For everyone who loves a good sweat sesh followed up by some good-for-you eats, we’ve got news you’ll be excited to hear. Pittsburgh is on the move with six new gyms and seven new places to grab a healthy meal opening all over town.
The sweat spot lineup includes some fan favorites like cycling, yoga, barre, interval training, and more. And when it comes to food, those new spots are just as newsworthy. Whether you live in the north, south, east, or west corners of the Steel City, there are plenty of gyms and eateries to test out in your area. Get out there and try something new!
With a shiny new location open in Robinson Township, and studios setting up shop soon in the East End and the North Hills, Cyclebar is coming in hot to all corners of the Burgh. Here’s the stat on these new cycling spots: The studio on McKnight Road will open late this summer or early fall, with the East End location to follow. But if you’re dying to check it out now, head to the Robinson location by IKEA, clip in, and rock your ride with mind-blowing playlists and a killer workout.
We’ve all come to love Arsenal Strength, but now Arsenal Cycle is a thing and it’s just as legit. CrossFit is great, but this popular Lawrenceville sweat spot is really going next-level. They really went for it and built a state-of-the-art, boutique cycling studio connected to their Butler Street HQ. The studio opened in July complete with top-of-the-line bikes, LEDs, speakers, and a VIP membership. Check out their schedule here.
To keep the cycling momentum going, Zenergy Cycling is sure to be popping up soon on Pittsburgh’s list of essential sweat spots with a new location opening this year (we hear September) in the East End. Zenergy is all about (you guessed it) energy. So be ready for 45 minutes of non-stop movin’ and groovin’. Luckily, the studio offers classes that run from early morning through late in the evening, so you can work in a ride on even the busiest of days. The coolest part: They provide the shoes for you. They are included free of charge with any class package.
Orangetheory Fitness is bringing its one-of-a-kind group personal training to Robinson this fall. Their popular interval training classes are definitely tough, but super fun. To really get you pumped, OTF estimates that its members burn anywhere from 500 to 1,000 calories per class and keep burning off cals for up to 36 hours. That’s a crazy intense workout if you ask us. Bonus: you can try out your first class for free.
SHAPE Training’s second location in East Pittsburgh is open for business (and sweating) at 655 Braddock Avenue, but don’t expect to be overwhelmed with fancy machines or even many fitness doodads at all — at SHAPE they keep it ultra-simple. This gym was designed with the everyday athlete in mind, encouraging personal improvement, competition, and a little fun. You’ve got options though. If you like to keep your workouts one-on-one, check out their personal training, or if working out in a group motivates you, sign up for some group training sessions online.
This new studio is a 3-in-1 deal. Offering cycle, yoga, and barre classes, it’s your one-stop shop for a great workout or a zenned-out flow. The studio is opening its doors in Upper St. Clair sometime this fall. Grand opening details are not yet available, but construction is in full swing, so your wait won’t be too long.
For all of the juice-lovers in the Burgh, there’s a fresh squeeze in town. Safi Juice crafts premium raw and cold-pressed juices, smoothies, cold-brew coffee, and even some salads and snacks. These guys are all about supporting an on-the-go lifestyle and their products help provide those essential vitamins and minerals needed to sustain energy for those non-stop days. Safi’s new storefront is in the works and is set to open by the end of August at 4919 Penn Ave in Garfield.
Philadelphia-based honeygrow is opening its first Pittsburgh location in East Liberty this year and with healthy options like stir-fry, salads, cold-pressed juices, and honeybar bowls. This new spot is all about high-quality, wholesome, simple foods. (Music to our ears!) honeygrow is moving into 105 S. Highland Ave. and is set to open sometime this fall.
Green, grain, and broth — they’re the kind of bowls that CoreLife Eatery is now offering at its newest location in Ross Township. This popular franchise is set on the old saying “you are what you eat”, so they’re out to make their food something that makes you look and feel good. From dark leafy grains to slow simmered bone broth, CoreLife’s bowls are sure to fuel your day. Check them out at The Block Northway.
With Freshii’s healthy, affordable, and convenient food choices, your go-to downtown lunch break spot just became a no-brainer. At Freshii, you can count on a variety of fresh options like salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, smoothies, and more. And we haven’t even told you the best part yet — you can customize everything! Yes, even your soup. Freshii is opening this fall in the Union Trust Building on Grant St.
A new neighbor is moving into the neighborhood in Highland Park. And it’s a neighbor with lots of fresh-squeezed juice, smoothies, buddha bowls, brunch, and more. (The kind of neighbor you definitely make friends with.) Plate & Bowl on Bryant St. is now open Monday-Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And breakfast, brunch, and dinner is available on Saturdays and Sundays. This new must-try spot is always BYOB and the menu features several vegan and vegetarian options.
It’s here, folks — Pittsburgh’s very first poke restaurant! Pittsburgh Poke is now dishing out poke bowls and sushi burritos on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. Create your own delicious bowl or burrito by picking a base, protein, mix-in, and sauce, finished off with with your favorite toppings. If decision-making isn’t your thing, you can always choose the house bowl or burrito and be on your way.
Formerly known as Eden, this newly-revived veggie-friendly spot has taken on a new look as Spinach. With tons of tasty vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menu options, Spinach is a must-try spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This cozy little restaurant serves up salads, tartines (a fancy French open-faced sandwich), pasta, sweets, fresh juices, and some awesome brunch offerings like vegan french toast. The brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM.
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