New Pilates Studio Coming to Old City

With free classes all next week!

Prime Fusion Fitness will be located at 123 Chestnut Street | Photo via Google Earth

Prime Fusion Fitness will be located at 123 Chestnut Street | Photo via Google Earth

If you haven’t noticed, Pilates is having a bit of a moment in our area. Philly’s veteran studios are as awesome as ever (Thrive Pilates in Rittenhouse, Urban Front in Center City, Ploome in Northern Liberties, among others), and the new kids on the block are adding some fun, fresh offerings to our Pilates plate (both the one-year-old Plank Studio in Wayne and the six-month-old Sculpt Fitness Studio in NoLibs specialize in trendy Megaformer classes).

Now, we’ve got a whole new concept all together: a Pilates studio housed inside the Healing Arts Center of Philadelphia at 123 Chestnut Street in Old City. Helmed by former Thrive Pilates assistant director Lauren Kelly, the new studio, called Prime Fusion Fitness, will open on Monday, October 12th. 

“I‘m really looking forward to bringing quality Pilates-based fitness back to the east side of Philadelphia,” says Kelly. 

The studio will offer creative Pilates mat, barre and Springboard classes. They include Pilates Performance, a cross-training Pilates class meant for athletes who want to strengthen their bodies and prevent injuries; Barre MELT, which includes time at the barre along with use of Pilates props (springs, weights and bolsters) for a tough total-body burn; and High Sprung, a 75-minute springboard class that meshes strength training and cardio for a complete workout.

Next week, Kelly will host a “free-view” week, featuring pay-what-you-can classes all week long. Proceeds from the classes will go to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. There are evening and late afternoon classes available during the workweek, and a class on Saturday at noon. You’ll want to sign up in advance to secure a spot.

After the preview week, you can buy a $25 pass for unlimited classes for 10 days. After that, it’s $15 for drop-ins or you can buy a class card (the best value is the 10-class pass for $110, which drops the per-class price to $11).

Get more info about the Prime Fusion Fitness here.

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