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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Get Fit For Free!

Deals on workouts, spa treatment, fitness paraphernalia and food!

I LOVE a deal! So here's a little round up of just how to steal a six-pack!

Sorry this is a bit NYC centric. Scroll to the bottom for national deals!

First off, do some research and do some asking. Many gyms offer a free introduction week or two, so just keep gym hoping and you have several months of free fitness! You just have to dodge the annoying follow up calls.

Ask to try a class! Many yoga studios offer a first class free, but if they don't ask for one. Same goes for spinning studios and other workout centers. Or just sneak in....shhhh!

Here are a few places I know give you a free first class:

Om Yoga
Camp Undefeated class at Energy Fitness
Jivamukti Yoga
Club H-any class
These are just a few!

Train for free!
(These clubs are available in multiple cities, so check the Nike and Addidas websites.)
NYC Running club-Running Club, every Thursday @ 6:30p.m.Whether you’re training or looking for a new motivation, just lace up and join us at the Niketown Running Club. Runners and walkers of all levels meet to run 3, 5 and 7 miles-your choice, your pace. It’s fun, free and guaranteed to give you a great workout! Come join us on Mondays and Fridays at 5:45p.m., followed by post-run refreshments.

Addidas Urban Run: The adidas Urban Run is open to everyone. Runners meet at the adidas Urban Run office at Chelsea Piers, which is located next door to Ruthy's Café on Pier 62. Classes meet Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:00pm and Sunday mornings from 10:00am - 11:00am.
Two accomplished pacesetters will lead you along the bikeway/walkway on an out and back course ranging from 4 to 8 miles. Pacesetters will check in with runners of various paces to provide encouragement and valuable feedback.

Mediatate For Free!
Open Center
JCC-Meditation Workshop

Free Playlist Ideas:
Zone Hampton spinning studio lists its class playlists, so steal their ideas and give yourself a spinning class.

Free Massage!

Kennedy Chiropractic, Fitness and Wellness
Cash in on the free health/fitness evaluation that this Chelsea center is offering, and then complement it with a private Pilates class, a one-on-one personal-training session or a deep-tissue massage, all free of charge. (from Time Out New York)

Free Fuel for Everyone: I googled free food, just to see what I could get, this site offers links to free clif bars, kashi bars, teas, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, beauty products and more!

This site has free pretty much everything! But watch out, not everything is healthy, don't eat just because it's free!

Great Steal!
Self Workout in the Park
A full day of fitness and yoga classes, plus more freebies than you can carry for $20! I had so much fun at this event! April 26-San Diego, May 3rd Miami, May 10th NYC, May 11th Chicago.


Lynn said...

Oh, I wish I lived in new york! How do you learn of all these deals? Is there a specific website or source you check....maybe my city has some.

Also, I think you are a raw food person? When you switched to raw was it harder on your stomach? I find that it is easier for me to digest cooked vegetables. If you are a raw foodist, does that mean you don't eat meat? Thanks and have a good day!

Melissa said...

Hi Lynn!

I read Time Out New York and City Search like a fiend.

I not a raw foodist, I do incorporate a lot of raw food in my diet. I have no trouble digesting raw foods, the digestive enzymes only available in non-cooked food should make it easier to digest. To get more raw in your diet try green smoothies, just google it and you'll get more hits than you cn handle.

I don't eat meat for ethical reasons, but I eat fish maybe 2-3 a month.

VeggieGirl said...

Wow, you make me want to come to NYC even MORE than I already do now - such great deals!! Good thing that I WILL be in NYC, at the end of March!! :0D

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