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Popular New York-based fitness startup, ClassPass, has debuted its fitness membership service in Singapore, marking its first global expansion into Asia this past August and has plans to come to Hong Kong this October! To celebrate its Asia arrival, ClassPass Singapore is offering a one week free trial at over 110 locations across the Lion City.
Founded by MIT graduate Payal Kadakia when she could not easily and conveniently find an open ballet class in New York online, she had the idea to create a search engine and reservation system for fitness classes. ClassPass launched in 2013 as an as of its latest financing round in June 2017, the company was valued at USD470 million.
ClassPass believes that Asian cities are full of busy professionals looking for convenient fitness solutions, especially ones that keep offerings varied and fresh, without hefty memberships or loyalty to only one workout type. “The fitness industry in Singapore is undergoing a revolution – commitment-reliant fitness businesses are fast becoming irrelevant as people increasingly value freedom and adventure. With our official launch here, Singaporeans will finally be able to access curated and premier fitness experiences right at their fingertips,” said ClassPass CEO, Fritz Lanman. “Being our first market in Asia and launchpad into the region, we’re deeply committed to elevating fitness in Singapore.”
The ClassPass app connects users to an array of workouts including yoga, strength training, barre, martial arts, pilates, boxing, indoor cycling classes and access to health clubs and gyms using a credit bundle pricing approach. For example 50 credits for SG$ 50, which allows members to book between 5 to 8 classes- the average class being around 7 credits. ClassPass members have an all-access membership to a global network of 10,000 partnering fitness studios. Popular Singapore boutique gyms like WeBarre, Haus Athletics, Sweatbox Yoga, Athlete Lab are just a few to name as ClassPass partner studios.
Members will also be able to use their credits on the platform’s newest feature, Getaways, for wellness experiences ranging from workouts to self-care services at luxury destinations and well known spas: “We’re thrilled to give members the opportunity to take a mini-escape from their day-to-day to try new things and explore unfamiliar places. It’s our hope that attendees will leave feeling energized and empowered to continue living life to their absolute fullest,” enthuses Kadakia.
Hong Kongers: make sure to register here so you are notified as SOON as Hong Kong launches!
The ClassPass mobile is app is live and available in Singapore on iOS and Android. To find out more about their launch promotion and pricing, click here.
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