Every once in a while I get an email or a phone call form a client looking for something cheap. Usually I’ll ask them to expand on that becuase it’s kind of a vague statement.

In most cases it comes out to wanting something for nothing. CrossFit memberships are not “cheap” but can be depending on what they’re compared to.

If you compare an unlimited CrossFit membership (which can differ from gym to gym) at $190/month to your local globo gym that charges $50/month then yes the CrossFit membership is more money. If you compare that same CrossFit membership to the globo gym membership and four personal training sessions a month @ $70ea. Now you’re up to $330 a month with only four hours of “Coaching” which usually consists of a personal trainer putting you on different machines and counting your reps (probably three sets of ten). I know this because I used to watch it happen all the time.

Now say you have that trainer two times a week ontop of your monthly membership. Now you’re up to $610 a month for eight hours of “coaching”. Let’s look back at that CrossFit membership for $190/month. Say you attended classes six times a week and had a coach putting you through a general warm up, a dynamic warm up, working with you to move better, correcting movements, helping to select loads for the workout, and giving you homework to become better. If you attend 24 classes a month that works out to about $7.92/class.

I know not every gym is the same and not all coaches are created equally so I would suggest the following options to help you with your training goals…

  • The cheapest option isn’t usually the best option.
  • Interview your potential coach and see if they fit what you’re looking for and support your goals
  • See if your coach has helped someone at your level reach their goals before. Ask to speak with those individuals if possible.
  •  What are the potential coaches or gym’s clients like. If they’re all body builders and you want to train for your first Ironman event it’s probably not going to wortkout.
  • There are a lot of places that are pushy with sales. Make sure you’re comfortable with the product, the service, and the atmosphere. No matter where you train you have to be able to see yourself there.
  • If you’re not happy is there a way to get out of it? Start off with a shorter term commitment and go from there. If the service isn’t working for you then you should be able to get out of it.
  • Make sure to give whatever your’e doing an honest try. I would suggest three months. If you’re not loving the training and the process by then, try looking for something else.

In the end you need to do what works for you and your goals. Keep in mind that no matter what your goal, it’s going to take time to get there. Find something that you love doing, surround yourself with people who have like minded goals and trust the process.

Last but not least, the effort you put in will determine your outcome. Put in the work and the results will come…

If you’re looking for some amazing coaches, an electric community and support to help you reach your goals you’re on the right track. if you’re looking for something cheap I know you’ll find that out there too, just not here…

Good luck!