You Don’t Want to Miss Orangetheory’s Huge, Free Fitness Festival on the Art Museum Steps

Join Orangetheory Fitness and the U.S. Army for a day's worth of free fitness pop-up classes at the Art Museum steps.

Photograph courtesy Orangetheory Fitness.

Whatever you had planned for Sunday, go ahead and call in sick. There’s a huge, free, full-day fitness festival going down outside Art Museum — and you don’t want to miss it.

The Orangetheory Fitness Freedom Fit Fest — which is sponsored by the U.S. Army — is a new addition to the Wawa Welcome America festival. On July 1, the Fit Fest will take over the Art Museum steps with a packed schedule of fitness activities.

The day will start at 8:15 a.m. with an untimed Freedom 5K along Martin Luther King Drive hosted by Philadelphia Runner. This 5K is free, and you can register for it here. Afterwards, you can join in on some of the pop-up fitness classes, starting with a Rosé & Slay cardio dance workout with Alexis Rose Xperience at 9 a.m. If you missed trying out Alexis Rose’s super-fun, super-empowering class at Be Well Philly Boot Camp, now’s your chance!

Next up, there are back-to-back Orangetheory Fit Camp classes at 10 and 11 a.m. — expect fast-paced intervals in a boot-camp-style workout. At noon, you can slow things down a bit with yoga, and then at 1 p.m., participate in a for-real boot camp led by the U.S. Army, before the wrapping up the classes with another Orangetheory Fit Camp at 2 p.m. Whew!

If just reading all that makes you tired and hungry, don’t fret — there will be local food trucks stationed nearby to refuel your tank, and Barefoot Bubbly mimosas available starting at 9 a.m. Plus, there will be a beer garden — where you can grab brunch — stationed at the bottom of the Art Museum steps all day long.

In addition to all of the workout classes, the Fit Fest will give you a chance to show your competitive side. Throughout the day, Orangetheory will host some rowing competitions to see who among us can row the fastest or furthest.

Ready to join in on this totally fun, totally free day of fitness? Register for the various pop-up classes here, then just remember to bring your water and mat. The Orangetheory Fitness Freedom Fit Fest is scheduled for July 1 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Art Museum steps, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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