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Wednesday
Jan072015

City Pass Allows You to Use Multiple Gyms

When it comes to club attendance, consumers seem to be looking for flexibility.

In what seems to be an accelerating trend, two companies have devised similar schemes to make classes available - without a membership commitment to any one club.

Allfit NYC gives members access to over 25 of New York City’s top health clubs. Instead of belonging to a single chain, members may choose to swim laps in the rooftop pool at Complete Body, try indoor rock climbing at Chelsea Piers, or attend a Sculpt exercise class at Manhattan Athletic Club.

Plans range from four visits a month for $80, 10 visits a month for $150, or unlimited visits for $240. Members can cancel at any time, or put their memberships on hold at no charge.

ClassPass is another alternative to a gym membership, in which members pay $99/month for unlimited classes in their city - bootcamp, Pilates, yoga, cycling, TRX, etc. - at dozens of boutique gyms. The only restriction is that they can’t go to the same place more than three times in a month.

It’s already available in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. ClassPass membership isn’t restricted by location; members can take classes at any studio in the entire network.

By last fall, more than 350,000 classes had been booked through the platform. In exchange, participating studios and clubs receive referral fees. Both plans offer variety as well as flexibility. In the Boston metro area, for example, members have access to more than 100 locations.