Where to Work Out and Beat the Heat in Philly

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 1500 Locust 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 terrain around your 1500 Locust 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. But luckily, there are lots of outlets for innovative ways to exercise near your 1500 Locust apartment where you can break a sweat without getting a sunburn.

Flywheel Sports: Directly across the street from your 1500 Locust apartment, Flywheel Sports is a great spot for cyclists who want to really challenge themselves. Flywheel focuses on high-intensity, interval-based cycling that lets participants compete against one another—and themselves—to get the fastest time and highest burn.

Rowzone: If it’s too warm to hit the Schuylkill River, hit Rowzone, six blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment instead. The 45-minute, instructor-led classes are a unique blend of rowing and toning exercises, which change with each session. Classes also include a leaderboard to keep participants motivated and moving forward.

Barre3: This low-impact exercises combines yoga, dance and aerobics for an all-around workout. Barre is focused on balance, so while you’re getting toned and trim, you’ll also be learning better posture, and stronger control over your body. Workouts can be optimized to your time, so even if you only have your lunch break, you can still get the most out of your visit. Beginners are welcomed; all you need are comfy clothes and a water bottle!


Flywheel Sports

1521 Locust St.

Philadelphia, PA 19121




2006 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103




1500 Sansom St.

Philadelphia, PA 19102