We know that Shadyside is one of Pittsburgh’s top neighborhoods to shop. There’s also no shortage of places to eat out or drink up, whether you’re sipping on coffee or cocktails.
But what you may not have realized is that Shadyside is bursting at the seams with places to sweat, snack and stay healthy while enjoying the people and places on and around Walnut Street.
The juicers over at Living Juicy have explored and experimented enough that they’re proud to offer their most satisfying blends yet. Not only satisfying but organic and undeniably healthy. These raw juices boast superfoods. Super because they’re packed with nutrients your body loves. Your taste buds will too! Try a juice with exotic camu-camu (look it up, then sip it down) or play it safe with the house-recommended “My Fave”. This family-run café proudly operates out of their Ellsworth Avenue Shadyside location.
There’s a misconception that healthy food has to taste healthy. You know, free of flavor and any excitement. Well, we think that’s nonsense and Eden is proving us right. They make clean eating taste good for everyone and even craft specialized options for raw, vegan, and vegetarians eaters out there. Local ingredients, inventive dishes, and tasty smoothies make up a menu that’s delicious and insanely good for you. Pop into Eden for a good meal that you can feel good about eating.
After gaining popularity as healthy hot spot along Beaver Street in Sewickley, Salud has opened a second location on Copeland Street in Shadyside. It’s a place where is chill and the drinks are delicious. In an effort to spread health, healing and happiness, Salud is serving up juices, smoothies, shots of wheatgrass and Kombucha that taste great and agree even better for you.
Perched high atop the development that houses Whole Foods on Center Ave, Dinette is making the dream of healthy pizza a reality. Here everything is made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients, ingredients that are listed on the menu- so you don’t have to wonder what’s lurking in your meal. The menu is creative and constantly changing so it’s best that you stop by to see what they’re cooking up.
A healthy ice cream spot! Could it be? Well, it totally. But Oh Yeah does have some options that ice cream about as healthy as it could be. Exhibit A. – vegan ice cream. Yep they have soy based and reduced sugar ice cream options that actually taste good! Once you’ve selected your ice cream, it’s time for the “mix-ins” – thousands of them. Everything from Cinnamon Toast crunch to healthier options like flax seed, soy whipped cream, vegan marshmallows, and organic, gluten-free, vegan cinnamon waffles. Oh yeah, they have coffee too (and vegan-friendly creamer)!
The Fitness Factory manufactures some of the fittest bodies in Pittsburgh. Offering 80 pieces of strength equipment, three cardio rooms, a climbing wall, and other top-of-the-line equipment, it’s a challenge to not work up a monster sweat in this Shadyside club. Don’t sweat it though; Fitness Factory boasts being the cleanest gym on Earth. They’re all about their members here, allowing them the independence to reach their goals, or lending a helpful hand along the way.
Since 2001 Amazing Yoga has been helping Pittsburghers true health, a strong body, and a calm mind. Moving at your own pace with guidance from skilled instructors, Amazing Yoga offers a variety of classes for diverse ability levels. But breaking a sweat is only part of the package. This community of yogis is all about strengthening the body, mind, and soul. So head here for an invigorating workout that makes you feel alive.
Located just off of Center Avenue, on South Graham Street, CrossFit Shadyside bills itself as the elite fitness offering in Pittsburgh’s East End. And it’s hard to argue with that statement. Here members are coached through training session that include elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and high-intensity cardio. As a result individuals of all ability levels are able to improve their technique while improving overall fitness and conditioning.
For beginners or veterans, Yoga Flow is a welcoming environment that promotes physical fitness and stress relief. Heated vinyasa classes will have you sweating and stretching your way to increase strength and flexibility. Talented instructors will guide you through a challenging, yet soothing practice aimed at training your mind, body and spirit.
If you’re looking for a heart pumping, sweat inducing, total body workout you can do all year round, look no further than Steel Revolution – Shadyside’s newest spin studio. A welcomed addition to this stellar list of Pittsburgh-based indoor cycling studios, Steel Revolution on Copeland Street is ready and waiting for you. With classes that combine cardio with strength and core training, every workout with burn calories while building muscle – every exercisers dream.
With a boutique fitness vibe, surround by boutique shops that line it’s Walnut Street location, X-Shadyside is easily accessible and expansive – featuring two floors of fitness space and over 300 pieces of equipment. More impressive than their amenities is their tenure, X-Shadyside has been serving the surrounding community since 1994. These days they offer a full line-up of fitness classes and 24 hour access to compliment the stellar location and lengthy list of equipment options.
The people at Top Gear knows bikes. Because they spend the majority of their time atop them. They’re experts and want to share their knowledge to our community. If you’re in need a new bicycle, repairs, accessories, or even some lively banter about bicycling, stop in their spot in Shadyside (or Peters Township or Wexford!). They’re truly on the cutting edge of all things bicycle, even offering a state-of-the-art bicycle fitting service, Fit Squared. You’re bound to roll off the lot happy.
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