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Showing posts with label Health & Beauty. Show all posts
ClassPass is officially here in Toronto! It is a fitness subscription service that gets you "unlimited monthly classes at the best fitness studios and gyms in Toronto. With just one monthly subscription you can work out at Studio Lagree, Track Fitness, Barreworks, Quad Spinning, Hard Candy Fitness, IAM Yoga, Body Harmonics, Barre3, Yoga Tree, Spynga, Core Studio, and over 80 others all over the city!" for a low price of $99 per month. - (source: ClassPass)

You can sign up now here.

However, to celebrate their launch in Toronto, they're offering ClassPass subscriptions at the special launch price of $89 CAD per month! This special offer (reduced from the standard price of $99 CAD) is limited-time only for first users in Toronto. SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE EXPIRED!

 For an affordable price of $99 per month, you will have access to over 80 studios and gyms in the ClassPass network all throughout Toronto. The great thing about ClassPass is that you're not limited to just one studio, you can attend as many as you like on a monthly basis, and change your workout routines around. For example, you can take a spin class on Monday, bootcamp on Wednesday, yoga on Friday, and then a barre class on Sunday. The only limit to the subscription is that you can only visit the same studio up to three times per month, but that shouldn't be a set back at all. There are several other nearby studios offering classes that you can attend and try out.

There are no year (long) commitments when it comes to ClassPass, as you can cancel anytime. Be sure to notify them before the month is up though, as there is auto renewal each month. The membership is renewed monthly, but you do have the option to put it on hold (for $19 per month) in case you want to pause the membership (illness, vacation, school, etc ...).

If you register for a class, but can't make it for whatever reasons, then all "cancellations must be made at least 12 hours before a class starts" (source: ClassPass). Late cancellation will result in a $15 cancellation fee, and a loss of a class credit for that specific studio.

Additionally, I found their website to be very easy to use, and I liked the user-friendly interface. You can use both the web version or iPhone app to search, view, book and cancel classes. Download the app here (the Canadian version is coming soon).

I currently have two classes lined up, and this information would be available under the "upcoming" tab at the top.

The Launch Party:

 I was invited to attend their launch party last night at Hard Candy Fitness. I was met by a few of the friendly ladies from ClassPass, and a handful of fitness/health bloggers in Toronto. All were ready to work out a sweat with the one hour complimentary spin class. It was my very first spin class, so I really didn't know what to expect. The class was very energetic (with top 40 songs playing), and I felt really invigorated afterwards. Many thanks to Jessica from ClassPass for giving me the opportunity to check out some of the classes within the ClassPass network this month. I am not a fitness enthusiast, but I still do want to maintain a somewhat healthier lifestyle considering my eating habits as a food blogger. I have been delaying working out since I have been busy and the extremely poor weather didn't help. However, I hope to start it up, and share my personal experience of the program with you all. I will also be updating on Instagram, so you can follow my workout journey at

Click to sign up to ClassPass :)

Did you know that Madonna has a partnership in a gym? She partnered up with her manager Guy Oseary and the founder and CEO of 24 Hour Fitness, Mark Mastrov. Hard Candy Fitness has locations worldwide, and there's one in Toronto (located walking distance from the Eaton's Center). Hard Candy Fitness is one of the participating studios in the ClassPass network.

 After the complimentary one hour spin class at Hard Candy Fitness, we were treated to sample cold pressed juices from ELXR Juice Lab. They are a company that provides "healthy alternatives to conventional food products with cold pressed juices, protein-dense seed mylks, and booster shots." -
(source: ELXR)

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Thank you so much ClassPass for a great night!

Disclaimer: The service provided in this post was complimentary courtesy of ClassPass. However, all of the opinions expressed in this blog post are of my own.

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