Big news, barre junkies: The San Francisco, California-based franchise studio the Bar Method is coming to Wayne, at 107 North Aberdeen Avenue to be exact. And even better news: They’re soft-opening with a slew of free classes. Insert all the confetti emoji here.
It’s official: I can’t keep up. There seems to be a never-ending stream of fitness studios pouring into Philly, and now we’ve got three more to add to the list. Over the next few months, we’ll be getting new outposts of JTown Hot Yoga and GFit Women, both of which already have studios in the area, and the Bar Method will be moving into town with its first Philly-area studio. Learn more about what to expect from each of them below.
UPDATE: Welp, sadly the classes have already filled up (they are free classes after all!). That said, the studio’s schedule for the following week is up now, so if you want to save your spot in a paid class, you can sign up here.
ORIGINAL: Listen up, barre junkies! Barre3 Rittenhouse, which will be the first Center City location for the Portland-based barre-studio franchise, is opening on the fourth floor of 1500 Sansom Street on Monday, February 6th. And they are giving you LOTS of opportunities to get your leggings-wearing butt in the door — for free!
Heads up, Barre3 devotees! We have yet another FREE pop-up workout class for you to pencil into your calendar: This Wednesday, October 19th, the folks from Barre3 Rittenhouse (opening later this year) will be hosting a free pop-up workout class at the Plaza at the Comcast Center.
As we told you guys last week, Northern Liberties’ Ploome is hosting a pretty sweet (and free!) 30-day virtual workout challenge, the #HomeSchooled Virtual Workout Challenge. The idea is this: You do one 25-minute virtual workout every day for 30 days. Easy, right? And lucky for all of you who are late to the party, you can jump in on the challenge whenever you’d like.
When you go to a barre class and they tell you to “Tuck your tail,” what do you do? Chances are, you really tuck, pushing your pelvis forward with all your might. Hey, we’re all overachievers here, right? But Karli Taylor, founder of the barre method BarreFlow, which just made its Philly-area debut at New Hope’s Level Body Studio, says you need to quit overachieving — doing more is not better in this case. In fact, Taylor, a fitness trainer and studio owner in Upstate New York, was driven to create BarreFlow after going to barre classes and noticing that so. many. people were tucking all wrong.
Moms, if you so want to work out but don’t have the time to hit the gym sans baby, we get it. Babies get attached (and hey, so do we), so it’s not exactly easy to leave them behind. But what if we told you that you could still get in an awesome muscle-burning workout without having to choose between your little human and the gym? Starting Wednesday, October 5th our friends at The Wall Cycling Studio in Manayunk will be offering FREE (yes, you read that right) baby Bjorn barre classes. All you need to bring is your baby Bjorn and of course, your baby. And if you’re not a new mom, they’ve got something for you too: They’re offering $10 classes to everyone else every Wednesday evening through October.
Barre junkies, rejoice: I just got word that Barre3, the Portland-based barre-studio franchise with over 100 locations nationwide, will be opening its first Center City studio this fall, bringing the count of studios to in the region to six, with other locations in Newtown, Doylestown, Rosemont, Berwyn and Allentown.
’Tis the season for fitness studio openings: In the past few weeks, Philly has seen quite the influx of studios, with Freehouse Fitness Studio opening in the Grad Hospital area, Sculpt Fitness Studio opening on Broad Street and Wake Up Yoga announcing a soon-to-come Rittenhouse studio. Then there’s Solidcore and Unite Fitness’s new Rittenhouse studio, both slated for summer openings. And now, another one to add to the list: Y2B Fit, a new yoga and barre studio setting up shop on Emlen Street in Mount Airy. Read more »
Sweating then boozing seems to be a trend this summer (remember the winery runs?!). The latest to jump on that bandwagon: SWEAT Fitness. Starting this Sunday, June 19th, SWEAT is teaming up with City Tap House in University City to put on SWEAT + SIP, a totally free 10-class outdoor pop-up fitness series. Read more »