This New Small Group Training Gym Is Perfect for People Who Can’t Afford a Personal Trainer
Leverage Fitness is a new small group training and personal training gym in Rittenhouse.
You know, meeting one-on-one with a personal trainer every week would be a pretty fantastic way to make some serious strides in your fitness goals. Unfortunately, though, one-on-one sessions don’t come cheap, and if you’re a millennial, you’ve probably got some student loan debt to square away before you can start pouring half your paycheck into workouts. That’s where small group training comes in.
Leverage Fitness, a new Rittenhouse gym by Philly trainer Rob Licata, will offer personal training in addition to semi-private classes with small groups of no more than four participants. In these sessions, you’ll get way more attention than you’d get in regular fitness class — especially important in strength training, where form is everything — but at around half the price of a private training session.
And at Leverage Fitness, you also still get some of those nice perks that are traditionally reserved for boutique fitness classes. The sub-ground-level studio is done up with chic black-and-white branding, exposed copper pipes, black turf, tiled showers, a coffee bar, and specialized equipment — like the Concept 2 Skierg and Technogym SkillMill treadmills. Additionally, everyone wears a heart-rate monitor throughout every workout — the data from which is displayed on screens around the gym — so the trainers can keep an eye on how hard you’re really working.
Classes at Leverage will all be 50 minutes in length, and they’ll operate as full-body circuit classes, with a mix of strength and cardio intervals. While most of the classes on the schedule will be small-group format, maxing out at four participants, Licata says the gym will also offer a couple of group conditioning classes — for around 15 or so participants at a time — every day. These classes will follow a more traditional boot camp-style format, and they’ll be priced at a regular boutique fitness cost, at $30 for a drop-in.
Leverage Fitness’ classes officially kick off on Saturday, September 15, with a couple of group conditioning classes, and on September 17, the semi-private classes will commence. You can find the schedule of upcoming classes here.
If you’re interested in checking it out and seeing what a small group class is like, Licata is encouraging new members to take them up on a 30-day intro package, which includes a personal training session, six semi-private classes, and six conditioning workouts, all for $129 (that’s, like, less than $10 a session, people).
Ready to visit for yourself? Leverage Fitness is located at 1530 Locust Street (the entrance is on 16th Street though, just FYI).