How to Get Fit for Free

Staying physically fit is a lifelong endeavor that can sometimes get sidetracked by big life changes. Fortunately, there are lots of opportunities to try new ways to get fit without investing in a full membership package.

Free online workout videos

Free online workout videos and local exercise freebies

Read below to find great places that regularly offer fitness classes for free, and even more that offer free trials for new customers!


Where to Get Fit for Free

No matter how you like to move and exercise, there are lots of great free workout programs to help you meet your goals! Find free fitness classes (ongoing) or sign up for a free trial offer (limited time period) to see how you’ll enjoy something new!


Free Fitness Programs

Keep a step ahead of health issues by staying fit with exercise, sports, and fitness classes.

Free Fitness Programs

Free Fitness Programs

These free fitness programs include regular free classes and do not cost anything to sign up! Take advantage of these great ongoing free fitness options and stay ready for all of life’s adventures.

Select classes require advance signup to secure a spot in the free class.


Free Fitness Trial Offers

If you are considering joining a paid gym or fitness studio, it helps to try out the facilities before you sign up. Visit these workout locations for a free trial and tour of the facilities.

Note that these deals are free trial offers, which may require payment information that will be charged if you do not actively cancel your membership before the free trial period expires.


Free Barre Trials

Free Online Barre Workout

Free Barre Classes and Free Online Barre Workout

Barre workout enthusiasts will enjoy the chance to try a free barre workout in online or in-person settings! This popular workout has roots in ballet and when combined with free trial offers they make great free exercise programs women and men.

  • Barre Body: The first 14 days are free for all online plans
  • BHome: Free 7-day trial to online Barre Fitness classes
  • Physique 57: Free 7-day online trial
  • Pure Barre: Free barre class pass


Free Boxing Trials

Free Boxing Classes Near Me

Free Boxing Classes

Get ready for a round in the ring with free boxing classes either online or in-person.


Free Dance Trials

Free Dance Classes Adults

Free Dance Classes Adults

These free dance classes are perfect for anyone wanting to learn dance moves from the comfort and security of their own home. Learn fun dance moves from dozens of styles, including ballet, ballroom, Bollywood, hip-hop, tap, and more!


Free Online Fitness Trials

Free Fitness Classes

Free Fitness Classes

The free fitness trials are for online resources to help you get fit. Enjoy a wide variety of workout options from the convenience of your chosen workout location!

  • AARMY: Free 14-day online trial
    • NYC-area can choose 1st in-person session for free
  • Centr: Free 1-month free trial
  • Daily Burn: Free 30-day trial
  • Glo: Free 7-day online trial
  • MOSSA on Demand: Free 14-day online trial
  • Obé Fitness: Free 7-day online trial
    • Members of the free AthletaWell program can get an extended free Obé Fitness 30-day trial for a limited time – login to AthletaWell account to find the offer
  • Peloton (app with live and on-demand classes and no equipment needed)
    • New Members who choose monthly billing get a 30-day free trial
    • New Members who choose annual billing get 12 months of Membership for the price of 10
  • The Be.Come Project: Free 10-day online trial
  • The Class: Free 14-day online trial


Free Pilates Trials

Pilates Class Online Free

Free Pilates Class – Online or In-Person

These free Pilates classes will have you feeling leaner and longer whether you choose to go to an in-person Pilates class or to do your Pilates routine online. Take Pilates classes online free or try a free class pass at Club Pilates locations nationwide.


Free Yoga Trials

Free Yoga Classes Online

Free Yoga Classes Online and In-Person

These fitness providers primarily focus on yoga, but may also offer additional workout types, including pilates, barre, and more. Whether you want free yoga classes online or free yoga classes in person, you’ll enjoy the free trial offers from these well-known yoga studios.

  • Alo Moves: Free 14-day online trial
  • CorePower Yoga
    • New students get a free week of in-person classes
    • Free online content for everyone
      • Free yoga and mindfulness content on Instagram
      • Free community class on Friday at 1:00 pm MT on YouTube 
  • Gaia: Free trial to access online content
  • The Underbelly: Free 14-day online trial
  • YogaWorks: Free 14-day online trial

These free fitness trials are intended to acquire new members — you may be asked for payment information that can be charged if you do not actively cancel your membership by the end of your free trial.


Free Gym Passes

These free gym passes are good for local fitness studios that offer a wide variety of ways to exercise and feel great! Look for free weights, weight machines, cardio equipment, and unique fitness classes at these gyms with free trials.

Free Trial Gym Membership

Free Trial Gym Membership

The terms and conditions of each offer vary, but most free gym pass offers are for local residents only and require a photo ID to redeem.

Planet Fitness Free Trial

    Planet Fitness Free Trial

Free gym pass offers are intended to drive new member sign-ups — you should definitely expect a membership sales pitch with each of the free trial offers.


Fitness Gear

Most of the offers above do not require investments in specialized gear, but a few great fitness accessories are versatile enough to be useful no matter what type of exercise you prefer.


High-Quality Essentials

Free Exercise Videos

Free Exercise Videos

Every job is easier when you’re equipped with great tools. Invest in high-quality fitness essentials that you can use no matter how many different activities you like to enjoy!


Floor Mats

A durable exercise mat is a must-have for yoga, pilates, and other floor-based workout routines.


Heart Rate Monitors

An accurate heart rate monitor can help to keep your heart rate in the correct target zones so that you can reach your fitness goals.


Comfortable and Supportive Socks

Whether you need comfortable padding for impact sports or a grippy surface for mat-based workouts, the right socks can make a world of difference!


Reusable Water Bottles

Be sure to stay hydrated while you exercise by keeping a water bottle nearby. Invest in one that you love, so that you are more likely to use it often.



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Free Exercise Classes Near Me

Free Exercise Classes Near Me

Which of these looks most enticing to you? Are you more interested in the best free online workout videos or the best free in-person exercise classes?

16 Responses

  1. Alice says:

    I would really like to get back in shape this year but my schedule is becoming so tight. This is why I am having second thoughts about enrolling in a fitness program because it might just be a waste of money.

    But with these fitness programs that I can avail for free, I do not have to worry about spending a dime. I would like to do either the free dance trials or boxing trials but they’re only good for 7 days. I wished they have a 30-day trial (sigh!).

    But I will try the online fitness trial Daily Burn. It’s more convenient for me because since it’s online, I can do it at home whenever I’m free. 

    Thank you for sharing these free fitness programs and trials.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Alice! It can take a while to determine if a fitness routine is a good fit that you’ll enjoy doing over time. For that reason, it’s understandable to hesitate to enroll in a fitness program before you’re sure about it. 

      The online resources are incredibly convenient, and even though those dance and boxing trials are shorter than you’d like, you may as well try them out since they are free! Enjoy!!

  2. moses456 says:

    There are lots of free courses you got there, if you count maybe it will around 6 months or more.

    I think exercising is not that hard to figure out, there are lots of free stuff online now, how to do things, no need even for coach, 15 years ago maybe you needed yes, but now no.

    I gave been in the fitness industry for more than 8 years, it is great feeling to be fit or muscular.

    But I don’t think you need to spend too much money on supplements or coaches. Maybe for some time but not for years.

    This is great post for someone doesn’t want to spend money with coaches.

    • Alyce says:

      It is nice to know that there are so many free exercise resources available today! It can be hard to get motivated to start a new routine, but it’s great to have lots of ways to train for free.

  3. Bob says:


    Staying fit is not easy if you’re not going to the gym or working out everyday. You definitely have the social platforms covered! I need to learn how to do that. Putting the quick navigation link at the beginning was brilliant otherwise a person might be overwhelmed reading through all the different options available for fitness. One thing I didn’t like was getting whacked with a pop up ad. I got a little confused. Other than that, a well formatted, informative article.

    • Alyce says:

      Thanks for the feedback Bob. I hope you found the information that you were looking for regarding affordable ways to get fit!

  4. Anusuya says:

    Great and useful information for any one, perhaps every one. 

    Who doesn’t want to stay fit to live a health life!

    Make a stay fit pitch and earn a free fight. Choose what you want! Wow!

    It is a win-win situation for you and the business. One can’t go wrong in choosing fitness as a goal and practice in many ways free of cost.

    I knew some of the gym places offer free gifts and free trial membership. I never knew of so many.

    The easier ones are walkable or few minute drive. I was in gym for several years which close enough to walk. But now and after (Pandemic !) I am walking almost everyday for 30 minutes at the minimum. It really does help in my mental and physical health.

    I will see if I can take some free trial offers around my area.

    Thank you for this post.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Anusuya! It’s nice that we have options like walking in local areas or venturing back into gyms. Physical exercise can sometimes seem like a chore, but it is definitely good for the body and soul!

  5. Pat says:

    You have a lot of great content. “Places to check out”, but I feel your title is a bit misleading. Yes, they all have free trials or free start up but then once the trial stops you either have to pay or stop. One cannot get fit on a 7, 14 or 30 day trial. Perhaps your title should say start your journey to being fit for free. I have to say I was a bit disappointed when I realized it was all just trials. As a woman in her 50s it is harder for me to stay fit on my own and I was hopeful to find a program that would help me with that with the little time I have in the day to actually exercise until I found out that in truth I could not get fit for free I could only start for free.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Pat, Thanks for sharing your concerns. Go back and look at the section at the top called “Free Fitness Programs”. These are not for free trials, but for ongoing, regular free class options. The link to CorePower Yoga also has information on where you can find free content (both live weekly classes and on-demand online content). 

      I hope that helps!

  6. LineCowley says:

    It is so important to stay active and fit throughout your life, but many people can unfortunately not afford the membership for gyms. So it is great to find that there are free exercise offers available that one can join. 

    I love Lululemon fitness clothes, so it is great to see that they actually offer online exercise classes. Do you know if these classes are available in Australia? Or is it only in America? Thank you for sharing a great resource for free exercise classes.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Line, the free lululemon classes appear to be offered worldwide, including in Australia. On the lululemon community page, select “Australia” instead of “All Regions” to see the free lululemon classes in Australia.

  7. Todd Snively says:

    I had never considered all of the free classes available in retail stores.  That was a real learning moment.  

    If you are looking for free workout programs, this website is the right place. These programs discussed are designed to help you tone up and build muscle. There are preset routines available, as well as free ones. You can even create your own custom workout routines and share them with friends. These resources are great for anyone who is serious about losing weight.

    You don’t have to pay for expensive equipment with these resources. Apps such as Aaptiv offer free workouts on Apple Podcasts. There’s no free trial for Aaptiv, but you can save 50 percent on an annual subscription. Another free fitness app is The Body Coach TV, which has over 250 videos and has a “7 Days of Sweat” challenge. There are even short workout videos that you can use for children.

    If you’d like to get into shape and tone up your entire body at once this website will provide all the resources you need.

  8. Dave from Ohio says:

    Thanks for sharing.  There are a lot of options out there for free trials.  I have looked at some of the yoga apps/classes that are available and the sample that I have tried was too short to really judge if it was worth the money.  Do you have any experience with the yoga apps? Any recommendations on which may be better?  Thanks in advance.   

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Dave, I have not tried these yoga apps, so I can’t speak about them personally yet. However, I do like that most of the free yoga app trials include a 2-week long trial period. Hopefully, that is enough time to evaluate whether or not the content is right for you. Good luck!

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