Your Gym Owner Might be Taking Home $200 a Month: Still Think Your Gym is Expensive?

September 28, 2021 by
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“CrossFit is too expensive.”

It’s a common complaint, and it’s understandable, as the $160 a month your CrossFit gym charges is significantly more than the $60 a month you could pay at the local community center or Globo gym. 

But the reality is the costs and time involved to own and run a CrossFit affiliate, or small functional fitness gym, means many gym owners are putting in full-time hours and still aren’t even coming close to earning a living wage, let alone a professional wage. 

The sad reality 

Sean Pastuch, the founder of Active Life Rx put it this way: “Your gym owner is not crushing it.”

“I have news for you. With the rare exception your gym owner is struggling. They are not charging you enough to pay themselves. They are working long, hard hours. They can’t even give you everything they want…they’re afraid to raise rates and live a secure life because they believe if you do you’re going to leave and you’re going to take your friends,” he added. 

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