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How To Reach Your Goals?

We all want wellness or at the very least fitness. We can probably even narrow it down further from here to say we all just want to feel good and look good in our own bodies. I fully understand that ‘good’ is relative. My definition of good might be extremely different than yours and that’s […]


Does Your Gym Do This?

We’re all drawn to different types of environments for a variety of reasons. This especially holds true to a gym environment. You have to feel comfortable at the gym or you won’t go. The whole point of having a gym is to go there, right? There are many things that set Urban Athlete apart from […]



How Do I Choose A Place To Workout?

Choosing an exercise program can be a challenging decision to make. You have to take into consideration a variety of factors. We’d like to help you address those factors here.  This for any gym but especially holds true for gyms, like ours, that offer group and personal training – times when you’re always working out […]


Friends of the Wissahickon Charity Workout

We are really excited about this one!! Urban Athlete is headed outside for a fun bodyweight and trails workout on Sunday, November 19th at 12pm. Meet outside The Cedars House, Northwestern Avenue & Forbidden Drive. It’s a donations based workout, we’re suggesting $20 but pay what you can. Any donations in excess of $45 will […]


The Beauty of Habit Consistency

All things in life that are good for us, can be even better for us if done with consistency. Case in point, if your nutrition is solid during the day but you snack from 9pm-11pm you don’t have the same positive impact. Similarly exercising 3-4 days a week is ideal, but spread out over the […]


Sizzlin’ Saturdays

While we have a few folks training for and running the Love Run in just a few weeks, we also thought it would be fun to do a group couch to 5k training program. This will be a members bonus program, starting Monday, March 27th and continue through until the May 20th Run to Rebuild […]


Working Out for the Weekend

STRENGTH Stability Toughness Resilience Endure Next level Go-get ’em Tenacity Hardwork   1a – Band Pull Aparts 5 x 8 1b – Bottoms Ups Goblet Squat with Static Hold 5 x 5 1c – Lateral Band Woodchoppers 5 x 8/8 1d – TRX Rows 5 x 8 2a – Overhead Plate Reverse Lunges 5 x […]


TRX Thursday

The beauty of interval training is the vast variability you have in structuring a workout. Of course there are considerations to make, such as you wouldn’t want to do :15 intervals of Turkish get ups…you’d never get in a full rep! Conversely it would be challenging to do a :90 interval of pull ups, not […]


Timeless Tuesdays

Have you ever tried to do an exercise that needs to be done quickly or explosively, like a box jump or kettlebll swing, slowly? It’s virtually impossible, right?! In simple terms; fast, quick or explosive movements help develop power. When you think about the weights that you should use to do power based exercises, aim […]