HOW MUCH DOES A MEMBERSHIP COST?
This, of course, is always one of the first questions a budding fitness enthusiast has when starting the research process for a gym membership. Here at EmpowerFit, I’d imagine we receive this question hundreds and hundreds of times a year, likely within the first couple of minutes of any conversation.
But we get it. Price matters (along with many other factors). It can certainly dictate what fitness solutions are viable and what options you’re able to use to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
As you might imagine, though, the problem with answering this question is the fact that when it comes to making sustainable healthy lifestyle changes, we are all unique with our goals, our starting points, our habits and ultimately our needs. This means to find the ideal solution, there are many options that have been designed to help you as an individual, so it can be tough to simply put a price on single service and label it as your fitness solution.
Still, I’ll do my best here to give you some realistic price ranges as to what most people will spend.
HOW MUCH DOES A MEMBERSHIP COST?
Most memberships cost between $12.95 – $40.00 per week depending upon what option you choose and what works best for you. This can increase when you add nutrition coaching, accountability support, personal training and so on.
Occasionally someone wants to be able to just use the gym.
This type of membership does not include classes, but provides you with 24 hour, 7 day a week access to the gym and also includes an initial one hour appointment with a personal trainer to develop a suitable training program and to show you through the ropes.
This membership is great for someone that is self-motivated and knows their way round the gym or has a very specific training goal in mind.
No minimum term 24/7 membership: $59 joining fee and $15.95/week
Direct Debit 12 month membership: $13.95/week
Paid Upfront 12 month membership: $673.40 ($12.95/week)
GYM ACCESS + ACCOUNTABILITY SUPPORT
When joining a gym, many start full of enthusiasm, with a full head of steam. Often however, life gets in the way and the motivation takes a hit, making it harder and harder to get into a good training routine.
Accountability Support was designed for this very purpose.
With this system, you get provided with your very own coach who works with you to set your Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG). They then help you to break this goal down into bite sized actionable habits. Then each week, this coach checks in and works with you to make sure you remain on track, doing the things that need to be done.
Accountability Support: $10/week
GYM ACCESS + PROGRAMMING
To achieve ongoing improvements, it is important to change your program on a regular basis (6-8 weeks as a guide). A well designed program should factor in your starting point, your injury history, your goals, your movement quality and it should also give consideration to adapt and challenge you appropriately as your fitness improves.
Thanks to the World-wide Web, there are many great programming options available online (as well as a heap that are “not so great”). However, if you prefer to have an “in-person” fitness expert craft your program and show you through, making sure you’re doing it correctly, then our programming service is for you.
With that in mind, we have a few different options for this purpose;
Simple Re-program: This program is simple in design and is generally most suitable for people that are relatively new to the gym. The cost is $49.
Complex Re-program: This program is more complex in design. It will often consist of a 3, 4 or even a 5 day split. The cost is $69
Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) Program: This program is geared specifically for people that have health concerns requiring a liaison with health professionals or sports people wanting a periodised training program to prepare them for the upcoming season. The cost is $89
If you prefer to train under the watchful guidance of a coach and enjoy the group environment, then a class membership might be a more suitable option for you to consider.
All classes have been developed with the intent of building “all-round” fitness – meaning they’re great if you want to lose weight, tone up or improve your fitness.
There are 30min, 45min and 60min class options. All classes have three primary factors that influence their design;
They can be tailored to suit the individual (irrespective of fitness level or injury history)
They consist of functional movements. These are the movements that have been proven to be the most effective for getting fitness results.
Every session is different. Some days you’ll be swinging kettlebells, other days you’ll be rowing, as well as a lot of other things in between. This is done so that we can avoid training plateaus, and it will also guarantee that you don’t get bored doing the same old exercise routine.
Added bonuses to class memberships include;
All class memberships include the Accountability Support
There are over 45 class options available each week
Classes are offered online as well (via zoom), so even if you can’t make it to the gym, you never have to miss your session again
Members get access to our 6 week challenges that are routinely conducted throughout the year
There are a number of different classes and membership options to choose from, but the cost is $25-$35/week.
The only thing to consider is that if this type of training is new to you, we may start you off in one of our fundamentals programs (1, 3 or 5 personal training sessions). We do this to make sure you learn the basics first and are able to ease your way into classes seamlessly.
The cost of the fundamentals program ranges from $49-249
PERSONAL TRAINING & SMALL GROUP TRAINING
If you want the support of a coach, but prefer to train in a more intimate environment, then our personal training or small group personal training (up to groups of 4) might be a more suitable option for you.
These training sessions are designed exclusively to suit the individual and depending upon coach availability, can be done when it best suits you.
Personal Training clients also enjoy the benefits of Gym Access, Accountability Support, Programming and Nutrition Support.
Think of Personal Training as the full fitness enchilada.
The cost of Personal Training will be dependent upon how many sessions you’re going to do each week, but as a guide:
Small Group Training: $35-$75/week
Personal Training: $52-$139.50/week
You may have heard the saying “You can’t out-train a bad diet”. While not 100% correct, there is a large element of truth here. For many people, changing nutrition habits is required to achieve the “see it in the mirror” results they’re after.
With that in mind, I won’t go into the full details of it now (as this would be its own blog series), but sustained nutrition changes hinges on making key habit changes – which is exactly what our nutrition program was designed to do.
If you are looking for help to build sustainable nutrition changes into your routine, the cost of nutrition is anywhere from $15.00 – $31.00 per week.
All of these numbers and prices are very general. Still, I hope this article helps you to have a better understanding of the things to consider, what options are available and the costs of the various types of memberships, before you start going through the gym membership buying process.
We’re happy to help you get started and on the way achieving your fitness goals. To get started, you can call 5572 3235, email email@example.com or simply click on the link below to make a time for a “No Sweat Intro” and we can chat.