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Best Fitness Studio

2017 BEST Boutique Fitness Studio

Roots Athletics

This mixed-martial-arts gym has a serious following, and we know why: It’s so pretty—imagine impossibly white floor mats paired with camel-hued leather punching bags placed just so, with green plants peppered throughout—you almost forget you’re working out.

2101 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-593-0060 | Website

2016 BEST More-Than-a-Spin Studio

The Wall Cycling Studio

107 Cotton Street, Manayunk, PA

Don’t let the name fool you: What started as a small cycling spot in Manayunk has become a full-blown fitness studio. In the past year, it relocated to a larger, shinier space and added barre classes — including BYO Baby Barre, in which parents wear their little ones, Bjorn-style — and combo workouts that mix… Read more »

2016 BEST Fitness Studio for Moms

Mama’s Wellness Joint

1100 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA

The fitness offerings for moms at this mostly-yoga studio puts other workout spots to shame: From Baby Bump Boot Camp to Postpartum Rebuild, the range of prenatal, postnatal and mommy-and-me classes will keep your fitness game on point from the minute the stick turns blue until your little one is ready to downward- dog with… Read more »

2014 BEST Fitness Studio


21 Plank Avenue, Paoli, PA

This new Paoli fitness studio, housed in a former Wine & Spirits Store, is actually five studios in one: personal training, cycling, aerial yoga, mat yoga and barre, each in separate spaces. The goal is balanced cross-training, and you can get more than your fill with Purenergy’s 90 classes a week. Read more »

2014 BEST Fitness Studio

Purenergy Studio

21 Plank Avenue, Paoli, PA

You can hop from the TRX bands to the spin studio to an aerial yoga or barre class thanks to Paoli’s new one-stop-shop fitness studio. The idea is to keep your mind and muscles busy with lots of workout options, accomplished (and then some) by way of more than 90 stellar classes a week. Read more »

2013 BEST New York Fitness Transplant

Flywheel Sports

, Multiple locations

Last spring, we finally got to see what all the fuss was about when this NYC-based fitness brand opened not one, but two brand-spanking-new indoor cycling studios in our area. Then it finally clicked: the DJ-curated music, the tiered stadium seating, the TorqBoard stats to see, in real time, how you stack up against your… Read more »

2013 BEST Boutique Fitness Studio

Pure Barre

1701 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Readers’ Choice: It’s the ass-kicking of choice these days, courtesy of a deceptively innocuous looking, impact-free, wildly effective ballet barre. Read more »

2012 BEST Boutique Fitness Studio

Relentless Fitness

249 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Dont get too attached to the gym here. In nice weather, trainer Roger Dickerman takes his sessions outdoors, which means everythingcurbs, benches, the sidewalkis fair game for banging out some reps. Read more »