Fitness Subscriptions/Pass: GuavaPass, KFit and ClassPass Review 2018

This is a revised post for 2018. Updated post to include ClassPass.

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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?

Passes GuavaPass KFit ClassPass
Monthly $179/mth for 3mth or $169/mth for 6 mth $129/mth $100 for 200 credits or $50 for 50 credits
Class Packs
  • $359 for 20 classes (6-mth validity)
  • $199 for 10 classes (2 classes per studio, 3-mth validity)
  • $99/mth for 4 classes (1 class per studio, 1-mth validity)
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 Email
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
Aqua Spin
Move to Live
The Rock School
Actualize Crossfit
WeBarre
Anthem
GroundZero
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
What’s unique?
  • Includes sports such as mini-golf
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 linkhttps://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 linkJVBGZ

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.

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ClassPass: Launched in Singapore in Aug 2018

It’s finally here! When I heard of ClassPass launching here, I was quite excited. You know I’ve been using GuavaPass for close to three years now and the base model of GuavaPass is the ClassPass business model.

If you’re not familiar with fitness subscriptions, I’d suggest heading over to my review post here to find out more first. ClassPass also bills as the ‘Netflix’ of fitness subscriptions – take your pick of classes from its member studios.

Image source: classpass.com

However, before you get excited about ClassPass, these are some important pages you should be familiar with:

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