Since finishing my marathon about two weeks ago, my body hasn’t felt ready to take on any high intensity interval training. I’ve gone on a few short runs but have taken a yoga class almost every day. While training for the race, I took yoga once a week to relax and recover. Over the last two weeks, it’s the only class I’ve felt like taking. Clearly, my body is going through major recovery. At the beginning of the month, I activated a trial membership for FitReserve, making it extra easy to find and book yoga classes. FitReserve is a fitness membership that allows you to mix and match classes from a curated selection of the top studios in NYC, at over 50% off retail. It provides access to full studio schedules and peak class times, plus access to exclusive insider studio and partner perks, events, and more.
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Yes, FitReserve does have a major competitor in the city, but this service has unique features. First, the peak class times make a big difference. Similar services offer select class times, but I’ve had my pick of any class time on schedules at premium studios like Exhale and CLAY. This has made it easy to book classes even a few hours ahead of time. Aside from yoga classes, FitReserve also offers CrossFit, bootcamp, barre, cardio dance, HIIT, TRX, indoor cycling, boxing, and rowing. You can take up to four classes at a given studio per month. Take 10 total classes with a Gold Plan ($149) or 20 classes with a Platinum Plan ($249). Classes can be booked up to two weeks in advance. FitReserve also offers discounts to healthy brands like Phat Buhdha, Uber, and Lolë.
While FitReserve is a newer service, it doesn’t currently offer as many studio options as competitors do. However, I expect to see its studio roster grow in coming months. Now that I’m back to taking classes for the next few months, this is an excellent option to consider. Take more than five classes (typically $30 each) in a month, and you’re automatically saving!