18 Fitness Classes And Workout Groups in Boston That Are Totally Free

18 Fitness Classes And Workout Groups in Boston That Are Totally Free

Between gym memberships and yoga class passes, working out can quickly add up. Even running can be pricey, especially if you want to join a training group with a steep fee. But if you’re wondering how to feel the burn without burning a hole in our pockets, we’ve got you covered!

Boston is positively bursting with free fitness groups and classes — free yoga, bootcamp, Pilates, and even CrossFit. Feeling fit and thrifty? Here are a bunch of incredible options that can help you get fit FOR FREE every day of the week.

  • Boston RunBase

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    Plan to log anywhere from three to six miles with the weekly Adidas RunBase Run Club, or check out one of their yoga or cross-training classes aimed towards helping you become a better runner. Hosted every Tuesday night at 6pm, runners meet just steps from the legendary Boston Marathon’s finish line on Boylston Street. A huge perk of this meetup? They provide you with lockers to stash your stuff and showers to freshen up post-run. It doesn’t get much better than that.

  • Happy Soles Running Club

    Run Clubs in Boston - Happy Soles Running
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    Free run club at a brewery? Sign us up! The Happy Soles Run Club hosts free monthly 5ks at Slumbrew’s American Fresh Brewery + Taphouse in Somerville. There are spots to store your belongings and every run ends with snacks and beer for purchase. Say no more!

  • lululemon Run Club

    Lulu Lemon Run Club - Boston Ma.
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    Whether you’re a Wunder Under devotee or not (ladies, you get it), lululemon’s weekly Boston Run Club is a super-convenient way to log those miles since it’s hosted city-wide at three different locations. On Mondays at 6pm, the meet-up takes place at the store’s Prudential and Newbury St. locations. The groups band together and usually run between 3.5 and 5 miles along the beautiful Charles River. But to switch things up, on the first Monday of every month, they start at Pinckney St. in Beacon Hill for a hill specific workout that ends at Bar Boulud in the Mandarin Oriental for some well-deserved apps. Meanwhile, on Tuesdays, the run is hosted at the Seaport location, offering the same distance, ending at the Tuscan Kitchen for apps.

  • Night Shift Brewing Fun Run

    Night Shift Brewing
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    A trip to Night Shift Brewing in Everett is now so much more than a beer run. The brewery hosts weekly 5k fun runs on a nearby bike path every Tuesday at 7pm and sign-ups are totally free. Led by a Night Shift staff member, runners are welcome to unwind with a tasting in the taproom afterward. If it’s your first time attending, make sure you arrive a couple minutes earlier to sign a waiver — other than that, prepare to have a good time.

  • The November Project

    Boston Running
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    If you live in Boston, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard of The November Project before. It’s arguably the city’s most famous free run and workout group that attracts a tribe of go-getters who meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday around the city at 6:30am, year-round. Workouts include running, bodyweight training, stair challenges, and more. It’s also worth noting that classes are never canceled, so wear proper workout attire and be prepared to give it your all.

  • RUNFELLOW Run Club

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    If you’re all about positive vibes, lace up your kicks and hit the road with the popular RUNFELLOW Run Club. The group hosts two weekly runs (one in Somerville/Cambridge and one in Boston), so it’s easy to join no matter what side of the river you’re on. Push yourself and expect to be greeted with high-fives at the end. The group also retreats to a bar for drinks and snacks for a well-deserved treat afterward.

  • Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series

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    Head over to your closest neighborhood park every summer to enjoy a plethora of free workout classes organized by the city of Boston. Starting early-June and ending late-September every year, the city offers around 30 classes every week that include, yoga, Zumba, HIIT, Tai Chi, bootcamps, and more. Regardless of your fitness level, there is something for you. Just make sure you sign-up ahead of time as spots run out fast.

  • Coolidge Corner Yoga in Minot Rose Garden

    Coolidge Corner Yoga
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    Start your summer Sundays off right with a one-hour Vinyasa yoga class, fit for all levels, in the beautiful Minot Rose Garden in Brookline. Classes are usually held from early July through the end of August with Coolidge Corner Yoga instructors leading the sessions. Wear comfy clothes, bring a water bottle, and end your weekend with some relaxation and fun.

  • Courtyard Yoga at the Liberty Hotel

    Outdoor Yoga in Boston - Courtyard Yoga at the Liberty Hotel
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    Join some of the top instructors from Equinox for a one-hour Vinyasa yoga class in the Courtyard at the Liberty Hotel all summer long. Classes start every Saturday at 10am and non-hotel guests are required to bring their own mats.

  • Frog Pond Yoga

    Outdoor Yoga in Boston :- Frog Pond, Boston MA
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    Unwind after a busy day at one of the most beautiful, and historic, spots in the city to practice yoga — the Frog Pond on the Boston Common. We can’t think of a better way to spend a summer evening. Grab your mat and head to this huge (like ‘200+ people’ huge) Vinyasa flow on Thursdays from 6pm to 7:15pm starting in the beginning of June.

  • Spectacle Island Yoga

    Spectacle Island Yoga in Boston
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    You’ll have to shell out for a ferry ticket to Spectacle Island for this next one, but it’s worth it to do free yoga with views of the city skyline and Boston Harbor. The hour-long classes are totally free but fill up quickly, as they go on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring your swimsuit and a picnic to spend the rest of the day enjoying the island’s beach.

  • Sunrise Yoga Series

    Sunrise Yoga in Boston
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    This one-hour Saturday morning yoga class takes place all summer long at Fielder Field. Just meet up at Charles River Bistro to store your stuff before walking over with the group. On top of just free yoga, participants can also enjoy 50% off Jazz Brunch at the bistro after class. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us!

  • Healthy, Fit & Fun

    Outdoor Yoga in Boston - Sunset Yoga on the Esplanade
    image via Healthworks Fitness Centers Facebook

    Get ready to work in one of the prettiest spots in Boston, the Esplanade. Their summer program, Healthy, Fit & Fun promotes exercise and mindfulness in a fun group setting offering professionally led fitness classes that are open to the public. Options include Zumba, yoga, CrossFit and more. People from all different fitness abilities are welcome just make sure to register beforehand to score a spot.

  • FIT on the Garden

    FIT on the garden Workout - Boston
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    Head to the Prudential Center for FIT on the Garden every summer where you’ll find free outdoor yoga and bootcamp classes happening on Wednesday evenings all summer long. Hosted by Under Armour, prepare for a heart-pumping experience thanks to some of Boston’s best fitness instructors. Trust us — they won’t disappoint.

  • P.O. Fitness

    Workout Spots in Boston
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    Norman B. Leventhal Park hosts seven free weekly outdoor P.O. Fitness classes every summer. You’ll find both morning and evening classes in everything from yoga and Pilates to bootcamp and Zumba. Classes might be canceled in the event of bad weather, so make sure you check their Facebook for updated schedules.

  • The Greenway Fitness Program

    Boston Outdoor Workouts - Rose Kennedy Greenway
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    Get ready to sweat on the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway this summer. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield, the free fitness classes offered include Pilates, bootcamp, yoga, tango and more. For cancellations, rescheduling, and up-to-date information, check the Greenway’s online calendar.

  • Seaport Sweat

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    There are nearly 500 ways to workout with Seaport Sweat this summer, so there’s no excuse for sitting on the couch instead of sweating it out. You’ll find everything from yoga to boxing to HIIT (high-intensity interval training) all season long. The series which is presented by WS Development and Boston Seaport and takes place on the Seaport Common. ICYDK: that’s right next to District Hall at 85 Northern Ave., which means you’ll have stunning views of the harbor as you get your sweat on.

  • The Street Summertime Sweat Series

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    Enjoy free fitness fun on The Green led by top-of-the-line trainers from around the city. Fitness leaders around the city, including Btone, Barry’s Bootcamp, Yoga Under the Stars, Healthworks, and Achieve with Athena will guide you in everything from resistance classes and mat workouts to yoga and Tabata.