I was gifted a 1 month trial of ClassPass Minneapolis/St. Paul, they came to the area back in January, but with my dance schedule, I asked to wait until March, and they kindly agreed! I am not being paid for this review, and the opinions are my own. No company talking points were given!
Here are the things I LOVED about ClassPass.
1. Corepower Monthly Unlimited in Minnesota is at $190 right now. OUCH! I love yoga, but I don’t love yoga at that price.
2. While the Pilates ProWorks experience I had was my least favorite of the 8 classes I took, I do want to go again, even if its just to be slightly less dysfunctional in the class. (I seriously thought I was coordinated until that hour of my life).
3. I loved the App, I loved looking at classes and checking out new studios, and seeing what I could fit into my schedule. Also, the app can go off your location, so if you’re out on a Saturday afternoon it can show you the closest studios!
4. I loved that I did so many different kinds of classes at different places. I wish I had gotten to The Shed a few more times, and I will be paying for my own Studio ME class so I can do Row and Flow again.
But It Isn’t All Sunshine….
1. The 3x per month rule makes perfect sense….for the businesses. I could go to The Shed (which has one location) 3 times per month. I could also go to Corepower Downtown 3 times per month, but I couldn’t go to Corepower Uptown another 3 times. I could switch it up and go to Downtown twice and Uptown once.
2. As a yoga instructor, I’ll share a secret….we LOVE our regulars. Students that we connect with and can see week after week. It’s nice working out with people you know, and people who trust you. New people are great! But I really like familiarity.
3. If you sign up for class, and then can’t make it, you can hit with a cancellation fee. Now, you could just wait to sign up at the last minute. But if you want to be certain you get a spot, you must register.
I may have YOLO’d (are we still saying this?) a bit on Saturday night and did not get outta bed for the 8am Yoga Sculpt class I intended on taking. I should have cancelled Saturday afternoon when I was considering going out, but I didn’t meet up with my friends until 10 pm, and I really did think I’d be in bed by Midnight.
4. The Twin Cities is awesome, but for the most part, it requires transportation. Depending on where you live and work, there might not be enough ClassPass studios for the membership to make sense.
I intentionally had the Pros and Cons equal, whether or not you choose ClassPass depends on your preferences. The same can be said for any other type of unlimited service.
Will I be buying ClassPass? Probably. It depends on where I’m living this summer/fall but I loved the variety and there are plenty of classes that I haven’t tried yet.