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Best Fitness Studio

2023 Best New Fitness Studio

Vibe Fitness Studio

When Freehouse Fitness closed during the pandemic — a dagger to the heart — we all wondered if there’d ever be another studio like it. Three years later, our wishes came true when Vibe entered the chat, bringing owner Dana Auriemma’s sorely missed rebounding, resistance training, and Pilates-inspired workouts to Collingswood. Praise freakin’ be. Read More »

1028 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ Website

2022 Best New Fitness Studio

Together Old City

This self-proclaimed “method-less” fitness boutique lets instructors-in-residence teach whatever workout they want, however they want, so the mat Pilates, yoga and dance fitness classes look and feel different every time you step into the minimalist space. Read More »

138 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best Reason to Start Dancing

Holta Tegu

This Kim Kardashian look-alike — but, you know, approachable — hosts an $7 thigh-and-glute-heavy dance class on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. that’s so covert, it’s not even listed on 954 Dance Movement Collective’s schedule. Message her at @ismilesometimesss on Insta to see if you can snag a spot. Read More »

954 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-627-1157

2019 Best Intro to TRX Class

RIDE Spin, Barre, & TRX Studio

RIDE’s instructors make those ceiling-suspended black-and-yellow straps much less intimidating via demos, plenty of individual attention, and judgment-free modifications. Read More »

225 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA | 267-988-4876 | Website

2019 Best Fitness Instructor

Leroy Mapp

Considering Mapp’s humor, versatility, and infectious energy, it’s no surprise he was named one of the two top Philly instructors by ClassPass users for the second year running. Find him calling shots at Rumble Boxing or on Instagram @fitliferoy. Read More »

2019 Best Barre Class

Allongée Technique’s Thigh-Bye Class

Allongée transports you back to your recital days by trading in generic isometric movements for real ballet steps — while still burning your quads. Read More »

232 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA | 215-733-0777 | Website

2018 Best Fitness Studio for Parents


Three workouts under one roof – spin, barre and TRX – means you’ll never want to leave; $2 for child care in an on-site playroom stocked with toys means you’ll never have an excuse not to go. Read More »

328 North Lewis Road, Royersford, PA | 484-961-8295 | Website

2017 Best Boutique Fitness Studio

Roots Athletics

This mixed-martial-arts gym has a serious following, and we know why: It’s so pretty—imagine impossibly white floor mats paired with camel-hued leather punching bags placed just so, with green plants peppered throughout—you almost forget you’re working out. Read More »

2101 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-593-0060 | Website

2017 Best Reason to Love Lululemon Again

Lululemon Local

With a life-improving in-store events calendar (everything from meditation to craft cocktail-making classes), Lululemon’s new concept store has truly became a community hub and erases the company’s previous slights (see: the see-through leggings scandal of 2013) from memory. Read More »

1424 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-423-4170 | Website

2016 Best More-Than-a-Spin Studio

The Wall Cycling Studio

Don't let the name fool you: What started as a small cycling spot in Manayunk has become a full-blown fitness studio. In the past year, it relocated to a larger, shinier space and added barre classes — including BYO Baby Barre, in which parents wear their little ones, Bjorn-style — and combo workouts that mix yoga with barre and cycling. And that's on top of unveiling a new Phoenixville location. Yep, they've been busy. (Manayunk and Phoenixville.) Read More »

107 Cotton Street, Manayunk, PA | 267-336-7928 | Website