Fit Academy Opening Brick-and-Mortar Fitness Studio in Brewerytown
Up until now, Fit Academy, helmed by trainer Osayi Osunde, has been known for its high-energy, very sweaty outdoor boot camps at the Art Museum Steps. But soon, that will change: This summer, Osunde will be opening a brick-and-mortar fitness studio in Brewerytown’s new mixed-use building, the Fairmount @ Brewerytown.
Osunde tells us the space, located at 3050 West Master Street, will feature locker rooms, a group-training area and a personal-training area. He plans to continue his much-loved outdoor boot camps — as he says, “It’s so unique to Philadelphia to be able to use the environment in the way we do” to work out — but he’ll be adding a slew of other group-training classes to his gym schedule, as well as a handful of trainers. When it comes to classes, ideas include a more user-friendly CrossFit-style class (think: fewer barbells, more kettlebells), a yoga-for-athletes class of some sort, classes that zone in on specific problem areas (Hi, butt and belly), Tabata group classes and more.
He also hopes to work a nutrition expert into the gym. As he explains, “I can put anyone through an amazing workout, But I know that unless you’re eating the right things, you’re not going to see results.” So he’s aiming to have someone on deck to help people up their knowledge in the nutrition area.
Osunde’s goal is to have the studio, which he says is “literally brick and mortar” right now, up and running by May or June of this year. Until then, you can find him leading his five-days-a-week boot camps at the Art Museum Steps (schedule here), and his biweekly Fit Five workout, a group 5K led to music (Osunde wears a speaker while he runs) that works in stops to sweat with resistance bands and plyometrics. Fun, right? And if you don’t have plans tonight, you can get a taste of his training style at this month’s free Fit Academy Boot Camp, going down at the Art Museum Steps at 6:30.
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