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Fun (and Free!) Fitness

Free Fitness Classes for First-Timers in the Bay Area

Fitness regimens are like relationships — they take hard work and commitment. But don’t get tied down to a gym membership or fitness class without sampling it first. With our roundup of free fitness classes for first-timers, you might just find a class worth committing to.


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Yoga and Pilates

Bloom Retreat
Retreat into relaxation with your first class free. 1444 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 939-6262, bloomretreat.com.

CorePower Yoga
Never been to CorePower? Your first week is free. Namaste. 2295 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, (510) 423-9785, corepoweryoga.com.

IMX Pilates
Every Saturday at noon, IMX offers a free pilates class for the community. 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, (925) 791-5040, imxbayarea.com.

Yoga to the People
All classes at this studio are donation-based. A ten-dollar donation is suggested, though not expected. 64 Shattuck Sq., Berkeley, (917) 573-9642, yogatothepeople.com.

One free week of yoga, pilates, and TRX classes for YogaWorks newbies. 1131 Locust St., Walnut Creek, (925) 478-7277, yogaworks.com.

Bonus: Yoga Fusion
To celebrate their 2015 Best of the East Bay win, Yoga Fusion is offering Diablo readers one month of yoga for $29. 2217 N. San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, (925) 549-2550, theyogafusion.com.


Cycle Scape


Cycle Scape
Your first ride is free at this cycling studio. 1657 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 464-1005, cyclescapefitness.com.

Break a sweat for free at your first Flywheel class. 1373 North Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 278-6717, flywheelsports.com.

Insane Cycling and Fitness
Get a try-it-free pass for an insane workout. 1029 MacArthur Blvd., San Leandro, insanecycling.com

Newbies ride for free their first class. 4448 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, (510) 858-5447, rideoaklandcycling.com.


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First cycling, rowing, or strength class is free. 6125 Medau Pl., Oakland, (510) 842-9467, crufit.net.

Get your sweat on in the great outdoors with a free week of classes. Classes in Danville, Moraga, and Walnut Creek, (925) 683-5630, gumsaba.com

Lynch Fitness
A week of free, sweat-inducing bootcamp classes. 1530 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 482-0696, lynchfitness.com.

Your first cross-training class is free. 12811 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, (925) 240-3644, hawcgym.com.

Orangetheory Fitness
Try one of Orangetheory’s cardio and strength training classes for free. 1531 Locust St., Walnut Creek, (925) 278-6313, orangetheoryfitness.com.



Arthur Murray Dance Center
Discover social dancing with a free private lesson. 1536 Newell Ave., Walnut Creek, (925) 301-4123, arthurmurraylive.com.

Empower yourself through dance and movement (and your first time is free). 3270 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, (510) 893-1070, myhipline.com.

Zumba Contra Costa
Attend your first class free with longtime teacher Janice Litvin. Every Friday at 9:30 a.m., 1948 Oak Park Blvd., Walnut Creek, (415) 518-2202, zumbacontracosta.com.



Benicia Biker Barre
On the bike or at the barre, you’ll work up a sweat in your first free class. 991 Lincoln St., Benicia, 707-567-0657, beniciabikerbarre.com.

Open Barre
Check out newly opened barre studio Open Barre in Walnut Creek with a free class pass. 675 Ygnacio Valley Rd. Walnut Creek, (925) 726-3027, openbarrefitness.com.


Health Clubs

24 Hour Fitness
Free day pass introductory offer. Multiplie East Bay locations, (888) 243-5002, 24hourfitness.com.

Get a five-day guest pass and a free personal training session. 3464 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, (925) 272-5600, crunch.com.

Forma Gym
Free three-day pass. 1908 Olympic Blvd., Walnut Creek, (925) 932-6400, formagym.com.

Martinez Athletic Club
Your first week of classes is free. 729 Castro St., Martinez, (925) 849-7128, martinezathleticclub.com.

Renaissance ClubSport
Free three-day pass for first-timers. 2805 Jones Rd., Walnut Creek, (925) 478-7332, renaissanceclubsport.com.

Sweat Health and Fitness
Your first class is always free. 5410 College Ave., Oakland, (510) 985-3005, sweatoften.com.

The Big C Athletic Club
Sixty-plus classes and gym access for your first week. 1381 Galaxy Way, Concord, (925) 671-2110, thebigc.com.