Why Does CrossFit More Than a Regular Gym?

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Why Does CrossFit More Than a Regular Gym?

We hear this question all the time – WHY is CrossFit so expensive?  Here’s the one hundred percent no BS answer.  

When compared the cost to a regular gym membership at a local globo gym, we will call it The Fitness Hut, $20 is a bargain!   Cheaper, sure. But there’s no value in that membership. Let me explain.

The “Fitness Hut” has a business model built around the fact that you won’t use the gym.  Yes, they are banking on you not coming in. Truth is, only about 20% of “Fitness Hut” members actually utilize their gym membership on a regular basis. The other 80% stay at home or visit sporadically and continue to pay their minute membership costs.  What’s twenty bucks, right? For most, it’s a $20 bargain with a $0 value.  

Let’s say you fall into the minority above and religiously visit your Fitness Hut.  Side by side, let’s see how your value lines up with what you get in a CrossFit gym. Take the examples below:

Fitness Hut – workout on your own, do your own thing.

BTG CrossFit – Expert coach guides every class.


Fitness Hut – how long do I have to wait to use that station? Does a trainer even see me?

BTG CrossFit – No overcrowding as classes are capped at 10 members.


Fitness Hut – Hopes you don’t show up.

BTG CrossFit – The Community and coaches keep you accountable.


Fitness Hut – Some outside programming companies charge $40-$500 for programming.

BTG CrossFit – Each class is programmed and includes a warmup, mobility, proper movement pattern instruction, modifications for movements,  a strength component, a conditioning component, a cool-down, and workout tracking.


Fitness Hut – front desk attendant glances up from their phone as you scan your member number.

BTG CrossFit – first name basis with the owners & staff. Regular goal setting sessions to make sure members are progressing on the right track – we know you and your goals.


As for the cheap factor, The Fitness Hut may not cost as much but no question – you get what you pay for!

An even more logical explanation of the “expensive” nature of CrossFit is in the numbers. 

Our Unlimited CrossFit membership option is $165 a month. Those with unlimited memberships average 5-6 group classes per week, totaling about 24 classes per month. That’s LESS than $7 per class. Compare that to a local yoga studio who sells a 10 class card for $169, which comes to almost $17 per class.  Seven bucks for a group CrossFit class at Bridge The Gap CrossFit is less than what most of us spend on daily iced coffee.

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