When I used to be a member at the gym sometimes I’d have a great month and go loads of times making my monthly membership fees worth paying, but some months I’d be away a lot or just not get to go and I’d find myself paying not much under £50 for just a few classes. When I started my new job I found out they had an onsite gym so I cancelled my membership and decided I would just use that and so far it’s been a mixed bag.
As the gym at my work is quite small and it’s just a handful of equipment sometimes it’s nice to use a larger gym on occassion, take part in a class or go for a swim but it’s just not worth me paying the monthly membership fees which is where Esquared come in. Esquared is an app which allows you to book one-off classes or two-hour gym sessions as and when you like within London meaning you can go to different gyms every time or just choose to pay and use them as and when without having to worry about membership costs.
Pick and choose activities
Sometimes you might fancy going for a swim, other times you might want to do a boxing class and each gym you go to might not have the same facilities. I went for a normal gym session one week at a gym in Wembley which wasn’t too far from me and then another night I did a HIIT fitness class in central London after an event I was going to. Having the flexibility of not being tied down means you can try different activities which might be hosted at different venues.
Add credits whenever you like
You can add credits to your account in advance rather than paying each time you use the gym so you can always add some money on when you get paid and then you’re good to go when ever you work out. Once I had money in my account I could browse around the easy to use app and look at the different gyms and classes on offer and just book as and when I found one I liked the look of.
Pay as when you want to workout
As you’re only paying for the workouts you do you don’t have to feel like you’re paying out and not making the most out of a membership which I’m sure is a feeling a lot of us have from time to time. As you’re only paying for what you’re using if you have a busy month, go on holiday or just need some time for yourself you’re not wasting money.
No timely inductions
You have to sign a quick tick box waiver on the app to show that you’re healthy enough for the activities but other than that you don’t need to worry about having inductions each time you go to a different gym which means you can just scroll up to reception, hand them the code which shows on your app and then you’re in. This is great if you’re always on the move in London and want to work out where ever you are.