SWEAT Fitness Launches New CrossFit-Like Group Training Program Today
SWEAT Fitness is launching a new group training program today, SWEATX, out of their Queen Village location and the easiest way to explain the program is that it’s kind of like CrossFit — a typical workout might include back squats, kettlebell swings, box jumps, tire-pushing (really), and so on — but not. While certain elements of the workouts might call to mind a CrossFit box, key aspects of the SWEATX program differ from CrossFit: For one, all SWEATX classes are capped at 10 participants, with between two and three trainers on deck to supervise. So the idea is small, dynamic group training classes with lots of one-on-one attention. Next, the trainers leading SWEATX are actively trying to avoid the competitive culture common in CrossFit boxes — something that can be a huge motivator for some, but can provoke injury or be a complete deterrent for others.
SWEAT Fitness, which has eight locations around Philly, is launching the SWEATX program out of the Queen Village location. Depending on demand, they plan to launch at other SWEAT locations soon, starting with their Manayunk and Arch Street outposts. A SWEATX membership, which is different from a regular SWEAT Fitness membership, gets you access to the SWEATX classes (currently held at the Queen Village studio on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., with more to be added depending on sign-ups) and access to all eight SWEAT locations, including gym equipment and fitness classes.
A membership for the new program will run you $149 a month, but we’ve got a discount code for our Be Well Philly readers: If you sign up today, January 11th, you’ll get the month of January free, and you’ll get membership for future months for $100 per month. Just call or drop in to the Queen Village location before 8 p.m. today to get in on the deal. And if you just want to try the workout, they’ll be holding classes every hour on the hour, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, and anyone can drop-in and try a SWEATX class for free. I think we just nailed down what your Monday workout will be!
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