Q: Why pay for programming?

A: There is A LOT of free training out there, and if paying for programming is not in the budget, maybe free is the way to go. 

However, at Garage Gym Athlete, we meticulously design and develop training cycles, give you access to coaches, and provide an amazing community that will help keep you accountable.

If you are going the free route, you should expect a free level of service and programming.

If you decided to use us for programming, you can expect a lot out of our program, service to you as an athlete, and from our community. 

Does programming really matter that much? Read this.

Q: I am considering one of your competitors, how is your training better?

A: We are the best online programming you will find. Period. If we didn't believe that, we would close our doors. 

Now, to help you make a decision, here are a few questions to ask: 

  1. Does our competitor run a gym full-time and online programming part-time? We don't. Our team runs GGA online programming full-time. That's it! 
  2. Did our competitor write a program that just repeats itself every 12 weeks or every 12 months? That's what we call lazy. We don't do that. We write NEW programming every 12 weeks. It's a lot of work and it's worth it. We see programming as an art, a craft, and a skill we improve every time we write new workouts. 
  3. Did our competitor compete in the CrossFit Games, play in the NFL, or do they have a prolific Instagram account? News flash: Most every CrossFit Games athlete, NFL player, etc did not write the program that got them there, someone else did. And would their programming even really help you if they did write it? Do you need that volume? Are you trying to make it to that level? Don't be fooled. 
  4. Are YOU trying to be a Navy SEAL? I hate to break it to you, but have you met any operators at the end of a 20-30 year career?? They're broken! Now, as a veteran-owned company, we have mad respect for all that serve. But as Strength and Conditioning coaches, we know there is a better way then absurd volume and 2-hour training session. 

We could go on, but that should get you thinking... 

In our opinion, we have no real competitors. 

Q: What are the levels Recruit, Established, and Competitor?

f you are brand new you will realize the workouts are given at three levels; recruit, established and competitor. Below, you will be able to see where you fit in. You are only in a category if you can achieve EVERY element in said category. If you are strong as a competitor, but your conditioning is recruit level...you are not at the competitor level. If you are below recruit, you will find our workouts very challenging, but not impossible.