Try a Virtual Class Hosted By These Popular Philly Studios

By Blair Krassen | April 1, 2020 |

The current COVID-19 climate is no excuse to forget your fitness goals, according to these instructors. Get your blood flowing and heart pumping with one of these virtual workout classes—you’ll thank yourself later.


Addison Bay

Tune in to the popular athleisure brand’s Instagram LIVE feed once a day for a customized virtual workout with guests trainers. Give Madelaine O’Connell’s dance and sculpt class a try for a full body workout combining toning and dance cardio that will have you feeling the burn.

Alexis Rose Xperience

Alexis Rose is bringing her best moves to your screen starting with beginner to intermediate dance cardio: a follow-along dance fitness class set to the hottest new music. The former Ciara back-up dancer is also offering live body sculpt classes and ARX workshops—which are advanced 75-minute dance cardio workouts where she teaches choreographed routines.

The Bar Method Rittenhouse

These ab-sculpting and calorie-blasting workouts contain a warm-up, series of leg-defining bar combinations and on-the-floor core work. Just like a dance routine, each workout is set to music in sync with your body movement. For live streamed classes, we recommend using a chair as your makeshift barre.


Barry’s CEO Joey Gonzalez and Chris Hudson are bringing you two total-body workouts each morning to rev up your daily routine. These quick 20-minute virtual routines require no equipment—your mind and body are enough.


With over 16 classes already available to stream, mindfulness is offered on demand. Class options range from beginner to advanced, engaging specific practices such as core building and balance.

Fit Academy

Former NFL star and Fit Academy owner Osayi Osunde’s workouts have always been built on community, and now is no different. Break a sweat virtually with friends and family during his live shred workout. These full-body sessions have everything you need in a workout from cardio to core work. For paid members only, class times vary.


This indoor-cycling and precision training studio is bringing you high-energy classes utilizing minimal equipment through Instagram LIVE—such as Flyfit, a workout integrating heavy weights and intense cardio drills. Aside from these virtual training sessions, they will also be hosting a series of LIVE mediations led by New York City Flywheel instructor, Alex Joy Pucci.

Fuel Cycle Fitness

Despite the name, this three-floor Ardmore studio brings much more than cycling to the fitness scene. Get “fueled up” (as owners Jen and Jeff Crompton would say), and give the Boxing + Beats class a try for 45 minutes of strength training, punching combos and hand weights that will challenge you in the best way possible. Aside from this boxing-inspired workout, the studio is also offering live-streamed interval bodyweight classes utilizing hand weights.

Jax and Lo

Jax and Lo co-creators Lauren Stevis and Greg Branch are offering daily Zoom events consisting of focused interval training and guided meditation. These two former college athletes are equipped to lead a team through any challenge.


Even though the Orange Zone is closed, you can still continue your progress with no-equipment- necessary 30-minute workouts. Each one trains a different muscle group that will help you push beyond your limits—book your spot with your favorite instructor, or try a new trainer from a different region.


Do you rumble? If you do, give a follow on Instagram to Philly’s favorite boxing gym’s Instagram for some high-intensity LIVE workouts. Workouts include resistance training, boxing drills and custom treads such as pushing and sprints.


Looking for something quick to fit into a busy schedule? Rittenhouse’s popular SLT team is helping you stay fit sans megaformer with a series of carriage kicks, elevator lunges and mountain climbers—all of which are posted on Instagram every day by the brand’s top trainers.

Sol Yoga Studio

During a time of uncertainty, this Conshohoken studio is bringing you live yoga sessions through a variety of mediums including Zoom, Youtube and Instagram LIVE. Chill out in pigeon, or practice your handstand kick ups—just don’t forget your mat.

Teranga Yoga

From Candlelit Chill to Hip Hop Yoga, relax and release in the way that works best for you. By integrating world music from places like Nigeria and Senegal, this hot yoga studio introduces you to a wide-range of new languages and music you’ve may have never heard before from the comfort of your home.

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