CrossFit is so expensive! I hear this one all too often in my office and online. Does CrossFit cost more than a regular gym membership? It may appear that way at first. Most gym memberships average out to about $40.00 per month for an individual. CrossFit memberships run, depending what region of the country you live in can go anywhere from $99.00 to $150.00 per month for an individual. To the uneducated $40.00 a month is a no-brainer. However, when you consider that for every CrossFit workout you participate in, you get a certified CrossFit instructor-trainer-coach at every workout. Add to that, a group of highly motivated individuals there to motivate and cheer you on at each workout. Lets not forget the faster and better results with your health gains that two hours in a regular gym four to five days a week won't even come close to matching the results you will be achieving from doing CrossFit three times a week. Not only that, most CrossFit (WOD) workouts range from seven to twenty minutes per workout. How can you beat that?
Still not convinced? How about that daily $4.00 latte or energy drink; 4x30=$120.00 a month in drinks alone. Now factor in what the average person spends a month eating out; $200.00. Give that up and now you have an extra $320.00 per month that will be more than enough to pay for CrossFit.
Still not convinced? How about these numbers:
$44,820.00: Average cost for heart bypass surgery (American Heart Asso. 1995).
$$10,000: Average cost per year per person for treating complications related to diabetes. (WebMD. Healthnews)
$$1,500.00: Average cost more per year obese patients pay for health care (ABC News/Health)
$$147 Billion: Direct and Indirect costs America spends each year on obesity (CDC 2006).
So you still think CrossFit is too expensive? If you still do. Then maybe you're just not really serious about your overall health and wellness.
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