January Gym Deals

Where to score big savings this month

If you’re ready to get in shape after a month of cookies, cakes and cocktails, here are the best New Year’s deals happening everywhere from Lithe and Equilibrium to the Sporting Club at the Bellevue. Shape up while you save? Sounds good to us!

Sporting Club at the Bellevue
Become a member this January and you’ll receive more than $500 worth of complimentary services, including a fitness assessment and a personal workout plan that’ll help you meet your New Year’s goals. You’ll also score a 20 percent discount at the pro shop, squash or racquetball lesson, deals on spa services, and total access to the 112 group fitness classes offered each week. 220 South Broad Street, 215-985-2160, sportingclubbellevue.com.

City Fitness
Dodge the $79 enrollment fee by signing up this January and choose the monthly membership plan that works best for you: $19.99 for a three-day-per-week membership, $29 for seven-day-per-week membership (excludes group fitness classes) or a $39 deluxe membership which includes all fitness classes, a free month of personal training, a free fitness and personal assessment, and a free subscription to dotFIT, an online fitness and weight loss program. 200 Spring Garden Street, 215-923-4114, cityfitnessphilly.com.

Sweat Fitness
Sign up in January and after a $149 enrollment free, your first six months are free! After six months you’ll only pay $49.50 a month, down from $65 a month, for the next 12 months. You’ll also receive unlimited access to all eight of the area clubs. Multiple locations, sweatfitness.com.

Urbanfront Pilates
Urbanfront Pilates is offering three different specials this January: 10 private lessons for $700, plus one free Tower Class; two tower classes and three mat classes for $65; and the “Mid-Week Special,”  which gives you three private lessons and three mat classes for $209, as long as the sessions are booked for Tuesday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.. 1700 Sansom Street, 2nd Floor, 215-564-4410, urbanfrontpilates.com.

Weston Fitness
During the month of January, for an enrollment fee of $20 (a fifth of the regular enrollment fee of $100) you can become a member of Weston Fitness, with a $55.55 month-to-month fee. This membership includes a complimentary massage, orientation, fitness assessment, towel service, a free month of private locker and laundry service, and all group exercise classes. 1835 Market Street, 215-963-2700, westonfitness.com.

Join PSC this month with an initiation fee of only $20 (down from $149!) and workout free for all of January. After January the monthly rate ranges from $59-$89, depending on the membership you choose. Each of the six area locations have state-of-the art equipment, personal training and free group exercise classes. Multiple locations, mysportsclubs.com.

Lithe Method
Lithe Method will be offering three introductory lithe 101 classes for $25—which regularly costs $60!—in January.  You’ll learn the basic Lithe movements, positions and methodology while still scoring a great workout!  Classes include cardio-cheer-sculpting, weights, the higher power band system, the barre, and other small equipment to strengthen and lengthen every muscle in the body. Multiple locations, lithemethod.com.

Pure Barre
Created by a dancer, the Pure Barre Technique is a total-body workout that burns fat and produces lifted seats, toned arms, thin thighs and flat abs by fusing elements of ballet, Pilates and weights in an intense, 55-minute intense session. Save $50 by signing up for two unlimited months of classes this January for $400 (a regular month unlimited is $225).  Also, you can bring a friend for free for the entire month of January. 1701 Walnut Street, 4th Floor, purebarre.com.

12th Street Gym
Located in the heart of Center City, 12th Street Gym has been keeping Philly fit for nearly 25 years, and offers up to 60 group fitness classes each week. Join in January and save $100 by paying only $329 for the entire year, instead of the normal $429 fee. 204 South 12th Street, 215-985-4092, 12streetgym.com.

Equilibrium Pilates
Learn mat work from this Best of Philly winner by signing up now for the New Winter Beginner Mat Workshop. You’ll receive six consecutive weeks of Pilates training for only $150. Choose one of the following three workshop times: Wednesdays, January 5th-February 9th at 6:00 p.m.; Sundays, January 9th-February 13th at 12:00 p.m.; and Tuesdays, January 11th-February 15th at 7:00 p.m.. 604 South 2nd Street, equilibrium-pilates.com.

Body Cycle Studio
All first-time riders at this just-opened, Spin-only studio will receive 20 percent off any package purchased in January. 1923 Chestnut Street 2nd Floor, bodycyclestudio.com.

Club La Maison
Join in January and CLM will knock $100 off the enrollment fee and give you 10 free days. Club La Maison’s facility includes tennis, racquetball, massage and physical therapy, personal training and daily group fitness classes for all levels.  When signing up, ask about the free intro to Pilates equipment session. 215 Sugartown Road, Wayne, 610-964-8800, clublamaison.com.

— Written by Kelsey Stone