There's probably nothing more discouraging than trying to exercise in NYC. It’s the ultimate Catch-22: in order to afford to work out at boutique studios that charge $40 for 45 minutes, you need to work insanely hard, and working insanely hard probably means that you don’t have the time or energy to work out in the first place.
Fortunately, a number of top studios (and gyms with studio-worthy classes) are willing to offer a no-cost glimpse inside. Guest passes, trial offers, and free intro classes are your best chance at experiencing the most talked-about boutique workouts in New York, without committing half of your monthly salary.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite gym and studio introductory offers -- enough to give you an entire month of top-rated workouts -- so that you can see what that very pricey fuss is all about.