ClassPass Founder Payal Kadakia on the Six Rules to Motivate Your Workout

Hayley Kadrou   |   12 - 06 - 2019

Founder and Executive Chairman of ClassPass Payal Kadakia reveals the six rules she thought up when creating her business that is relevant to all of us in need of fitness motivation.


Sometimes working out can be a challenge. But often the biggest challenge we need to overcome in order to raise our heartbeat is talking ourselves out of the excuses we make for ourselves.


Because, let’s face it, staying in to catch up on the latest Netflix drama is much easier than hauling ourselves away from the sofa into the blazing sun and to the nearest fitness studio.


When speaking to Payal Kadakia – the Founder of workout app ClassPass – she agreed: “Working out can seem intimidating to some people, but we just have to start with small goals: getting to the first class. The beauty of ClassPass is that we can try numerous different types of classes until we find something that works for us, whatever our fitness level and whatever our skills and interests.


“The more we put ourselves out there and the more we try new things, the more we accomplish. All of a sudden, what started as a class becomes something more: a life made richer by the pursuit of passion and curiosities. That’s what happens when we make time for ourselves. It might initially feel hard to start exercising, but it all begins with a willingness to take the first step.”


Payal Kadakia’s Six Workout Rules


ClassPass Founder Payal Kadakia speaks to a&e about bringing the fitness app to the Middle East

ClassPass Founder Payal Kadakia


“No one should ever be far from a workout, in life, location or level of fitness.”

In life, location or fitness level. Which is the principle of the app in itself; find out in just a click where your nearest fitness centre is, what the next class is, and make it a routine that works around you.


“Excuses are real. Let’s make sure there’s nothing standing in your way.”

You can find a million excuses not to work out, but as long as you take a little agency to sign up to the app, ClassPass will do all it can to ensure excuses of type or class or availability is no longer in the way.


“Trying might just be the answer to everything.”

Because how do you know if you don’t try? The lesson is, if you don’t rule out anything, you’re much more likely to find that thing that you do love to do.


“Personal growth requires curiosity.”

What will you learn next? If you want to make a change in your life, you need to make a change, as they say.


“Shared experiences take us further.”

Even when you’re on your own, you’re never alone in your experiences, feeling and emotions. Working out together can bond and inspire you, and you might end up doing something you would never have thought up on your own.


“Life is the one thing you can’t have too much of.”

And it’s yours for the taking, as Kadakia says.


First Dubai, and now ClassPass has launched in Abu Dhabi

First Dubai, and now ClassPass has launched in Abu Dhabi



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