3 Brand-New Philly Gyms and Fitness Studios to Have on Your Radar Right Now 

Fit Academy | Photo via Osayi Osunde

Fit Academy | Photo via Osayi Osunde

Keeping up with all the new fitness studios popping up around Philly is no easy feat. (I should know — it’s basically my job.) Case in point: Just a few weeks ago, we gave you guys a pretty exhaustive list of 13 upcoming Philly-area fitness studio openings we should all be excited about, from SoulCycle’s Center City location opening this February to SLT bringing their Megaformer workout to Rittenhouse in March, and more. And now (already!) we’ve got three more fitness studios — all of which opened their doors in the past few days — to add to the list. Check ‘em out below.

Fit Academy
1363 North 31st Street, Brewerytown. 
If you’ve been known to run the Rocky stairs for your workouts, you’ve probably seen Fit Academy’s Osayi Osunde putting his boot camp attendees through the ringer — all while somehow keeping smiles on their faces — at the Art Museum steps. But now, Osunde will be taking things indoors with his new fitness studio at the Fairmount at Brewerytown, which opened earlier this week. As he tells me, “Our group classes will keep the essence of what we built outdoors: athletic-based HIIT, functional movement, plyometrics with some hints of CrossFit-style programming. Only now, we have many more toys to utilize during our classes.” Along with the boot camp-style classes, they’ll also be offering a stability-based yoga class, starting sometime in the new year, and personal training.

And while Osunde’s outdoor boot camps were great, there’s no doubt that an indoor studio has its perks: See: three bathrooms and two changing rooms. Oh, and heat. Osunde says that through the month of December, the schedule will be limited, with two to three classes a day. Then, come the new year, they’ll ramp things up. Membership prices start at $125. You can learn more here.

1 Brown Medical Arts Center | Photo via Dana Manning

One of the two fitness studio rooms at 1 Brown Medical Arts Center | Photo via Dana Manning

1 Brown Medical Arts Center
1 Brown Street, Northern Liberties.
Northern Liberties is about to get a serious shot of wellness with the new 1 Brown Medical Arts Center, a space that houses a fitness center, a spa, and medical offices offering therapies relating to overall wellness, like chiropractic care and acupuncture. Oh! And did I mention the juice bar? There’s one of those, too.

The fitness portion of the space — which has two studios offering everything from HIIT classes to Piloxing (that’s Pilates mixed with boxing, for the uninitiated) to power yoga — is already up and running, with around five classes to choose from during weekdays and a handful on the weekends. Come January, when the center has it’s soft opening, the spa — which will have three rooms for massages and facials — will be going, along with the medical offices. As studio manager Dana Manning tells us, the concept is “ancestral health meets modern medicine with exhilarating fitness experiences all under one roof.” In other words, it’s a one-stop shop for all things wellness, new and old. Drop-in prices for fitness classes are $28, with class packages starting at $99. You can learn more here.

Warrior's Path | Photo via Chris Kilgus

Warrior’s Path | Photo via Chris Kilgus

Warrior’s Path Strength Co.
1572 Wilmington Pike, West Chester.
Co-owner Chris Kilgus describes his new gym, opening today, as an “unconventional gym that focuses on longevity, performance and functional strength. You can expect to get your sweat on with the likes of kettlebell, steel maces, battle ropes, suspension rings and more. Group training sessions are nice and intimate, with a max of six people per class, and they also offer personal training. A monthly membership is $200, but they’re running an opening special that gets the first 20 members a 20 percent discount for life (not too shabby, huh?). You can learn more here.

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