5 Ways Joining CrossFit 816 Can Make You Money 💵
Mental Acuity 🧠
Multiple studies have shown that exercise improves cognitive ability. In his book Spark, Dr. John Ratey shows how exercise helps improve focus, fight depression and make better decisions. A sharp mind gives a professional the ability to think through projects, make informed and well-thought decisions, and the entrepreneur the space to develop new ideas or create a new line of revenue.
Energy and Immunity ⚡
People who exercise regularly are more productive at work than those who don’t, according to research published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. These same people miss less work. Physical fitness builds immunity and reduces many major health risks. Absences and decreased productivity can mean lost opportunities for advancement and lower-income. Supervisors often look unfavorably upon those who are frequently out of work.
How much difference does one promotion make over a career? A study in the Journal of Labor Research found that men who work out regularly make 6% more than their sedentary counterparts on average. For women, the numbers are higher- Women who work out regularly make 10% more on average than those who don’t.
Health Care 👩🏻⚕️
A 2012 study by the Journal of the American Heart Association showed a savings of $2500 per year for people who got adequate exercise. Adjusting that for health care cost increases of 5% per year (est) gives a 2019 savings of $3500.
Taking this a step further at CrossFit 816, we have routinely seen folks stop taking prescriptions medications because their symptoms have gone away. This is in agreement with their doctors and usually after achieving body composition and health goals. Some examples (30 day dose): Statins ($36-$600), Metformin (extended)- $235-$1200, Xanax $60-$100. Those with health insurance would pay less, but are still paying premiums and co-pays on these drugs.
The average adult will gain about 2 lbs a year from their 20's through their 50's. What this means is that many of us have about 3 sets of clothes in our closet. What we currently wear, and probably one or two sizes smaller. When our clients are consistent and establish good nutritional patterns we see them drop clothing sizes or enjoy that their clothes fit better. You may need to initially spend some money on new smaller clothes to fit your new physique, but our clients maintain their weight over longer periods of time and thus don't need to repurchase larger sizes as often.
Spend Less on Fast Food 🍟
Seventy percent of Americans eat fast food three times per week at an average cost of $12.50 per meal. Our clients who work on establishing healthy nutrition patterns routinely cut that in half by planning ahead and preparing healthy, nutritious meals and snacks. An average savings of $18 per week is another $950 savings, annually. Furthermore, the argument that cheap, hast food costs less is absolutely untrue. Let's say a very cheap fast food meal costs $5 to $7 (most are significantly more expensive than this), but the cost of cooking at home averages out to $1.50 to $3 per person. That's a 40-79 percent savings for healthier, homemade food. We won't even get into the cost of nicer, more expensive restaurants, which Americans eat at just a frequently.
The bottom line is that being in a routine of working out in an atmosphere of supportive, like-minded individuals can aid in changing your mindset to make healthier, more positive choices. These choices and behavior can impact your health, your attitude, and even your wallet.
If you are ready to see how our atmosphere and community can help affect your life in more ways than just a workout, reach out! Set up a No Sweat Intro, where we can talk about your goals and help you decide on the best path for you!