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Which equipment package to buy from Rogue for your professional gym

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jul 13, 2019, 3:56:41 AM

10 Alpha

Which equipment package to buy from Rogue for your professional gym

 
This is an overview of the Rogue equipment packages for more than one person. If you are in the market for equipping or upgrading your gym, the packages are a good go to to have an in build discount and not have to think too hard and order twice from Rogue for the same shipping. You will get to know which items are in each package, what alternatives there are and whether it is a good fit for you. 
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Buying for an affiliate

 
Buying equipment to open a CrossFit Affiliate is a lot different from buying for yourself. It is an easy trap to fall into to think that what you need as the owner is the same as your clients will want to use. Take some time to think about the following questions before hitting the purchase button:
 
  • What are the measurements of my gym
  • Whom do I want to attract 
  • Who does already train in my gym 
  • Which equipment is used the most
  • Which is used the least 
  • How can I improve storage 
  • Do I have enough space and storage for the new equipment 
  • When will I see the returns on the new equipment 
  • Will the new equipment helps me to create new revenue streams 
  • Will the new equipment helps me to increase existing revenue streams 
  • Am I already running at full capacity 
  • How will the new equipment work with the existing infrastructure 
  • When will I install the big items 
 
Depending on whether you are opening your doors for the first time or whether you already have a book of business the answers might vary a lot. 
 
If you currently have a lot of downtime in your gym, you might want to try to fill these first before thinking about investing in new equipment. The money might be better spent on a little bit of local marketing if you have the necessities but you are only running three classes a week. 
 

How many people will you need 

 
Based on your business plan or the group you are responsible for you will need to provide a certain number of people. The Rogue packages accommodate from an individual up to 15. Some questions you could ask yourself: 
 
  • What is the maximum number of people that could attend class based on the space 
  • What is my current peak attendance 
  • What is my current baseline attendance 
  • Will I need to replace some of the existing equipment 
  • What is my goal for expansion 
 
With this, you will avoid investing too much while at the same time keeping your current clients happy with an eye on growth. 
 

Shipping 

 
Consider the shipping costs, especially for weight plates. On your first purchase, I would go a little over what you think you need in weight as plates drive shipping costs considerably without adding a lot of extra value to your gym. You can never have too many plates in your gym, as they can be stored relatively easy. 
 
If you split the development of your gym in stages based on revenue streams and how many people attend, take care that you either buy enough from Rogue to get free shipping on all accounts or factor the shipping costs in. The best strategy is to minimize what you need for the next three years, but then buy it all in one go and implement it.
 

Assembly 

 
Rogue recommends that you assemble all of the items together with someone else. Contrary to this there are plenty of YouTube videos which demonstrate that you can do it by yourself. It just takes longer and a beam might hit you in the process. 
 

Zeus 

 
Use the Rogue Zeus engine to form the vision of your new gym. Try out many different variations. You will be surprised how your thought process might change when you try some different layouts. Keep in mind, that barbells are wider than squat racks when you design. Otherwise, you might falsely believe that more racks fit in your gym that can actually be operated. 
 
You can read my article on “How to design a garden gym with Rogue” to get an idea of this process. 
 

Military

 
The military can get special discounts and shipping arrangements from Rogue in their designated store. Make sure to ask a rep before placing the order. Also, take care that you have thought about whether your basket has made in America items only. Sometimes this can be an issue when ordering on a government budget if the material comes from abroad. 
 

Additional information 

 
If you want to make your life easy and not think too hard about the line items you are purchasing, you can just stick to the ready-made bundles. If you want to understand each line item and all alternative options you can read 
 
These articles will give you a more detailed overview of the different components and their pros, cons, and alternatives.
 
15 Alpha

15 Alpha equipment package

 

Package Price: $40.495

 

Overview

 
To structure your gym the 15 alpha package includes the I 44 Infinity rig, 8 Squat stands, 3 barbell holders, 6 GH1 Abrams, 10 concept 2 model d rowers and 10 utility benches. This gives you the possibility to reproduce most of the core scenarios of CrossFit while also providing enough equipment to run two different groups at the same time. Make sure that you have the floor space to fit all of the equipment before you order. Also, think about how you will arrange things and get your measurements right. You can avoid hassle and frustration with your clients if you think about the layout a bit longer before you hit the buy button. 
 
The rogue 15 Alpha package gives you 25 barbells in total including 2000LB of bumper plates. This completes a set which can comfortably run a class of 15 CrossFit athletes in parallel. This holds even true for the most complex WODs which need the most equipment. Kettlebells, climbing ropes, Jump boxes, Abmats, speed ropes, and slam balls are also included for all your conditioning needs. 
 
In more recent years the CrossFit games have also introduced treadmill, cycling, and skierg events. Of course, this is aimed at selling you more stuff to train with for the games. Just watch what is en vogue and get in touch with Rogue whether you can swap some of the material for alternatives. As an example, you can make use of the concept 2 package deal for having more variety for conditioning needs. Also depends on whether you want all your classes to be highly competitive or not. The more you want to stress the competitive streak the more homogenous the provided gear needs to be. 
 
Keep an eye on storage options for the extra material you put in your gym as this is not included in the price tag of the 15 Alpha package. This might add another 2000 to your order to have everything nice and neat in boxes or hanging on the walls. 
 

Items

 

(2) 1000LB ROGUE HG Bumper set for a total of 2000LB of Bumpers - You choose the weights you want up to 2000LB

Bumper plates are the workhorses of any CrossFit outfit. They take a beating, can be dropped from overhead, cheap and relatively unforgiving on feet and hands. The two downsides of bumpers are that they have more tolerance to be heavier or lighter than stated on the plate and that you can not fit a lot of weight on the bar. You might want to get a set of 6 - 8 metal reds to accommodate your strongest gym members and the odd powerlifter. If the budget is not of concern swap them for calibrated and competition plates

(15) Ohio Bar - Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves - 28.5MM Bar with Dual Knurl - Guaranteed for Life!

The Ohio Bar is the all-purpose workhorse from Rogue. It is the best value for money bar you can get from them. If you want a bit of extra touch to your gym you might want to look at the Fraser, Froning, Toomey and other editions of the bar. This way you could get some color into your gym. If you are going for a CrossFit establishment this is the right bar for the masses for all purposes. If you have some Olympic weightlifters joining your ranks you might want to look into the Pyrros bar or Euro bar to mix things up a little.  

(5) ROGUE Bella Bar - 25.0MM Women’s Bar with Dual Knurl

The Bella bar is the 15kg variation on the Rogue Ohio bar for women. It fulfills the standards of the smaller bars for women to use. Of course, the stronger gender is always welcome to work with the bigger plates and bars.

(5) ROGUE 15LB Technique Bar - The Go to bar for technique training, the same distance between collars as competition bars

The technique bars will help with training beginner in the Olympic lifts. You might also want to get a couple of technique bumpers as they are not included in this pack.

(3) Rogue 9 Bar Holders

With the three 9 bar holders, you get 27 slots to store. You can also look at the gun racks or hangers from Rogue if you prefer to store the barbells on the walls. 

(1) 500LB Rogue Kettlebell Set - Choose your own variants up to 500LB

Be careful on how you pick these. If you run a gym to make money you might be better off choosing the weights lower than you deem appropriate at first. You should be stronger than your clients. Think of them, not yourself.

(25) Sets of Rogue HG 2.0 Collars

With these Collars, you can lock all of your barbells for Olympic lifts and general safety. If you want to try something different you can also look at the boa collars. 

(15) Set of ROGUE Wood Rings

These wood rings come with the straps to attach them to your rig. This might not be ideal for ring muscle ups. If you want to do those, be prepared to have the rings anchored somewhere in the ceiling. 

(15) Rogue Medicine Ball - Can choose the weight up to 20LB

The good old medicine balls can be used for wall throws or to be slammed onto people to train their abs. I would only recommend the latter for your most advanced athletes, otherwise, people might sue you or think you are a sadist. 

(10) Rogue D- Ball /Slam Ball- Can choose the weight up to 30LB

Slam balls are great as they have one particular advantage over medicine balls. They don’t bounce back in your face after a slam. 

(5) 25' x 1.5" Climbing Rope with Eyelet - No bracket required

For this item, you have to consider your ceiling height. If you don’t have the facilities for proper climbing may be asked to have these swapped to battle ropes.

(15) Games Multi Side Boxes with 20" / 24" / 30" Sides

Boxes are always a good piece of equipment to have in a CrossFit box. Although I have sustained some of my worst injuries from them. Be careful. 

(8) S-1 Squat/Press Stands

These should keep your powerlifters at bay. You might want to consider swapping these to yokes instead to have more options in your gym.

(6) Rogue GH-1 Abram GHD

The GHD can be used for ball throws and working on your core. A versatile machine which most of your clients won’t use as they feel intimated by it.

(10) Rogue Flat Utility Bench

Yes, we also need benches. You might want to also look into swapping two or three of these into adjustable benches.

(1) I-44 Infinity Rig - Now you can get pull-ups and squat racks with the same unit 

The infinity series is the least costly range of Rigs which Rogue sells. If you want something more sturdy look into the monster lite and monster rigs.

(15) Rogue SR-3 Speed Rope

This is the middle of the range jump rope from Rogue. There are some newer models with better bearing. 

(15) Abmat

Normal sit-ups are not enough. The Abmat makes crunching even better and harder.

(10) Concept 2 Model D with PM5 Rower

This is a solid rower model which has been around for years. When talking to customer services you might want to ask if two or three of these could be swapped to a Model E. The model E is sturdier and has the seat located higher. This makes it easier for big athletes or someone who trains to get into the rower.

(1) Rogue Echo Gym Timer

The ultimate torture device. Have fun with it.

Pros of the Alpha 15 package

 
The 15 Alpha package gives you everything you need to start a Crossfit box in which you can have classes with 15 people in parallel. You might be able to even get more out of it. The necessary equipment is provided and you will have some flexibility with squat stands to move things around. You will also get all the little bits and bits like slam balls, medicine balls and jump ropes in one delivery. Nothing to be sneered at, as clicking it all together or collecting it over time can be a hassle. This is a great one-click shop to get your affiliate started.
 

Cons of the Alpha 15 package 

 
This 15 package assumes that you will copy the workouts form the earlier CrossFit games and that you will have all of your classes do the same things at the same time. If your classes are set up as competitions between 10 - 15 individuals every single time that is fine. If you want more variety, you might want to swap some of the items for other machines and conditioning equipment. The GH1 Abrams will take up quite a bit of floor space. Definitely, check your floor space before committing to suck a big package of equipment.
 

Alternatives to the Alpha 15 package

 
Alternatives to the 15 Alpha package are:
 
 

Summary

 
The Rogue Alpha 15 package is meant for serious establishments with the necessary floor space. You will have all of the necessary equipment to run classes with 15 people attending, three times a day, to get them from starter to CrossFit Champion level. This will be majorly on classic WoDs than on the newer ones, as these use some of the most recent equipment from the games. 
 
10 Alpha
 

10 Alpha package

 

Package Price: $32.000

 

Overview of the Alpha 10 package

 
The 10 Alpha package is the slightly pared down version of the 15 Alpha package. With this, you can comfortably train 10 athletes at the same time to have them compete like in the early versions of the Crossfit Games. With this packet you will get:
 
 
With the 10 bars, balls, ropes and abmats you can already do a lot of different variations. The 5 butchers, sleds and 10 Jump boxes can also be grouped together nicely. This is a package which leaves a little more equipment for push and pull movements than the Alpha 15 package. You sacrifice some of the space on the rig, as it is a shorter one compared to the 15 Alpha package. All in all, you will get a solid pack for ten athletes in a core class whilöe training some strays around it. 
 

Items of the Alpha 10 package

 
This is the itemization of the package as you will find it on Rogue's website. I have added some comments for you to keep in mind when you place your order.
 

(2) 1000LB ROGUE HG Bumper set for a total of 2000LB of Bumpers - You choose the weights you want up to 2000LB

The fitter you are the more you will have a bias towards getting fewer plates with a higher weight per plate. THat is not necessarily ideal when you have to fit out a gym. Think of all the people who will be attending your classes, not just the ones who are most like you. With this in mind, you will probably pick more plates at lower weights. The best way would be to think about your class of 10 and what weight they would use for the WoDs you do most often. You don't want to get your plates and realize, that half of the class can't load their barbells properly. You might pick up two sets of change plates in addition to the bumper plates. If you have a lot of powerlifters, talk to Rogue about adding some iron plates as well to get more weight on the barbell when needed.

(10) Ohio Bar - Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves - 28.5MM Bar with Dual Knurl - Guaranteed for Life!

The Ohio bar is the workhorse model of Rogue. This is probably the best value for money you can get if you don't scavenge the Boneyard on a regular basis. If you think these bars are not inspiring enough you can also have a look at the Fraser and Froning bars. These are Ohio bars which are themed with some of the most successful athletes in CrossFit. This might differentiate you even further from the box a couple of blocks down the road. 

(3) ROGUE Bella Bar - 25.0MM Women's Bar with Dual Knurl

The Bella bar is the variation for women which comes with a smaller diameter and lower weight. Many official competitions allow for slightly smaller bars for women to compensate for the general physical difference between males and females. Of course, all women are always welcome to use the heavier bars, but it might be good to have a couple knocking around to cover every angle. If you wanted a bit more color and inspiration you can also get a Toomey and Davidsdottir version of this bar.

(3) ROGUE 15LB Technique Bar - The Go to bar for technique training, the same distance between collars as competition bars

Technique bars are great for beginners. Especially for teaching the Olympic lifts, they can be a great tool before moving on to an Olympic barbell or Pyrros bar. You may also want to pick up some technique bumpers with these. These bumpers have the same dimensions as competition plates for weightlifting but are a lot lighter. This helps to focus on speed and technique for beginners and pros alike.

(2) ROGUE 9 Bar Holder

These Bar holders will keep your bars safe and orderly in one space. You might want to place them in two separate corners of your gym to make it easier to set them up and put them away. If you put them both in the same corner this means more walking to clean things up, especially when the staff has to do it by themselves. Alternatively, you can equip your gym with gun racks which are mounted to the walls. 

(1) 500LB Rogue Kettlebell Set - Choose your own variants up to 500LB

What goes for bumper plates is also necessary for kettlebell sets. Think about the class size and who will attend before you pick the weights. Bigger is not always better when you purchase for a professional setup. Think of a good mix of kettlebells which enables everyone to progress and do the necessary exercises for the WoDs you favor. 

(15) Set of Rogue HG 2.0 Collars

Collars are great to keep the bumpers in place. Make it mandatory for overhead lifts to have collars on. Also, think of a place to store collars centrally. They have a tendency to get lost and sprawl all over the gym floor. An interesting alternative on the classic collar is the boa collars which are also available from Rogue. 

(10) Set of ROGUE Wood Rings

Rogue Wood rings can be used for muscle ups and other gymnastic exercises like ring push-ups. They include the necessary straps to set them up with your rig to do dips. To be able to do ring muscle ups you might want to acquire the necessary equipment to hang them from the ceiling to gain some height. 

(10) Rogue Medicine Ball - Can choose the weight up to 20LB

As with all of the other options where you can freely choose the weights, make it a good mix for all kinds of athletes. With these, you can do all kinds of medicine ball throws or sit-up work. Medicine balls are very versatile tools for all strength and conditioning coaches. 

(8) Rogue D- Ball /Slam Ball- Can choose the weight up to 30LB

With the Slam balls, it is also about a good mix of weights to keep all your customers happy. Slam balls are also a great progression to Atlas stones if you have clients who are interested to become Strongman competitors in the long run.

(2) 25'' x 1.5" Climbing Rope with Eyelet - No bracket required

The Alpha 10 package has quite a few butchers and Sleds included. Therefore you might want to stock up on rope to have more options with the sleds. Especially when your gym has a lot of floor space but no high ceilings. This way you can transform climbs into sled pulls and achieve something similar. You might also want to look in other rope options from Rogue like the manila rope. 

(10) Games Multi Side Boxes with 20" / 24" / 30" Sides

Boxes are great for box jumps and all kinds of conditioning exercises. If you don't have a lot of room in your gym you can also look for the resin pylo boxes which can be stacked for better storage. They are also cheaper so talk to Rogue for swapping them in this deal. They might even do it.

(5) S-1 Squat/Press Stands

These are the most basic squat stands you can get from Rogue. They are stable and will do the trick for easy squatting exercises. If you also want to bench press you might want to invest into spotter arms for the safety of your athletes. The same guys when you and your clients are often training with very loads. Then you might want to look into a full powerlifting cage rather than just a stand. For very experienced athletes who seldom go to one repetition maximum squat stands more than suffice.

(8) Rogue Flat Utility Bench

The Rogue Utility benches can be used for all kind of purposes in our gym. Bench pressing, dips, push-ups, and various one-legged variations of exercises, this bench will be stable and provide a great worktop for the development of your clients. You might want to consider to mix one or two adjustable benches in so that you can offer a wider range of exercises.

(6) Rogue GH-1 Abram GHD

The Abram GHD will be the backbone of training the core of your athletes. This machine can be used for developing the core muscles in the front and lower back muscles which often fall short in CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting. 

(5) Rogue Butchers

A Rogue butcher is a great tool for conditioning exercises. Especially football and rugby players will appreciate this tool. The butcher has also often been featured in Crossfit regionals and nationals. A great tool to build overall strength and resiliency. If you can not hurt the floor you might want to alternative products on wheels with inbuilt resistance. These come usually in at a higher price. 

(5) Rogue S-35 "E" Sleds

The E Sled is the smallest Sled you can get from Rogue. This will leave you with options for athletes who find the butcher to hard or heavy to maneuver. It can also be conveniently pulled as it has less resistance than the butcher on the floor. If you want to supercharge this part of the gym you can either look at the Fat boy or Dog Sled alternatives.

(1) I-24 Infinity Rig - Now you can get pull-ups and squat racks with the same unit

The I 24 provides you with 6 Squat / Bench stations depending on what you need and up to 14 pull up stations. The Infinity rig was one of the first attempts of Rogue at the Rig model. From there they have upgraded their portfolio to the Monster LIte and Monster rigs. Most of the newer upgrades are first available for the Monster models and not all of them trickle down to the Infinity series

(10) Rogue SR-3 Speed Ropes

The Rogue SR-3 Speed rope is a solid jump rope to perform Double unders in record time or learn them in no time whatsoever. Since the SR-3 there were further upgrades to the jump rope range from Rogue with better bearing and NASA grade aluminum. These will do too. 

(10) Abmat

The Abmat is a great tool to perform Sit-ups. Many WoDs with sit-ups in them will point to the Abmat as a tool to perform them.

(8) Concept 2 Model D with PM5 Rower

The concept 2 model D is a solid rower that has been around for a while. You can rely on this endurance and conditioning workhorse to make your athletes more conditioned and enduring. If you want to accommodate for everyone also consider swapping some of these for model E which have a higher seat. This makes them easier to use for tall athletes or groups which are in rehab / a bit older.

(1) Rogue Echo Gym Timer

Any Gym should have a proper time on the wall for everyone to see so that they can train together on intervals. 

Pros of the Alpha 10 package

 
A big pro of the Alpha 10 package is that it encompasses all different parts of the CrossFit world. You will have enough toys to fill most facilities and also get some butchers and sleds to mix things up. You have a good mix of barbells and enough weights to go around. 
 

Cons of the Alpha 10 package

 
The Infinity rig is at the lower range of the Rogue bandwidth. If you have a lot of big, strong athletes you might be better off with one of sturdier models to have less movement in the rig. Squat stands are not necessarily the best option for beginners, especially when they want to lift heavier than is good for them. There are also no storage options for the bumper plates, kettlebells, and other accessories included. Just keep an eye on this to have your gym not too cluttered. In addition, you could mix up some of the options a little more to get more variety.
 

Alternatives to the Alpha 10 package

 
Alternatives to the Alpha 10 pack are
 
 
The Alpha 15 will give you no butchers and sleds but more barbells and rig space. This is the option when you want to run your entire gym and rigs and lifting stations and there is no more room for s sprint track. It will also put you back more as you can now run 15 athletes in parallel. 
 
 

Summary of the Alpha 10 package

 
I personally think that the Alpha 10 package is a great starter package for an affiliate that covers all bases. Especially the sleds and butchers make a difference to other packages which Rogue offers. You might want to start with a 5 pack and grow into a bigger one, even if that means two deliveries. 
 
 
15 Econ

15 Econ package

 

Package Price $21.895

 

Overview of the 15 econ package

 
The 15 Econ package is designed to save you money while you still provide for 15 determined Crossfit athletes. The list of items includes the following:
 
 
Compared to the Alpha packages the Econ does not provide a rig. In addition, most of the bars have been replaced by echo bars. Instead of HG Collars, you get spring collars. Fewer benches round up the picture. Overall the 15 Econ is a great package when you already have a rig that n place or if you have other plans for your gym.
 

Items of the 15 econ package

 
This is a detailed overview of each item on the shopping list for the 15 Econ. 
 

(2) 1000LB ROGUE HG Bumper sets for a total of 2000LB of Bumpers - You choose the weights you want up to 2000LB

Bumper plates are a very popular choice in many CrossFit gyms. The rubber is forgiving you to the floor and limbs. They are also useful for any kind of overhead lifting and regular dropping. These are the workhorse plates of the Rogue portfolio. If you have some very strong specimen in your ranks you might want to consider to get a couple of Olympic plates with sour purchase. These have the advantage that you can get more weight on the bar as they take up less sleeve space. 

(5) Ohio Bar - Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves - 28.5MM Bar with Dual Knurl - Guaranteed for Life!

The Ohio bar is the go-to model in the Rogue Barbell portfolio. Most of the newer designs have their roots in the techniques and production line first championed for the Ohio bar. Since Rogue started production they have been constantly experimenting with different materials. If you want a little more color look at the Fraser and Froning bar as alternatives. 

(10) Rogue Echo Bars- 28.5MM Bar

The Echo bar is the budget version of the Rogue Ohio bar. The finish is a bit less polished and less Time material is used in this hat. This helps to bring down the cost of the 15 Econ package compared to the Ohio bar. Another option is boneyard bars. These bars usually have some optical shortcomings based on a production flaw. They are still perfect to use. You can have an eye on these for a bargain. 

(2) ROGUE Bella Bar - 25.0MM Women’s Bar with Dual Knurl

The Bella bar is the Rogue standard for female lifters. Slightly less in diameter and weight, it has been designed to the specifications to compete in female strength sports. If you want to add a splash of color check out the Toomey and Davidsdottir versions of this bar.

(5) ROGUE 15LB Technique Bar - The Go to bar for technique training, the same distance between collars as competition bars

A technique bar is a great option for beginners to get used to the Olympic lifts. Veterans can home their technique and focus on speed. You might also want to pick up some technique bumpers to match the bars. 

(1) 500LB Rogue Kettlebell Set - Choose your own variants up to 500LB

500lb of kettlebells seem a lot, but be wise which kettlebells you pick. You want to appeal to a broad spectrum of people and exercises when you choose these. Give it some thought about how you want to chop this up. 

(20) Sets of Spring Collars

Spring collars are not as convenient as HG collars but so the trick. They will use hurt the barbells more and give them more scratches. If you are considering to get a cerakote bar, keep it away from spring collars. That usually doesn’t go well together.

(8) Set of ROGUE Wood Rings

Rogue rings are great for gymnastics, dips and muscle ups. They come with the necessary straps to attach them to a rack. If you want to do muscle ups you might need to anchor them in the ceiling. Make sure you have the right equipment.

(15) Rogue Medicine Ball - Can choose the weight up to 20LB

A time tested device for conditioning and strength training. You might want to look into storage options to keep things organized. An alternative could be the Strongman sandbags. 

(10) Games Multi Side Boxes with 20" / 24" / 30" Sides

Great boxes which can be used in multiple ways. They can become a headache to stare. This is why Rogue also has designed a stackable variation.

(5) S-1 Squat/Press Stands

The smallest version of the Rogue squat stands and racks. This is a very cost-efficient way to get a squat and bench station into your gym. You might want to consider swap these for yokes. Your Client and you Get more options 

(5) Rogue Flat Utility Bench

The Utility bench is a great tool for step ups and one-legged exercises. 

(10) Rogue SR-3 Speed Rope

The current go-to option in the Rogue portfolio for speed ropes. If you want to do your double unders this is where to go. There are also upgraded versions available at Rogue. 

(10) Abmat

The Abmat is the support tool to make your abs even harder by making your sit-ups more challenging. There is also a version available which protects your butt cheeks from rubbing on the ground. Get that one if you can to avoid carpet burns.

(8) Concept 2 Model D with PM5 Rower

The solid rower for any occasion. This is the standard used in the CrossFit games even though you might also want to consider the model E. The model e will provide a higher seat to easier get on and off. 

Pros of the 15 econ pack

 

The 15 Econ pack has been stripped of some of the more expensive items to drive the price down. You can still run classes for 15 with the material provided. The WODs won’t have the same bandwidth and variety as with the Alpha packages, but you will save considerable money. 

 

Cons of the 15 econ pack

 
There are no storage options, GHD or rig in this package. If you have taken a CrossFit box or just want to modernize the equine t this is a good pack. If you want to start from scratch some essential infrastructure pieces are missing. 
 

Alternatives to the 15 econ package

 
Alternatives to the 15 Econ are
 
 

Summary of the 15 econ package

 
The Econ 15 holds true to the name. It saves money with budget options on most of the items while still performing for 15. A good option when you have your infrastructure in place. 
 
Dirty Dozen

Dirty Dozen

 

Package Price $20.750

 

Overview of the Dirty Dozen package

 
The Dirty Dozen already comes with a cool name. The items in this package will be discussed in more detail. The components are: 
 
 
This package will provide no benches, plates or rig. Make sure you have the right infrastructure in place before choosing this package. If you are either renting a ready-made gym or like to get your equipment from Craigslist and auctions you can fill the gaps with the Dirty Dozen package. 
 
You will be comfortably able to run a class of 12 with the provided equipment. If you are torn between different packages you can take the kettlebell mix as an inspiration on how to opt for kettlebell sizes. The boxes might take up a bit more space as needed. 
 
Overall this is a balanced package for someone who wants to source plates, rigs, and racks the selves. 
 

Items of the Dirty Dozen package

 
In this list, you will find an overview of all of the items on the Dirty Dozen pack and which alternatives you might want to think about. 
 

10) Ohio Bars - Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves

The Rogue Ohio bar builds the backbone of Rogue’s barbell production lines. Everything you see in their portfolio started somewhere around this design. This is probably the best value for money bar you can get from them for everyday use. 
If you want to save money you can go to the Rogue Echo bar. The Econ packages are designed around this bar to be more cost efficient. With this, the finish is not as refined as with the Ohio bar.  The echo bar is more prone 

 (5) Rogue Bella Bars

The Bella bar is the 15kg version of the Ohio bar with 25mm diameter. These bars are designed to the standards which female athletes use for international powerlifting and weightlifting competitions. Of course, they are always welcome to use the heavier barbells.
If you want the Bella barbell for a bargain you can regularly check the boneyard from Rogue. You might get lucky and pick up one in the sales with minor defects. 
If you wanted to spice things up a little you can look into the Toomey and Davidsdottir barbells. These are more colorful versions of the Bella bar with Rogues Cerakote finish. 
Kettlebells come in various forms and in this package you will receive the cast iron versions from Rogue. Other options are the Thompson fatbells, rogue competition Kettlebells and Rogue rubber coated Kettlebells. 

(15) Pairs of HG Collars

HG Collars will keep your clients safe by securing the plates and be more forgiving on the barbells than spring collars. The usual standard in gyms all over the world is spring collars

(10) Sets of ROGUE Wood Rings

The Rogue wood rings can be used for gymnastics like muscle ups and ring push-ups. You can also use them to progress your athletes to their first pull up. They come with the needed bands to set them up in a rack. If you want to get the full use out of them your preferred option is to hang them from the ceiling. Make sure you have the necessary anchors which you can also get from Rogue. 

(15) Rogue Medicine Balls - Can Choose a weight for each up to 20lbs

Medicine balls have been a classic in conditioning. You can throw them, do sit-ups with them or let your clients do some coordination drills. 
With this, you get the standard Rogue medicine balls. If you wanted to save some money you can also opt for the newer rubber versions. 

(1) 20' x 1.5" Manila Climbing Rope with eyelet

The Manila climbing rope can be used to drag sleds when your ceiling is not high enough or as a regular climbing rope when you have high enough ceilings to provide some distance. 
(4) 24" Wood Plyoboxes
With this, you get different forms of Plyoboxes. I am personally not a fan of them as you can’t stack them and take up quite some space. Try to swap these for the flat pack competition boxes as these have three different jump heights in one. 

(5) Rogue S-1 Stands

The Rogue S1 stand is the simplest and smallest squat stand you can get from Rogue. This will be enough for very light squat routines or very experienced lifters. Anything in between might be more secure in a rack. 
Another alternative to the S1 would be the Y1 yoke from Rogue. The yoke leaves you with more exercising and storing options for plates compared to the S1. You might want to swap one or two in the package accordingly. 

(5) Concept 2 Model D with PM3 Rowers

The concept 2 Model d rower is the industry standard for rowing machines and reliable. As Rogue still lists the PM3 monitor in their specs may be asked for a swap to the PM5 model. The PM3 is the older standard. 
If you work a lot with very tall athletes or people in rehab you might want to swap the model d to the E model. This rower has a higher seat which makes it easier to get on and off. 

(10) Abmats

Abmats brig your sit-ups to the next level and are part of many core WODs. You might want to add the extreme wrap to protect your athletes from chafing. 

Pros of the dirty dozen package

The pros of the Dirty Dozen package are that you get great quality barbells and everything you need to run CrossFit classes if you already have the infrastructure in place. You will also get a mix to accommodate men and women. The preselected Kettlebells make the purchase a little easier than with other packages where you have to mix the Kettlebells yourself. 

Cons of the dirty dozen package

This package does not provide a rig, bumpers, and anchors for the wooden rings. If you have these things already I also doubt that you will need additional squat stands as you probably already have racks. 

Alternatives to the dirty dozen package

 
Alternatives to the Dirty Dozen are the
 
 

Summary of the Dirty dozen package

 
The Dirty Dozen package is a good addition to a spacious gym which already has the equipment and wants to add CrossFit classes to their time table. It is also a good option CrossFit boxes which were opened on a budget and now want to consolidate and upgrade their equipment for a better experience for their clients. It is not necessarily the best package when you are starting your gym from scratch as essential items like bumpers and pull up bars are missing. 
 
Platoon

Platoon package

 

Package Price: $18.775

 

Overview of the platoon package

 
The platoon package is aimed at the military and assumes for individuals who are training hard. Therefore you get a little more bumper weight but no extra racks or squat stands in this package. Here is the shortened list: 
 
 
With this, you can run full classes anywhere. You only need one transporter ready for the equipment to move around. If you wanted to get this for your gym to stock up on plates and bars this might also be an option. 
 

Items of the platoon package

 

12 230 LB Bumper plates 

 
You will get the battle-tested bumper plates from Rogue which will be forgiving to the floor and the feet of your clients. You will get the following plates:
 
  • (24) 10LB
  • (24) 25LB
  • (24) 35LB
  • (24) 45LB
 
These will give you a pair of each plate per person when 12 are training in parallel. If you are looking for all weather plates, bumpers are probably your best option. If you wanted to save storage and sleeve space opt for Olympic or calibrated Olympic plates
 
 

(12) ROGUE OHIO BARS

 
The Ohio bar builds the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. This was one of the bars that went off the production 
 
Made at Rogue Manufacturing in Columbus. 190,000 PSI steel bar with dual knurl marks. Guaranteed for life against bending or breaking. Includes Black Zinc plating with Bright Zinc sleeves version.
 
If you would like a more cost-efficient alternative look into the Echo bar. To spruce things up with color and make your gym a bit more inspirational you can opt for the Fraser or Froning version of the Ohio bar. 
 

(12) SETS OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
The rogue HG collars are designed to hold your plates in place even when the bars are dropped repeatedly. They will also protect your bars from getting scratches compared to spring collars. If you want to save some money go for these instead. Spring collars are the most cost-efficient tools you can get for securing plates. 
 

(12) SETS OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

 
These American made gymnastics rings made of wood will enable your group to hone their gymnastics skills. Whether you want to perform muscle ups, dips or more advanced ring work, the Rogue rings have stood the test of time. They include the necessary straps to wither attach them o a rack or the ceiling. The necessary anchors for hanging them from the ceiling are not included. Especially for the most advanced movements, it would beneficial to have the rings coming from a high ceiling. 
 

(12) ROGUE MEDICINE BALLS

 
With this package, you will get 
 
  • 8 20LB 
  • 4 14LB 
 
Medicine balls made in America by Rogue. Medicine balls are great for slams, wall throws and coordination exercises for your clients. If you want a cheaper version you can opt for the rubber medicine balls which are not American made. If you want to protect your clients from hitting themselves in the face slam balls are a great option. They will not bounce back as high as medicine balls.
 

(12) ROGUE SR-3 SPEED ROPES

 
The SR-3 has risen to be the standard in the CrossFit community to perform the double unders which are part of many WODs. Jumping ropes have been part of sports performance drills for a long time. This type of rope is specially designed for speed, not necessarily for trick movements. Rogue also has newer designs with better bushing and lighter material, if you wanted to step it up a notch. 
 

(16) ROGUE KETTLEBELLS

 
With this package, you get 16 Kettlebells in the following denominations
 
  • (4) 35LB / 1
  • (8) 53LB / 1.5 pood
  • (2) 70LB / 2 pood
  • (2) 88LB / 2.5 pood
 
The Kettlebells are cast iron with flat bases and color-coded handles to easily make out their weight. If you only do swings these will suffice. If you work a lot with Turkish get-ups and kettlebell cleans you might want to consider the rubber coated Kettlebells or competition Kettlebells from Rogue. These will be easier on the skin. 
 

(8) CONCEPT 2 MODEL D ROWERS W/ PM5 MONITOR

 
The concept 2 model D rower is the industry standard for rowing machines. This machine has been time tested at the CrossFit games and many gyms all over the country. 
 
This version includes the newer PM5 monitor which enables you to have races between different rowers. The necessary software is included. I hear and read a lot of good about the PM5 monitor. An alternative to the model d rower is the model E. If you have very tall athletes or work a lot with rehab clients this might be a good choice. The seat of the model E is higher and therefore easier to access. 
 

Pros of platoon package

 
The pros of the platoon package are that you get 230LB for each person you want to train. with. The Kettlebells are also a little on the heavy side. Great when you have a whole platoon of testosterone filled soldiers who want to blow off some steam after a mission. This is also addressed with having no jump boxes for this package as the military base this is designed for probably has plenty of boxes to jump on if needed. 
 

Cons of the platoon package

 
This pack provides no infrastructure to work with. You will have no benches, racks, rigs or other gym material. This is good when your platoon is constantly on the move and has an allocated truck to store training material in. Not so great, if you are running a stationary facility. There is also no mix between the bars to accommodate women. A Bella bar here or there might be good for a complete picture.
 

Alternatives to the platoon package

 
Alternatives to the platoon package are
 
 
 

Summary of the platoon package

 
A platoon package is a great option for twelve people who want exactly the same and have a lot of strength. The package is aimed at a group that has to do a pop-up gym at any place and therefore does not provide infrastructure. It could also be used to upgrade an existing gym to a CrossFit facility. Just make sure you have enough pull up bars around. A big bonus is that the bumpers are covered. 
 
10 Econ
 

10 Econ package

 

Package Price: $15.295

 

Overview of the 10 econ package

 
The 10 Econ package is one of three packages aimed at fitting out a CrossFit box with the minimum of great Rogue quality products to start. The shortened list is 
 
 
For a full set to do most classic CrossFit WODs. With this set, you can train 10 people in parallel and still have some spare equipment for beginners or advanced athletes who have to be trained separately. 
 

Items of the 10 econ package

 
This is a bit more detail on the various options in this package. 
 

(2) 1000LB ROGUE HG Bumper sets for a total of 2000LB of Bumpers - You choose the weights you want up to 2000LB

Bumper plates can be used outdoors and indoors. They are also very forgiving on fingers and toes compared to Olympic plates and calibrated steel plates. Compared to competition plates they are a lot more cost efficient. The only downside with them is that they take up more space on the bar. If you have a lot of people in your gym who can deadlift more than 400 pounds, you might to get one set of steel plates. In most cases, there will be no need for this. 

(5) Ohio Bar - Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves - 28.5MM Bar with Dual Knurl - Guaranteed for Life!

The Ohio bar is the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. This is one of the first barbells which Rogue started to produce themselves. This bar is the all-round workhorse for any occasion. Alternatives are the echo bar when you want to save some money or the Fraser and Froning versions, which can add a little color and motivation to your gym. With the new Zeus engine, you can also create your own design for your Rogue barbell. 

(5) Rogue Echo Bars

The Echo bar is the budget barbell from Rogue. It has a different finish to the Ohio bar which makes it more susceptible to corrosion. It’s still a solid price of metal which will do in most scenarios. 

(1) ROGUE Bella Bar - 25.0MM Women’s Bar with Dual Knurl

The Rogue Bella bar is the female version of the Rogue Ohio bar. It comes in with a lower weight of 15kg and smaller diameter of 25 mm instead of 28.5. This barbell is designed to the international standards for powerlifting and weightlifting. Alternative models are the Davidsdottir and Toomey bar if you wanted a bit more color and inspiration for your establishment. 

(3) ROGUE 15LB Technique Bar - The Go to bar for technique training, the same distance between collars as competition bars

The technique bar is ideal to teach the Olympic lifts to beginners or refine the technique of seasoned athletes. You can combine them with a technique plate to have the same starting point of the ground while having less weight to work with. 

(1) 500LB Rogue Kettlebell Set - Choose your own variants up to 500LB

These Kettlebells will be taken from Rogue cast iron assortment which is color-coded to distinguish between weights. If you mainly do swings with these Kettlebells this is a good choice. If you also do a lot of Turkish get-ups, cleans and snatches you might want to look at rubber coated or competition Kettlebells. These will be easier on the skin around the arms. 

(15) Sets of Spring Collars

Spring collars are the most common collars worldwide. You will find them in any gym around the world. While they are cheap and cheerful and do the job they have two main downsides. Not everyone is able to use them probably if they lack the grip strength and they have a tendency to get scratches on your barbells. 

(6) Set of ROGUE Wood Rings

A set of wooden Rings can be used for all kinds of gymnastics movements to keep your clients fit. The Rogue wooden rings come with the necessary straps to attach to a rack or wall mount. For more advanced rung techniques it might be necessary to install them hanging from the ceiling. For this, you might need extra equipment. 

(10) Rogue Medicine Ball - Can choose the weight up to 20LB

The Rogue medicine balls can be used for conditioning classes. You can do wall balls, slams and coordination training with them. Alternatives are the Rogue slam balls and the rubber medicine balls. 

(6) Games Multi Side Boxes with 20" / 24" / 30" Sides

The multi side boxes are a tested standard. You can use them in three ways and thereby have some variety in the height you are jumping too. The only downside of these boxes is that they are not stackable. This means they might take up a little more space than necessary. 

(3) S-1 Squat/Press Stands

The Rogue S1 is the smallest squat stand you can get from Rogue. This is a good option for light squats or for very seasoned athletes who know their way around a barbell and squat stand. For beginners and heavy squats on a regular basis, you might be better off to use a rack instead. The M4 Fortis is a great option which is not too expensive and still very stable. 

(5) Rogue Flat Utility Bench

With the utility benches, you can do your bench presses, dumbbell rows, and many other exercises. Especially anything that is performed one-legged can be done with one leg up in the bench. To have even more variation you might also consider the adjustable bench from Rogue as an alternative. 

(5) Rogue SR-3 Speed Rope

The Rogue SR-3 Speed rope has quickly become the standard for double unders in the CrossFit community. The handles of this rope spin and are made with bushing. This makes this rope ideal for speed. It might not be the best variation for trick jumps.

(6) Abmat

The Abmat supercharges your sit-ups for better core development. Abmat sit-ups are a long term must in any CrossFit regime. As an alternative, you can get the Xtreme wrap or upgraded Abmat design to protect your clients from too much chafing. 

(5) Concept 2 Model D with PM5 Rower

The concept 2 model D rower puts you in the position to offer a low impact full body workout. Used for a half marathon in the CrossFit games, these rowers have stood the test of time in many gyms across the country. The PM5 monitor gives you the option to have races and link machines virtually together for that purpose. An alternative to the model D rower is the model E. This rower is bigger and makes it easier for taller or rehabbing athletes to get on and off. 

Pros of the 10 Econ package

The 10 Econ package provides you with the infrastructure, plates and conditioning equipment to comfortably run Crossfit classes for up to ten athletes. You will have some options between different barbells to accommodate beginners, males, and females alike. With a big collection of bumper plates, you will be ready for any weather.

Cons of the 10 econ package

 
The spring collars are not always the best option as they can hurt your barbells in the long run. Having 5 echo bars and 5 Ohio bars might raise some eyebrows in class about who gets which. You will also have to think about pull up stations as this package alone will not provide enough to run a class of ten. 
 

Alternatives to the 10 econ package

 
Alternatives to the 10 Econ package are:
 
 

Summary of the 10 econ package

 
The 10 Econ is a solid option which mixes different bars to save you some money while still being able to service ten at a time. Compared to the Alpha packages you get less infrastructure with your purchase. It still covers all the basics to open a CrossFit box, if you take care of some pull-up bars. 
 

5 Alpha

5 Alpha package

 

Package price $13.650

 

Overview of the 5 Alpha package

 
The 5 Alpha package is the smallest out of the alpha package series and has the following items in short:
 
 
This package gets serious about training 5 athletes in parallel on a high level. With this package, you get the necessary infrastructure, barbells and conditioning material to run your own gym. This is a good pick when you start out on a small outfit. 
 

Items of the 5 Alpha package

 
This is a detailed list of the items and alternatives of the 5 Alpha package. 
 

(1) 1000LB HG Bumper set - You choose the weights you want up to 1000LB

With 1000LB you can not go wrong. Just don’t invite Eddie hall over, he might take it all for himself. Bumper plates are great for outdoor and indoor training. They are forgiving on hands and feet of your clients, can be dropped from overhead and are less likely to chip than calibrated steel plates or Olympic plates. The only downside is that you can for less weight on a barbell. If no one lifts more than 500 pounds in your gym this won’t really be an issue. 

(1) Ohio Bar - Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves 5 Bar Set- 28.5MM Bar with Dual Knurl - Guaranteed for Life!

The Ohio bar is the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. One of the first barbells which Rogue ever produced they have refined the design over time. This is a solid all-around barbell for any purpose. If you wanted a cheaper alternative look into the Rogue Echo barbell. If you want to spice things up with a little color go for the Fraser edition, Froning edition or design your own in the Zeus configurator. 

(2) ROGUE Bella Bar - 25.0MM Women’s Bar with Dual Knurl

The Bella bar is the smaller sister of the Rogue Ohio bar which comes in at 15kg. It also has a smaller diameter than the Ohio bar. If you wanted to add some color to your life opt for the Davidsdottir or Toomey versions of this barbell. 

(2) ROGUE 15LB Technique Bar - The Go to bar for technique training, the same distance between collars as competition bars

The Rogue technique bar is the weapon of choice to teach beginners the Olympic lifts or hone on the technique of seasoned athletes. You can also get these with technique plates to have the same dimensions as with the fully weighted bar

(1) ROGUE 9 Bar Holder

The 9 bar holder keeps your barbell set in place. You can alternatively look into a gun rack option which enables you to put the bars on the wall.

(1) 200LB Rogue Kettlebell Set - Choose your own variants up to 200LB

The Rogue Kettlebells you can choose from are made of cast iron. This means they will be hard on the skin if you do anything apart from kettlebell swings. Alternatives are the rubber coated and competition Kettlebells from Rogue. 

(5) Set of Rogue HG 2.0 Collars

Collars are a great option to keep your plates in place when dropped from overhead. They will also be easier on the barbell and produce fewer scratches than the spring collars. 

(5) Set of ROGUE Wood Rings

The wood rings can be used for all kinds of different gymnastics movements. They come with the necessary straps to attach them to the rack or ceiling. The more ambitious your routines become the more likely you want to anchor these into the ceiling. For this, you will need extra equipment.

(5) Rogue Medicine Ball - Can choose the weight up to 20LB

American made Rogue medicine balls toasted your athletes needs. With these you can perform slams, wall throws and coordination drills. Alternatives are the rubber medicine balls and Stronglifts throwbacks. You need to earn your batches and patches. 

(5) Rogue D- Ball /Slam Ball- Can choose the weight up to 30LB

The rogue d slam ball helps you to save face. For slams and drops, this ball is better as it does not bounce back as much. This makes the workout harder and gives you a lesser chance of hitting yourself in the face.

(1) 25' x 1.5" Climbing Rope with Eyelet - No bracket required

The climbing rope can be either used to climb, as a battle rope or to drag a sled. If you have high ceilings try to use it for climbing. Otherwise, let it function in your gym as a battle rope.

(5) Games Multi Side Boxes with 20" / 24" / 30" Sides

The multi side boxes are great as each of them is a 3 in 1 jumping unit. The only downside side is that you also will have to find space to store them properly. 

(2) S-1 Squat/Press Stands

The S1 squat stand is one of the smallest squat stands you can get from Rogue. You might also want to consider a yoke or fortis M4 as alternatives. A yoke will give you more options to store plates and to do conditioning. If you want a more stable setup for beginners to squat and bench press in the fortis M4 rack is a great option. 

(1) I-10 Infinity Rig - Now you can get pull-ups and squat racks with the same unit

The Infinity rig 10 will make 2 squat/bench stations and six pull up stations available for your CrossFit classes or other Pursuits of your clients. The Infinity is one of the older versions of rigs and has since then gotten two upgrades with the Monster lite and Monster series.

(5) ROGUE Benches

With these benches, you will be able to perform bench presses, dumbbells rows, and other exercises. Especially everything one legged will be easier with a bench to put your foot on. To make it even more versatile you might want to consider the adjustable benches

(5) Rogue SR-3 Speed Ropes

The Rogue SR 3 has become the widely used standard for performing double unders in CrossFit boxes across the land. There are upgraded versions with even fancier bearings and material available if you fancy. 

(5) Abmat

The Abmat supercharges the ordinary sit up and is part of many CrossFit WODs. The only downside is that chafing is not uncommon. To address this you can get one of the layer Abmat designs as an alternative. 

(3) Rogue GH-1 GHD

The Rogue GH1 GHD machine will help you and your athletes to build stronger lower backs. It can also be used for harder sit-ups and glute ham raises. 

(2) Concept 2 Model D with PM5 Rower

The concept 2 Model D is the standard rower for many years. With the recently 

(1) Rogue Echo Gym Timer

The Rogue Echo Gym timer is a simple but effective torture device for your CrossFit gym. You will have all the necessary times on display for the world to see. 

Pros of the Alpha 5 package

Pros of the alpha 5 package are that you get all the infrastructure which is needed to run effective CrossFit classes. The rig, squat stands, and GHDs will serve you well for years to come.

Cons of the Alpha 5 package

 
With more equipment comes a higher price tag. If you already have bumpers and pull up stations in your gym then this package is oversized for your needs. 
 

Alternatives to the Alpha 5 package

 
These are the alternatives to the Alpha 5 package 
 
 
 

Summary of the Alpha 5 package

 
The alpha 5 is an ambitious package for small boxes which want to start from scratch and conquer the CrossFit Olympus in no time. Already established gyms probably want to get more bars for their bucks to cover all of their existing members. 
 
Squad
 

Squad package

 

Package Price: $11.250

Overview of the squad package

 
The squad package is aimed at a team on the ho and does not provide any stationary infrastructure. You will get enough bumpers and bars to train 8 soldiers in parallel. The shortlist of equipment is:
 
 
With this, you can run a full 
CrossFit class for 8. The only thing missing would be pull up stations and benches
 

Items of the squad package

 
This is to give you a little more detail around the items in n the squad package.
 

8) 230LB HG BUMPER SETS

 
The squad package includes the following plates 
 
  • (16) 10LB
  • (16) 25LB
  • (16) 35LB
  • (16) 45LB 
 
Bumper plates are great as you can use them indoors as well as outdoors. You can drop them from overhead and they are also quite forgiving on feet and hands. Bumpers are less likely to chip compared to steel plates. The only downside is that you will have a lot more real estate on the bar to get the same amount of weight. If you have a lot of people in your gym who squat and deadlift more than 500 pounds you might want to stock some more plates. 
 

(8) ROGUE OHIO BARS

 
The rogue Ohio bar was the start of the production of barbells at Rogue. This piece of metal builds the backbone of the barbell portfolio. With 190.000 PSI this is your all around barbell choice. If you wanted to go a little cheaper there is also the echo bar available. If you want to go a little more individual you can opt for the Fraser or Froning edition of the bar. With the Zeus engine, you can even design your own. 
 

(8) SETS OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
The Rogue HG collars will stay in place to keep your plates in place when you do a lot of Olympic lifts. In addition, they are also easier on the bar than spring collars which are more likely to leave scratches. 
 
 

(8) SETS OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

 
The rogue wood rings will enable you to do complex gymnastics with their most advanced clients and progress less experienced towards their first pull up. They come including the necessary straps to set them up with a rack and to hang them front the ceiling. They don’t come with the anchor points. So if you want to hang them from the ceiling watch out for additional material from Rogue to do this. 
 

(8) ROGUE MEDICINE BALLS

 
The Rogue medicine balls are made in America and can be used for wall balls, slams and everything you and your clients will hate in the world of conditioning. With this pack you get: 
 
  • 6 20 LB 
  • 2 14 LB 
 
Medicine balls from Rogue. If you mainly do slams you might want to look into the slam balls to protect your client's faces. Medicine balls have the tendency to bounce and there is always someone in the class who manages to slam them right back in their face. 
 

(8) ROGUE SR-3 SPEED ROPES

 
The Rogue SR 3 speed ropes are the current standard for double unders in the CrossFit world. You can also find more into date versions with better bearing and even lighter material, but this is the one to roll out to bigger groups. This rope is designed for speed, not necessarily for tricks. 
 

(10) ROGUE KETTLEBELLS

 
You will get 10 cast iron Kettlebells with the purchase of the Squad package from Rogue. The standard sizes are 
 
  • (2) 35LB / 1 pood
  • (6) 53LB / 1.5 pood
  • (2) 70LB / 2 pood 
 
Which gives you a good variety of Kettlebells which assume a slightly stark get than the average crowd to train. If you do a lot of cleans and Turkish get ups you might want to consider the rubber coated or competition Kettlebells from Rogue as they are easier on the skin. 
 

(4) CONCEPT 2 MODEL D ROWERS W/ PM5 MONITOR

 
The concept 2 model d rower is a great option to train for endurance with low impact for the joints while still activating the whole body. The concept 2 rower has been a time tested industry standard for years. With the relatively new PM5 monitor you also have the opportunity to have virtual races between the rowers. An alter stove to the model D is the model E. The seat is a bit higher and the frame is sturdier with the model E. This makes it a good option for taller athletes or when you do a lot of rehab work. 
 

Pros of the Squad pack

 
The squad pack is mobile and assumes a strong training group. The money saved on infrastructure is put towards good bars and more weight to create more challenging workouts. 
 

Cons of the Squad pack

 
You do not get benches, GHD or a rig with the squad package. While this makes the setup transportable for your squad, it will leave you short for doing the full range of CrossFit exercises.
 

Alternatives to the Squad pack

 
Alternatives to the squad package are
 
 

Summary of the squad pack

 
The squad package is a great option to train heavy with a team of 8. The material can be transported and you get a good quality base. Being mobile comes at the price of sacrificing the exercises which need infrastructure like kipping pull-ups, very heavy squats or any bench work. 
 
5 Affiliate

5 Affiliate

 

Package Price: $7.005

Overview of the 5 Affiliate package

 
The 5 Affiliate package is a great starter package for a new CrossFit outlet. The shortlist of items is: 
 
 
This package gets your affiliate starting with the basic assortment of necessities without covering any infrastructure. You have everything ready to run classes of five. 
 

Items of the 5 Affiliate package

 
This is the overview of all the items of the 5 Affiliate package with more detail on each of the line item. 
 

Over 1000LB of ROGUE HG Bumpers:

 
  • 10 - 10LB
  • 10 - 25LB,
  • 10 - 35LB,
  • 10 - 45LB bumpers
  • 2.5LB Rogue Steel plates
  • 5LB Rogue steel plates 
 
Bumper plates are a great solution to train indoors or outdoors. They are unlikely to chip and easy on the fingers and toes of your clients if they get between two plates or the plates and the ground. They can be dropped from overhead regularly. The only downside to bumper plates is that they are not as accurate in weight as calibrated and competition plates and that you have to put more real estate on the bar to get the same weight. 
 

(5) Ohio Bars - Black Zinc Shaft, Bright Zinc Sleeves

 
The Ohio bar builds the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio. This is the all-around bar for weightlifting, powerlifting, and CrossFit which comes in at the best value for money. If you want a cheaper option look into the Rogue Echo bar. For a little more color look into the Fraser and Froning edition of the Ohio bar or design your own barbell with the Rogue Zeus System. 
 
 
This set of Kettlebells is made of cast iron. They are great when all you do with them or kettlebell swings and farmers walks. If you do a lot of kettlebell cleans and Turkish get-ups you might want to go for the rubber coated or competition barbells. 
 

(5) Pairs of HG 2.0 Collars

 
The HG collars will keep your plates in place for repeated drops from overhead. Compared to the spring collar budget option they will be easier on your barbells and produce fewer scratches.
 

(5) Sets of ROGUE Wood Rings

 
Rogue wooden rings can be used for all kinds of gymnastics for your advanced athletes. For beginners, you can use them to progress them towards their first pull up. The rings come including the straps to hook them up to your racks. For complex movements, it is recommended to hang them from the ceiling. Get the necessary anchors for this separately.
 

(5) Rogue Medicine Balls - Choose a weight for each up to 20LB

 
The Rogue medicine balls are great for wall balls and slams. If you want to save some money you can also opt for rubber medicine balls. To protect some faces go for slam balls. Somehow someone always manages to hit themselves in the face when you do slams with medicine balls. 
 

(1) 20' x 1.5" Manila Climbing Rope w/eyelet

 
If your ceilings are high enough use them for rope climbs. If they are not you can also use this rope for sled pulls. 
 

(2) 20" Wood Plyoboxes 

 
With these Plyoboxes, you can cover the need for box jumps. There are also multi-sided competition boxes which leave you with more options. 
 

(2) Rogue S-1 Squat/Press Stands

 
The rogue S1 squat stands are the smallest squat stands you can get from Rogue. They will set you up for heavy back squats and bench presses. For a little extra you can pick up the Y1 yoke from Rogue which would also enable your box for yoke carries and provides some plate storage.
 

(1) Concept 2 Model D w/PM5 Rower

 
The concept 2 model D rower is the worldwide standard for rowing machines. With the PM5 you get a great monitor that can chain multiple rowers together to have a virtual race. 
 

(5) Abmats 

 
The Abmat is one of the best ways to supercharge your sit-ups. They are part of many WODs and don’t take up too much space. You can get an upgraded version of them to protect your clients against chafing.
 

(1) Rogue Echo Gym Timer

 
The ultimate torture device for any dedicated trainer. Make everyone see how slow they are or how much time is left on this grueling task. 
 

Pros of the 5 Affiliate package

 
This package makes no fuss and gets you ready to reason five individuals with high-quality material in a group setup. With this package, you will obtain the basics and beyond. 
 

Cons of the 5 Affiliate package

 
With this package, you will need to rotate individuals as you have only one rower. When you have two it is usually easier to set up races. If someone is slow they just stay on one machine and you use the other. You will also need to look into pull up stations to complete your setup. 
 

Alternatives to the 5 Affiliate package

 
 
 

Summary of the 5 Affiliate package

 
The 5 Affiliate is the upper range package to get started with CrossFit classes of 5 when you already have a rig in place or another solution for doing pull-ups. The two squat stands provide some addition to your gym to do heavy squats. For bench presses, you would need to buy extra equipment. 
5 Econ
 

5 Econ

 

Package Price $5.000

 

Overview of the Econ 5 package

 
The five Econ is a package which aims at saving you some money to put for your gym to run classes if five in parallel. The shortened list of items is 
 
 
This set switches the Ohio bar for the echo bar, HG collars for spring collars and the Rogue echo timer for a stopwatch to be easier on your purse compared to the Alpha and affiliate packages. That you will only get one concept rower might lead to traffic jams if you do not have other conditioning equipment in your arsenal. 
 

Items of the Econ 5 package

 
This is a more detailed overview of the items which also shows you some alternatives you can pick from. 
 

1) 1000LB ROGUE HG Bumper sets for a total of 1000LB of Bumpers - You choose the weights you want up to 1000LB

Bumper plates can be used either indoors or outside. You can drop them from overhead and are forgiving on the fingers and toes if they get between the plates. There are only two disadvantages to bumper plates. The first is that they are not as accurately manufactured as competition plates and steel plates. This can lead to up to 1kg variance per plate. The other disadvantage is that you will have a hard time to fit more than 500 pounds on the barbell if you have only bumper plates. This is why you might need some competition and calibrated steel plates for your gym in a second round of investing to accommodate all needs. 

(1) Echo 5 Bar Set-28.5MM Bar

The Echo bar is the budget option of the Ohio bar. This bar is bare steel which makes it more exposed to sweat, water, and air. This is why they might not last as long as Ohio bars and need more maintenance to look nice. Talking bar lifetime we are in the years rather than months. 

(1) 200LB Rogue Kettlebell Set - Choose your own variants up to 200LB 

Rogue offer up to 200LB in kettlebell weight with this set. These Kettlebells are cast iron. Make sure you think of the fitness level of your clients rather than your own when you pick the Kettlebells. What you deem light might be too heavy for them. These Kettlebells are great if you mainly do swings. If you work a lot with Turkish get-ups, kettlebell cleans and s arches you might want to opt for the rubber coated or competition Kettlebells instead. The cast iron version can be hard in the arms and wrists. 

(5) Sets of Spring Collars

Spring collars keep your plates in place for Olympic weightlifting and very heavy powerlifting attempts. These collars are the cheapest option you can get and you can find them in many gyms. They are harder on the barbells as they are more likely to leave scratches.

(2) Set of ROGUE Wood Rings

The rogue wooden rings give you the opportunity to perform gymnastics in your gym. You can either use it for muscle ups and pull-ups for your more advanced athletes or to help the newcomers to progress to their first pull up. The rings come with the necessary straps to be hooked up to a rack. If you want to get extravagant with the rings make sure you let them hang from the ceiling and get the right anchor in place. 

(5) Rogue Medicine Ball - Can choose the weight up to 20LB

Medicine balls have been a great tool for conditioning for a long time. Again, take care that you don’t order them in too heavy for your clients. If you do mainly slams and not a lot of throws you might want to get slam balls instead. These are less likely to bounce back on your face. 

(2) Games Multi Side Boxes with 20" / 24" / 30" Sides

The multi side boxes are a great option to have three options in one tool for jumps. Resin boxes are an alternative which can be stacked for easier storage. 

(1) Concept 2 Rower with PM5

The concept 2 rower is the industry standard for indoor rowing. This is a reliable machine which is operating all over the world. With the PM5 monitor also get a great monitor to go with it. An alternative is a concept 2 model E which has a higher seat. A good option for very tall athletes or people in rehab. 

(2) S-1 Squat/Press Stands

The S1 is the smallest option for a squat stand or rack you can get from Rogue. This piece of equipment is a good fit for fast workouts with little weight or for very experienced weight lifters who know how to drop a heavy squat correctly. 
For inexperienced powerlifters, this is not a great option and you might want to consider a full rack like the RM4.

(2) Rogue SR-3 Speed Rope

The SR 3 has quickly become the go-to rope for double unders in the CrossFit community. It is designed to spin fast and in one direction. This makes it great for CrossFit but might fall a little short for boxing routines which focus more on timing and coordination. There are also newer versions of the Speed rope which spin even faster. 

(5) Abmat

The Abmat brings your sit-ups to the next level. They are also a solid building block of many WODs. As these are prone to lead to chafing you might also want to look into the x wrap or upgraded Abmat.

(1) Stop Watch

Any coach needs a stop watch. Otherwise it isn’t fun. 

Pros of the econ 5 package

 
The Echo package saves you money while still providing all of the essentials for 5 Crossfitters. You will be able to run classes and charge for them.
 

Cons of the Econ 5 package

 
The Echo package has no rig, technique bars, and only once rower. For pull-ups, you might need a solution unless the main part of your groups cannot do pull-ups yet. Teaching beginners the Olympic lifts without technique bars can also be a struggle as they might not be strong enough to handle a 20kg bar. Having only one rower will force you to run classes as circuits. Races will be no option as you will get traffic jams. 
 

Alternatives to the Econ 5 package

 
Alternatives to the 5 Econ package are
 
 

Summary of the Econ 5 package

 
The 5 Econ package is a great start, especially when you want to get started with CrossFit classes in a small boutique gym. If you are starting from scratch you might come up a little short changed to provide the best possible service. 
 

Fireteam

Fireteam package

 

Package Price: $4.850

Overview of the Fireteam package

 
The Fireteam package fits out your gym to run classes for four Crossfitters in parallel. The items are: 
 
 
With this, you are doing well to get your first set in place to train a small group of strong individuals with high-quality equipment. This package can be easily transported. 
 

Items of the Fireteam package

 
This is an overview of the items in the Fireteam package with more detail. 
 

(4) 230LB HG BUMPER SETS

 
The 230LB packages are split into the following denominations: 
 
  • 8 10LB plates 
  • 8 25LB plates 
  • 8 35LB plates 
  • 8 45LB plates 
 
Bumper plates are great to train indoors or outdoors as they can deal with most surfaces well. They are also very forgiving on toes and fingers in case they get between the plates. The only downsides are their lack of accuracy and size. Bumper plates are manufactured with less precision than the competition and calibrated steel plates to keep costs down. Therefore you might have a fluctuation of 1kg per plate. This is ok for general training purposes but not for competition. The other downside is that you can not max out the weight on the bar with bumpers. If you have a lot of athletes that can deadlift and squat more than 500 pounds you should also invest in Olympic plates or steel plates. 
 

(4) ROGUE OHIO BARS

 
The Rogue Ohio bar builds the backbone of the Rogue barbell portfolio as one of the first bars to come off the production line from Columbus Ohio. It is made of 190,000 PSI steel. This bar is the best value for money bar you can get from Rogue for all purposes. If you wanted to save some additional money you can go to the echo bar. If you want some more color and inspiration go for the Fraser edition, Froning edition or create your own design with the Zeus engine. 
 

(4) SETS OF ROGUE HG 2.0 COLLARS

 
The Rogue HG collars are a great option to keep your plates in place while not leaving scratches on your barbells. The standard you usually find in Gyms across the country is spring collars. These are more likely to do damage to the barbell. The Rogue HG collars are also designed with rubber to protect the bar from direct exposure to the hard plastic. Another alternative to the HG collars would be the OSO collars. 

(4) SETS OF ROGUE WOOD RINGS

These American made gymnastic rings will keep your fireteam in form. Make sure that you fix them to a high point if you want to perform complex movements to have some distance between you and the floor. 

 

(4) ROGUE MEDICINE BALLS

 
The Rogue medicine balls are a great tool for conditioning. You can use them for wall balls, slams and throws. Combine them with a GHD Abrams for a great core workout. The fire team package lets you pick 4 balls for up to 20LB. 
 
 If you are looking for a budget version of the medicine balls you can opt for the rubber version. If you mainly do slams get the slam balls instead. Fewer members of your groups smashing their own faces in. 
 
 

(4) ROGUE SR-3 SPEED ROPES

 
The Rogue SR 3 speed rope has quickly become the standard for double unders in the CrossFit world.