ClassPass allows users to give a fitness studio the equivalent of a ‘taste test’ before they commit! In this edition of the SportsArt Industry Insider, we will look at the pros and cons of the service.
ClassPass is a monthly membership service that grants its members access to a vast array of participating fitness studios for a set fee. The plans grant the user three, five, or ten 10 class sessions a month depending on the plan chosen. Participating fitness studios include strength, yoga, spinning, Pilates, and much more.
ClassPass features several plans to suit individuals’ specific needs, such as how often they can work out and desired training frequency. As the cost of plan increases, the number of class passes increases, as well as the number of times one can visit a specific studio.
The main benefit of ClassPass is an overall cheaper cost (compared to purchasing individual sessions from a studio) and the ability to choose a wide range of training types and methods. This provides users with an inexpensive “sampling” of classes and gyms. ClassPass also has partners nationwide allowing its users to find participating studios in many major cities and several international locations as well.
One of the drawbacks to the service is that classes have increased in size thanks to the popularity of the service. Sometimes it is nearly impossible to schedule a session, especially if the class is a ‘favorite’ of the facility’s members. Additionally, ClassPass limits the number of sessions you can use at one specific location, which may be an issue if you find a set studio to be your favorite or if you only have so many participating facilities in your area.
Do you use ClassPass? Let us know what your experience is in the comments below! We would love to hear how the service is treating you!