Best Workout

Pure Barre

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

1701 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-234-7825 | Website


2013 WINNER, Dance-Inspired Workout

Red Hot Dance Fitness

, Multiple locations

They dont call it red hot for nothing. This Philly-born-and-raised workout is building up a cult following among the local dance-fitness set. Zumba? Please. Read more »

2013 WINNER, Workout You Havent Tried

Skyrobics at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

122 Mill Road, unit B-250, Oaks, PA

Channel your inner Tiggerbouncy, bouncy, bouncyand jump your way to a better bod at this massive indoor trampoline park, which houses nearly 20,000 square feet of springy trampoline surface (including a few on the walls!). Its hour-long SkyRobics workout is so fun, youll almost forget youre doing something good for you. Classes are $14. Read more »

2012 WINNER, Dance Workout

Philly Dance Fitness

multiple locations

In the middle of a Will Smith song, mid snap-and-roll, youll realize you havent sweated like this (or giggled this much) in a long, long time. Classes at Philly Dance Fitnesswhich cover everything from ballet to jazz to Zumba to stripteaseare real workouts, but theyre also real fun. Trust us: Impact jazz will rock your… Read more »

2012 WINNER, Free Workouts

Classes at Athleta

1722 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

You could almost cancel your gym membership with all the free fitness options here. The schedule, which changes month to month, includes Zumba, Pilates and power yoga. Staffers push the clothing displays out of the way to turn the shop into an insta-studio. If youre lucky, youll walk out with free Athleta swag, too. Read more »

2012 WINNER, New Workout

BodyLogic

Getting motivated is the easiest part of this cardio/barre/Pilates combo program: All you have to do is watch gazelle-like instructor Jillian Dreusike prance around the studio and follow her lead. Perfecting the cardio sequences and mastering plis? Thats another story Read more »

2012 WINNER, Shore Workout

The Zen Den

Yoga instructor Arianne Green makes it simple to fit workouts around your sunbathing schedule: The midmorning classes are late enough that you can still sleep in, and the evening ones are early enough that you can pop in on your way to dinner. Just take a shower before hitting the town afterwardan hour in Green’s… Read more »

2012 WINNER, Spinning Workout

Fit Ryde

1572 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA

The next best thing to a bike ride through the countryside? A bike ride at this natural-light-soaked indoor cycling studio, where a fleet of 18 state-of-the-art exercise bikes, invented by a cyclist, tilt and lean to better simulate real riding scenariosand give you a solid upper-body workout to boot. Read more »

2012 WINNER, Workout with a Beer

Happy Hour Yoga at Yoga on the Ridge

493 Domino Lane, Roxborough, PA

Every few months, studio owner and former local journo Theresa Conroy pairs up with her hubby, Daily News beer columnist Don Russell (you know him as Joe Sixpack), for an all-levels yoga class followed by a guided beer tastinga sell-out event every time. Now thats happy hour, folks. Read more »

2012 WINNER, Workout

Ploome’s Champagne Sundays

1040 North American Street, Suite 1001, Philadelphia, PA

A $25 pass gets you into all the classes at Christina Stoltz’s NoLibs studio that day, and it includes snacks and drinks. While her strength-focused routines are no walk in the park, the bottle of chilled bubbly she pops afterward provides its own motivation. Read more »

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