Often times, the biggest barrier to working out is cost. With some of Philly’s premiere studios charging upwards of $25 a class, it can be easy to use expense as an excuse to skip out on your daily exercise. Luckily, we've rounded up a full week's worth of free fitness options in Philadelphia. From running and boot camp to yoga and Zumba — there’s something here for every fitness lover. All classes are open to the public and there’s no need to register in advance, so all you have to do is show up!
Yoga on the Pier
On Monday mornings, you can head on over to Race Street Pier at 7 a.m. to flow into your sun salutations overlooking the Delaware River. Yoga classes are taught by the pros at Dhyana Yoga and Kaya Aerial Yoga and are suitable for all levels, from beginners to the seasoned practitioner. Just bring your own mat — your kids and pets are welcome, too! (Classes are also held at 7 a.m. Tuesday-Friday.)
Free Fitness Philly Boot Camp
Through October, Free Fitness Philly is hosting pop-up boot camp classes every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Sister Cities Park (18th and Ben Franklin Parkway). Classes are led by certified personal trainer Marquia Price, who has been a boot camp instructor for 10 years. You can expect a variety of cardio and strength training exercises meant for people of all ages and fitness levels.
South West Center City Run Club
Lace up your sneakers and meet the South West Center City Running Club for a 4-mile trip on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in front of City Fitness at 2101 South Street. All levels and paces are encouraged to join the out-and-back run along the Schuylkill River Path to Boathouse Row.