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 a heart-pumping workout 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 and beyond.
If you’ve somehow avoided joining ClassPass until now, it’s your lucky day: ClassPass is offering a free three-week subscription to first-time users (the usual intro is two weeks). All you have to do is sign up by 11:59 p.m. on December 2 and you’ll get 21 days of access to the city’s best workouts. A holiday miracle, indeed.
The mega-popular cycling chain (which also offers barre and strength training) rewards those who buy in bulk: Get 20 percent off a ten-class pack, 25 percent off a 20-pack or a whopping 30 percent off a 50-pack (which drops the price per class to $25.20) through December 3. Serious cycle addicts can nab the studio’s proprietary Flywheel Home Bike for $999 (instead of $1,699 and up), with free shipping, through December 2.
Boxing enthusiasts are in luck—there are tons of deals to be had. This midtown studio, whose motto is “train like a boxer,” is offering deals at various price points, ranging from a four-pack for $76 (usually $110, use code BF4PACK) to a 24-pack for $336 (usually $520, use code BF24PACK). You can also score a $500 gift card for $375 (with code BFGIFTCARD) or a $100 gift card for $75 (with code HOLIDAYPROMO), which you can redeem for memberships, personal training or in-store products.
4. Pure Barre
If you’re a barre devotee, you know the dance-inspired workout is killer for your legs (and butt)—and you also know the prices can be some of the highest. Thankfully, Pure Barre, which boasts ten NYC locations (with two more opening in 2020), is cutting us a slight break with 25 percent off the first three months of any membership, including options for four or eight classes a month, month-to-month unlimited or annual unlimited.
We’re big fans of the team-based cycling at this studio (with locations in Flatiron and Midtown). This year, in lieu of a standard sale, it’s offering opportunities to earn rewards during the “Holiday Hustle,” December 1 to 21. You set a goal of five, eight or 12 rides, and if you achieve it during the time frame, you’ll unlock perks like free rides and Bombas socks. There’s no fee to register.
6. Title Boxing Club
The early bird gets the workout at this boxing studio: If you sign up for its annual membership by December 2, you’ll get the $99 initiation fee waived, the next five weeks of classes free and unlimited classes for $139 a month starting in January (meaning you won’t pay a dime until 2020). If you’re wary of committing to a full year, you can take advantage of the month-to-month unlimited option ($199) with 50 percent off your first month.
The studio with the 50-degree temperature-controlled workouts is having a “Cold Turkey Sale” (see what they did there?) now through December 2. The savings start at 10 percent off a three-pack (with code TURKEY10) and go all the way up to 25 percent off a 20-pack (with code TURKEY25) with more options in between. Best of all, packs can be used for both workouts and sessions in the communal infrared sauna.
8. Box + Flow
Jab-cross combos meet sun salutations at this hybrid Noho spot. Through December 3, use the code BLACKFRIDAY to nab a one-month unlimited membership for $175 (usually $225; this one includes glove rental), 30 percent off four-, five-, eight- and ten-packs, and 25 percent off recurring class packs.
9. Row House
For a low-impact full-body workout, this rowing studio, with locations in Chelsea and Columbus Circle, is just the ticket. And here's the perfect opportunity to try it out: Get 50 percent off your first two months of a recurring unlimited membership (usually $249) or a recurring eight-pack membership (usually $199) with the code BLACKFRIDAY, now through December 1.
10. Refine Method
This high-intensity interval studio—with locations on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side and in the West Village—is one of our favorites, and through December 1 it's offering a rare deal: New members can sign up for an unlimited membership with a three-month commitment and you'll get one month free, knocking the price down from $300 a month to $200. To get the deal, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. BK Pilates
We love the limb-lengthening powers of the Pilates reformer machine, but man, can those class prices add up. Which is why we're not sleeping on the deal at this studio (in Flatiron, Tribeca, Williamsburg and Marine Park): It's offering classes for $25 a pop (usually $40 for a single class) and you can buy as many at that price as you want—you just have to use them within 60 days. Challenge accepted.
Need an antidote to the chaos of the holidays? A few sessions at this beloved yoga chain should do the trick, and it's offering a Black Friday deal for everyone. Start any monthly membership and you'll get your first month free (from $99, requires a 90-day commitment). At-home aficionados can score a year of access to online classes for just $39. And those looking to take their training up a notch can get $500 off teacher training.
13. 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 some extra incentive. Through December 1, get 30 percent off all non-membership class packs with code MAKEITMATTER. As an example, that means a ten-pack, usually $310, gets knocked down to $217 (or $21.70 per class—for reference, a drop-in is $37).