I’m all for charging for your product. In many cases, charging more makes consumers think they are receiving a superior product.
Riddle me this, how can a respected boxing gym charge 30-50$ a month and a martial arts academy charge 150$?
As a couple of us have mentioned, it is likely that the boxing gym is receiving grants, and many of the coaches may be giving their time for free. Boxing gyms don’t tend to be run as businesses[/quote]
I think you nailed it, love of the game vs profit.
Not exactly. If an MA school is being run as a fulltime operation then the person running it has to eat. Very few MA school owners are getting rich. Do you think Freddie Roach donates his time? [/quote]
You’re changing the parameters of the argument there mate. What a trainer who has trained 27+ world champions charges, and what my mate George or Tony or whoever can charge for their time, is a very different thing. The question was about gyms for low level pros, where the pricing structure often isn’t all that different than it is for the amateurs.
The students in the academy I visited were soft, rich, and unskilled.
When I went through orientation at the place no one would tell me the upfront prices. That only happened after a light pad workout which kind of irritated me.
And that is where it stopped. I’m not joining this school period. [/quote]
Yeah, you’ve gotta trust your gut. No one is telling you to overpay for training that you don’t feel will get you where you want to be.