Looking for free gyms?
Well, it’s not a surprise. Since the average gym membership costs $58 a month (and can cost upwards of $100 a month in some cities) it makes sense that so many of us are looking for free gym passes. While there are many ways to get a cheap gym membership, free is always better!
Working out is good for our physical and mental health. Thankfully, there are lots of ways you can get a great workout at the gym for free!
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Gyms with Free Passes and Trials
If you’ve been wondering, “How can I get into a gym for free?“, gym passes are your answer!
Lots of gyms give out free passes to their members. This can range from a day pass to a 7-day free trial. Most of the time you just complete a form, and you’ll get a free pass or trial at your nearest gym. Now, for most of these, you will need to provide an ID when you visit the gym.
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So if you are looking to get fit on a budget, here are the top gyms that offer free passes…
1. Anytime Fitness
Anytime Fitness is offering a free 7-day pass. Just enter your zip code on the website linked above to find a gym near you.
2. 24 Hour Fitness
You can get a free 3-day pass from 24 Hour Fitness. All you need to do is complete a short form and enter your zip code on the page linked to in the heading.
3. Gold’s Gym
Gold’s Gym is a gym that offers a free trial. Just enter some details on the site to get started!
4. Crunch Fitness
Get a free 1-day gym pass from Crunch Fitness. Simply fill out the form, select your desired location, and Crunch Fitness will email a free 1-day gym pass to you.
5. Life Time
Life Time has a free 1-day pass. You can request this free gym pass on the site linked above. The gym also offers a 7-day (or 10-day in Canada) money back guarantee.
This means that if you aren’t satisfied with the club for any reason, then you can cancel your membership within 7 days and get a full refund.
6. Planet Fitness
Get a free day pass to the Planet Fitness gym of your choice. Simply complete the form linked on the page above to get your free gym pass. There’s a limit of one free day pass per person, per club every 90 days.
7. Orangetheory Fitness
Orangetheory Fitness is offering a free one-week pass. There’s a maximum of 1 class per day.
8. LA Fitness
LA Fitness is offering a free 5-day gym pass for you and a friend. Just complete the online form and enter your zip code to find your nearest club and generate a free guest pass. You’ll have the gym pass emailed to you. There’s a limit of one free pass per person every six months.
9. Genesis Health Clubs
You can get a free 1-day fitness pass from Genesis Health Clubs. Just complete the form on the website to redeem your pass. It has 56 locations in six states throughout the Midwest and Mountain States. This includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
10. XSport Fitness
You can request a free 7-day guest pass from XSport Fitness. This includes:
- A free personal training session.
- Free X-IT Group Interval Training.
- 7 days of group fitness classes.
- A free HydroMassage.
- 7 days of free tanning.
Just complete the online form and select a location to request your free gym pass.
11. Youfit Health Clubs
You can get a free gym day pass from Youfit Health Clubs. Complete the form on the site linked above to request your pass. There’s a limit of one person, per year.
More Ways to Find Free Gyms Near You
Okay, so above, I mentioned a few gyms that offer free passes. But those aren’t the only options. I have a few tips for finding free gyms near you.
12. Ask at local gyms
Just because your local gym isn’t on the list above, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t offer free passes. Most gyms provide a free pass so that people can test out the facility before committing to a paid membership. Give your local gym a call and ask them about a free pass or free trial.
13. Check your local YMCA
Often, the YMCA gives out free passes for a few visits or it offers a free trial period. Just get in touch to ask.
14. Ask at your local community center
A great option, particularly for families, is community recreation centers. You can find gym equipment like free weights, and fitness classes, as well as additional features and amenities like kid’s programs, and swimming pools.
Now, these places aren’t totally free, but you can often pay just for each time that you visit, which really keeps the costs down. Or you could pay for the membership for a year and that usually works out far cheaper than a regular gym would.
Contact your city’s recreation center to learn more.
15. Ask your employer
Did you know that some employers will pay for some or all of your gym membership?
They do! Through corporate wellness programs, employers help their employees to pay for their gym membership or even offer them for free.
These gyms, for example, offer cheaper corporate memberships:
Check to see if your employer has a corporate wellness program. If not, then you could ask the HR department about setting up a corporate membership at a local gym or fitness center so that employees can get a discounted or free membership.
16. Try ClassPass
If you prefer fitness classes to a regular gym membership, then give ClassPass a try. It’s a website and app that you can use to book in-studio and digital classes.
You pay a monthly amount and get access to a network of studios. This can save you money because you aren’t having to pay for expensive classes individually. There’s a free trial available so you can test out fitness classes for free!
You get a free 14-day trial. You can take up to 5 classes within 14 days. The company will remind you 2 days before your trial ends, and you aren’t locked into a contract as you can cancel your membership at any time.
- Learn more about ClassPass here.
17. Search Google
If all else fails, it can be a good idea to simply go to Google and check to see if there are any local gyms that are totally free.
When I searched for the term “free gyms near me,” I got a list of public gyms that were free nearby. You even get directions so if you’re looking for free local gyms, this is a good tip. Yelp is also good. I actually got a list of 10 free gyms near me on Yelp when I did a Google search.
To get started, simply search for the term “free gym near me,” or “free gym [name of city].” So for example you could search for “free gym NYC.” This should bring up any free gyms near you if there are any.
Get Fit for Free!
Lots of gyms offer free gym passes. The thing is, you could try the free pass at every place on the list (provided you have a location near you) and get free gym access for more than a month! And, don’t forget to give my tips a try!
Oh, and why not skip the gym altogether and work out at home instead? I much prefer working out at home. Once you’ve paid for the initial cost of equipment, it’s free!
Have you got any tips on how you can go to the gym for free? If so, share them with us in the comments section below.
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