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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 […]


Mondays In Mt Airy

We think all workouts are fun, each one for different reasons. Ladders are a fun way to challenge yourself to aim to use heavier weights, jump higher, run faster, etc as the reps/time decrease. There is also a unique mental toughness that is required when doing some ladders, especially the first 1-3 rounds of a […]


Hump Day Workouts

Strength days… 1 – Complete continuous rounds for 12 minutes of: a – Front Squat x 3/3 b – Pull Ups x 3 c – RDL x 3 2 – 2 minute plank 3 – Complete continuous rounds for 12 minutes of: a – Arm Bar x 1/1 b – Low Windmill x 3/3 c […]