From Payal: Bring on the New

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yesterday we celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an eternal optimist who inspired our great nation to reach for its potential.

We can all learn from Dr. King’s audacity to dream big, despite the odds.
This year I hope more of us dare to strive for the change we hope to see.

This year I hope more of us garner the strength to move forward— to run, walk, or crawl towards our goals — or, as we do every day in our classes, to lunge, plank, tap, box or simply stretch our way towards our aspirations.

This year I hope we reach for new goals — not set through outward stares — but instead by inward reflections on the best version of ourselves.

This year I hope more of us manage to carve out “me time.” Work is important, and family is critical, but we, too, are seeds in need of nurturing and care.

This year I hope more of us are so intentional in our actions that by June (and September and November!) we’ve managed to stay true to those intentions.

At ClassPass we strive to help our members live more inspired lives, to try that new experience you never thought you’d venture into before. Together we’ve booked over 45 million reservations!! Those are hours we’ve spent together on the nourishing experiences we hope you’ve embraced with zeal.

In this next year, we resolve to be even more expansive — to reach new cities, to roll out our digital experience, and to broaden our inventory. We resolve to bring you more classes and new kinds of classes to relish. And we resolve to make the experience even more social and fun. Working out is great; working out with friends is even better.

This year, let’s bring on the new. It’s time to get moving!

— Payal

Payal Kadakia is the Founder & Executive Chairman of ClassPass and the artistic director of The Sa Dance Company. She’s been a ‘dancetrepreneur’ since the age of 3 and has been dancing for more than 25 years.