Well ... it's been awhile since I've talked about ClassPass. Lest you think I cancelled my membership, which I did not, I thought I better update you what's happenin' in that arena...
First of all, if you recall, I went to 6 different ClassPass studios prior to my Euro trip:
The Good - all of which I've continued to attend
Good & Twisted Yoga, Chaska
CycleQuest Studio, Eden Prairie
Studio TimeOut, Minneapolis
The Bad - not really "bad", so much as I haven't made an effort to go back
Kula Yoga, Edina
The Ugly - ok, these are the really bad ones, and yeah ... I'd never go back
The Shed, Minneapolis
3X3 Fit!, Hopkins
In regards to tracking the above list, I'd like to mention one of ClassPass's functionalities - the "heart" feature. Essentially, "hearting" a studio while logged into ClassPass bookmarks that studio for you. By simply clicking on the little heart next to a studio name (see yellow arrow below), you've marked it as something you like, and it automatically falls into your "favorites" list on your main account page:
I think this feature is really cool, since it makes it waaaayyyy easier to remember which studios I liked for future class bookings, and it also allows me to flag new studios I want to try (so I remember to look into classes there the next time I'm free).
Speaking of ClassPass functionalities, before I go on, let's talk about the "friending" feature. Since I'm doing ClassPass with the Man to my Robot (Dawn), I've found the friending feature on ClassPass really convenient ... although it did take a few times of trial an error to figure out.
By unchecking the "keep my profile private" box (yellow arrow below), and sharing the link provided next to that box, my friend Dawn and I were able to friend each other and connect our accounts.
Linking has been REALLY cool, since we can see each other's workout schedules and they include clickable links. That means if I sign up for something and
In addition to the above features, you may have noticed some stats on my side bar:
As you can see, I've completed 14 classes in total on ClassPass, which bleeds into where I really wanted to take this conversation ... which is ... is ClassPass worth maintaining after a month or two worth of trying out?
Warning - soap box. There's a dig in this, at least for me: I forgot to pause my membership when everything blew up and I got whirled winded into planning my surprise Euro trip and then leaving the country, so I feel like I cheated myself out of some workout dollars. I say this because you can put your account on hold for $15 when you aren't able to attend classes for whatever reason ... which is better than paying $79/month when you're out of commission, or cancelling your account and then paying a reactivation fee. Anyway, if you subtract out the two classes I've taken in my current month, I only managed to squeeze in 12 classes for my first 2 months of ClassPass membership. This is a dig to me because I was averaging 4 classes a week prior to the Euro whirlwind (which works out to be 12 classes / month).
But ok, ok - in reality, 4 classes a week may actually be pretty aggressive for the average Joe. So maybe 12 classes in a 2 month window is technically more realistic from a cost analysis perspective anyway.
For argument's sake, let's take the 12 classes in 2 month scenario and put some math to it:
$79 per month membership fee x 2 months = $158
12 classes / $158 = $13 per class
At $13 a class, ClassPass might seem a little steep. Yeah, I know classes at a boutique studio typically run $15-20 for drop in, but I say $13/class is steep because I think many people would say that $10+ for one workout is a little on the high side.
But $13 price tag aside, I have really enjoyed going to a few of these studios, especially CycleQuest (since it is something I can do over my lunch hour at work) and Good & Twisted (since it is practically right in my backyard). And when I look at the class packages they offer, I would still be paying $10-15 per class anyway (since I'm not willing to purchase a super huge class pack and sink several hundred dollars into workouts at one time).
Taking that into consideration, as long as I go to both CycleQuest and Good & Twisted 3 times each per month via ClassPass, anything else I add on after that is essentially free.
So ... following that logic, I may end up keeping ClassPass for longer than I anticipated. Especially because, as I mentioned in my 2 week touch base, I really enjoy the concept of ClassPass and the idea that a network of classes are available to me metro wide, with everything consolidated down into one master schedule. Not only does it allow me to workout anywhere on a whim, it keeps things new and interesting.
Plus, I can't wait to try out a few new studios this month - just wait to see what I have up my sleeve!!