15 shops, spas and fitness centers in NW Philly

Photo: G’town Sports courtesy of Germantown United

Photo: G’town Sports courtesy of Germantown United

Get new gear, a good sweat and a chance to recover from all that activity at these NW Philly sporting good boutiques and health and fitness centers - you may just find some inner peace and new found strength along the way.

Àse Yoga Studio and Tea Room

East Falls

An active lifestyle also requires rest and relaxation for balance and Àse Yoga Studio and Tea Room is the perfect spot to chill out and find some inner peace. In addition to classes their restorative yoga also includes a variety of workshops, some overnight and overseas, and their all-vegetarian tea room is perfect for groups looking to enjoy a calming beverage while connecting on a deeper level.

Àse Yoga Studio and Tea Room (4054 Ridge Avenue)

Barr’s Bikes & Boards


The name pretty much says it all, and these guys are truly passionate about both. In addition to extensive lines of new bikes and skateboards, they also sell parts for the DIY-ers and offer quick turnaround on repairs and tune ups.

Barr’s Bikes & Boards (5548 Ridge Ave)

Cadence Cycling and Multisport


It’s hard to call Cadence Cycling and Multisport a bike shop because they offer so much more than bikes and tuneups. Their professional staff will help fit anyone to the perfect bike for their body and fitness level, they offer indoor cycling classes to get through the winter months, group rides when it’s time for some company and if you’re just visiting they rent bikes by the hour and day - and with a location just steps from the beautiful Schuylkill River Trail, a scenic bike ride will be had in mere minutes.

Cadence Cycling and Multisport (5000 Ridge Avenue)

Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness

Chestnut Hill

You’ll love this friendly, upbeat fitness studio offering classes to help you shape up, slim down, break a sweat and free your mind in a beautiful screen-free atmosphere. Classes include spinning, sculpting, barre and cardio and their expert team is always there to offer modifications.

Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness (89 Bethlehem Pike)

Chestnut Hill Sports

Chestnut Hill

This boutique sporting store has a great selection of hoodies, tees and more to support the home team, sneaks, sports equipment and more, and all are sold by friendly staff seven days a week. They also offer embroidery and silkscreening, restringing for rackets and lacrosse sticks, gift cards and can ship merchandise to you.

Chestnut Hill Sports (8628 Germantown Avenue)

G’town Sports


Customers love G’town Sports because of their great customer service and appreciation, and because they are always able to secure a pair of up and coming shoe releases so you can be the first to sport that new pair of Nikes everyone’s talking about at your new favorite sneaker store.

G’town Sports (5620 Germantown Ave)

Nash Athletic BodyWorks

Chestnut Hill

Nash Athletic BodyWorks specializes in promoting and maintaining the mind, body and spirit through the integration of energy, exercise, soft-tissue and animal therapies. Whether you or your four legged workout companion is trying to prevent injuries or in need of stress relief from repetitive-use activities, their Integrative Muscle Therapies; East, West and Personal Fitness Training; Wellness Coaching; and Canine and Equine Animal Therapy will be just what the doctor ordered.

Nash Athletic BodyWorks (15 West Highland Avenue)

Philadelphia Rock Gym

East Falls

Founded in 1994 by two college friends who took the novel step of bringing rock climbing inside, Philadelphia Rock Gym is the perfect way to challenge yourself and literally reach new heights. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced mountaineer, their passion and enthusiasm for the sport will help you enjoy the thrill of climbing and gain invaluable team building skills all year long.

Philadelphia Rock Gym (3500 Scotts Lane B-3)

Philadelphia Runner


There’s a reason so many runners and walkers will only buy their shoes from Philadelphia Runner. Since 2004 they’ve been proving that, with the right fit, working out can and should be fun, and it is always more fun when you are part of a vibrant community of like-minded people, and with dozens of events and group runs all year long there are plenty of opportunities to meet them.

Philadelphia Runner (4358 Main Street)

Philly Muscle Tees


Founded by a family of diehard Eagles fans in 2013, Philly Muscle Tees loves tradition and lives an old school lifestyle. They’ve designed their store concept around the “Throwback” appeal, selling throwback Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Sixers apparel that will set you apart from the crowd while you cheer on the home team.

Philly Muscle Tees (6216 Ridge Avenue)

Sage Integrative Health Center

Mt. Airy

Take control of your health and increase your sense of well-being by exploring personal options for nutrition, including plant-based and herbal medicines, meditation, and wellness classes. Choose from popular options or create a custom program for yourself.

Sage Integrative Health Center (538 Carpenter Lane)

Trek Bicycles


Just one block from the Schuylkill River, this bike shop in Manayunk features the latest products from Trek and Bontrager, accessories, tune-ups for bikes of any brand and professional bike fit services to help cyclists make the most of every ride. And to help strengthen the local bike community, they also hold regular road and mountain bike rides, free repair clinics, participate in charity rides and partner with the Cadence Cycling Foundation to create more opportunities for kids through cycling.

Trek Bicycles (4159 Main Street)

Urban Athlete

Mt. Airy

Not every gym is created equally, but Urban Athlete is not every gym. Their welcoming and friendly staff leaves their diverse group of customers feeling exhilarated, energized and leaving with a great sense of camaraderie. And with their semi-private training session, it’s the perfect gift for you and a workout buddy to get the attention you need to be your best selves.

Urban Athlete (7112 Germantown Avenue)

The Wall Cycling Studio


Although “cycling” is in the name of this boutique fitness studio, The Wall has classes for fitness gurus of all types and levels! The Wall offers high-energy full spin and barre classes, along with Bardio Sculpt, a more intense and fast-paced barre class; Spin/Barre Fusion, 20 minutes of spin followed by barre in the upstairs of the studio; and Spin and Sculpt, 20 minutes of spin followed HIIT floor exercises. Stop by the studio to grab The Wall branded workout apparel and loungewear as well!

The Wall Cycling Studio (107 Cotton Street)

Y2B Fit

Mt. Airy

Originally started with a goal to help new moms get back in shape, Y2B Fit offers yoga and barre classes for all fitness levels through a holistic approach to fitness by fostering the mind-body connection. Classes and health counseling cards are sold monthly, per class and in packs, plus they also offer daily drop-in deals on their website in case planning a workout in advance doesn’t work for you.

Y2B Fit (7101 Emlen Street)