Visitors Guide: Health, Fitness, Spas

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A family kickboxing workout at 12th Street Gym.

SPAS

Balance Health Center
112 S. 20th St. (Rittenhouse)
A holistic green spa providing everything from massages and waxes to acupuncture and hypnotherapy.

Body Restoration
1611 Walnut St., 3rd Floor (Center City)
Aside from the traditional massages, waxing and facials, athletes can wind down with a sports massage and even expecting mothers can experience a full-body massage, especially designed for pregnancy. Also notable are cellulite compression wraps and back facials.

Body Sanctuary
315 S. 13th St. (Midtown, Center City)
From a marathon five-hour package (full body massage, facial, body wrap, nail and foot treatments included) to acupuncture treatments, this spa also offers both ongoing and monthly specials.

Eviama
109 S. 13th St. (Center City, Midtown)
Using green, nontoxic and organic materials for both services and the space itself, the spa offers acupuncture, facials, massages, waxing, hand and feet services and spiritual offerings. Bring the family: Kid-friendly facials, yoga and massages are available.

Four Seasons
1 Logan Square (Logan Square)
Special weekday “reset” consisting of a massage or facial, additional service and access to the spa’s pool and sauna rounds out a service offerings that range from hot stone massages to a gentleman’s hot towel facial.

Le Rêve Rittenhouse
255 S. 17th St., 4th Floor (Rittenhouse)
Broken down into nine suites, the spa offers services ranging from aromatherapy to botox.

Rescue Spa
1601 Walnut St. (Rittenhouse)
With a wide selection of packages consisting of everything from mini massages to pedicures to shampoo and blowouts, it’s easy to go big. Laser hair removal, bridal services and “man”-icures round out the service selection.

Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon
10 Avenue of the Arts, 3rd Floor
Customize your full-day spa experience with any of the Ritz-Carlton spa’s treatments like traditional massages, facials, body wraps and scrubs and waxing. They even offer audio-therapy packages.

The Spa Terme di Aroma
32 N. 3rd St. (Old City)
The array of massages offered consists of Thai yoga (pressure-point massage and assisted yoga) and scalp massage. Three types of foot massages will also help keep you light on your feet.

 

GYMS

Unite Fitness
105 S. 12th St. (Market East)
Cross training, focusing on cardio intervals, strength training and yoga stretching. Get your feet wet with a free trial workout.

12th Street Gym
204 S. 12th St. (Washington Square West)
Pool, personal training, tanning salon and dozens of group classes offered weekly — including pole dancing.

Sporting Club at the Bellevue
224 S. Broad St. (Avenue of the Arts)
Aside from the equipment, spinning studios and pool, this gym includes a boxing ring, indoor track, NBA sized basketball court, racquetball and squash courts.

City Fitness
2nd and Spring Garden Streets, 2101 South St., 1148 Wharton St.
With multiple locations, you can get your personal training, Zumba or TRX Suspension class anywhere in the city.

Philly Phitness
130 S. 17th St. (Rittenhouse)
Focused on personal and small group training sessions with seven of the city’s fittest instructors.

Sweat Fitness
1425 Arch St., 200 S. 24th St., 4151 Main St., 700 Passyunk Ave., 45 N. 3rd St., 1509 E. Passyunk Ave.
Six Philadelphia locations for prime access on the go. All of your gym essentials plus on-site registered dietitians.

Philadelphia Sports Clubs
1735 Market St., 2000 Hamilton St., 220-250 S. 5th St.
Standard strength and cardio machines, group exercise classes and personal training. Kids options available, too.

Fit Gym University City
4415 Chestnut St. (University City)
Do your own thing or take a class — they offer Zumba, cardio boxing and more.