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How To Work Out For Free In Columbus

The holiday season can be a little rough on your body.

If you’re looking to improve your fitness routine, but you’re still broke from holiday shopping, don’t worry. You can still meet your New Year’s Resolution goals, even if you have to do it on a budget.

Download A Workout App

It may be hard to hold yourself accountable when it comes to working out, a workout app could be the best free solution for you. There are literally hundreds of free and low-cost workout apps, including free options from Nike, Fitbit, Moves, and more.

Crossfit Clintonville Community WOD

Crossfit is one of, if not the most, intimidating workout regimes to get the hang of. If you have been wanting to try it out, but the cost is holding you back, then you need to visit Crossfit Clintonville. The community WOD or Workout of the Day is a free class. The WOD gives potential crossfitters the opportunity to learn. The class is held every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. No advanced registration is required.

Address: 609 Oakland Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43214

Free Yoga Columbus

Want to practice yoga for free? How does one hour of flow yoga sound? This yoga class is completely free, but you’ll need to bring your own mat and water bottle. If you’d like to make a donation, you can do so by bringing non-perishable items for the Pickerington Food Pantry or a monetary donation. The classes are held at 8 a.m. every Saturday at Pickerington Nazarene Church, 11775 Pickerington Road, Pickerington, OH 43147 and at 6 p.m. every Monday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road North, Pickerington OH 43147.

Address: Pickerington Nazarene Church and Epiphany Lutheran Church

Columbus Recreation and Parks Fitness Classes

via Columbus Recreation and Parks

Although this option isn’t technically free, it certainly won’t break the bank. For $1, Columbus residents can purchase a Leisure Card. With the card, residents can have access to a variety of facilities offering free classes, from low impact workouts for those 50+ to walking to folk dancing. For an additional annual fee, there is also access to the weight room. Columbus Recreation and Parks Department have several designated “Get Active” centers with specialized workout facilities, cardio equipment, weight machines, and fitness classes.

Address: Various Locations

Reserve Workout Videos At The Library

Working out at home can be fun but challenging if you don’t know exactly what you should be doing. Workout videos are a great way to learn new routines without having to cough up all of the money for a gym membership. If you’re trying to get the costs down to $0, consider renting workouts from the library. There are dozens of videos available from typical cardio and weight training exercises to belly dancing.

Metro Parks Winter Hikes

via Metro Parks

The cold weather doesn’t have to be your enemy. In fact, it can be the perfect time to get out and experience the Metro Parks. The Winter Hikes are back again with hikes ranging in length and intensity. At the end of each hike, participants will be rewarded with warm food and drinks. The hikes kick off in the new year on January 6 and continue through February. They are free and open to the public.

So don’t give up on your resolutions just because you don’t have a ton of extra cash. There’s so much you can do for free to stay fit and active.