52-Week Savings Challenge No. 22: Where to Work Out for Free

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It’s now week 22 of the 52-Week Savings Challenge. Last week, GOBankingRates recommended you save $21 on Halloween decorations by conducting some DIY projects, instead of purchasing decorations.

52-week-savings-challenge-22If you’ve been an active participant in the 52-Week Savings Challenge, you’re likely becoming a pro at looking for deals and ways to cut down on costs. This week’s tip is to broaden your workout routine and obtain a free trial membership with a specialty fitness studio or gym. While there are many workout apps that can replace your gym membership entirely, not everyone is self-motivated enough to obtain results outside of a classroom.

If you enjoy specialty classes and already have a membership with a gym or studio that charges per class, you can save that money by visiting a different studio this week and taking advantage of its free trial period. A number of gyms and studios across the country offer free classes to new potential customers.

If you’re paying around $20 per yoga class you attend, YogaWorks is just such an establishment, offering a free week of classes just for signing up for this coupon. If pumping iron or cycling is more your style, several major gyms also offer free trials that you can take advantage of — most of which include their classes.

Make Your Money Work for You

Below is a list of fitness centers and studios that offer free trials:


  • 24 Hour Fitness: Click here to sign up at 24hourfitness.com for a free pass.
  • Anytime Fitness: Get a free, seven-day trial at participating locations.
  • barre3: Get a free, 15-day subscription for unlimited access to the studio’s 10-, 30-, 40- and 60-minute workouts, along with recipes and a guided weight loss program.
  • Blink Fitness: Sign up for a free trial at BlinkFitness.com if you reside in the greater New York area.
  • Crunch Fitness: Fill out this form for a free one-day pass.
  • Equinox: Try out elite gym with a free three-day trial membership.
  • Spectrum: Get a taste of VIP treatment with Spectrum’s free three-day pass by filling out this online form.
  • True Fitness: Choose any of 450 available classes to try with no obligations by filling out a free trial form on the studio’s website.


Extra Savings Tip: “Consider banking with a credit union. CUs are not-for-profit financial institutions, which means that the profits are distributed back to the communities they serve, many times in the form of lower loan rates and account fees. This can provide you with substantial savings,” recommends Pacific Marine Credit Union.

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Christina Lavingia

Christina Lavingia is a politics and finance reporter. Her articles and commentary have been featured on Yahoo! Finance, The Today Show, MSN Money, Investopedia, MarketWatch, The Huffington Post, Daily Finance, The Motley Fool, U.S. News and Business Insider.

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