Xcel is a separate track…and I like that. The amount of time my boys spend at the gym pretty much prohibits them from any other activities, so I’m glad my daughter has a choice. Additionally something I didn’t share in my original post is that besides being gym owners, they also own an apparel company. All of the required “extras” come from their company and based on what we’ve paid for these items, I suspect they are getting considerable markup. Additionally, I think being the owners of an apparel company gives them to ability to buy the GK leos & warmups wholesale, which they then markup to full retail prices. It’s odd that when we as parents write the final check for any leos or warmups, we write it to one of the owners, not to the gym name or the apparel company name. Seems sort of shady to me, but maybe that’s normal? Anyway, thank you for your thoughts and perspective, I really appreciate it.It is unlikely that the gym is making any/much money from the required leos and apparel. $500 is excessive for a lower level team even is it does include the warmups. However, if the lower and upper levels all use the same leos (which is not advisable due to the cost for the lower level families) then the cost is understandable as the upper levels tend to have more intricate designs and bling. How is your xcel used? do they transition from xcel to JO optionals or are they separate tracks? If separate tracks, then yes I would a irritated as it should be less expensive/less intense.