ClassPass, which has been described as the Netflix of Fitness, recently launched in London after having made work-outs easier and more affordable for New Yorkers for over a year. The idea of paying £79 per month for unlimited work-outs at boutique gyms and studios (many which cost around £25 for a drop-in class) sounded too good to be true for me so I was really excited to try out the service for a month. After having attended 26 Classpass workouts so far I can say that I’m 100% sold. I was super happy to see many of my favourite studios such as Triyoga, Ten Pilates, Frame, Lomax and the Light Centre to be on the list and I have also discovered new favourites such as 1Rebel, Bootcamp Pilates and Paola’s Body Barre.
I love the idea of being able to try out different workouts, from reformer Pilates to cross fit, yoga and dance for a fraction of the price what it would cost me to pay at each studio. Classpass’ webpage and apps are both easy to navigate to find the best time tables and areas for you. There is also a Google calendar integration which of course comes quite handy if you like me have a million appointments and errands.
So are there no downsides to ClassPass whatsoever? Well yes you can only visit each studio 3 times per month (and even if a studio has several branches it’s still 3 times per chain in most cases – apart from 1Rebel which I love) but I actually didn’t find that to be a problem at all as I have been so happy trying out so many different studios. Another downside is of course that classes can be booked up but I think that happens in most studios in London anyways, no matter if you are using ClassPass or not. You will also be charged a fine if you have to cancel less than 12 hours in advance.
Overall, I have had a hugely positive experience of ClassPass and I think I have worked out more in my life this last month than I have ever done before. If you are open to switch up your work outs (which I think everyone should do) and want to save a few pounds while doing it, ClassPass is definitely worth a try.