We all love a swanky boutique fitness studio and LA seems to have a new one popping up every week. Unfortunately, the reality is that paying for all these spin and yoga classes are putting a huge dent in our wallets! Well luckily, we found the best group fitness classes in LA – FOR FREE!! Yes, you heard that right, there are plenty of expert instructors offering free classes, you just need to dig a little to find them. Piece a few of these together and you’ll have a complete workout plan, at no cost! Now you’ve got a little extra room in your budget for cute workout clothes. Check out our list of the ultimate free workouts in LA!
Whether you’re living in a beach city or a little more inland, Nike has you covered! Check out their weekly exercise meet ups in either Santa Monica or at The Grove. Honestly, their exercises will rival any gym membership you can get. Whether your goal is to run your first mile, make some friends, or get faster and stronger, Nike trainers can help you out along the way. Sign up for a group run that fits your goals. Nike’s run sign-up schedule is announced via their app, but you can also find it online. We recommend downloading the app to receive alerts and know when to book runs because they can fill up fast!
395 Santa Monica Place #118, Santa Monica, CA 90401; (310) 393-7384 and
189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036; (323) 954-0450
If you are looking for a more relaxed environment to run in, then Lululemon’s run club might be a better fit than Nike’s. Open to all running abilities, all you have to do is show up to the store and they handle the rest. Need a place to change or store belongings while you run? Lululemon’s got you covered on both fronts. Grab a friend or co-worker, strap on some running shoes, and make exercise fun again. If you still need to blow of some steam after the run, retail therapy is always a valid option!
Los Angeles | 103/105 S. Roberson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; (310) 550-6239
Head over to Runyon Canyon park where group exercise classes are offered twice a day, every day of the week! These free yoga classes have been running since 2001 and it’s just not random people leading the practice. These classes are run by some of the best studio instructors around who love to donate a little time to the cause. Most classes are led by Yogi Steve. Though these classes are free, there is the option to make a donation, so if your practice leaves you feeling generous you can donate to the instructor that led you.
2001 North Fuller Avenue (near Franklin Avenue); 323-665-5046
This studio dedicates one class every day as a donation class. By no means are you obligated to donate, but it is appreciated by the instructors. The most unique aspect of this studio (and why we love them so much) is the different types of free classes they offer. Most studios stick to the basics, but at Yogala, you can find classes like candlelight flow, warrior mama & baby, power yoga, and yoga and mental well-being, just to name a few. We mean it when we say that there is a class for everyone! Even if you never tried yoga before, why not get started for free?
1840 Echo Park Avenue (near Ashmore Place); 646-489-3422
Just when you thought you couldn’t love Lululemon and Athleta more, they bring you free yoga classes! Each month a yoga studio close to your favorite Lululemon or Athleta store hosts a free yoga sesh. Whether you are looking for a new place to show of your new workout gear or need a refreshing change in your routine, these classes will get the job done. Lululemon and Athleta are great at providing a community, so make a few friends while you’re sweating it out! They also offer city-wide gatherings, though not as frequent. They’re basically free sweat sessions with thousands of people to help motivate and inspire whatever you are looking to accomplish.
Plaza El Segundo | 2008 Park Pl., El Segundo, CA 90245; (310) 640-9476,
Brentwood | 11920 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90040; (310) 442-3563,
Beverly Hills | 344 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; (310) 858-8339,
Pasadena | 103 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105; (626)792-0791
The Grove | 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036; (323) 937-0329
Santa Monica | 1318 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401; (310) 393-3040
Nike Training Club is no joke. Anyone at any fitness level can sign up for Nike’s free boot camp-style training club classes, guaranteed to make you work up a sweat! The trainers change the workouts every week so you’re always getting something new. You can ditch those days of repetitive, stale workouts goodbye for good. On top of getting in a kick-ass workout, you have the opportunity to meet people and make amazing friends. At every event, there’s a chance to win some Nike gear from shirts to shoes. As if a free workout wasn’t enticing enough, there’s also the possibility of free swag!
395 Santa Monica Place #118, Santa Monica, CA 90401; (310) 393-7384
If you are looking to keep that heart healthy, Athleta’s Santa Monica location also offers free cardio workout classes. From runs, to conditioning, to a free Pound class (sweat inducing cardio drumming), they have it all! Athleta is always offering people a unique way of getting fit. You are guaranteed to find a class that fits the way you like to workout. You will have your blood pumping and have a blast while doing it. Who said workouts can’t be fun?
1318 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401; (310) 393-3040
Get your sweat on with free high intensity interval training at the Santa Monica Stairs (that would normally cost you $25 a class!). Whether you want to workout once a week or dedicate yourself to four days of getting in shape, this free group is for you! Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Trainer Fredric Vail does not believe you need to pay a for a hefty gym membership in order to stay in shape. He strives to bring you a challenging workout, that can be customized to any skill level, without breaking the bank. Make sure to bring yourself enough water and a mat or beach towel. Get ready to get fit, enjoy the outdoors, and be healthy.
Santa Monica Stairs | 4th St & Adelaide Dr (top) / Ocean and Entrada (bottom), Santa Monica, CA 90401
We’ve finally found a way to turn that lazy Sunday into a productive one. You can rise and shine with Noel Graham, who leads a total body boot camp style workout every Sunday at 10 am sharp in Downtown LA. Classes meet at Grand Hope Park, where you can expect to try out workouts such as: burst training, yoga, conditioning, and more! All you need to bring to this workout out is water and a towel (definitely need this one). So stop waiting to get in shape and take advantage of this free class every Sunday!
Grand Hope Park | 919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Now that you know all the hot spots to go for workouts in LA, which ones are you most dying to try? We want to know! Tweet us at @66 Audio