Fitness for Everybody
At PureGym we believe that a healthy lifestyle should be accessible for everybody, regardless of age, nationality, gender, income, body type or fitness level.
Clubs all over Switzerland with more already planned
More than 80,000 members and we are continuing to grow steadily
Employees who are there to take exclusive care of the well-being of our members
Our clubs are all over switzerland
and we are a growing company
It is our mission to create a healthier nation, by helping more people in more places, with a great gym, at a great price, where everybody can feel welcome.
We are all PureGym
From the beginning
Who we are
The first Basefit.ch studio was opened in 2008 with the aim of making fitness available in Switzerland to ordinary people, at affordable prices, locally and to a high standard. This philosophy remains unchanged to this day, and is confined to what really matters:
- very good infrastructure
- friendly, motivated employees
- high hygiene standards
- health insurance recognition
- easy to access in a central location
After the first studio was opened in Volketswil, thanks to many satisfied members and guided by a concept that was new for Switzerland, we continued to expand within German-speaking Switzerland. Today (June 2020), Basefit,ch boasts a network of a total of 40 fitness clubs and around 350 employees, who take care of our roughly 80,000 members with great passion and commitment.
PureGym has been active in Switzerland since the end of 2019. The market entry took place when the then Basefit.ch AG became a subsidiary of the British company PureGym. By the end of 2021, all Basefit.ch AG clubs will be renamed PureGym. As a member of this strong group, which has around 1.6 million members, PureGym is one of the three largest fitness chains in Europe. This allows for the best possible positioning to further pursue and realise the ambitious goals: To provide the Swiss population with access to fitness at fair prices, on a high level of quality and with full flexibility thanks to monthly memberships. This will enable PureGym to make an even bigger and more important contribution to the fitness and health of the Swiss population in the future.
PureGym as an employer
Always on the lookout
What are we looking for?
We want you! As a young or young-at-heart personality with a particular interest in:
- fitness and/or the health sector
- daily customer contact and a desire to apply yourself actively in your work
Together we’re stronger!
Training at PureGym
We train! PureGym is a great partner for training in the fitness sector. In the last five years alone, more than 90 of our employees have achieved a vocational qualification, a federal certificate or a university degree.
Apprentices at PureGym
Are you interested in fitness and would you like a career in this field? At PureGym we offer two apprenticeships. Apprenticeship for the ‘Specialist in Exercise and Health Promotion’ Federal VET Diploma takes place at the clubs. At our headquarters, students study for the ‘Business Management’ Federal VET Diploma. Specialist knowledge is acquired at the vocational school and put into practice in the company. Both trainings offer a solid foundation for starting your professional career.
Students at PureGym
Would you like to start working in the fitness sector after you graduate high school? This is possible with a dual Bachelor & Master degree from our partner university, the DHfPG (German University for Prevention and Healthcare Management). At PureGym you can complete different courses of study, such as ‘Fitness Economy’ or ‘Health Management’. The dual training offers the best prerequisites for a career in the fitness sector.
Are you keen to try something new? Do you love fitness and working with people?
Are you keen to try something new? Do you love fitness and working with people? Then you’re in the right place. PureGym offers two different options for entering the fitness sector for those who want a change of career. Our partner, the SAFS (Swiss Academy of Fitness & Sports), provides training for the ‘Specialist in Exercise and Health Promotion’ Swiss Federal Certificate as well as ‘Fitness trainer with industry certificate’. At the same time you gain practical experience in the company and take on increasing responsibility there.
What we offer
- free sessions in all of our studios
- employee discounts on all of our products
- good insurance options
- a dynamic team in which you can fully apply your skills and personality
- 5 weeks’ holiday
- remuneration in line with the market
As we’re continuously expanding our business and growing as a fitness provider, you’ll find plenty of development opportunities with us.
Due to our continuing expansion, we’re always on the lookout for new, qualified colleagues!
Reach the next level with us, as a fitness trainer or in one of our retail management positions as a club manager (branch manager) or regional manager. But if you think you’re more suited to the back office, then become part of our competent administration team in the areas of:
- operations management
- customer service
- human resources
- facility management / retail development