Where to Take Free Outdoor Spin Classes (With Post-Workout Beer!) All Month

Outdoor Spinning at Sweat Fitness | Photo courtesy of Punch Media

The days of ALL the free summer workouts series are coming to a sad end, but fortunately, SWEAT Fitness is filling the void — at least for the month of September — by expanding on their Sweat + Sip series. This time, they’re focusing on cycling with a month-long free workout series called Cycle + Sip, open to anyone and everyone.

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Do Free Yoga (and Drink Free Champagne!) at SWEAT Fitness

You know what’s better than crying at your TV while watching Love Actually alone on Valentine’s Day? Probably literally anything, but definitely this: Next Tuesday, February 14th — as in Valentine’s Day — SWEAT Fitness is hosting four free yoga classes, complete with free champagne, open to anyone and everyone looking to get their sweat on. Yes, please!

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SWEAT Fitness Closing Arch Street Gym, Opening Midtown Village Flagship 

A rendering of the entrance to SWEAT Fitness's new Midtown Village location.

A rendering of the entrance to SWEAT Fitness’s new Midtown Village location.

We’ve talked about this before: With the influx of boutique fitness studios (Hi, SLT, CorePower, SoulCycle, and so on), it’s a bit rough out there for big gyms right now. But the folks at SWEAT Fitness — the Philly-area gym with eight locations, that’s been alive and kicking for 20 years — tell us they’re making a move to meld the best of boutique fitness and big gym in their new flagship location, coming to Broad Street this winter.

This coming February, SWEAT will open a new 25,000-square-foot location at 1 South Broad Street. SWEAT Fitness president Tracy Shannon describes the flagship gym location as a sort of one-stop shop for the specialty classes you’d find at a boutique fitness studio (think: Spin, barre, apparatus Pilates, and more), and top-of-the-line gym equipment to get your solo workout on with (think: Woodway treadmills, and so on).

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Yay! SWEAT Fitness’s Free Outdoor Fitness Series Gets More Dates

SWEAT + SIP | Photo via Facebook

SWEAT + SIP | Photo via Facebook

Summer may be coming to a close soon (insert all the crying emojis here), but that doesn’t mean all the free summer fitness series have to come to an end — at least not SWEAT Fitness’ free SWEAT + SIP fitness series. We just got word that the series, which was slated to end in August, will now be running every Sunday (except for Labor Day weekend) through September 25th. Yippee!

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SWEAT Fitness Launches New CrossFit-Like Group Training Program Today

SWEATX Class | Photo via SWEAT Fitness

SWEATX Class | Photo via SWEAT Fitness

SWEAT Fitness is launching a new group training program today, SWEATX, out of their Queen Village location and the easiest way to explain the program is that it’s kind of like CrossFit — a typical workout might include back squats, kettlebell swings, box jumps, tire-pushing (really), and so on — but not. While certain elements of the workouts might call to mind a CrossFit box, key aspects of the SWEATX program differ from CrossFit: For one, all SWEATX classes are capped at 10 participants, with between two and three trainers on deck to supervise. So the idea is small, dynamic group training classes with lots of one-on-one attention. Next, the trainers leading SWEATX are actively trying to avoid the competitive culture common in CrossFit boxes — something that can be a huge motivator for some, but can provoke injury or be a complete deterrent for others.  Read more »

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