Staying fit in a major metropolitan area can quickly drain your bank account.
In New York City, an unlimited monthly membership to a yoga studio can cost around $180. You’ll need to fork over at least $100 a month for most gym memberships. And unlimited trips to your favorite cycling studio can cost more than $500 per month.
Before I moved to NYC, I paid less than $500 a month in rent.
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So when I heard about Classpass, I was intrigued, and when I saw they were running a two-week trial promotion—three classes for $19 or six classes for $29—I decided to try it out.
Here's how it works: When you buy classes with Classpass, you're awarded credits. Each class costs a maximum of nine credits, so when I bought six classes for $29, I got 54 credits.
Different studios have different credit values. A class at a yoga studio in Brooklyn can cost 4 to 6 credits. In the past two weeks, I’ve gone to three different yoga classes at three different studios. I also went to three boxing classes, and I still have 12 credits left.
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One of the boxing gyms I went to usually charges $34 for a single class. I did the math and realized that with the Classpass 2-week special, the class only cost about $4. Mind-boggling.
You can use Classpass credits on cycling classes, infinity pools, barre classes, dance classes, HIIT workouts, CrossFit, and even pole dancing. Check their web site to see if it’s available in your city. If it is, this two-week trial is a great deal.
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I loved my classes so much that I signed up for a regular membership. I’m still saving tons of money, and since a few of my friends also use Classpass, I now have regular workout buddies, too.