Don’t be fooled by the name. With four boutique studios (boxing, running, circuit training and yoga) and general gym equipment, this is so much more than a boxing gym — and really, the only membership you need. 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fast-paced, sweaty hot yoga done to pounding hip-hop — it’s the antithesis of the Zen snoozefests you’re used to. 775 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
Perched on the second floor above a Rittenhouse intersection, this handsome salon-slash-speakeasy is a calming escape from the bustle below, and the city’s coolest new spot for an expert cut and a ridiculously relaxing Toyko Head Spa scalp massage. (Don’t ask questions — just get one.) 125 South 18th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Part therapist, part spooky body manipulator, French-born Emmanuelle Celicout intimately understands lower back trauma (she was a skydiver in a past life!) and will get you into pain-free shape in no time. 1910 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
RIDE’s instructors make those ceiling-suspended black-and-yellow straps much less intimidating via demos, plenty of individual attention, and judgment-free modifications. 225 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966
This Main-Line-based freelance makeup master will travel to you and deliver the best glam-squad treatment you’ve ever had. Get ready to take selfies. Starts at $90.
Even if you’ve run through Fairmount Park a thousand times, you may have missed the still-being-built-out Trolley Trail, which follows the route of the old Fairmount Park Trolley and features gorgeous 19th-century bridges and tunnels. Start at Chaminoux Hostel. 3250 Chamounix Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Jogs with dogs! This group takes pups out of local shelters and brings them on group runs, making sure they get exercise and exposure to the community while they wait to get adopted. Keep reading here. PO Box 63574, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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. 954 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Personal trainer Jenna Fisher’s bright, clean studio is designed to make her all-female private and small-group clients feel right at home. (The entryway literally looks like somebody’s living room.) And then of course there’s Fisher herself — the chill cheerleader every strong woman needs in her life. 1621 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Longtime Main Line skin-care guru Elizabeth Cardarelli finally comes to the city with a glam full-service medspa that serves up micro-needling, laser hair removal, Botox, Cardarelli’s signature peels, and all other manner of skin-perfecting treatments. 2212 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Finding a stylist who knows how to handle a short female ’do is shockingly difficult. But American Mortals’ Kelly Millares (at the Washington Square West location) and Jessica Kramer (Grad Hospital) make shearing angular, shaggy bangs look easy. Three Center City locations.
Maye’s “sound meditation” (she plays crystal singing bowls and serenades you with her sultry voice) will ease you into a blissful state. Book a private appointment, or attend one of the workshops she holds around the city.
Book a 60- or 90-minute session in the epsom-salt-filled flotation tank, then lie back for an hour of silent, weightless rest. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406
A dark room, loud music, and 45 minutes to let out all your rage on round, surprisingly springy aqua bags. 1520 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Owner Michael Feinberg’s real estate career and competitive climbing background are the perfect marriage for an outrageous rock-climbing gym: 22,000 square feet of skyscraping walls, padded bouldering space, elite training rooms — plus the only regulation speed-climbing route in the region. 401 East 4th Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405
It’s the best of both worlds: Locally owned Revel has all the high-end amenities and tech to rival the big studios — and the cycling-shoe rentals are free. 1632 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Über-ubiquitous CBD is effective for easing muscle soreness and reducing inflammation, and the CBD massage at this laid-back spa is the best way to find that sweet relief. 752 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
A native of Brazil, Aires approaches self-care as a calling--and will make you more comfortable than ever in your own skin. Keep reading here. 1601 Walnut Street, Floor 3, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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.
Massage therapist Dan Johnson is an expert at dealing with chronic pain, and he checks in on how you’re feeling so often that it’s disconcerting (only because so many other therapists don’t). Cash or check only if you pay on-site. 2305 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Want to disappear for two long, luxurious hours? This new over-the-top ($300!) service includes a full body exfoliation, body wrap, and hot oil scalp treatment, plus an aromatherapy massage. Side benefit: 120 amazing minutes without your phone. 210 West Rittenhouse Square, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
The pros at this salon can help you rebuild your natural nails after years of manicures have destroyed them — and will school you on nail care while doing so. 1532 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Allongée transports you back to your recital days by trading in generic isometric movements for real ballet steps — while still burning your quads. 232 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Whether you’re rocking a big ’fro, a TWA (teeny-weeny Afro) or a protective style, you can find your bentonite clays for washing, conditioners for co-washing, and curling custards for styling, all arranged in a gorgeous Southern-inspired space that finally gives natural hair-care products the luxury retail treatment they deserve. 529 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
This Philly-based brand creates hair products specifically for women with natural hair that are packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like avocado, shea butter and essential oils — and each product is so fresh, it has to be refrigerated. Shop online, or join NaturAll’s club and get your favorite products delivered to you each month.
Weeks’s full lace wigs, made of Indian and Chinese human hair, are so insanely realistic that they’ve been called “miraculous,” garnered widespread internet fame, and earned Weeks a star-studded client list (entertainers Teyana Taylor and DeJ Loaf). No wonder there’s a roughly three-month wait list. 2121 East Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147
If eating is leaving a bad feeling in your stomach, McMahon is the pro to see. Through virtual consultations and a food diary, she’ll work to identify whether you’re dealing with an allergy or something more serious. She also shares helpful, intestine-friendly diet tips on her Instagram, @theguthealthrd.
“Water workout” means more than just swimming laps at Fitness Alive’s new Center City pool, where on-the-deck exercises (kettlebell squats, triceps dips, planks) are interspersed with cardio bursts of kicking and paddling in the pool. But if laps are your thing, they’ve got memberships for that, too. 1425 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
If your nails are 10 tiny canvases, Ma Belle owner Sammi Kwon is Picasso. Bring in a picture of what you want, and she’ll match it. Or, better yet, give her a general idea — marble! Mosaics! Watercolor flowers! — and let her do her painterly thing. 40 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067
Book an appointment, and they’ll expertly apply falsies that will last for up to two days. Cheaper than a full lash-extension application (it’s only $25), better-looking than drugstore DIY strips, and, at about 10 minutes, (almost) quicker than swiping on mascara. Additional location in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska. 25 South State Street, Newtown, PA 18940
At PSC, therapy sessions (for mood, trauma, grief, identity concerns and more) are conducted by heavily trained doctoral students and supervised by licensed professionals, and they cost between $15 and $50 per visit, no insurance necessary. 3201 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
It’s clean, it’s cute, the services are solid, and Top Coat keeps up with trendy offerings like dip manicures and detoxifying black charcoal pedicures. 897 Penn Street, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Working out while gazing upon the hubbub of Market Street through an entire wall of 30-foot windows? We just might stay for hours. 11 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
This itty-bitty, very pretty boutique is packed with must-haves you won’t find at big-box shops, all by indie, often international beauty brands. Bonus points for legitimacy: Owner Sabeen Zia is a cosmetic chemist by trade. 2247 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Forget mani/pedis: The setup at this open-concept facial bar (side-by-side reclining facial loungers) makes “going for facials” the best way to indulge with your girlfriends. 1238 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Owner Kristy Cole put so many refreshing creams and masks on our skin during an hour-long rosacea/sensitive facial that we lost track of which one was papaya and which one was rose. But our skin looked so pore-less, we can’t wait to go back. 101 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Her gels are meticulously applied and stay shiny, chip-resistant and completely peel-free for up to three whole weeks, which is basically a lifetime in Manicure World. 38 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Want to work out at this sleek Rittenhouse studio but can’t swing $125 an hour for the private training sessions? Opt for “semi-private” training at $65 a pop. You’ll still get plenty of personal attention — trainers are paired with no more than four clients at a time — plus you’ll get access to the gym’s high-intensity conditioning classes, which are complimentary for all members. 1530 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Deubler’s waxing helps tame and shape unruly arches, but it’s her microblading that gets you the most (beautiful) bang for your buck. 204 Floral Vale Boulevard, Yardley, PA 19067
Yes to 100 percent customized training plans. Yes to personal training sessions with NGU owner and certified Ironman coach Ali Cook Jackson. Yes to all of that costing $60 to $150 a month.
By combining different techniques — balayage, painting, color melts — Dubin makes your highlights look like the result of a long, sunny vacation, not a trip to the salon. 21 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
In the time it’ll take you to get a same-day appointment at your GP, you’ll be seen, diagnosed, and on your way to the pharmacy. Extra points for the immaculate office. 700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
The place is spotless, with a coffee bar for adults and a coloring station for kids; wait times generally run less than 15 minutes; and every doctor and nurse here is so warm and nice that being sick suddenly doesn’t suck so much. 401 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044