ClassPass Houston and Barre Fitness Workout

Are you ladies and gentlemen familiar with ClassPass? If not,  basically, it’s like a monthly subscription to fitness studios in your city, where ClassPass is available. For $79, you have unlimited access to different workout classes in different studios.

Well, they launched in Houston back in December and I was given an opportunity to try out the service. They are not in every city yet but they are in some major cities. If you want to see if it’s available in your city, you can go to ClassPass.com.

Prior to ClassPass, I really don’t work out. Gyms intimidate me and I once tried Zumba and because I was so un-fit, I almost passed out, it was so embarassing, I never came back. ClassPass gave me a headstart to my journey to being fit. The monthly subscription is a little pricey compared to some gym memberships ($19, $29, $39) but you can always try it out for a month and see how you like it. If you will compare it to going to individual classes though, it will turn out not to be that high after all. For example, one barre class at one studio is $20. If you want to go to 4 barre classes, that right there is already $80.

Through ClassPass, I found the fitness studio and the workout that I like and although I haven’t completely signed up with the studio itself, I am planning to.

There are some pros and cons to the service and here they are:

Pros:

1. You can try out different classes such as barre, yoga, pilates, spinning, bootcamp and find what’s best for you.
2. You have access to different fitness studios and discover the one you like.
3. You may find classes and studios that fit your schedule.

Cons:

1. There is a cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation 12 hours prior to the class. (When I was trying it out, it used to be 24 hours. Good thing they changed it to 12 hours.)

2. There is a cancellation fee if you miss your class for whatever reason. These fees are applicable towards your next class though.
3. You can only go to 3 classes per studio per your billing cycle. (In other words, you can only go to 3 classes maximum in one studio so if you really like a particular workout, you’re going to have to find another studio that offers it.)
4. Sometimes the location of the studios are not that convenient. Being located in Pearland, most studios that I went to were a 30-minute drive from me.

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Like I said, through ClassPass, I found the workout that I love as well as the studio. I have tried barre classes at 4 different studios, all about 30 minutes drive from me. Each studio offers a variation of the workout. The one that I love the most is the barre class at Reformed Studio in SugarLand. I feel that their workout, although still a barre, really does the job, compared to other classes I took which I felt had more emphasis on the legs.

I really like the place a lot too. The wood floors, the french door, the windows – everything. The place just felt right. The ambiance is great.

Here’s the crew (instructors) at Reformed Body, including the owner Rachel (behind me in gray shirt).

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They were so kind to take photos for me for this blog post.

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One of the routines with weights.

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And another one with the fitness ball. As you can see, I needed some work on my squatting. Ha!

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  1. November 25, 2015 / 5:58 AM

    Ever tried serious swing dancing? You’ll be sweating within ten minutes.  How about hip hop?  Drenched in sweat, and sore as hell the next day. Zumba? Tango? Flamenco?  You’d be surprised what you can sign up for and what will elevate your heart rate. Kicking out your fats by strutting on those dance moves is definitely still an exercise

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