Them vs Us


Them vs Us

I was driving home from work today and was wondering what it would be like if I were a member of a local gym, like NuBody’s or GlobalGym. How would I justify paying for a membership there, and not for a CrossFit gym? Are they even comparable? Here’s a short ‘them versus us’ list that I came up with. I’ll let you be the judge.


THEY have CNN or Kelly Clarkson playing in the background.

WE have other members cheering you on to finish your last rep.


THEY have cardio machines that tell you you’re going too fast.

WE have trainers that are telling you you’re not going fast enough.


THEY have mirrors.

WE have trainers that tell you how to correct your form.


THEY have biceps curls and cable crossover machines.

WE have squats and deadlifts that you’ll actually be able to transfer into real life.


THEY sell you a membership and hope you only come for one month.

WE want you to come as often as possible to help change your life.


THEY have a 20 minute workout in 2 hours.

WE have a 2 hour workout in 20 minutes.


THEY have a machine at the front desk where you swipe your card.
WE have knowledgeable trainers that are ready to give you all the fitness information that you ask for.


THEY train for looks.

WE train for life.


THEY have air-conditioning.

WE have…ok, they have us beat on that one.

4 Responses

  1. denis

    Haha… I like !!!

    Didn’t have time to run 15 K today…but ran 5 K in 28:15. That’s a PR for me. Maby I’ll try to run the rest tomorow. 😀

  2. I was supposed to have a late night with “Helen” at Kevin’s place, but those plans changed at the last minute. So, around 9.30pm I decided to do some short-course endurance training instead…

    Run 3k (For time)

    16:08 – PR by 22secs.

    The first time I ran this loop was 20Apr and my time was 18:57. I’m not sure if that’s a decent improvement but I’m happy with it… considering I HATE running. My goal is sub 15mins before the snow comes.

  3. Michael Lampley

    If you stand close to the fan of a concept 2 rower durning a sprint you can get the real sence of Crossfit A/C. Great Artical keep up the good work. Mike Lampley

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