Seven Stores with Free Fitness Classes
When you finally find a few hours of free time, deciding how to spend it can be an overwhelming undertaking. Luckily, these seven stores are making that decision ever-so-slightly easier, by allowing you to squeeze in a workout and a shopping trip at the same time. It’s a win-win.
1. Adidas: Adidas is best known for its weekly running clubs, but the store also periodically hosts free fitness classes, like yoga for runners.
855 Boylston St., Boston. Details at bostonrunbase.com.
2. Athleta: Athleta offers a wide variety of free classes, including cardio dance, yoga, run clubs, and more. Check its monthly events calendar for details.
92 Newbury St., Boston. Details at athleta.com.
3. Lululemon: Everybody’s favorite yoga pants maker sponsors a Monday evening run club, yoga classes, and assorted other fitness events at its Prudential Center store.
776 Boylston St., Boston. Details at lululemon.com.
4. Marathon Sports: Aside from its lively running group scene, Marathon Sports occasionally hosts yoga classes, themed runs, and strength training classes.
Multiple locations. Details at marathonsports.com.
5. Nike: Nike’s free fitness series is on a quick spring hiatus, but it’ll be back, new and improved, later this year. Past offerings have included run clubs, barre, yoga, and circuit training.
200 Newbury St., Boston. Details at nike.com.
6. Patagonia: All summer long, Patagonia will host free yoga classes on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. Bring your own mat, and call the store to reserve a space.
346 Newbury St., Boston. Call Patagonia at 617-424-1776 for details.
7. Puma Faster Classes: Don’t expect to slack off just because Puma’s classes are free. The store partners with some of the best trainers in the city—think instructors from Barry’s Bootcamp and other big-name studios—to bring you cost-free circuit training, bootcamp, and more. Offerings vary, but you can find them on MoveWith.
333 Newbury St., Boston. Register at movewith.com.
Not seeing anything that strikes your fancy? The Prudential Center and The Street at Chestnut Hill also have free fitness series. Let us know if we missed any others in the comments.