A City-by-City Guide to ClassPass
Whether you are looking to mix up your fitness routine or are committed to getting in shape in the New Year, ClassPass is a strong option that allows you to access the best fitness studios in your city. The subscription service gives you credits every month which you can redeem at different gyms, scheduling new things in advance or just switching it up at the last minute and trying a new workout.
ClassPass is different from a gym membership in that it allows you to reach your fitness goals with a host of different offerings, making sure your workout never gets stale.
What started just in major cities has now gone coast to coast and beyond American shores, with international offerings as well as classes throughout the United States. Your ClassPass membership gives you access to all of them. In this article we’ll look at different regions that ClassPass has expanded into, with recommendations and offerings for many of the cities that have gyms and studios partnered with the app.
A Brief Guide to ClassPass
ClassPass is a subscription service that lets you book classes from the best local gyms and workout centers through their website, ClassPass.com, or their mobile app. There are a variety of classes available, like pilates, strength training, studio fitness, martial arts, and much more.
Founded in 2013 by Payal Kadakia, the company was originally called Classtivity before it became ClassPass, Inc. in January 2014. The current CEO is Fritz Lanman, and the company boasts over 45 million annual reservations booked.
The “fitness-pass” business model basically acts as a middleman between users and gyms, allowing users to find open spots in classes and try different workouts, and allows gyms to maximize their reach and connect with new consumers. The company has grown rapidly – it acquired Guavapass in January 2019 – and has been called the Uber of fitness classes.
To use the app you simply purchase a class package, or get recurring monthly class credit packs. You then book fitness classes for a certain amount of credits. For example, you might purchase a 45-credit pack for the month, and you could book a yoga class for 7 credits, a spin class for 4 credits, and a kickboxing class for 5 credits. You keep going until you’re out of credits for the month.
The app also allows you to see friends’ schedules, discover new gyms, and get class recommendations based on previous workouts.
They also now offer ClassPass Live, which lets you stream workouts via your phone and computer and get some of the best workouts in the country right in your living room or home gym.
Before we show you just how far ClassPass can take you in each city, let’s answer some basic questions you might have.
How can I pay for ClassPass?
ClassPass accepts all major forms of payment (minus cash) and you can add a new credit card via your account settings at any time.
Do credits roll over if I don’t use them?
If you don’t use all of your credits in a given month, ClassPass will roll over up to 10 credits to the next month. If you have more than 10, you’ll lose them.
How do I reach customer support?
What is their class cancellation policy?
If you cancel a class more than 12 hours ahead of time, you’re all set and there’s no penalty. They have a late cancellation fee that you will be charged if you cancel class within 12 hours of class time. They also have a missed class fee, where if you miss class without canceling, you will be charged a fee within seven days of class. These fees vary by region.
Can you purchase unlimited classes?
ClassPass unfortunately does not offer an unlimited class package. You can maximize the number of classes you take with lower credit classes, or by upping your package size.
A Regional Guide to ClassPass
Now we’ll look at a regional, city-by-city guide to ClassPass, recommending a community’s quality offerings, including its best coaches, best group classes, and more.
Note: Availability on some studios is subject to change.
Baltimore – Baltimore has a host of different offerings across the city available on ClassPass, whether you want to take a yoga class in Pikesville, a boot camp in Fells Point, or cycling classes in Mt. Vernon. One gym that locals swear by is Rev Cycle.
Boston – ClassPass has offerings in and outside of the city into the Greater Boston area, from the Back Bay to the South End to Brookline. Some favorite boutique studios (many of which have been written about in Boston Magazine) offer exercise classes for people of all fitness levels, like Recycle Studio, EverybodyFights, and the boutique gym BTone Fitness.
New York City – NYC is where ClassPass was founded, and it goes beyond Manhattan with plenty of amazing offerings in Brooklyn, including Park Slope, Williamsburg, and more. Take a bootcamp class in boutique fitness studios in the Flatiron, or try Tone House or The FHitting Room, both local favorites.
Philadelphia – Philly is full of fitness fanatics who swear by ClassPass and visit gyms in Northern Liberties, Fishtown, South Philly, Graduate Hospital, Queen Village, and Logan Square, among others. Some local favorite studios include Unite Fitness and Rowzone, both in Rittenhouse Square, Fit Academy in Fairmount, Barre3 at any of their three locations, RippedPHL in Cherry Hill, and Freehouse Fitness Studio in Graduate Hospital. You can also try great gyms in Center City Philadelphia, like Flywheel (1521 Locust St.) and Unite Fitness’ second location (105 S. 12th St.).
Washington, D.C. – Workout people in our nation’s capital book classes with ClassPass throughout the city, from Dupont Circle to Georgetown to Capitol Hill to Columbia Heights to the West End. Locals like Zengo Cycle on 14th St. NW, challenging group classes at any of the local Crossfit gyms, cycling at Flywheel Sports on Florida Ave. NW, or great core workouts at Solidcore.
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Chicago – Chicagoans can use ClassPass to drop in on new classes in neighborhoods like River North, Lakeview, Old Town, and more out of the city and into greater Illinois. Some gyms locals should check out include interval training at Shred415 (try their Lincoln Park or Wicker Park locations), Wattage in the West Loop, or CHI50 in Bucktown.
Columbus – Columbus adults of all ages should try to mix up their fitness routine with ClassPass. To introduce cardio elements into your workout, try cardio bursts at The Butcher Shop Fitness Classes, or Cycle 614 in the Tri-Village.
Denver – Colorado residents can try out a new studio or finally give cross-training a try both in the Greater Denver area and out into Boulder. Residents love Pearl Street Fitness, TransFORM Colorado, Compass Fitness in Platt Park, Fierce45 at either of their two locations, and the Rebel Workout on Broadway.
Kansas City – Missouri residents find joy in fitness for all ability levels, from group runs to classical pilates, all of them promoting a healthy lifestyle. Locals recommend using ClassPass to try Mojo Cycling, Core Energy in Overland Park, a HIIT workout at Freight House Fitness, and JQ’s BFit2 (also in Overland Park).
Minneapolis – ClassPass has a big following in the Twin Cities, with fitness enthusiasts in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota loving the app. Favorites for locals include Solidcore in St. Louis Park and Wayzata, Fusion Yoga in Eagan, The Barre in Wayzata, TIGER FIT in Minnetonka, and Surge Cycling in St. Louis Park.
St. Louis – ClassPass Saint Louis features favorite studios that allow you to get in a ton of different workouts in. Residents recommend trying Fitness Formula in the Central West End, Speed Play STL in Ladue, Shred415 in Brentwood or Creve Coeur, CycleBar in Chesterfield, and Sweat St. Louis in Clayton.
Las Vegas – Those who love fitness in Vegas can find studios that specialize in providing an excellent cardio workout promoting functional movement and a health-and-fitness lifestyle. If you’re in Las Vegas, NV try Shine Alternative Fitness, TruFusion, Inferno Hot Pilates, Project Fitness, REDEMPTION Fitness, and others in the Summerlin or Blue Diamond neighborhoods.
Los Angeles – Home of the stars of the fitness industry, ClassPass has a number of offerings in LA including barre studios, pilates studios, cycling studios, and more. Get a HIIT full body workout at Sweat Garage on Melrose, or try Cycle House, the LIT Method or The Training Mate (all in West Hollywood). Locals also swear by Circuit Works in Santa Monica and Speedplay in Downtown LA.
Orange County – Orange County has a ton of fitness options for beginners and experts alike. Locals love taking calorie-burning boutique kickboxing workouts at BOXHAUS in Newport Beach, or mixing it up with a core workout at HARDT FIT in Costa Mesa or a pilates regimen at Fit Pilates Studio, also in Costa Mesa.
Phoenix – Before you book personal trainers in Phoenix, review the offerings on ClassPass Phoenix which includes beloved gyms like BURN Total Body Conditioning in Central Phoenix, MegaFIT in Chandler, and Levels Fitness and Nutrition in South Scottsdale.
Portland – ClassPass has fantastic offerings from Beaverton to Downtown Portland and back, with specialties in small group fitness classes. Try Skogg Gym in Northwest Portland, Fulcrum Fitness in Hawthorne, and Barre3 in the Pearl District.
San Diego – If you want to try a single class in San Diego, make it a high-energy one from one of the many gyms offered in the city, including studios in La Jolla, Hillcrest, and Carlsbad. Locals love SPARKCYCLE in Point Loma, Belle + Barre in Pacific Beach, and Renegade Fitcamp in Hillcrest.
San Francisco – Bay Area residents can sample the best gyms in their region. Locals recommend trying EPIC Interval training in SoMa, TRX Training Center in Nob Hill, and APEXWellness in the Financial District.
Seattle – Seattle ClassPass offers gyms in Lynnwood, Queen Anne, South Lake Union, Carillon Point, Central District, and many more neighborhoods. Locals recommend trying classes from Sol Yoga, Sweat Equity, and Inspire.
Atlanta – Save on drop-in rates for studios by booking with ClassPass, and get the chance to sample studios in Midtown, Virginia Highland, and more. Atlanta residents swear by workouts from Armour Body in Bucktown, Solidcore in Decatur, and PlateSculpt in Westside.
Austin – ClassPass has partnerships with a lot of the best studios in Austin, including Melody DanceFit in Southeast Austin, Crush Fitness in Bouldin Creek, and Sukha Yoga in South Lamar.
Charlotte – Charlotte ClassPass users can find a class schedule of great offerings, including a variety of classes from Myers Park to Uptown Charlotte and back. Users of the app love Yoga One, AerialCLT, Hilliard Studio Method (otherwise known as HSM), and Cyclebar.
Dallas – Dallas and Fort Worth fitness freaks use ClassPass to book classes from Uptown to Lower Greenville to Preston Hollow to Frisco. The app has a strong list of studios in the city, from strength training studios to those that specialize in low-impact work. If you’re in the city, try Evolve in Downtown Dallas, Beyond500 in Henderson, and ZYN22 in Southlake.
Miami – Miami residents have so many options for workouts. If you aren’t sure what you want, you can try local favorites like Society Fitness in downtown Miami, The Fit Shop in North Miami Beach, Barry’s Bootcamp in Wynwood, or Legacy Fit Coral Gables on Merrick Way.
Nashville – ClassPass users in Nashville have plenty of options to mix up their fitness routine. Locals recommend Getfit615 in Edge Hill, Shakti Power Yoga in Music Row, Title Boxing Club in Midtown, The Shed in the Gulch, and RESULTS Fitness in Edge Hill.
New Orleans – NOLA workout classes are available in great new studios all over the city, from Crossfit classes in the Garden District to yoga in Elmwood, boxing in Mid-City to HIIT in Metairie. If you’re new to town, try ROMNEY STUDIOS Uptown, The Church of Yoga by Laughing Lotus in the Seventh Ward, and Nola Spaces in the Garden District.
Orlando – Athletes of all levels can try tons of workout options in Orlando. They have offerings in Downtown Orlando, Baldwin Park area, or Altamonte Springs, and out into central Florida. Residents say you should try The Bar Method in Winter Park and Dance Trance Orlando in College Park.
Tampa – ClassPass Tampa has an array of group classes of every level. Locals love Bayshore Fit in Palma Ceia, Bella Prana Yoga & Meditation in South Tampa, and CAMP Tampa, also in Palma Ceia.
ClassPass also offers international classes in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, London, and Toronto, and it’s growing quickly.
Keeping Fit No Matter Where You Are
A ClassPass membership lets you try the best studios no matter where you are. Look at class reviews, sign up with your friends, and experience new fitness classes regularly. And their free trial lets you experience a sampling of their classes in the first month, with the first class on them. Learn more here.