As we look toward 2017, most of us can at least agree on something: Resolving to be healthier and exercise more is a good call. However, finding the perfect place to work out can be a hassle. If you are bored by traditional gyms and want to try new fitness classes, we've found 13 to get you started. From Krav Maga and capoeira to yoga and pole dancing, here's your guide to keeping your resolutions without breaking the bank.
Kinesis Konnection is a functional training and fitness facility that specializes in maximizing your time working out. Classes are designed for all fitness levels. To get your free class, go to the Kinesis Konnection website and select “Try Us Free.” You are going to be able to select from any of their scheduled classes, including foam rolling, core and metabolic conditioning, urban HIIT, TRX cardio fusion, chisel, max intensity, and strictly strength. They also offer a complimentary "transformation session" with a personal trainer. The studio is located at 2196 East Camelback Road, #200, in Phoenix. For more information, call 602-840-0201 or check their website.
Fitness in the District
If you want something more outdoorsy, this weekly fitness series at Westgate might fit the bill. Every Tuesday from January 3 through February 28, you can enjoy a free, 90-minute workout from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There is a different theme every week, such as hip-hop, Hawaiian, or Mardi Gras. Attendees are welcome to dress up, bring a mat, and get ready to dance and sweat. Check the whole schedule on the Westgate website. This family-friendly event takes place at the WaterDance Plaza and all ages are welcome.
With three locations in the Valley, CorePower Yoga is known for intense physical workouts rooted in the mindfulness of yoga. They have a variety of classes for students of all levels. If you are a new student, you get a free week of unlimited yoga by going to their website and filling out the information requested. You'll get an e-mail with a coupon. Their three studios are located in Chandler, Tempe, and Old Town Scottsdale. For more information and a full class schedule, visit the CorePower Yoga website.
Maccabees Krav Maga
Maccabees Krav Maga offers self-defense training that also will help you develop strength. Get your free trial class through their website or call them at 347-766-5728. Select any class you want from the schedule. They also have kids' classes available. To learn more about the studio, check out its website. The studio is located at 7828 North 19th Avenue in Phoenix.
Great music and instructors are part of the Cyclebar, an indoor cycling studio with three locations in town. Cyclebar offers new clients a free 30-minute session. To redeem your session, visit their website, select the studio location, and select any class on the calendar with the word “FREE.” They are also offering Rock Your New Year Blast through January 2, with free classes the entire time as a way to encourage riders to experience Cyclebar. Cyclebar has locations in Chandler, Scottsdale, and Phoenix.
Express MiE encourages women of all ages, backgrounds, and body types to gain confidence and happiness through sensual dance. To get your free trial, you can book a 15-minute tour online, and get one free 90-minute Pole~ah~Tease Teaser class and a 45-minute dance fitness class (you can pick from a one-credit class such as yoga, sexy core workout, or feminine flexibility — or their Luscious Basics to learn a sensual dance routine). The studio is located at 1655 West Chandler Boulevard, #5, in Chandler. For more information, visit the Express MiE website.
Felicia Romero’s Fit Method
Get a free week pass of unlimited classes at Felicia Romero’s Fit Method. The studio offers five different signature classes: Fit Method Soul Spin, TRX Soul Spin Fusion, TRX Express, Fit Method Power Yoga, and kids' functional Fit Method. All fitness levels are welcomed. To get your free week pass coupon, you need to text FRFITMETHOD to 95577. You will receive a text and a phone call within 24 hours. The studio is located at 263 East Warner Road, #103, in Gilbert. For more information, visit Felicia Romero’s Fit Method website.
Read on for more free fitness classes in the Valley.
Z Room Dance & Fitness
If you’ve ever dreamed of dancing tango, this is your chance. Zumba Room offers Argentine Tango classes by some of the best tango instructors in the nation. They also offer Zumba, Pilates, yoga, and elongation. To get your first complimentary class, all you need to do is like them on Facebook or follow them on Instagram. New clients can select the class of their choice and show on their phone that they are now social media followers. You can check their whole class schedule here. The studio is located at 1835 East University Drive, #7, in Tempe.
Axe Capoeira Arizona
Burn those extra calories with capoeira. The martial art combines elements of fight, acrobatics, and dance rituals. The studio also offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, and kids' capoeira classes. The first class is free for all new clients. To get your free class, check the studio’s schedule, and head to 1650 North Scottsdale Road in Tempe. For more information visit Axe Capoeira Arizona's website.
Function AZ Studio
Function AZ is a postural therapy and a Pilates studio. The classes are intimate, with no more than three students. To get your free class, you can go to the schedule, select your class, and check out with the “New Client Free Class” option. You can also call the studio at 480-815-2055 or fill out the contact form on the website. New clients can experience their first class in any of the two locations: 1840 East Warner Road, #104, in Tempe or 1011 North Val Vista Drive, #106, in Gilbert. There are more than 60 classes a week at both studios. For more information, visit Function AZ website.
Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, Simply Cardio offers a unique workout experience. You can walk in at any time during business hours and complete a 30-minute cardiovascular circuit with a trainer at every workout. To get your one-week free pass, you can call at 480-945-2282 to schedule your first visit or go online and fill out form on “first time visit.” The studio is located at 4207 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.
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Phoenix 360 Fitness
Phoenix 360 Fitness' specialty is to make you sweat with its intense and effective bootcamps. The 30-minute sessions combine high-intensity interval training and strength training. The studio offers a free Saturday and a free one-week trial. To get your free classes, check the schedule, and head to 162 West Boxelder Place, #3, in Chandler. For more information, visit the Phoenix 360 website or call 480-518-3749.
Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women
Release your inner Rocky Balboa with the 45-minute circuit workout that combines boxing, strength training, and cardio. To get your free week visit the Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women website and select the location of your choice under “schedule a class.” Jabz Boxing has locations in Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe. You can visit their website for more information.