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Here's Pittsburgh's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style

Here's Pittsburgh's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Photo: Pittsburgh Fitness Project/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 22, 2019.

What does Pittsburgh have in common with New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix?

According to ClassPass' 2019 fitness trends, those cities share one most popular form of group exercise class: strength training.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Pittsburgh's most popular workout? To find the top strength training gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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RYS Conscious Fitness

401 Shady Ave., Ste. G-100, Shadyside

Photo: rys conscious fitness/Yelp

RYS Conscious Fitness is Pittsburgh's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 961 fans on Facebook.

"The only Pittsburgh-based neuro fitness training and pro-metabolic health facility," its Yelp page says. "Not only do we show our clients what to do, but we provide our clients with the knowledge, skills, guidance, support, motivation and educational resources that will allow them to explore their own health and fitness potential."

Learn more about RYS Conscious Fitness' selection of classes on ClassPass here.

FluidMotion Pittsburgh

100 Seventh St., Central Business District

Photo: fluidmotion pittsburgh/Yelp

Also among Pittsburgh's favorites is FluidMotion Pittsburgh, with 4.6 stars out of 40 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of four reviews on Yelp and 1,206 fans on Facebook.

"Our goal is to help our clients build strength, improve flexibility and gain control through balance and coordination. We offer aquatic and land-based classes using efficient and functional training modalities focused on building strength in all planes of motion," FluidMotion Pittsburgh's Yelp page explains. 

Learn more about FluidMotion Pittsburgh's classes on ClassPass here.

Pittsburgh Fitness Project

5500 Butler St., Suite B, Upper Lawrenceville

Pittsburgh Fitness Project | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 738 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of nine reviews on Yelp and 2,294 fans on Facebook, Pittsburgh Fitness Project has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Physician and trainer-owned Pittsburgh Fitness Project is dedicated to helping clients meet their health and fitness needs through any combination of personal training, small group fitness classes, therapeutic massage and nutritional counseling," according to the business' Yelp page.

See what people are saying about Pittsburgh Fitness Project's offerings on ClassPass here.

Elevate: Fusion Fitness

5247 Butler St., Upper Lawrenceville

Elevate: Fusion Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 5000+ reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of five reviews on Yelp and 556 fans on Facebook, Elevate: Fusion Fitness holds its own among the competition. It's the top strength training gym in the entire Pittsburgh metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"Elevate: Fusion Fitness is a boutique studio dedicated to elevating your workout to the next level of fitness," states the business' profile on ClassPass.

Check out reviews of Elevate: Fusion Fitness' selection of classes on ClassPass here.


This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.