More Free Ways to Sweat in NYC

Not too long ago, I wrote a pretty comprehensive list of free running clubs in the 212. But who doesn’t like even more free stuff? Below is a list of free ways to work out in NYC that aren’t just running (though, some are).

FREE! (or low cost)
FREE! (or low cost)
  • Paragon Sports and The North Face are running a totally free 12-week training program for the NYC Marathon.
  • Atheta + (Well+Good)= Sweat Series. Well+Good handpicked 18 of the city’s top fitness instructors for these rad (and complimentary) Sunday morning workouts hosted by Athleta all year long in its New York City stores.
  • NYC Parks are running a ton of classes, from Zumba to Kickboxing to Yoga (and more) in all 5 boroughs.
  • Free Yoga in Bryant Park.
  • The Rise: Sort of like November Project. They meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday and do HIIT, Core and Hill sprits respectively.
  • A comprehensive list of every first-time client fitness deal in Manhattan and Brooklyn (from Rate Your Burn)
  • Gilt City Fitness Deals (not free, but cheaper)

I also thought this article from FitSugar on Why Running Isn’t Helping You Lose Weight was worth a read.




  1. August 13, 2014 / 10:25 am

    Thanks for the shout out! Always looking for fitness on a budget. Nike Training Club is also pretty sweet, and Reebok is hosting a summer-long class series in Union Square.

    • Nicole
      August 13, 2014 / 10:39 am

      Awesome! Thanks will definitely check out the Union Square classes.

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