The current fitness standard is a big gym with lots of machines, lots of members, and minimally trained staff. They tend to charge $50/month for access to the equipment, a pat on the head, and a hearty "good luck". With hundreds or thousands of members, they don't need to care at the individual level. As long as your payments go through, you showing up is a secondary concern.
On the other side, you can hire a personal trainer. They're responsible for helping you make and reach your goals, making sure you perform movements safely, and helping you stick to your program. These services can run $100+ per hour, which is outside many peoples' price range.
This is where CrossFit Catonsville comes in. We offer high quality, personalized training to small groups of athletes (~8-10/class) in a structured environment. Every class is led by an experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable coach who will teach you what you need to know to participate in the workout safely and effectively.
If we compare the pricing for 3 hours of training per week and assume we need coaching...
- Globo Gym ... $50/month = $4.16/hour but you get no training, no follow-up, no assistance, and no one cares if you show up.
- Personal trainer ... at a low-ball $60/hour that's $720/month for 3 hour/week with planning, education, and accountability.
- CrossFit Catonsville ... at $170/month (no contract cost) you pay $14.17/hour for 3 classes/week, but you can add more classes at any time for no additional cost PLUS you get personal attention in every workout, a community of friendly athletes, education in every movement, coaches who will call you if you stop coming, and many available class times.
So why are our prices higher? Because we're worth it. This may be crazy, but call us maybe?