In the market for cashmere? Kitchenware? Crystals? There’s a Black Friday (or Cyber Monday) deal for it. But one commodity we know we’ll use—and that rarely goes on sale—is heart-pumping workouts at some of NYC’s best studios. Whether you’re a cycling devotee or a boxing fiend, Black Friday discounts on classes make for a cardio-filled holiday season. Since we still have some time until we're graced with Black Friday markdowns, we're getting a head start on our 2019 wish list by looking to last year's promotions.
The mega-popular cycling chain (which also offers barre and strength training) rewards those who buy in bulk: Get 5 classes for $175, a 10-class pack for $340 or 20 for $660, the latter of which brings your price per class down from $36 to $33. Last Black Friday, serious cycle addicts were able to nab the studio’s proprietary Flywheel Home Bike for $999 (instead of $1,699 and up), so we should all be on the lookout for a 2019 price cut.
2. Box + Flow
Jab-cross combos meet sun salutations at this hybrid Noho spot. In 2018, the studio offered a Black Friday deal for the stress-melting workout with 25 percent off recurring monthly packs: four classes for $98 (usually $120), eight classes for $150 (usually $199) or $169 for unlimited (usually $225). Best of all, once you lock in the rate, you’ll have it…forever.
3. Row House
For a low-impact full-body workout, this rowing studio, with locations in Chelsea and Columbus Circle, is just the ticket. Last year on Black Friday, it sold class packs of all sizes for $24 per class (usually $38 for a drop-in; call the studio for details). It even offered a yearly unlimited membership for $1,999 (usually $3,100)—it sounds like a lot up front, but if you go three times a week, it comes out to less than $13 per class. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.
We’re big fans of the team-based cycling at this studio (with locations in Flatiron and Midtown), so we were stoked to see that its prices were slashed until Cyber Monday last year. It offered 20-percent-off class packs or 15 percent off the first month of a membership, which comes with perks like guest passes and discounts at the in-house smoothie bar.
5. TITLE Boxing Club
The early bird gets the workout at this boxing studio: The first 50 people to sign up for its annual membership got the $99 initiation fee waived, the next five weeks of classes free and unlimited classes for $139 a month starting in January (so you spent nothing until 2019). First-timers were also able to try a free class at select times throughout Black Friday weekend at either of the Midtown locations. This is perfect for those who want to test-drive before committing, so we're holding out for the same deal this time around.
6. Switch Playground
This South African import is one of the buzziest fitness openings in recent years (a live DJ and lasers are involved)—and if you haven’t tried it yet, here's to hoping for an extra Black Friday incentive. In 2018, the studio offered a merchandise credit for apparel (with the promo code SWITCHDEAL) with all class purchases: $10 credit with a single class, $50 credit with a five-pack and so on.
We'll be scouring the internet for 2019's Black Friday fitness deals in NYC, so be sure to check back here closer to the date to get the most bang for your buck on classes.