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Passion Funded: CrossFit

A CrossFit membership is often a hefty monthly expense (typically $80 -$150/monthly membership), but the value is much greater than an average gym membership.  A CrossFit membership often means surrounding yourself with positive influences and exercising more often with a built-in support group.   

Before you decide to you ‘can’t afford’ a CrossFit membership, check out my money-saving and money-making ideas and mindset toward this investment in yourself.  

I understand that sometimes saving just isn’t enough, [been there]! So let’s explore ways to save money AND make MORE money to fund our life passions.

First, Adopt the “Passion Funded” Mindset

Think of CrossFit as personal training.  At $150/month that’s only $5/day!

The more you go, the less the cost per session.  So get your money’s worth and go as much as you can!

Every class is like a personal training or small group training session.

Compare that cost to actual cost of personal training or small group training- and you’re probably scoring quite the deal!  $5 per day for CrossFit  -or- $25 per day for personal training… hmm….

Save Money. Make More Money. To Fund Your Passions.  & CrossFit!  🙂 

Here are 7+ Ways to Afford a CrossFit Membership

#1  Quit Paying for Expensive Cable

I haven’t had cable for about 5 years.  I have wi-fi for $40/month, but the extra $60 per month to watch one channel at a time wasn’t worth it to me.  I’ve saved more than $3600 in the past five years simply by not having cable.  I don’t miss it at all.  Instead of cable, I use a digital antenna.  With the antenna I get several basic channels so I am still able to watch popular shows like The Voice, Dateline, Scandal, Chicago Fire and more!

Instead of cable, I prefer to pay for internet. With the internet I can watch anything on YouTube like music videos or CrossFit events.  I can browse the web on the big screen or I can cue up Hulu or Netflix.  I personally prefer Hulu since it has all of my favorite channels- Bravo, DiscoveryID, HGTV, it has several great movies.  It’s only $7.99 a month!

#2  Launch & Monetize a Professional Blog

I finally decided to launch my blog and it’s keeping me extremely busy.

I’m full with excitement and hope.

If you have a blog inside of you, you should launch it.

If you’re not sure, read my post

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#3  Coach, Officiate, Tutor, Teach…

If you’re interested in building the future of our youth through educational and extracurricular communities, consider getting involved in these ways to earn a little extra cash:

  • Coach a sport
  • Officiate Youth Sports
  • Give Lessons in pitching, guitar, singing, etc.
  • Be a substitute teacher or instructional assistant
  • Teach and Tutor
  • Take tickets at the extracurricular events
  • Babysit, Puppy-sit, Clean, House-sit

I have done all of these through high school, college, and beyond to earn extra cash.  While I don’t prefer them as my main methods of income, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with kiddos and gain new skills (+extra cash).

#4  Get Paid to Surf the Web

You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Searching and Discovering What’s Online at Swagbucks.com.   Simply install the Swagbucks toolbar and do your usual internet surfing, browsing, shopping and you can earn cash back!

I used Swagbucks in 2010 & 2011 and was able to earn an extra $100 for casual browsing.  You can also try Recyclebank and eBates to earn extra cash online!  I really liked Recyclebank because I was able to earn coupons that I knew I would use AND I learned some pretty neat tidbits about recycling.

#5  Sell Unwanted Gift Cards

Have unwanted gift cards laying around?  Cash them in using Cardpool.  It’s simple.  All you have to do is search the card you want to sell.  It will give you an instant offer.  I recommend browsing around for the best offer and taking any extra incentives. I sold a Starbucks card and a Maggiano’s gift card.  I took the extra money by getting an Amazon e-gift card, which paid out higher than other options. The process was easy.  I recommend selling any cards you don’t plan on using within a month.  Otherwise you might forget you have them and that money will just disappear.

#6  Sell Your Stuff on Facebook Marketplace

A great way to declutter so you can focus and make some extra money is to sell your stuff on Facebook Marketplace.  I’ve sold couches, dressers, decor, shoes, golf clubs, softball equipment, and more.  I haven’t had a lot of luck with clothes or dog items on Facebook marketplace, but I am planning to try out another channel- Letgo, Declutter, or OfferUp.

Read How I Made $3800 by Selling My Stuff on Facebook Marketplace (+Moved to the Beach!)

#7  Coach CrossFit with a CF-L1 Coach Certification

If you’re passionate about CrossFit and have any sort of leadership or coaching skills, you could get certified to become a CrossFit coach. Often coaches save on memberships and also could earn extra income from coaching for the box.

Most CrossFit coaches make $20 – $25 per class (hourly).

Can’t coach?  Offer to clean, do office work, or run socials.

What an amazing way to share your love for your sport! #GoForIt


*+1 BONUS IDEA*  Consolidate Your Student Loan & Credit Card Debts

Another way to save money would be to connsolidate your student loans and/or credit card debt into one easy monthly payment with a low interest rate.  If you are chronically ‘forgetting’ about Navient and that private university loan from 8 years ago, you can avoid tons of late fee throw aways by consolidating your loans.

For a full review post on this company please read my post, Save Thousands with Debt Consolidation Loans.

I’d love to hear how you save money or make extra money to afford your passions. Comment below! 

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