXAMPLE- a box three hours from me offered a free membership as long as you cleaned the box. (I would of jumped on that if I could of been closer). If you are an insurance agent, advertiser, lawyer, graphic artists, bookkeeper...on and on and on you could probably offer a service for free for the cost of attending .

Or you can home wod like I do. But you won't see results as quickly and you have to be way way way more diligent about form and programming than the run of the mill crossfitter. (I probably spend an hour a day beyond working out just learning form and programming is your hour of time a day worth 30 bucks?)
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
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My gym is up there at $40 a month, and there are about 8-10 classes a day, and to my knowledge you can get as many classes as you can handle
And what exactly goes on in those classes?


Have you been to and trained at an affiliate yet?
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:57 AM   #6
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Re: Too much $$$

The answer is simple--if it's not worth it for you, don't pay it. Work out at Golds or in your garage gym, or with a private Oly or strength coach on a semi-regular basis. Plenty of people see value in paying more to go to a CF gym than they would pay at a Golds/24/PF.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:03 AM   #7
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If it helps, one of my family has a box. They are not rich by any means =).
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:05 AM   #8
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I am not saying it is not worth it... I am saying I just cant afford it. I will just try the at home method
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:33 AM   #9
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I can identify. You can cf at home most of the time, then hit a couple classes a month to check your form. I'd def find someone to bounce the skills and your form off every once in a while. Being 3mos. in, we always need another set of eyes..
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:00 PM   #10
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Re: Too much $$$

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I am not saying it is not worth it
Then I think you just answered your own question.

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