Google is already your go-to for, well, pretty much everything, but now, the mega search engine is about to become your source for booking any and all the fitness classes that your heart (and your body) want. The tech giant has officially launched Reserve with Google, a new platform that allows users to seek out and book classes nearby.
The feature was previously tested in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, but now, group-fitness aficionados nationwide can take advantage of the tool. It seamlessly integrates with scheduling partners Mindbody, Appointy, Front Desk, Full Slate, Genbook, and MyTime to make booking truly a cinch.
Reserve with Google’s interface features an easy-to-use search bar up top, followed by personalized recommendations straight from the search experts, in addition to tiles with suggested themed workouts (such as “Pilates Before Work” or “Dancing Friday Night”). Clicking on any of the items will take users to a list (or, on a desktop, an integrated list-map feature), which showcases the name of each studio and available class, where each studio is located, the cost of the class, and a class description and user rating—so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting yourself into before you sign up. To book, users can enter their information or take advantage of their preloaded info with Google with just a few clicks. To make your life that much easier, the whole thing feeds into your Google Calendar, so you can spend more time sweating and less time scheduling.
It seems that this is just the beginning of Google’s foray into fitness. According to a spokesperson, Reserve with Google will continue to refine the way it makes recommendations so you can count on a great workout every time.
“We make recommendations based on courses you’ve taken, and will be exploring more ways to bring timely and useful recommendations to fitness buffs,” a Google spokesperson told Cosmopolitan. “For example, you will soon be able to get notifications of new classes that might be interesting to you.”
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