The collaborative celebration will bring together more than a dozen local studios, all offering deals to get you back in the door.
There’s no question that it’s been a rough year for Philadelphia gyms. In November, when multiple rounds of shut downs made operating impossible, more than 30 studios joined together to create the Philadelphia Fitness Coalition (PFC) in protest of regulations they felt left them doomed to fail.
But things look pretty different here, on the other side of winter. Vaccinations are on the rise. The city has reopened. And that means gyms, hopefully, can return to mostly “normal” operations.
But of course, coaxing a bunch of workout lovers who have spent the past year sweating it out on Zoom at home to return the studios is probably easier said than done. That’s why PFC is joining forces for a giant, city-wide workout event: Philly Fitness Week.
The concept behind it is not unlike Restaurant Week, only instead of deals on prix fixe meals, you’ll get discounts on class packages and workouts. The goal? Reignite this city’s love of group fitness that was dampened during the pandemic.
“Philly Fitness Week is an evolution of the Philadelphia Fitness Coalition, which is a collective of boutique fitness studios that came together in the midst of the pandemic to advocate for our industry, our businesses, and really our community as a whole,” says Janine Perez, PFC leader and co-owner of CKO Kickboxing. “Now that the city is opening up again, vaccination rates are rising, the Philadelphia Fitness Coalition is collaborating once again on the first-ever Philly Fitness Week.”
Gavin McKay, founder of Unite Fitness and head of PFC says that this week only made sense after the fight to survive 2020: “I wanted to harness that communal energy into something positive for our industry, and the success of Restaurant Week made it a perfect model to follow.”
During the week of June 10th through the 20th, 14 local gyms and studios will be offering discounted classes to entice you to pay them a visit. You can find details on exactly what they’re offering below. Visit the PFC website to sign up and get more details.
Active Mom Fitness
1822 N. Front Street, Kensington
Deals: 40 percent off personal training packages (new clients), or three sessions for $135.
Balance Chestnut Hill
12 W. Willow Grove Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Deals: One week of unlimited fitness classes (in-person or virtual). $25 ($94 value). Personal training specials: One 30-minute private session for $30, or one 30-minute session for two, $50 ($80 value).
1808 Spring Garden Street, Spring Garden
Deals: $18 new client drop in class ($25 value); new client package of five classes for $75
11 South 12th Street, Midtown Village
Deal: Free day pass for new clients
1616 Walnut Street, B2, Rittenhouse
Deal: New clients get three classes and starter gloves for $19
1363 N. 31st Street, Brewerytown
Deal: One week membership for $1
Focus Barre & Yoga
1923 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, Rittenhouse
Deal: $15 single session or two classes for $25
Lumos Yoga & Barre
2001 Green Street, Spring Garden
Deal: $13 single session ($20 value)
1931 Washington Avenue, Center City
Deal: 20 percent off drop-in classes or week-long class passes. Code: PFW2021
OMM Yoga Studio
Schuylkill River Trail, off South Street Bridge
Deal: Three classes for $20
Philly Dance Fitness
1923 Chestnut Street & 1301 Locust Street 2nd Floor, Rittenhouse
Deal: New clients can get 50 percent off the drop-in rate. Promo code: fitweek21
Philly Power Yoga & Thrive Pilates
2016 Walnut Street, Rittenhouse
Deal: Three sessions for $49
1519 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Rittenhouse
Deal: Buy one drop-in class, get one free
The Wall Fitness
107 Cotton Street, Manayunk
Deal: New client $15 drop-in rate for spin, barre, or rebounding classes ($22.50 value)
737 N. 4th Street, Northern Liberties
Deal: One week of unlimited yoga for $25
26 S. 20th Street, Rittenhouse
Deal: $19 for a single session ($28 value)