Cost of CrossFit

How much does CrossFit Cost?

By Saul Bustamante

I just read an inspiring article from a blog that I follow. Here is the link in case you want to read the article (highly recommended):

I have been working for almost 2 years in Bahía CrossFit and the question always comes up:

"Why is CrossFit so expensive?"

There are a thousand ways to explain the cost of CrossFit:

  • Affiliation fees
  • Licensed CrossFit coaches
  • Consistant and ongoing training
  • Maintaining a small ratio of students to coaches
  • Personalized instruction
  • Attention to detail
  • Purchasing and maintaining equipment
  • Systems like Wodify
  • Training schedules
  • and on and on and on…


So what is the cost of doing CrossFit versus the cost of following a “normal” lifestyle?


Let’s break things down:

Let’s say that the average monthly fee for an Affiliated CrossFit box in Mexico is $1,000 MXN. If you train 5 days a week, religiously, and take 1 day of rest and a day for active recovery, it means that you train 20 days / month.

This translates to a personal investment of $50 MXN / day. If you prefer to train 7 days a week – or you stay for the community – your investment per day is $35 MXN.

What is the benefit of that investment of $50 MXN / class?


An “investment”?

It's an investment in wellness and health.


In addition to increasing your

  • strength
  • speed
  • coordination
  • resistance
  • confidence
  • improved sleep
  • stress release
  • great community
  • and building lifelong wellness habits

...there’s an endless list of benefits that CrossFit brings to your life.

What else could you spend $50 MXN per day on?

What else could you spend $50 MXN/day on?

  • A few street tacos?
  • A sub-of-the-day at Subway?
  • A fast food burger?
  • An ice cream cone or cake?
  • This amount is not enough for 10 hot wings, but maybe a couple of quesadillas.
  • A movie ticket? (Without popcorn, of course.)
  • With $50 pesos, you can’t pay the cover at a club. It may be enough for a few beers. (I don’t even want to start talking about how much we spend on a “quiet” Saturday night outing – which is easily the same price as entire month at any CrossFit box.)


Now the question becomes:

What is the benefit of these alternative expenses?

Instant satisfaction, possibly. Followed by inflammation, weight gain and a lifestyle that in the long run could end in metabolic disease.

At the end of the day, it’s your choice.

Does CrossFit still seem expensive?