Race bucket lists. It’s something most runners have. The Nike San Francisco Half Marathon has been on my radar ever since I learned of the finish line reward, a Tiffany’s necklace! When asked this summer to run it with ClassPass – I took no time in answering, “YES!”
So now, I’m training for my third half marathon taking place October 18th in San Francisco, CA thanks to ClassPass. While most of you already know what ClassPass is, as a refresher it’s like a gym membership to your favorite boutique fitness studios. For just $99 a month, you can take unlimited classes around your city. The only small hitch is that you can only visit the same studio a total of 3 times per month, but don’t worry they replenish at the start of your membership cycle. I love using it because when I travel, I can switch cities using the Flex option and take classes in NYC or LA without having to pay extra.
While training for the Boston and Chicago Marathons over the past 12 months, I used ClassPass for my cross training and yoga needs. Two days a week I would take a strength training class and one day a week I would take yoga on my recovery day. On occasion, if it was raining on a run day, I would use the day pass option to run at Healthworks. It was the perfect complement to my training. This go round, I plan to do the same using BTone, Recycle Studio, Barry’s Bootcamp, Burn Fitness Studios and maybe some new ones like BFX! They are the perfect partner to work with in preparing for my next feat.
While I love working with Jess of Race Pace Wellness, ClassPass and Nike have teamed up to provide me a a training program. Nike Run Coach Blue Benadum has built a program for me to follow. I’m interested to see how different coaches work with their clients. I love Jess as she helped me break 4 hours in Boston, so Blue has some high standards to live up to but I have faith in him. If you wanna run with me in SF, ClassPass has a contest going on right now where you can win an entry. Check out the details here to win the Golden Ticket.
I love San Francisco and the hills do have me shaking a little in my sneaks. I hear Boston feels flat compared to a race in SF.
ONE MONTH CLASSPASS GIVEAWAY
I am offering a one month ClassPass membership to one lucky reader. You must be new to ClassPass. To enter, just leave a comment below with one or multiple studios in your city that you are excited to try. This ends Friday, August 7th, 2015.
One new exciting addition to the membership is that you can also now sign up for races through ClassPass just like you book a class! From Spartan, to Color Run and many more it’s now easier than ever to find races and classes, all through the ClassPass platform. Currently, races are only offered in Boston and NYC. If you aren’t in Boston or NYC, use your Flex to sign up for a destination race.
My personal goal is to finish and have fun. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities to visit and to be honest, having the time goal for Boston took out the enjoyment on race day. I love running and races when I’m not pressuring myself to finish under a certain time. I love fitness and races can give me anxiety when feeling pressured. I accomplished my goals in April, and I’m excited to enjoy running again!
Melanie H says
I’d love to try FlyWheel in DC.
Danielle Wilson says
I’ve always wanted to try Physique57!
Rebecca R says
I live in an RV and travel full time. I’d love to use Class Pass to try a NEW class in a NEW city! 🙂
I’ve been dying to try FitHouse in Woburn, MA!! I work in downtown Boston but live in he burbs and I am obsessed with the fact that I have options near work AND home!!
I would love to try barre and spinning in Miami!!!
i just moved to Boston and am in search of finding a solid workout and would LOVE to be able to explore new fitness options with a ClassPass!
I’m moving to Boston in September and I can’t wait to try out a bunch of different workouts!
Julie O'Neil says
Definitely want to try Barry’s Bootcamp in Boston. It kind of intimidates me but also looks kind of awesome!
I’ve been wanting to sign up for Class Pass! In Nashville, I really want to try Krank, TITLE Boxing, Bar Method & Barry’s. Would be so awesome to beat workout boredom! Thanks for the giveaway!
I recently moved to DC and feel like there are so many great workout studios to try! One in particular is Urban Athletic Club, for unique bootcamp style workouts.
I live here in Boston and would LOVE to try Barry’s boot camp!
Can’t wait to try alchemy and solid core in Minneapolis!! I’d die to have a free month of class pass!
Red Dot and Barre3!
I’d love to use ClassPass at Barry’s Bootcamp!
I’m in Kansas City and I have been wanting to try out Mojo Cycling, Fit Formula, Health House, and Fusion Fitness…goodness, I could keep listing studios! The boutique fitness movement is really popping up in force around KC!
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner says
This race is amazing! It was actually my very first half marathon back in 2006. Been running it ever since. I actually used to work for the staging company and ran the finish line. That’s what got me interested in it in the first place. Good luck!!
I live in DC and would love to try biker barre!
I’d love to use it for SpeedX and Unplug Meditation in Los Angeles.
I would also want to go to San Francisco and workout there too! I have to try all the marathons 😀
Nikki Fahey says
i have been looking at this and really want to try Kula yoga in Minneapolis. And a spin studio since my broken calcaneus is healing!
I’d love to try all the different barre classes!
Megan Goodnow says
Would love a free month of classpass so I could try Barry’s bootcamp and the George foreman boxing gym!
Whitney H says
I’d love to try a class with you at Barry’s or with Nicole from Pumps and Iron at BTone. I’m also training for a fall marathon and in serious need of some yoga!
I’d love to try Barry’s bootcamp in boston or some of the yoga classes for recovery days!
Erika D says
I live in Boston and I would like to try Healthworks- it looks amazing and I love that it is all women!
I’ve been dying to try B.Tone in Wellesley or Boston!
Karly K says
I’m in Philadelphia & both Flywheel & Ploome are next on my list!
Amy M. says
I’ve been interested in joining classpass! I love recycle, btone and many more Boston studios but am moving to NYC this month and have a whole new landscape to try! I’m excited to try the noho Barrys since it’s right by my apt.
Emily C says
I’ve been meaning to try Flywheel in the Pru & PureBarre in Coolidge Corner!
Sarah C says
I would love to try BFX and Recycle in Boston!
I have been using classpass for a while now and LOVE it. Question, could you create a post on your training for the half? I am training for my first half in November and am wondering how to get runs in but still have time to workout at the various studios I love.
I’m in Boston and would love to try BFX and Barry’s!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
The hills of San Francisco can prove to be challenging, but of course, it’s so worth it! I love my City! 🙂 Go, Sarah!
Danielle Kempe says
I’d love to win a month of classpass!
Beantown Bootcamp, Flywheel, and Peter Welch’s Gym (boxing) would be on my list for must attend classes.
Flywheel and CorePower Yoga!
Congrats Sarah! You won!! 🙂 Emailing you now.
Great race! I’d love to try Interval or Urban Athletic Club in DC.
I would like to try the new bootcamp at Turnstyle Fitness in INK.
I would love to use Classpass in Chicago to try The Barre Code and Shred 415!
I’m still new to NYC and haven’t found a gym yet. I would love classpass to explore the different classes and studios in my neighborhood!
I live in Boston and have never tried Barry’s Bootcamp. I would love to try it out!
I would love to try the new Flywheel in DC!
I currently live in Baltimore, and have a number of studios that I just love. In a few weeks though, I’m moving to Portland OR, and would love a month of ClassPass to try out a bunch of new studios and get a feel for the fitness community out there!
I would love to try cross fit and Pure Barre in Denver!
Abi Fisk says
Flybarre, Back Bay Zumba, The Bar Method, Healthworks, fllywheel, cyclebar, pure barre brookline, the list goes on… AH! I’d be using it every day hahaha
Darny Sy says
Purple Yoga in LB.
Christine Y. says
I would love to use ClassPass for Flywheel, SLT, Orange Theory and new yoga studios!! What a great giveaway idea! 🙂
Katie M says
I’d love to try SolidCore classes in Minneapolis.
franca condo says
Fitness Studios must not sign up with Classpass. It puts yours and everyone else’s fitness studio in danger. You cannot simply supplement your income with a little Classpass. That is the fantasy Classpass sells. Membership is critical to a Fitness Studio’s success or failure. Classpass takes this away. It is the money earned “no matter what” — the “recurring membership” that is critical to a fitness studio. Classpass takes this for itself when they take your members. A studio will need 10 regular new classpass members for every membership they lose. This is not happening and fitness studios are beginning to die. Users like Classpass just as they loved restaurant deals on Groupon. Restaurants dropped Groupon because it didnt work. Fitness studios are entering into a deal with the devil that they will not escape from because unlike a single Groupon deal… Classpass is recurring. When they take away your membership it will never come back. Classpass is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. They present themselves as a studio’s friend but really they are taking memberships away from studios. Until and unless Classpass institutes a rule to stop members leaving fitness studios for to become members of classpass they are killing fitness studios. Classpass attempts to fake fitness studios out by their rule of only allow a member to go to a specific studio 3 times in a month but that only furthers the Classpass goal by getting members to go to many fitness studios belonging to nobody but Classpass. Already according to the CEO Payal 1 out of 4 Classpass members dropped their memberships with fitness studios to join classpass. By attempting to supplement a fitness studios income using Classpass a studio introduces classpass to all its members and teaches them to use Classpass.
I don’t believe in censoring thoughtful comments but I also think if you are going to leave a comment that negatively portrays a company or person or shares a strong opinion you should not hide behind a computer. I saw you left two comments under two different names and different emails but the same IP address. I would allow both if they were under the same name but to put them as different users feels kinda shady. If you would like to rewrite your comment using your real name and email, I welcome it!
Franca Condo says
I reposted the 2 comments from another website. I did not write either.
The smartest move Soulcycle made was staying a Premium Service and saying no to classpass.
I have run studios for years. Classpass does not work for studios. Your membership will leave you for classpass once members learn they are paying double what the others in your classes are paying. Your user base will be very angry at you. Incremental revenue is the fantasy that classpass is selling. It does not work out that way. Members abandon studios for classpass. Your loyal user base will not be happy to learn that they are paying $25 and you just sold classes to classpass at $10. You will become a $10 an hour studio and will compete with every other $10 studio around you on a per class basis for users. You will be owned by classpass.
article against Classpass in the New York Times:
She would rather pay full price at SoulCycle than see the studio become even more crowded. “I’m like, ‘Please don’t join ClassPass,’ ” she said.
I work right by FlyWheel and would love to try it!
I’ve been dying to try Pure Barre, Zengo Cycle, and CorePower Yoga in Washington D.C.!
Good luck Sarah! I hope you don’t mind I have sent your site to my sister who is a PR professional, she may contact you.
I would love to try the CombatSwim classes in Houston because swimming is a weakness I would really love to improve.
I’d love to try Tabata training 🙂
I’d love to check out Dailey Method in Phoenix!
Monique @ burpees to bubbly says
I want to try out Turnstyle and Btone!
I’m in Atlanta and I’d love to try any of the rowing classes at FitWit, spin classes at Torq cycle, or dance classes at Dance 101! Also, I’ll be in NYC and Dallas in October and I’d love to check out any classes in those cities too! What a cool idea!!
I’ve been wanting to try Tone house and Soul Cycle in NYC! The race idea sounds cool, I often try to find websites that list all of the upcoming races for a certain city to try to pick and choose.
Holly S says
I want to try Core Power Yoga in DC!
I’ve tried Flywheel, but I’d love to try Flybarre!
I just moved to New York City after graduating in May and it seems everywhere I turn there is another style of yoga, cycle, pilates and bootcamp to try! Despite my limited funds, I would be thrilled to keep up with my love for fitness in a way that would let me expand my knowledge and learn more about what’s out there! 🙂 xx
paige c says
my favorite yoga studio Ruah is included on class pass! I would love to try Pure Barre too
Alchemy in Minneapolis! But because I travel so much, I would love to try it out in different cities!
I would love to try Barry’s Bootcamp in San Francisco.
I’d love to try Healthworks and Flywheel!
Yoga in Philly
Elevate in DC or CorePower yoga/Barre studios.
I would love to try out Warrior Fitness Boot Camp and Soul Cycle in NYC. Thanks for the chance!
I’d try flywheel in chicago
I want to try pop physique and core40!
I live in Denver and there are so many good places to try! I’d start with Corepower or Pure barre.
I’m in Boston and would love to check out BFX or Burn!
I can’t wait to try core chicago pilates
Anna S says
I’d love to try Barry’s Boot amp in Boston