Passport and ClassPass programs let you take fitness classes all over town

Dane Krager works with client Tim Zeddies at Dane's Body Shop. The gym is part of the new PassPort system. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman
Dane Krager works with client Tim Zeddies at Dane’s Body Shop. The gym is part of the new Passport system. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman

Who needs a membership to a single gym anymore?

A second company that allows members to pay one monthly fee and take classes at fitness centers all over the city has expanded to Austin.

San Francisco-based fitmob this week launched its Passport program here. Members pay $99 per month and get access to classes and facilities at studios including Pure Barre, Kor180, Dane’s Body Shop and Wanderlust Yoga.

“With Passport you can take a spin class one day, yoga the next, and boxing after that all for one flat monthly rate, and all through the fitmob app,” fitmob CEO Raj Kapoor said in a press release.

He says both members and gym owners benefit – members by getting to try out a variety of classes, and owners by filling up their classes and getting exposure to a wider audience.

Fitmob members can sign up for classes online here or via a mobile app that provides a class overview, workout format, intensity level, community reviews and amenities.

Studios or trainers that want to partner with fitmob on its ‘All You Can Sweat’ Passport can email

Another company, ClassPass, announced a similar program in Austin earlier this month. Like fitmob, it offers a fitness “pass” that lets holders take fitness classes at studios all over Austin.

So far, more than 30 Austin fitness studios, from Ballet Austin and The Bar Method to Dharma Yoga and Ride Indoor Cycling, have joined the ClassPass network. A membership costs $99 per month.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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