Philadelphia/ Health & Lifestyle
Published on September 18, 2019
Here's Philadelphia's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in stylePhoto: BPM Fitness/Yelp

What does Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia'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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1900 Market St., Rittenhouse

Everybodyfights | Photo: ClassPass

EverybodyFights is Philadelphia's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 5,716 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 18 reviews on Yelp and 33,080 fans on Facebook. It's the top strength training gym in the entire Philadelphia metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"EverybodyFights® features four class experiences based on a real fighter’s training camp: boxing, circuit training, endurance and fight techniques," explains the business' ClassPass profile. 

Learn more about the selection of classes at Everybodyfights on ClassPass here.

OpenBox Athletics

1931 Washington Ave., Graduate Hospital

OpenBox Athletics | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Philadelphia's favorites is OpenBox Athletics, with 4.8 stars out of 1,226 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 546 fans on Facebook.

"Co-founded by Dave Garonzik, Dave Rabizadeh and Matt Goldstein in 2017, this gym specializes in group fitness classes," its Yelp page continues. "These classes include CrossFit, boot camp, personal training and more."

Take a look at reviews of the different classes at OpenBox Athletics on ClassPass here.

BPM Fitness

1808 Spring Garden St., Logan Square

BPM Fitness | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 6,188 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp and 722 fans on Facebook, BPM Fitness has garnered plenty of local fans.

"The first TRX certified studio in the City of Brotherly Love offers 24 TRX suspension training and 24 state-of-the-art Stages Indoor cycling bikes. We offer 45-minute cycling and strength classes, and 60-minute combination classes," its Yelp page continues. 

Learn more about the selection of classes at BPM Fitness on ClassPass here.

Balance Chestnut Hill

12 W. Willow Grove Ave., Chestnut Hill

Balance Chestnut Hill | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 1,297 reviews on ClassPass, 3.5 stars out of three reviews on Yelp and 1,804 fans on Facebook, Balance Chestnut Hill is another popular local pick.

"Balance is a small fitness studio with a focus on indoor cycling and small group fitness classes," explains the business's profile on ClassPass. "They also specialize in specific training for team sports such as football, lacrosse, baseball, as well as squash, tennis, golf and triathlon and marathon training."

Learn more about the classes at Balance Chestnut Hill on ClassPass here.

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