We are writing to you today during a time of great excitement for our gym and all of our members and staff. We are coming up on our 2 year anniversary!
We have built CrossFit 248 based on goals which were created a little more than 2 years ago when presented with the opportunity of a lifetime-the chance to chase a dream we never thought possible-to open our own gym. We were just two young adults, obsessed with CrossFit, working out in a garage and trying to build a business because we absolutely love health and fitness and we wanted to help others find that same love as well. Without an ounce of business experience between the two of us we embarked on this incredible journey which has morphed into the gym we all now call home. We are incredibly grateful to you all for helping us build such an incredible facility and community-we are beyond blessed.
We have grown from a dream to a small, oddly shaped and unpainted gym and then once again into our beautiful new facility which is over double the size, has double the equipment and runs specialty courses, skills sessions and a whole host of other services we have added over the last two years to help us reach our original goal of helping other to get better faster and in a safer way.
We started with just Nick and Nicole and have grown to a staff of 5, including very well-rounded and incredibly educated coaches who love their craft and work on perfecting their skills in coaching and movement constantly inside and outside of the gym. We started with 3 certifications and now have over 20 between our staff. AND we even were rated one of the Top 5 CrossFit gyms in Metro Detroit by CBS News.
We have all of our incredible members and coaches to thank for all of that because without all of you this would still be just a dream. We are inspired everyday to be better by the athletes in our gym and we have more goals and bigger dreams we are working towards making a reality. We are always focused on creating a better member experience focused on helping YOU achieve YOUR goals at a faster pace in the friendliest and most FUN environment we can possibly create. We want to be industry leaders.
In order to continue to improve the overall experience at CrossFit 248 we are introducing our “2015 Pricing Structure” which will apply to ALL new, incoming members as well as anyone who is currently a member that has to cancel or put their plan or pass on hold after today.
The 2015 Pricing Structure for all new, incoming members and any current member who has to cancel or put their membership on hold, is as follows:
$150 per month for Unlimited CrossFit Classes
$125 per month for 12 CrossFit Classes
$100 Open Gym Membership (Includes ONLY Open Gym times. This option ONLY available to those who have completed On Ramp AND attended 10 Group Classes at CrossFit 248.)
We also will be including these membership add ons:
Silver Membership Upgrade: +70 add-on to any membership. Includes 2, 30 minute personal training/skills sessions per month with a qualified CrossFit 248 Coach.
Gold Membership Upgrade: + 140 add-on to any membership. Includes 4, 30 minute OR 2, 60 minute personal training/skills sessions per month with a qualified CrossFit 248 Coach.
15% Discount for Full-time, Undergraduate Students, Full-time Police and Firefighters and Active or Retired Military with proof.
We would also like to announce some changes we are going to be making to our new and improved Open Gym experience. We know that many of you want some extra skill work outside of WODs & we need to account for staffing & equipment usage, so we’re moving toward this structure for new members, BUT we’ll grandfather you in until the end of June.
We’re excited for this time because it will eventually allow us to add new services such as additional programming in Phase 2 and new equipment in Phase 3 for the people who use our Open Gym time. We also hope to add a Competitior’s Meet-Up or Competitive programming on a designated day of the week which would be available to anyone OF ANY SKILL LEVEL who would like to be in a more competitive setting to help them improve on a once weekly basis. There are some programming ideas we have been DREAMING about for a long time which are not appropriate or even possible in a group class setting (squat cycles, strength cycles, etc) which we will be able to do in Open Gym in the future with this change. We also will eventually be able to purchase some new equipment we have had our eyes on which would not be appropriate for a group class which will be easily used in an Open Gym setting and new equipment is always fun! The opportunities here are endless and entirely up to you-that is why we love Open Gym and really think you will too! We really believe that this change will lead to a more effective (in terms of goal-achievement) and FUN time for those who choose to utilize this additional service. Make sure to get locked in at the July rate because if you do, your Open Gym rate will stay at $10/$25 per month for the life of your current membership!
The Open Gym Membership add-on will roll out as follows for current members but will be full-price for all new, incoming members as of today:
Phase 1: Now-July 1. Free Open Gym for current athletes. All new, incoming athletes subject to 2015 Pricing Structure.
Phase 2: July 1-August 1. Open Gym: $10 membership add on per month for Unlimited Members, $25 membership add on for 12x per month members
Phase 3: Starting August 1. Open Gym: $15 membership add on per month for Unlimited Members, $30 membership add on for 12x per month members
ALL members will be able to be in the gym for 15 minutes before and after the start time of your class to stretch, mobilize and repair your body but we ask, and will enforce, that anyone who wants to do additional work please purchase the Open Gym membership add on. Of course, you are more than welcome to hang out in the lobby area to socialize and talk as long as a CrossFit 248 Coach is there, but if you want to do more work please respect our rules. We will be very strict about this because we feel it would be unfair to our members who do pay for an additional service, Open Gym, if we allowed Joe Schmo to come in 30 minutes early to stretch and do a squat cycle for free when others are paying for the same right. We promise to be equal in our enforcement of these principles!
We have decided to make this move towards a more stratified pricing structure where our members only pay for the services they want instead of making everyone pay for everything and we truly do believe that this move will allow us to better serve you account for the increased staffing and equipment usage that comes along with our maintenance and improvement upon the high quality experience we are always striving to provide at CrossFit 248. We absolutely promise we will not quit in our effort to help you reach your goals in the most safe, fun and effective environment we can possibly provide.
Helping YOU is our goal and our dreams now, as it always has been, is to help others live happier, healthier lives mentally, physically and emotionally inside AND outside of the gym. We are so grateful to be a part of such a special place filled with so many incredible people. You inspire us!
See you in the gym!
Nicole and Nick