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  • Fritz Lanman takes CEO role at ClassPass as founder Payal Kadakia steps in as Chairman

    Fritz Lanman takes CEO role at ClassPass as founder Payal Kadakia steps in as Chairman

    Early investor and Executive Chairman of ClassPass Fritz Lanman will be taking over as CEO of the company, with cofounder and former CEO Payal Kadakia swapping with him for the Executive Chairman role. ClassPass, for those of you who live under a rock, is a subscription service that lets users book and access a variety of fitness classes and boutique gyms under a single ClassPass… Read More

  • ClassPass ditches its unlimited tier

    ClassPass ditches its unlimited tier

    ClassPass, the subscription service for boutique fitness, has today cancelled its unlimited membership option, the most expensive tier offered by the company. This comes in the wake of a major price hike from ClassPass that fragmented its $99 unlimited plan into three tiers: Base (5 classes for $75/month), Core (10 classes for $135/month) and Unlimited ($180/month).* Today, however… Read More

  • Zenrez raises $2 million to take on ClassPass

    Zenrez raises $2 million to take on ClassPass

    ClassPass is not the only startup looking to disrupt the fitness class business. Zenrez also lets users book yoga sessions on demand, but without the packages or the monthly membership costs. The Zenrez app, which like ClassPass is powered by MindBody, shows nearby fitness classes on a map. The pay-as-you-go service is specifically designed for last-minute bookings — users can only… Read More

  • Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can still buy general admission tickets for Disrupt NY here. You can find full details about the event here. These are the speakers we are proud to announce and when you can expect to see them take… Read More

  • With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    Classpass, the NY-based company that gives users unlimited access to local fitness classes, has pulled in some new key hires moving into 2015. Zach Apter and Alex Do are joining the team as head of revenue management and head of marketing, respectively, as Classpass focuses on growing the already-popular brand. Read More

  • ClassPass Lands $12 Million Series A Led By Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil

    ClassPass Lands $12 Million Series A Led By Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil

    ClassPass, the subscription service that offers unlimited monthly access to various fitness classes around town, has just closed a $12 million Series A funding round, the majority of which is coming from existing ClassPass investors. Fritz Lanman and Hank Vigil are leading the round, with participation from existing investors such as David Tisch, Kal Vepuri, and Shana Fisher, among others. Read More