[lead]Spinning today, yoga tomorrow and barre, bootcamp, or boxing this weekend—how can this be? [/lead]
As I’m sure you know, workout memberships can get quite pricey. But now there is a fitness program that gives you the ability to access the largest network of fitness studios ever with just one pass—for $99CAD a month. With ClassPass, you can work out as often as you want and mix up your routine with thousands of group fitness classes all day, every day. Discover what moves you by taking as many classes per month as you’d like—up to three times per month at the same studio—and set your own schedule.
Twelve new studios have just been added to Vancouver’s roster and there are no signs this will slow down anytime soon. I have put these studios to the test and can say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed a number of them. My top recommendations include: Spin Society, Cadence, Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary, Pure Vibe (20-minute workouts on vibration machines), Float Yaletown, Chopra Yoga Center, North Shore Pilates Now, and Kondi Studio.
Sixteen Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club locations across Vancouver have also been added to the ClassPass list. Members love Steve Nash’s welcoming atmosphere, state-of-the-art amenities and killer group fitness schedules, including classes like Cycle Beats, Nash Knockout, 3D Core, Pump and Jump, Pound, and dozens more. Their Director of Group Fitness, Ingrid Knight-Cohee, is definitely pleased with the results. “As the first fitness club chain in B.C. to partner with ClassPass, we have had a very positive experience. Since April, we have had over 1,100 ClassPass visitors enjoy our clubs and classes with very smooth administrative processes.” On top of their wide selection of classes, “open hours” are now available, which provide access to Steve Nash’s cardio and weight machines. Don’t get me wrong, classes are da-bomb diggity, but solo workouts really hit the spot every now and then too.
A game changer for me is the no-sweat booking. I love that I am able to select my workouts the night before via the app on my smart phone. If I know I’m going to have a busy week ahead, I’m able to schedule my entire week of workouts on Sunday evening. The booking tool filters workouts based on time, location, activity and amenities, creating a one-stop shop that I have found easy and convenient to use. Not to mention the cutting-edge recommendation feature that provides studio and class suggestions based on your past workouts. I can sign up for various classes, as well as try new ones with just a few taps of my finger.
New to working out and not sure what the correct first steps are? The ClassPass “The Warm Up” blog is a great additional resource featuring the latest fitness news and trends, with insider tips on specific workouts you’ve never tried, so that you can go in prepared.
And it gets better. It was just announced that your subscription includes ClassPass Flex, the all-access pass to the worldwide portfolio of ClassPass studios. With Flex, you can take classes in any ClassPass city in the world! That means you can literally move while you’re on the move—no worrying about whether your hotel has a gym, or where you’ll be able to squeeze in your next workout. I now book all my classes while on the tarmac before taking off.
ClassPass was founded by Payal Kadakia in 2013, with their headquarters located in New York City. There are over 5,500 partner studios and gyms available for booking in 34 cities across the U.S., U.K. and Canada. For more details visit www.classpass.com.