So free lunches may not exist (unless the boss is paying), but free and almost free events sure do. Whether it means taking your yoga mat to the local park for a sun salutation or running through the streets with a dedicated group, we’ll show you how to get the best workout without making your finances sweat…
Sahajaya Yoga and Meditation
Offered at two locations in Toronto and various others across the province, these yoga and meditation sessions bring enlightenment to your mind and body, without lightening your wallet. (See what I did there?)
Lululemon Community Events
If you’re going to invest in Lululemon products, you might as well put them to good use. The fine folks at Lululemon offer free yoga classes (check your local store calendar for accurate schedules) and running meets.
Lane Swimming at Regent Park Aquatic Centre
While most public pools are dirt cheap to get your inner Ariel on, only one is absolutely free all the time. The stunning Regent Park Aquatic Centre, on the revitalized strip of Dundas West just east of Parliament, is a no-pay place where you can swim laps before indulging in some hot tub relaxation.
Urban Edge Outdoor Fitness Classes
Based out of the Queen West location of Lululemon, UrbanEdge is a unique fitness class that uses the urban landscape as a gym. According to the website, UrbanEdge is an “interactive workout combining Running, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and Strength Training.”
Meetup Group: Toronto Running and Fitness Lifestyle
Meetup.com is an innovative site that allows people to form local groups around similar interests. This particular group boasts over 400 members and hosts consistent events related to running and fitness.
If we missed out on some of your favourite free fitness events, let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.