Trying something new!

After about a year and a half on ClassPass, I’ve decided to try something new! 200+ classes and 30+ different studios later, I’m ready for a change. I have loved working out with ClassPass and all of the kickass studios I’ve tried and the awesome people I’ve met, but it’s definitely time to switch it up.

Ever since moving out to the lake, I’ve been lacking consistency. Sure, I work out 3-4 times a week with ClassPass but there are some things that I’ve been missing. I miss routine. I miss getting to know the people I workout with. I feel like I’m lacking a sense of community and accountability. Since moving to a new area, I’ve had a hard time meeting people. That’s not to say I haven’t met people or made friends using ClassPass, but generally, it’s tough to consistently schedule classes with my other CP buddies.

I’d really like to find a workout studio or gym that is close to home. I crave routine and a consistent schedule. My hopes are to meet new people and establish a sense of community through fitness. It would be great if I made new friends in my new area of town too. That will definitely help with accountability!

I actually drafted this post about 2 months ago but couldn’t bring myself to finally cancel my ClassPass membership. And then something magical happened. Burn Bootcamp-Lakeway opened their doors on October 17th, 2 min from my house. I signed up for a free 30 day trial and am currently on week 3. I AM LOVING THE WORKOUT. Everything I wrote two months ago… everything I’ve been looking for in a gym, a workout, a community… Burn has it.

I hope to get a regular membership at BBC when it becomes available. The gym just opened up, so they are still offering specials right now. The membership prices aren’t available yet, but I’m anxious to see what my options are. I hope the memberships are reasonable because I already know and love the workout!

SXSW and ClassPass in Austin

classpass
+
SXSW_2015_Family_CMYK-02

With SXSW right around the corner, I thought it would be fun and helpful to put a post together for the workout enthusiasts traveling to Austin for the festival. Whether you’ll be here for interactive, film or music, I’m sure you’ll be able to squeeze in a workout or two during your stay.

Here is a list of studios right in the middle of downtown, within walking distance or a short Uber ride. You don’t want to miss out on these!

Where: 1717 W 6th St
Building 2, Ste 110
Austin, TX 78703

What: A mix of strength, cycle, core, boot camp, total body workouts. Showers and mat provided.

Where: 1611 W 5th St
Ste 140
Austin, TX 78703

What: Cycling and Pilates. If you have cycle shoes, bring them. If not, rent them for $3. Showers, lockers, towels, and parking available.

Where:  1611 W 5th St
Ste 125
Austin, TX 78703

What: Barre. Wear barre socks that cover foot completely. Showers, Lockers, Mats, Towels, Parking available.

Where: 507 Pressler St
Ste 100
Austin, TX 78703

What: Heated yoga at 105 degrees! Showers, parking available. Bring a mat and towel.

Where: 403 Orchard St
Austin, TX 78703

What: Yoga, Strength training. Bring a mat

Where: 524 N Lamar Blvd
3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78703

What: Cycling and Strength training.

Where: 115 Sandra Muraida Way
Ste 103
Austin, TX 78703

What: Barre, strength training. Socks optional. Showers available.

Where: 111 Sandra Muraida Way
Ste 100
Austin, TX 78703

What: Big variety! Yoga, Cycling, Pilates, Strength Training, Dance, Barre, Gym Time. Lockers, showers available.

Where: 801 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78703

What: Yoga. Bring a mat and towel. Showers, parking available.

Where: 501 W 3rd St
Austin, TX 78701

What: Pilates, Strength Training, Dance, Barre. Showers, mat, towels, parking available.

Where: 117 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

What: Cycling. Bring cycle shoes if you have them or rent for a fee. Towels, showers, parking available. Book your class ASAP because spots fill up fast!

Where: 314 N Congress Ave
Ste 200
Austin, TX 78701

What: Yoga and dance.

Where: 206 E 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

What: Yoga. Bring a mat and towel. Lockers, showers available.

Where: 500 San Marcos St
Ste 101
Austin, TX 78702

What: Pilates and strength training.

Where: 1601 E 5th St
Ste 104
Austin, TX 78702

What: Aerial movement and pole fitness studio! I haven’t been there yet, but I can’t wait to try it out!

…and if you’re willing and able to travel just a bit outside of downtown, be sure to look up these studios and check them out! They’re all within a 15 min radius of the Downtown area.

  • Crush Fitness
  • Define Body and Mind
  • Resolute Fitness
  • City Surf Fitness
  • MOD fitness
  • Fit Austin
  • Todd Pilates
  • Ro fitness Tarrytown
  • Breath and Body Yoga
  • Dancers Shape

If you’re not signed up with ClassPass, consider signing up here and get $20 off your first month! Hope to see you out there sweating with me! #ClassPassAmbassador

#ClassPassAmbassador

If you’ve read my blog or scrolled through a couple of my weekly workout posts in the past, you’d know that I have an extreme fondness for ClassPass. Well today my love for the organization grows even more! I’m happy to announce that I’ve been asked to be a part of their Ambassador team, which is launching today! Follow along with #ClassPassAmbassador
Ambassador_Blog-Annoucement
It all started in December 2014 when ClassPass launched in Austin… I was given a free month to promote ClassPass and try out new studios and fell in love with the concept of ClassPass. Hundreds of boutique studios, offered all hours of the day, for a steal of a price… I was sold! I knew that once we moved, my old gym wouldn’t be an option anymore, and I would need something more flexible with my commute and schedule. ClassPass was the answer. I take classes literally all over Austin. Anywhere from Lakeway, Bee Caves, South Lamar, North Burnet, North Austin, etc.

*I wrote a review post when they launched in Austin back in December 2014, you can check it out here.

What to expect from ClassPass

  1. One monthly fee of $79(varies by city)
  2. Over 100 different participating boutique studios to pick from.
  3. Variety… indoor cycle, barre, pilates, boot camp, TRX, dance, martial arts, yoga, boxing, rowing, etc.
  4. Convenience of scheduling all hours of the day. Flexibility.
  5. Flex Pass: if you travel a lot, this perk is ideal. Just switch locations and take classes all over the states, including other countries too! Here is a list of all the cities that are participating. 
  6. Most importantly, getting OUT of your comfort zone.

life begins...
If you’re interested in trying ClassPass, click here. ClassPass is currently offering my friends $20 off their first month! Jump on that deal while you can!!! I promise, you won’t regret it!