A number of budget gyms have recently spouted up in the hard ecconomical times that we are having right now, offering what seems to be cheap gym memberships affordable to everyone, but is this really true???
Ive checked out my local budget gym in Swindon called Kiss Gyms, they are a small chain of gyms saying they are offering cheap affordable memberships.
£14.99 per month! Bargin, sounds good so far, book in pay for your membership get a free induction on how to use the kit and youre off… Yeh thats right, that is all you get, want nutritional advice? £20 please, want a standard gym induction? £20 please. Then there is the £20 joining fee also.
So the gym membership per month is now not £14.99 per month but if you want what comes as standard in most of the other gyms such as Nuffields and Virgin etc that charge a higher membership fee your first month will end up costing you an extra £40 as everyone wants a fitness programme to follow and initial nutritional advice, so your first months membership comes in at a staggering £74.99 for what comes as standard in all other gyms. There on you will need a need updated fitness programme every 5-6weeks to keep you on track which will bring your monthly gym membership to almost £24.99 per month which is about the same price as some of the larger health clubs but they also offer swimming pool, steam, sauna, jaccuzi, cafe lounge bar, and much more.
Kiss Gyms have it seems gone down the lines of the Budget Airlines, on the surface its cheap as chips, but then its £20 for your luggage and extra for every other service which is included in the price of normal price airlines… Looking at the price you not only get the same value by trading up for a better quality health club, but you get far more for your money and at the same price.
Id think again if you are looking at the budget gym in your town and check out the other clubs and see for yourself, Budget Gyms dont actually work out Budget!
Price Comparisson with Nuffields Greenbridge:
|Cafe Lounge Bar||Yes||No|
|Total First Month Cost||£34||£74.99|
|Average Monthly Cost||£34||£24.99|
By Mike Buss | Celebrity Trainer