I wanted to pop back by to share with you a cool new service I'm privileged to test out this month: ClassPass.
You may have heard of it as it's been unveiling in cities across the U.S. over the past few months. ClassPass is partnering with area fitness studios to bring you unlimited access to classes in your neighborhood for just $99 a month - a lot less than per-class fees and monthly memberships!
The beauty of ClassPass is that there's no commitment to join a single gym or, to go the same gym each week. ClassPass gives you access to SEVERAL gyms and encourages you to get out and try as many classes as you can!
The only small stipulation is that you can only attend one studio up to three times in a month, but when you see the plethora of studios partnered with ClassPass, I promise - you won't be left wondering where to go next! There's plenty of options.
I have to say, from the moment I logged onto ClassPass I felt motivated to work out! There's something exciting about going to a new fitness studio and trying a new class or form of fitness. Through ClassPass I'm able to try everything from barre to yoga to TRX classes and, even pole dancing and aerial fitness classes, which I've always wanted to do!
The ClassPass interface is really awesome, too. The website is clean, easy to navigate and really informative and, best of all: you can plan your entire month of workouts right from the My ClassPass dashboard. I absolutely love that I can schedule classes right from their website! As I browse the studios, available class times, the type, and the instructors are a single click away - I love that!
I've already noticed that I feel a small sense of urgency with ClassPass (must.get.in.as.many.classes.as.possible!) but, my goal is to try at least 5 different studios. Most drop-in fees are about $25 a class, so if I get to five, I'll feel like I'm really getting money's worth! Here are the studios I'd like to try out:
+ JOURNEYoga (http://www.journeyoga.com/) This place is walking distance from our new house!)I'm already signed up for a 7am yoga class this Friday, November 3rd. I can't imagine a better way to start my day! off!
+ChicPhysiqueFitness (http://www.chicphysiquefitness.com/) Remember this month's motto? Now or never!That's my motivation to try a little pole fitness (which I imagine will be hilarious!) Actually, I'm thinking of inviting a bunch of friends to do. It's a little out of the way in Bethesda, but I think it'll be worth it!
+Revolve (http://www.revolvefitness.com/dc/locations) or Wired (http://wiredcycling.com/) I love cycling and can't wait to give these renowned studios a spin! (Haha - get it?!)
+My Thrive Pilates (http://mythrivepilates.com/) I've always wanted to try reformer pilates even though I know it's going to be so hard! I can't wait to finally give it a shot, though!
+TRX Suspension Training - My Thrive Pilates also teaches TRX classes and I plan to go to one of those as well! I've contemplated buying a TRX for awhile and I'd love to learn about the benefits of training with TRX.
My favorite features on the ClassPass website:
+You can search by studio name or class type +Search classes happening today, tomorrow or next week (go at the last minute or plan ahead) +Search by neighborhood (Clarendon, Arlington Heights, Dupont Circle, etc.) +Search by Activities (Pilates, Cycling, Yoga, etc.) +Once you've reserved a class, there's the option to add it to your Google calendar (how awesome!?) +Read Reviews, teacher bios, and pro tips on studio pages. +A map of the location of each studio on studio pages shows you whether it's metro accessible; there's also a note whether there's a shower! +You receive an email confirmation after your class is reserved.
I'm super excited that November is going to be full of fun new fitness classes!
Have you heard of ClassPass?
Is it something you think you'd like to try?