The Best Workouts in Philadelphia

Each one to fit a different sweat-session need.

Yoga on the Pier at Race Street Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Yoga on the Pier at Race Street Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

As you might already know, Philadelphia magazine’s brand-spankin’-new Best of Philly issue just hit shelves, and it is loaded with everything from the best healthy eats in town to the best healthy sweets to the best running trails and more. And of course, we included some of the best workouts, too! Below, the five best workouts in Philly, each to fit a different sweat-session need.

If you want to try something new …
Best New Workout Class: Barre Burn at City Fitness Studio & Training
This infrared-heated barre class will make you feel a range of emotions, from wanting to die when the heat reaches its peak and you’re asked to do yet another round of leg lifts, to warrior-princess-proud when you walk out of the classroom alive and very much feeling the burn.
400 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Old City, 267-773-7055.

If you’re looking for a class that won’t empty your wallet … 
Best Free Workout Class: Yoga on the Pier
This outdoor seasonal series, helmed by beloved local yogi Malik Wilson, runs every single day and goes beyond anything you’d expect from a free fitness class. Instructions like “Twist your torso toward Camden” are just a bonus.
Race Street Pier, Race Street and North Columbus Boulevard

If you need some incentive to strap on your running shoes …
Best Running Club: Passyunk Beer & Java Runners
If your personal slogan is “Will run for coffee and beer,” meet your tribe: This South Philly-based group hosts evening and morning runs that end at different East Passyunk bars and coffee shops.

If it’s raining cats and dogs … 
Best Rainy-Day Running Workout: Tread and Shred
This class at SuperFit Gym, which has 30 minutes of treadmill intervals followed by 30 minutes of killer strength moves, weatherproofs your training schedule.
1050 Colwell Lane, Conshohocken, 610-832-1099.

If you know you should work out, but you really want to go shopping instead …
Best Secret Spot for Yogi Gear: DIG Yoga
You might come to either location of this airy, white-walled studio to get your downward dog on, but after spotting the well-stocked corner full of ultra-soft leggings and handstand-friendly tops, you’ll leave with a new workout wardrobe in hand.
204 North Union Street, Lambertville, and 410 Monroe Street, Queen Village, 215-800-1993.

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