IMPORTANT NOTE ON MEMBERSHIP RATES
When I first opened our gym in 2012, I swore that for better or worse I would run the business exactly the way I wanted . A place where I could be myself and a gym where members are free to let their hair down and keep it real.
I have always been careful to, and taken pride in running an honest business, and in treating our people the way I would like to to be treated. It has been a point of pride for me throughout our years in business, and that won't change going into the future.
A year ago, we had 129 members. Remember those days? Classes were HUGE. Slowly, people started avoiding certain class times due to the size. Then gradually people began to leave, for the same reason.
For the last year I haven't done any serious advertising. No Groupon, or big specials. I've let the gym find its balance, and I think we have. We've been in a holding pattern for the last 3 months, as far as membership numbers go, as I've let things settle.
The gym has found its sweet spot. Retention is solid, class sizes are perfect (in my opinion), and we are able to provide the type and quality of coaching that I believe is missing in most other gyms, not just in CrossFit.
So the decision was: raise membership rates, or bring in 30 more members and try to manage chaos. It was an easy decision, only because of its necessity. We have more classes, more equipment, and better coaching than any gym in our area, and our rates have been considerably lower than other local CF boxes.
So beginning February 1st, all members will be brought to our 2018 rate of either $119 or $149 per month. And because I love you all equally, we'll also cease "special case" discounts on that date.
I know the increase isn't much for most of you, but there are other cases, and I understand that.
If this places too much of a surprise burden on your budget, you may prepay for up to 2 months in advance at your current rate. This payment is due before Feb 1st. Then, beginning April 1st, (or 15th) you can make your fist payment at the new rate.
PAID IN FULL MEMBERS
For the few of you that have Paid In Full for the year, you will not owe anything, and won't be due for an increase until your current 12 months expires. At that time you can purchase a paid in full 6 months, or 12 months at our current rates, minus your 10% or 15% discount for being a Paid In Full.
Those of you on a Couples Membership will still receive 10% off of the second membership.
MEMBERSHIP FREEZE POLICY
1: You may Freeze your membership for 30, 60, or 90 days for any reason, at $25/per month of the Freeze.
2: If the Freeze is for a medical reason, for you or a family member, you will not be charged.
If you believe that your case warrants a different arrangement from everyone else in the gym, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am meeting with the coaching staff on Friday to discuss some changes to help us continue providing the best CrossFit experience around. I want to provide our members with the best, and I will be expecting the very best from our coaching staff.
I will post some of the changes here on the website over the weekend, after the Coaches meeting on Friday.
I am super stoked to announce that on February 17th from 5-9pm, we will be offering a CFC Parents Night Out. You are welcome to bring your kiddos by anytime during those hours, allowing parents some much needed adult time.
We will have a video game system set up, as well as projector and large screen for a movie. Please provide snacks and drinks for your kids.
This is a free event for our members and their kids.
There will be a sign up board out on the floor beginning next Monday. Please sign up if you plan to drop your kids off, and let us know how many kids you're bringing, to help Howard and Gina better plan.
Looking forward to a great 2018, Cimmerians. Thank you for allowing me an incredibly rewarding career. I promise to give you my best.
Met-Con: 20 Min AMRAP
Deadlift (275/185) Scale to 60% or less. If your form breaks down, drop weight immediately.
Strict Pull-Ups (scale to rings or bands)
Max Calorie Row in remaining time. (bikes can be used in larger classes)