Happy Wednesday Loves!
I thought I'd follow up my post on Lyfe Tea with a ClassPass review since I mentioned it in the video. I was given a complimentary month membership in December to try out ClassPass as they launched Miami, and took full advantage of all the classes and studios I was able to visit.
If you aren't familiar with ClassPass it's a monthly membership program that allows you to take unlimited fitness classes at gyms and studios that they've partnered with for $99/month.
I thought the best way to describe my experience with ClassPass was to break it down into sections. They recently launched an app as well so it's easier than ever to use.
When you log into your account, the interface opens up to all of the classes for the day. This is where you;re able to see what type of class it is, when it starts, how long it is, where it's being held, and most importantly if you are able to reserve a spot. If you aren't able to click "Reserve" that means the class is full.
When you find a class that you want to attend you should click the class' link where you'll find the studio address, who the instructor will be and any additional information you should know. For example, if you're going to take a barre class the add'l info will state you'll need to bring a pair of socks with a grip on the bottom for the class. Before you click reserve make sure you plan to attend because if you are a no show or cancel within 12 hours of the class time you'll be charged $20 fee.
I highly suggest getting to the gym/studio 10-15 minutes early so you have time to check in and if you're unprepared you have the chance to go and grab whatever you need. When you arrive you just have to give your name at reception so they can confirm you've reserved a spot and you're good to go.
-Classes I Took-
There are a ton of different class 'styles' to take and sadly I didn't get though each type like I planned to. However, I did get a go at kick boxing, barre, boot camp, aerial yoga, Pilates, and dance. By the the FAVORITE class I got to take (I went back for seconds and thirds) was aerial yoga.. When I was a child I always wanted to grow up and join the circus so I don't need to tell you how exciting it was to play and workout in the hammocks. But oh my glory was I was the sorest I've ever been afterwards, it was to the point that I thought something was wrong because I wasn't back to normal until a week later. An honorable mention was the Vixen Workout class I took, I've wanted to try it for months and it totally lived up to the all of the hype.
I love that you can pick from so many classes and get the chance to try so many different types of exercise because your body doesn't get used to a routine. Booking a class is super easy and now that ClassPass has an app it takes 5 minutes tops to reserve a spot.
The obvious con is the fee for cancelling withing 12 hours, things come up and it sucks that you have to pay for it; I do understand the fee for not showing up though because it makes ClassPass look bad. You can only visit a gym/studio up to three times a month so you're kind of forced to go to different places.
-Would I Pay For It-
Yes! I am not the type of person who can go to the gym and guide myself through a workout, I need an instructor to talk me through. I also get bored really quickly so the variety of classes appeals to me. And if you add up all of the fees you'd pay to take classes separately, it exceeds $100 anyway so why not pay one fee and get access to a bunch more studios. The best part is the fact that ClassPass has locations all over the U.S. and you can take classes no matter where you live or travel to.