Where to Find Free Workouts Every Day of the Week in Philly: Winter 2014 Edition

Body Cycle Studio | Photo by Christopher Gabello

Body Cycle Studio | Photo by Christopher Gabello

With the weather turning colder and the days growing shorter, we thought it the perfect time to refresh our guide to free fitness options for the next few months—most of which, you’ll see, are indoor options. As regular Be Well readers know, this post is the latest in our seasonal guides that point you to free workouts all over town. Bookmark it, and add the days and times below to your fitness calendar. Happy sweating!


What: Body Rocker Ride // A free 45-minute spin class, no strings attached.
Where: Body Cycle Studio, 1923 Chestnut Street, second floor, Rittenhouse.
When: Mondays from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Note: The day and time rotates occasionally, so check the schedule before heading over.


What: Free Fitness Philly Boot Camp // Staffers push the racks of clothes aside for an in-store, after-hours total-body boot camp class.
Where: Athleta Philadelphia, 1722 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.
When: Tuesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. through the end of November. Check next month’s calendar once it’s posted to see if it continues.


What: Pay-what-you-can yoga // Wednesday nights are pay-what-you-can nights at the Art Museum. Dhyana Yoga sets up a class inside the museum; just be sure to bring your own mat. And of course, you can stay afterward to take in some art.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Ben Franklin Parkway, Fairmount.
When: Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. More here.


What: City Sports Run Club // Free group runs from the Center City store. Participants occasionally get to test out new gear, win prizes and more.
Where: City Sports, 1608 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse.
When: Thursdays at 6 p.m. More info is here.


What: November Project // Yup, they stick with it all winter long—rain, shine, snow or frigid temps be damned. Join the grassroots fitness group on Friday mornings for a tough workout at a new location each week. Stay tuned to their Facebook page, where they announce the location each week.
Where: Changes weekly.
When: Fridays at 6:25 a.m. Workouts last about an hour.


What: Free Saturdays // Main Line fitness studio Fit Fire is offering free classes on Saturdays through the end of November. Options include BodyCombat at 8 a.m., BodyPump at 8:45 a.m. and BodyFlow at 9:30 a.m. No preregistration required.
Where: Fit Fire Studio, 300 West Lancaster Avenue, Devon.
When: Saturday mornings through November. Note: Once these free classes are over, shift your Saturday workout to Mama’s Wellness Joint in Midtown Village. Lululemon Walnut Street is offering a free class there Saturday mornings at 9:15 a.m. through January.


What: Candlelight Yoga // Philly Yoga Factory hosts a one-hour hot vinyasa with flickering candles to set the ambiance. It’s donation-based, so pay what you want.
Where: Bikram Yoga Philadelphia, 1520 Sansom Street, Center City.
When: Sundays at  7:30 p.m. More here.

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