As an editor at Shape, I’m lucky to be among the first to hear about the hottest new workouts and emerging fitness trends. But as the NYC fitness scene continues to heat up like never before, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of all the studios and gyms I want to check out. From CrossFit to kettlebells to kickboxing, the growing selection of classes makes it daunting to figure out which ones to try—and how I'm going to afford them.
That’s why I was so excited to hear about SportSetter, a revolutionary new app that lets users discover the best fitness classes, facilities, and gyms right in their neighborhood. You can simply download the free app, scroll through the activities, and try any of them—for only $7.99. It’s the perfect way to find a new routine for exercise experts and newbies alike since you can check out as many classes as you want for absolutely no commitment.
With the app’s seemingly endless options, you can take your first swimming lesson, go rock climbing, or book a batting cage practice. You can also use it to sign up for personal training sessions, nutritional consultations, massages, and tons of other wellness services. Talk about a one-stop shop.
Last week, I downloaded SportSetter to book a workout I’ve always been too nervous to pony up the price for in the past: Bikram yoga. After the easy sign up process, I quickly found a class at Bikram Yoga Soho and booked a pass for just $7.99. All that was left was packing my gym bag! I'd always been afraid that holding 26 poses in a highly heated room would be super intense—and man, was it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much sweat pour off of my body before! But I loved the entire 90-minute class in the airy loft studio, and walked out feeling relaxed, cleansed, and looking forward to going back, especially during the long, cold winter.
If you live in NYC and want to experience Sportsetter yourelf, download the app and enter code SHAPEWORKOUT for a free pass! We're also psyched to partner with SportSetter to offer our NYC readers a prize package that includes a one-year membership to the app and to a SportSetter partner gym of your choosing, plus a pair of limited edition yurbuds headphones. Click here for details!