ClassPass is the latest trend to hit the fitness world, granting its members access to more than 1,000 classes a month in cities across the country. If you’re looking to mix up your workout routine or if you need a boost with your new year’s resolutions, this may be exactly what you are looking for. The concept is pretty simple: participating studios update their schedules each week and provide space in their classes to ClassPass members, who can reserve online or through the mobile app. From there, members have a wide variety of fitness options from cycling to salsa dancing with class times convenient for even the busiest of femmes.
Below are a few tips to help you get the most out of your new membership and make 2015 your strongest and fittest year yet!
Try Something New
The best part of ClassPass is the opportunity to try new workouts and break your routine… think the “elliptical effect.” Going to the gym 7 days a week and doing the same exercises will undoubtedly leave you – and your muscles – feeling bored. The array of classes offered will keep your body guessing and help you see results quicker.
Listen to Your Body
When you’re testing out new workouts, it’s perfectly normal to wake up to some pain the next day. It’s important to let your body respond and recover. One way to supplement classes is with a long walk or light jog 1-2 times a week and give yourself at least one day of rest. Find what works best for you to stay healthy and injury-free.
If possible, try to show up to class 10-15 minutes early, especially if it’s your first time. This will allow you ample time to get set up, grab water and stretch. Be sure to let the instructor know if it is your first class as they will often give you a brief tutorial on the machines or equipment which will be used.
Leave a Review
After your workout you will be prompted to rate your experience, and be sure to take advantage of this. Whether you loved your workout or have constructive suggestions, it’s important to voice your opinion so the participating studios may make changes accordingly. It’ll only help improve the ClassPass experience!
Gather Your Friends, or Make New Ones
Though the resolve to get in shape has to come from within, recruiting a workout buddy can help to get you there. When you want to snooze the alarm at 6 a.m. or bail on class after a long day, having someone to keep you motivated and accountable is important. Or use the ClassPass network to find a new friend and fitness buddy! This can also be a great opportunity to meet new people and expand your circle.
Look the Part
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