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the best weight training gyms in philly

check out these weight training gyms in philadelphia

Time to hit the squat rack! 🏋🏾‍♀️👟💪 If you want to meet new gym buddies in your area, download the eseo app. And keep reading to see our list of weight training gyms in Philly.

How do improved fitness levels, better mood, and resistance to many common ailments sound to you? Great, right? Then you should consider weight training.

The benefits of weight training include improved:

  • Physical performance
  • Movement control
  • Walking speed
  • Body composition
  • Physical functionality
  • Cognition
  • Self-esteem
  • Mental health
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Resistance to Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Bone density and development
  • Pain management from conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia

Studies have found that the benefits of weight training are significant and can drastically improve your overall health and well-being in a wide range of ways. If that’s not motivation enough to get you in the gym, this list of our city's excellent facilities should help!

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Keep reading for our list of weight training gyms in Philly.

1. Edge Fitness

Edge Fitness is a chain of premium gyms that recently expanded from its base in Connecticut to our great city. This is a full-service gym that offers premium equipment and facilities for an incredibly affordable price. 

Memberships start at $9.99 per month, which is an unbeatable price for such nice amenities that include turf areas, great cardio equipment, a smoothie shop, and state-of-the-art change rooms. Higher-tier memberships include group classes such as yoga, spin, Zumba, and body pump. 

Visit the website or their Philadelphia location to learn more about their perks and benefits.

2. Retro Fitness

Retro Fitness is a great option for those looking for a long list of amenities and options for their daily exercise. First, the club offers childcare for as low as $10 for one child. If you have multiple children, each additional is discounted by 50 percent. This makes Retro Fitness an ideal choice for parents who use their children as an excuse to skip their daily classes.

The gym’s amenities include:

  • Premium equipment
  • Group classes
  • Massage chairs
  • Tanning
  • Personal training
  • Yoga classes
  • A smoothie bar

Memberships start at $24.99 per month, but the gym has regular promotions that can make the membership as low as $10 per month.

Bonus: Retro Fitness offers a bring-a-friend bonus, so friends can come to try the gym and their first sessions will be completely free. This is a great option for anyone using the eseo app to meet gym buddies since new people who attend a different gym can try Retro, with no strings attached.

3. City Fitness

City Fitness is not just a full-service gym. It’s also a holistic wellness center. Memberships are on the more expensive side and start at $50 per month. But with luxury amenities like hydromassage, MyZone, InBody, steam and saunas, and a functional training area, it’s well worth the extra cost. 

Plus, City Fitness has seven locations across Philly, so there’s a good chance they’ll have a location that’s convenient for you.

4. Life Time Athletic

Life Time Athletic is an “athletic country club” that offers the utmost luxury in terms of amenities—think premium workout equipment, classes taught by leading experts, beach clubs, pickleball, and sports. The $179 per month membership gets members a lot of value.

With locations in Ardmore, Fort Washington, King of Prussia, and Mount Laurel, they provide users the option to work out in the gym while also gaining access to kids' classes, co-working spaces, healthy food, wellness spas, and the most comprehensive class schedule of any gym on this list. 

5. Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness is a nationwide gym chain that offers a wide range of equipment at an affordable price. The clubs are oper 24 hours and $10 per month memberships include free personal training and gym merch. 

Amenities at the gym locations include a 30-minute circuit zone, great cardio equipment, and skilled staff to guide you through any unfamiliar movements. This gym is an ideal choice for beginners, as it is a low-commitment option that has all the basic necessities to begin a fitness routine. 

6. Blink

Blink is another affordable gym that offers low-cost memberships starting at $15 per month. They provide a full range of equipment, change rooms with free shampoo and other toiletries, and beginner personal training. 

This gym is unique because it offers a scientific approach to its gym design that was curated to enhance mood and energy levels. The staff provides exercise form guides and stretching techniques to ensure members have access to all the information they need to complete their workouts safely and effectively.

Hit Up a Philly Gym With the eseo App

That concludes our list of the best weight training gyms in Philadelphia. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, put on muscle, build bone density, improve your overall health, or just looking to get active and meet new people, Philly has a great option for you.

At eseo, we’re creating an inclusive and accessible community of active people right here in Philadelphia. Whether you’re a spiker, biker, or hiker, we want you on our team! Download the eseo app to meet other weight lifters in your area. 

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