Here’s what it takes to be a ClassPass superuser

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Chloe Licht is a ClassPass superuser — that means she takes 14 to 15 boutique fitness classes a week.

“I’m not married with kids,” she told me. “I have free time, and I’m sure that what I’m doing is by no means a normal attainable schedule for people with different lifestyles.”

ClassPass gives subscribers like Chloe unlimited access to classes at 1,000 New York fitness studios for $125 a month. A one-off boutique fitness class costs about $35, so by attending 14 classes a week, Chloe spends just $2.25 a class — a steal.

I decided to see if I could be as dedicated — and as financially nimble — as Chloe.

Monday. I signed up for a lunchtime Pure Barre class and a 6 pm high interval training class, As One.

My co-worker Molly was my ClassPass guru this week — part supportive friend and part drill sergeant. Together we did Pure Barre, a manageable mix of pilates and ballet. As One was a boot-camp style class that involved lifting large bags of what felt like concrete behind our heads.

“Why do people do this?” I asked the instructor.

“Results” he said.

Classpass super user Chloe in a Barry’s Bootcamp session.

Tuesday. I woke up exhausted and sore. I quickly ruled out a morning workout.

ClassPass allows you to sign up for classes a week in advance, starting at noon, and members are obsessive about this. They set reminders on their phones, computers, and get reminders from friends. Molly was my reminder.

At 11:57 am that morning I was walking through the newsroom. I hear Molly:

“Oh my god, what are you doing?” said Molly.

“Um I’m walking?” I answered.

“You have three minutes! You have got to be at your desk!”

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In just 24 hours ClassPass became my new social media. I was checking the availability of classes like a Facebook (FB, Tech30) feed.

Later that day I signed up for a 5:15 pm restorative yoga class at Naam Yoga. It was just what I needed — close to work, the right time, and easy on the shoulders.

Wednesday. I wanted to take aqua cycling at Aqua Studio NY with Molly, but it was booked. I signed up for Core Fusion Barre at 5:40 pm. I had to meet a friend at 7:45 pm yet found myself wondering if I could fit in another class in between.

If I left Core at 6:25 could I technically make it to yoga by 6:30?

I decided that was a little ambitious, and I didn’t want to risk having to pay the $20 cancellation fee.

The Core Fusion class was packed. The classes are high turnover, high volume, and high intensity. My legs felt like jello afterwards.

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The writer tried Trampolean (left) and lots of other classes.

Thursday. It was 5 pm and I hadn’t signed up for a class yet. With limited options I was left with Trampolean.

I was expecting this class to be a joke. Jumping around on a trampoline? Come on.

By 6:10 pm I was eating my words and working hard to stay on my 2×2 trampoline.

Friday. Dancebody was the class I was most excited for. I was signed up for the 5:30 pm session. Since I have a dance background I expected to look and feel like a pop star.

What I really looked like was a teenybopper flailing around at a Justin Bieber concert. But the challenge made me want to come back to master the moves.

Saturday. A blizzard hit New York City, and everything in the city was closed. It was a much needed day off.

Sunday. The ClassPass app lets you search classes based on their location and time, and I found a 6:15 pm yoga class at The Three Jewels six blocks from my apartment that was perfect.

At the end of the week I did seven classes, half of what Chloe does regularly. Fourteen classes a week isn’t realistic for someone like me who doesn’t have as much flexibility in their work schedule.

But I got my money’s worth. I spent an average of $18 a class for the week.

I probably won’t keep my membership, but before it expires… there’s still an aqua cycling and a BeyoncĂ© dance class to try.

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