Welcome back to the conversation. We’ve been discussing the lies that people believe about CrossFit, and if you missed Lie #1, you can check it out here.
Today, we’re going to talk about Lie #2 – CrossFit Is Too Expensive.
We could go at this several ways, but I’d like to start by saying, I GET IT! Before I jumped into CrossFit, this was a lie that I believed and that I was happy to share with anybody I spoke with on the subject of CrossFit. Meanwhile, I was a member a local 24 hour fitness gym and I was spending $300/month on a nutritional meal replacement plan. Also, I was gaining weight and not the good kind.
My wife and I had spoken about CrossFit on multiple occasions, but we kept coming back to the $$. We couldn’t afford it with all the other things we’d made a priority in that season. It took some time, but eventually, we began to realize that our money wasn’t being well spent as we weren’t getting any results. There was ZERO ROI on our investments before CrossFit.
We had a few friends that had been doing CrossFit and getting some killer results, and it was starting to piss me off! I was spending more money and getting worse results. At my gym there was a personal training package where I could get time with a trainer 3X/Week for 16 Weeks for a total of $2000, but that was never gonna happen with our budget. There were also other options on the nutritional end, but again, you’re talking $$$$. Despite the higher coaching costs of CrossFit, it was starting to sound better and better, so we decided to take the risk.
Long story short, I’m down 30 lbs and in the best shape of my life. I’ve learned so much about healthy eating, proper movement, rest and recovery through CrossFit that I no longer need to spend $$$ on powders and bars to lose the weight. CrossFit has taken care of my programming, providing a coach and helping me eat better, and the accountability of the other athletes in the class doesn’t hurt either.
The last thought I’d throw out there for anyone on the fence that might be thinking, “I can’t afford it.” I would argue that you can’t afford NOT to do it if you need the results! This stuff works. You can spend the money now on a membership, or you can spend the money later on ridiculous medication and all the other fees associated with Chronic disease.