When move day comes to a close and you finally have your sheets on, ketchup and wine in the fridge, and have successfully located your corner store - what comes next to find some semblance of normalcy in your newly wild, crazy, uncertain life? You find your gym. #duh. I tried to find mine that first day in San Francisco just over a month ago- and walked the 2 miles to the closest 24 Hour Fitness. Now, I'm not saying all 24 Hours are foul - but this one was. From the squish of the treadmill belt and the thick chlorine aroma of the indoor pool, to the gray hue'd gym goers and the uber sketch strip mall location... I was depressed. After running a sad run at what I'm very sure was slower than the 7mph speed the machine read, I trudged home.
It was in that moment, that my luck changed and my love affair with ClassPass began. With a $1 for all of October offer, ClassPass offered me a beautifully user friendly experience, easy to tweak filters to fit my schedule and access to killer boutique fitness studios in San Francisco. You can attend 3 classes per studio, per month, reserve ahead of time and as such, try so.many.activities. Of course the price went up to more than $1 - but take one yoga class a week and it more than pays for itself. #truth
Imagine my excitement.
It was then that I got the idea to use this gem of a product as a vehicle through which to learn the city. And that is precisely what I have done. From walks to SoMa for Barry's Bootcamp, and bus jaunts to the Marina for yoga, to Bikram sessions in the Mish and contortion classes at a rad place called Aspen Aerials, I've walked, skipped, and hopped around this city arguable more than most have after living here for years.
In a month, I've taken 27 classes and have four on the books pre Turkey Day- and yea, can now do that yoga pose above. As excited as I am to go home next week, I definitely thought with a twinge of sadness, about missing my new non-routine ClassPass routine while I'm gone.
And then, they launched in San Diego.
ClassPass Flex is live at kicking in:
Talk about #growth.
Take a look at their interface. As you can see, it's super easy to narrow down what you want to do, where you want to do it, and what time's you're free. It also works seamlessly on mobile.
Anyway, I best be off, I have a 3 o'clock Sculpt class near the Embarcadero. Live strong, ClassPass hard.