I really like to workout. And if you’re new around here, I’ll tell you that’s quite an understatement.
Two weeks ago I was contacted by a rep from ClassPass (hi, Jess!) asking if I wanted to partner for a month to try out this gym subscription service which was launching in Tampa on Monday of this week.
I think you know my answer: HECK to the YES.
ClassPass is a service that allows you to take classes for one flat monthly fee (varies based on your city) at tons of studios in your area such as yoga (hot, warm, flow, vinyasa, gentle, beginner, etc), spin, Crossfit, bootcamps, barre, kickboxing, dance, martial arts, and strength training.
You’re limited to three classes at one studio per month but you can go to as many different places as you want. Once you sign up for a class, make sure you are willing and able to go because there’s a $20 fee if you cancel. You’re not charged if you don’t show up, but it will cut into your 3-class max at that studio for the month.
The site is insanely easy to use. All you need to do is choose a date, scroll through the classes for that day, then reserve a class (or more!). You can filter your results, too, if you want to search classes in a certain location or studio.
On Monday afternoon Jess sent me an email that ClassPass had officially launched, so I spent a good portion of my lunch break planning out which classes I wanted to take the rest of the week. (Squeeee so excited!!)
Barre immediately jumped out at me. I’ve wanted to try a class there for awhile but the individual drop-in prices turned me away. Another one was 650 Fit which I had never heard of, but I’ll get to that in a second.
This week’s schedule:
Tuesday, 1/27 6AM Barre @ Barre Fitness
Wednesday, 1/28 7:15PM Barre Cardio @ Barre Fitness
Thursday, 1/29 6AM Bootcamp @ 650 FIT
My first barre class was awesome. It got off to a rocky start because of some miscommunication but it ended up working out really well because there were just two of us in the class. It felt like a personal session!
Long story short, I was given a free class after my first so I chose to sign up for Wednesday evening’s barre cardio and it was even better than the first. There were more cardio moves mixed in with the strength and stretching so it felt like more my speed. I will for sure be back for this one next week!
Holy smokes, friends. 650 Fit is LEGIT. One of the reasons I signed up for this class was because of the building it was in.
Background: I’ve lived in Tampa for five (six?) years and never knew what was in this cool building next to my Starbucks–until this week! I always saw people working out up there but never knew who. There weren’t any signs! When I clicked on 650 Fit on the ClassPass site, I freaked out and signed up immediately.
This bootcamp slash Crossfit slash group fitness workout was intense–exactly the kind of workout I like. Again there were only two people at this one: me and another guy twice my age. We used kettlebells, weights, TRX equipment, steps, and we ran back and forth…and back and forth a million times. I LOVED it so much. The trainer/owner said it’s always dead on Tuesday and Thursday mornings so you know I’ll be signing up again.
The official verdict:
One super sweaty high five to ClassPass. It reminds me why I love group fitness so much–and why the price is so worth it. It’s motivating, and such a nice change from solo workouts. The only downside is the 3-class per month max.
Have you tried ClassPass? What’s your take on group fitness? Any classes/studios in your area you want to try?
**I was provided a complimentary one-month ClassPass subscription with no obligation to blog about it. I chose to write this post on my own because my experience with ClassPass has been so awesome and I can’t wait to finish out the month. I’m 99% sure I’ll buy a membership at the end of my trial.**