Last month I received an email from ClassPass, inviting me to try their service, which was getting ready to launch in Tampa. I had heard rumblings about the monthly fitness membership, so I was pretty excited to experience the service for myself!
ClassPass is a monthly membership that gives you access to an unlimited number of boutique fitness classes for $79-99 each month (pricing varies based on city – in Tampa it’s $79). If you’re wondering what a “boutique” fitness class is, think any type of exercise class at a studio that isn’t a huge chain gym. Classes like cycling/spin, pilates, strength training, martial arts, yoga, etc. A single class at these private studios typically starts at $15-20 easily, so if you plan on taking at least 4 or 5 classes each month, you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth!
A few things I loved about my experience with CP? I love that ClassPass allows you to try a variety of fitness classes and makes it easy to sign up for a class via their mobile app or website instead of having to register separately for each studio (you can find for studios in your city at a glance by class time, class type, or map view, which is also super convenient)! The cancellation policy is 12 hours, which is better than most studios’ 24 hour rule. And finally, your ClassPass membership lets you take classes in other CP cities when away from home – at no extra charge!
The only downside for me is that there are only 2 studios close to home (within 15 minutes) for me and CP only allows a 3-class max per studio, each month. With that rule in place, I’d only be getting 6 fitness classes in per month, unless I ventured farther from home. I’d really like to see another studio join ClassPass in my area and/or the restriction move to 4+ classes at a studio per month! But since I’d still be getting my money’s worth as is, it’s definitely not a deal breaker for me.
Although ClassPass has yet to reach every city in the US, it’s been expanding like rapid fire! As of today, the list of CP cities are: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, and Washington D.C. – quite a bit!
If you’re in the Tampa area and are interested in trying a membership out but aren’t sure if the $79 commitment’s for you just yet, you can try a 1-week trial membership for $10, and still have the unlimited class benefit! Pretty awesome deal if you ask me!
I’m currently under contract with another gym, so signing up for an additional service in the fitness category isn’t in the cards. But on the flip-side, my contract ends next month, and I’ll be looking to make the move to ClassPass as my monthly “gym membership.”
Have you tried ClassPass? What are some fitness classes you’re interested in trying?