We were going to tell you how CrossFit is an investment into increasing your longevity and your quality of life.
We were going to tell you stories of how spending the additional money on CrossFit is one of the best investments you can make.
We were going to tell you that, since your investment goes directly toward fighting off metabolic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, in addition to dramatically lowering your risk of suffering a stroke, joining the CrossFit community is one of the best investments you can make.
But we didn’t tell that story...
...at least not in this article.
We actually began our research by taking a look at the costs of a traditional gym membership and comparing our findings with the value gained from a membership at CrossFit Thelo.
We were shocked at the results! Seriously.
First though, a little more about us and our local environment...
We are blessed to operate CrossFit Thelo in an area of the country that has one of the lowest cost of living rates in the U.S.
Gym memberships are as cheap here as you will find them anywhere, and even our own membership rates are significantly cheaper than the industry average.
In our neck of the woods, most boutique gym memberships cost between $20 - $40/month. So, for as little as $240/year, you can buy access to a facility with workout equipment, free
weights, showers, cardio machines, and very often, a sauna or steam room.
By any measure, that’s a steal – unless you happen to live close to a fitness center franchise chain, in which case, joining that franchise gym may be even cheaper.
But is it really cheaper?
Let’s take a look at the numbers...
If we use the average cost of a local gym membership (and as we’ve already mentioned, gym memberships are generally cheaper here in the local area than in a more populated locale), we can estimate that the average gym goer will pay around $360 for an annual gym membership.
Still seems pretty cheap, right?
But let’s also consider that the average gym goer also only steps foot inside the gym twice a week, which means that each visit costs around $3.75.
Another important thing to note here is that there is no one holding you accountable to whether you’re showing up to the gym – and even more specifically – whether you’re getting in a good workout while you’re there.
With these things in mind, achieving lasting results is unlikely, and many well-meaning people with a gym membership end up gaining weight, getting slower, weaker, and enjoying life even less than they did before starting their budget gym membership.
But let’s take a look at CrossFit Thelo...
CrossFit Thelo will run you around $100/month for unlimited gym time.
In other words, if you came to CrossFit Thelo every day the doors were opened (or 6 times/week), you’d be spending around $3.85 per workout session.
FULL DISCLOSURE: CrossFit is about so much more than the workout – it’s about the community, and it’s about the relationships you develop while you’re there.
And that accountability we mentioned earlier? With CrossFit, it’s built in. Your friends are at the CrossFit class, and guess who’s going to text you if they see you’re not showing up? That’s right. Those same friends you’ve developed lifelong friendships with will be holding you
accountable, not only for the times you decide to skip the gym, but also to your own goals.
We admit it though – there’s even more than this – CrossFit is addictive. If you’ve never done it, it’s hard to describe the feeling of setting a new PR (personal record) or overcoming fears or achieving your fitness goals.
But once you’ve done it, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
And let’s not forget that, for $3.85 per class, you’re also getting invaluable advice from coaches who build the fitness programming for you (so you don’t have to spend additional time and energy trying to figure out what muscle groups you’re going to work for the day). Our coaches care and ensure you are safely completing each workout and having fun while doing so.
I don’t know about you, but investing less than a dollar per week more than what you would spend going to a traditional gym, and considering the value you get from being a part of the CrossFit community – it’s a no-brainer!
So, if you’re spending an average of $360 on an annual gym membership, but you rarely darken the entry to the gym, how much are your good intentions really coasting you?
Look, we get it. We’ve been there. We understand that quality of life is important, and one of the ways we all ensure we have a higher quality of life is by investing time, energy, and resources into things that are important to us.
Why not invest in yourself? You’re going to spend the money on something anyway – why not invest it in something that will pay greater dividends not only today, but in the future as well?
You Next steps
Now is the perfect time to take the next step and join us at CrossFit Thelo.
You’re already here at the website. Why not come check us out at our location for a week? We have classes to accommodate just about every schedule, to include times for open gym.
And did we mention that your first week is free?
Still not convinced? Then you won’t want to miss our next blog, where we uncover even more findings in our research — things like how CrossFit can save you nearly $14,000/year in medical costs and how CrossFit significantly reduces your risk of stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and a number of other metabolic diseases.