My first month of ClassPass is over and I enjoyed so many wonderful classes at some really awesome studios. It’s such a great way to switch up your fitness routine, for anyone else who is like me and loves variety.
It is a little pricier than your average gym membership, around $79-$99 depending on your city, but that is because the pass features classes at boutique fitness clubs. Most of which have the same fees, or more, just for their own memberships, so it really does work out in the end. I have paid more than this for memberships to clubs I have loved in the past, and I say if you love it, and it keeps you happy in your fitness routine, it is SO worth the money.
If it wasn’t for our family membership at our current gym, I would probably have continued using ClassPass. (And that doesn’t mean that it is off my radar for the future by any means! 😉 ) It was so easy to make reservations for classes either online or using the mobile app wherever I was.
And everyone who checked me in at all the studios were so nice and welcoming, it made it so easy to keep trying out new studios.
How it works is, each month you are able to visit the same studio 3 times. It’s a limit to your membership, but with so many great classes and studios to try, it really doesn’t feel like you are being restricted in any way.
I really enjoyed every studio I went to and would love to continue working out at each of them. Here’s a little round up on the studios in Orlando that I was able to attend:
Orlando Fit Body Bootcamp
I loved this place! I reminded me of the Crossfit Bootcamps I went to right after I had Ry. Really intense cardio and weight intervals for 30 minutes straight. It’s a shorter workout, but I felt completely energized and totally accomplished after the intensity of it. Usually leaving the place covered in sweat.
The Bar Method of Winter Park
Amazing workout! Brought me back to my ballet days. I really didn’t know what to expect from this kind of workout but heard so much about it. It’s small, isolated movements that really target specific muscles. Very slow paced and no cardio, but afterwards my body continued to shake until I got to the car!
SO MUCH FUN! As a dancer (I still consider myself one, ok!) I search for dance studios to get my fix in for some great choreography every now and then. This is the perfect place to get that fix, learn some great routines and sweat, sweat, sweat! The dances are so fun and there are a variety of levels, some of them are pretty complicated which is great for a challenge. Before I knew it, the hour class was over, but I wanted to stay for another!
I’ve been dying to try out this Yoga studio in my neighborhood for months, and I was super excited to see them on ClassPass.The first class I took was Core 26, a 90 minute Bikram inspired Yoga class. Yes, 90 minutes! I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through the series of 26 yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises in a heated room of 100 degrees! But the instructor was so great and really helped me get through. She sat with me one-on-one before class began to give me a full rundown of what to expect and what to do if I needed to take a break. I felt so great after sweating and stretching my body, it was a good start to the day on a Saturday morning.
My House Fitness
My house fitness is a small studio that focuses on personal training, but they do some bootcamp style classes as well. Class sizes were very small so we got personalized attention, and it made us work hard! The instructor was super nice and I left there feeling the soreness coming on!
And yes! There are some pole dancing studios on the list! Of course I had to visit one to see if I still had the strength and technique in me from my days at my old neighborhood studio, Vixen Fitness, that I loved! This studio was really great, friendly girls and instructors and I had a blast with this “sexy” workout once again.
Have you tried ClassPass yet?
What are your favorite studios in the Orlando area?