7 Free First Time Workouts

April 5, 2017

There are so many different workout classes available it's crazy! Soul Cycle, kickboxing, CorePower Yoga, and I just discovered 305 Fitness (which I am dying to try).

It can be very overwhelming (and expensive) to find a sweat session that is something you actually enjoy doing regularly, let alone fits your schedule. My friends and I have recently been trying some different workouts (one of which I talked about in this Insta post) where the concept is a quick (usually around 30 minutes) high intensity-style workout that speeds up your heart rate and burns more fat in less time.

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I'll be honest: I'm more inclined to try a new workout if it's free. How else will I know it's worth a monthly membership? This all got me thinking - and researching - about places that offer a free first-time workout. Read on for a list of places that I've found and leave a comment if you've tried any - or know of any others I can add to the list!


9Round is a 30 minute kickboxing theme fitness program that incorporates functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training methods. It's not in a "class" form - instead, there are nine rounds of exercises and you can start at any round. If cycle 5 is open, you can start there and end at cycle 4. There are even trainers on stand by if you have questions, want nutritional advice, or need help. Since the workouts change each day, you'll never get bored. (How could you when you're punching things??) The idea is to go as hard as possible for three minutes until you hear the timer and move to the next round. My friend and I tried a class and we loved it!

Find a location near you here.

Zengo Cycle

Zengo Cycle is a full-body, cycle workout. It's a 50 minute, full-body workout that is my kind of happy hour. The goal of Zengo Cycle is to always keep your legs pedaling while your upper body moves to the beat, keeping your core, obliquest, and triceps tight. This hard core cardio and strength training workout is my kind of happy (almost) hour.

Find a location near you here.

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CorePower Yoga

Anything incorporating yoga - sign me up! This high intensity workout works every part of your body - especially your core. Since there's a wide range of classes, there's something for everyone no matter how flexible you are. I'm definitely all about turning my stress into sweat!

*Bonus: not just your first class - but your first WEEK at CorePower Yoga is free!

Find a location near you here.

Orangetheory Fitness

Another workout craze that has really caught on is Orangetheory Fitness. During the one hour workout, your heart rate is monitored as you sweat through a high-intensity workout scientifically designed to keep heart rates in a target zone that spikes metabolism and increases energy.

Find a location near you here.

Nike+ Training Club

The Nike+ Training Club is a great way to take advantage of free fitness events and runs in your area - and make new friends now that the warm weather is upon us. All you have to do? Sign up for a free Nike+ account to find events where you are. There are also over 130 free workouts available through the app that you can do at the gym or at home.

Download the app here.

Crunch Gym

Crunch Gym is known for fusing fitness and entertainment to make serious exercise fun. (I've said before it IS possible to love your workout!) Crunch facilities have a supersized menu of group fitness classes, dedicated spin and yoga studios, expanded facilities, state-of-the-art equipment. The possibilities are pretty much endless at Crunch - so you'll definitely put your free pass to good use!

Find a location near you here.

Get your free 1-day pass here!

Check your local gym

Gyms are always holding free trial classes for upcoming workouts. You may have seen my Instagram stories several weeks ago about how my friend and I tried a new Les Mills HIIT cycle class called Sprint. It was in the "testing" phase at my gym so we tried the (free) 30 minute class and it had me dripping sweat all over the bike. (The class is now on the schedule at my gym three days a week and I'm definitely going to go again!) Always watch out for signs about free classes or check with the front desk to see if there are any coming - and if you need to sign up in advance. It's a great way to try a workout you might normally look past - and you can't beat the free price tag!

Have you tried any of these workouts? How did you like them?


  1. This is SUCH a great round up! Core Power has been on my list to try!

    PS. Emailing you about IG tomorrow :]

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    1. CorePower is at the top of my list to try too!!! I just need to go already! lol


  2. This is an awesome list! I need to try 9Round now!

    1. Girl you DEFINITELY need to try 9Round!!!! I LOVED it and would have totally signed up but (beware) it's expensive lol (well, at least for me) But you gotta try it!



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