DIARY OF A MISGUIDED HIPPIE LIFESTYLE

A GUIDE TO FREE FITNESS IN THE BAY AREA

Are you looking to diversify your fitness routine and don’t know where to begin? We’ve compiled a list of free workouts across the Bay Area. No matter what your fitness style may be, there’s a little something for everyone.

 

Are you looking to diversify your fitness routine and don’t know where to begin? Or better yet, are you just unwilling to spend big bucks and make a financial commitment to boutique-style studio workouts before knowing if they’ll work out for you?

I’ve compiled a list of free workouts across the Bay Area. No matter what your fitness style may be, there’s a little something for everyone.

photo courtesy of Pure Barre

Barre
Pure Barre

Located in Berkeley, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Marin, and San Rafael.
Pure Barre specializes in low impact, full body workouts using light weights, resistance bands, balls, and of course, the ballet barre. New clients have the opportunity to try their first week for free.
purebarre.com

Dance
VRV3 (formerly known as Vertical Barre Studios)

photo courtesy of VRV3 Studios

Located in San Francisco.
This pole and dance studio offers Flexibility, twerkshop, chair dance, headstand classes, and open studio. Everything first Sunday of the month, you have a chance to take their Sunday Funday beginner pole class for free.
vrv3studios.com

Yoga
CorePower Yoga

photo courtesy of Core PowerYoga

Located in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek.
New clients can enjoy their first week of unlimited classes for free. Options range traditional hot yoga, hot-power fusion, yoga sculpt, and core restore. Challenge yourself by taking a advance class, or scale back and revisit the basics. Their signature classes, CP, range from levels 1-3. During teacher trainings, you can even luck out by finding free classes on the schedule with some of their new instructors.
corepoweryoga.com

Yoga to the People
Located in Berkeley, and San Francisco.
All classes are drop-in and donation based, however, you’ll never be turned away by what you can or cannot give. There is no advertised teacher schedule, so your practice is never about the instructor but rather about yourself.
yogatothepeople.com

Indoor Cylcing
CycleBar
Located in Berkeley.
This stadium-style cycle studio offers themed rides, complimentary clip-in shoe rental, fruit, and re-usuable water bottles. (Psst! After their Wine Down Wednesday Friday Happy Hour classes, a different kind of complimentary beverage is served.) On top of all that, your first class is free.
cyclebar.com

CycleScape Fitness
Located in Walnut Creek.
CycleScape also holds a plethora of themed classes. Friday nights, you can take their GLOW ride which features a live DJ. Your first class is also free.
cyclescapefitness.com

Everything in Between…
Lululemon
Located in Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Corte Madera, and San Francisco.
Lululemon offers free weekly run clubs and in-store yoga classes.
lululemon.com

Sports Basement

photo courtesy of Sports Basement

Located in Berkeley, and San Francisco.
Surprise! The sporting goods store also has a wide range of free classes, from zumba, to yoga, to mat pilates, to run clubs. No pre-registration is required, just show up with any listed props/materials that are listed in their online class descriptions.
sportsbasement.com

TruveFit
Located in Oakland.
TruveFit is a private training facility and wellness center that also has a range of group classes including: Fit Camp, SpinCore, Body Sculpting, TRX, Barre, Pilates mat and reformer, and Yoga. Your first class is free. All classes that include Community in their name/description are free as well.
truvefit.com

Do you have a favorite Bay Area workout or studio that wasn’t mentioned? Feel free to list it in the comments.

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