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# Can anyone explain Fit4Less's math here?

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[OP]
Apr 16, 2011
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## Can anyone explain Fit4Less's math here?

I am trying to pay for 1 year in full, this way I can reap the benefits of cash back plus not have to give my banking information. However, the math is not checking out. According to my calculations.

2 weeks = \$11.99 + Tax
1 Month = \$11.99 x 2 = \$23.98 + Tax
1 Year = \$23.98 x 12 = \$287.76 + Tax
Annual Cleaning Fee = \$287.76 + \$44 = \$331.76 + Tax
Total + Tax = \$374.88

Why are they charging me \$401.99? Am I tripping out?
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Deal Fanatic
Sep 9, 2012
6179 posts
Oakville, ON
jronald wrote: I am trying to pay for 1 year in full, this way I can reap the benefits of cash back plus not have to give my banking information. However, the math is not checking out. According to my calculations.

2 weeks = \$11.99 + Tax
1 Month = \$11.99 x 2 = \$23.98 + Tax
1 Year = \$23.98 x 12 = \$287.76 + Tax
Annual Cleaning Fee = \$287.76 + \$44 = \$331.76 + Tax
Total + Tax = \$374.88

Why are they charging me \$401.99? Am I tripping out?
There are 52 weeks in a year. You only counted for 48 weeks….

2 weeks = \$11.99 + Tax
1 Year = \$11.99 x 26 = \$311.74 + Tax
Annual Cleaning Fee = \$311.74 + \$44 = \$355.74 + Tax
Total + Tax = \$401.99
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Nov 25, 2010
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[OP]
Apr 16, 2011
1160 posts
CanadianLurker wrote: There are 52 weeks in a year. You only counted for 48 weeks….

2 weeks = \$11.99 + Tax
1 Year = \$11.99 x 26 = \$311.74 + Tax
Annual Cleaning Fee = \$311.74 + \$44 = \$355.74 + Tax
Total + Tax = \$401.99
Lmao, I'm so dumb.
Sr. Member
Mar 23, 2005
738 posts
Montreal
Wow fit4less increased their prices so much and now there's a cleaning fee? I remember when fit4less black card was just shy of \$300 like 4 years ago for a year membership.

Almost makes me want to consider other gyms after everything opens up fully but I suspect they all increased to make up for lost revenue
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Dec 4, 2009
8356 posts
alias_neo wrote: Wow fit4less increased their prices so much and now there's a cleaning fee? I remember when fit4less black card was just shy of \$300 like 4 years ago for a year membership.

Almost makes me want to consider other gyms after everything opens up fully but I suspect they all increased to make up for lost revenue
Lol. 12 bucks a month is unreasonable?!
"I'm a bit upset. I've been grab by the back without any alert and lubrification"
Lucky
Sr. Member
Mar 23, 2005
738 posts
Montreal
Toukolou wrote: Lol. 12 bucks a month is unreasonable?!
A year on the basic plan is now about \$225 after taxes. Not quite \$12/month

I'm not saying it's unreasonable, it's just a bit surprising prices increased by over 25% in a matter of 4 years when the service hasn't really changed (maybe more locations were added). I'm just saying at over \$400/year, I'd start considering another, bigger gym franchise with better or more equipment. Atleast that was the case when I was shopping around for gyms a few years ago. I've been an advocate for fit4less for years since I think their locations are plentiful in the GTA and they get the job done. It's probably still a good price in comparison to everything else right now but I also wouldn't be in a hurry to join the gym yet until this pandemic thing has fizzled out.
Deal Fanatic
Jan 16, 2011
7205 posts
The NORTH
WTF is a Cleanliness fee?? Where is the Lighting Fee or the Maintenance Fee??
Deal Fanatic
Dec 4, 2009
8356 posts
I just think that people would understand that it takes money to operate a business. These gyms are housed in large commercial spaces with large commercial rents. I'm surprised that a membership costing less than 50c a day would seem excessive.
"I'm a bit upset. I've been grab by the back without any alert and lubrification"
Lucky
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Feb 9, 2009
12376 posts
alias_neo wrote: A year on the basic plan is now about \$225 after taxes. Not quite \$12/month

I'm not saying it's unreasonable, it's just a bit surprising prices increased by over 25% in a matter of 4 years when the service hasn't really changed (maybe more locations were added). I'm just saying at over \$400/year, I'd start considering another, bigger gym franchise with better or more equipment. Atleast that was the case when I was shopping around for gyms a few years ago. I've been an advocate for fit4less for years since I think their locations are plentiful in the GTA and they get the job done. It's probably still a good price in comparison to everything else right now but I also wouldn't be in a hurry to join the gym yet until this pandemic thing has fizzled out.
Inflation it’s hitting almost everything
Deal Fanatic
Jan 21, 2008
8026 posts
Goodlife doesnt own most of the land their gyms are located on, so even if the service doesn't change, commercial rents do increase along with property taxes (property tax is the responsibility of the tenant). I don't think 25% over 4 yrs is outrageous, sure it sucks, but I see a lot of other stuff where inflation has hit much worse than 25% over 4 yrs. Goodlife is the 4th largest gym chain in the world (based on number of members) yet they needed to take out a huge loan from the government to survive during covid (not a interest free loan btw). I'm just glad I still have my \$15 bi-weekly GL membership, seems like a great price compared to what I see others paying these days
Deal Expert
Jan 9, 2011
17230 posts
Vancouver
kr0zet wrote: WTF is a Cleanliness fee?? Where is the Lighting Fee or the Maintenance Fee??
Exactly!
Eco fee
Cleaning fee
Electricity fee
Fuel surcharge
Elevator inspection fee
Property tax increase fee
Fire extinguisher recharge fee
Disability access compliance fee
Fire alarm and sprinkler inspection fee
Staff room furniture replacement fund fee

Where does this stop? Businesses should not be hiding more and more business expenses from the sticker price, only to surprise us by slapping it on at the end. This should be illegal. Everything should be included in the price, and that goes for the sales taxes too, like they are in almost every other country.
Jul 23, 2010
1096 posts
Toronto
alias_neo wrote: A year on the basic plan is now about \$225 after taxes. Not quite \$12/month

I'm not saying it's unreasonable, it's just a bit surprising prices increased by over 25% in a matter of 4 years when the service hasn't really changed (maybe more locations were added). I'm just saying at over \$400/year, I'd start considering another, bigger gym franchise with better or more equipment. Atleast that was the case when I was shopping around for gyms a few years ago. I've been an advocate for fit4less for years since I think their locations are plentiful in the GTA and they get the job done. It's probably still a good price in comparison to everything else right now but I also wouldn't be in a hurry to join the gym yet until this pandemic thing has fizzled out.
I can tell you are sticker shocked because there’s so many contradictions in your post. Not many chain gyms around, if you are really counting each dollar PF is a tiny bit cheaper.
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Dec 4, 2009
8356 posts
HP_John wrote: Goodlife doesnt own most of the land their gyms are located on, so even if the service doesn't change, commercial rents do increase along with property taxes (property tax is the responsibility of the tenant). I don't think 25% over 4 yrs is outrageous, sure it sucks, but I see a lot of other stuff where inflation has hit much worse than 25% over 4 yrs. Goodlife is the 4th largest gym chain in the world (based on number of members) yet they needed to take out a huge loan from the government to survive during covid (not a interest free loan btw). I'm just glad I still have my \$15 bi-weekly GL membership, seems like a great price compared to what I see others paying these days
Seriously, a dollar a day doesn't seem that outrageous to me to use a facility and all of its equipment.
"I'm a bit upset. I've been grab by the back without any alert and lubrification"
Lucky
Apr 4, 2017
2041 posts
Toronto
Cleaning fee? Is this for temporary.

I was gonna sign up for fit4less bcuz I goodlife was expensive.

I pay around same price as fit4less.

Sucks
Newbie
Dec 23, 2018
25 posts
Toronto
Fit4less FAQ posted members before the shut down won't be paying for this. Hopefully this is true
Images
Jan 3, 2014
3225 posts
Vancouver(ish)
jronald wrote: Lmao, I'm so dumb.
You lift things up and put them down.
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Jun 16, 2009
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