This is a revised post for 2018. Updated post to include ClassPass.
There were multiple cases in the past couple of years on gyms and spas closing leaving members who had paid upfront fees in a ditch. I feel a little insecure when committing to large sums of money paid upfront. As my parents would say, “钱不容易赚”, which translates to, “it is not easy to earn money.”
Hence, I’ve been an advocate for fitness subscriptions like Guavapass and Kfit for the past couple of years. They offer the flexibility of month-on-month payments and extremely wide range of classes from member studios. Think of it as a “trial” to your favourite classes.
What is a fitness subscription?
- Basically, it is a fitness membership on an app with a concept very similar to The Entertainer App. You pay an X amount of money per month to access classes by its member studios
- There are three dominant players in Singapore: GuavaPass, KFit and ClassPass.
- In 2018, Guavapass introduced class-pack subscription
- In Aug 2018, ClassPass launched in Singapore. As compared to its peer, ClassPass uses a more sophisticated class booking system. Read my ClassPass low down.
What are their differences?
|Monthly||$179/mth for 3mth or $169/mth for 6 mth||$129/mth||$100 for 200 credits or $50 for 50 credits|
||Additional credits available for top up and/or purchase.|
|Class limit||Unlimited for monthly passes||10 classes||Tied to class credits|
|Max classes per studio||3 usually||1-5||Unlimited but credits required will increase after 3 visits|
|Max active reservations||4||4||4 with trial, Unlimited for paid plans|
|Class cancellation||4 – 8 hours ahead||Depends on studio||12 hours ahead|
|Late class cancellation fee||$5||$15||$15|
|No show fee||$8||$15||$20|
|Pause fee||$5 immediately upon pause, then $5 every 3 months||No pause feature, cancel subscription and re-subscribe later||Pause at $0 is only valid if more than one month, choose a lower $20 credit package to keep membership active|
|Subscription cancellation||Monthly subscriptions only, email to cancel, early cancellation fee of $179 applies||Email 7 working days before next bill||Email 48 hours ahead, there is a $79 if you cancel and re-activate membership|
|Customer support||Email, Live chat||Email, Live chat, in-app chat|
|Overseas access||Yes (Less than 50% of bookings)||No||Yes (No limits)|
|Unique studios / or with more visits than other Passes||STILL
Ascend Yoga Therapy
|Move to Live
The Rock School
|Promo Code||Receive $20-$60 off first class package: GuavaPass class package promo code
OR $50 off first month’s bill for monthly plans, use coupon code: meowsyy
|* Receive $5 off first month: JVBGZ or KFit referral link||One week of 50 credits OR receive $40 off first bill: ClassPass referral|
||Uses dynamic pricing for classes|
* In case the referral link for KFit does not work, simply key in the promo code. There have been technical issues with regards to the referral link.
Referrals and promotions
Just like any subscription that survives on sales, referrals are important.
GuavaPass: Only first-time members are eligible for any promotions.
Receive $20-$60 off first class-pack purchase below.
GuavaPass referral link: https://goo.gl/Zo3tpd
GuavaPass promo code: WvrXtCrUgw3NhMW
Receive $50 off first-month only for monthly plans
GuavaPass promo code: meowsyy
KFit: Every new member gets $5 off first purchase. Please key in the promo code if the referral link does not work, there have been technical issues before but keying in the promo code will work.
KFit promo code / referral link: JVBGZ
ClassPass: The launch promotion is a sweet 1-week’s worth of 50 credits free. Alternatively, receive $40 off first bill
ClassPass referral link: http://class.ps/jS-0o
P.S. Drop me a note at hello (at) meowsyy.c0m if you’ll like to find out more about the exact discount as referrals tend to change very frequently.