As of Tuesday, March 1, Northern Liberties’ Ironworks will become a Sweat Fitness. As a NoLibs dweller myself, I couldn’t be happier. While the gym has been a great service to the community since it opened its doors 15 years ago, and the Ironworks staff has always been friendly and helpful, the space is in desperate need of a face lift. Sweat plans to outfit the gym with new equipment, as well as add more group fitness classes. Of course, the gym will probably see a lot more traffic from NoLibers who used to make the trek to Sweat’s Old City and Arch Street locations, so always having your pick of treadmills may become a thing of the past.
The Ironworks in Old City will be closing its doors completely, as Old City members will be able to work out at Sweat’s Old City location. Ironworks in NoLibs will stay open throughout renovations.