Spooktacular Fitness: Halloween Workouts, Races and Gym Parties in Philly

Get in the spooky spirit with these Halloween-themed classes, workshops, races and more in the Philadelphia region.


Thrill-o-Ween at Philly Dance Fitness
$5 for members, $13 for nonmembers, Thursday, October 25th at 7 p.m., 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia. Register here.

Because you’ve always wanted to learn the “Thriller” moves from a pro, right? Right. Philly Dance Fitness instructor Kathy Silvestri will teach the sequence at this special impact jazz class. Best part: no dance experience is required. And don’t worry—you won’t be listening to “Thriller” on repeat for an hour. The playlist also includes Halloween classics like “Monster Mash” and “Ghostbusters.”

HallowLEAN at Barre Focus Fitness University City
FREE, Wednesday, October 31st at 5:30 pm, 4145 Chestnut Street, second floor, Philadelphia. Register here.

This favorite Main Line studio is opening a new location in University City next week, and it’s celebrating with a complimentary Halloween-themed Barre class. (Get it? Hallowlean?) Happy hour at nearby Harvest Seasonal Grill. If you can’t make it to this class, the studio is offering other free-of-charge classes from November 1st through 4th.

Halloween Spooktacular Spinning at Sporting Club at the Bellevue
Members only, Tuesday, October 30th at 6 pm, 224 South Broad Street, Philadelphia. More info is here.

Get your Spin on to festive Halloween tunes. The Sporting Club’s Haley Broder will lead the hourlong ride. the class is open to Sporting Club members only.

Trap Door Athletics SlashWOD
FREE, Wednesday, October 31st at 6:30 p.m., Penn’s Landing. More info is here.

Our friends over at Trap Door Athletics are tweaking their FlashWOD this month to make it Halloween-themed. And so they give you: SlashWOD. (Clever!) This pop-up fitness class will happen at Penn’s Landing, with a party to follow at Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant (120 Market Street). Costumes are encouraged.

Halloween 2012 Rides at Focus Fitness Main Line
$18, Saturday, October 27th at 9 a.m. and Tuesday, October 30th at 6:15 pm, 1111 East Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr. Register here.

Come in costume and Spin to a soundtrack of Halloween tunes. Riders with the best costumes will win prizes. The grand prize: a free class for you and all your friends.


Flyers Charities Halloween 5K
$35 for the 5K, $25 for the one-mile walk, Saturday, October 27th at 9 a.m., Xfinity Live in the Wells Fargo Center Complex. Register here.

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette and other players and staff will be on hand for this family-friendly costumed race. There will be prizes for top finishers and best costume. Proceeds benefit Flyers Charities, which supports nonprofits in the Philadelphia area. After the race, Xfinity Live! will screen a Halloween kids movie outdoors and offer menu specials and discounts.

HallowYunk 5K
$26.50 through October 25th, $30 day-of, Saturday, October 27th at 9 a.m., Bryn Mawr Running Company, 4320 Main St Philadelphia. Register here.

This popular costume race in Manayunk is now in its third year. It starts at the Bryn Mawr Running Company store at the corner of Main and Cotton streets and includes time on the Towpath. The 5K run is timed, with prizes given out for top finishers, but there’s an untimed fun run/walk, too. Kildare’s in Manayunk will host the after party, with 10 percent of proceeds from food and drink orders going to DePaul Catholic School in Germantown.


City Fitness Halloween Party
Friday, October 26th at 9 p.m., 200 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia. Get more info here.

Check out the food, drinks and a costume contest at this huge NoLibs gym. The after-hours party  kicks off at 9 p.m.

CrossFit Prime Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27th at 8 p.m., 220 Geiger Road, Philadelphia. More info is here.

Celebrate Halloween the CrossFit way—with pumpkin carving (from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), music, food, games and, of course, a costume contest. The party is open to CrossFit Prime members and their friends.

Halloween Hafla at Studio 1831
$15 in advance, $20 at the door, Sunday, October 28th at 6 p.m., 1831 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia.

What better way to celebrate spook than with a little belly dancing? That’s what’ll be going down at Studio 1831, where Middle Eastern dance artists will provide the entertainment for the evening. Also on tap: refreshments and a costume contest.

Halloween Party at Newtown Athletic Club
$10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, Saturday, October 27th at 7 p.m., 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown. More info here.

This one’s for the kiddos: pumpkin and cookie decorating, a fun-house obstacle course, maze, inflatables and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase, and kids must be accompanied by adults.

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