During the summer more people go on vacation and when they exercise, they like to do it outdoors. That means gyms are more likely to be empty and offer discounts to get new customers in the door. So if you’re looking for a new fitness club or class, August is a great time to do it. Even if you don’t score a deal on the price, you could try to get freebies like training sessions thrown in. Here are some of the best deals for new customers this month.
Blink Fitness - Sign up before August 13 for just $5, way down from the usual $99 fee. Plus, the rest of the month is free with a Blue membership ($20 a month for select locations) or Green membership ($25 a month for all locations.) And you get a free personal training session, too.
Crunch Fitness - They’re cutting their normal enrollment fee from $159.99 to $40 at signature locations - which offer more classes, yoga and cycling studios, saunas and steam rooms - and the month of August is free. That’s a bargain since memberships are typically from $79 to $119 a month. You can even get a free five-day guest pass to try the club out before you join.
New York Sports Clubs (NYSC), Boston Sports Clubs (BSC), Washington Sports Clubs (WSC) and Philadelphia Sports Clubs (PSC) They’re dropping their usual $99 enrollment fee to just $5 this month.
New York Health & Racquet Club - First-timers who sign up in August pay just half of the usual $200 to $300 initiation fee. Or join in-person at a gym by August 16 and tag @NYHRC on Instagram to get 80% off the initiation fee - which means you could join for just $40. You also get an hour-long personal training session and four one-day passes for friends.
Flex Studios - This boutique New York City gym is offering individual classes for just $25 this month - cheaper than the usual $38 each - and there’s no commitment required.