What’s up with all these up-and-coming fitness trends? How can we keep up with all of them? The answer is Santa Barbara StudioPass, which launched in April. As the dreadful “bikini season” transpires, the StudioPass allows members to take classes from multiple fitness studios for just $119 per month.
The idea, which exists in other communities, began when cofounder Michelle Chung (no relation) realized that she was spending upward of $500 a month to keep up with all her fitness memberships, from self-defense to pilates. With StudioPass, members can find classes at different studios located all throughout town that fit their schedules (the average day includes 30-50 classes); mix up their fitness routines from HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and spinning to aerial yoga, barre, and more; and enjoy the company of others in a welcoming environment. “These classes keep me on my toes and are so fun — you don’t even realize you’re getting an insane workout,” said Chung, who started the pass with her friend, Mikey Turner. “Who knows? After using our service to taste-test numerous studios, members might fall in love with one studio and sign up full-time. That’s the benefit of our service — there are no commitments.”
Turner and Chung hope to “empower members to utilize the various fitness offerings in town and leverage every instructor, exercise, activity, and space to become the healthiest version of themselves.” Currently, there are eight studios listed on the website, including CorePower Yoga, barre3, Mad Fitness S.B., and Kaia Fit, among others, and Santa Barbara StudioPass will proceed to add more studio partnerships throughout the year.