Behind the Numbers: CrossFit Open Domination with Wodify Insights

Behind the Numbers: CrossFit Open Domination with Wodify Insights

Behind the Numbers: CrossFit Open Domination with Wodify Insights


Did your gym harness the power of technology to elevate athlete engagement during the CrossFit Open? With Wodify leading the charge, over 60,000 athletes logged an impressive 100,000+ results across 57 countries during the Open. This isn't just data; it's a testament to our global community united in pushing limits and achieving greatness together! 

Building on this incredible display of community spirit, today let’s dive into the impact of the 2024 CrossFit Open on member retention at Wodify gyms. Welcome back to Wodify's "Behind the Numbers" series! 

The CrossFit Open is a three-week competition with challenging workouts designed to test athletes of all abilities. It fosters a strong sense of community within gyms, making it a valuable tool for member engagement. In this edition, we'll uncover an exclusive takeaway: CrossFit Open participants are nearly twice as likely to be retained as non-participants!

The Data Uncovered:

To truly understand how the 2024 CrossFit Open impacted member retention at Wodify-powered gyms, we focused on participation and retention rates. By examining these two areas, we uncovered the power of the Open on member loyalty and gym success: 


After comparing retention rates for gym members who participate in the Open, with gym members who do not, we found that one out-weighed the other (pun intended):

Members who participated in the Open were significantly more likely to be retained across all timeframes:

  • 90 Days: 87% vs. 54%
  • 180 Days: 81% vs. 42%
  • 365 Days: 63% vs. 29% (See graph linked below)

Encouraging your members to participate in the CrossFit Open significantly increases their membership lifespan! And yet, we found that over half of Wodify-powered gyms had participation rates as low as 20%:

Get into the spirit of the CrossFit Open to give your gym that competitive edge! Keep reading for expert strategies on using this information to level up your business: 

The Impact on a Fitness Business Owner's Bottom Line + Tips:

The data is clear: The CrossFit Open is a powerful tool for boosting member retention. Here's how you can leverage this:

  • Promote Open Participation: Encourage your members to participate in the Open, regardless of their fitness level. Some members might be intimidated by the CrossFit Open workouts, but reminding them of the community aspect and the opportunity to set goals can inspire them to try.
  • Celebrate Achievements: Recognize and celebrate your members' accomplishments during and after the Open. This fosters a sense of community and accomplishment that they deserve! 
  • Utilize Performance Tracking: Wodify Perform allows members to easily track, view, and celebrate their Open results, while keeping them motivated throughout the competition. Make it easier for them to set and achieve their Open goals.

By encouraging Open participation, and using Wodify's features to support your members, you can significantly improve your retention rates and build a thriving CrossFit community within your gym. It’s never too early to start preparing! 

Stay tuned for future "Behind the Numbers" editions, where we'll continue to explore data-driven insights to propel your gym to even greater heights!

Ready to put what you’ve learned into practice?
Download a free PDF handbook with many of NCFIT’s gym management procedures and philosophies that you can implement in your gym today.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Join our community of one million fitness lovers.
Get weekly fitness news and expert advice sent straight to your inbox.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

You might also like…

No items found.
Thank - hope this helps you #BuildBetter!
If the download doesn't start automatically in a few seconds, please click here to access the PDF.
Welcome HybridAF users!
Mention HybridAF on your demo call for 20% off the first year of your Core subscription*!
*Discount applies to new customers only. Not valid with any other promotions.
Brendan Rice
Get your free revenue calculator sent straight to your inbox
How about 65% off?
Book a demo with our team before the end of 2022 and get 65% off Wodify plus an exclusive Wodify Starter Pack.*
*Offer valid for new Wodify Core customers only