I like to work out.
I like to work out as long as it’s something fun.
If you tell me my workout plan is two, back-to-back days of the cardio machine, I’m out.
But who wants to pay for five memberships just so you can enjoy your yoga in one neighborhood but your crossfit in another? No one. That just doesn’t make sense.
But this does: Meet CLASS PASS, the new pass to be able access hundreds of workout studios all over Dallas/Fort Worth with one pass and one price. For less than $100 a month you can hit up everything you could want to try and didn’t even know existed, with just one price.
Sounded like a good idea on paper (or online in this case), so I decided to take my CLASSPASS (affiliate link) for a little test drive to see if it was as easy as it says.
Opening my account I was able to search neighborhoods for participating studios as well as different types of classes.
I love spin. Really, I do. I have enjoyed many spin class at FlyWheel Dallas, but this time it was time to see what Cowtown had to offer at an aptly named, “Off the Saddle” studio.
I was able to learn about the studio, my instructor and with a quick click, make an appointment for the day I wanted to come in. (You’re asked for 24 hours to make your appointment online and/or to cancel a reservation.) Done.
I got a nifty reminder of my class (actually a few so you don’t forget). Once I got there, I have them my name, they checked me off and I was ready to ride. That easy and no special paperwork or nothin’. Sweet.
So was the ride of my whole new kind of spinning – literally off the saddle and almost standing the majority of the class. It rocked. And as compared to spin classes I’ve taken in Dallas? It just like when you compare Dallas to Fort Worth…Dallas is like a big, kickin’ party and Fort Worth was fun, laid back and just the right speed. Both gave me awesome work outs; it was all about my mood for the day. But both of them definitely utilized the disco lights. (If you’re really confused, then you should go to both just to see what I mean.)
Seeing it was really THAT easy to try something out, I decided to go really wild for a Lyra Hoop class. Don’t worry that’s not like hula hooping in your pantyhose, but a hoop suspended from the ceiling that you dance, move and stuff through. Well, just look here.
Was it hard? Um, yes. It was a workout once I got my ass in the hoop, but as you see there are not pictures of that since I left my camera on the floor as I got in the hoop and then was too tired to jump down to get it and try to get back in. That literally a one-time shot and I missed it. But I got up there. Really, I did. Mostly I wanted these women slither in and out like fairies in total amazement thinking: “go do some situps, Autumn.” This work out is not for the faint at heart, but man it’s lots of fun (think bachelorette party!)
What was crazy about Moving Canvas Dance Studio was its location…two miles from my house and I had NO idea. It offers all kinds of other workout fun like hip-hop dancing (calling to my inner Beyonce) or Burlesque (channeling the early-years inner Cristina Aguilera.) And then I came across even more fun with silks…Yep Arial dancing.
I thought Lyra was hard, well silks was harder…and it wasn’t. There was some stuff I couldn’t imagine doing and then some other stuff like a hanging cow (that wasn’t really the name, but I felt like one) that I was able to get up there once I started singing the “Rocky” theme sock in my ear. I was awesome for about two minutes. I still have ever intention of channeling my Cirque de Soleil, but until then I think there’s a little more Jenny Craig and some pull ups in my near future.
To finish off my 10-day try-it out challenge, I went a little less wild. I decided it was time to try Bikram Yoga of North Texas.
I love yoga and have done it for a long time at a lot of places (if you really want a laugh you should read about my yoga pose: passing wind), but I had never done true Bikram. At 105 degrees I wasn’t sure how different it would be except hot and sweaty, which it really was for the entire 90-minutes I was there. But it was AMAZEBALLS. I looked like a wet cat and smelled like a boys locker room when I got done, but I could tell I had detoxed, burned calories, increased flexibility and avoided my smart phone for 90-minutes. I felt the zen – at least until I picked up my kids, but it was totally worth it. And then I went back a few more times since it only gets better the more you go.
So what are you waiting for? With a no-contract, no-fuss CLASSPASS you have all the flexibility you want as well as all the ease. And if you really want to try it out really cheap…right now they’ll even give you a 10-day pass for $10. Can’t really beat that or all the calories you can burn just by going first class with CLASSPASS.
What workout or new fitness trend are you excited to try?