Oh hello. I’m back with a weekly workout recap.

One thing I’ve noticed that helps when I’m really not enjoying a run, or haven’t been enjoying runs in a while, is slowing down. Running slowly, to put it plainly, is just easier. I find that when I stop pushing the pace, I can relax into the run and run for longer. Eventually I re-learn to love a faster pace, but slowing down helps me get back to a happy place with running.

What do you do when running isn’t coming easy?

Here’s what went down last week:

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UPDATED (4/29)

So ClassPass is raising their monthly fee from $125 for unlimited classes to $190 for existing members and $200 for newbies. You can still pay $125 a month but you’ll be limited to 10 classes each billing period (which is a month in length but won’t necessarily start on the first of the month, for example mine resets on the 27th, aka today).

I don’t blame ClassPass. There are countless articles on how expensive it is to run a boutique studio. It’s a small business like any other. Maybe the rent in New York is just too damn high. Using ClassPass, studios take in even fewer dollars per client then they do when they fill classes at-cost.

Still, from a consumer’s standpoint, it obviously sucks to pay more for the same service. So I’ve culled together a list of fitness deals going on right now. Snag them, so if you quit ClassPass, or effectively downgrade your membership, you have a back up plan.

Before I dig in, don’t forget there are lots of free ways to workout (part 1, part 2) in NYC.

Fitness deals going on right now in NYC (UPDATED!):

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