These CrossFit classes are free but please RSVP at least one hour before the event. For more information or to RSVP, please head here.
Every Friday, I feature a fun and budget-friendly option in the Greater Boston area. The “Feature Friday” is typically mentioned on the Cheap Eats list, Free Things to Do in Boston, or Discount Attractions. However, there’s so much budget-friendly ideas on my pages, I thought it would be fun to feature something budget-friendly and different each week. Also, each Feature Friday is something I have personal experience with or took advantage of recently! Enjoy!
This Feature Friday post and tip is from Danielle at Getting Fit in Massachusetts:
Have you heard of the restaurant Sweetgreen? Well they offer much more than delicious salads! They also have a free passport program that sets up free fitness classes. I highly recommend signing up for the Boston Sweetgreen passport e-mail list.
Once you’re signed up, you’ll get a monthly e-mail listing the fitness opportunities that month and a link to sign up. If you see something you want to attend, RSVP right away because the classes are popular and fill up quickly. (If the classes fill, a waitlist is kept, so you could still get an e-mail asking you to join because someone else had to drop out.)
Some past workouts I’ve attended thanks to the Sweetgreen passport program include Ultimate Bootcamp, Cardio Sport at Healthworks, and Spin at SoulCycle. Fitness classes vary but are always a great workout with a wonderful group of people.
Have you been to a free fitness class sponsored by Sweetgreen?
B/Spoke is a new cycling studio coming to the Financial District. The studio officially opens to the public on Wednesday, July 16th but they are offering over 30 complimentary classes from July 9, 2014 to July 15, 2014 for their launch period.
You do need to register on the B/Spoke website to sign up for a free class from July 9th to July 15th. Their is an option to select the complimentary launch week class at a $0 charge at checkout. Free classes are limited to one per person and are on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information or to sign up for a free class, please head here.
If you are looking for even more free fitness classes in Boston, please head here.
There are so many free fitness classes and events in and around Boston available this summer. No excuses now, right? Let me know in the comments below which free fitness activity is your favorite!
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free bootcamp, yoga, zumba, salsa dancing and much more at local Boston parks in June, July, and August starting June 2, 2014. For the full schedule, please head here.
Norman B. Leventhal Park: Free Yoga, Pilates, Bootcamp, and Zumba classes offered almost every weekday at Post Office Square in June, July, and August starting on Monday, June 2, 2014. For the full schedule, please click here.
Summer Yoga at Frog Pond: Starting on Thursday, June 6th, free yoga classes will occur on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel at 6:00pm every Thursday night this summer. Please bring your own mat and blocks if you can.
Bootcamp on the Greenway: Get fit with free Bootcamp from 6-7pm at the North End Greenway on Wednesday, June 4 & June 18th.
MSL Cardio Pilates Summer Bootcamp at Rose Kennedy Greenway: Free MSL Cardio Pilates Summer Bootcamp twice a month on Monday nights from 6:30pm-7:15pm on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway from June to September.
Free Salsa in the Park: Starting at 6pm on Monday, June 9, 2014 enjoy free salsa dancing this summer at the Blackstone Community Center park in the South End.
Yoga on the Green: Free Yoga on Sundays from 10am to 11am @ The Street in Chestnut Hill this summer.
Island Yoga at Spectacle Island: Enjoy a gentle yoga class on Saturdays starting on June 21, 2014 through August 30, 2013 from 10am to 11:30am. Classes are free (just bring a mat or towel) but you do need to pay for ferry fares to get to Spectacle Island.
Free Fitness at Fort Point: Various free fitness programs will be offered around the Fort Point Channel starting on June 23rd, 2013 at 5:30pm. Classes and dates vary throughout the summer.
Free ReWire Tuesdays: Free fitness classes in the North End every Tuesday night in July from 6:30-7:45pm.
Healthy Fit and Fun from the Esplanade Association: The Esplanade Association partners with organizations across the city to bring fitness and fun from July 7, 2014 to September 12, 2014. Here’s the schedule:
- Community Walks: Mondays at 12pm
- Free Zumba: Tuesdays at 6pm at the Hatch Shell. Sponsored by Healthworks
- Sunset Yoga: Wednesdays at 6pm at the Fielder Field. Sponsored by Athleta
- Run Club: Wednesdays at 6:30pm at Marathon Sports: 671 Boylston Street. Sponsored by Marathon Sports Boston
- Tai Chi: Thursdays at 9:30am at Fielder Field. Sponsored by The Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute.
- CrossFit: Thursdays at 6pm at Fielder Field. Sponsored by The Reebok Foundation
- Dancing in the Park: Thursdays at 6pm at the Hatch Shell. Sponsored by Arthur Murray Dancer Center.
Donation Yoga: Branching Out Yoga offers donation yoga the first and third Sunday of the month at Arnold Arboretum (near Dawson Pond) from 9-10am.
Hatha Yoga at Intercontinental Hotel: Free one hour yoga class on Saturdays at 9:30am at Intercontinental Hotel’s waterfront lawn.
Nike Boston Run Club: Free Run Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 9am.
Porter Square Run Club: City Sports sponsors a run club for 3 and 5 mile loops every Saturday at 10am, which meets at Porter Square.
Back Bay Run Club: City Sports sponsors a run club every Tuesday at 6pm, which meets at City Sports Back Bay.
Wednesday Run Group: Marathon Sports sponsors a run group every Wednesday night at 6:30pm which meets at their Boston, Brookline, and Wellesley store locations.
lululemon athletica Run Club: Every Monday run 3-8 miles along the Charles River. Meet at the lululemon store at the Prudential Center at 6pm then after the run reward yourself at the Back Bay Social Club for free apps, drinks, and good company.
November Project: Work out with a positive support group every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for free workouts through the November Project.
Also, as mentioned before on the blog, fitness is not my specialty. Please make sure you do your due-diligence and research these free programs before you head out. Some events are rain or shine, but some free classes are weather permitting and may be cancelled at the last minute.
If I missed any free fitness classes, run clubs, or other free fitness programs or made any errors on the list above, please let me know in the comments below. Thank you!
If you live near Chestnut Hill, you may be interested in the Summertime @ The Street which kicks off Sunday, June 1, 2014.
On Tuesday evenings, The Street will be hosting kid-friendly fun with changing activities from 3-5pm. On Thursday evenings from 6-8pm, The Street will be hosting Acoustic evenings with various performers. On Sundays, there will be free yoga from 10am-111am and a free music series from 12-2pm.
For more information about Summertime @ The Street, please head here.
The weather is getting warmer which means (hopefully) more posts about free fitness classes and opportunities in the Boston area. I created a new category dedicated to free fitness options, which can be found under Wicked Cheap Resources at the top of the blog.
Every Wednesday in May and two Wednesdays in June there will be free bootcamp at the North End Greenway (across the street from Haymarket) from 6-7pm! Please RSVP if you do plan to attend.
For more information or to RSVP, please head here!