Doesn’t Classpass sound amazing – unlimited classes at your favourite London studios for just £79 a month. But is it too good to be true?
Unlimited classes– this part is actually true. You could go to multiple classes a day if you want.
Studios across London– try out studios close to home, the office, friend’s houses- there’s a huge selection of studios across London, even in the burbs.
Price– it’s cheaper than most monthly studio fees.
It introduces you to new studios, that if you like, you could join to attend more regularly.
You can try out new classes, like kettlebells or barre, that you might not have considered trying before, or that we too expensive to try on a whim. Paola’s body barre for example is £22 a class, but free on Classpass! Well worth it.
Working out with friends– lots of my friends are on Classpass, so organising to take classes together is really easy.
No more excuses not to cross train!
Not all of the studios that were included in the promotional material are actually available yet, most notably Barry’s Bootcamp and Pscycle. Apparently these will be added but Classpass aren’t being very forward about when this might be!
A lot of the studios have only opened up their off peak classes to Classpass which means their pre-work and post-work classes aren’t on offer. This is a real problem for me as I like to work out first thing in the morning! Weekends don’t seem to be a problem though.
You can only book up to a week in advance– annoying if you like to plan ahead! And for those that leave it until the last minute, it doesn’t allow you to book classes too close to the start time, for example booking onto a 6pm class at 4pm even if there’s space!
Classes get full quickly!
You can only attend each studio 3 times a month, which means unless you go to different studios offering similar classes, you might not see the benefits of regular attendance that you would gain from weekly/twice weekly classes.
Cost – if you don’t attend more than 6 classes a month, the cost probably isn’t worth it. Definitely worth thinking about it you’re on holiday for 1-2 weeks in a month.
Cancellation is 12 hours before start of class, otherwise you get charged £12.
You can end up overcommitting and not taking adequate rest days due to the excitement to try ALL THE CLASSES! (A positive and negative in my opinion!!)
I was given a month’s free trial with Classpass, and I’ve really enjoyed it. I’ll be renewing my monthly membership for next month and seeing how it goes when the novelty dies down. It will be interesting to see whether more studios join and if more early morning classes are on offer! If you can attend classed during the day, and like to try out new classes and studios in your city, then Classpass is perfect, however if you are set in your ways and like to exercise before work, then your options may be limited. It would be great if they opened up Classpass to allow you to use it in other cities when you were travelling, like in NYC, Seattle etc- then I think it would really come into it’s own!
What are your thoughts on Classpass? Have you signed up? Are you tempted to try it?