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10 Seattle Spots To Get Free Exercise This Summer

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Just like that, the weather has turned here in Seattle. The gloom is gone (well, kinda) and it's time to get back out there in shorts, tight-fitting shirts and perhaps not even with shirts at all. That's a problem if you're out of shape and broke. Sure you can go run around Green Lake for the 500th time but you need some variety. So, check out this map from Elizabeth Tudor featuring ten unique, and more importantly, free activities you can take part in around town. Get out there, get ripped and thank us later.

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1. St. Marks Cathedral Yoga

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1245 10th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102

Choose to donate, or bring some Nag Champa incense to share, and please try not to eat beforehand. Any bodily function noises will echo throughout the cathedral.

2. Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

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2101 North Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

This trail loops around Lake Union, and takes you through Gas Works Park, into thirty-five pocket parks, and around many charming neighborhoods. You can even guide yourself with the Observing Lake Union audio tour that includes artwork surrounding Lake Union.

3. Bataan Park in High Point

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High Point Drive Southwest & Southwest Bataan Street
Seattle, WA 98126

Work out with yourself, a random old man, or your imaginary friends on outdoor fitness equipment designed to withstand bodies of all sizes. Who needs a fancy gym when you can walk on air outdoors?

4. Zumba and Gentle Yoga at Seattle Center

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305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Dance crazy with strangers, or lie on a mat beside them as you stretch. Doesn't matter what you look like as long as you're happy.

5. A feeble attempt at parkour at SAM

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1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Admit it, you've always wanted to be that bad ass French guy leaping, jumping, falling, sliding, tumbling, flipping, and skipping all over the city. You won't know if you're as good as he is until you try. Don't hurt yourself. A good place to start is right outside SAM.

6. T'ai Chi at Third Place Books

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6504 20th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115

Books? A free internal Chinese martial art class every Saturday? Maybe some coffee? There's beer too? You are in heaven.

7. Crossfit (Kinda)

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6419 15th Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

Unfortunately, Crossfit is just too popular and amazing to be consecutively free, but you can try a free class at many gyms around Seattle. Are you going to become Crossfit obsessed now?

8. Hike at Poo Poo Point

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700 2nd Avenue Southeast
Issaquah, WA 98027

Where's your favorite place to hike? Why, Poo Poo Point of course! It's called Poo Poo Point, enough said. Get out of Seattle, and spend a day hiking in Issaquah's magical green forests.

9. Super Jock 'n Jill Monday Night Run

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7210 East Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA 98115

Every Monday night, meet up with other social runners at all pace levels. These people care about you, and will help you be less fat and not so drunk.

10. Lululemon Fitness Events

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600 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Once a month, Lululemon hosts a free class. Mark your calendar so you can show off those new $100 yoga pants you wear everyday, but please don't forget to wash them.

1. St. Marks Cathedral Yoga

1245 10th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102

Choose to donate, or bring some Nag Champa incense to share, and please try not to eat beforehand. Any bodily function noises will echo throughout the cathedral.

1245 10th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102

2. Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

2101 North Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

This trail loops around Lake Union, and takes you through Gas Works Park, into thirty-five pocket parks, and around many charming neighborhoods. You can even guide yourself with the Observing Lake Union audio tour that includes artwork surrounding Lake Union.

2101 North Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

3. Bataan Park in High Point

High Point Drive Southwest & Southwest Bataan Street, Seattle, WA 98126

Work out with yourself, a random old man, or your imaginary friends on outdoor fitness equipment designed to withstand bodies of all sizes. Who needs a fancy gym when you can walk on air outdoors?

High Point Drive Southwest & Southwest Bataan Street
Seattle, WA 98126

4. Zumba and Gentle Yoga at Seattle Center

305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Dance crazy with strangers, or lie on a mat beside them as you stretch. Doesn't matter what you look like as long as you're happy.

305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

5. A feeble attempt at parkour at SAM

1300 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Admit it, you've always wanted to be that bad ass French guy leaping, jumping, falling, sliding, tumbling, flipping, and skipping all over the city. You won't know if you're as good as he is until you try. Don't hurt yourself. A good place to start is right outside SAM.

1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

6. T'ai Chi at Third Place Books

6504 20th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115

Books? A free internal Chinese martial art class every Saturday? Maybe some coffee? There's beer too? You are in heaven.

6504 20th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115

7. Crossfit (Kinda)

6419 15th Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107

Unfortunately, Crossfit is just too popular and amazing to be consecutively free, but you can try a free class at many gyms around Seattle. Are you going to become Crossfit obsessed now?

6419 15th Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

8. Hike at Poo Poo Point

700 2nd Avenue Southeast, Issaquah, WA 98027

Where's your favorite place to hike? Why, Poo Poo Point of course! It's called Poo Poo Point, enough said. Get out of Seattle, and spend a day hiking in Issaquah's magical green forests.

700 2nd Avenue Southeast
Issaquah, WA 98027

9. Super Jock 'n Jill Monday Night Run

7210 East Green Lake Drive North, Seattle, WA 98115

Every Monday night, meet up with other social runners at all pace levels. These people care about you, and will help you be less fat and not so drunk.

7210 East Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA 98115

10. Lululemon Fitness Events

600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Once a month, Lululemon hosts a free class. Mark your calendar so you can show off those new $100 yoga pants you wear everyday, but please don't forget to wash them.

600 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101