16 Philly Exercise Studios Open on Thanksgiving Day

Get in a pre-Thanksgiving dinner workout at one of these Megaformer, yoga, spinning, or barre studios.  

The most gluttonous day of the year is just days away. While we might be filling our plates high with healthy-ish foods like antioxidant-rich cranberries, protein-packed turkey, and nutrient-dense Brussels sprouts, we’ll undoubtedly be noshing on pie and mashed potatoes as well. To help you — and us — feel better about the piled-high plates in our future, we rounded up some Philly-area studios that offer Thanksgiving Day classes. From yoga to spinning, there’s a workout here to make everyone feel a lot better about that second helping. 

Megaformer Workouts

SLT Philly
Where: 1625 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
When: 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
SLT is offering two classes Thanksgiving morning so you can head into your feast feeling strong.

Sculpt Fitness Studio
Where: 777 South Broad Street, Center City
When: 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Sculpt has four different times for you to choose from, so there’s literally no excuse for you to miss out on a serious sweat sesh.

Where: 532 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
When: 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Throw on your leggings and fire up your core at Plank before you succumb to elastic waistband pants before the big dinner.

Where: Multiple locations
When: 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Solidcore has two early-morning classes available so you can get your workout in before you even start cooking.


Tara Yoga
Where: 84 Bethlehem Pike, Chestnut Hill
When: 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Tara Yoga is offering a Gratitude Flow this Thursday to help you get into a thankful mindset just in time for the holiday.

Grace & Glory Yoga
Where: 2220 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown
When: 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Grace & Glory is also offering a Gratitude Practice for all the folks celebrating turkey day down in Fishtown. 

Golden Buddha Yoga
Where: 814 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
When: 8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.
Not a city dweller? No worries — Golden Buddha has you covered so you can decompress and prepare for your day without a commute.

Amrita Yoga & Wellness
Where: 1204 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown
When: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Amrita is hosting one class that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever controversial dinnertime conversations are thrown your way.

Sanctuary Yoga and Mindfulness
Where: 1233 Locust Street, Washington Square West
When: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
Sanctuary has classes all day long.  

Yoga Habit
Where: 1640 Fairmount Avenue, Fairmount
When: 9 a.m.
Yoga Habit is hosting a “Thanks and Giving” community flow so you can remember the true meaning of the holiday.

Spinning Workouts

Where: 113 South 16th Street, Rittenhouse
When: 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
SoulCycle is offering a mix of classic rides and Thanksgiving-themed rides throughout the morning. No matter what you choose, we know you’ll get a good sweat.

BodyCycle Studio
Where: 1923 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse
When: 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
BodyCycle has classes all morning that are sure to be both energizing and exhausting. Sounds a lot like your family, right? 

Where: 1460 Bethlehem Pike East, North Wales
When: 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.
Cyclebar has two morning workouts for all of our cycling fiends in the ‘burbs.

Barre Workouts

Where: 1500 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse
When: 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Barre3 knows the barre addiction is a hard one to break, so they’re offering two pre-feast classes.

Focus Barre and Yoga
Where: 1923 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse
When: 9:30 a.m.
Focus Barre & Yoga is hosting one class on Thursday morning, so reserve your spot before it fills up!

Pure Barre
Where: 1700 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
When: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10 a.m.
Pure Barre has classes throughout the morning, so there are plenty of spaces for you to bring friends and relatives along.

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