Did you start the New Year with the goal of being more fit and more frugal this semester? By February, 80% of New Year's resolutions will be broken. Don't be a statistic. It's not the time to give up just yet. Street is here to help with a list of free workout classes to keep your resolution going for at least another month.
Right at Pottruck, you can find a wide variety of workout classes without the Uber charge into Center City. Penn Rec always hosts Demo Days on their classes at the beginning of the semester. Although that has already passed, more freebies can be found on Penn Campus Recreation’s Facebook where they advertise new program launches and host Wellness Week. Coming up this week, the Palestra is offering free yoga (BYO mat) on January 26th.
Just failed your first midterm? Just got dumped? Let it all out at CKO Kickboxing, where your first class is free. Even Victoria's Secret Angels swear by kickboxing for staying strong and sculpted. (Ed. note: Regardless, even we mere mortals can benefit from throwing a punch or two or twenty.)
At Sweat Fitness, located just off campus at 24th and Walnut Streets, first timers can drop into a class for free, but just make sure to bring your student ID. If the name "Sweat" is any indication, expect to build strength and endurance during the hour–long class.
Until SoulCycle offers a free trial into their
cult class, you can still get your spin in at The Wall Fitness in Manayunk. The studio combines barre with cycling for a unique experience that makes it worth the trek outside Center City. They offer one free class to first–timers.
CorePower Yoga is the largest privately owned chain of yoga studios in the U.S., and it offers not just one free class for new members, but an entire week. Located in Rittenhouse, the studio offers several different hot yoga classes for all level of students. If you can't take the heat, the studio also offers regular yoga.