By: Josh – Josh@CheapInTheCity.com
Last Updated: June 9, 2018
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 3 Day Trial
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.
Crunch – Free 1 Day 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 Trial Pass
As the name implies, this is a gym for women. They have several locations all across the city. You can sign up for a trial 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. The free single day pass can be signed up for 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, although at this very second the website seems to be down. Keep cheking. I know they are still open.
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.
Tapout Fitness - Free Day Pass
Tapout has workout equipment with a focus on mixed martial arts. Head on over to their website to sign up for a free day pass.
EQUINOX - Free Day Pass
Personal training, Pilates, Spa, Gym, they have it all at several NYC locations. Check tem out by requesting a free visit via their website.
Planet Fitness - Free Day Pass
This no frills fitness club has all the equipment you could want and at very reasonable rates. They have locations all over the city. Try one out for free via their day pass
New York Sports Club - Free Trial Day Pass
NYSC has been around a while and has locations all over the city. Get a free day trial by folowing the below link.
Synergy Fitness Club - Free 4 Day Pass
Synergy offers workout equipment and persoanl training 24 hours a day. This free 4 day pass is good for both you and a friend.