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How "hot" a deal is Fit4Less in Ottawa (or your town)?

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How "hot" a deal is Fit4Less in Ottawa (or your town)?

Hi:

The Fit4Less brand has expanded all across the city and it's hard to ignore its affordability.

Pay an sign up fee of 44$ and then either 4.99$ (one gym access) or 10.99 (Black Card all location access +) per week and you have a very compelling deal.

There are supposed differences that might make a difference to some between the two memberships but, don't really appeal to me... ie. messages, tanning and 1/2 price drinks.

The biggest draw back to me is not having access to a trainer in the future:

Con:Does Fit4Less offer personal training and child minding?
Fit4Less does not offer these services. However, if these are requirements for you achieving your fitness goals, check out options available at GoodLife Fitness.

People in Ottawa: Any suggestions of better gyms near Elmvale Acres / Alta Vista area?

Are you happy with your membership? Is the virtual training good? Please provide feedback...
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*puts on flame-proof jacket and pulls out a bag of popcorn*
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If you're looking for a no frills gym, this is the cheapest, otherwise Goodlife or Movati is you best bet.
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If it was hot then you would see it in this section of the site instead of this.
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I am in Ottawa, with Planet Fitness, the monthly fee is $11.30 after tax, sign up fee $39.
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If FIt4Less had more locations in west Ottawa, I'd probably switch to them.

I know someone going in the York Region area, and it's fine. No frills gym, I think the one complaint was there's less powerlifting equipment (kind of like Planet Fitness, they cater more to the general populace who use machines more often; e.g. like one squat rack).
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If you are in Ottawa and like working g out in Groups: Greco Lean and fit. If you like paying lots for a socializing at a juice bar and hot tub, with a gym attached then Movati. If you like working out annoyed with staff holding clip boards trying to sell you stuff: Good life. And; if you just like a good gym with lots of locations: Anytime fitness.
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Note that most Fit4Less locations don't have showers and I think no water fountain as well (fill up your bottle at the sink). Lockers are tiny.
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fiscal-rick wrote: If you are in Ottawa and like working g out in Groups: Greco Lean and fit. If you like paying lots for a socializing at a juice bar and hot tub, with a gym attached then Movati. If you like working out annoyed with staff holding clip boards trying to sell you stuff: Good life. And; if you just like a good gym with lots of locations: Anytime fitness.
Damn, sounds like the Goodlife gyms in Ottawa are pretty annoying. here in Oakville other than the initial sign-up personal trainer hard sell (which has been my experience at every gym I've joined, pretty much), I've never had a staff member try to sell me anything.
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davidslegend wrote: Hi:

The Fit4Less brand has expanded all across the city and it's hard to ignore its affordability.

Pay an sign up fee of 44$ and then either 4.99$ (one gym access) or 10.99 (Black Card all location access +) per week and you have a very compelling deal.

There are supposed differences that might make a difference to some between the two memberships but, don't really appeal to me... ie. messages, tanning and 1/2 price drinks.

The biggest draw back to me is not having access to a trainer in the future:

Con:Does Fit4Less offer personal training and child minding?
Fit4Less does not offer these services. However, if these are requirements for you achieving your fitness goals, check out options available at GoodLife Fitness.

People in Ottawa: Any suggestions of better gyms near Elmvale Acres / Alta Vista area?

Are you happy with your membership? Is the virtual training good? Please provide feedback...


When you talk about this bargain basement gym you get what you pay for. Garbage equipment that takes weeks on end to fix, a really disgusting casual crowd or guys who use it as a second gym etc. Like anything in life, you get what you pay for. Think about it: What kind of gym attracts people who want to pay 10 bucks a month?
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wongjing wrote: Note that most Fit4Less locations don't have showers and I think no water fountain as well (fill up your bottle at the sink). Lockers are tiny.
They also attract the scum of the scum.
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wearysky wrote: Damn, sounds like the Goodlife gyms in Ottawa are pretty annoying. here in Oakville other than the initial sign-up personal trainer hard sell (which has been my experience at every gym I've joined, pretty much), I've never had a staff member try to sell me anything.
They aren't that bad. I trained at one (Eagleview in Kanata) for a couple years. I'd go into the rack in the corner and be left alone while I trained. Although, I was out lifting most others in the gym, so maybe that helped.
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wearysky wrote: Damn, sounds like the Goodlife gyms in Ottawa are pretty annoying. here in Oakville other than the initial sign-up personal trainer hard sell (which has been my experience at every gym I've joined, pretty much), I've never had a staff member try to sell me anything.
I've been to a handful of the goodlife in Ottawa and never been asked to buy/enroll into anything - just to spin wheels for prizes which I politely declined as I imagine there are things attached to it... Otherwise I've never seen someone step into the exercise area to bother people working out and they don't press at all if you say no thanks once and keep walking.
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