Fitness That Fits: Philly Gyms with Fun Perks
For first-class fitness: The Sporting Club at the Bellevue
Executive members get lots of extras at this gym/spa/athletic center: a private locker room and lounge, bathrobes, laundry and shoe-shine services,- even gratis workout clothes. But luxury costs—about $170 a month.
224 South Broad Street, eighth floor, 215-985-9876.
For families: YMCA
Two hours of free babysitting per visit are available at all local Y’s. Some also offer kids’ fitness programs, swimming lessons and sports leagues. Family rates range from $70 to $95 a month.
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For golfers: Rittenhouse Square Fitness Club
Members of this no-frills club get complimentary greens fees four days a week at Twining Valley Golf Club in Dresher. Plus, though the gym isn’t the poshest around, you can’t beat the bottom-dollar prices—just $39 a month.
2002 Rittenhouse Square, 215-985-4095.
For classes: Virtua Center for HealthFitness Washington Township
Classes like Rock n’ Roll Yoga, Aqua Zumba and tai chi will keep you from getting bored. Virtua also offers aquatics programs and sport-specific performance training. Memberships are $65 a month.
239 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road, Sewell, 856-341-8111.
For flexible schedules: City Fitness
Keep odd hours? Score off-peak and three-days-a-week memberships at this NoLibs gym for just $19.99 a month. Bonus: no contract.
200 Spring Garden Street, 215-923-4114.
For pint-size yogis: Yoga Child
Kids can get their om on at this Washington Square West studio. And it’s fun: Teachers pair sessions with activities like arts-and-crafts and dancing. (There are adult-only classes for parents, too.) Packages start at $200.
903 South Street, 215-238-0989.
For runners: The Training Station
A gym owned by professional runner Phil Clark—and stocked with equipment he actually uses—is sure to shed time off your personal best. Clark will even fit you for shoes. Memberships are $40 a month.
1033 North 2nd Street, third floor, 215-964-9558.