ClassPass hikes fee, get these fitness deals instead


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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Every time I worked out last week (10/25 – 10/31)

First off, congratulations to everyone who ran the NYC Marathon this weekend. I LOVED cheering for you this weekend. You are all so inspiring and I’m so proud of you!!

nyc marathon 2015
cheering at mile 9

Without further ado, my week in review, which if you ran the marathon is a bit less exciting than yours 😉

Sunday: Didn’t work out.

Monday: 45 minute spin class at Flywheel. It was my first spin class in about six months. I played it careful because of my ankle but still got a great workout.

Tuesday: Physique 57: Mixed with Sarah H. My first class with Sarah and she had a kickass playlist. Into it.

Wednesday: Bandier x PureBarre collaboration: Bandier is a luxury athletic brand with an online store and locations in Manhattan and the Hamptons. They partnered with PureBarre for an in-store barre class (sans barre!) I’ve tried PureBarre once before, and didn’t love it, but this class was hard and I liked it.


Thursday: Ran 4 miles during a NYRR running class. I switched to a slower pace group and had a lot more fun. Central Park was all a glitter in preparation for the marathon and it felt special just to be there.

Friday: “Spooky” Beats at Lyons Den Power Yoga. Love that place!

Saturday: I ran 5.5 miles ( 2+ miles to the starting line and then the Dash to the Finish 5K itself). This is such a great race because of the route: it starts at the UN and runs through Manhattan to get to Central Park. But it’s a very slow race because it’s incredibly crowded. I got there late thinking I could start running immediately but instead I got locked in with the walkers. Still such a great time because of the pre-marathon energy.

Dash to the Finish 5K
sorry for the proof!

I still have so much marathon fever (most emotional spectator ever?). Check out this list of celebs who’ve run the NYC Marathon (and their finish times)! Who did you beat?

Matt ran the marathon and he is so tired he just muttered “I wish I could watch TV with my eyes closed.”

If you ran the marathon, I can’t wait to read your recap! Hit me up with it on Twitter @colehaber.  Fingers crossed I join you running heroes next year.