City Fitness will be the newest neighbor along the busy stretch of shops and restaurants along East Passyunk Avenue.
Coming in July, City Fitness will open its doors at 1701 E. Passyunk Ave., taking the place of the former Interior Concepts at the intersection of 12th Street.
City Fitness has six operating locations in Philadelphia including its original gym in Northern Liberties that opened in 2007 as well as spots in East Market, Fishtown and Logan Square. There are also two locations in South Philly including Graduate Hospital and 1148 Wharton St. However, the Wharton Street spot will be relocated to the new 15,000-square-foot East Passyunk facility about four blocks away. The East Passyunk location will be nearly triple the size of the Wharton Street location, which will close when the new facility opens. Members of City Fitness South Philly on Wharton Street will have their memberships transferred automatically to the new club when it opens.
“We’ve been looking for years for the right location to expand and couldn’t be happier with where we have ended up,” said Ken Davies, owner and CEO of City Fitness. “We are so excited to be a cornerstone of this dynamic East Passyunk community.”
City Fitness has about 16,000 members among its six locations. The East Passyunk facility will occupy two floors and will feature premium cardio and strength equipment, studios, turf area for functional training, Olympic lifting platforms and luxury amenities. The club will have a Shift cycling studio and a shared studio for Focus yoga and pilates and Burn cardio and HIIT classes. Another area in the club is devoted to THRIVE, CF’s signature small group training.
There will be saunas, HydroMassage chairs and full-service locker rooms. Nutrition offerings include a diverse menu from City Shakes, located in the front of the club and available for both members and non-members.
“We’re excited to have the newest City Fitness location joining our vibrant business corridor here in South Philly and bringing their incredible amenities to one of the largest spaces along East Passyunk Avenue,” said Adam Leiter, executive director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District. “Activating this prime corner surrounded by our exciting restaurants and other businesses will be an added benefit for those who live and work in the neighborhood, and will act as another incentive for people to come to enjoy all that East Passyunk has to offer.”