Free New York City Gym Passes
By: Josh – Josh@CheapInTheCity.com
Last Updated: June 29, 2016
New York City has some of the world’s greatest sports clubs. Indoor pools, saunas, Jacuzzis and spas are commonplace as are some of the best workout equipment available. An exclusive sports club can be a wonderful way to escape from the city’s daily grind, but that exclusivity comes at a price.
Many top rated, private sports clubs have initiation fees and monthly dues. Joining one of these amazing clubs is an investment. As with any investment, you should do some research before signing any contracts or spending your hard-earned money.
Our below list will help you find free passes and trials to some of NYC’s best gyms. You could spend almost two full months trying out all of these clubs and all for free!
24 Hour Fitness – Free 1 Day Pass
The offer is only for those who have not been a 24 Hour Fitness member for at least 6 months. You must be at least 18 years old and a local resident. You can sign up on their website.
Gold's Gym – Free 7 Day VIP Membership
This 7-day pass is for first time visitors only. Includes free group exercise classes such as Pilates, Zumba, Yoga, etc. You must be a local resident with a valid ID. You can sign up on their website.
Bally’s "Work Out New York" – Free 3 Day Guest Pass
This 3-day pass is valid for first time visitors only. It includes group fitness classes. You can sign up below for the guest pass.
Crunch – Free 1 Day Guest Pass
This guest pass is good for 1 visit to any Crunch location for any first time visitors. You can sign up on their website.
Blink Fitness – Free 1 Day Trial Pass
This gym has locations in several different parts of the city. Sign up for a one day trial on their website. They don't offer classes, but they do offer personal training and their membership starts at just $15 per month.
Ludlow Fitness – Free 1 Day Guest Pass
This Lower East Side gym offers one day passes, but you have to call them up or stop by in person to request one.
Lucille Roberts Women's Fitness – Free 3 Day Guest Pass
As the name implies, this is a gym for women. They have many locations all across the city. You can sign up for a three day pass on their website or stop by in person and ask about their pass.
Harbor Fitness – Free Day Guest Pass
This is "Brooklyn's Gym" with four location spread across the borough. You can sign up for a day pass on their website or stop by in person and ask about their 7 day pass. The seven day pass is not always offered, but it is worth a shot.
David Barton Gym – Free Day Guest Pass
There are four locations in Manhattan. Astor Place, Chelsea, Christopher Street and one Uptown. This guest pass is good for 1 day at any one location (depending on which promotion they are having at the time). You can sign up on their website.
Dolphin Fitness – Free 3 or 7 Day Guest Pass
This guest pass is good for 3 days at any one location. You can sign up on their website. If you "like" them on Facebook, you'll get a link to sign up for a free 7 day pass.
Clay Health Club + Spa – Complimentary Trial
This is no ordinary gym. Clay focuses on the mind, body and soul. They have a gym, but also provide spa services, pilates and personal training. This trial is only valid to New York City residents who are first time users interested in joining the club. You can submit your request on their website or stop in to speak with a membership advisor.
YMCA New York – Free 1-Day Pass
The Y has locations in all five boroughs and offers a lot more than games for kids. These gyms have it all and offer a number of classes and activities for adults. Follow the below link and choose your preferred location. Fill out the brief form and they will email you a free day pass.
Complete Body & Spa – Not currently offering passes. Will update if they bring it back.
This gym and spa has three locations around Manhattan and each one offers a free 3-day trial. Go to their website and fill out their form to get your pass.
World Gym – Free 1-7 Day Pass
This pass is for first time guests and local residents only. The number of days varies depending on the location. You must be at least 18 years old. You can sign up on their website.