Over 100,000 Free Fitness Passes Issued to Montgomery County Residents in 2023

Montgomery County Recreation will bring back the free RecFit program in 2024, after issuing over 100,000 passes to county residents this year.

The free RecFit pass allows entry to fully equipped fitness rooms, open gym activities, and game rooms at any community recreation center in Montgomery County during normal hours.

The number of passes issued in 2023 significantly increased from previous years. In 2022, there were 26,065 passes issued, according to a county press release.

“One of our most popular services offered to residents is free access to the County’s fitness centers,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “Our gyms were made free in 2023 and I am glad that we are continuing to provide more in 2024. Free and equitable access to our fitness and recreation facilities help residents improve health outcomes without costly gym memberships. This is an easy way to help fulfill that New Year’s resolution to be healthier.”

Residents use fitness room equipment and play table tennis and drop-in pickleball, volleyball, basketball, and more.

Residents may register for the pass in person at any Montgomery County community recreation center during regular business hours. The pass is valid at all recreation centers, though many will be operating on a holiday schedule from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. County residents must provide proof of residency, such as a valid photo ID with an address or a photo ID with a current utility bill, to receive the free pass.

Non-county residents have the option to purchase a pass for $20 for one month, $80 for six months, or $150 for one year.

If you registered for a free pass in 2023, you do not need to obtain a new pass for 2024; your current pass will stay valid. The free RecFit pass does not grant entry to the aquatic centers.

Additional details about the free RecFit pass program are available on the Montgomery County Recreation’s website.

Montgomery County Recreation Graphic

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