Megaformer Pilates Studio Sculpt Fitness to Open at the Piazza
Last fall, I told you that Philly’s first Megaformer Pilates studio was officially in the works and set to debut in the SouthStar Lofts building at 521 South Broad Street. Well, there’s been a slight change of plans: Sculpt Fitness Studio is still 100-percent happening, but owner Stephanie Tolar tells me they’ve switched to a new location.
“There were a lot of things that happened, and it was taking a long time,” says Tolar. “We decided on both ends that it was best for us to move on.”
And so, Tolar headed north. She’s now working on a buildout of a studio at the Piazza in Northern Liberties. The new space, which used to house a photography studio, will fit 10 of the 250-pound, 10-foot-long Megaformer machines at the start, with plans to possibly add two more.
Meantime, Tolar tells me she’s scouting possible locations for more studios in the city, which could open later this fall. She’s deciding between two spaces on South Street near Broad Street, and another space in the Art Museum area. The South Street location would have roughly 10 machines, and the Art Museum location up to 14.
The Northern Liberties space, she says, should be complete by early April, with grand-opening festivities beginning April 4th. That weekend, through Monday, April 6th, Sculpt will offer 15 free classes so you can try out the workout. After that, the studio’s regular schedule will debut with morning and evening classes on weekdays — lunchtime classes may be added, depending on demand — plus seven classes on Saturday and three on Sunday. Tolar will be joined by a team of seven instructors.
Classes will be priced at $30 for drop-ins, with private sessions available for $90. Sculpt will also offer free 15-minute intro classes throughout the week so you can check out the workout with no commitment.
Tolar says she will open up registration for the free classes on grand-opening weekend to her email subscribers first. Then, if there are spaces left, she’ll open it up to the public. To join her email list so you can get first dibs, head over here. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
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