While I belong to a gym, I’m someone who loves new, fun classes to mix things up so I don’t get bored, keep me accountable and help me continuously grow, learn and try to be #skinny. I joined ClassPass a year and a half ago and I’ve been addicted ever since. For those of you who don’t know what ClassPass is, it’s a subscription that provides access to tons of workout classes via a monthly flat rate. So while some of your favorite trendy classes may be $30 per class (crazy I know!) with ClassPass they are much cheaper.
I’m signed up for a plan that gets me about 27 credits (about 3 classes per month) for $47 per month, so I can do one ClassPass class on average once a week. I get excited to try new classes as well as take classes I already know I enjoy. Also they charge you a $15 cancellation fee if you try to cancel less than 12 hours before, which prevents me from backing out because of laziness.
For those who are currently using ClassPass and looking for new classes or those who are considering the subscription and feel lost on what to choose, here are some of my favorite classes.
Overthrow: There is nothing like beating up a punching bag in a setting that feels just like a boxing club to make you feel like a total badass. The classes get super sweaty but you feel amazing during and after.
Mile High Run Club: I call this the soul cycle of running. There is an instructor guiding you on a range of speeds and the exact incline the entire time. The range of speeds gives you guidance, while also allowing you to customize based on where you are at with running. The class has awesome music and club-like lights that get you hyped and motivated. While the instructors give you direction, you can do what feels best for you- no pressure (something that was a major fear of mine when I first got into running).
Switch: This HIIT workout is really fun and the time flies by when I go here. They call the studio a jungle gym and you will be doing exercises that are sometimes new to you, but effective. You do need a partner, so I like going with a friend so I am not paired up with someone random (that’s my personal preference).
Uplift: This woman's only studio is amazing! The classes are small so the instructors really pay attention to you and make sure that you are doing the exercises right and that you feel comfortable and motivated throughout the class. They really cheer you on which I absolutely love. The classes never feel ultra killer during, but I always wind up sore the day after.
Exceed: This HIIT workout is always super tough but you feel so incredibly accomplished and proud after completing it. At the beginning of my fitness journey this class felt almost scary to me, but now I feel more confident going in and always tired, but strong coming out.
WRKNYC: This is a tiny studio in Murray Hill and not necessarily a household name, but there workouts are killer and so super effective. They only have one room and it’s nothing glamourous, but the instructors know what they are doing and always provide awesome, effective workouts. I also love Body Space Fitness, just west of Union Square. This is also a no frills experience, but the instructors really know what they are doing and I always end of sore and feeling accomplished afterwards. I think my Body Space Fitness is my newest fave!
Other classes I like: Flywheel, Barry’s Bootcamp, New York Pilates,
Hate and love relationship with: Physique 57 and Solidcore
Classes I want to try: SurfSET, Shadowbox, The Monster Cycle
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What are some of your favorite workout classes? Comment letting me know! I’m always looking to build my list.