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Union Square's Gyms and Healthy Businesses Are Joining Forces for Free Workouts

Racked's Hottest Trainer contestant <a href="http://ny.racked.com/2013/8/7/7655707/hottest-trainers-5-andia-winslow#4489818">Andia Winslow</a> teaching at Athleta last year.
Racked's Hottest Trainer contestant Andia Winslow teaching at Athleta last year.
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There's so much going on at Union Square Sweat Fest this year that its six-day span still feels just a little bit short. The annual event that brings together more than 100 of the neighborhood's gyms, boutique fitness studios, roving instructors, juice bars, activewear stores, and more — presented by the Union Square Partnership and produced by Fit + Love — returns on Saturday, February 20th with a lineup that's literally busting at the (spandex) seams.

It starts off over the weekend with a "wellness collective" with three free 45-minute classes and samplings of beauty treatments from Fresh. There will also be juice and healthy snacks from the likes of Runa, Purity Organic, and Chef's Cut that'll fuel you for workouts from Body Space Fitness, The Fhitting Room, Physqiue 57, Row House, OMFactory, Swerve Fitness, Equinox, YogaVida, and more through February 25th.

Though you can expect to pay regular prices for studio workouts, you'll get access to popular time slots, and classes at places like Lululemon, Athleta, Bandier, and Reebok will be complimentary. There's also a daily chance to score free swag if you post on social media. Free events will be first-come, first-serve, so sign up for Sweat Fest updates to know which dates to keep open on your calendar.