GoRecess in the News
The startups participating in the "Nike Accelerator" include ...GoRecess, which helps people find nearby workout classes, and enables users to choose them based on how many "fuel points" they can earn.
"After receiving hundreds of applications to join the program, Nike narrowed the entries down to 10 new companies, which include startups specializing in everything from health and wellness to gamification."
Boutique fitness classes are eating the big box gyms' lunch, with more than 100,000 locations in the U.S...But with all those classes come overwhelming options. Much in the same way Open Table puts butts in restaurant seats, GoRecess CEO Megan Smyth has started getting them to fitness classes.
"The new social outing? Book a fitness class (from yoga to modern dance) on a site like gorecess.com and invite a friend to join."
"To make sense of all the options, there’s an easier alternative: GoRecess.com. Type in a location, and it’ll spit out a list of classes nearby, so you can click to make a reservation...Just like you make brunch plans with friends, you can organize group Pilates outings, which makes fitness more social — and more effective"
"GoRecess is establishing itself as the OpenTable of the fitness world, allowing users to discover and reserve spots in local fitness classes."
"Gym Class Heroes - If you can't get enough of your lunchtime yoga classes or post-work Spinning sessions, bookmark this site: GoRecess.com. You can reserve a spot in more than 100,000 classes across the nation...Check other users' reviews to find the hottest offerings."
"Yoga lover? Dancing diva? Cardio queen? You never regret getting a workout in. After your delicious breakfast, keep those endorphins up by trying a new exercise class. Schedule your sweat session in advance at GoRecess.com to instantly find a specialty class in your area. It's relatively inexpensive and a treat for every muscle in your body."
"Fitness classes help make exercise fun and convenient, but can be hard to locate online and the popular ones fill up quickly. GoRecess, a year-old startup participating in the Nike+ Accelerator, has an answer."
"If your favorite hip-hop session is sold out or you're looking to do Pilates during vacation, log on to gorecess.com"
"Find a hot new workout class wherever the heck you are with GoRecess...It's excuse-proof!"
"One way GoRecess is setting itself apart is with a solid class selection. It includes many popular studios..and must-try newcomers."
"Find celebrity-approved get-fit routines...select classes from thousands of nationwide options, like Ricki Lake's go-to Bar Method or Kim Kardashian's choice, Barry's Bootcamp."
"Dear concierge, you need to know about this website for your hotel clients. For the rest of you: Forget about the massive hunt through online studio schedules to find a fitness class to fit your schedule while on a business trip or vacation — now you can book exercise classes on GoRecess."
"Staying in shape is hard work, but scheduling a time to exercise just got a whole lot easier...No membership required."
"I’ve decided that I’ll be using [GoRecess] at least twice a week so I don’t make excuses to miss anymore exercise days."
"Attention fitness fanatics: GoRecess has launched a new a la carte fitness class booking site that takes the work out of finding the perfect workout."
"Helping us come to terms with our exercise mood swings is GoRecess, a new site that lets you book fitness classes at NYC’s best boutique studios in one convenient place....Staying in shape may be hard work, but now, scheduling time to exercise isn’t."
It wouldn’t be called the “city that never sleeps” if we New Yorkers weren’t constantly on the pulse of all things trendy. And 2012 was no exception. From time-saving services to ingenious food fusions, here are our favorite finds of the year.
"So you've booked a great meal on OpenTable and now you want an equally great workout class to burn it off. Conveniently, GoRecess has just launched to provide you customized access to all your fave local fitness classes. The downside — you now have no excuse."
"The launch of GoRecess is a product of the growing trend of boutique fitness studios...the class times, locations and prices were very clear, as was the actual booking process."
"For those who don’t like exercise DVDs and have trouble fitting workouts into their schedule...GoRecess.com helps match those wanting/needing exercise with local fitness classes by allowing them to search by location and the type of exercise they’re in the mood for."
"With GoRecess, you don't have to belong to a gym to find the ideal workout."
"The site offers thousands of fitness classes and a broad variety of workouts without any membership fees."
"Online guide helps travelers find and book fitness classes across the US"
"We're loving how inventive new sites like GoRecess are proving to be the new OpenTables of the workout scene.."
"To find a boot camp nearby, check out GoRecess, an OpenTable-style fitness site that has more than 100,000 nationwide classes, including Zumba, boot camp, meditation and Pilates."
"If you're the type of person who needs to work out while you're on the road yet the hotel gym isn't up to snuff, GoRecess.com, might be the best new workout 'gear' to bring along with you."
"[GoRecess] is perfect for fitness junkies, travelers who are unfamiliar with the workout offerings in a particular place or those looking to change up their workout routine."
"Find a group ex class, book it and sweat it out. Love the ease of this…"
"I think [GoRecess] is honeymoon-perfect, but it’s also great for all you brides sans gym memberships who want to try out the best new barre class or Pilates trend of the moment."
"Busy New Yorkers who want to workout wherever they are, at any time that is convenient on a day-to-day basis, now have the perfect way to locate fitness classes in each borough with GoRecess."
"The best websites, gadgets, apps, startups and services...with the goal of keeping you in top form"
"GoRecess is an amazing new national website focused on helping you shape up."
"Such a great concept because I’m always looking for a way to change up my workout."
"GoRecess is making finding, scheduling, attending and rating fitness classes and personal workouts so much easier."
Go ahead dip your toe into the workout pool, GoRecess has got your back..."
"I encourage all of you to take a second and check out GoRecess, it may inspire you to try something you have never done before OR find something you didn't know existed!"
" I can totally see this being my go-to way to find new classes and schedule my current favorites."
"Talk.About.Brilliant. I'm obsessed. Gorecess.com makes finding a fitness class and scheduling a time to exercise so much easier."
"It’s tough to keep up regular gym visits when you have an unpredictable schedule, but GoRecess is here to help."
"If you do want to try a group class session, there is a great website for finding all kinds of fitness classes near you. GoRecess is a website that allows you to find a ton of classes available in your area."
"When traveling for work, forgo the 3-hour feast with colleagues and instead use GoRecess.com to find a boot camp, yoga, or Zumba class. Your body will thank you the next day!"
"Whether you’re traveling in the U.S., want to spice up your regular routine or just can’t commit to a single gym, GoRecess can help you make sure that when you finally do get outside, you won’t be left in the dust."
"You can book several classes at a time, and GoRecess will track your schedule for you. I can see this being a great accountability tool. Not only does keeping a fitness calendar makes it easier to keep your workout 'appointments', but prepaying for the class gives an extra incentive to actually show up!"