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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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St. Marks Cathedral Yoga

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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.

Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

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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.

Bataan Park in High Point

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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?

Zumba and Gentle Yoga at Seattle Center

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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.

A feeble attempt at parkour at SAM

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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.

T'ai Chi at Third Place Books

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

Crossfit (Kinda)

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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?

Hike at Poo Poo Point

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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.

Super Jock 'n Jill Monday Night Run

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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.

Lululemon Fitness Events

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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.

St. Marks Cathedral Yoga

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.

Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

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.

Bataan Park in High Point

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?

Zumba and Gentle Yoga at Seattle Center

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.

A feeble attempt at parkour at SAM

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.

T'ai Chi at Third Place Books

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

Crossfit (Kinda)

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?

Hike at Poo Poo Point

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.

Super Jock 'n Jill Monday Night Run

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.

Lululemon Fitness Events

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.