Sweet! South Philly’s Bok Building Just Got a New Fitness Studio

Get ready to get your kettlebell swing on.

KG Strong | Photo courtesy Katie Gould

KG Strong | Photo courtesy Katie Gould

Well, this is exciting: Philly-based fitness trainer and yoga instructor Katie Gould, who you may know from the warm-weather yoga series on Bok’s rooftop, has just opened up a fitness studio, KG Strong, inside of South Philly’s Bok Building at 1901 South 9th Street. And if you’ve never quite mastered the art of the kettlebell swing, this will be the place to do it, my friends.

Gould has been making folks sweat buckets as a fitness trainer for over eight years, teaching out of spots like Sweat Fitness, ZAKTi, Three Queens Yoga, SOMA Fitness and more, but this is her first studio to call her own.

Now, about the studio: The 960-square-foot space, located on Bok’s second floor in room 206 B, just opened, and right now, the schedule offers up a slew of small group-training classes. There’s Intro to Kettlebells and Conditioning; intermediate/advanced small-group kettlebell coaching; Get Fit! Strength and Conditioning, a group class that pairs exercises done with  kettlebells, pulleys, rowers and more equipment with high-energy cardio drills; and Core Fusion, a mat class that zones in on your — you guessed it! — core to compliment your yoga and strength-training practices.

As Gould says, “Our clients expect to work hard, learn, set goals and crush them. We value the balance between power and grit and calm and recovery.” So, fair warning: You may want to collapse into a puddle of your own sweat at some point during a class — but know, the calm is a comin’.

Along with all that jazz mentioned above, Gould says they’ll be collaborating with other trainers from around the city to expand their fitness offerings, so you can expect their schedule to grow. Then, on top of those fitness classes, Gould will also be bringing her warm-weather rooftop yoga series back to Bok in May (seriously, it’s hard to find better post-savasana views in the city) and she’ll also be hosting her signature Yoga Breakfast Club events at the space. (That’s a yoga class that also gets you a mimosa and breakfast with your downward dogs. Amazing, we know. If you want in, the next one’s going down April 23rd.)

You can learn more about the new KG Strong studio here. And do know: For the month of April, they’re offering some discounts and deals. First-time private-training clients will get a free 30-minute training session; new and returning clients will get unlimited small group-training classes for $150 for the month of April; small group-training drop-ins will be $20 through April; and yoga and core-fusion drop-ins will be $12 (!!) through April.

Happy sweating!

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