Like any city of its size, Pittsburgh has multiple complete workout gyms like Bally’s Total Fitness, Club One, and numerous university affiliated fitness centers. In addition to these complete workout fitness locations, the city also hosts numerous specialty locations. These workout centers provide residents with places to spin, box, or even learn to rock climb. If you are looking to diversify your workout regimen, look no further than these five Pittsburgh specialty gyms.
Wolfpack Boxing Club – The Wolfpack Boxing Club is located less than five miles south of downtown. The club holds classes every single day of the week, in the evenings on weekdays and in the early afternoon on weekends. It also has a lunch workout option for anyone that works close enough to get a workout in the middle of the day. The club has two rings and plenty of free workout space. A monthly membership will cost approximately $100 a month, depending on what package you buy, but you can also pay per class if you don’t expect to be able to get to the gym often. If you are interested in learning to box in the Pittsburgh area, this is where you should go to learn.
Curves – This female-only gym is located off the first exit south of the Fort-Pitt Tunnel on Banksville Road. Because Curves is female-only, women can feel safe and comfortable knowing that their trainers are intimately familiar with their fitness goals. Curves combines its famous 30 minute workouts with personalized coaching and diet plans. There are multiple plans available, but the average plan initially costs about $80 and another $40 a month with a minimum 1-year membership. This is the perfect place for women to improve their health if they feel their current fitness club isn’t meeting their specific needs.
CYKL – The creatively spelled CYKL is a fitness club devoted exclusively to spinning. Located in the Shadyside district of Pittsburgh, it can easily be reached by bus from almost any of the residential sections of the city. Classes run every day except for Wednesdays and Fridays and cost as little as $12.50 a session if you pay for 20 sessions at a time. The cozy studio has about a dozen modern stationary bikes with a place for two water bottles and a great view of the beautiful nearby houses. The only downsides of CYKL are that you can only reserve a class slot up to a week in advance and that packages expire six months after purchase. Make sure not to purchase more classes than you can use in that time. Otherwise, it is one of the most conveniently located gyms in the city and the premiere location for spinning.
The Climbing Wall – As the name suggests, this downtown fitness center is devoted to climbing and rappelling. The huge gym has over a dozen walls and challenges that range from easy to insane. Climbing is mostly undirected, though classes are available and you are required to get certified in order to use the equipment. Initial certification costs are low, no more than $30 without a membership and an all-day pass only costs $12. If you are looking to make climbing part of your ongoing fitness regimen, a monthly pass costs $65 and a yearly pass costs $415, with a large discount available if your entire family joins. The Climbing Wall is open every weekday until 11PM and every weekend until 6PM, making it the perfect place to get a fun and unique workout that fits your schedule.