Three ClassPass Alternatives Available in Boston

These fitness programs will add variety to your workout routine.

ClassPass, once beloved by fitness junkies everywhere, has had a tough go of it lately. A series of price hikes caused many members to jump ship, and discontinuing unlimited memberships last fall was the last straw for plenty of (outraged) others.

If you were among the irate masses, you may still have a void in your workout life. A gym membership just isn’t the same, and taking classes at boutique studios adds up very fast. What’s a fitness junkie to do?

For starters, look into these three ClassPass alternatives available in Boston.

B/Spoke bikes/Photo provided

FitReserve

The gist: Like ClassPass, FitReserve allows variety-loving gym rats to take classes at boutique studios all over town.
Studio partners: B/Spoke, Xtend Barre, EverybodyFights, MyStryde, and (lots of) others.
The perks: There are no blackout periods, so any class on a participating gym’s schedule is fair game. FitReserve members also get discounts at wellness businesses including Instacart, Thrive Market, and SweatStyle.
The drawbacks: Also like ClassPass, there’s no unlimited option—monthly classes top out at 20.
The cost: From $55 for three classes per month to $185 for 20 classes per month.

For more information, visit fitreserve.com.

Barre & Soul

A class at Barre & Soul/Photo by Lucie Wicker

Zenrez

The gist: Zenrez helps studios fill last-minute spots in classes, while offering students discounted prices.
Studio partners: Barre & Soul, MyStryde, Burn Fitness Studios, Recycle Studio, and more.
The perks: There’s no membership required, and you pay less for the classes you love.
The drawbacks: You can’t plan ahead (available classes are released at 9 p.m. the night before), and only 12 local studios are on board so far.
The cost: Class prices vary, depending on the studio, how many spots are open, and the time of day.

For more information, visit zenrez.com.

Racepass

The gist: As the name suggests, Racepass is like the ClassPass of road races.
Race partners: The BAA 10K and half marathon, the Harpoon five-miler.
The perks: Finding and registering for races all over the country is simple and streamlined.
The drawbacks: The service is brand new, so there aren’t a ton of options in each city just yet. And depending on your racing habits, it may not offer huge savings.
The cost: From $195 for three races a year to $695 for unlimited races per year.

For more information, visit racepass.com.

This story was corrected to reflect FitReserve’s monthly class limit.


Jamie Ducharme Jamie Ducharme, Contributor jducharme@bostonmagazine.com