As I write this post, I’m doing a mini happy dance in my seat…Fairmount has a new yoga studio and it is exactly POINT ONE miles from my front door.
As someone who likes a good morning yoga sweat but still has to be at her desk around 8am, this is a godsend. Be warned: it is hot yoga, so sweat you will.
I was lucky enough to snag a spot in the first class offered at the studio on Saturday as part of their grand opening celebration. Everything about the space lived up to the hype I created in my head, as one who is a huge workout junkie does.
First of all, I love seeing that block getting some love. Anyone who lives in the area knows that there is a lack of development on Fairmount Avenue as you head towards Broad Street from the Art Museum…it has a gradual decline of quality and activity that YogaHabit, Bar Hygge, and Anytime Fitness are trying to remedy.
The owner, Jen, and her team did a great job of creating a bright and open space for your practice. The whole space is clean and “industrial” but also very welcoming. After walking up a flight of stairs, you find yourself in the lobby of the studio. There are cubbies and benches for your belongings as well as bathrooms, a shower, and a water cooler. They also have a small retail section, offering tank tops, water bottles, and Lululemon yoga mats.
The studio itself has gorgeous flooring, light-colored walls, and HUGE windows overlooking Fairmount Avenue that create a relaxing space that I really feel enhances my practice. Sidenote: there are no mirrors, which is amazing. I hate practicing with mirrors, worrying more about how my stomach looks than how I am feeling.
So far I have been lucky to take two classes in the space, one with Jen and another with Alicia…they were both excellent! High energy and fun, while also allowing you to focus and center yourself. They offered hands on adjustments that helped me take full advantage of the poses. I took Alicia’s class the day after the Broad Street Run, which I had mentioned to her before class started, and her gentle adjustments really assisted me in loosening up my tight quads and hamstrings.
Best part? The offer cool lavender soaked towels during savasana. I put it over my eyes and totally zenned out.
They’re currently offering a $21 for 21 days pass to new clients, so I snagged that deal and plan to use it to its fullest in the coming weeks!
Location: 1640 Fairmount Avenue
Overall rating: A+
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