CrossFit is arguably one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world at the moment, and with good reason too (which we will get to shortly); but many people believe it to be too expensive. So, how much does CrossFit cost in Australia?
In this article, we’re going to look at some average costs or prices for CrossFit in Australia, and Perth, for your convenience.
Author: Joey Jiritano
The coming of the New Year can be the catalyst of change for many a person. Yet, to follow through and attain those well-meaning goals, whether it be to lose weight or hit that Personal Record (PR) at the gym, can turn to a faded aspiration with no hope in sight. Most of the time, the problem is the lack of process and planning to put the wheels in motion to achieve sustainable gradual changes. So, defining your outcome goal really is the easy part (especially if you adhere to the S.M.A.R.T goals principle; Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Timely). Putting some thought into how you are going to achieve your goals will give you the keys to success.
Jabba wants to hit a snatch PR of 70kg in 2018, which will add 12.5kg on his current max snatch. That’s good Jabba has a clear number to define the goal, now the process has to be established. Therefore, to achieve this goal, Jabba will;
- Dedicate 2 sessions a week to building the snatch.
- Perform 50 good quality reps at 70 – 85% at each of these lifting sessions. Along with accessory strength movements (Overhead Squats, Snatch High- Pulls etc.)
So, as long as Jabba complies and completes 50 good quality snatches at each session per week, that will amount to a minimum of 100 per week x 52 weeks a year = 5200 reps! And that’s not including the accessory work on top of that. It’s certainly not an overwhelming work load, as it can be broken down into 10 sets of 5 reps per session.
What You Need To Do
The example above is a simple one to showcase the power of consistency and planning. It creates a simple process to guide you toward your outcome goals.
- Grab a calendar and clearly set the times and places to work at your goals.
- Jabba decides to do the pre-planned programmed snatch sessions at his CrossFit gym every Monday and Thursday at 5:30pm.
- He will work with his coach, which keeps him accountable and holds the quality of the sessions to a high standard.
- Have a checklist and create mini-goals to work towards your main goal(s) for the year.
- Jabba attends these sessions twice a week and checks each one off as he goes. This will create a sense of empowerment and momentum that is propelled through these small achievements. This is completely relative and specific to the individual, but they should be small, relatively easy to achieve goals. That could mean just showing up to the gym on certain days, or drinking a glass of good mineral water upon waking everyday… easy peasy.
It’s important to observe and measure progress periodically, this will help you to affirm you’re on the right path. Lifting and performance measurements are an easy metric. With something like weight-loss or body composition goals, taking a photo monthly will give you observable evidence that you’re on the right track. Tracking will also motivate you when you see favourable results, feeding the fire to get after them 2018 goals.
“Discipline is freedom” – Jocko Willink
Don’t be afraid to set big goals. Although you want to be realistic with your expectations, that doesn’t mean shying away from seemingly difficult goals that require an abundance of hard work and sustained discipline. Planning a new routine can be life changing and profoundly important towards the bettering of oneself.
Need some ideas for some goals? OK, here’s a few;
- Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. Decide what time would work best for you. Set an alarm to get up and get it done! You might be amazed at how much more productive you can be.
- Read a book a month (non-fiction). Get some highly recommended reads and devour that knowledge.
- Diet goals you ask?
- Food prep. Aim to have a healthy whole foods lunch and/or dinner prepped for each day of the week.
- Cut out any bad foods (sodas, processed foods, fast foods, donuts etc.)
- Include veggies in a meal each day. At least one meal containing a few serves of veggie goodness. Look up recipes that will inspire you and help to make healthy choices palatable for you.
- Training goals?
- Just get to the gym. Make it a habit and part of the routine. Consistency is the most powerful conductor for progress and change.
- CrossFitters: PR your ‘Fran’ time, or a workout that challenges you and exploits your current weaknesses.
Make it your year for change. Think of some personal goals and plan a strategy to get after them!
One of our strongest female athletes both mentally and physically. Bel is part of the glue that holds Norsemen Community together. She is consistent with her training and has no signs of letting up!!
You will see her at the 1530hrs and 1630hr classes, get to know Norsemen athlete Bel.
“My fitness journey started in 2009 when close family encouraged me to lose some weight. I say ‘journey’ as it’s been and still is a ‘journey’ for me…..it’s not a destination.
Across the following years I achieved some fantastic weight loss goals. But having a lull in my training and not remaining consistent in my ‘journey’ saw me slowly regain the weight I had lost and loose the gains in strength I had made.
In early 2012 a close friend encouraged me to enlist a personal trainer. Weighing in over 110kg I was in denial of how bad things had become. It was the feeling of pushing my limits both mentally and physically that hooked me into bettering myself, pushing my limits and seeing changes in my strength, the comfortability in my body and my mental resilience.
Seeing a drop of 27kg in weight from my determination and consistency in training I couldn’t have been happier.
Late 2013 my journey came to an unforeseeable halt when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. An Overactive Thyroid Condition.
Following some extensive treatment and armed with a determination to not let this disease get the better of me, I returned to training and enrolled into a local college to be a personal trainer. I completed my Cert III and IV in Fitness and my Level 1 CrossFit and started helping others with their own fitness goals.
Across the following years with significant rounds of differing medications the only remaining option for my diagnosis was surgery. Weeks after surgery I was back at the gym reset and focussed on my journey.
With a change in direction by the gym I was training at I started to look for a dedicated CrossFit training facility.
CrossFit Norsemen opened its doors in October 2017 and I felt like I was in the right place for me.
I’ve been with CF Norsemen since its inception and they have given me the results I was chasing and pressed for me to make new goals to continue in this journey.
You only have to see Bel in the box and you will know that her true passion lays in Olympic and Powerlifting. Try and keep up Brothers & Sisters!!!
CF Norsemen has shown me that they are all about the community and their members. I’m part of this AMAZING community and we show unconditional support and encouragement. Everyone has time for each and every member, the coaches will spare the time for you, even if it’s just for a chat about your day. They kept me sane while I was so stressed during the planning and lead up to my wedding.
The coaches knowledge is second to none combined with a down to earth nature it’s their approachability that keeps everyone coming back. The programming is exciting and challenging but scalable to all skill levels.
The coaches, the members and the programming push us to get the result we want…… making us mentally and physically tougher each and every day.
CF Norsemen brings out the best in me, as far as I’m concerned it’s the place to be. Can’t wait to see what else I can achieve.
Ask Bel about her determination to complete FRAN at Rx…….She has the scars to prove it.
One thing I can pass on is that focusing all your energy only on the destination makes the process of health and fitness feel unhealthy, making you less likely to stay with it and find success.
I now see my participation in working out as my time to de-stress from everyday life.