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November 18, 2012

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freddy speaks the truf!

Club sport !!

Awesome article. In my opinion, the only things a CF box has over a commercial gym are:

1. Dedicated time/equipment for CF (ie no one stealing your barbell for bicep curls while you are running your 400m)
2. Competitive atmosphere (ie a group of people doing the same WOD at the same time)
3. Specialized equipment (ie bumpers, ropes, pullup bars, boxes, etc etc)

Community and good coaching are not exclusive to CF - both can be found elsewhere. I doubt commercial gyms like 24 hr fitness will get to the point where they offer 1-3 anytime soon (too much liability/risk). This is a bad thing because there are very few competitors right now keeping the majority of boxes out there honest. How many boxes have all of us seen where the trainers just phone that shit in? Where the facilities are just so-so? Where the wannabe Games competitors stick to themselves?

I agree with Freddy, at some point soon, people are gonna do the math and say, "$200/month for this?"

long time reader first time posting.
as an affiliate owner in the third world (or developing world for those politically sensitive) this isnt anything new.
xfit boxes are already pricing at (sometimes below), globo gyms, although for different reasons.
since dispensable income isnt high, gym membershipis something of a luxury, so unless you want to cater to the upper class (which is a valid alternative) you have to get in line with other gyms.
margins are thinner but it still works. so maybe the end result in the us will be crossfit boxes charging a price similar to globo gyms (im talking about average - those that can differentiate like you said will still be able to charge a premium).
clearly, if i could the same
to me, the community aspect is overrated and resonates as more of a sales pitch - ie, ocmpensate bad facilities w 'community feeling'.
clearly, 99% of the population would rather join an equinox type facility if they can get the same workout. at least those that are there to train would (myself included).
bottom line, same as every industry. to survive you need to ADD VALUE.
just my 2cts and sorry for long post

Great read Great perspective!!!

^^^ LOL, FREDDY!!! SUP, TROLL!!! GOOD TO SEE YOU'RE ALIVE!

Troll makes special guest Zombie appearance! I thought that fool was dead.

Whoever is best at coaching 20% slop wins!!

Not sure if freddy and concerned even belong in the same sentence on this subject ....hah!^^^^^ missin my peeps :(

Freddy you shouldn't be concerned about those commercial gyms trying to take over and all the copycats out there.There's a huge difference between knowing the path and walking the path. Oneworld is well respected and stablished because of the owners and coaches,dedication,knowledge,experience and the LOVE to coach.Theres no comparison and I think comparisons are odious anyway, well done is always better than well said.You and Brad and the Staff has made Oneworld Crossfit a role model to many Crossfit gyms and being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. You've set examples for so many to follow,examples is not the main thing in influencing others, it's the only thing.Success it ain't about money or fame.Success is living a life u feel proud of.So OneWorld is OneWorld because You and Brad created something that gives you porpoise and meaning. Thank You for caring and making all of us part of da family.God Bless OneWorld

Great topic that could honestly take hours and hours of chat. I have been at my box in Indiana for 2 years. Some things that have really stuck with me is the fact my coaches always do things like form work, skill transfers,nutrition ed, etc. Yes u r right. Anyone can cut corners just to say they are a "crossfitter" wether it is to go to a globo gym or to building your own gym. Those things will always come with a compromise. Wether it is risk of injury by lifting like an idiot and NOT having a true crossfit coach to guide u to a better form, or having no one to motivate you to push harder-faster-longer.

Not to mention you can also do Crossfit at home by making a home gym slowly building it from Craigslist and garage sales (from those that buy a bunch of stuff and then never use it) and following any of the tons of boxes that post their programming. That doesn't replace good coaching which is where any followers that want to excel will pursue and the community aspect (but many post and commune that way). The point is well-taken, though, and is a standard business tenet. People will gravitate towards and pay a premium for quality and something they can't get somewhere else.

Always appreciate the honesty, experience, and enlightment of CF from you Freddy. Will keep reading and Happy Thanksgiving to the CF One World gym.

AWESOME POST!!! FREDDY, THE CROSSFIT ORACLE. LOL!!! I'M SEEING THE SAME THING AT THE PLACE I'M COACHING AT IN SUNNYVALE. THERE ARE PERSONAL TRAINERS THAT COME IN FOR A LITTLE BIT, JUST LONG ENOUGH TO LEARN HOW TO COACH, AND THEN BAIL.

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