Thinking about joining a fitness club or a local gym these days? Or perhaps holding off until the new year starts? Either way, Pennsylvania has a wide variety of options primarily focusing on exercise and an active lifestyle, whether you're looking for a longtime commitment or a day pass to boost your energy.
Topping the list is a state-of-the-art sports complex in my own Lancaster County backyard. Here are the top 3 health and fitness clubs/gyms in the commonwealth, according to Tripadvisor.
Spooky Nook Sports
Named the country's largest indoor sports complex, Spooky Nook Sports provides regulation courts and playing fields for more than a dozen sports under one roof. In addition to the 700,000-square-foot indoor facility, The Nook offers an outdoor field hockey pitch and a climate-controlled dome used for field hockey, soccer, football and more.
The Nook is known as a premier destination for clubs, tournaments and competitions, but they also offer individual gym memberships. Members have access to their indoor space containing all the equipment and resources needed to elevate physical well-being. Their fitness center features the ideal workout facility offering cardiovascular exercise as well as strength training, a 200-meter track, and much more.
No wonder the Nook is a favorite in the state!
Address: 75 Champ Blvd. Manheim PA 17545
ASCEND Pittsburgh is a bouldering-centric climbing facility featuring Walltopia climbing walls surrounded by flashed flooring, all housed within an expansive second floor space with a panoramic view of the city from Pittsburgh's South Side.
Beyond bouldering, ASCEND offers roped climbing on a 24-foot-tall wall featuring 20 climbing stations with a mix of auto-belays and top-ropes. In addition to climbing, fitness, and yoga, visitors can also enjoy use of child watch services, concessions, locker rooms with showers, and numerous spaces to relax, study, or work. Daily passes as well as memberships are offered, and classes operate on a first come first serve basis. Day passes includes unlimited climbing, use of fitness equipment, and one class.
Address: 2141 Mary St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
iCORE Fitness is an all-encompassing fitness center that uses high-intensity interval training as the core of their workouts in a fun manner through obstacles to gain results.
From Tough Mudder to Spartan Races, Ninja Warrior to weight training, this place is ideal if you're adventurous and enjoy an action-packed workout. Their team holds open gym sessions along with specifically calibrated classes to create a unique, fun, goal-oriented facility that will challenge you physically and mentally. Day passes and memberships are offered.
Address: 300 Lawrence Dr, West Chester, PA 19380