Disclaimer: I was offered a free one month trial of ClassPass in exchange for sharing my experience on social media. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. I am an affiliate, which means that I will receive a commission if you sign up for ClassPass using my link.
I was notified in late January that ClassPass had arrived in Baltimore and my free trial would begin in a few days! As soon as I got my login information I began checking out which classes were available. It was easy to get started, and there were plenty of classes to choose from! However, I think that everyone’s experience will be slightly different based on location, preferences, etc. So I will break down my views of the pros and cons, but keep in mind that something I didn’t like may be something you do, and vice versa!
-Easy to use website and app, where you can search for classes based on type of class, location, day, time, etc. I am pretty sure you need an account before you can view this feature, but you can still see what studios are available in your area without an account.
-There are many different studios included, in all different areas. Also, all different types of classes.
-The studios made it really simple to go to class with a ClassPass membership. I went to a yoga studio on the first day that ClassPass came to Baltimore and they had to manually enter me into the system, but were really nice about it and it didn’t take any extra time on my end. The rest of the classes I took had no issues, I just signed up online and selected the class.
-Considering how much these “boutique studios” cost on their own, ClassPass is a great deal! (Depending on your city, its $79-$99 per month).
-If you are unsure about signing up for ClassPass, you could also do a $10 week trial! (Click here for more info.)
-There is a $15 fee if you don’t cancel a class up to 12 hours in advance. Typically this wouldn’t be an issue for me, but lately with the weather and my injuries I was nervous about scheduling anything too far in advance. If you don’t show up at all there is a $20 fee. You can read their cancellation policy here.
-This isn’t so much a con of ClassPass but more about Baltimore: The studios are all over the city and there were very few that were convenient for me to go to at the times I can work out. If I went to other areas of the city I would have been fighting rush hour traffic either before or after work.
-Personally, I need a gym with a treadmill or other cardio equipment for when I can’t run outside, so I would be too nervous to give that up for a ClassPass membership. Maybe one day, but not right now, and I can’t afford both.
-I really enjoyed being able to try different classes, but over time I would probably only go to my favorites regularly, without adding as much variety as is intended for ClassPass.
Where I Went:
Sid Yoga (1)
Charm City Yoga (3)
Pure Barre Columbia (3)
Ojas Wellness Center- Pilates (1)
Rev Cycle (1)
Reflex Fitness (1)
So I took 11 classes over the course of the month. I had planned to take another class during the last week but it was around the same time that we were discovering alignment issues at PT and decided it would be best to hold off from doing things that could set back my recovery. So considering the weather and being in PT, I would say 11 is a decent amount of classes to have attended over 4 weeks.
I also get E-mails pretty often about deals for ClassPass. So if you are considering joining, at least get on the E-mail list so you can hear about any promotions they are running!
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