Get the skinny on Philly's hottest new studios to work up a sweat.
You’ll work much more than your core on Solidcore’s tricked-out resistance machines.
Amped-up instructors, pounding ’90s dance remixes, sauna-like studios: Welcome to the new way of working out in Philly. A boom in boutique fitness studios means that you can Class Pass your way into a different specialty workout every day of the week. Here, four to try in 2017.
SLOWWW GOING You’ll plank, stretch, flex, curl, pike, and crunch at a pace that feels slower than slow motion but, trust us, that’s when the magic happens at Solidcore, a Pilates-esque workout that uses a resistance-based machine to dig into muscles that you didn’t even know were there. 725 Chestnut St., 267- 702-4491
CycleBar joins the boutique biking craze with its first studio in Exton.
PEDAL PUSHER The Philly spin craze shows no signs of slowing down, so it’s no surprise that CycleBar, which has studios across the US, set its sights on our suburbs for the company’s first studio in the state. The new Exton address is loaded with amenities and tracks your rides with their CycleStats program. 124 Woodcutter St., Exton, 484-353-6056
COLOR WHEEL Get past the science and the program is simple: Work your heart rate up during an hour of sweat-inducing interval training—think rowing, running, TRX, and weights—and you’ll achieve Orangetheory Fitness’s touted post-workout calorie burn for up to 36 glorious hours. The Shops at Liberty Place, 215-543-3833
Orangetheory Fitness takes the science of exercise to a whole new level with targeted interval training.
SWEAT EQUITY High-intensity interval training is nothing new but RippedPHL’s riff on the tried-and-true program certainly feels that way: Every 15 minutes you rotate to a different exercise, including TRX, strength training, and a spin on their Olympian-approved Woodway treadmills. 1519 Walnut St., 3rd Fl., 267-773- 8112