There’s nothing we love more than a blood-pumping workout followed by some clean eats at one of the Burgh’s best healthy spots. Which is why we’re always on the hunt for new places that’ll keep your body, mind, and taste buds satisfied.
Wanna switch up your normal food and fitness routine? Check out some of the newest gyms, studios, cafes, and bistros popping up all over PGH. Prepare to get your heart rate up, chow down, and chill out with the local fitness community.
The Om Lounge
The Om Lounge is all about the good vibes. From their hand-painted mandala mural to the in-house crystal collection — you can feel the zen energy as soon as you walk through the door. Since their April grand opening, the East Liberty spot has cultivated one-of-a-kind classes that keep local yogis coming back. Go for Happy Hour to rejuvenate after a long day at the office. Or, try an Om Hip Hop class that’ll break all your expectations during a fun and fearless flow.
Orangetheory Fitness South Hills Village
Orangetheory is taking over the Pittsburgh area, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Living in Bethel Park and looking for a spot to get your OTF on? You’re in luck. Later this year, they’re setting up shop in the South Hills Village (conveniently placed near Dick’s Sporting Goods). Here, you can run, row, and lift your way into a stronger physique with the help of top-notch trainers. Their heart rate-based interval workouts will give you the results you’re after in no time.
Feeling artsy? Bring an open mind and a lot of creativity to Highland for a totally unique practice with YOGAMOTIF. The East Liberty studio opened earlier this year and inspires PGH yogis to tap into a little self-love as they (literally) paint the mat with movement. Use your body as the brush during their flagship Paint Party class for an experience that would make Picasso proud.
It’s been a big year for yoga in Pittsburgh’s East End — and as of June, you can add Bloomfield Yoga to the growing list of nearby studios. Craving relaxation? Try a restorative or meditation practice. Wanna build a little more muscle? Go for a heated or acro class instead. Move, meditate, and rejuvenate among the PGH community at this chill Eastside space.
Club Cycle Downtown
Strobe lights, pulsing music, live DJs — just one look inside Club Cycle’s Stanwix St. studio will get your endorphins racing. The new Downtown spot, which opened its doors in April, provides the fitness community with a remixed version of your favorite cycle routine. So hop on a bike and release all that pent-up energy to the beat of a custom-made playlist. After all, they don’t call it Club Cycle for nothing.
Sugar Spell Scoops
Need a little somethin’ sweet after an intense sweat sesh? No shame in treating yourself to a few scoops of the good stuff — especially when your ice cream is comin’ from Sugar Spell’s selection of non-dairy creations. And luckily, their new brick-and-mortar shop is set to open in Sharpsburg this summer. But it doesn’t stop at scoops. Vegan cakes, sundaes, and magic wand drumsticks will all be available for purchase. Their cashew milk-based concoctions will keep you coming back to N. Canal St. for your (natural) sugar fix on a regular basis.
Main Squeeze Juice
Need something hydrating to cool you down after a hard workout? Main Squeeze is bringing you all the cold-pressed goods on the go. Smoothies, shots, bowls — they’ve got it all. And if you’re looking for more to munch on, Main Squeeze has you covered with a selection of raw snacks, too. Pittsburgh’s first cold-pressed juice truck first hit the scene in May, and hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. Check out the Main Squeeze Facebook page to catch ‘em out around PGH.
Fish nor Fowl
You may recognize DeShantz as the name behind some of Pittsburgh’s favorites (Meat and Potatoes, täkō, Butcher and the Rye, the list goes on). And now, these culinary geniuses are bringing you Fish nor Fowl— a bistro set to open shop in Garfield at any moment. Although the official launch date is still being kept under wraps, we do know that this trendy spot is all about healthyish and contemporary American eats. Oh, and the space is already decked out with open windows and tons of greenery. Sounds like the perfect backdrop for all your Instagram-worthy food pics.
Commonplace Coffee Point Breeze
There’s no shortage of Commonplace Coffee spots around PGH, and we’re certainly not complaining. And since July, the newest installment has been brewin’ up their unique blends on Reynolds St. in Point Breeze. Need a caffeine buzz after an extra challenging workout? Commonplace has the hookup. And trust us — these guys are java experts, so you’re gonna wanna grab a cup (or two) for the road.
Eliza: a Hot Metal Bistro
If you’re going for high-end and healthy, head to South Side to check out this new bistro that exceeds all expectations. Need a recommendation? Stop in for brunch to try creative dishes like the Smoked Salmon Sandwich or Country Fried Chickpea Tempeh. Eliza’s farm-to-table approach means you’ll get fresh and local ingredients no matter what you order — right down to the handcrafted cocktails.
Pittsburgh Food Truck Park
Okay, okay. The Pittsburgh Food Truck Park may not technically qualify as a restaurant. But if you ask us, that’s what makes it interesting. The park made its debut in April, just in time for yinzers to enjoy the mild Pittsburgh weather over a mouth-watering meal. And with trucks like Main Squeeze Juice and Hummus PGH rollin’ up to serve their wholesome and delicious creations, you’re sure to find foods to fit any healthy lifestyle. Head to Millvale to check out the beer garden, selection of local eats, scenic river view, and pop-up yoga.
Ramp ‘n’ Rize
Ramp ‘n’ Rize is taking your workout into the 21st century with data-driven formulas and tech-based routines that take all guesswork out of your sweat sesh. Go hard during a RAMP40 class that fuses strength, endurance, and cardio into one 40 minute session featuring their TransformerPro machine. Or, try RISE30 for a lower-impact workout and full-body calorie burn using the Power Tower. Their flagship studio is joining the Lawrenceville area this fall — and your fitness routine will never be the same.
My Goodness Market
If you like Square Café as much as we do, then you’re gonna love My Goodness Market. Driven by passion for the Pittsburgh community and healthy living, cafe owner Sherree Goldstein is bringing the new space to Regent Square this summer. And they take their “fresh, friendly, local” motto seriously. Here, you’ll find nutritious, locally-sourced foods meant to feed area families with only the good stuff.
Yep, Salúd is expanding — again. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that Pittsburgh’s favorite juice spot just opened new shops in Oakland and Aspinwall. Well, now, they’re going even bigger at their Sewickley location with a new corner storefront (which used to belong to Village Candy), ready by mid-August. But that’s not all. Salúd also recently spread to the State College area by opening a new shop on Penn State’s main drag in June. Plus, they’re bringing their bowls to the healthy food desert of Southpointe. With an express stand inside local gym FASTER, Salud helps create a mind-body wellness combo that’ll send your endorphins into overdrive.