Given that we are halfway through the first month of 2015, I’d like to ask you this question: How many of you had weight-loss resolutions? How is it going so far?

If you haven’t started to get in shape this 2015, it is never too late. That is why, in today’s post, Pinoy Guy Guide is featuring everything you need to know about the membership rates of the Top 3 Gyms in the country: Fitness First, Gold’s Gym and Slimmers World.

Fitness First Premium (a.k.a Regular branches)

Membership Types and Rates:

  • Lifestyle (For 12 months contract)
    • 2,995 Pesos per month
    • One-time joining fee of 2,000 Pesos
    • One-time admin fee of 1,500 Pesos
    • (Optional: Body First Kit that includes workout and meal plans): 2,100 Pesos
  • Premier (For 5 months contract)
    • 3,295 Pesos per month
    • One-time joining fee of 3,000 Pesos
    • One-time admin fee of 1,500 Pesos
    • (Optional: Body First Kit that includes workout and meal plans): 2,100 Pesos

So Initial Payment = Monthly Due + Joining Fee + Admin Fee + BODY FIRST KIT (optional)

Payment Options: Credit card or Cash

Other Details:

  • If paid in cash, you must pay in full. If by credit card, membership can be paid monthly (via autodebit).
  • BODY FIRST = 3 Session Starting Program
  • Each initial membership entitles a Passport Membership, meaning one can work out at any of their clubs except the Platinum branches. After 6 months, this can be downgraded to a Home Membership (a.k.a single-branch-only) for a lower price.
  • Features and Facilities: Cardio, Free Weights, Group Exercises, Gym Floor, Loaded Weights, Lounge Area, Steam Sauna, Shower, Wifi, Yoga, Locker Service, Free complimentary coffee or tea
  • Upon inquiring, you will be assisted in analyzing your body composition on the spot using a machine.
  • Promos and Discounts: Upon inquiring, the agents and membership consultants might offer you discounts. Make sure you ask them if they have an ongoing promo.

Fitness First

Fitness First Platinum

As featured here, Fitness First Platinum is the top-of-the-line gyms of Fitness First. At present, there are four Fitness First Platinum Branches: Trinoma, RCBC Plaza, Alabang and SM Aura.

Membership Types and Rates:

  • Lifestyle (For 12 months contract)
    • 3,800 Pesos per month
    • One-time joining fee of 3,000 Pesos
    • One-time admin fee of 1,500 Pesos
    • (Optional: Body First Kit that includes workout and meal plans): 2,100 Pesos
  • Premier (For 5 months contract)
    • 4,130 Pesos per month
    • One-time joining fee of 4,000 Pesos
    • One-time admin fee of 1,500 Pesos
    • (Optional: Body First Kit that includes workout and meal plans): 2,100 Pesos

So Initial Payment = Monthly Due + Joining Fee + Admin Fee + BODY FIRST (optional)

Payment Options: Credit card or Cash

Other Details:

  • If paid in cash, you must pay in full. If by credit card, membership can be paid monthly (via autodebit).
  • BODY FIRST = 3 Session Starting Program
  • Platinum Membership allows the usage of all Fitness First branches (Premium or Platinum).
  • Features and Facilities: All features and facilities of Premium + swimming pool, towels, and workout clothes. Check here for more info.
  • Upon inquiring, you will be assisted in analyzing your body composition on the spot using a machine.
  • Promos and Discounts: Available upon inquiring with their consultants/agents. Make sure to ask them if they have ongoing promos.

Gold’s Gym

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Membership Types and Rates:

  • Six Month Contract
    • 14,500 Pesos (if paid full in cash)
    • If paid through credit card, 2,416 Pesos per month
    • Unlimited Visits
    • Valid for one branch only
  • One Year Contract
    • 18,500 (if paid full in cash)
    • If paid through credit card, 1,541 Pesos per month
    • 144 visits per year to home branch +  up to 12 visits each to other branches (that is roughly 3 gym visits per week)
    • With 3 Personal Training Sessions: Orientation, BMI, and Program

Payment Options: Credit Card (for installment), Cash (for full payment)

Other Details:

  • Features/Facilities: Access to gym facilities, group exercises, complimentary use of locker and toiletries, towels for rent, free use of sauna, personalized training program can be provided
  • Promos/Discounts: None as of this writing. But make sure to inquire.

 

Slimmers World

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Membership Types and Rates:

Since they are on promo most of the time, here are the prices that we got when we asked them.

  • Six Month Contract
    • 6,868 Pesos for six months if paid in cash and in full. This means around 1,145 Pesos per month.
  • One Year Contract
    • 9,234 Pesos for 12 months if paid in cash and in full. That is equivalent to around 770 Pesos per month.

Payment Options:

  • Cash (full payment)
  • For Credit Cards, please ask the membership consultant upon signing up.

Other Details:

  • Promo rates may vary depending on the personnel you’ll be talking to
  • Membership allows access to all Slimmers World branches. There also are options for a single branch for a lower price.
  • Membership Features/Facilities: Access to gym, 3 days with a personal trainer and dietician, skin consultation (diamond peel), locker service, aero-exercises

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And there you have it. Before enrolling yourself to any of those gyms, you may also want to check out with your company if they have a corporate membership tie-up with any of them. If they have, then lucky you because you’ll be getting huge discounts (around 25% based from some people I know). If they don’t have, you can always ask your company if they can offer you and your colleagues enrollment as a “group”. In that manner, the membership prices will significantly be lower.

Also, please note that while the prices listed here are the latest ones based from our research, it may still vary and change without notice depending on the gym and the membership consultant you will be asking.  I hope that this helps you to get yourself moving and live a healthy lifestyle. You may also want to compare the prices of other gyms in your vicinity so that you know which one fits your budget. Have a great workout guys!

 

*Image credits to social networks of Fitness First, Gold’s Gym and Slimmers World

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