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THE MOST EXCITING NEW WORKOUT SPOTS AND HEALTHY RESTAURANTS OPENING IN PITTSBURGH

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CASSIDY ZIMMERMAN

APR 15, 2019

Pittsburgh has a lot to offer — stunning views, rich history, unique neighborhoods. You name it, we’ve got it. But what about the fitness scene? More and more, it seems like the health initiative is becoming a part of the city’s DNA as the Burgh continues to grow its repertoire of healthy hot spots.

Looking to join in on the movement? Start by shaking up your same old diet and exercise routine by bringing something new to the table (literally). Get ready to train hard and eat clean with the PGH community thanks to these new cafes, gyms, and studios setting up shop all over the city.

Turn your workout routine into a full-body experience at Level Red Boxing on Baum Blvd. The boutique fitness franchise that’s making its way across the US opened its PGH location this September — and we couldn’t be more excited that they did. Understanding the importance of being strong at every level, the coaches here will motivate you to reach your fitness goals through hybrid boxing classes that can be molded to beginners and experts alike. Plus, with the additional help of virtual coaches displayed on monitors throughout the room, you’ll never miss a single step, stretch, or rep along the strengthening process.

Redefining the way you work out is the name of the game at [solidcore] — the new East Liberty studio that offers Pilates-like  bootcamp classes unlike any other. Rather than focusing on pure calorie burn, the first-rate team here is all about the long-term results. Using controlled resistance training and full-body movements, the instructors work to transform each and every muscle. Plus, with small class sizes of no more than 15 people per session, you’ll receive the personal attention necessary for fast, individualized results.

Taking Gold’s Gym’s former spot overlooking Market Square, Town Place Fitness brings a fresh wellness perspective to Downtown Pittsburgh. Here, it’s all about motivation and empowerment that’ll help you discover your best lifestyle — whether that’s through personal training, group classes, or even nutritional coaching. And you just can’t beat the location. Right in the middle of the city, there’s no better spot for a quick sweat sesh to burn off some major steam after a long day in the office.

Row House is coming to Pittsburgh in a big way thanks to an initiative that’s set to bring five new locations to the Steel City by 2020. But you won’t have to wait that long to get your row on at the popular California- and New York-based studio. The first rowing boutique is setting up shop in Ross Township soon-ish, so you can get your fix at the new North Hills location by the end of 2019. And trust us — you’re gonna wanna give this 45-minute, high-energy workout a shot. The low-impact workout incorporates flexibility and resistance training into a heart-pumping routine that’ll burn those muscles in the best way possible.

Carnegie’s first barre studio, Endure Barre, made its debut on W. Main St. official with a grand opening in January 2019. And the name kinda speaks for itself. Here, you’ll build endurance through classes that incorporate Pilates, yoga, dance, and muscle-building to the beat of some seriously motivational music. But that’s not all they’ve got. Check out their TRX class for a totally unique combination of suspension training and ballet movements that’ll trim and tone your body in no time.

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Fast. Casual. Caffeinated. The Bureau has all the right features for a quick lunch or AM coffee run. And the best part? This warm, trendy space is located right inside Schoolhouse Pittsburgh, new to the East End as of this October. That’s right, folks — they’ll be servin’ up fresh coffee sourced from Portland, Oregon with a side of home design and high-end lighting. It just doesn’t get much better than that.

Revival on Lincoln brings major style to the food scene in Bellevue –— think fine dining in an even finer atmosphere. Located inside the town’s most distinguished building, the renovated mansion reopened to the public this November. Inside, you’ll find dishes like Grilled Portobello, Brown Butter Curry Cauliflower Salad, even Pecan Crusted Akura Chicken. And with locally sourced, seasonal cuisine like that, you know you’re getting the freshest ingredients PGH has to offer.

For those of you eagerly awaiting a new Smallman Galley concept to dig your teeth into, you’re in luck. Introducing BA-CO, the Galley’s latest addition to its killer lineup of top-notch eats brought to you by the city’s best culinary geniuses. Putting a distinct twist on street-style tacos, BA-CO uses quality, locally sourced ingredients to deliver mouthwatering Latin fare straight to the Burgh. Plus, with vegetarian options and gluten-free tortillas available, you can enjoy the unique flavor profiles no matter what your dietary preferences are.

Any PGH foodie knows that Lawrenceville’s Pittsburgh Juice Company offers some of the best cold-pressed concoctions in the city. And as of fall 2018, getting ahold of all that raw, organic goodness is easier than ever. That’s right — PJC has opened up a second location in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. So, whether you’re going for your AM nutrients or a lunchtime pick-me-up, head to the juice bar to find what you’re after inside the bustling One Oxford Center. After just one visit, you’re sure to hook your entire office on a PJC health kick.

If one thing’s for certain, it’s that Pittsburgh loves a good foodhall. The Pennsylvania Market delivers just that in an upscale space designed to satisfy your every craving. Seriously, this Strip District market offers a range of cuisine options — including a wine bar and charcuterie station. Bringing together food artisans from all over PGH, you’ll also find goods from vendors offering fresh produce, local cheeses, flavored olive oil, and downright delicious eats in a newly renovated atmosphere on 19th St.

Condado Tacos

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It didn’t take long for this Ohio-based taco spot to make a name for itself in the PGH region. Expanding on the success of its downtown space, Condado introduced a new site to Lawrenceville in October 2018 The fully customizable, build-your-own style menu makes it easy for health-conscious foodies to get in their greens while enjoying a taco (or two). Lookin’ for something veg-friendly? Don’t sweat it. We guarantee you’ll fall head-over-heels for the Thai-chili tofu and BBQ pulled jackfruit options that turn any taco into a delicious, meat-free experience

Get your sushi fix at Mola, the newest Asian fusion hot spot that opened its doors to Penn Ave. December 2018. With a mouthwatering menu featuring foods like tuna poke and seaweed salad, the lineup of healthy yet flavorful eats is sure to leave you feeling satisfied. And thanks to an open-concept kitchen that puts the sushi chefs on display, you can see the clean ingredients that go into your dish firsthand. Plus, Mola supports local breweries and distilleries by offering plenty of PGH beverages that pair beautifully with each and every plate.

Station Square is officially home to a brand new restaurant brought to you by the same culinary team behind Chop Shop Salad Shop. Open since fall 2018, Terrene is delivering food from the Earth straight to the PGH region. We’re talkin’ a menu comprised of crisp salads (many of which originate from the Chop Shop food truck) made with quality ingredients and fresh flavors. But that’s not all they’ve got. Check out the signature bowls, too, for combos like Teriyaki Salmon with bean sprouts, seaweed, cucumbers, and a bed of brown rice to tie it all together.

Unlock a Journey to Becoming Your Healthiest Self
UPMC Health Plan

Unlock a Journey to Becoming Your Healthiest Self

Get gamified help to exercise more and reduce stress with the Odyssey app by UPMC.

Unlock a Journey to Becoming Your Healthiest Self
UPMC Health Plan

Unlock a Journey to Becoming Your Healthiest Self

Get gamified help to exercise more and reduce stress with the Odyssey app by UPMC.

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