21 Free Workouts, Fun Runs, and Other Fitness Events Happening This Month

A guide to all the fun fitness happenings you need on your March 2018 calendar.


Head to TORC this month for yoga followed by happy hour. Photograph courtesy TORC Yoga.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1

DAYBREAKER ONESIE EDITION The yoga-class-meets-dance-party workout finally came to Philly in January and we’re ready for round two at Rumor (1500 Sansom Street). This time, though, we’ll be wearing the only clothes appropriate for 6 a.m. — onesies. Sign up for yoga at 6 a.m., the dance party at 7 a.m. or both, then stay for free cold brew, LemonKind juices, and breakfast bites from Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods before heading to work. Grab tickets here. $35 for yoga and dance, 6 a.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2

DISCO BARRE + BREW Who said disco is a thing of the past? Barre instructor Elise Feibush from Tuck Barre & Yoga created a playlist for the themed barre class at the Point Breeze location (1155 South 20th Street) — no bellbottoms required. Afterwards, the class will head to Burg’s Hideaway Lounge for drinks. Register here. $15 for drop-ins, 5:15 p.m.

TORC ON TAP For TORC’s First Friday event this month, participate in either an hour-long Vinyasa flow or barre class, followed by a happy hour with drinks provided by Chaddsford Winery and bites from Animo Juice & Burrito Bar’s new menu. Register here. $20, 6 p.m.

FIRST FRIDAY AT BPM The First Friday series featuring live deejay classes at BPM Fitness is back this month with new beats. Reserve your spot here. $10, 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

FREE SANSOM STREET DONUT RUN The new running series hosted by Philadelphia Runner and Federal Donuts is back on the first Saturday of the month. Meet the group at Philadelphia Runner Center City for a free, three-mile group run. Your motivation is doughnuts and coffee from Federal Donuts at the end of the run. Learn more here. Free, 9 a.m.

GET FILTHY: JT HIP-HOP WORKSHOP You don’t have to wait until the Philly tour date in June to dance to Justin Timberlake. In this 90-minute smooth hip-hop workshop at Philly Dance Fitness Rittenhouse (1624 South Street), you’ll learn moves inspired by JT’s music videos — think slides, shoulder shrugs, and spins. Get ready to dance to old favorites like “Bye Bye Bye,” newer hits from the pop star’s most recent album, “Man of the Woods,” and everything in between. Buy tickets here. $25, 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

LADY GAGA YOGA After the popular Beyoncé yoga music experience at Priya Hot Yoga, we’re hungry for more pop in our practice. Yogi Brittany Policastro will lead this class complete with singing, dancing and all things Gaga. Snag tickets here. $25, 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

FREE COREFITNESS BOOT CAMP KICK-OFF Every year, CoreFitness kicks off spring with a free boot camp class at the Art Museum steps. Grab a friend, get outside, and get your Rocky on. Register here. Free, 9 a.m.

LET’S FLY: AN ARM BALANCE WORKSHOP Let’s face it — we can’t all run highly-curated Instagram feeds full of photos of perfectly executed arm-balances, but we can all learn to do some of yoga’s more intimidating poses with greater ease and mindfulness. This workshop at Priya Hot Yoga is designed to challenge, but allows participants to approach each pose at their own pace and comfort level. Learn more here. $30, 1 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11

PHILLY SPIN-IN Set aside the SoulCycle vs. Flywheel rivalry at least for one day; the second annual Philly Spin-In will bring together instructors from SoulCycle, Flywheel Sports, CycleBar, BPM Fitness, Body Cycle, and Life Time Athletic for an eight-hour spin marathon to benefit cardiac care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Last year’s event raised $250,000 for the cause. You can still snag a spot on a bike in CHOP’s Colket Translational Research Building for the afternoon session. Learn more here and register. $25, 8 a.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

FREE SHACK TRACK & FIELD RUN Burger chain Shake Shack hosts a community fun run on the second Tuesday of each month. The three to five-mile evening run starts at Philadelphia Runner in Center City and ends at the University City Shake Shack. More information here. Plus, the post-run drink is on Shake Shack! Free, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

MANNA YOGA To celebrate National Nutrition Month, the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) is hosting a yoga class led by Philly Power Yoga + Thrive Pilates at the alliance’s headquarters at 420 North 20th Street. After class, MANNA dietitians will talk about the importance of nutrition alongside physical fitness; learn about nutrition and stay for happy hour. Purchase tickets here. $10, 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

YOGA & WELLNESS FOR THE PUPS Franklin & Whitman, the Philly-based, cruelty-free hair and skincare company, is hosting a wellness event to help dogs in need. Join Blair Flynn (@balancewithb on Instagram) for a yoga session, talk plant-based wellness with Caroline Ginolfi (@plantbasedblonde) and break for lunch from HipCityVeg — plus meet rescue dogs! All proceeds will be donated to the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Learn more here. $45, 10 a.m.

HOOP INTENSIVE Join Mike Hayatakaknown on YouTube as That Hoop Guy — for an intensive afternoon hooping workshop hosted by the Philadelphia Spin Coalition. You can sign up for the Continuous Folding Hooping and Contact Hooping workshop at 1 p.m., the Chest Rolls and Hoop Balancing workshop at 6 p.m. or both. Snag tickets here. $70 day pass, $40 single workshop, 1 p.m.

SPRING EQUINOX FLOW Spring is coming, bringing longer days and more sunshine. Celebrate the upcoming influx of vitamin D with this two-hour class at Maha Yoga. The flow will focus on core-centric balancing poses mixed with some inversions to shake off winter. Register here. $35, 2 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 19

MARCH SHRED SERIES KICK-OFF Start the new season with this five-day exercise and nutrition program hosted by CoreFitness. Sessions alternate between Water Works Pier and the Art Museum steps for 50-minute full-body, cardiovascular and strength-building workouts from March 19 through 23. Learn more and snag your spot here. $89, 6 a.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 20

FREE FIRST DAY OF SPRING HIKE Join the Wissahickon Environmental Center for a short, early spring hike to wake up your legs and learn a little bit about the park. The group will stop occasionally to look for early signs of spring. Hikers of all ages are invited. Register here. Free, 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

YOGA BRUNCH If your perfect Saturday involves a long yoga class followed by some delicious avocado toast, then 1) we should totally be friends, and 2) you should totally go to this yoga brunch in Queen Village. Teranga Yoga will lead a 75-minute flow, followed by a plant-based brunch catered by Namaste Nourish, including a create-your-own avocado toast bar. YUM. Get more info here, tickets here. $40, 10 a.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

FREE BIG CLIMB PHILLY KICK-OFF Start practicing your climbing and learn more about reaching your fundraising goals at Lincoln Financial Field for the kick-off of Big Climb Philly, a stair-climbing event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You must be a registered participant of Big Climb Philly to attend this event. Register here. Free, 9:30 a.m.

YOGA FOR CYCLISTS If you stashed your bike away for the winter, you might be a little rusty when you get back on wheels this spring. Maha Yoga is hosting a new class designed specifically for cyclists; you’ll stretch and strengthen the parts of the body that matter most for biking, like your legs, glutes, core, and upper body. You’ll leave this workshop with a special set of poses that you can do anywhere. Snag your spot here. $30, 2 p.m.

PHILLY RABBIT RUN Strap on your bunny ears for this 5K through the Zoo to kick-off Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. You’ll get to run through the Zoo before it opens, then enjoy the rest of the day hanging out with the animals — plus, it’s for a good cause. Register to run here. $45, 8 a.m.

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