ClassPass is the newest fitness trend to hit London. For £89 a month you get access to unlimited classes across the city’s hottest studios. Shaleena and I signed up for a one week trial last week so wanted to share our thoughts on the concept.
- An amazing number of studios have signed up to the scheme, including some of the priciest ones in town. Most reformer pilates classes cost £28 each which makes the monthly £89 seem well worth it
- It’s a great way to get out of your comfort zone and try different types of workouts
- Although membership gives you unlimited classes, you can only visit the same studio (across all its locations) three times in one month
- There are a lot of studios on the website, but there isn’t a huge variety in the classes offered. We found that most of them were yoga or pilates.
- As bloggers, we’re happy to hop on the tube to try the latest workout but if you’re a commuter, you would probably just want to stick with the locations most convenient for you
- High cancellation fees. When there’s so much to choose from, sometimes you get a bit trigger happy with the sign up button but later realise that you bit off a bit more than you could chew. There’s a £12 fee if you cancel less than 12 hours before a class and a £15 charge if you’re a no show. We understand the no show fee but most studios give you much less time than 12 hours in which to cancel your class.
- If you cancel your ClassPass subscription and later change your mind there’s a £69 reactivation fee!
We've heard a few local companies are working on a similar business model so we'll be sure to update you as soon as we know more!
Shaleena and Roshni
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