Fitness. For FREE!

I love freebies, and I'm willing to bet you do too. Free healthy snack samples, free workout gear and free fitness classes; send any and all my way! (But seriously). Here's the top ways you too can get a sweat on for free. Sample out that barre class or CrossFit studio totally gratis without being pressured to join a membership or pay before you know if it is for you. There is nothing worse than being halfway through a class and realizing you shelled out $25 for a workout you hate.

I'm a big proponent of only doing workouts you love and that inspire you. Life is too short to be hating every minute of a workout. I promise there's a workout you'll love, and you'll actually look forward to. And I'm here to help you find out what that class is, for free.

1. Online classes. Totally obvious but also not that obvious: you can find workouts on YouTube ranging from 5 minutes to over an hour, for almost any workout. Barre, Ballet, Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, PiYo; search online to sample a variety of workouts without leaving your living room. You can also sample a trial week or even 2 free weeks or more for some online subscription-based classes like barre3's 15-day trial.

2. Free community classes. Check with nearby studios, Craigslist or local bulletin boards for upcoming community classes. Most barre studios offer free classes when they have new teachers still seeking to get experience before getting on the schedule officially. Many yoga studios offer occasional yoga in the park or on the beach classes, and many have free classes around holidays or on the studio's anniversary.

3. Try one free/one week free deals. Check with nearby studios and gyms for a try-one-class-free pass or even a week pass, like many Corepower Yoga and similar studios offer. The one week free passes are the best; then you can sample all the options that studio offers as well as try out different teachers.

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4. JUST ASK. If you're dying to try a