Joltin’ Joey DeMalavez: The Real Life Rocky

Photograph by Steve Boyle

Photograph by Steve Boyle

The Joltin’ Jabs gym on Sansom Street is just a few blocks away from Rittenhouse Square, but be forewarned, ye who enter — you won’t be pampered, coddled or comforted. You will sweat, and you will suffer.

The man responsible for your pain is sitting across from me on a folding chair, surrounded by heavy bags and speed bags hung from the ceiling — the tools of his trade. Joey DeMalavez — former pro boxer, current Philadelphia trainer du jour, future shoo-in for reality-TV stardom — wears red track pants, a white knit cap on his shaved head, and a Joltin’ Jabs long-sleeve shirt that doesn’t hide his ample biceps or the tattoos that run up his neck and down to his wrists. There’s a skull on his right hand, an open Bible with a heart on the left one, and a bold letter on each finger that together spell out JOLTIN’ JABS.

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$5 Yoga, Barre, Boxing and HIIT Classes at Hotel Monaco This Weekend

Yoga with Three Queens Yoga at Hotel Monaco | Photo by Joe Longo

Yoga with Three Queens Yoga at Hotel Monaco | Joe Longo Photography

Losing sight of New Year’s fitness resolutions is a common problem: Whether your goal is to eat better, lose weight, explore new workouts or all of the above, it can be tough to stick with ’em. To help you guys stay on track, the folks at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco are hosting their second annual Resolution Rx event this Sunday, showcasing a bunch of local fitness studios and — to help you exercise your charitable muscles — raising money for Back on My Feet. The best part? All the classes are five bucks. Read more »

Cecily Tynan’s Favorite Fitness Studio Is Opening a Center City Location

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Back in February, Cecily Tynan told us all about her favorite places to work out in Philly, and her number one pick? Joltin’ Jabs in Manayunk. In her words, “nothing gets out your frustrations like punching something.” We couldn’t agree more. And good news for all you Center City dwellers: The Manayunk boxing studio is making its way to Center City with a Rittenhouse location set to open in early September, so you’ll be able to punch a bag whenever the urge strikes.

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