Sweat Fitness at One South Broad Street to Open “Early Next Week”

The gym was slated to open Friday, March 23.

Photograph of Sweat Fitness’ 1 South Broad Street location by Caroline Cunningham.

Another day, another delay in the opening of Sweat Fitness at One South Broad Street.

After closing their Arch Street location, Philadelphia gym chain Sweat Fitness announced in December 2016 that they’d open a new flagship gym downtown at One South Broad Street on February 1, 2017. Over a year — and many, many construction delays later — and that gym still isn’t open.

But by March 2, 2018, the construction was finally wrapping up, and Sweat Fitness invited Be Well Philly in to see their shiny new digs. On that visit, Sweat Fitness president Tracy Shannon shared a new opening date for the gym: today, March 23.

Sadly for all the eager members out there, the gym is not in fact opening today. Instead, a spokesperson for the brand tells Be Well that it will open “early next week.”

In a statement about the delay, Sweat Fitness said:

“We are waiting a final walk through early next week! We are so grateful for the patience and support of our valued members and the public. At SWEAT Fitness our first priority is always our members and we will be open as soon as we can. We hoped to be open much sooner but delays in a construction project of this magnitude are quite common.”

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