5 Ways ClassPass Motivates You to Work Out

Here’s a story many of us can relate to: You decide you need to make a lifestyle change and your friend introduces you to ClassPass. You start a trial (and love it). Then you purchase your plan, find your favorite local workouts and rave about it to others. But then the inevitable happens — you lose focus, interest, and well, motivation. You’re skimping on workouts, canceling classes left and right and prioritizing another night of Netflix over boxing class. Been there, struggled through that.

Thankfully, ClassPass has features to avoid these exact scenarios — and you already have access to them (yes, right now!). Check out these five features on your ClassPass app meant to keep you motivated.

1. You get charged for late cancels and no-shows.

Why would you want to pay money for nothing? That’s basically what happens when you cancel class last minute — or worse, skip it altogether. ClassPass charges you $15 for a late cancel and $20 for a no-show. Sounds steep, right? Not quite. Studios accounted for your space so it’s only fair that you pay them for holding a spot when they could have filled it with another client. When the day’s dragging and you really want to head home after work instead of going to your cycling class, consider this fee. Would you rather pay $15-20 for another hour in bed? Or save that money for a post-workout smoothie? Your call.

2. You can keep track of classes on your calendar.

Life is busy. Trust us; we get it. But ClassPass has a feature that makes it a bit easier to remember your upcoming classes. Immediately after booking a class, the app gives you an option to add it to your calendar. Word to the wise: Do it right then and there! You can then refer to the calendar without even opening the app to see what’s on your schedule for the week ahead.

3. You can meet up with friends.

For most people, working out doubles as a social activity. (And if you haven’t tried working out with a friend, give it a shot!) ClassPass wants exercise to be a fun addition to your life — and that means that sometimes you need your best pal by your side to motivate you to push through another round of burpees. Once becoming “friends” on the app, you can see what classes your friends are planning on taking and even invite them to classes that you’re signing up for. Because if you can’t push yourself to go to class, your friends will.

4. You’ll get a gold star (or ten).

We all love to be celebrated — and ClassPass believes a gold star goes a long way. ClassPass users can earn badges just for working out. It’s that simple! Take three barre classes? You get a new badge on your dashboard. Try out five new classes? You get a badge! Yep, this is our Oprah moment! How many can you collect?

5. You get personalized class recommendations.

With thousands of studios to choose from, we understand that it can be difficult to pick which class you want to take. And sometimes the struggle of making a decision plagues you from moving forward. That’s why ClassPass recommends classes tailored to your taste. By going to studios you like — and potentially discovering new ones along the way — you’ll be excited to get your sweat on.

 

Amanda Garrity is a commerce editor and content producer living in New York City. She finds every excuse to go on an adventure, whether it's in her own backyard or across the country. She enjoys hiking, pretending she's a prima ballerina and drinking an abundant amount of coffee. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.