There are some incredible places to work out here in the Burgh
Best outdoor places:
1. Down by the rivers
One of the best places to workout is down by the fountains where the three rivers meet- the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers. You can do pushups, dips, squats and any kind of bodyweight exercise there, or bring your own equipment for a nice kettlebell or dumbbell workout.
2. Running along the South Side
Yes, it can be crowded there sometimes, but there’s something about the South Side that I just cant get enough of. Maybe its the friendliness of the people, or maybe how many quint little shops there are, but I absolutely love running through the South Side any time of Day or Night
3. Run up the Duquesne University hill
Ok, this might be a little extreme for most people. The hill is like 80 degrees, so I understand this might be a bit extreme. But if you want a really great workout, run this hill a few times, and you should be absolutely wiped out.
Best indoor places/ gyms:
4. Full Body Fitness (http://www.fullbodyfitnessclub.com/)
This is a circus like atmosphere, but not in a bad way. If you’ve ever envied the strength, balance and flexibility of gymnasts and acrobats, now is your chance to be just like them. There are ropes to balance, balance rings, and ‘sheets’ hanging from the ceilings that will give you a workout like you’ve never experienced before. It’s located down in Brentwood, so you should check it out if you’re in the area.
5. Shape Training (http://shapetrain.com/)
Located in East Liberty, they have an extremely large indoor facility that is equipped to train athletes, and adults and everyone in between. They offer quite a bit of variety of classes, so you can definitely find one that fits your personality, goals, and uniqueness. They have some great equipment and trainers, and I recommend them if you want a great workout!
After you’re done working out, you can check out some of the great health food stores in the Pittsburgh area, which I wrote an article about here.
Do you guys have any ideas for cool places to workout in Pittsburgh? Anything you want me to write about? Let me know in the comments section below, I read all the comments on this blog, and love when you interact! Take care and let me know how I can help serve you as I strive to find fun things to do in the Burgh! PEACE