CrossFit Increases Prices for Level 1 and 2 Certificate Courses
CrossFit has announced it is raising the prices for its CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate Courses to US$1,150, up from $1,000.
CrossFit’s Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate Courses provide required training for any aspiring CrossFit coach: the Level 1 lays the foundation of CrossFit methodology, which builds to a deeper understanding of program design, movement patterns, and implementation in Level 2.
The new price, which will take effect this Friday, April 15, will not impact the entire community, said CrossFit in a statement via email.
“The price will not increase (i.e., cost will remain at $1,000) for all levels of current, valid trainers seeking to revalidate, up-level their credentials, or acquire CEUs. Additionally, due to the strength of some currencies, courses in select countries are exempt from the increase. Please refer to the Level 1 and Level 2 Course pages for more details.”
Why it matters: CrossFit’s Level 1 Course was first introduced in 2002 at a cost of $1,000. Though their website clearly states, “CrossFit reserves the right to update pricing at any time,” this is the first time since inception we are seeing a pricing change.
Not for naught: Level 1 trainees will now have access to additional digital resources, including a copy of the Level 1 lectures and a 30-day post-training series intended to help the new trainers apply what they have learned. Level 2 registrants have a new offering as well; a preparation course that will take place online prior to their weekend of training.
The big picture: Global inflation is on the rise again, partially due to the pandemic and also the current war in Ukraine. Forecasters predict that the US inflation rate will hit another four decade high for March when numbers are released. Americans are feeling the financial crunch in all aspects of their life, including a cost of living increase, increased gas prices, in which many have now clamped down on spending in return.