To preface this post, this is completely not sponsored. That would be super awesome but nope, I am a regular paying customer! I wanted to also share a little about myself before I tell you about my experience with Classpass. If you’re not here for any personal deets, I totally get it, scroll down to the next heading below! I’ve almost always been less-than-average at being active. I didn’t grow up consistently playing a sport so other than dabbling in swim lessons and playing one horrible season of high school tennis, I just didn’t exercise often. As a result, my body wasn’t strong and my endurance was really mediocre. The cycle of not trying to get better at a sport or working on my endurance turned into me disliking any activity because I wasn’t good at it then that turned into me being bored by exercise.
College was the very first time I actually went to the gym but it was occasional at best. I remember how accomplished I would feel afterwards but my goodness, it was just so boring. My saving grace is that I would bring my phone and watch Netflix while on some awful cardio machine. Looking back at that now, I’m laughing so hard at myself. (It could also be that I’m watching Ellen’s Netflix special.) Anyway, my only motivation in college to drag myself to the gym was to obtain this image of what a nice body looked like in my head. College was the first time in my life that my metabolism seemed to slow and I couldn’t just eat whatever I wanted without my body showing it.
Fast forwarding to now, I started 2019 with this big goal for myself to just learn. I wanted to learn how to be better to my body with the food I eat (still a tough lesson, guys) and how to be stronger. I no longer want to exercise to just shed fat, I’m trying to find activities that are fun, good for my mental health, and help me be healthier. There certainly is the benefit of being more toned so I won’t pretend that isn’t a motivator. I am getting married in five months, after all..so, I joined Classpass and now I am hooked. I love the ease of it and I’m having a lot of fun working out. Who. Am. I.
How Classpass Works
Classpass is a monthly subscription that gives you access to hundreds of fitness studios. You purchase a number of credits per month that you can redeem at studios to take different classes! The credits vary per studio and can range depending on the popularity of that time slot, what day of the week, etc. Additional credits can be purchased if you run out and you can rollover up to 10 credits per month. Occasionally you’ll find wellness activities like facials and cryotherapy (and more!) to redeem your credits for as well. You can book classes on the app or on the website. Cancel a reservation more than 12 hours in advance and there are no fees. It really could not be easier.
How Much Does Classpass Cost in Seattle?
Classpass membership rates vary based on the city. Since I know many of you also live in Seattle, I figured it could be helpful to give you an idea of what the pricing is. My current plan is $39 a month for 21 credits. Other plans cost $59 per month for 33 credits and $119 per month for 72 credits. I would recommend starting with the 21 or 33 credit plan because you can easily purchase add on credits as needed. In Seattle, the types of classes I prefer are usually 4-7 credits a class soI can take 3-4 classes a month. There are often some sales where I can get a more expensive class for 50% off! I have booked classes for 2-4 credits and am so excited when I find those “deals”!
Who is Classpass Good For?
I love my Classpass membership and have recommended it to so many friends, but I recognize it’s not necessarily the right solution for everyone. Here are some things I personally think are a sign that Classpass might be a good fit for you:
– You live or work in the city or a neighborhood that has a variety of fitness studios. (If you live in Capitol Hill like me or work downtown, there are literally so many options on Classpass.)
-You aren’t motivated at the gym and like having an instructor keeping you accountable.
-You are new to exercising and aren’t sure what workouts you’ll like. This is like speed dating for workouts! No commitment!
-Paying for classes is out of your monthly budget. (If you didn’t know, paying for one class at a time at a fitness studio is usually $20-30 each time so you do save by joining Classpass.)
Why I’ve Been Loving Classpass
Classpass introduced me to different studios and types of activity. It revealed to me that I much prefer fitness classes to working out myself at the gym. The motivation from the instructor and going through the same thing with others is so much more appealing to me than feeling lost at the gym by myself, where it can feel very isolating. I love the flexibility of booking classes in one place in a matter of seconds. I can read reviews of instructors and classes right within the app and exploring classes in new neighborhoods or even cities is so, so easy. The cost of my monthly subscription is such a good value to me and I’m definitely considering upping my subscription for months that I know I can commit to going to more classes. (Around four classes a month is perfect for me because I also supplement by having weekly yoga classes at my work! I also live in a building with a large gym so I may start strength training….maybe.)
If you want $40 off your Classpass plan, sign up here! Full disclosure that is my referral link which will also give me credit at no cost to you :) If you’re not sure about Classpass, let me know and I’ll even try to go with a class with you if you’re local and invite you to try a trial.
I am super excited about the possibilities and this newfound interest of mine. I will be writing another post later about some of the classes that I have taken. In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions!