The Artists Friend: ClassPass
This is an unsolicited review and I received nothing of material value from the company.
I am a dancer and performer along with a lot of other things, and staying in shape on a budget is a job requirement . I am also INCREDIBLY busy with a schedule that refuses to become routine. One of my kids talked me into a month’s free trial of ClassPass and now I am a subscriber. I could get credits for referring you but I want to be ethical and just tell you about a cool thing.
You sign up with ClassPass https://classpass.com/locations/chicago and download the app: it has a free trial period and you get a number of credits that can be used for yoga, pure barre, dance, Tai Chi– even Silver Sneakers!-- all kinds of fitness options. Once you are paying customer you can also use credits for haircuts, facials and manicures!
What ClassPass does is combine the affordability of joining a health club( a typical plan costs about the same as joining a yoga studio or higher quality health club) with the flexibility to mix and match types of workouts– you can take yoga at a yoga studio that meets your time and type needs and also head to a dance class. You can search for options in other cities when you visit.
The unanticipated benefit for me was discovering all these new places and types of activities: I would not have found the Hive https://www.thehive.dance/, a wonderful dance studio with great teachers, or the beautiful Centered Yoga Studiohttps://centered-studios.com/ tucked away on Glenwood Avenue. I don't think I would have wandered into the very early morning Sivananda Yoga meditation https://www.sivanandachicago.org/ or tried Qigong in Skokie at https://www.bodynbrain.com/locations/illinois/skokie! The variety in Chicago is inspiring and makes if fun to try new physicality. You can roll over some credits month to month so if you have a killer tech schedule and can’t get to class you can double up when its over. Or get a wellness treatment with all your leftover credits. So as we enter that indulgent season of the winter holidays, treat yourself and try ClassPass and maybe I will see you around.
See if it works for you : sign up for a free trial here: https://classpass.com/walkthrough/getclasspass