Fitness

Seven Local Gyms That Offer Your First Week Free

Get a free week of yoga, boxing, group fitness, and more.
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Joining a gym is a big commitment. It’s a place that—in theory, anyway—you’ll be visiting several times a week for the foreseeable future, so you should make sure it’s a good fit before forking over your hard-earned cash.

At these seven Boston gyms, trying before you buy is not only possible, but encouraged. Each one offers a free trial week for new members, so you can get a feel for the facility, classes, and culture before signing on to a full-fledged membership. Take a peek, then start shopping around.

Commonwealth Sports Club: With an all-access trial pass, visitors can spend a week exploring CSC’s cardio and weight machines, group fitness classes, indoor pool, Reformer Pilates studio, and more. Regular memberships cost $89 per month.

1079 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, commonwealthsportsclub.com.

CorePower Yoga: Waffling about whether CPY—which is known for its ultra-hot power yoga classes—is right for you? You can try any of its six (soon-to-be seven) local studios for free with an unlimited weeklong membership. After that, unlimited monthly memberships jump to $155.

Multiple locations, corepoweryoga.com.

Dare U Fitness: This local brand offers early morning bootcamp classes several times per week in Charlestown. They’re held outdoors at the Bunker Hill Monument from May through September, and at the Harvard Kent School when temperatures drop. You get a week free if you’re new to the crew, after which membership costs $139 for four weeks.

Bunker Hill Monument, Monument Square, Charlestown or Harvard Kent School, 50 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown, dareufitness.com.

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Mount Auburn Club: This Watertown health club offers free seven-day passes to new visitors. During that time, you can enjoy its group fitness classes, functional training equipment, seven-lane pool, and more.

57 Coolidge Ave., Watertown, mountauburnclub.com.

The Ring: Your reward for trying a free 60-minute trial class for new boxers? An additional free week of membership. After that, you’ll pay $149 per month to stay in fighting shape.

971 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, ringboxingclub.com.

Women’s Fitness of Boston: This ladies-only gym in Downtown Crossing offers a free week to prospective members. You’ll get to try out the equipment and facility, as well as group fitness classes including strength training, Zumba, Pound, barre, and more. Monthly memberships cost $45 and up.

27 School St., Boston, womensfitnessofboston.com.

YogaWorks: Hit your mat with a week of free classes at one of YogaWorks’ three Boston studios. Try classic styles such as vinyasa, or branch out with hip hop yoga, SculptWorks, BarreWorks, and more. Unlimited monthly memberships cost $100.

364 Boylston St., Boston; 25 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill; 1032 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, yogaworks.com.

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Jamie Ducharme Jamie Ducharme, Contributor jducharme@bostonmagazine.com