3 Free Options to Keep Your New Years Fitness Resolutions

Beautiful young woman doing exercises in front of a black wall

It’s no surprise that “staying fit and healthy” comes in at number one on Nielsen’s Top Ten Resolution’s List with “lose weight” a close second. If this sounds like you or you’re just looking to take it up a notch in 2017 check out these Valley fitness options you can try out for free.


Renowned indoor cycling brand Flywheel Sports opened its first Arizona location in Scottsdale Quarter late November. The indoor cycling studio features signature stadium seating where every rider has an unobstructed view of instructors who lead classes with carefully crafted, high-energy playlists. More than 60 bikes equipped with technology like the “tech-pack,” a small computer screen that allows riders to view their real-time performance data and total energy exerted throughout the ride. Riders have the option for their stats to be displayed on the TorqBoard, a large flat-screen at the front of the studio showing class leaders and engaging in friendly competition. Interested? Try a class for free until 1/15/17 with the code AZFRF. Flywheel is also offering a 30% discount on first month memberships for new riders, $150 (normally $200, this offer expires January 15, 2017). To redeem, select Fly Scottsdale on the membership buy page and apply code AZ150F at checkout.


Ballet Arizona

Keep your 2017 exercise routine en pointe with Ballet Arizona. The Ballet doesn’t think dance is just for its acclaimed company – it’s for everyone. Ballet Arizona will be offering free adult classes from Monday, January 9 through Friday, January 13. Classes include three levels of ballet, Zumba, beginner ATS (American Tribal Style) belly dance, yoga, jazz, modern, ballroom and Horton Technique, a modern dance inspired by many cultures. After experiencing Ballet Arizona’s free classes, the public will have the opportunity to sign up for single lessons, a six-month package of 10 classes, or unlimited classes for 30 days. No registration is required to attend free class week. For a full list of free classes, dates and times, visit balletaz.org/school/open-adult-classes.

Young women practise ballet at the barre


Old town Scottsdale based BODI, owned by Nike Master Trainer and Women’s Health Next Fitness Star Nikki Metzger, is a unique high intensity group fitness gym with a focus on functional training. Fitness fanatics and novices alike participate in bootcamp style classes with a variety of training methods and equipment including kettlebells, TRX suspension, agility ladders, and more. Technically the award winning gym isn’t brand new to the Valley fitness scene however BODI will be moving to a new bigger, better studio in early 2017. The new location, housed in the old Stand Up Comedy Club in downtown Scottsdale, will feature a training room double in size, indoor sprinting turf, brand new locker rooms, a bonus second floor studio with boxing by Haus Boxing, café and juice bar by Juice Core, massage and other recovery options from Movement Restoration, and much more. Newbies can try their first class for free by visiting www.scottsdalebodi.com.


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