Free Workouts in D.C.

November Project

This free, year-round program is perfect for all ages and people of all levels of fitness. The November Project meets on Mondays at 6:30 a.m. at Meridian Hill Park, the last Monday of every month at 6:30 a.m. Capitol Hill’s Peace Circle, and on Wednesdays at 5:25 a.m. and at 6:20 a.m. at the Lincoln Memorial steps. Every Friday, there is a new location

Ariel Bright Fitness

According to the Active Life DC blog, the first class of this outdoor bootcamp is always free. In Logan Circle, classes are held in the mornings on Mondays and Saturdays. For those who would prefer to work out in the evenings, there are also classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Be sure to register ahead of time to get your first free class.

The Yards Fitness

Take a free conditioning, barre, HIIT or yoga class at The Yards Park every day of the week this summer. Consult the schedule, because times vary. Pros from OrangeTheory Fitness, VIDA Fitness, Barre3, Freedom Group Exercise, Powered Fitness, and Mimi Rieger Trainers will be leading the classes.

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Free Gym Trials in D.C.

Balance Gym

Get a FREE 7 day pass at Balance Gym.  Balance has locations in Thomas Circle, Glover Park, Foggy Bottom, and Capitol Hill. Learn more about Balance on their website. Email to take advantage of the offer.

CrossFit DC 

Try a FREE CrossFit class with the first CrossFit Gym in Washington DC!

About the class: ‘During this hour-long session, our coaches provide an overview of fundamental CrossFit exercises, focusing on proper technique. You’ll have a chance to challenge yourself safely in a friendly environment with attentive coaching.  If you have no prior experience with CrossFit, this is your opportunity to get a first taste, on us.’ Sign up


MINT DC offers a FREE trial to new clients. The trial covers studio classes, as well as cardio and strength training equipment at its two Washington DC locations [DuPont Circle and 16th St Downtown]. Sign up on the MINT DC website

Urban Athletic Club 

Urban Athletic Club features CrossFit, Urban Athlete (team style training), and Athlete Performance (data driven, small group training) classes and has locations in Shaw, Glover Park, and Georgetown. Try a class for FREE.

Balanced Athlete

Get a FREE 7 day guest pass at Balanced Athlete Studios located in Chevy Chase. Balanced Athlete offers cycling, pilates, HIIT, and more. Visit the Balanced Athlete Website to sign up.


Spin studio – first class free!