Sweat in Style

Where Philadelphia - - Where Now - BY DOREEN CREEDE

Whether you pre­fer fit­ness classes, hikes or a good old-fash­ioned run, Philly is full of stores that carry cloth­ing for any ac­tiv­ity.

FOR STU­DIO CLASSES

Start your search for work­out gear on Wal­nut Street, where Ath­leta ( 1722 Wal­nut) Lu­l­ule­mon Athletica ( 1720 Wal­nut) and Cameo Water­works ( 1420 Wal­nut) of­fer op­tions for ev­ery­thing from a barre class to wa­ter aer­o­bics. A few blocks south­east, ( 267 S. 12th St.) Shanti Yoga Shala’s stu­dio bou­tique of­fers the “train to sus­tain” Satva line that’s flat­ter­ing, eco-friendly and so­cially re­spon­si­ble (a por­tion of pro­ceeds go to­wards the farm­ers in In­dia who cul­ti­vate the cot­ton).

FOR RUN­NERS AND WALKERS

Philadel­phia Run­ner spe­cial­izes in out­fit­ting any level of run­ner, and the four lo­ca­tions of­fer friendly and ex­pert fit­tings for ev­ery­thing from sneak­ers to sports bras. You can also find col­lec­tions from big brands like Nike’s Epic and The North Face’s Bet­ter Than Naked™, and spe­cialty items like Fee­tures no-blis­ter socks. The mini-chain is equally wel­com­ing to the walk­ing crowd and car­ries a se­lec­tion of looser fit­ting tops and longer shorts ap­pro­pri­ate for brisk walks around town. mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions.

FOR FAM­ILY EX­ER­CISE

I. Gold­berg Army & Navy may not have fancy décor like their Cen­ter City coun­ter­parts, but they do have three im­por­tant things ev­ery­one looks for: qual­ity, ser­vice and great prices. “From nose to toes,” I. Gold­berg can out­fit the whole fam­ily for ac­tive pur­suits, whether you are head­ing to the gym, camp­ing or hik­ing with­out break­ing the bud­get. 1300 Chest­nut St.

FOR THE CYCLER

Spe­cial­iz­ing in bikes from the 1970s through 1990s, VIA Bi­cy­cle of­fers vintage bikes, bik­ing gear, rac­ing team jer­seys and cy­cling caps from past eras. These rare, high qual­ity pieces (the jer­seys are of­ten knit in merino wool) fly out of the store with col­lec­tors who seek out com­pan­ion cloth­ing for their retro rides. 609 S. 9th St.

FOR THE FASH­ION-FO­CUSED

For high style work­out wear with­out the high price, head to Cen­tury 21 De­part­ment Store. In ad­di­tion to a large as­sort­ment of men and women’s name brands at up to 75 per­cent off retail, C21 also car­ries highly sought af­ter, but hard to find, bou­tique brands. Scour the racks for fash­ion-for­ward lines like Ko­ral, Marc New York Per­for­mance and Nanette Le­pore. 821 Mar­ket St.

Philadel­phia Run­ner

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