A few weeks back, we invited you all to fill out an anonymous survey to see how we are doing and what changes we should make. The purpose of this blog post is to go over some of the comments. Overall, you are happy! But, there were a few comments here and there we felt we needed to address. We believe that if one or two people think a certain way, others may too, so the comment warrants discussion. Below are some survey comments and our response.
Comment: “Is there any way you can reduce the monthly fee?”
We are coaching professionals who deliver a service, just like an accountant, a lawyer, etc. We enroll in continuing education and are constantly doing our own research, programming, collaboration, etc. We coach you when you walk through the door. You are not on your own, paying a membership fee to use equipment. While we understand that $150 isn’t small change, if you are coming in consistently, the monthly charge equates to less than $8 per class. Compare that to other group training, yoga, drop-in fees for aerobics/spin classes, etc. and I think you will agree that you are getting a great value.
Comment: “The monthly fee is expensive and should also include barbell classes, nutrition services, etc.”
See above response.
Comment: Some of you want additional workouts to get stronger and faster.
Our program is a strength and conditioning regimen designed to get you better. And why we can’t throw more training volume on everyone, we can assign a few “engine” workouts per week that are orthopaedically safe. So, we are hanging a whiteboard near the air bikes where there will be two additional “engine” workouts per week that will be done on the ski ergs, as a run, on the rower or the bikes. If you have a heart rate monitor, it will be very beneficial in terms of learning pacing, capacity, etc., but it’s not necessary. Look for these workouts the first week of 2016.
Comment: “Post a scaled version of the WOD.”
Any given workout has an infinite number of modifications. Some people need to scale the weight down, some must do a modified version of the Rx movement due to range-of-motion issues, others need to completely substitute a movement because of injury. Therefore, scaling is completely personal. If you ever have questions regarding the best way to scale a workout for you, please ask!
Comment: a few of you want us to offer yoga.
We love yoga! And we’ve tried offering a weekly session in the past, but it wasn’t well-attended. Luckily, there are many reputable yoga studios in town. We think trying these studios out is a great idea. Another would be to subscribe to the website ROMWOD.com, which gives you daily yoga poses and is focused at CrossFit.
Comment: What are the Vero Barbell classes?
Vero Barbell is CrossFit Vero Beach’s in-house, USA Weightlifting Club. The members who attend these sessions, Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 PM, spend time outside of CrossFit classes focusing solely on the clean, jerk and snatch and accessory movements to improve the lifts. The cost for Vero Barbell is $25/month for CFVB members.
Comment: “We need education on the product lines you carry.”
We stock products that we personally use and believe in. We’ve got protein, whole-food bars, aminos, joint care, a product that helps reduce lactic acid in muscles, etc. We aren’t into pushy sales tactics, so if you have questions, just ask!
Thank you for being open and honest in the survey. We are always looking to improve and also appreciate the opportunity to clear up misconceptions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTIANA!
Workout of the Day
:10 (heats of 10, staggered)
AMRAP in 18 minutes of:
80 calories – row
40 wall balls 20/14
20 clean & jerk 135/95 Masters 55+ 115/65
10 bar muscle-ups (or 15 chest-to-bar pull-ups)
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