I have been a member of basically every gym in NYC – started with Crunch, then went to New York Sports Clubs, then Equinox (for a hot minute, I’m not independently wealthy) and then back to NYSC. I even tried the YWCA a couple of times. But I was never consistent with any of it. Try as I might, I hate running on a treadmill and could never get in to lifting weights.
Enter ClassPass. A monthly membership allows me to take an unlimited number of classes (three per month at 100+ studios). I have taken two classes in one day! I average three per week (plus my standing weekend Bikram classes). This week I am going to Revolve Fitness on Wednesday for their Body Ride. I have never been to Revolve before but that is the beauty of ClassPass – trying out new studios with no actual commitment. We’ll see how it goes. Thursday is Atamanda Yoga, a lovely little studio near Gramercy Park. They have these amazing mats that help you measure your stance so you are perfectly aligned for each pose. My triangle pose was a mess before I started taking classes with them. And Friday I am signed up for a little lunch time yoga at Yoga Shanti. A beautiful way to end the work week, I feel like I am in Jeannie’s bottle (is I Dream of Jeannie too old for most of you?) when I practice there.
If ClassPass exists in your city, and you want to check out some boutique studios (and larger chains) I suggest joining. ClassPass introduced me to FlyWheel which I LOVE and allowed me to take classes at Uplift (which I just could not afford otherwise).