Disclaimer: I received the opportunity to take part in the fitmob campaign through my ambassadorship with Fit Approach. While I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, all thoughts are my own.
I have a story for you. And I also have an awesome giveaway, in which one lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Lululemon. Sound good? Let’s get started …
A story about finding a workout
So here’s how it all went down. I woke up on a Thursday morning very tired from teaching a double-header of group fitness classes the night before. I knew I wanted to get in some sort of a workout, but I wasn’t sure what, and I wasn’t up for much. Knowing that fitmob, an awesome fitness company serving the Bay Area I’ve highlighted before, had just launched a new all-access passport program, I went online to check it out. I found a listing of tons of classes, starting at 6 a.m. and running throughout the day at different gyms, studios and outdoor locations around San Francisco. I used the filters to narrow down my selection. I wanted it to be close to my home, so I selected the neighborhoods near me. I wanted it to be in the middle of the day, and I was thinking of something mind/body inspired with no cardio involved. Yoga was calling my name. In no time at all, and with a few clicks, I reserved one of the last spots in a noon Vinyasa flow class at Satori Yoga in the Financial District that I had never heard of before. I showed up to class, checked in, enjoyed every minute of the totally packed class and walked out. Just like that. No registration, no payment, no key card, no nonsense. And friends, that’s the way of fitness these days.
As I sat on my mat before class began, I started thinking about how quick and easy it was to make my way to Satori for a much-needed yoga experience. And I realized that it’s companies like fitmob that are changing the game, by opening up access to all varieties of classes and workouts that you may never even knew existed. Sometimes I take it for granted that I live in a place like San Francisco where these types of services are launched, but it sure is great.
And fitmob just keeps growing …
fitmob launches all-access passport program
Last month I told you about fitmob‘s latest program, MobTribes, which is all about small-group training. Now, fitmob’s latest announcement is that starting this month, the company began offering unlimited all-access to even more popular partner studios, classes and workouts in the Bay Area for just $99 a month. Yes, I said unlimited. Do you know how many classes you can take in a month? A whole lot. Do you know how many choices there are on fitmob’s site? A whole lot, in fact more than 1,000. Do you know how helpful it is to go onto the fitmob website or use the fitmob app and narrow down a selection of great workouts to end up with something that sounds just right for you at a particular time? Pretty great.
And now, let me continue with my story …
Details on Vinyasa yoga at Satori Yoga studio
So this cute little studio I attended that day is housed on the bottom floor of a big tall building in the Financial District, which just so happens to be where my dentist is located too. Of course, I didn’t make that connection until I showed up and had no idea there would be yoga in a building like that. The studio was small, no frills, two yoga rooms, a massage room, some changing areas and cubbies and that was it. While there was a class taking place when I arrived and an empty lobby, about five minutes before class the room was full. Tons of women (two men) in work clothes filled in, changed clothes and piled into the yoga studio.
This was perhaps the most packed class I’ve ever attended, in fact, the instructor had to limit the movements that we could do so we didn’t bump into each other, less than a foot between mats on both sides. We did all of the usual Vinyasa poses, including chair, downward dog, all the warriors, some core work and even my favorite wheel pose, then we ended with a lovely meditation. It went by super fast and felt great on my body. Just what I needed after taking a beating in the group fitness room the night before. Perhaps the best part of Satori Yoga was at the very end when the instructor walked around and sprayed some scented oil above everyone’s face as we were lying down. Good touch.
I’d definitely go back to Satori, but with my month of unlimited access to fitmob stops around town, I should probably try something new next.
Win a $50 gift card to Lululemon
Thanks for reading my story. And to show my appreciation, me and the kind folks at Fit Approach and fitmob, would like to offer you a chance to win a $50 gift card to buy anything you want at Lululemon. Follow the directions to enter below, and this contest is open to everyone. However, Bay Area people: I kid you not, fitmob is pretty cool. Enter using your email, and it’s possible the folks at fitmob will give you a shout. You can sign up for the service for free to search around, and they won’t charge you until you book a class. This contest closes at midnight on Monday, so enter today and, share with your friends!
P.S. fitmob and Fit Approach/SweatPink are hosting a Twitter party on Tuesday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific time, if you want to join in at #HolidayMobbing.
Questions of the day
Do you ever have trouble deciding what kind of workout you want to do in a day? What would you buy from Lululemon? Have you heard of fitmob?