17 Philly-Area Boutique Fitness Studios Where Your First Class Is Free

When it’s time to mix up your workout, call on one of these 14 studios for a free trial.

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Looking to try out a new workout without breaking the bank? Here are 17 fitness studios in and around Philly that offer their first class free. / Photograph courtesy of BaoChau Le.

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When you fall in love with a workout, you tend to only want to go to that exact workout — or at least, that’s how we are. Whether you’re totally obsessed with exhausting your muscles during reformer workouts or getting super sweaty at spin class, it’s important to try new things and diversify your workouts, as traitorous to your favorite workout as it may feel.

To encourage you to try new workouts and studios, we rounded up 17 studios that offer new clients their first class (and, in some cases, a whole week of classes) for free. Below, find a slew of Philly studios with workouts ranging from boxing to yoga to spin to TRX, then go ahead and book your visit there for free.

Balance Chestnut Hill

What: Whatever type of class you’re looking for, chances are Balance offers it. Their classes come in four different categories: cardio and endurance, cardio and strength, strength, and flexibility. Whether you want to burn calories with cycling or boxing or if you want to stretch your muscles with a yoga class, Balance is the place to go.
Where: 12 West Willow Grove Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Usual drop-in rate: 30-minute class for $15 or a 45-minute to hour-long class for $20

Bria Method

What: A studio that fuses barre, dance fit, and yoga? Say no more. The “HIIT” and “Lit” classes at newly-opened Bria Method will energize and strengthen your muscles. Plus, your first week is completely on the house.
Where: 720 Johnsville Boulevard, Warminster
Usual drop-in rate: Memberships vary

Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness

What: Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness’s spinning classes are 45-minute and hour-long sessions guaranteed to make you feel strong. They’ve got both typical rides and combo classes, featuring off-the-bike strength training. Choose from the options here.
Where: 89 Bethlehem Pike, Chestnut Hill
Usual drop-in rate: $20

City Fitness

What: Okay, City Fitness isn’t quite a boutique fitness studio, but it’s a local gym that offers boutique-style fitness classes. Snag a seven-day pass and check out all of the classes City Fitness has to offer. Did we mention they host more than 150 group exercise classes each week? Have fun trying to decide which class to take first!
Where: Multiple locations
Usual drop-in rate: Memberships vary

CKO Kickboxing

What: CKO’s Kickboxing classes will kick your butt. No, really — we’ve tried ’em, and they are killer. You can get your free class here.
Where: 1616 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
Usual drop-in rate: Varying membership options

CorePower Yoga

What: CorePower offers a unique variety of heated yoga and yoga fusion classes. If you like yoga with an added strength-training component, they’ve got Yoga Sculpt, a super-sweaty class that incorporates weights. They’ve also got killer hot power flow classes. And with their newbie promo, you get a whole week of unlimited classes for free, so you can test out all their offerings. You can sign up for your free week here.
Where: 1616 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse; 921 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill; 1460 Bethlehem Pike, North Wales
Usual drop-in rate: $26


What: This international chain boasts a dim club-like stadium in which you’ll spin, jump, and tap back to fun music. Your first ride is on the house here, and you can rent shoes for free! #winning.
Where: 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Usual drop-in rate: $25

Cycle Brewerytown

What: You can find explicit rides popping up on spin schedules around the city, but this studio only does explicit rides — they’re there to encourage riders to get down and dirty to motivating beats. Check out this graffiti-coated studio where your first ride is free.
Where: 2800 West Girard Avenue, Brewerytown
Usual drop-in rate: $22

F45 Training

What: This Australian transplant, 45-minute HIIT workout uses large screens to demonstrate the moves at every station and keep you on track of your 20 seconds on and ten seconds off regime. Check out the buzz in a free one-week trial.
Where: 1900 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Center City; 117 Spring Garden Street, Northern Liberties; 6001 Ridge Avenue, Manayunk; 936 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Usual drop-in rate:
 Memberships vary

Flywheel Sports

What: If you’re looking for a spin class that seriously works your muscles and feels like a party, then clip in at Flywheel. Their BPM-based playlists are curated by their energetic and trained instructors. Plus, Flywheel uses a TorqBoard so you can see your stats in real time as you race your classmates. Score your free tech-y class here.
Where: 1521 Locust Street, Rittenhouse; 711 West Lancaster Avenue, Suite 300, Bryn Mawr
Usual drop-in rate: Memberships vary

Never Give Up Training

What: With fully customized personal training plans, Never Give Up’s sweat sessions are 100-percent tailored for your fitness needs. NGU also offers one-on-one nutrition counseling and race training. If you don’t want all the attention, you’ve got a variety of group classes to choose from, including bootcamp, TRX, and sculpt. Sign up for your first class for free here.
Where: 4368 Cresson Street, Manayunk
Usual drop-in rate: $18

Ride Studio

What: This studio houses spin, barre, and TRX classes all under one roof — and they offer childcare. Try a class of your choosing on the house for your first visit.
Where: 225 2nd Street Pike, Southampton
Usual drop-in rate: $18

Roots Athletics

What: Specializing in martial arts-based fitness, this Best of Philly award-winning studio will not only kick your butt workout-wise, but they’ll do it in a beautiful studio as well. Check it out for yourself and take advantage of their free three-day trial.
Where: 2101 Brandywine Street, Spring Garden
Usual drop-in rate: Memberships vary

SoulBeat Studio

What: Boasting TONS of cycling, barre, TRX, and combination classes, SoulBeat’s contagious energy and on-point rhythm will have you coming back again and again. You can try any of these workouts for free if you’re a newcomer.
Where: 2828 Audubon Village Drive, Audubon
Usual drop-in rate: $17


What: Offering spin, barre, TRX, and fusions of all three, Torque will kick your butt in a number of ways, but the first butt-kicking is free.
Where: 328 North Lewis Road, Royersford
Usual drop-in rate: $17

The Wall Fitness

What: The Wall offers indoor cycling, barre, and sculpt classes — talk about a triple threat. For your free first class, take your pick from their lineup.
Where: 107 Cotton Street, Manayunk
Usual drop-in rate: $18

WillPower Live

What: WillPower Live is not just a fitness studio, but a community whose mission is to empower all individuals through fitness. Their high energy strength and conditioning program will have you burning calories while building lean muscle. WillPower also offers weekly wellness and nutrition education so that you can fully optimize your health journey. They offer a free 7-day trial, as well as free classes every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. and every Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
Where: 1401 Germantown Avenue, Kensington
Usual drop-in rate: $25