In an effort to revolutionise the way people sweat out tears of blood at their local gym, Joel Neoh, founder of Groupon Malaysia who resigned in March 2015, recently launched KFit in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, with plans of expanding to Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, along with many other cities.
KFit is a platform that provides its fitness-driven members with access to the best fitness studios, classes and gyms in a city; and all of this is made possible with just a monthly membership.
It’s currently available as a website but it’s going to be available on iOS and Android as well.
Essentially, once you’re a member, you get to search for classes, book the ones that you like and you get to work out at “new” and “fun” locations.
The premise of the platform is to essentially encourage fitness enthusiasts to add more variety to their regimens, to try out different yoga classes, or to lift weights at a different gym. This is a plus to all the fitness buffs who are weary of attending their local gym, probably because they have a yearly subscription that costs more to cancel than to continue.
Being a member on KFit costs only RM99 per month and it has no joining fees, no contracts and you could pause your membership, any time you want.
KFit partners with gyms from around the country and it currently has quite a few of them scattered across the Klang Valley, which you can check out.
KFit may sound foreign to many but it’s not that far away from Groupon; as reported by Tech In Asia, Joel Noeh is quoted to have said that KFit follows the model of local commerce, the only difference is that it’s health clubs rather than retailers.
If you’re also one of those people that don’t like working out at crowded gyms where you have to wait a good 15 minutes to use the bench press while you look at someone else trying to pump their man boobs to maximum capacity; you could rely on this platform to provide you with an option that suits more of your needs.
KFit is not only a benefit to the upcoming bodybuilder but it also helps gym owners fill their gyms with sweaty strangers. It also helps them improve their facilities based of the feedback provided by regulars. In essence, it’s a win – win situation for all of the involved parties.
Would I Ever Use The Platform?
Honestly, no. Not that there is anything wrong with the platform, and it’s also not because I’m scared of walking into the gym alone and then walking out with a sweaty stalker. I just prefer relying on the old fashioned way of doing things.
The old fashioned way of finding a gym near your house that you could walk by everyday, thinking of all of the creative ways of how you could get into shape, only to never do anything about it. Why do I have to sweat for a six-pack when I could just buy one?
If you’re one of those people who enjoy flexing in front of strangers, then KFit is for you. You can get the app, head out to different gyms, workout and make the unfit around you look bad.