So this morning my alarm goes off at 5:15 am and for a minute I think about ignoring it, but then I remember I will be charged a $20 fee for missing my yoga class so I get up and make it to my mat by 6am and have a lovely start to my day. Sometimes I need that added bit of motivation!
I’ve had two major barriers that have kept me from committing to a regular yoga practice: cost and commitment! I often prefer to take that $12-20 class fee and buy a bottle of wine and namaste it at home in front of the fireplace with my dog and a book. Plus in order to pay a reasonable per class fee you typically have to buy a 20+ class card which can set you back a couple of hundred dollars and then you must attend all the classes before the card expires which I never do and you’re typically limited to one studio. And then there is that problem of motivation and commitment.
But now there is this thing called ClassPass, which has completely revolutionized my yoga class attending. I absolutely hate the idea of spending upwards of 20 bucks a class plus I have difficulty committing to classes and I want to be able to go to more than one studio. Class Pass solves all my issues!
How ClassPass Works
You choose a monthly plan and spend a flat-rate a month (my plan comes out to only 7 bucks a class!) and you can go to any of several fitness studios across town so not just yoga, but Pilates, barre, cycling, and other strength training studios in your area. You need to sign up ahead of time so if you don’t show you’re charged a fee which totally helps with the commitment issues. Total genius program!
Why ClassPass is Awesome!
The ClassPass website is fantastic and lets you search by class type and studio and time so it is easy to find a class that fits into your tight schedule. You can reserve a class as long as it is available on the website (classes are available for booking as long as spots are available) and up to 5 minutes before the start of class and you can cancel without a fee if you do so 12 hours in advance.
I’ve yet to find a class full that I would like to attend in Salt Lake City, but I don’t think ClassPass has quite caught on here yet. I’ve had zero issues with my class reservation at any of the studios I have attended and I am on month three of ClassPass.
The Downsides of ClassPass
As for drawbacks to ClassPass, I haven’t really experienced any yet except maybe for the fact that you can only go to a certain studio so many times a month before your per class credit charge goes up. A class is typically 4 credits, but after you’ve attended the studio 1-3 times depending on what plan you have a class there might cost you 7 or 8 credits. This is not much of an issue for me because I like to attend different studios and typically only attend 1-2 classes per week.
ClassPass also keeps changing the rules, but the rule changes have always benefited me (allowing credits to be carried over, switching to a credit based system rather than per class which enabled me to attend more classes at my favorite studio, etc.) so I can’t complain. They also just gave me a 10 credit bonus just because. I love them!
ClassPass is Perfect for Salt Lake City
ClassPass is great for where I live in Salt Lake City since I have to many studio options within a few miles of my house. You can also use ClassPass if you’re traveling to any participating cities outside of your home area including spots in London and Australia as well.
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Try out ClassPass and you’ll get $30 off your first month!