Best Fitness for 2016 LOVE Awards
There is a lot to love about our community. So it’s no surprise that when we ask you each year to tell us who some of the most family-friendly, fun, exciting, delicious, and influential businesses are around Philadelphia, you have no problem answering. The next time you need … anything … simply turn to this list of amazing and outstanding companies.
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Best Cycling Studio
Get ready to leave the stress of the week in the studio as you fly through cycling classes at this modern destination. Get ready to sweat, too. “Each class is packed with races, rhythm riding, and sprints,” says Michelle Kasker, studio manager. “Our technology sets a new standard for indoor cycling, allowing you to track performance over time. As soon as class is over, you can log on to your Flywheel account and see your stats, including how fast and how strong you rode, how this compares to your previous rides, and how you rank against other riders in your classes.” Sounds like its time to take a break from the rat race and race yourself.
1521 Locust St., Philadelphia; flywheelsports.com
The Wall Cycling Studio
107 Cotton St., Philadelphia; thewallcycling.com
Body Cycle Studio
1923 Chestnut St., Philadelphia; bodycyclestudio.com
The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Right at the epicenter of downtown sits Philadelphia’s premier health and fitness club, featuring some of the best amenities available in the region for more than 25 years. Between the 120+ group fitness classes, 10,000 sq. ft. fitness floor, 25-meter indoor pool, 5000 sq. ft basketball court, and 134-meter indoor track, you’re sure to find a way to break a sweat.
“We love the people and the energy of Philadelphia – there is nowhere else like it in the world,” says Marketing Director Maureen Weir. “We’re proud to have be part of an ongoing tradition of building a healthy and fit lifestyle for all ages.”
200 S. Broad St., sportingclubbellevue.com
Locations in Fitler Square, Queen Village, Center City, Manayunk, Old City, and Conshohocken; sweatfitness.com
Locations in Graduate Hospital, Northern Liberties, South Philly, and Society Hill; cityfitnessphilly.com
Best Personal Trainer
Crystal Widmann, Y2B Fit
Personal health and fitness is important for busy parents, which is why Widmann has a wide variety of ways available to ensure every mom and dad can find the right approach for them. Individual training, group classes, parent-child sessions like her babywearing barre class, and even online tutorials allow each client to work their goals into their lives.
“I love developing a close relationship with my clients while helping them to reach their fitness goals,” says Widmann. “It’s an amazing experience to see the newborns of my postnatal clients become toddlers as we continue to work together.”
Kate Jesuele Personal Training
Kasey Manwaring, Goals Fitness
Best Yoga Studio
Mama’s Wellness Joint
Motherhood is a club, one full of support and encouragement. The apparent HQ for this club here in Philly, Mama’s Wellness Joint is a community-focused studio that in addition to yoga and fitness classes, offers a holistic feel and lots of love, help, and positivity. A full suite of classes for adults, pregnant mamas, and families are paired with workshops, health consults, and event kids’ birthday parties.
1100 Pine St., Philadelphia; mamaswellnessjoint.com
4522 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia; studio34yoga.com
Philly Power Yoga
2016 Walnut St., Philadelphia; yandpphilly.com