ClassPass AKA How to Make Working Out Not Suck

October 28, 2014


It's no surprise I love to eat. I enjoy trying new cuisines and dishes and will try anything once. Well, all of that consumption can really add up so I also have to move my body. I sometimes get asked how I'm able to go out to eat frequently without being morbidly obese. Let me tell you, it's not easy. There's no secret. I like food so I also have to like working out. Yes, it's not always fun and games, but I've found workouts (eg running and BodyPump) that I enjoy and I try to stick to them. Anyone knows doing the same workouts all of the time can get pretty old fast, so when ClassPass launched in Chicago last month, I knew I had to check it out.

ClassPass dubs itself as "an alternative to a gym membership" and allows you to visit any of about 70 fitness studios in Chicago and the suburbs for a flat monthly fee of $99. The only catch is that you can only visit the same studio up to three times in a month. With some of these classes charging $25 per class, it's easy to get your money's worth. 

I tried out ClassPass for a month and I was hooked from the start. How else can you get access to some of the best fitness classes in the city and suburbs with no commitment and nothing to lose. ClassPass offers a huge variety of classes including spin, barre, aerial fitness, yoga, pilates, HIIT, and strength training. What I loved the most was that you can sign up a week in advance which makes it easier to fit fitness into your schedule and stick to it. I found myself more accountable to work out knowing I had reserved a spot in a specific class, at a specific day and time. It's truly a win-win, and great for someone like me who sometimes needs motivation to get my butt moving.

Here are some of the classes I tried and what I thought (in terms of 1-5 ghosts, of course):

Group Training at DHF Lakeview: 4 ghosts

Fly 45 at FlyWheel: 4 ghosts

Barre Code at The Barre Code: 3 ghosts

Pure Barre at Pure Barre: 4 ghosts

GO Cycle at GO Cycle: 3 ghosts

Vinyasa Yoga at Yoga Loft: 5 ghosts

FIT LOFT-Sculpt at Yoga Loft: 5 ghosts

Foam Roller - Yoga Express at Power Sculpt Fitness: 3 ghosts

As you can see, I had a pretty great experience with every studio I tried, and I fell in love with Yoga Loft! 

I highly recommend checking out ClassPass if you're interested in exploring new workouts or find yourself stuck in a rut with your current fitness routine. It was so fun to constantly try something new and challenge myself!

Note: ClassPass provided me with a complimentary one-month membership to facilitate this post; however, all opinions expressed herein are my own.

1 comment

  1. I have been using classpass for 3 weeks now, I love it!! Its a fun way to visit different areas of the city and try new studios/activities - its also a great value as classes would cost $15-30 a pop. I tried AIR yoga which was fun!


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