The Best Workout Equipment for Home

2020 shifted our workouts routines. Many of us pivoted to taking workout classes from home and to do the best with the equipment that we had. Whether you’re working out with us from home or in-studio, we wanted to make sure you were set up to crush your favorite classes in 2021. We think it’s time to ditch those frozen water bottles and soup cans. It’s time upgrade to new equipment. We did the research for you and asked our partners to share their favorite products. These pieces of home workout equipment will help you crush your workout and look good while doing it. For Yogis It’s no secret that a great mat and great yoga go hand in hand, but which yoga mat is the best? Yoga mats need to be comfortable, supportive, non-slip, easy to clean and ideally stylish as well. Ra Yoga has the perfect mat for the job. You can’t go wrong with the eKO by Manduka. “As far as yoga mats are concerned, our studio favorite is the eKO by …

How to Get Active, Again

I struggled to get off of the couch and out of my house during 2020. Like many people, I was bogged down by the misery of the world. Although I live in an outdoorsy city, with plenty of options to escape, I was mentally and emotionally exhausted by the state of the world and paralyzed by fear during the high peaks of the pandemic. Doom scrolling Instagram didn’t help. While at-home fitness options became all the rage, I just couldn’t commit to regular virtual workouts. I craved the camaraderie of a studio cycle class, the feeling of togetherness and euphoria that just can’t be replicated via an app. I was eager for fitness studios to reopen, thankfully they recently did in my area.  But then I faced a new obstacle: how to actually get active again. It had been months since I stepped foot into a gym, into a yoga studio or cycle class. I felt like a brand new class attendee, and all those feelings of nervousness, fear and procrastination were there – just …

How to Get Back Into Working Out

Raise your hand if your workout routine took a back seat last year. 🙋🏽‍♀️ Between adjusting to a global pandemic and the resulting stress and changes such as working from home for the first time or dealing with remote school, the last thing on your mind may have been working out.  But despite the mental work it takes to pick up that dumbbell (or let’s be real – a can of peas if you were improvising in the early days of the pandemic), working out has beneficial effects on your mood and physiology. The biggest task is usually just taking that first step in the right direction. Figuring out how to get back into working out after a period of rest can be hard, but persevere, there are great days ahead! We’ve outlined some of the best steps for how to get back into working out: Plan ahead – and actually write down your planned routine on a calendar or piece of paper Ease back into your first week Set a tangible and attainable goal …

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Support Small Studios, Spas and Salons

Supporting small businesses, now more than ever, is a great way to give back to your favorite studios, spas and salons. Book a class with a local yoga studio, try a new salon to spread the love or purchase class packages directly with your favorites through ClassPass. Until April 2021, 100% of class pack purchases through ClassPass will go directly to your favorite studio, so support local and show them some love this holiday season. What are class packages? Class packages are a set number of classes at one of your favorite studios. Once purchased on ClassPass, you will have the option to reserve a class using your class package or membership credits. How do I purchase a class package? To purchase a class package, navigate to the studio’s page in the app. If a studio has chosen to offer class packages, you will see the option to purchase them on their venue page. You’ll see details about the classes you can book, expiration date, the location where the class package is valid, and estimated …

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Support Native American-Owned Businesses

Happy Native American Heritage Month! This month, we recognize and celebrate the past, present and future of Native American communities. It’s a time to honor the heritage, contributions and impact they have had in the establishment of the United States. Want to show your support through movement? Book a spot at one of these Native American-owned studios or save them to your “Favorites” to try later. Check out the list of businesses below to get started: California Row House Folsom Pilates in Los Angeles Kathleen Lucas – Bodyworker | Certified Massage Therapist GIGIL | Learn, Play, Grow Colorado Precision Pilates Plus Illinois Fempress Fit Kentucky SixPax Fitness Maryland AlterNatives Fitness Massachusetts BURN Fitness Studios New York Raksha Spa Texas Edge Pilates Crescent Yoga Studio & Eco-Boutique Illuminate Sweat Serenité Massage Washington Pulse Pro Health of Seattle barre3 Bellevue Are you a ClassPass partner that is Native American-owned? Fill out this survey to be added to the list. Support our Black-owned, Latinx and Hispanic-owned and LGBTQ-owned partners, too!