So the new article got me interested in trying out our local CrossFit gym to see what the atmosphere and workouts are like. I called to get some information on memberships ect and drop in rates and they both seem pretty high if you want to attend on a pretty consistent basis.
Pretty Much comes down to x3 my regular gym membership, which I would need to keep.
What I am wondering is if
A) if its worth the money?
B.) is this standard for CrossFit gym's, being significantly more than a regular gym membership?
Any Feedback would be greatly appreciated.
From what I've heard, yes it's standard.
Also depending on your goals, crossfit is either wonderful or horrible. Their goal isn't to make you stronger per se.....it's to make you more well rounded in terms of physical fitness.
There are ten recognized general physical skills. They are cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power,
coordination, agility, balance, speed, and accuracy. (See “General Physical Skills”, pg. 4, for definitions.) You are as fit as you are competent
in each of these ten skills. A regimen develops fitness to the extent that it improves each of these ten skills.
seK, check out this thread from crossfit.com: http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...affiliate+fees (wfs)
Your question is probably one of the most valid and frequently asked. I CrossFit, but I do it on my own. Cost and schedule are definite factors. I did go to an affiliate for a brief amount of time and loved it. You can't put a price on the competition and camaraderie.
Back Squat 435lbs
Shoulder Press 195lbs
Bench Press 315lb
I am going to give it a try but I am 90% sure its not somethign I am interested in. I am pretty self motivated and most of the moments they incorporate in their workouts I either already do or can complete at my current gym. The competition would be a nice though.
From what I have seen most Crossfit gyms are quite expensive, but that is the case with any specialized training. Each class is essentially a group personal training session and with fewer members they need to charge higher monthly fees in order to cover the general expenses and cost of equipment.
Why do you still need to keep a regular gym membership? Many crossfit gyms have all of the equipment that you would need for bodybuilding, powerlifting, or general athletic training.