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The Definitive Guide to ClassPass Live for 2019

The Definitive Guide to ClassPass Live for 2020

Last updated: January 8, 2020
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ClassPass is well known and well liked for the diversity of fitness classes they bring to the average person’s workout routine without the typical cost of joining multiple fitness studios. There is nothing quite like the real-time energy of a group fitness class, but what happens when you can’t make it to the studio this week, month, or even year? You should consider signing up for ClassPass Live.

If you’re intrigued, keep reading. This article will walk you through everything you need to know about ClassPass Live, including what it is, the schedule, type of classes, and who is teaching. We’ll cover the costs of ClassPass Live and how to get a free trial. You’ll learn where ClassPass Live is available (there are some restrictions!), how to use ClassPass Live and how it compares to traditional workout videos.

Let’s get started.

What Is ClassPass Live?

ClassPass Live is the newest offering from ClassPass. Instead of having to go to a studio in order to engage in a live workout class, you can do the entire class from your living room, hotel room, or wherever you are. ClassPass Live has both live interactive workout classes and on-demand workouts.

ClassPass Live offers the convenience of an at-home workout with the interactivity and instruction of a studio class. During the class, you’ll be able to monitor your real-time metrics on your screen to ensure you’re hitting your target heart rate during each exercise.

What’s on the ClassPass Live Schedule?

Screen Shot 2019 01 29 at 12.21.48 PMClassPass Live has live classes at the following times:

Monday through Thursday — 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. EST

Friday — 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. EST

You can watch replays of live classes at the following times:

Monday through Thursday — 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. EST

Friday — 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. EST

If you’d like to use ClassPass Live at another time, you can join an on-demand workout, which will still display your heart rate metrics.

Types of Classes Available on ClassPass Live

Screen Shot 2019 01 29 at 11.03.00 AMThere are several types of workout classes available on ClassPass Live. They are: Live, Cardio, Strength, Mind and Body, and Express.

Live

Live classes run on the ClassPass Live schedule and rotate between boxing, kickboxing, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), strength, and barre classes. All Live classes are heart-rate-monitoring enabled and have a live leaderboard.

Cardio

Cardio on-demand classes options rotate between boxing, kickboxing, HIIT, dance, and more. Cardio classes are designed to challenge your heart rate and improve your endurance without requiring equipment. These classes are heart-rate-monitoring enabled.

Strength

Strength on-demand class options include lower body, upper body, full body, and abs. Each class is a full-body workout while focusing on a specific body part. These classes are intended to build your endurance and muscular strength. Strength classes vary from light to moderate intensity and require the use of weights and other equipment. These classes are heart-rate-monitoring enabled.

Mind and Body

Mind and Body on-demand class options include yoga and barre. These classes are intended to increase your mobility and strength through low impact movements. Mind and Body classes vary from light to moderate intensity. Barre classes may require the use of weights and other equipment. Yoga classes only require a yoga mat. Barre classes are heart-rate-monitoring enabled and yoga classes are not.

Express

Express on-demand classes include a range of class options from all of the above categories. Each Express class is 20 minutes or less. Depending on the type of Express class, light or heavy weights or other equipment may be required. Express classes are not heart-rate-monitoring enabled.

Who Teaches ClassPass Live Classes?

ClassPass Live classes are taught by top trainers in New York City. Currently, these trainers are Bakari Williams, Dara Theodore, Alex Redelico, Ben Wegman, Jenna Langhans, Jessica Sims, Dean DeLuna, and Amanda Robinson.

You can learn more about these trainers by clicking here.

What Does ClassPass Live Cost?

Screen Shot 2019 01 29 at 12.50.24 PMA ClassPass Live membership costs $19 per month or $10 per month if you’re adding ClassPass Live onto your active ClassPass user account.

ClassPass Live Trial

If you’re intrigued by ClassPass Live but aren’t ready to pony up $10 or $19 per month to try it out, don’t worry. As with the normal ClassPass memberships, ClassPass Live comes with a free trial offer which auto-enrolls you in a ClassPass monthly subscription if you don’t cancel it before the trial period ends.

The offer is for one month free, but that may change to a free two-week trial at any point.

How to Sign Up for ClassPass Live

To sign up for ClassPass Live, just click this link and select the “Try ClassPass Live” blue button in the middle of your screen.

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ClassPass will ask you to create an account using either Facebook or your email address. If you have an account already, scroll to the bottom of the form where it says “Already have an account? Log in.”

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The default setting is to allow other ClassPass Live users to see your name, username, city, and photo. You can uncheck the box or adjust these preferences at any time in your profile settings.

At this point you’ll be asked to enter your credit card information and a $79 hold will be placed on your card.

If you opted for a ClassPass Live starter kit, it will be shipped to you with a heart rate monitor ($49) or a heart rate monitor and Google Chromecast ($79). Your ClassPass Live starter kit should arrive within 5–10 business days but you can watch any live or on-demand class during that period in “Watch video only” mode.

How to Use ClassPass Live

To join a live studio workout or stream a previous studio workout, log into your account on the ClassPass app or in a browser on your computer. Choosing to connect your laptop or phone to your TV with Google Play will give you a bigger screen to see the movements and leaderboard but you can join the class on your mobile phone or computer if you need to.

Before your ClassPass Live class starts, you should:

  • Put on sneakers
  • Make sure you have a space big enough for you to do jumping jacks and burpees
  • Ensure your streaming device has 100 percent battery or is plugged in
  • Double check that your WiFi connection is strong
  • Fill up your water bottle
  • Grab a sweat towel
  • Make sure your heart rate monitor is set up and ready to go

The last thing you want when you’re in the middle of working out is to have to run for a drink or have your device battery run out.

Where Is ClassPass Live Available?

Screen Shot 2019 01 30 at 3.45.52 PMClassPass Live memberships are currently only available in the United States, although you can log in and stream workouts anywhere in the world. If you’d like ClassPass to expand to your city, you can give them a gentle nudge by submitting a ticket and requesting that they expand to your city and country.

ClassPass Live Workouts vs Typical Workout Videos

While it is possible to monitor your heart rate during a normal workout video, few people ever do. Even if you’re the rare person who does, you’ll only be comparing with yourself. One of the reasons people enjoy workout classes is for the social pressure to do the entire workout and push themselves.

ClassPass Live classes include a leaderboard so you can see how you’re doing relative to everyone else in the class, which provides that social pressure. Because the class is being filmed live, it’s not uncommon to get feedback from the ClassPass Live instructor about increasing your heart rate or a live shoutout when you break into the top five of the live leaderboard.

Your At-Home Fitness Routine Solution

If you love the feedback you get from live studio classes but hate the commute, ClassPass Live could be the perfect solution for you. The Live boutique classes have everything from tracking your calorie burn to your heart rate target zone to the social feel of a boutique fitness class, but without the commute or the crowded locker room of going to a gym or fitness studio.

ClassPass Live is both cheaper and more convenient than a regular ClassPass membership and could be a good addition to your fitness routine, or a standalone strategy. Take advantage of the ClassPass Live free trial period and don’t be surprised if you end up sticking around, as many others have.

See you on the live leaderboard!

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