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The worst part about working out? Spending hundreds of dollars on a membership. (Yes, worse than burpees or endless lunges; we’d much rather use that cash for wine.) Thankfully, Miami has plenty of free fitness classes you can take advantage of, and we’ve rounded up some of the best. What’s your excuse now?

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Courtesy of Bayfront Park

1. Yoga at Bayfront Park

Every day of the week, yogis can join a free session at the Tina Hills Pavilion near the south side of Bayfront Park, or next door at Bayfront’s neighboring Maurice A. Ferré Park. Psst: These classes are by donation, so chip in a few bucks, won’t ya? 

301 N. Biscayne Blvd. and 1075 Biscayne Blvd.; bayfrontparkmiami.com

2. Squat and Stretch at a Fitbit Local Sweat Sesh

Fitbit Local hosts a free boot camp, led by top trainers, somewhere in Miami once a month. Think of it as an all-in-one: You’ll focus on body-weight-based moves, take part in a few resistance exercises and beef up your endurance with interval training. Gal Gadot arms, here we come.

Various locations; eventbrite.com/fitbit

3. Yoga, Cycling and Walking with the Underline

As we patiently await the completion of the Underline (the soon-to-be ten-mile linear park under the Miami Metrorail), we’ll settle for free monthly workouts (yoga, cycling, running and walking) sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of the Underline.

Various locations; eventbrite.com/friends-of-the-underline

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Courtesy of Brickell Run Club

4. Join a Run Club

Calling all ladies living in Kendall, South Beach, Brickell, Coral Gables and Homestead: Baptist Health brings together local runners for an hour-long jog at least once a week.

Various locations; events.baptisthealth.net

5. Dance Your Way Through Zumba

Shimmy into a free Zumba class at one of five locations across the Magic City, all sponsored by Baptist Health. Yep, working out just got a lot more fun.

Various locations; events.baptisthealth.net 

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Courtesy of Third Street Beach Yoga

6. Yoga and Meditation at Third Street Beach

Trek all the way to the end of Miami Beach any day of the week and find classes at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (5 p.m. in winter). Fact: Chair pose is 78 percent more enjoyable when you’re gazing out at the waves.

On the beach at Third Street, Miami Beach; 3rdstreetbeachyoga.com

7. Full-Body Workouts Across Miami

Complete with everything from meditation to Zumba to HIIT exercises, Baptist Health South Florida sponsors dozens of free workout classes all over the area. Take your pick and bring a water bottle. Working out has never been easier.

Various locations; events.baptisthealth.net

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