Here is a conclusive review of Extreme Fitness personal training cost. Trueler received several complaints associated with the selling technique used by Extreme Fitness, and made some further investigation.
The price of one hour session with personal trainer at Extreme Fitness is approximately $110.
There was a recent deal on WagJag group buy website: “$24 for a 2-Month Executive Membership, Unlimited Classes, and Two 1-Hour Personal Training Sessions at Extreme Fitness”. It also specified regular price for this deal which was $372. One of our readers is paying $65 per month for the membership. Based on other members’ information, we are assuming here that one month membership fee in the “regular price” featured on WagJag is approximately $75. Therefore we are getting $111 per one hour of personal training session. That is approximately $98 + tax. Let’s count it as $100 for simplicity.
Will you go for this deal?! $110 per one hour of training session which includes running with dumbbells, push-ups, throwing of balls, talks, and so on…
How does Extreme Fitness rip you off?
First of all when you sign up for the membership, there is an assessment, which is “free”. During it Extreme Fitness trainer convince you that you are too fat or too skinny, too weak or too strong, etc. You have a lecture about how bad your eating habits are. You are getting “free nutritionist” promise. They ask you about you goal. Actually, all stuff is extremely good at sales. They can easily and successfully work in real estate business, for example.
Secondly, Extreme Fitness guys tell you that they have a remedy: personal training plan for one year, during which you will gain 12 lbs of muscles, or loose 20 lbs of weight (whichever your case, or even both). They draw something on a paper, and tell you results. Three times per week for the first two months, two times per week for the third month, and one time every second week as follow up sessions for the rest 9 months to make sure that you are following instructions properly. That is about 53 sessions. Sales guy (personal trainer or manager) asks you about your salary, your budget, your goals, and tells the price of $442 and they will tell you that it can be canceled at any time without any fee.
“Of course it is per month” they answer when you specially ask about it. “Of course 13% HST taxes are not included” – when you ask about taxes. In the case if it suits your needs and budget they will never tell you that you can not cancel this deal without owing them money for months. For example, if you cancel the personal training program at the end of the third month, you will be required to pay $442/month + HST for 5 more months!
If the previous personal training deal is quite expensive for you, Extreme Fitness will offer cheaper modifications with $200 per month, for example. Finally they will offer you 8 personal training sessions, so the professional trainer will teach you during 3 weeks (3 times/week) how to do proper exercises in order to achieve your goal, and then you will continue on your own. And this is just for $66 per month! They won’t tell you that you will have to pay these $66/month + tax for entire year, they won’t tell you the price of one single personal training session. If you want to cancel it in the middle, so you will have to pay for the six months until you pay out them for personal sessions you used – $400 for 4 sessions.
Beware of this practice in Extreme Fitness! Especially WagJag users who bought more than 1600 coupons in November 2010.
Keep in mind that the price of one hour personal training session at Extreme Fitness is about $115 ($100 + tax), and you will be legally required to pay for all the sessions you used exactly at this rate, no matter when you cancel.
If they will offer you the first session without charge, don’t sign anything until the session ends! Most likely it will cost you $115 as well…