The Best Discounted or Free Fitness Classes/Gym Memberships
Hey pals! I actually wrote this post last January, and I figured it would probably be helpful to update it if you’re motivated to start a new fitness routine this month! So grab your 2020 Workout & Wellness Planner and scope out some DEALS!
My favorite discounted or free fitness classes/gym memberships:
Chicago Athletic Clubs
Join for just $20 until 1/20/20! I used to be a member at CAC Lincoln Square and I loved it! (I cancelled my membership because I wanted to join Fit Body Bootcamp since it’s closer/easier to get to!) It has a really great neighborhood vibe, it’s always clean, and there is a ton of equipment. Also, in case you’re wondering, I paid for this membership myself/no comped or sponsored situation here! (Not that my opinions would change if it was!)
Get your first month FOR FREE! Yes, you read that right! I cannot get over how awesome this promotion is – especially because so many of my favorite studios listed here are available through Classpass. If you like group fitness, this is an awesome deal.
Get your first class FREE! I love their location in North Center, specifically Level 2 with Linda. I always say that these classes are perfect for anyone who is usually intimidated by fitness studios. Everyone is so nice, classes go at a slow and steady pace, and there are always modifications for everyone.
Get your first week FREE! I was just thinking about how much I miss Corepower actually. There was a time when I went almost every single day, then I did my teacher training there and actually went every single day ? I only lived 2 blocks away – it was so easy!! Now that I’m farther from a studio, I rarely make it there, but it’s such an awesome workout. Let me know if anyone has any questions about their classes, too – I’d be happy to help!
Get your first class FREE! This is another one that I miss!! I was actually just messaging one of my followers about all of the Flybarre teachers that I would go to all the time when I lived in Old Town. Elena, Sarah, Glenn – they’re all AMAZING and make working out so much freaking fun. Also, their spin classes are my favorite because you can see your exact torq and RPMs, so you know when you’re slacking and need to push yourself a little more. The best!
Get an unlimited month of yoga for $100! I went here for the first time on Monday for a special NYE Hip Hop Yoga class and it was SO GOOD. As some of you might recall, I had a less than stellar experience at a studio in my new neighborhood that left me feeling really discouraged – but this class reminded me why I LOVE YOGA! It was challenging but still grounding, and the small studio has a super friendly and welcoming vibe. If you want to sign up for their unlimited yoga deal right now, you can email them at email@example.com! They also have a challenge going on where people can win gift certificates and free yoga. If you live in this neighborhood (or even if you don’t), I highly recommend checking it out!
Get your first class FREE! Another studio from my Old Town life! ? I should really check out some of their other locations around the city though, because this workout is always good. Every class is mix of treadmill, running, and weights. I love it because right when you’re sick of one, it’s time to switch to the other!
Get $5 off their New Client Two Pack with code LAKESHORELADY! (*I don’t know if this code is still valid, but I’m keeping it here just in case!!) I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – this is the hardest workout in the city. Obviously that’s just my opinion, but I stand by it! If you have no idea what [solidcore] is, you can read my full breakdown and review in this blog post!!
Get your first class for free (DM me for the code!) or One Week Unlimited for Cycle/Interval/Yoga for $35 (new students only)! If you live in Lincoln Park, you MUST check out their location at Halsted and Fullerton. I just went yesterday to try their Torch class (OMG such a KILLER!) and it’s one of the most beautiful gyms/studios I’ve ever been to. There is a huge skylight in the lobby right when you walk in, the classrooms are even bigger than the ones in River North, and you can snag an acai bowl at Graze on your way out after class. Honestly, what could be better?!
Also worth nothing: if you are self employed or have a non-traditional job, I just discovered their “Off Peak All Three” membership option. This gives you access to all classes between 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday for just $150 (regular $240). Such a great option! PS. You can also read more about their Hi Def class in this post!
Title Boxing Club
Get your first class free! A few of you mentioned more specific January deals when I asked for suggestions, so definitely ask your location about those, too. I tried my first boxing class at Title last year and was so surprised by how much I loved it! I thought it would be really intimating, but the teacher made it all so fun. The class started with a warm up (squats, jumping jacks, high knees, etc), and then moved into the boxing series. This portion went by SO fast, which makes sense because you’re thinking way more about getting the combinations right instead of how tired you are/how hard it is like normal classes! You also finish with an ab series, which allows your heart rate to calm down a little bit before you leave class. If you’re looking for something different to try, definitely check this out!
Other great deals:
AIR Aerial Fitness
Get your 1st week of unlimited classes for $25! They also have special classes with recent Aerial Yoga Certification graduates for just $10, which is pretty cool.
The Barre Code
You can get your first class free, but you can also get their New Client Two Week Unlimited package for only $39!
Work out 8 times in your first 30 days and earn back your initiation fee. Such a great motivator to help you actually go and get into a new routine!
On Your Mark
Get your first week free!
Get your first class free! After that, you can get your first month of unlimited classes for $99.
Get 10 days of unlimited yoga for $55!
Get half off your membership when you pay annually – only $119 for the whole year!
Join for $1 down and a month for free! (Offer ends 1/12)
Get your first week of unlimited yoga and all-studio access for just $20!
Zen Yoga Garage
Get your first week of unlimited yoga for free!
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PS. You might also like The Best At Home Workout, How to Not Feel Overwhelmed Setting Your 2019 Goals, my 2020 Resolutions, and my FREE 2020 Workout & Wellness Planner!
January 7, 2020 @ 11:47 am
Studio Lagree! I actually prefer it to Solidcore…and they have 4 locations in the city. They have an awesome first class and new client deal (180$ for 10 classes)!
January 7, 2020 @ 11:52 am
Oh thanks for letting me know about this!! I’ll add it into the post today!!
January 7, 2020 @ 8:15 pm
Another AMAZING gym is Chicago Primal Gym (https://www.chicagoprimal.com/). It is hands down the best gym experience I have ever had. Not only do the coaches know their stuff, but they are super friendly, supportive, and encouraging. They have established a wonderful community! The gym is in Lakeview, which is about 20 minutes from where I live (if traffic is decent), but I don’t mind the commute because I love it that much! They offer a free week as well. I highly recommend!
Also, starting January 13th they are running a 42-day shred challenge. It is a GREAT deal & if anyone is interested, they should definitely inquire about it. 🙂
January 8, 2020 @ 10:03 am