It is important to take care of your health and well-being. However, with how the world works, only the most dedicated people have the time to do regular exercise and meditation. Often, people are too busy working that what they have time for exercise is used for resting.
While it is not a company’s business regarding what their employees do in their free time, it would be in their interest to guide them toward a healthier and more active direction. After all, it is well known that regular exercise promotes health, and with healthy employees mean better results for the company.
It would be wrong for a company to force employees to exercise. Unless it is the army or some kind of job that requires its employees to be physically fit, such a requirement is not really necessary.
So what would be a good way to go about this? Well, a good place to start would be to guide them toward what you want. It is important to offer them a way to exercise or go to the gym that is easy and convenient.
That is where Gympass comes in.
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What is Gympass? Glassdoor Gympass
Gympass is a health and fitness platform and application that helps users follow an active lifestyle. Gympass allows users to access different tools that can help them live a healthy life.
It is the brainchild of three entrepreneurs. Cesar Carvalho. Joao Barbosa and Vinicius Feriani. These three are currently the highest-ranking members of the Gympass echelon.
Carvalho currently holds the Global Chief Executive Officer position and is currently located in New York City, New York. Joao Barbosa assumes the role of Global Head of Partnerships/Gyms. He is currently residing in Milan, Lombardia. Ferriani is also a member of the board and an adviser.
More often than not, it is the lack of easy access to something that discourages people from doing that certain thing.
Take the early days of Netflix, for example. When Netflix and online streaming was still in their infancy, there was a noticeable drop in piracy rate. People finally found one platform that offered everything they needed.
People were again unable to access certain shows when other streaming platforms came on the scene and made certain films or shows available only to them.
Many people returned to piracy because of the competition and high levels of saturation on these websites.
Despite the oversaturation of streaming platforms, piracy returned to a record high.
How does this relate to Gympass? Well, think of it as an allegory.
Imagine if Gympass is the streaming platform while the different gyms and other health-related services are the different shows and channels. It would make sense for people who have easy access to the gym to go to the gym.
Gympass, as a platform, provides access to thousands of gyms and fitness studios worldwide. These even include personal trainers and nutritionists all in one service. Users have no excuse to fail in their fitness goals with the help of this range of resources and features.
Other highlights that Gympass provides include workout plans, tracking tools, and support from a huge Gympass Community.
Gympass not Classpass
Classpass is Gympass’s most popular competition. Both have similar names, which is why it is easy to understand why. One of the biggest differences between them is how they are presented and which markets they target.
Gympass, as the name suggests, is a service that sells services to companies and businesses to be used by employees. As an individual, you cannot buy a Gympass Subscription. Meanwhile, Classpass is only for individuals.
Gympass can be considered as a complete corporate platform that helps companies ensure the health and well-being of their employees. It can be used by the whole team to meet their health and lifestyle requirements.
When an employer gives Gympass benefits to its employees, it gives the best well-being brand to their fingertips. Gympass strives to make well-being accessible and universal for all people.
This makes Gympass an important force in the fitness industry. This unique system could revolutionize attitudes regarding health and well-being. Not only will it positively impact the physical health of the workforce, but it also has the potential to benefit their mental health too.
The Gympass Reach
As a sign of Gympass’s reach and legitimacy, plenty of major companies use their services and provide their employees with health and wellness benefits.
Some of the major companies that Gympass currently serves include Tesco (a British grocery and supermarket chain), Activision Blizzard (an AAA game development company), and Unilever (yes, Unilever), to name a few.
Gympass has also partnered with many well-known boutiques as well as national gyms. Here are some highlights:
- LA Fitness
- Snap Fitness
- UFC Gym
- Chicago Athletic Club
- Genesis Health Club
- Life Time Gym
- Y7 Studios
- Pilates Reforming
- And many others.
Gympass is also expanding into other countries around the globe. This includes steady expansion in Western Europe and Latin America.
In the United States, it can be accessed in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Nashville, Houston, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas.
Its global network currently has about 30,000 to 40,000 workout facilities.
Gympass for Employees
Gympass, as mentioned earlier, is a unique platform that allows people to discover active lifestyle activities. They encourage people to get fit wherever and whenever they want.
Gympass members have easy access to all partner gyms if they are within their Gympass City membership tier. You will find an active Gympass facility near you thanks to the thousands of partner facilities.
What does Gympass actually offer? Well, it gives members unlimited access to any class, session, or activity daily without penalties. Cancellations are possible without penalty.
Gympass access to a healthy lifestyle, as flexible and hassle-free as possible.
Gympass for Employers
Gympass can be an awesome and novel benefit provider. Employers who give their employees Gympass subscriptions can give their employees a chance for a healthier lifestyle. This would not be just a pizza party, but a benefit they can use.
Through the Gympass network, Employees will benefit from many gyms and other active lifestyle facilities such as running, climbing, meditation, yoga, fitness classes, etc. And as such, Employers are sure that their employees are healthy both in mind and body.
Through working with Gympass, Human Resource departments of corporations can look at analytics and counsel that may help increase activity within a partner company’s workforce. These companies also do not need to worry about Gympass since they are very transparent.
Gympass can offer analytics and insights into the activities of employees. HR can use this information to make informed choices that benefit both the employees and the parent company.
Gympass is able to provide companies with a number of services.
- A chance to improve their employee’s health
- Healthcare costs are reduced
- Verified ROI of a company’s Quality of Life Program
- This is a great offer to attract skilled employees
Gympass has many benefits
Gym pass has earned a good reputation over the years and gained a lot of followers. This is more than a fitness and health platform.
Gympass is now a community. Gympass is a group of people who share the same goals and are dedicated to living a healthier life. It is not fun to exercise alone. With friends from Gympass, you can get motivation and support from these people to reach your fitness goals.
Gympass offers these other benefits as well:
- Access to Thousands of Fitness Locations
Gympass multiple partnerships with thousands and thousands of gyms and other fitness places ensure that there is a place for you to work out, no matter where you are.
These partnerships have been extended to over 50,000 gyms. These partners include Gold’s Gym and Barry’s as well as LA Fitness, UFC Gym and Soulcycle to name just a few.
So wherever you are, as long as you are part of a Gympass city, you are sure that you never run out of place where you can get a move on, get it, and sweat the body fats and cholesterol away.
- Affordable Plans for Every Budget
Gympass provides affordable pricing to its customers, regardless of whether they work in a Gympass-partner workplace. However, despite the affordable price, individuals cannot access the program independently.
Gympass subscriptions start at $9.99/month depending on which plan you choose. Getting an annual plan also can net you more savings.
Keep in mind that Gympass is available to companies at a different price than other companies. As such, the price of the subscription plans will also fluctuate from company to company.
Payment methods can also vary depending on the agreement between Gympass, your company, and Gympass.
- Schedule your Workouts in a Convenient Way
With access to multiple gym outlets anywhere around the United States and select countries, users can basically schedule a flexible time whenever they want to go work out.
Gympass offers an online scheduling tool that will ensure that you don’t miss an exercise session. This tool even allows you to find and book workouts whenever convenient for you.
Gympass basically eliminates the effort of figuring out where and when to exercise.
- Motivational Challenges and Rewarding
With Gympass, the workout is not simply a workout. Gympass is a way to push yourself and achieve your goals. Gympass is a game-based approach to exercising that motivates users.
Of course, as another way to motivate users to finish their goals, Gympass rewards users who consistently reach their workout goals.
- Online classes and virtual personal training
For those who are too busy outside or who cannot schedule a time to visit a gym or a studio, Gympass also allows for a 1:1 virtual personal training. Employees and users can continue their workouts at home.
- Mental Health Support
Physical health is not the only thing we should look into to ensure a healthy lifestyle. Looking at mental health is also crucial for a person’s well-being.
Gympass, in its pursuit of a healthier and more active workforce, includes mental health support to ensure that users are also mentally healthy. This service offers professional online therapy.
- Exercise with your Family
It is more enjoyable to exercise with loved ones. Gympass allows you to add your loved ones into the Gympass program. You can add up three dependents to your Gympass Account if you wish.
Of course, these dependents will have to have their own payment methods. This feature can be limited by the parent company.
How To Use Gympass
First of all, Gympass is not available to individual buyers. Gympass is only offered to companies, and these companies or workplaces will offer Gympass as one of their benefits. Only the employees of these companies are allowed to sign up for Gympass.
If a potential customer is eligible, he will be notified by email. The email will be sent within 30 days after the company partners with Gympass. If the company is already partnered with Gympass, the new employee will receive it on the first day of work.
After downloading the Gympass app, the user can click on the Sign up button to register. The user will then choose the name of the Gympass company from which he/she received Gympass.
Sign-up will require your employed ID and email address. Other required fields might include your name. After the sign-up process, you will be given a 4-digit code through email. Glassdoor Gympass
Use the same email that your company used to register you to Gympass. Enter your four-digit code and then click “Finish Registration” to finish your registration process.
P.S. Contact customer service if you fail to receive the four-digit verification code. They will send an email update and proceed with the registration process.
Activating Gympass Plans
You must first understand the activities available with each plan. It will vary depending on the plan you choose. Remember that the value of the available plans differs from company to company. This will depend on how much your company pays Gympass.
After you have completed your registration, the app will display the available plans. Prices indicate the cost of each plan. Your company’s contract will determine the payment method.
Gympass could be paid by either deducting the amount from your payroll or charging it to your credit card.
Your payment in the first month of Gympass will be bigger if you choose the payroll payment option.
Between the date you began using the app and the billing date for your company, you will be responsible for paying the entire amount and the proportional values.
Looking for a Gym
After you have created a Gympass account, and activated your plan it is now time to start using it. Of course, the first step would be to find a gym to work out in.
It is easy to find a gym.
Click on Search in your Gympass app and then browse the map. To make the app work properly and accurately, you must have your GPS activated and turned on.
You can also look for a gym by searching for an address, activity, or by its name. To find a gym that is connected to the network, you’ll need a Gympass Account. Glassdoor Gympass
The map will then pull up and indicate the closest partner gyms from your GPS location. If you want to find out more details about the gym, click on the purple dots.
Click on the name of the partner gym to view which plans and activities are available.
Checking in to Gympass
Once you have found your gym, it’s time to check-in and use your Gympass.
You can only access a gym, participate in an activity or take part in a class if you check-in. You must be present at the studio or gym before you can check in. The location is approximately 100m away.
You can also check-in on your mobile phone using the Gympass App.
After arriving at the activity’s site, open Gympass App. Click on the “Check in” tab. Choose the location which you are currently visiting and then confirm your check-in.
Sometimes, the gym or studio may not appear in your app. Check the following to see if this happens:
- Your plan is active
- Your plan should include a gym
- If the gym’s address in the App matches the geolocation address in your cell phone
Also, you can only check in once per day. This means you can only visit one gym per day. But you can also go to different gyms in one month. Glassdoor Gympass
For Partner Apps, you do not need to check-in. Using them is free; you can access them whenever you want.
Managing Dependent Accounts
Gympass allows you to add your dependents into the app. This is a great feature. This feature is at the company’s discretion. This feature may be offered by your company.
Check your profile settings to see if this option is available. If your company offers this feature, a “dependents tab” should be visible. If not, you are not allowed to add family members to your Gympass account.
To manage the accounts of your family members, first, you must check if your plan is active. You can then register them. You can then create a password to activate a plan.
Up next, you must add a payment method for each family member. You can only add three dependents to Gympass. Only your partner and children are considered as dependents.
Each family member will have their own profile and account. These accounts will function in the same way as regular Gympass accounts, where they can search for gyms and check in for activities. Glassdoor Gympass
Just because they have an account does not mean they can enjoy it permanently. A corporate user can cancel or change a plan for a family member.
The Gympass is only available to employees at certain companies. You might think that expensive plans are possible. Well, nothing can be far from the truth.
Gympass is affordable for all budgets. This is because the company wants its users to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Gympass plans start for as low as $11.99 per month.
Of course, Gympass plan pricing and availability will depend on your head company’s contribution to Gympass itself.
Gympass offers the following tiered plans:
Price: $11.99 per month
This plan is the most affordable on Gympass. This plan is ideal for those who are just beginning their fitness journey. The plan includes easy-to use apps and beginner live classes. Glassdoor Gympass
Gym Highlights: Blink Fitness, Snap Fitness, Esporta Fitness, EoS Fitness, Youfit Health Clubs
App Highlights: Strava, Fabulous, LesMills+, Lifesum, and Meditopia
Price:$30.99 per month
The Basic Plan expands your options in fitness for a little bit. The Basic Plan gives you more options and is less expensive.
Highlights from the Gym: LA Fitness, Crunch NYSC, YMCA and Yogaworks
App Highlights: Tempest, Ekilu, Synctuition, Roots, Kemtai
Price: $55.99 per month
The Bronze plan is designed for those who are committed to their fitness goals, but want to keep it affordable. This plan offers more resources for working out at home, as well as live classes that can be streamed from top Gyms.
Gym Highlights: Tremont Athletic Club and UFC Gym, Chicago Athletic Club and Fitness SF. Austin Bouldering
App Highlights: Calm
Price: $89.99 per month
This plan is designed for those who are serious about their exercise routine. You can now create your own personal fitness program by having access to a network personal trainers who are available via video conference for 1-on-1 sessions. Glassdoor Gympass
Gym Highlights: Fit Athletic, O Athletic and the bar Method.
Highlights of App: Trainiac By Gympass
Price: $159.99 per month
This plan is for those who want to go the next level. This plan provides access to some of Gympass’ top gym partners. This also gives more Personal training sessions with more specialized feedback.
Gym Highlights: Exhale, Life Time, ‘Y7 Studios, Barre3(r), F45
App Highlights: Kwit and IF
Price: $239.99 per month
This is the best plan for people who prefer to challenge themselves harder. You have access to many gyms and studios. These plans also include other benefits and features that were included in the previous plans.
Gym Highlights: Barry’s, The Dailey Method, [solidcore], SoulCycle Glassdoor Gympass
App Highlights: YesHealth
Price: $270.99 per month
This is for the people who want it all. The Gympass Diamond plan offers the most exclusive experience. Availing of the Diamond plan allows you access to all the partner gyms and studios. App partners and personal trainers are also included in this plan.
Gym Highlights: Moxi3, Pilates Reforming, DanceBody, SLT
App Highlights: SupportRoom
I was lucky enough to be given access to Gympass in my work. Since it was already an added benefit, I went ahead and tried it.
Naturally, I subscribed first to the most economical plan, which was the starter plan.
One thing I would advise is that if you plan to avail of their service, You should check out which gyms and studios are available first. In my case, I was lucky enough that there were a few who were partnering with Gympass in my area.
Nevertheless, I did need to travel at times. That was when I reached my destination. The gyms were only available for their higher plans. So during those times, I was out of luck.
Thankfully, virtual trainers were available for me during that period, and I took advantage of those. These sessions can only be booked up to eight per month. So you put a conscious effort if you want to book those from time to time.
Gympass has one thing that I love: I have to check in every day. If I miss an appointment, I must pay a fee. This kind of incentivized me to follow my workout routines. Since I started the service, I have lost a lot of weight. Glassdoor Gympass
As of today, I’m still using the app. Actually, I upgraded my plan. And I can say I am very happy that I did. Upgrading my plan allowed me to access more gyms and be studious. These studios provided interesting activities that were most enjoyable.
Gympass Pros and Cons
- This revolutionary method will allow you to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
- Access to a huge number of gyms around the United States
- Affordable starter plan
- You have access to a variety of workout options, including 1-on-1 sessions and streamed classes
- Online therapy can be a great option for your mental health
- Dozens of partnered health applications
- Allows you to include your dependents (significant other and children)
- Membership is only available if your company is offering it as a benefit
- Adding dependents is only possible depending on your company’s preference
- Maximum of 3 dependents
- It is a bit slow to remove gyms that have stopped using their services Glassdoor Gympass
- One check per day is allowed.
Gympass Final Thoughts
Gympass might be the future of fitness and active lifestyle, especially for employees. They found a way to promote wellness and health for employees.
Gympass seems to be a win-win situation. The employee gets to stay fit, while the employer can keep them happy and boost their activity, energy, and performance.
It seems that both the employer and employee have received their fair share of the service.
The only problem I see is that it is not available to single users. Gympass seems to have found a solution that works for them, as they are now making more money from their business model.
Gympass Frequently Asked Questions Glassdoor Gympass
What is Gympass?
Gympass is a revolutionary solution for people who wants a healthier and more active lifestyle.
How does Gympass Work
Gympass connects people to thousands of fitness partners and gives them easier access to facilities that can improve their well-being and lifestyle.
How Do I Get Gympass
Gympass is only available as a worker’s benefit.
To access Gympass, your company must be partnered up with Gympass. You can then register for any of the Gympass plans and sign up.
I am self-employed. Do I have access to Gympass?
However, you will need to have your business purchase an annual Gympass Subscription. Then you will also need to pay for the subscription fee for Gympass as an Employee.
Can a company fully pay (subsidize) Gympass for employees?
Yes, it is possible to fully subsidize Gympass plans for your employees.
Contact Gympass customer support to discuss your concerns with them.
What does my company gain for giving employees Gympass?
Aside from giving your employees a healthier lifestyle choice, Gympass provides generated reports on employee enrollment and aggregated Enrolled User usage data.
This information can be accessed via the HR department’s custom portal.
How Do I Check-In?
You can check in through the Gympass App under the Check-In tab.
Daily, only one check-in is allowed. This check-in can be used for personal or live gym classes, studios, or personal trainers. This means you can only access one gym per day, but you can access multiple gyms in one month.
Can I cancel Booked classes?
You can cancel booked classes as long as it coincides with the cancellation deadline.
You will be charged a late cancellation fee if you cancel outside this cancellation deadline.
When canceling a booking for a Personal trainer, please do so at a reasonable time. It is recommended to cancel at least five hours in advance. This is to consider the full half hour the personal trainer is allotting for you.
Can I bring a friend to the gym with me?
Gympass memberships do not include guests.
Gympass partners up with a large network of gyms. The company pays each gym per visit, and it only pays for those subscribed to the service.
Can I add my Family to my Membership?
You can add dependents to your Gympass Account.
However, you are only limited to 3 dependents per account. Each of these dependent accounts must have its own payment methods. A
This feature is also only available depending on your company.