Has anyone else been dying to try ClassPass in Raleigh or anywhere for that matter? I’ve heard all kinds of reviews about class pass and finally found the perfect reason to try it! One of my favorite local Raleigh bloggers, Claire Guentz, posted that she is hosting a flywheel class and, of course, I HAD to go. [Sidebar – If you don’t know who Claire is, check her out! Her content is refreshingly real and her podcast is one of my faves.] Classes at Flywheel are a little pricey at $25 for a 45 minute cycling class but they are an amazing way to burn a ton of calories with low impact on your joints in a short amount of time. So, as I said, I HAD to find a way to take the class and ideally, it’d be cheap! Cue ClassPass.
If you don’t feel like reading today, here’s the gist:
- Class costs end up being far less than a normal drop in and WAY less than multiple memberships!
- Variety – Yoga, Hiit, Cycling, Gym Time… You can totally mix it up! The class options make this membership perfect for when you’re tired of your daily routine!
- Easy to use app and site for class sign-up.
- My favorite studios aren’t on the list! – I absolutely adore Corepower yoga and a few other local studios. Unfortunately, they aren’t options for Classpass sign-ups
- The credit system. One cycling class takes nearly half of my monthly credits!
- Cancellation/No Show Policy – 15$ for cancelling and 20$ for missing a class. In many cases, this fee is actually higher than the studio’s normal policy!
What is Classpass?
Let me back up! If you haven’t heard of class pass, it is basically a subscription plan that allows you to go to a bunch of fitness studios in your area without having to join each one individually. They make wandering around from barre to cycling to yoga to some other crazy trendy studio accessible and affordable (in theory). ClassPass has partnered with gyms & studios across the country to make it happen. With a subscription, you are given a number of credits which you can then use to take any of the classes they’ve listed! That means I can take a cycling class and yoga class in the same day without paying $50 in drop in fees or $300 in two different monthly memberships!
There are multiple membership levels depending on how much gym hopping you really want to do! If you already have a membership somewhere, I recommend the lowest level which gives you 30 credits per month.
The ClassPass Free Trial
I signed up for their 7 day free trial to give it a whirl. I immediately was able to sign up for classes! As I mentioned before, class pass works on a credit system. For the 7 day trial, you get 25 credits. In 7 days I was able to cram in 3 classes (2 cycling and 1 yoga) leaving 6 credits behind. You can easily get 4 classes out of your trial credits and, I’ll admit, the trial did what it was meant to. They somehow convinced me to renew for the next month. It convinced me to keep it up for a couple months, but I’m not sure I’m a lifer with this subscription! The trial is an awesome way to give class pass a whirl. I have heard so many people say they love the way class pass works but just as many hate it! Take these 7 days to see if this works for you! If it does, save 40$ on your first month of your subscription here! That’s an entire month free!
ClassPass in Raleigh
ClassPass is a thing almost everywhere these days but experiences vary depending on where you’re based! My experience was specifically in the Raleigh-Durham area so if you’re an RDU local, keep reading. The raleigh selection is pretty good! There is a wide variety of studios including cycling, hiit, crossfit, yoga, barre and open gym time. Locations are all around the triangle but definitely most concentrated in the downtown Raleigh and downtown Durham area (as I’m sure you would expect). Next on my list to try – Core (Jojo is AMAZING), 110 YOGA, and Cirque de Vol. I’m going to keep trying out studios over the next couple months and, of course will report back, but for now, my top 4 are below!
My Top 3 ClassPass Raleigh Studio
1)Flywheel – You will ALWAYS walk out of the flywheel room feeling lie a complete badass. There is something about getting off of that bike and leaving that bumping pitch black room after 45 minutes of getting your ass (actually, your quads hamstrings, core, ass, arms and more) kicked that is beyond rewarding. This is my GO TO cycling studio. Instructors are so passionate about their job and you can feel that in every class!
2) Yoba – This yoga studio is pretty darn cute and the instructors are AWESOME. Not only do they have yoga flow classes but also a combination yoga/barre class if you want to mix it up. You can’t go wrong with a class that ends with cool lavender towels, right?
3) Cyclebar – This is another cycling studio with 3 locations now in the Raleigh area. I take class at Cyclebar Alston and love it. The place is super clean, instructors are friendly & energetic, and class is a speedy calorie burner!
SO – TRY THIS. Yep, that’s the verdict on class pass. You’ll either love it or hate it. I’m somewhere smack dab in the middle! For 40$ off your first month subscription, sign up here!
Let me know what you think!!