After finishing my first half marathon this summer, I have been struggling with motivation in the exercise department. Running a half marathon burns enough calories for the entire year right? That’s how it feels when you’re done! Since then, I have just been so tired of doing the same thing over and over so I ended up taking a pretty long break from the whole thing. Which by the way usually consists of 30 min strengths with free weights + 30 min jog/run 3 times a week and one longer run on the weekend during race training. Needless to say, after the break my muscle mass is severely decreased and I feel like I am starting all over again, from scratch. I tend to do this, get really fit in a really intense fast way, get bored, get lazy and then start all over again. Why you ask? Isn’t that how we all do it? It would be a lot easier if I just kept going, but for some reason I haven’t cracked that code yet. Maybe that should be a resolution for 2015.
One day, my coworker told me about Classpass. The first month is only $1 and you can pretty much try an unlimited amount of various types of classes! I was intrigued! I had been
waiting wanting to try something new and this would be perfect! I signed up right away and even through it took me a week to get started, I tried a few different classes over the course of October. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and ended up trying Krav Maga 1, Krav Bag, Barry’s Bootcamp, Power Yoga, Total Body Burn, Vinyasa Yoga, and Pop Physique. I also signed up for Surfset, Beginners Boxing, and Pilates Pro, but you know how life goes sometimes. Stuff comes up and you’re just too busy lazy and would rather not :) I’ll give you a more detailed review of each class next time!
The good and the bad? The good is that you get to try a variety of classes and see what you like/don’t like. I know I discovered some new talents. You can do each studio three times during the course of a month and there are tons of studios! Most fitness classes are between $ 15-30 so if you do more than 3-6 classes a month, it ends up saving you money (Regular price after your first month is $99). The bad? It’s a good idea to read the fine print because there is a whole lot of it. Most important there is a 24 hour cancellation policy and if you don’t cancel within that and don’t attend the class, you’ll be charged $20. So basically you have to go! Good and bad if you ask me. If you decide to cancel a month and sign up again, there is a $75 activation fee, every time. Or you can freeze your membership for $19 a month. Oh and if you want to cancel, remember to do it 15 days before the next billing cycle!
So there you have it, Classpass. It was fun to try something new! I am still not back on top, but at least I am back at it :)
How do you stay motivated? Have you ever tried Classpass? If you want to try it out, its available in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago and Seattle so far. Follow their Instagram for new locations.
Until next time, Hadet på Badet!