ClassPass Seattle…the glory and freedom to workout MY way!

Disclaimer: This post is part of the ClassPass launch in Seattle, WA. ClassPass provided me with a one month membership. All thoughts and experiences are my own! 
Are you ready for the newest way to work out?! The newest ‘gym’ membership? Well I’m super excited about the launch of ClassPass in Seattle! I’d heard so many things from my friends in cities like San Fran, New York, etc. So when I found out they were launching here I was STOKED.
ClassPass Launches in Seattle
So WHAT is ClassPass you ask?? Well here’s a little blurb from the website for ya!
WHAT IS CLASSPASS?
  • An alternative to a gym membership.
  • Allows you UNLIMITED classes at participating studios.  We are not restricting you to 10 classes like we had in the past.  Glamour actually helped announce our exciting news! (Article here)
  • You are limited to 3 classes per studio per month.  However, once the next month starts, you can visit that favorite studio again for 3 times!
  • Allows you to build a workout routine full of variety visiting studios of all types (barre, yoga, pilates, indoor cycling, bootcamps, martial arts, strength training and more!).
  • Provides studios with a marketing platform to get their name and classes out there to a group of fitness enthusiasts actively looking for new classes in their area.
  • Helps studios focus on what they love to do–teach–while ClassPass helps them grow their business!
So in other words, I get to go take classes at my fave studios WITHOUT having to buy multiple class packs?! Save myself some CASH and still get the workouts I love in?! I’ll be interested to see what this looks like in reality!
I’m someone who loves a lot of different workouts. I like to mix it up. To me that is what makes it fun! It also keeps my body guessing, which with fitness is a great thing! So I think this is going to be amazing. The studios involved are some of my faves too! CorePower, FlyWheel, TRX, Barre3?! WHAT?!
ClassPass officially launched last week! So if you’re in the Seattle area make sure you check out the list of studios involved!
Feel free to check out the ClassPassFAQ for more details or to ask me any questions if you have them.

 

I’ll report back with my thoughts on how the site works, how the studios interact with you,  and how I planned my workouts for the month!

Do you prefer to switch up your workouts? Or keep them fairly consistent?

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Why I Love Lorna Jane

As a full time dance teacher I basically live in my workout clothes. Between my regular classes, my workouts, my running….I am basically in spandex every second of every day. (gosh I love my job!)

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I mean….my friends and family now look at me weird if I’m wearing jeans, or a regular tshirt. Or if my hair is down. My dancers won’t even recognize me when they see me out of normal dance class attire.

So for me, my workout clothes need to be top notch. They need to fit comfortably, they need to be flattering (As I see myself in a mirror for like 95% of my day…), breathability is huge, and they need to withstand the wear and tear of my workouts and my daily dance routine.

I’ve worn a lot of different workout brands in the past. Lululemon, Nike, Reebok, Under Armour, etc. And don’t get me wrong, I have my obsession with EACH of these brands (e.g. multiple pairs of shoes, tanks, crops, etc.), but Lorna Jane is officially my newest obsession.

Why? Well let’s just start with what the brand has to say about themselves

Lorna Jane is a company by women FOR women!

The Brand (from the Lorna Jane website)

ACTIVE LIVING. IT’S CONTAGIOUS, INFECTIOUS AND IT STARTS RIGHT HERE.

 

We are on a mission to empower every woman to lead her best life
through Active Living.

 

What started as a passion to deliver unique and inspiring designs to fellow gym lovers, Lorna Jane has now given a whole new meaning to staying fit and healthy – it’s a lifestyle that transcends the walls of the gym.

 

Aside from industry leading technology, expert craftsmanship and hi-tech performance fabrics, Lorna Jane represents a global movement of women living their best, most beautiful lives through Active Living.

 

All for the love of health and wellness, the Lorna Jane sisterhood aspires to be their own personal best by embracing the daily practice of Move Nourish Believe, and just like Lorna, Active Living runs through the veins of any girl who chooses to wear her 3 icons with pride.

Ok….so that in itself intrigues me to their brand….and A few months back in San Diego I went to the launch of the store in the North County Fair mall. I bought a couple new running capris and tshirts….I didn’t really know what to expect. I was a new customer at the time….flash to now….I LIVE in those clothes…seriously….

I live in workout clothes anyway, but if I have a choice I choose my LJ gear any day. I’ll even make sure to wash it multiple times in a week to make sure I get to wear it over and over. AND through all that wearing and washing….it still looks like it did the day I bought it!

So yes…I love them!

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ESPECIALLY the mantra shirts!

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I was lucky enough to get to go to the Launch of the Downtown Seattle store for Lorna Jane as part of my ambassadorship program with Fit Approach. And let me tell you they did NOT disappoint!

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The reps were SUPER helpful. They walked me around the store, helped me pick out fun clothing ideas…..AND while I was partaking in the fitness class they even threw in some ideas of things they thought I’d love based on what I’d already chosen to try on! LOVE!

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The other awesome part of the event was the FREE workouts! Lab5 Fitness was there and taught a HIIT Cardio class that I got to take part in! It was amazing….I seriously sweated it out in that room!

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I even talked to the store reps about getting my burlesque and PiYo classes in the store! They’ll be offering classes weekly IN STORE! How freaking awesome is that?!? You can check out the store Facebook page to get the class details!

I walked away with a number of cute mantra shirts from the event. They even got me out of my comfort zone and into some UBER cute blue capri pants. I’m very self conscious of wearing colored leggings, but THESE I loved and they were perfect for the Seahawks 5k I ran for the 2014 NFL Kickoff Run!

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So why do I love Lorna Jane? Let me count the ways….

1) Super comfy clothing that is INSPIRING, COMFORTABLE & DURABLE!

2) Amazing in house reps that BELIEVE in the clothing line and the company! They even do store team events for the employees and charity work!

3) They are a company that promotes women to be healthy and STRONG! They push YOU to push YOURSELF

The list goes on and on….I’m sold!

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AAAND I may officially live in this Lorna Jane visor (a gift for shopping at the Launch event!) for the entirety of rainy season in Seattle…perfect for my long runs and rainy day hiking!

Have YOU tried Lorna Jane?!

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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

These days I’m all about testing (or pushing) my limits. I think it is important to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Whether that is moving to a new city, starting a new job, trying a new workout….

Whatever it is. You HAVE to be ok not feeling like you are 100% in control. Because COME ON….you’re never REALLY 100% in control of anything. There are too many variables in the world.

So this week my limits are being tested in many ways….

FIRST…I applied to be a Fitfluential Ambassador….EEEK :-O

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I love the Fitfluential community….I mean the encouragement, the workout and nutrition info they provide….there are so many things they help you with….but mostly it is the support I’m in love with.

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I’ve wanted to be an ambassador for them for the last year or so, but didn’t think I’d have quite the following I need. I constantly question the relevance of this little blog or my social media efforts. Well not anymore. I put it out there and now it is up for the world to decide! (pretty please pick me! haha)

NEXT….I’m now officially announcing my presence in the Team BeachBody community!

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 That’s right. I signed up to be a Team BeachBody coach.

I got inspired by my girl Kat who is MY coach for BeachBody. She’s pretty amazing. We met way back in 2013 at FitBloggin and have kept in touch ever since. She inspires me daily with her blog, fitness coaching and just overall positive attitude.

So I asked her about Team BeachBody and she pretty much sold me on the idea. Now my   main focus right now is using BeachBody and PiYO, as well as Shakeology to help me get back on track myself. And so far it has been amazing. The support I’ve found from Kat, as well as my own friends, family, and online community has helped my jumpstart my program.

I’m going to build my BeachBody world though….slowly but surely!

Want me as a coach?! Contact me!

AND Just FYI….the PiYo DVD’s ROCK. MY. WORLD.

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Seriously.

They give me so many things I’ve been missing lately. The stretching I’ve neglected lately. The strength exercises to tone and build muscle, as well as the power movements to really get me sweating!

Want to know why PiYO? Take a look at Kat’s blog for a good analysis!

I’m also so in love with this workout it is also my other challenge!

How so?

 

I signed up for instructor training THIS SUNDAY!

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Yeah…I’m kinda stoked.

Like…completely

So that is how I am challenging myself these days. Push that comfort zone right?!?

How are YOU Challenging your comfort zones? Are you comfortable being UNCOMFORTABLE?!

 

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