Characteristics of Basic-Fit, advantages, drawbacks,...
Characteristics of Basic-Fit
Basic-Fit’s gyms offer quite modern and well equipped gyms with free barbells, fitness and weight machines. Membership includes fitness room, virtual fitness classes, showers and cloakroom (you need to bring your own padlock). Some Basic-fit clubs have live fitness classes with coaches but if you want this service, it will cost you 10€ more par month.
The main difference with the other traditional gyms
is about the service. Indeed, Basic-Fit tends to automate all its services to the maximum. That why fitness classes are virtual and are given in a separate room on large screens. There is no coach physically present to give fitness classes as there is no fitness instructor in the gym to provide advice. A gym without any fitness instructor… Is there not some contradiction here? Such an approach allows the company to stand out, minimize its costs and offer the cheapest price.
The downside is that members are left to their own devices. Even if Basic-Fit provides fitness training programs (paper and pdf version), it does not replace in any way the advices of real coach.
Basic-Fit, a scam?
Not at all, as you know why you pay for. That is to say, a yearly membership to a well-equipped gym that offers no real assistance in terms of sports coaching.
- Floor price (price 2017, 2016, 2015: € 19.99 per month / price 2014: € 15.95 per month).
- Membership provides access to all clubs Basic-Fit Belgium.
- Membership is valid for the whole family (one family member at a time).
- Well-equipped gym.
- Lack of conviviality.
- No fitness instructor in the gym.
- Virtual fitness classes.
- One time subscription costs from 19,99€ to 29,99€
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