Posted on December 27, 2016
Almost two years ago I wrote a blog post acknowledging the fact that some of our classes had become quite big. I explained a few of the ways the Dūrātus staff decided to navigate the present issues, while also offering a few ideas how Dūrātus members could find ways to alleviate the busyness of certain classes. What I did not say in that post, was that we had already begun a search for a new location. In fact, we began our search in the fall of 2014. Over the last 2 years we have walked through countless buildings hoping to find the right space for the future of our gym. Although we were close on several, things never quite materialized. It was the beginning of last summer that we expanded our search to include vacant land. Less than a month later - we found a plot of land that we think will be an incredible spot for the future of Dūrātus. Just east of Hamilton and north of Trent, the future CrossFit Dūrātus will be 2 miles away from our current location. With good access to the freeway and close to downtown (especially with the future expansion of M.L.K blvd), we believe this location will continue to serve our members well. The building itself will be designed and constructed with the best possible training environment in mind. It will have everything we currently have and more. This means more space, more equipment, and better facilities. Even though we won’t move until early summer, we are already incredibly excited to take this next step with the community that has faithfully supported Dūrātus for the last 3 years. We will continue to update as we get more information. In the meantime - we ask for your continued grace as we navigate a growing membership in a small space.
There will be a couple of additional changes coming to Dūrātus this year.
First, as of February 1st, 2017 we will be increasing our rates. Although, we have not changed our rates since we opened in the summer of 2013, the cost of operating has climbed yearly (changing legislation, insurance, staff wage increases, janitorial, equipment, etc.). As we continue to grown, add more staff, and increase our class offerings it has become necessary to increase our rates. This is how it will affect our current membership structure:
- Unlimited (year long contract) - $125/month + tax
- 2 day/week (year long contract) - $85/month +tax
- Active military/fire/police/teacher/student/clergy - $100/month + tax
- month-month - $155 : 3 month - $145 : 6 month - $135 + tax
- 10 class punch card - $140 + tax
As you may have noticed, it's a $10 monthly increase across the board.
Since we have opened we have sought to be a CrossFit gym with reasonable pricing. We want to make CrossFit as available as we can while keeping up the excellence in our programing, equipment, and coaching. Although our rates will be increasing, we believe they are incredibly competitive in this area. All prepaid memberships will be considered “paid” in full. For those paying monthly - your total payment will automatically change as of February 1st. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.
Second, we will be moving to an online waiver system. This means all current members will need to resign our waiver/release form. We have chosen an online platform and cloud storage system, mainly because we are now ready to step into the 21st century. As we are set up to begin accepting the new waivers, we will be sure to let you know and provide easy ways for you to update your information.
Third, we will once again be hosting our post-holiday holiday party. Mark off the evening of January 21st on your calendar! More details to follow as we get closer.
Last, we deeply appreciate your continued commitment to the Dūrātus community. It's a special community that we are thankful to be a part of! Here is to another year of hard work and growth!