Until ClassPass came along, my Class-IQ was very low. My fitness class experience was limited to a few yoga classes… I had never been spinning, never saw the intrigue in barre, and I never took Pilates.
It’s not that I had anything against taking fitness classes… I just thought they were over priced and it wasn’t clear to me what I’d get out of it, so I got used to doing things on my own.
ClassPass costs £79 ($99 CAN) per month and you can take an *unlimited amount of classes. This is what got my attention… for £79 I can take as many classes as I like… so if I take upwards to 15, than each class will only cost £5.26… that’s a bargain, and I love bargains.
I did go a little crazy with ClassPass to ensure it’d be a bargain… but as a result, I’d say my Class-IQ has sky rocketed. Here’s a summary of my experience: the pros and cons of ClassPass, and a list of my favourite classes around London.
PRos and Cons of ClassPass
+ If you’re like me and you’re not sure what fitness classes you’ll like, ClassPass is the perfect way to test out a variety of different classes/ studios/ instructors, with minimal commitment. You’ll quickly realize your preferences.
– As soon as you’ve formed your preferences, you’ll feel a little restricted by ClassPass. It is *unlimited classes for the month, but the caveat is you can only visit the same studio a maximum of three times.
+ It is a very luxurious way of keeping fit… Some of the boutique studios you will have access to via ClassPass are absolutely stunning. The locker rooms alone are almost worth a visit.
+ Almost all classes are full body workouts. It is a great way to feel balanced.
– I attempted to ‘make the most’ of ClassPass. I took 4 to 6 classes a week… and with every class being a full body workout, it felt like a bit too much/ not very targeted. I also ended up not running or cycling much… my bargain hunting got the worst of me.
+ The ClassPass app is amazing. So easy to use and it makes your fitness schedule extremely flexible. I got in the habit of carrying around tights and a sports bra in my hand bag just in case I wanted to pop into a class later. This was one of my favourite aspects of ClassPass.
Barre @ TriYoga with Phillipa Peak
Fierce Grace Hot Yoga @ Fierce Grace Primrose Hill with Mark Oram
Ride @ 1Rebel with Jamal Kurdi
TRX Resistance @ Core Collective with James Pisano
The Sunday Session @ Box Clever with Jamie Wilson
I ended up cancelling my ClassPass after a few months, but I do miss it. If it cost a little less per month for only 5-8 classes or something, I’d sign back up. I do miss the atmosphere, expert advise on form and convenience of it all.
But for me, it’s time to spend more time swimming, cycling and running again. Year two of triathlon, here I come!