What is a Countdown?

A countdown is a discounted pre-pay plan where you pay for a set number of classes in advance.

You can buy two types of Countdown:

TypeOfferIreland PriceUK Price
6 Week
6 classes for the price of 5
(1 class free)
12 Week
12 classes for the price of 10
(2 classes free)

Special offers

At certain times of the year there are promotions for people who buy 12-week countdowns, where you typically get a free gift such as a copy of a soon-to-be-released recipe book.

Check with your consultant before buying a 12-week countdown, as they’ll know when these offers are coming up.

Buying a Countdown

You buy a Countdown at the normal check-in desk in class. You don’t need to give notice in advance that you want to buy one. Just tell the person checking you in that you want to buy a 6 or 12 week countdown.

You’ll need to specify any holidays you want to take at the time of purchase, which will be entered into the computer and automatically applied so that you aren’t paying for those holiday weeks! Once bought, however, you can’t change the holidays, so plan ahead!

Using the Countdown

On subsequent weeks you still need to check-in as normal. Your account will be checked on the computer, and you’ll be told how many weeks left you have on your countdown, and when it expires. At the end of your countdown you can choose to buy another or go back to paying week by week.

I use countdowns all the time, and I feel they offer some advantages:

  • You pay less to come for class – it’s €7.50 / £4.12 per class under a countdown as opposed to €9.00 / £4.95 when paying week by week
  • You don’t have to worry about remembering to bring cash every week – I’m so used to paying with cards for everything these days that I often don’t have enough cash in my wallet
  • It motivates you to attend – If you’ve already paid for it, you’re more likely to go!

If you’re in the middle of a countdown and qualify for a free week at class – such as for a Club 10, or when you take advantage of an introduce a friend promo – you can save up those free weeks till the end of the countdown (you don’t lose them!). The computer may not prompt the person doing check-in that you’re due a free week, but it’ll still be stored in the system, so don’t be afraid to ask for it!

Prices for Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom are correct as of September 2018.

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