I know, I typically post on Wednesday. Today is Friday. While I should have written this post over Thanksgiving weekend, I’ve been spending my time celebrating the holidays with friends and family. Additionally, brands have been hosting events to close out 2015 and introduce products for 2016. I love this kind of busy. Next week, I’ll share photos from the Daybreaker + NTC event (a few are on Instagram), but today I want to talk about ClassPass (that’s a referral code for $10 off).
If you’re unfamiliar with ClassPass, it’s a subscription service that lets you to take an unlimited number of boutique fitness classes per month. While you can only take three classes per studio each month, ClassPass offers hundreds of options that range from yoga to boxing to spin studios. ClassPass is currently in 30+ cities. You can use it in your city and in other cities while traveling. I’ve been using ClassPass for over two years now and have reviewed it in the past (here and here). The only time I paused my membership was when I was training for my first marathon. That’s important to note, as this post is about why I choose to subscribe to ClassPass while training for races. This fall, I became a ClassPass Ambassador. This means that I co-host events, write blog posts, and share company news. I still pay for my own membership but am compensated for referrals. Keep reading to find out why, how, and where I use my membership.
Why I Use ClassPass: This time last year, I was training for the Walt Disney World Marathon. I was working with a coach and running four times per week (30+ miles). My body felt tired, and I felt that it wasn’t worth paying for ClassPass at the time to take two classes per week (yoga and strength). After my marathon, I realized how much I missed taking classes–because I enjoy them and because my body needs them. I was still cross training but didn’t have the variety of options or cost savings that ClassPass provides. I rejoined in February and continued to train with my coach through October. Over the last month and a half, I’ve created my own training plan by looking at past plans from my coach and other training plans online. I’m by no means an expert, but my goal has been to enjoy a more balanced fitness routine to close out 2016. I felt great in Las Vegas, and now it’s on to Austin.
How I Use ClassPass: I’m now training for the 3M Half Marathon in Austin and following this weekly schedule: 3 runs (one short, one long, one Mile High Run Club class), 1 strength class, 1 barre class, 1 yoga class, and one rest day. I have my training plan in Google Sheets, so I can look ahead and make sure my workouts are scheduled around other events and activities. Often, I register for my favorite studios at noon one week …