I’ve just finished a trial membership to ClassPass, a new platform to fitness, and here’s my review of my experience!
As I shared in a previous post, ClassPass just expanded to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and I had the fun opportunity to try it out and access hundreds of classes at dozens of studios, from yoga to zumba.
I tried out a few classes – specifically a variety of yoga classes at LifeCore Yoga and Haute Barre at Pure Barre, which I have been meaning to try for a long time.Exploring my many class options on the website was half the fun. There are SO many classes to pick from, and the website makes it easy to see your choices by location and date. You can sign up for classes happening that same day (as long as there’s room). Locations are mostly in Minneapolis and St. Paul but there are many in the surrounding suburbs, and they continue to add more.
The yoga classes I took were phenomenal. I was able to do all the poses, despite my limited experience, and felt amazing afterward. And I liked the variety – there was hot yoga (where you sweat!), yoga for beginners and even candlelight yoga, which was probably my favorite.
I had heard good things about Haute Barre and tried it out. This was NOT a beginner workout. It was challenging and worked muscles I didn’t even know I had! The music the instructor chose was great and energizing, too. Unfortunately I couldn’t do all the exercises – I tried but I felt I needed to work up to the level of the class. For what I did do, however, I felt good afterward.
Is ClassPass worth it?
For $79 you get access to unlimited classes at boutique studios throughout the Twin Cities area. Individual classes are often around $15-20 or more, so if you want to go to different studios at least 1-2 times a week, it can be worth it, yes. It’s especially a good value if you like variety and are willing to travel around the area to try different classes.
They do limit how many times you can go to each studio – 3 times each membership cycle (or month).
Honestly though – it’s not for everyone. If you have a busy schedule and are mostly in the surrounding suburbs, you may not get as much value as you would living right in Minneapolis or St. Paul. I live in the suburbs and most of the classes are a longer drive for me, so I’m not sure it’s the best value for me due to my busy schedule (I hope they offer more classes further out from Minneapolis and St. Paul!). But it’s a great offering for those who want to always have access to new classes at different locations. If you’re not sure, you can try it out and cancel anytime.
How to Join
Interested in joining? Here’s the scoop:
With ClassPass, you get access to the best boutique fitness classes in your city. There are over 1,000 studios available to ClassPass members, including cycling, Pilates, yoga, strength training, dance, martial arts and more.
ClassPass gives consumers back their power of choice, while simultaneously empowering them to reach their health goals. Members can book unlimited workout classes at boutique fitness studios for a fixed monthly fee, and users can visit any studio in their network up to three times per studio per month.
Also, now with ClassPass Flex, members can work out in any studio in the ClassPass network across all 20 cities where ClassPass is active.
To start your membership, please visit http://classpass.com/.
(Disclosure: I received a free month membership in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% mine.)