Make You Sweat: 5 Free Fitness Classes

Written by Marilyn Hawkes Category: Health & Fitness Issue: September 2015

Fitness in the District at WestgateSummer is mercifully wrapping up in the Valley of the Sun, and we’re making a beeline to the fall holidays. If you’ve been sitting idly all summer and need a kickstart to get your body prepared for the onslaught of pumpkin and pecan pie, whipped cream and eggnog, there are several places around town offering free fitness classes.

Here’s five to get you moving:

CorePower Yoga
This yoga-focused studio that will open Thursday, September 24, is offering a free week of unlimited classes for beginning students. CorePower Yoga’s classes combine heat, movement and breath for a high-energy workout to music. The studio also has unheated classes. Visit the Core Power Yoga website to print the coupon for a free week.
2875 W. Ray Rd., Chandler

Fitness in the District
Westgate Entertainment District holds a free, weekly fitness series from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday night starting September 22 and running through October 27 at WaterDance Plaza. There’s a rotating schedule of 90-minute Turbo Kick, P90X Live, Insanity Live, Cize Live. R.I.P.P.E.D and Zumba combo classes. Don’t be intimidated by the class names – Westgate has fitness motivators working the plaza to help attendees with moves and modifications. Check website for class schedule.
6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale

Lorna Jane Active Living
This workout-wear chain has a couple of outlets in the Valley, but only the Biltmore and Gilbert stores have “Active Living Rooms,” with exercise studios and cafes for post-workout snacks. Check the stores’ Facebook pages for schedules and more information about free fitness classes. Space is limited.
Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-957-5065
San Tan Village
2206 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, 480-957-5065

Lululemon Athletica
From 9-10 a.m. on Sunday mornings through September, the Scottsdale Fashion Square branch of this national chain is holding free yoga classes taught by instructors from Mountainside Fitness. If you come early or stay after class, you’ll be rewarded with a free cup of coffee from Sip Coffee and Beer House. Call for details.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale

Title Boxing Club Scottsdale
If you need a change of fitness regime, why not give boxing or kickboxing a try? Title Boxing Club will give you a free pass for one class by signing up on the website. The “explosive” total-body workouts promise to burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour.
15090 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale