With the busiest time of year upon us, it’s easy to skip a workout here and there. So, we found six health centers where exercising is almost as fun as relaxing by your cozy fireplace. Head to these Philly fitness hubs to burn off those holiday cookies (or make room for more.)
Last night's dessert will be history after a class at Pure Barre.
There are few things more appealing than the trim body of a dancer, and Pure Barre offers you the opportunity to look like one without all those years of training. With multiple classes targeting specific body parts and inspiring instructors motivating you, you’ll feel like a beautiful ballerina in no time. 1701 Walnut St. 4th Fl., 267-234-7825
This gym has it all: spray tanning, smoothies, a pool, saunas, a spa...you’ll never be at a loss for something to do. And if you feel the urge to work out between sipping a refresher and enjoying your facial, feel free to play some racquetball, shoot some hoops, go for a run, or practice your Pilates—the choices are endless. 224 S. Broad St., 215-985-9876
State-of-the art, customizable bikes, complimentary bike shoes, energizing tunes, and the promise of a svelte physique will make it just a little easier for you to make your way to the gym. Plus, this high-energy workout taught by some of the best in the business is a mere 45 minutes long, so you’ll be able to fit it in between all that holiday shopping. 1521 Locust St., 215-600-1281
Unite has the perfect classes for those of us who find happiness in towers of whipped cream atop scrumptious pumpkin pies. Come to this gorgeous facility and take one of their intense cross-training classes; you’ll experience a jam-packed session of cardio, strength, and yoga that will let you have your pie and eat it, too. 105 S. 12th St., 215-733-0633
Escape the freezing temperatures and sweat out the stress of the holiday season by working out in one of this studio’s 90-degree rooms. After engaging in a relaxing yet invigorating yoga workout, you’ll leave feeling warmed from the inside out. Namaste, indeed. 2016 Walnut St., 267-908-5395
From the owners of Philly Power comes an array of Pilates classes that will have even the biggest fitness loathers coming back for more. Conveniently located in Rittenhouse Square, this studio offers classes every day of the week taught by passionate instructors who will work out parts of your body you didn’t even know you had. 2016 Walnut St., 267-908-5395