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Best Budget Fitness Classes In Baltimore

We all know that getting fit and staying active is an important part of leading a healthy life. Unfortunately many fitness classes and gym memberships can get pretty pricey. There are plenty of ways to stay fit and healthy without going broke. The options below offer plenty of fitness opportunities to fit any budget. Whether you want an affordable gym membership, a fun group of people to run with, a yoga class or something more upbeat, you are sure to find something to suit your interests.
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Planet Fitness
11130 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, Md. 20904
(240) 670-4600

Planet Fitness offers a $10 monthly gym membership. They strive to create a workout environment that makes everyone feel comfortable regardless of their level of fitness. With no salespeople, their goal is to make you want to come back on your own rather than make you feel pressured into purchasing a membership. They have the same quality workout equipment you would find at any other gym but offer membership at one of the lowest rates. Check the website for a complete list of locations and to register.

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Charm City Yoga
Inner Harbor in West Shore Park
Baltimore, Md.
(800) 336-YOGA

In addition to the numerous classes offered at all of the Charm City Yoga locations, a free yoga workout is open to the public from May 26 to Sept. 29. Individuals of any experience level are encouraged to join. Classes take place on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Email Beth at to register. Visit the website for other class options.

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy
6565 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, Md. 21228
(410) 465-7799

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy offers a Women's Morning Fitness Class with a free one-week trial. Classes are 50 minutes in length and include circuit training, strength training, core work and cardio. The program is designed for participation by anyone regardless of skill level or experience. They offer the convenience and benefits of a personal trainer without the heavy price tag. After the free trial, 10 classes can be purchased for $99. Check the website for class dates, times and availability.

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Savage Fit Studio Zumba
8600 Foundry St.
Historical Savage Mill
Savage, Md. 20763
(443) 812-3059

Zumba is a high intensity workout that incorporates dance and music to make working out more fun than ever. Burn calories, get fit, and have fun all at the same time. Depending on the type of workout you are looking for, several different classes are offered, including Zumba Basic, Zumba Gold, Aqua Zumba, Zumbatomic and Zumba Toning. Check here for complete class descriptions. While membership is offered, it is not required. Drop in rates range from $5-$10, depending on the class. Classes can also be bought in packages. Visit the website for a class schedule and membership benefits.

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Federal Hill Runners
Federal Hill Fitness
39  E. Cross St.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 752-3004

Free is always best! If you enjoy running and want to explore the city while getting fit, Federal Hill Runners is a great group to consider joining. They meet every Monday night in front of Federal Hill Fitness. There is no fee to join and new members are always welcome. The group meets to run at 6:30 p.m. In an effort to keep things interesting, the group alternates routes. There are no requirements to join. Anyone of any skill level is encouraged to just show up and see if the group is for them.

Related: Best Baltimore Running Clubs

Jillian Amodio is an author, writer and public speaker.There is nothing she enjoys more than being a stay at home mom. In addition to having recently published her first novel, Jillian also writes for her local Pasadena newspaper and on

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