Where to Work Out and Beat the Heat in Philly 

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The summer heat is creeping in, and as the temps soar these coming months, you may be tempted to hibernate with the AC on full blast inside your Edgewater apartment. But if you’re still angling for that beach bod, channel-surfing won’t do much good to get you in gear for real surfing.

The flat, riverside terrain around your Edgewater apartment, and its close proximity to huge open spaces like Fairmount Park, make it an ideal location for outdoor running and biking—that is, when the weather cooperates! Getting some good cardio in outside in the middle of the summer can be a challenge. You can always hit the gym or yoga studio in Edgewater and there are also lots of other innovative workout classes outlets in the neighborhood where you can break a sweat without getting a sunburn.


Weston Fitness: A half-mile from your Edgewater apartment, Weston Fitness has been providing group-fitness classes for more than a decade. The well-rounded schedule includes offerings in cardio, strength training, flexibility and other areas, which feature yoga, pilates, barre, cycling and even trampolines.


Crossfit Rittenhouse: The local outpost of the popular Crossfit empire offers all the benefits that have given the training approach a cult following, all within a half-mile of your Edgewater apartment. Whether you’re new to the craft or an experienced Crossfitter, the Rittenhouse locale welcomes all and offers classes from 6 a.m. 8 p.m. on weekdays so you can fit in a workout no matter how hectic your work schedule is.


Orangetheory Fitness: One mile from your Edgewater apartment, Orangetheory provides a well-rounded workout designed to keep you motivated and engaged. In all group classes, participants use a heart monitor to keep track of their stats, which are projected on a leaderboard that is designed to encourage healthy competition and to keep people performing at their best.


Weston Fitness

1835 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Crossfit Rittenhouse

2300 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Orangetheory Fitness

1625 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103