One Year Anniversary Weekend, ClassPass: Svelte, Land of a Thousand Hills

I had a great weekend, despite being sick! Saturday night was mine and Jon’s one year anniversary date night at The Melting Pot! We used to go there on Christmas Eve, but this year we weren’t feeling like spending $100 on dinner right after a cross country road trip and Christmas shopping! So we pushed it back and made it our one year anniversary night.

Although most of you don’t know this, Jon and I actually got married on January 24th, 2014. We decided to go ahead and do a courthouse wedding because I wanted to start getting licensed in other states under my new name and didn’t want the hassle of changing it all around right before starting to do travel nursing. So we went to the courthouse on a Friday afternoon when I was hangry and had a 12 second ceremony in the hallway of the courthouse, with all the other couples waiting to get married as our guests. I was too hungry to even make it for the 10 minute ceremony and we knew we had a real wedding coming up. So, here we are in the courthouse.

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Stunning wedding photo. Afterwards, we went to Leon’s Full Service Garage to eat since we had heard great things about it and we were both slightly disappointed. Then we went home and Jon took a nap. So ladies and gents, that was our real wedding day.

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We’ve decided to celebrate this as our real anniversary since we felt like we were married after that. I had to change my name at work, so quite a few people found out about it (although, we kept it from most people attending our wedding).

I will say, this past year has been better than I could have imagined. I’ll ignore the parts prior to our actual wedding when I think we may have hated each other (wedding planning is a bitch, what can I say?), but after that, things have been great! I truly love him more now than I thought I could after one year of marriage. We’ve grown together and are really becoming a team. I love planning our lives together in the future and knowing he’s mine for the rest of my life!

Anyway, so back to date night… We had some delicious fondue at The Melting Pot! I was hoping Jon would let me ask our server to take our picture, but he refused. So we took an “ussie.”

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Afterwards, we come home and Jon surprised me by having my Gina, Kassie, and Laura over with their boyfriends! He was hoping to get all of my bridesmaids, but Annie (my sister) couldn’t make it down from Wisconsin and Crista was sick.

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 (I have no idea why all our blankets ended up on our fireplace that night, and Tom has to always be near us. I should have put my heels back on so I’d be taller!)

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(Kassie, Gina, me, Laura.)

We all hung out for awhile and then when they went home, Jon and I read our one year anniversary letters and reread our vows and danced to our song. I have a sweet man!

Sunday morning, Laura and I woke up for a barre class at Svelte. This class was nice since it was actually close to our houses! I’m not sure that this was the exact same as a pure barre class or not since I’ve never taken one, but it was definitely tiring! I still prefer workouts where I actually work up a sweat, but my legs were shaking during this workout so I still definitely enjoyed it! I’m hoping to go back, but I work almost every Sunday in February so I don’t know that I’ll make it to that particular one! I’m really having fun trying some different types of workouts though!

After our class, Jon and I decided to go to get coffee at my new favorite place but the parking lot was full so we weren’t allowed in! Instead we found Land of a Thousand Hills, which I have actually been wanting to try! I thought it was cute and the coffee was so good! I’d definitely go back there!

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We somehow decided to go look at open houses, so we spent the next two hours looking at open houses! We loved the first house we saw, but of course, we aren’t ready to buy quite yet! We’ll put our condo on the market whenever I get pregnant (not yet). I think we’ll make open houses a regular thing when I’m off on Sundays though. It was a ton of fun to just go look around!

After our housing explorations, we stopped by my mom and dad’s and Jon and I went on a walk with my dad since it was such a nice day out! After eating some dinner with them, we headed out to see American Sniper. Definitely a good movie. Oddly enough, the trial is coming up for the guy who actually killed Chris Kyle. I’m curious how the jury will end up ruling since it sounds like the guy had some serious PTSD when he killed Chris Kyle.

Anyway, I’m up and moving around this morning! I’m heading out to another ClassPass class at noon. This one looks just like CrossFit without the name attached, so we’ll see how it goes! I haven’t been doing CrossFit for months and have stayed away from the lifts because of my hip, but I’m excited to do a fast paced workout! I need to get some grocery shopping done after the gym and really start on my taxes now that my grad school application is 100% finished!

ClassPass: Stage 3 Fitness

I’ve been reading about ClassPass lately on a few blogs and it sounded like a neat idea! I had mentioned it to Laura and she said she’d be willing to give it a go for a month. So we signed up this past week and I picked my first class for 12:30 today at Stage 3 Fitness. I had signed up on Wednesday night and then yesterday started getting sick. One thing I didn’t realize about ClassPass is that there is a $20 fee if you cancel the class within 24 hours. I slept terribly last night. I woke up with a headache and tons and tons of sinus drainage. I felt miserable. But I didn’t want a $20 fee so I got out of bed around 11 just to make the 30 minute drive over there!

I mapped out the studio and got there at 12:10 and was really confused. The sign said Stage 3, but none of the shops looked like gyms! I tried to call the studio but no answer. I drove around some more, really confused, but never found it. I went back and forth between googling for ClassPass and the studio and it said it was at Ste 245 but there was no Ste 245! Then I saw Ste 140 and confirmed that the studio was in front of me, but it was closed. So, at 12:30, I left.

I was so frustrated! I emailed ClassPass about not being charged the fee for missing since I didn’t even know where the gym was! I drove a total of an hour and never even made it to a class! Despite being sick, I was actually really excited to try a new place!

When I got home, I tried to look up Stage 3 online! The first thing that comes up online is that it’s at a new location! That does not show up on the mobile site, so I had no idea there was a new location! I looked up the address on ClassPass and realized that they do have the updated address, but my Maps wasn’t updated to it apparently. And I didn’t realize the difference when I looked it up on google because they are still on the same road.

So, I realize ClassPass wasn’t at fault for this, but I plan on canceling the membership if I am charged for it. I don’t like the idea of being charged if you can’t go (like sometimes, with less than 24 hours notice, there might be something more important than going to the gym?!) and there was no phone number listed to reach ClassPass online, and the email I sent to them got a response about there being high volumes of emails. It’s already $80 a month, which I can pay for CrossFit and not get charged if I decide not to go to class. So, we’ll see.

I did email Stage 3 so we’ll see what they say! I explained the confusion with the new address, so who knows. Regardless, I’m a little frustrated that I drove an hour for nothing when I wasn’t feeling well, and that I didn’t even get to experience the gym!

Tomorrow morning, Laura and I are trying another class, so we’ll see how that goes! It’s a Cardio Muscle Mix class. I just hope to make it through without snotting everywhere, which isn’t looking very promising!

Now I’m off to bum on the couch and do nothing! I haven’t even done the dishes or laundry today. Definitely feeling very under the weather! I hope I feel better tomorrow for mine and Jon’s one year anniversary!

Edit: Stage 3 Fitness emailed me back! They were awesome about me missing the class and I’ll definitely be driving out there AGAIN in the future to check it out!