If you live in New York City, money is no excuse to skip working out. The abundance of free fitness classes in this city is at a fever pitch! So, whether you are bored with your current routine or just starting out and feeling woozy at the $30 per class studios, get ready to book mark this page.
For those of you in other parts of the world, especially major cities like London, don’t assume these free classes don’t exist in your neck of the woods. Get on google and search for these major brands and if they are in your city, chances are they will also be offering free fitness classes for your enjoyment. If all else fails, there is always youtube.
Athleta – *not to be confused with lululemon’s athletica* A ton of free classes (see their schedule here http://stores.athleta.net/store-7049/)
Bandier – free classes every week (rsvp required)
Elizabeth Street Garden (in soho) – Free vinyasa yoga on Sundays 11am – noon
Jackrabbit – Free run club and free fitness class in Brooklyn
Lole – Free run group on Mondays, Free sporadic fitness classes
Lululemon – Free Sweaty Saturday on Saturdays, Free yoga on Sundays
Shake Shack – (yes, that shake shack) Free run club (https://www.facebook.com/ShackTrackAndField)
Sweaty Betty – Get Fit for free Mondays and Tuesdays at their Soho or Flatiron locations
Nike – Free run club on Sunday’s (http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/running/nike-run-club)
NYC PARKS – Free workouts in the parks (prospect park, brooklyn bridge park, etc.) in the summer months (http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc)
Yoga to the People – There is a suggested donation of $10, but it is not required to participate (http://yogatothepeople.com/new-york/east-village-st-marks/schedule-fees/)
These are just some of the regular classes that are held. There are also tons of one off events being held in NYC every month from studios/gyms like Soul cycle *check out their free community rides*, yoga works, New York Sports Club, power studios, etc.
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Know of any other free classes happening regularly in NYC that I missed? Share them in the comments section below