I’ve finally broken even with my Mobi bike sharing membership

Back in the beginning of July, I joined Mobi purchasing the 365 Day Pass Standard for $135.45 (that’s $129 plus tax) that gives me unlimited 30-minute rides for a year. At $2.20 per 1-zone subway ride that a bike ride home replaces, it would take 62 rides to break even with riding transit and only…

Class Pass: new credit system

Since August, my only fitness membership has been with ClassPass as it fulfills my need to visit different gyms and studios to have a moderately diverse workout program. My membership was, until the beginning of November, their 10 classes/month one and I take planning and tracking my classes very seriously. The following is an example…

Summer fitness plan (still on the Class Pass bandwagon)

Since February, I’ve been holding in some kind of pattern but it’s a different season and it’s time to shake things up with respect to my fitness. In the recent past, I have had a rude awakening about my complacency towards my routine. Specifically, a Hell’s Bells (dumbells, sandbells, kettlebells) class my colleague led at…

I’m SO Vancouver: Cycling

When I was in Las Vegas in June, I shared with Lil Sis two recent developments. 1. I go to spin classes. Not often. Every two or three weeks when I want to change up my workout and hang out with a girlfriend who will join me. Recently, I have scheduled spin classes for shortly…

Joining Mobi, Vancouver’s bike sharing program

As I withdrew this year (after several years of inactivity) from a car-share program, I started to seriously consider bike sharing the more I see bike stations popping up around the city. I considered it even more seriously upon the June 5 announcement of an increase in Translink fares effective July 1. Is it crazy…

Fitness at Granville and Drake

Looking back at my calendar, it turns out I have been going to Ballet Lounge since early November last year, that is, five months now. My calendar also tells me that I went to 10 Level 1 classes before attempting a Level 2 class and that I have attended 23 classes there so far. All but…

Upcoming (Spring 2017 edition)

It’s March and spring is in the air and things begin again anew and I am unwittingly internalizing some of that feeling. This year, for my third year, I am volunteering through CRA’s CVITP program to assist eligible individuals in my community who have modest incomes and simple tax situations. Last year, I was on…

Sporty Lately: ClassPass + yoga like I like it

As promised, I’m finally blogging about ClassPass. My coworker Andrea had talked about it for months and I kind of ignored it. Basically, I thought I had my fitness studios to frequent and  I wasn’t looking around for more. But when I gathered together the list of barre studios I wanted to try and a two-for-one offer…

Dabbling in more barre/ballet classes

In the summer and fall, my colleague Andrea told me about new barre studios in Vancouver and it took a few months (just like her raving about ClassPass – more in another post) for the information to sink in and move me to action. Having been to tens of classes at Barre Fitness (BF) and…

30-Day Challenges: Push-ups and Abs/Core

It just so happens that there are 30 days from the day I returned from San Francisco to the day we set sail for L.A., inclusive. That’s perfect timing to execute a 30-day workout challenge (or two). I don’t have the motivation or interest to do a real and varied 10 to 20 minute workout….