For the first year since college, I am not going to the Kentucky Derby. My friend group went four years in a row, but this year we decided not to do it. I’m sad that I will not be going to the Derby, but excited to spend my time and money on other trips in 2017. More importantly, it’s been awhile since I saw our big college group. I miss them. Throwback to Derby 2015–
Now that I’m done reminiscing, I wanted to chat with you guys about ClassPass. ClassPass allows you to go to many different boutique gyms/fitness studios using one membership. There are a few different pricing options, and the cost varies by city. When I first moved to Denver, ClassPass was just beginning, and I chose not to use it because there weren’t a lot of studios.
Then I joined OrangeTheory and between marathons, I never really wanted another studio. So why did I join ClassPass now? A few of my friends had mentioned it recently, and my sister joined as well. I wanted to try a couple new classes, and it seemed like the right time. I spent a lot of time researching the company to make sure studios could maintain profitability, and I decided to join. (If you want more info on that market research, let me know)
I’m only going a few times a month (Go Membership), but I wanted to tell you about the studios that I’ve tried. If you use the links provided, you will be charged $20 for your first month. One of my favorite studios in Denver charges $30/class for a drop in, so this is an amazing deal!!
This studio has two types of classes, Lagree (low impact, high intensity pilates type class) similar to Fierce45 and Climbing (using the Versa Climbing machine to climb upward for 30 minutes). I took the Lagree class, but I am interested in the climbing class, its 30 minutes but looks very difficult.
The Lagree class used the MegaReformer 3 which is a little bigger than the MegaReformer 2. The class I took was in the evening and there were only two of us. Usually this would be good for a semi-private class, but I’d been slacking on Lagree and the class was SOO difficult for me. I love Lagree and I’m really glad I tried it out. The instructor was super knowledgeable about the method. The studio was really clean and open. Some Lagree or Pilates Reformer studios I’ve been too are smaller and the machines are packed in pretty tightly. This studio felt very open which I really liked. I would definitely go back!
I took a spin class at Define, this class is called Rev. It is a spin class where you stay on the beat for different speeds. The machines don’t have a screen to tell you speed, distance, or RPM. The type A part of me liked to know how far I went and my HR. However, I’m not sure why I care, I was sweating so much in these 45 minutes so I know that I got a great workout.
Define has a few different types of classes- rev, body, bounce, yoga, and mind. They have a few different rooms, a spin room and a yoga studio type room with a barre. Body is pilates, core, barre, ballet techniques. I really want to try their bounce class, its a low impact high intensity (I’m sensing a theme here) class using a trampoline. It looks really fun!
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Thinking out loud with Amanda