Upping the ante on your fitness regime needn’t break the bank, thanks to a whole host of free events across the country. From fat-busting boot camps to yoga classes and run clubs, here are seven workouts that don’t cost a penny…
Adidas Brick Lane
Free workouts don’t get any cooler than Adidas’ brand new studio on east London’s Brick Lane, which offers free classes, run clubs and nutritional workshops solely for women. The classes are run by some of the capital’s hottest PTs, fitness influencers and Adidas ambassadors so you can be sure you’ll work hard and gain confidence on the gym floor.
Lululemon Yoga & Run Club
There’s more to Lululemon than pretty workout gear – on Wednesday evenings, head down to the Covent Garden store at 6:15pm for a weekly 5km run club, led by some of the brand’s coolest ambassadors. Prefer to start your day with a downward dog? Try a yoga session at the Regent Street and Spitalfields branches on Sunday mornings – just be sure to arrive early to grab yourself a mat. Keep an eye on Eventbrite and Lululemon’s Facebook page for other exclusive classes, which change weekly.
For keen runners looking to smash a PB or break a treadmill rut, sign up to Park Run to take part in weekly 5km runs in your local park. Held every Saturday morning in hundreds of green spaces across the country, Park Run’s sessions are free and a fun way of meeting like-minded individuals.
Women’s Health Run Club
Whether you’re looking to increase your cardio or make your next run more social, be sure to sign up to the weekly Women’s Health Run Club. In collaboration with Another_Space, this is a 5km run with a twist – expect HIIT drills at every km, prime to torch calories and build lean muscle. All sessions are free and will start and end at Another_Space in Covent Garden – they’ll even store your valuables while you pound the pavements.
ASICS Bootcamps & Run Club
Leaving from the Oxford Street store and taking place in nearby Hyde Park, the ASICS Running Club offers free sessions on Mondays and Fridays. An additional Bootcamp class is also held on Friday evenings – expect strength work and drills. Heading out afterwards? There are lockers and showers on site for a post-workout refresh.
Sweaty Betty In-Store Classes
With over 70 classes on offer each week in Sweaty Betty stores across the UK, the only problems you’ll have are deciding which one to book in for and avoiding the temptation of a new pair of leggings. From circuit training to boxing, there really is something for everyone. Want in? It’s fastest fingers first – places can be booked up to a week in advance but spots disappear within minutes. Keep your eyes peeled for a free spot.
For a cardio-busting workout alongside a hefty dose of expert advice, head down to Reebok’s brand new FitHubs in Covent Garden, Richmond and on the King’s Road. Expect everything from yoga and bootcamp Pilates to HIIT sessions, all free of charge and based on a first come, first served basis.