Best places to workout in Happy Valley

STATE COLLEGE – The most important part about working out is choosing a place that motivates, inspires and fits YOUR needs.

Just as not everything works out the same way, not everyone works out the same way. Find a studio or a gym that best coordinates with you and work it out!

The following is a list of the ten best places to workout in Happy Valley — find what works for you.

Lionheart Fitness

127 Sowers St., State College

Lionheart fitness is proud to be the State College Health Club that offers cardio equipment with personal LCD screens, locker rooms, free parking, Martial Arts classes, personal training, saunas, CrossFit classes and unlimited tanning for paid memberships.

The North Club

1510 Martin St., State College

The North Club gym has a variety of group fitness classes like cycling, high-rep weight training, mind-body exercises, cardio training using STEP, high-intensity interval training and more. Personal trainers are also available for both small groups and individuals.

Lila Yoga Studios

103 E Beaver Ave. # 6, State College

Lila Yoga Studios prides itself on being a center of mindfulness and yogic learning. Classes are offered daily for all levels and include yoga postures, meditation, yogic breathing, quite-present-time and more. A great benefit to Lila Yoga Studios memberships is receiving 10% off at local businesses along with Lila Yoga Workshops and Retail.

PYP studio

1748 S. Atherton St., State College

PYP studio has a state of the art cycling theatre that includes Keiser M3i magnetic flywheel bikes and a performance cycling screen with Bluetooth technology. Hot Yoga, TX, Barre and Aerial Yoga are offered along with a 40 Day Program for the new year — all about using Baptiste methodology within the goal of creating a life of purpose and presence. Extra perks to the studio include free parking, luxury-tiled showers and DigiLoc Lockers and sweat towels.

Movement Art Studios

140 Kelly Alley, State College

Movement Art Studios is home to Pilates, yoga, belly dance and clogging lessons. This studio is very flexible with membership. For example, Pilates is either a $9 class, or $81 for 10 days, Belly Dance is either a $14 class or $44 for four days.

East Coast Health and Fitness

Hamilton Shopping Center, 250 West Hamilton Avenue, State College

East Coast Health and Fitness is a gym that offers many services like Nutrition Counseling and Massage Therapy. Training includes Strength—through a training room and Private Power Lifting room, Plate and Dumbbell Free Weights, Cardiovascular—through Cybex ArcTrainers, treadmills, bikes and stair masters, and Personal—through professional and certified trainers. Group exercises are also available.

Wellness in Motion

611 University Dr, State College

Wellness in Motion is an intimate yoga studio with smaller classes. A judgement-free zone, the studio offers classes for all ages and levels — from Gentle Yoga to Power Yoga and focuses on using yoga to connect to inner freedom and wisdom.


542 Westerly Parkway, State College

Fitology makes new members feel entirely accommodated in that the first visit is entirely free. This gym uses an online reservation system that makes sure you have the right equipment for your classes and is a proud user of Les Mills group fitness programs that focus on strength, interval, cycling and cardio. Les Mills classes include Body Pump, Les Mills GRIT and RPM (cycling).

F45 training

232 E College Ave, State College

F45 Training is a new training technique that is both innovative and challenging. Classes range about 45 minutes and include systemized team training workouts. The workouts are intense and feature a variety of exercises like cycling and weight lifting — it’s considered the fastest growing fitness network.

Victory Sports & Fitness

178 Rolling Ridge Dr, State College

Victory Sports & Fitness understands the busy life of Happy Valley and has created a Boot Camp workout that goes for an hour or less. The circuit they created provides a cardiovascular and resistance workout. Other services the gym includes is post-rehab exercise, general fitness and sports performance that includes team training. 

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