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19 Free Workout Classes & Free Yoga in Austin to Get Fit


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With so much activity constantly going on around the city, it comes as no surprise that Austin continues to rank among the fittest cities in the United States. What better way to join in on the activity than doing it for free! Check out our list of the best places to get a free workout in; from yoga to running, this city has it all!

Free Workouts in Austin

Austin Runners Club

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Town Lake Trail at “The Rock” under Mopac on Veteran’s Dr.
5:20 am every Mondays

Austin Runners Club offers training groups around Austin almost any day of the week! The mileage and paces vary, but these are generally fun easy-going runs! The club runs 5 to 10 miles around the Town Lake Trail every Mondays. So bring your running shoes and some determination and get ready to run!

Camp Gladiator

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Various Locations
Various Times

Camp Gladiator’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible! It’s more than a gym; it’s more than a boot camp, it’s an experience! Camps are four weeks of unlimited, one-hour, full-body workouts. Make sure to bring a mat, dumbbells, water and a towel! Ask your friends at Camp Gladiator for a code or go sign up for a full month of workouts free! There’s no reason to be intimidated! Come to camp, meet your trainer and you’ll be hooked!

CrossFit Austin

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410 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703
Schedule an Appointment

At CrossFit Austin, you’re more than a client; you’re part of their fitness family. They pride themselves on the incredible results, experience, and relationships we have with all of their athletes regardless of ability level. They care about, and celebrate all of their athletes’ accomplishment inside and outside the gym! Check out one of the free, monthly community classes at CrossFit Central! With locations in downtown and North Austin, there’s every reason to become a part of this cult classic.

Dancing with The White Horse

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500 Comal St, Austin, TX 78702
Various Times

Austin has some of the best dancers, and now they can teach you how to dance too! They will be teaching Cajun Dance, Swing Dance, and the Texas Two Step. These free lessons are great for beginners, practice or just for fun! While dancing, there will be live music; which means you can show off your new moves!

Dane’s Body Shop

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Various Locations
Various Times

Never visited Dane’s Body Shop? Then come out and workout every first and third Sunday of each month for a free workout! At Dane’s, they strive to provide the best fitness instruction, in the most proficient manner, driven to create a welcoming environment for all levels, body types, and goals. They work with talented, dedicated fitness leaders to provide our community with the highest quality customer service, delivered with compassion, friendliness, and determination. The workouts can sometimes include climbing, jumping, and other activities that are on the ground or at low, medium, or high distances off the ground. Make sure to sign their liability waiver before working out!

Fitness on the Plaza

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525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Every Mondays at 7pm

All yoga classes are free at the Plaza at Whole Foods! Make sure to bring your own mat, towel, and water. Classes are first come, first serve and fill very quickly; so make sure to get there earlier! To know if there are any cancellations due to weather, check their twitter account @WholeFoodsATX.

Full Moon Yoga

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4400 Ridge Oak Dr, Austin, TX 78731
Various Times

Charles MacInerney leads a free, outdoor Full Moon Yoga and Meditation Class at a scenic overlook each month. They do some gentle Hatha Yoga, a 20-minute meditation, watch the sunset and the full moon rise, and then visit with one another and enjoy the scenery. This tradition is now in its 20th year! These classes are free and are open to anyone, regardless of age or experience. Children and even well-behaved pets are welcome. Please bring a blanket or something to sit on!

Gym Studios

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Various Locations
Various Times

The mission of Gym Studios is to build a healthier culture through fitness and healthy community. Their group fitness classes will transform the gyms of the best luxury apartments into functional boutique studios. If you don’t live at their properties, you can still join their classes or train with their personal trainers. Once you sign up, you can get one week of free classes!

No Excuses Running Club

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Various Locations
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:45 pm

No Excuses Running Club meets on Mondays and Wednesdays for a warm-up, and running activities! There will be multiple drills, your choice of short or long distance workouts, a cool-down, and group stretching. All running levels are welcome to join the free groups. Be prepared for a focused group!

November Project

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Various Locations
Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 am

November Project Austin keeps it weird and fits by bringing together people of all athletic abilities to have a blast and workout! They believe the best kind of exercise is one that is fun, challenging, interactive and, of course, free! The November Project tries to attain those qualities in every workout that they plan. Come out and work out with them two times per week at 6 am! This tight-knit group meets Wednesdays at the State Capitol steps, and Fridays at the Federal Courthouse steps (by Republic Square Park).

Rowing Dock Yappy Hour

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2418 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746
Every Tuesdays at 12pm

Join Rowing Dock for their Yappy Hour every Tuesdays and get your second hour of paddle boarding free! You can even enjoy the views of downtown Austin while paddling on the lake with your dog!

Salsa Lessons at the Oasis

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6550 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732
Sundays from 7 to 10 pm

Make new friends, listen to live music and dance while overlooking the breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Travis! There are so many different dances to learn such as Salsa, Cha-cha, Merengue, Bachata, Tango, Swing, Ballroom and Country Two-step!

Saturday Sweat Club

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315 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703
Saturdays 9 to 11 am

The Saturday Sweat Club meets around the city in places like Zilker Park and their home base, Titan Evolution, in Old West Austin. The Saturday Sweat Club is an epic sweat sesh: you’re going to work extremely hard all while having fun! Their goal is to create an environment that is safe, fun and supportive!

Scout- a -Route

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400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701
Saturdays at 9 am

The Scout-a-Route meetup is hosted by Mellow Johnny’s and co-hosted with Bike Austin. This meetup is the perfect way to exercise while learning about commuting through the city! The routes are designed to help riders navigate the city bike routes and other safe bike commuting options. Before the ride, you can meet at Juan Pelota Café 30 minutes before start time for a refreshment!

Social Cycling Austin

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Various Locations
Various Times

Cycling is one of the most popular ways to get fit in Austin (there are cyclists everywhere), and it comes to no surprise that there are cycling groups like Social Cycling Austin! So, get your butt on a bike and hit the road! Social Cycling Austin is a great group that’s bringing together all kinds of people (and bike riders). Whether it’s mountain biking or road cycling, they definitely have an event on their schedule that’s perfect for you!

Stronghorn Fitness

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Various Locations
Various Times

Stronghorn Fitness offers eight-week cycle workouts by utilizing intervals and circuit training to maximize results and time. They will make sure that you get the best workout experience possible! The first week is free, and if you love the workouts, then all you need to do is sign up!

Yoga at Alta’s Cafe

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74 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701
Sundays at 7 pm

Join Alta’s Cafe for coffee and yoga every Sunday evening. It’s the perfect way to relax at the end the week! Alta’s Cafe regularly hosts free classes on the deck at their cafe overlooking Lady Bird Lake. Make sure to bring your mat, buy a cappuccino, and get ready to yoga!

Yoga at Cherrywood Coffee House

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1400 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78722
Monday through Friday from 8 am to 9 am

Come out to Cherrywood Coffee House and participate in free yoga! Once yoga is finished, stay at Cherrywood for a longer visit and enjoy their breakfast! They have muffins, scones, pastries and breakfast tacos!

Yoga in the Park

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4400 Avenue G, Austin, TX 78751
Mondays at 5:45 pm and Tuesdays at 7pm

Come out to Shipe Park and enjoy a free yoga class with yoga instructor Gundega! Engaging in yoga (especially outside) is a great way for you to relax and ease your mind off of things! Yoga in the Park is offered for donations and the donations go to the GreaterGood Network; who gives your donations to non-profit charities around the world!

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