Get Your Free Fitness On at These Gym Open Houses

Healthworks, Republic Fitness, Barre & Soul, and the Dance Complex are offering free classes.


Healthworks/photo provided

After a summer packed with free fitness, unfreezing your gym membership and ponying up for full-price class packs can be rough. Luckily, four local gyms and studios are here to ease the transition.

Healthworks, Republic Fitness, Barre & Soul, and the Dance Complex all have October open houses coming up, and, believe us, they are gold mines of free fitness. Here’s what you can expect.


When: October 17-23
Where: Back Bay (441 Stuart St.), Cambridge (35 White St.), Coolidge Corner (325 Harvard St.), and Chestnut Hill (1300 Boylston St.) locations
What: The women-only gym is offering a huge range of free classes at each of its four Boston locations. There are too many to list—seriously, each location has at least one free class per day, and some boast as many as six per day—but highlights include:

  • Glow-in-the-dark cycle (10/17, 12:15 p.m., Back Bay)
  • Disco step class (10/18, 8:30 a.m., Chestnut Hill)
  • Jay Z vs. Beyoncé bootcamp (10/18, 5:15 p.m., Coolidge Corner)
  • ’90s hip hop yoga (10/19, 5:30 p.m., Cambridge)
  • Spa yoga (10/20, 11 a.m., Cambridge)
  • Pump and Prosecco (10/20, 5:30 p.m., Back Bay)

How: If you’re not a Healthworks member, you must sign up for complimentary classes through Eventbrite; current members may sign up as normal. You can find each location’s full schedule and registration links here.

Republic Fitness

When: October 17-23
Where: Two International Place, Boston
What: The gym is offering a full week of free classes, from cycling set to music videos to ’90s music yoga sculpt. Hurry, because spots are going fast.
How: If you’re not a Republic member, you must sign up for complimentary classes through Eventbrite, here. Current members may sign up as normal.

Barre & Soul

When: October 22
Where: 36 JFK St., Cambridge
What: The yoga and barre studio is offering a morning of free classes at its Harvard Square location.
How: See the schedule and sign up for classes here.

The Dance Complex

When: October 24-30
Where: 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
What: Dancers of all levels are invited to get grooving at the Dance Complex’s open house. Try styles including ballet, jazz, BollyX, belly dancing, African, and more, free of charge.
How: Sign up for all classes here.