11 Fitness and Foodie Fall Openings You Should Be Excited About

New spots to sweat and chow down are springing up all over town.

Juice from Sip-N-Glo | Photo via Facebook

Juice from Sip-N-Glo | Photo via Facebook

Falling leaves and pumpkin craft brews — and bulky sweaters that make “just one more” pumpkin brew totally okay — are great and all, but you know what just might beat those fall favorites when it comes to the best thing about fall this year? The slew of sweet fitness and healthy-foodie businesses springing up around town, from a fitness studio with walls covered in hydroponically grown pick-your-own herbs to a new Sweetgreen location (aka salad heaven on earth) and many, many more.

Below, 11 spots you can look forward to stomping through crunching leaves to get to in the next few months, pumpkin spice latte in hand, if that’s what floats your boat (we don’t judge). 

Hydropose Studio
Where: 1903 South Broad Street, South Philly
Target opening: September 12th

We’re pretttty sure this studio is like no fitness studio you’ve ever seen before. This South Philly spot has a raised indoor lawn area — complete with sod and all! — and the walls are covered with hydroponically grown pick-your-own herbs and lettuces. Come spring, they’ll also have a rooftop garden complete with tons of pick-your-own produce. When it comes to fitness classes, they have a weekly Sunday morning dance party called Sweat the Sabbath (amazing, right?) along with yoga and mat Pilates classes throughout the week.

Fit Ryde Main Line
Where: 724 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
Target opening: September 12th

This Fit Ryde studio, the second location for the company, had a soft opening back in June, but their grand opening was just yesterday. Like the West Chester studio, the Wayne studio features RealRyder bikes — they move with your body from side to side, mimicking the feel of an actual road ride — along with a barre studio, and they also have tons of Spin/strength combo classes to choose from. Pedal & Kettle, anyone?

Joltin’ Jabs
Where: 1510/12 Sansom Street, Center City
Target opening: September 15th

This Manayunk boxing studio (a favorite of Cecily Tynan’s), helmed by former pro boxer Joey DeMalavez, is making its way to Center City with its Sansom Street location slated to open this coming week. You can expect small, no-contact, all-levels group boxing classes, and DeMalavez will be catering to Center City office workers with early-morning and lunch-hour slots.

Sip-N-Glo Juicery
Where: 257 South 20th Street, Rittenhouse
Target opening: September 21st

This beloved Bella Vista juice shop is expanding to Rittenhouse this fall and, along with their so-worth-letting-your-bank-account-balance-plummet juices and smoothies, this new location will have all sorts of healthy grub to choose from. Considering they’re setting up shop right around the corner from our offices, we’re jazzed. Our wallets, not so much.

Stripp’d Juice
Where: 263 North 3rd Street, Old City
Target opening: Late September

Back in July, owner Khoran Horn told us Stripp’d would be opening the doors to their Old City juice shop — their first brick-and-mortar location — “very soon,” and it looks like the time is a comin’: Horn tells us they’re hoping to be open around the same time the Pope shows, so late September. And we will be the first in line, grabbing all the bottles of Bishop (their oh-so-delicious combo of apple, lemon and ginger) we can get our hands on, thank you very much.

Blue Alchemy Healing Center
Where: 1500 Chestnut Street, Center City
Target opening: October 17th

Achey? Not for long. This massage and wellness center, run by two seasoned Philly massage therapists, will offer all sorts of ache-relieving massages and treatments, from sports massage to prenatal massage to Thai massage and more, in their Center City space or in your home. And if you’re watching your spending, the owners are also opening a massage school alongside the wellness center, which will offer massages by students at seriously discounted prices. Yes, please!

CKO Kickboxing
Where: 1616 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
Target opening: Late October

This kickboxing studio has outposts all over the country, but this is the first time they’ll be setting up shop in Philly. The studio will be located right next door to CorePower Yoga (see below) on Walnut Street, and they’ll offer one style of boxing class: an hourlong, no-contact workout for all fitness levels using 100-pound heavy bags and incorporating kickboxing, boxing and calisthenic exercises. Expect to sweat. A lot.

CorePower Yoga 
Where: 1616 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
Target opening: November 6th

Like CKO Kickboxing, this new yoga spot is part of a nationwide brand, but this will be their first Philly outpost. On the studio schedule, you’ll find four classes that range in levels of heat — classroom temperatures are anywhere from 85 degrees to 102 degrees — and difficulty. Two of the class formats take you through a set series of postures that never change, and the other two switch it up. And one of the classes, Yoga Sculpt, even incorporates weights!

Where: 1821 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse
Target opening: Sometime this fall

Way, way back in January of this year, we told you guys (with plenty of exclamation points) that Sweetgreen would be setting up shop — their third in the city — on Chestnut Street in Rittenhouse. They’re hammering away in the new space now, and the company tells us they should be slinging salads out of the new location before the end of fall, though they have yet to set a date. Spicy Sabzi, here we come!

Snap Kitchen
Where: Multiple locations (Rittenhouse, Market East, Old City, Fairmount, Malvern)
Target opening: Before the end of the year

Back in August, we told you guys about Snap Kitchen, an Austin-based market that focuses on healthy grab-and-go meals — stuff like Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash, Spinach and Mushroom Enchiliadas, quinoa bowls and more — helpfully labeled “gluten-free,” “non-dairy,” “Carb-conscious,” and the like. Think: The most easy-to-navigate prepared-foods aisle ever. Back in August,  they told the Philadelphia Business Journal the company was aiming to have five Philly locations open before the year ends. Consider our fingers crossed!

The Wall Cycling Studio 
Where: 105-107 Cotton Street, Manayunk
Target opening: January, 2016

Okay, okay, so this isn’t quite a fall opening — but we are still super-excited about it, and you should be, too! Come early next year, The Wall Cycling (which just opened its second location in Phoenixville, by the way), will be opening their new — larger! — Manayunk space, complete with not just Spin, but barre classes, too. See? The excitement is totally warranted. They’ll also have a retail space stocked with grab-and-go food. Because post-Spin snacks are a must.

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