ClassPass London Launch

March 10, 2015

You’d have to move heaven and earth to get me to the gym on a Sunday evening - my stance on fitness is famously ‘I’m addicted to endorphins but I’m allergic to exercise, so chocolate it is’ - but the ClassPass London launch did just that. And so I peeled myself off my deliciously squashy sofa (and let the Jasiminne-shaped indent convex itself) and headed down to Barry’s Bootcamp in King’s Cross to celebrate the launch of fitness start up, Class Pass, in London.

If ever I needed motivation to move my butt, Jessica Miller’s story is the one. A fitness blogger at Little Miss Runshine, Jessica realised how passionate she was for fitness and building a community around it, which gave her the courage to quit her corporate engineering desk job to pursue her passion. She now works as Community Engagement Manager at ClassPass, which was why when she reached out to me to ask if I’d like to work up a sweat at Barry’s Bootcamp to celebrate the launch of ClassPass, I said yes! So infectious was Jessica’s zest for fitness and so perfect a fit for my lifestyle is ClassPass (more on that later) that I popped on my fresh new adidas sneakers and headed to the launch. 




Upon arriving at Barry’s Bootcamp for the launch guests were attended to by a bevy of impossibly lean, fit Americans with infectiously cheerful demeanours - their sunniness and pep (not to mention their perfect stems) was enough to make one determinedly sign up for one of Barry’s Bootcamp’s infamous high-intensity workouts. So we did, and if anyone was self-conscious of wobbly bits being on show they’d be relieved to know that the class was conducted in red light - cellulite doesn’t show up in red light, indeed red light therapy is used to treat lines, stretch marks, and cellulite. Before the workout, guests put their name down for a protein shake of their choice from Barry’s Fuel Bar - I had the peanut butter, it was delicious. The Fuel bar also sold products for the healthy and sweaty lifestyle - Skinnymint tea and Malin & Goetz candles, the delicious grapefruit scent of which made the place smell less like a gym and more like a spa. 


Any gym that has a dog (hello Cusco!), fancy candles; and Attitude and Tatler magazine is a winner in my books. 



I'm the sort of poseur who spends her time at the gym taking selfies rather than actually working out, which explains the state of my shape. Witness the unfitness, baby.






After the workout guests were treated to delicious cold pressed juices from Juicebaby and salads from Maple & Fitz. Of all the salads my favourites were 'Julius Caesar' (caesar salad with a healthy twist - yogurt instead of cream salad dressing) and 'Mexican Standoff' (which I brought home and added more cherry tomatoes to, to compliment the raw onion slices). 

ABOUT CLASSPASS

ClassPass gets you unlimited monthly classes at the best fitness studios and gyms in London. With just one monthly subscription you can work out at at over 175 locations all over the city! Take yoga today, cycling tomorrow, and barre, bootcamp, or boxing this weekend. With ClassPass you can workout as often as you want and mix up your routine. A subscription comes with an unlimited number of total monthly classes, and up to 3 classes per month at each participating studio.

While a workout as hardcore as bootcamp may not be the one to start of for a beginner like me, the flexibility of ClassPass means I can start with dance classes (perfect for me, as I lack the discipline  and solitude of regimented workouts and prefer classes instead, where there is a social aspect), stretch it out with yoga, then work my way up to barre and throw in the occasional boxing class to do away with my bingo wings. With tons of participating studios all over London I can easily go from work, events, or home straight to the nearest studio for a workout. 

To celebrate their launch in London, ClassPass are offering subscriptions at the special launch price of £79 per month! This special offer (reduced from their standard price of £89) is limited-time only for our first users in London. If you'd like to lock-in even lower pricing, you may also commit to a 3-month subscription for £69 per month, or a 6-month subscription for £59 per month. 

I've signed up for a subscription for this month - much needed as I have a couple of high-profile events in Kuala Lumpur this month and as we all know, flab and couture does not a happy marriage make. Will the next two weeks leading to my return to Kuala Lumpur's social scene be enough to get myself back into ship shape? I'm going to make the most of my ClassPass - fingers crossed, wish me luck! x

11 comments:

  1. Hello Jasiminne. I have been reading your blog for quite some time now and I must say that the stories I read were interesting and captivating.
    I look forward to reading more of your future postings. :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, it means a lot to me! I hope my blog will continue to entertain and inform you for many years to come xx

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  2. Hello Jasminne. I have been reading your blog for quite sometime now and I must say that your stories were interesting and captivating. I look forward to reading more of your future postings.

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  3. This is a brilliant idea - red light is flattering on everyone. Hence the "red light district" used red light because it made what's on offer even more appealing ;) No more feeling pudgy and out of place when everyone around you is a goddess! (For me anyway. You probably don't have that problem!)

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    1. Ohhhh so that's why the 'naughty houses' use red lights! I thought it was a colour psychology thing, you know, red = lust, sexy, primal etc. Eh, I always feel pudgy and out of place - everyone around me is gorgeous and I'm like the nerdy funny kid...or the clown jester of the court ;) x

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  4. Lol! I do my work outs at home, then no one witnesses my sweaty face ;). ClassPass is a great idea though!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

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    1. I could never work out at home, I'm too unmotivated and too lazy! x

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  5. First of all, your photography is really good, I think you managed to capture the essence of the place and the atmosphere. I hopped over here and reading your comment on another blog. Love your writing style and your wits!

    It's also lovely to see another Malaysian blogger, I have yet to come across many. I'm Malaysian but recently migrated to Canada. I'll be looking forward to your future posts. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity


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    1. Thank you Shireen! Hello fellow Malaysian! x

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  6. I think you look amazing, no red light needed! That classpass thing sounds like it could be fun, good for those of us who like variety!

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    1. Trust me, I need ALL the red light I can get haha. ClassPass is just that - VARIETY and convenience! Think of all the gym and studio-hopping we can do! x

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