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The evolution of boutique fitness class booking


Scheduling your sweat sessions is getting way more social, and more attuned to your studio-hopping habits.
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Fitness class booking 1OpenTable revolutionized the way we search for and book restaurant reservations. And, over the past few years, as more and more people book individual sweat sessions all around town instead of at one gym, a slew of companies have been trying to do the same for boutique fitness classes.

It started with curators like Fitist and MindBodyOnline-dependent sites like GoRecess, and this year, a handful of major players are tweaking the class-buying terrain, from BurnThis’ first app to Fitmapped’s relaunch as SweatSync. Increasingly, their focus is on making the booking experience more social and on making it easier for class hoppers to (box) jump from studio to studio seamlessly.

Here are three developments on the sweat-session scheduling scene you should know about. —Lisa Elaine Held

 (Photo: Body By Simone, via BurnThis)

 

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