I’ve been visiting and reviewing fitness studios in Dallas for three years now. I love all the variety and the unique workouts Dallas has to offer. So with 2018 rhere, I often get asked, “Where should I work out?” My answer: StudioHop or ClassPass.
These are great options for anyone who isn’t sure what they like, are looking to find a new “home”, or are bored with the gym. I’m breaking down all you need to know about the following multi-studio memberships available to you in Dallas and Fort Worth.
StudioHop is a Dallas-based company offering memberships to a variety of top-notch fitness studios in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and New Orleans. While their selection is a lot smaller, they offer more to their members in terms of community, membership options, frequency, and other perks.
How it Works: Once you sign up for your membership, you have access to all their studios from one platform and are able to sign up for studio or class you’d like. Peruse different studios and time, click reserve, and voila! You’re all set. Just show up to class and check in like you would if you were a member there.
Membership Options: StudioHop offers 3 membership options in DFW. If you want to dip your toes into the fitness world, you can purchase either a 4 Visit Bundle or an 8 Visit Bundle to redeem within a month. They also offer a flexible option (called their StudioHop plan) where you can workout every day and attend any studio on the platform up to 5 times per month. There are no black-out class times to any of the partner studio’s schedule.
Perks: The StudioHop team is also working hard to provide added perks. In the membership, they’ve also enlisted cryo spas, offer discounts for certain businesses and more. All members are also added to their Facebook community group where members can ask questions, share victories, stay on top of the latest news, and get in touch with the SH team immediately. Also, you can use your membership in any of the cities in Texas that currently offer StudioHop.
Studios:There are currently over 80+ studios on StudioHop in Dallas Fort Worth and always adding more. Choose from yoga, Pilates, barre, kickboxing, HIIT, bootcamp, aerial yoga, spin, and more. StudioHop is very selective with the studios they accept and offer to their members. Their standard is to only offer only the best studio options.
The Fine Print: It’s a month-to-month membership, so no annual contracts or fees. You won’t be allowed to book more than one class a day. The Visit Bundles allow you to take more than one class a day. With the 4 Visit Bundle, you’re able to visit each any studio twice, the 8 Visit Bundle allows you 3 visits per studio. There is a fee to put your account on hold. Also, late cancels will incur a $12 charge and $15 for no shows.
Who I’d recommend this to: I’m a little bias obviously since I am a StudioHop member. You can catch my review here. But I’d recommend StudioHop for people who live in Dallas proper. While StudioHop is still expanding, this membership makes the most sense for people who either live or work in Dallas. The majority of their studios are in central Dallas and they are currently building out their studio partners in Fort Worth. Anyone who lives outside of central Dallas or in the further suburbs don’t have as many options to choose from and wouldn’t be able to take advantage of all the studio offerings unless they are willing to drive.
How to sign up: Go to the website where you can select the membership option that fits your lifestyle best and get to hopping! Use my affiliate link here and PROMO code dff20 for $20 off your first month of the any StudioHop plan except the trials.
ClassPass started in New York and expanded nationally and to Dallas a few years ago. They are definitely a huge corporate company and are currently in almost every major city in the U.S. I had the pleasure of testing their platform and visiting studios all over DFW when it first launched in 2014. They offer access to a variety of different studios and gyms in DFW.
How It Works: Once you’ve selected your membership option, you’ll book classes through their website or app.
Membership Options: ClassPass currently offers 3 membership options: 3, 5, or 10 class pack to redeem each cycle with limitations on how often you can visit each studio. See below for pricing. It varies for different cities.
Perks: For travelers, your membership also offers the ClassPass Flex feature. Members can schedule their workouts in other ClassPass cities. You can learn more about that here. Select cryo spas are also on ClassPass.
Studios: There are over 300+ studios and gyms on ClassPass in DFW right now and you can see some of them here. You also are able to book gym time in select gyms or access their free library of workout videos too. In addition to the base memberships. you can easily purchase more classes at your favorite studios.
The Fine Print: ClassPass studios are more restrictive with their schedules, so you won’t get full access to their entire schedule at certain studios.
Who’d I’d Recommend this to: Anyone that lives in the suburbs, and are major travelers. Since ClassPass is a larger company, they offer more studios in their program. It’s much easier to find studios. Also for anyone that travels often and wants to squeeze in a class, you can book a class in any city via app or on their site.
How to sign up: Visit their site and sign up here.
The Takeaway: Location, budget, community, and lifestyle will help you determine which option is best for you. This is a great way to sample different studios you’ve been curious about without spending a ton on drop-in rates. $15-$20 a pop does add up! Hopefully this was a helpful breakdown of both services.