Ready to Get Fit in 2019? These 13 Fitness Studios Are A Great Place To Start

Photo credit: Philadelphia Rock Gym

Photo credit: Philadelphia Rock Gym

New year, new you! From rowing to small-class yoga studios, Northwest Philadelphia is the perfect place to get fit this year! These small, boutique fitness studios offer a wide array of fun classes to help you get moving! Ready… set…. GO!



This indoor rowing and fitness studio on Main Street in Manayunk offers one-on-one training and small group classes. Their 45-minute workouts are low-impact (so even if you haven’t worked out in awhile, you can jump right in), and features a unique blend of conventional rowing and full-body toning exercises. RowZone offers classes seven days a week with both morning and evening hours.

RowZone (4401 Main Street)

Urban Athlete

Mt. Airy

If you’re ready for a complete lifestyle change, Urban Athlete might be the place for you. Not only does this fitness studio offer workout classes and individual training, but members can also take advantage of nutritional guidelines for better overall health. Each workout is completely individualized for those with different fitness levels, so whether you’re a workout newbie or a fitness fanatic, you’ll find a routine that works for you.

Urban Athlete (7112 Germantown Avenue)

tAra Yoga

Chestnut Hill

This tiny yoga studio in a lovely, light-filled space, offers a variety of classes each week that cater to both those who are new to yoga, and those who have been practicing for a long time. Classes include Beginner Yoga, Gentle Flow, Prenatal Yoga, and Vinyasa. The studio also regularly hosts yoga workshops and special events, too.

tAra Yoga (84 Bethlehem Pike)

The Wall Cycling Studio


There is no shortage of sweat-inducing classes at The Wall Cycling Studio. Although “cycling” is in the name of the business, there truly is something for everyone — from traditional barre to “bardio sculpt,” spin & and sculpt and even yoga sculpt. The Wall radiates positive and motivational energy from everyone who steps in the door!

The Wall Cycling Studio (107 Cotton Street)

Philadelphia Rock Gym

East Falls

Want a full-body workout, while having a blast? Check out Philadelphia Rock Gym in East Falls! Learn to climb by taking one of the gym’s introductory classes, or take advantage of the gym’s day passes to climb on your own. The 14,000-square foot facility offers more than 90 climbing routes and 160 boulder problems, so you’ll never get the same workout twice.

Philadelphia Rock Gym (3500 Scotts Lane B-3)

I Am Fitness 24/7


You’ll find membership opportunities, along with one-on-one personal training at this Germantown gym. They also offer small classes, capped at 20 students.

I Am Fitness 24/7 (6139 Germantown Avenue)

Phit Club Fitness Studio

West Oak Lane

No matter what kind of fitness class you want to try, chances are the Phit Club Fitness Studio on North 16th Street in West Oak Lane will have it! From Ab Attack to Total Body Bootcamp, these high-intensity fitness classes will bring a little fun into your workout routine. The fitness studio also offers a number of senior fitness classes throughout the week for older club members, along with online-only classes, too.

Phit Club Fitness Studio (6801 N. 16th Street)

Planet Fitness


If you want to work out on your own, Planet Fitness in Roxborough is a great option. This low-cost gym (starting at only $10/month) has everything you need to get fit. You’ll find classic machines, like ellipticals and treadmills, plus free weights at this open 24-hour, seven-day-a-week gym.

Planet Fitness (6219 Ridge Avenue)

JTown Hot Yoga


Nestled on Levering Street, JTown Hot Yoga’s mission is simple — show up and everything else will fall into place! Whether you’re looking to get fit, lose weight, try yoga for the first time, or just gain some energy, beginners and athletes are welcome to join in on classes ranging from the Bikram style 26/2, Core & Cardio, and Vinyasa Flow.

JTown Hot Yoga (115 Levering Street Street)

Blue Banyan Yoga


With locations in both Mt. Airy and Germantown, Blue Banyan Yoga is a favorite of both new yoga students and long-standing practitioners alike. Daily classes are available for all levels.

Blue Banyan Yoga (143 West Walnut Lane)

Balance Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill

You’ll find group fitness classes and personal training at Balance Chestnut Hill, with classes that focus on cardio, endurance, strength-training, and flexibility. From B-Strong (a 30-minute pure strength training circuit training class) to Balance Cycle (a 60-minute class with cycling and arm and ab exercises), the studio hosts between five and 10 classes each day.

Balance Chestnut Hill (12 W. Willow Grove Avenue)


Mt. Airy

FitLife is a fitness and aquatics studio that offers a variety of fitness classes both on land, and in their heated, indoor pool. The gym is fully equipped with fitness equipment like stair-climbers, summit trainers, treadmills, and cross trainers, and group fitness classes include Cardio Conditioning, Pilates, and Barre Strength. The pool area offers Aquacize classes a number of times each week, along with daily lap swimming time.

FitLife (7140 Germantown Avenue)

Y2B Fit

Mt. Airy

From Yoga 2 Barre, Y2B Fit offers fitness programs to people of all skill levels, with a goal of connecting mind, body, and spirit. Personal training, health coaching, and reiki sessions add to the range of services provided by the studio that won’s 2017 Readers Choice Award for Best Yoga Studio in Philadelphia.

Y2B Fit (7101 Emlen Street)