**the original version of this post first appeared on My Life Out of Office**
No money? No problem.
If you’re a New Yorker, there’s a good chance that the majority of your income goes towards sky-high rent, weekend brunches, Instagram worthy coffee shops and boutique fitness studios. You don’t need us to tell you that working out in NYC can be expensive AF. Well, we’ve rounded up a handful of amazing fitness classes across the city that offer *more* wallet-friendly options. Here are 9 places where you can take a fitness class for $25 or less!
bodyArt is a functional training system that feels like the perfect mix of vinyasa yoga meets barre meets mild cardio. You’ll only use one tool for this workout: your own body. No weights, no bands. Just you and your mat, which gives you with the opportunity to really focus on the movements and your breath, the most important part. And who wouldn’t want a body like Madonna’s?! Yup, she travels with her own BA trainer! Try the workout at Limelight Fitness on Mon, Wed, Fri or Sun for $20 a session.
Body Art, Limelight Fitness, 656 Avenue of the Americas
Looking for a killer workout in a luxe atmosphere? You’re headed to Shadowbox. Get ready to burn out your body in their bag room, where you’ll give it your all under barely-there blue lights and to bumpin’ music. Jab, cross, hook and jump for joy because you can take your first Shadowbox class for only $20.
Shadowbox, Flatiron & DUMBO
We flow hard. That’s the motto, and that’s exactly what to expect at a Y7 class. This heated, candlelit vinyasa class is perfect for yogis of all levels, and especially those who are looking to mix up their routine, because who doesn’t want to flow to Ludacris, Drake, or Destiny’s Child? #hiphopwednesdays. You can say ‘namaste’ at Y7 for $25 (BYO mat or rent, $2-$5)
Y7 Studio. Various locations in Manhattan and Williamsburg
This chic yoga studio, Yoga Vida, with multiple locations across Manhattan as well as DUMBO offers drop-in classes for $20. This studio focuses on a light, open-minded, not judgemental practice and offers a variety of classes for different tastes and levels like basic, flow, heated flow, restorative and advanced.
Yoga Vida, Various locations in Manhattan & DUMBO
This versatile studio offers one of the best reformer classes in the game and the 30/30 classes will give you the opportunity to do two different challenging sculpt workouts in the same session. Shall we mention that Victoria’s Secret angel Sara Sampaio also trains at Flex Studios? GOALS. The rate for newcomers is $25 a class.
Flex Studios, Union Square, NoHo
Strengthen. Lengthen. Tone. Easier said than done, that’s for sure. Hop on the Megaformer and get ready for a total body sculpt session that consists of a mix of pilates and low impact cardio bursts. Your legs will be quivering and your core will be begging you for mercy, but as they say, “better sore than sorry!” First timers can enjoy the benefits of S.L.T for only $20.
Embrace your inner model (and potentially encounter some celebs!) at modelFIT. Resistance bands, ankle weights, light weights, and gliders will help you fire up that peach and sculpt long, lean muscles in their Sculpt class. Enjoy all the benefits of the classic Sculpt class plus some feel-good dancing in the Cardio Sculpt class. $25 will have you on your way to looking like a model in no time.
modelFIT, Lower East Side
Whether you’re on the bike or at the barre, your first class at Flywheel is only $15! This is one of the best deals around, especially considering these instructors are some of the most challenging in the business! Get ready to nail those sprinting intervals on the bike or burn out your legs with some clamshells in barre (ouch!)
Flywheel Sports, Various locations in Manhattan and Williamsburg
Hit the gym
Gym commitments are scary. We get it. Did you know that you can purchase single day passes to chain gyms in NYC? Prices vary based on location, but you can get your sweat on at Planet Fitness, New York Sports Club and Blink Fitness for under $25 a session.
Or, book through Dibs
If you’re looking to snag some of your favorite classes at great rates (and without any commitments, we should add!) it’s time to get on Dibs. Classes on Dibs are priced based on the real-time demand for that class, making it easy to save a few extra bucks if you can swing an off-peak workout! Depending on the day, time, and instructor, you can book classes at gyms like Mile High Run Club, Flex Studios and Solace for around $25.
Check out Dibs here.
Are there any studios you think I missed? Let me know in the comments section below! Looking forward to reading any suggestions and trying the classes out for myself!