All good things must come to an end. To the dismay of many, ClassPass announced this past week that it has discontinued its wildly famous Unlimited plan. Many can attribute ClassPass to their newfound love of fitness. For others, it played a huge role in their fitness lifestyle. Sadly, its Unlimited plan was what made ClassPass worth it. If you are like me, you might be considering having the difficult “It’s not me, it’s you” conversation with ClassPass. You might be wondering what life after ClassPass looks like. Is it true that there are plenty of fish in the sea? Or is it a matter of the grass isn’t always greener on the other side? Be what it may, now is the time to look at the menu and try some sampling. I’ve come up with four main alternatives that might be worth trying in NYC (although other cities have some similar alternatives): Fitreserve, the gym, Gilt City, and New Client Specials.
Revival of the Fittest. This slogan is featured on the wall of the cycling room at Revolve in Union Square. It seems fitting given the fact that I am barely surviving by the end of the spin class. The instructor sets the pace and the resistance and it takes a lot to follow it by the book and without breaks. To follow the beat of the music is always a challenge for me; and I am waiting for the moment in which I will feel fit enough to survive any spin class.
It’s January. This means coming out of a food coma and drinking haze. This year, I visited my family in Mexico and went on an incredible skiing trip to Vail, CO. Safe to say, my ClassPass membership was put on hold. As I am sure it is for many women, one of my New Year’s resolutions was getting into the best shape of my life. I know…cliché. However, this means something different to me now, than it did a few years ago. Being in the best shape of my life doesn’t mean just looking thin, but being healthy emotionally, physically, and spiritually, which ultimately also means being fit not “thin.” This has a lot to do with taking an active approach to fitness and never coasting, or in other words not just trying to get a workout in but letting a specific class or gym time provide an other type of nourishment. For me this means transforming my fitness time into my oasis.