Sweat Gym

★★★☆☆
  • 700 E Passyunk Ave

    Philadelphia, PA 19147

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  • 215-627-5600

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Sat-Sun 8am-7pm, Mon-Thu 5am-11pm, Fri 5am-10pm

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Equipment on Passayunk branch is good, and space is amenable. But the membership policies are terrible. Do not join this gym; their memberships are outsourced to an agency with absurd policies, cancellation fees, and all kinds of high-pressure sales tricks. Go to CitySports for a better experience and a transparent and non-manipulative membership policy. Until Sweat administrates its own membership policies, it will be a colossal failure.

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★☆☆☆☆

Equipment on Passayunk branch is good, and space is amenable. But the membership policies are terrible. Do not join this gym; their memberships are outsourced to an agency with absurd policies, cancellation fees, and all kinds of high-pressure sales tricks. Go to CitySports for a better experience and a transparent and non-manipulative membership policy. Until Sweat administrates its own membership policies, it will be a colossal failure.

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What a waste of time and energy. My husband and I got caught up in this bait and switch. We received a "Grand Prize winner" mailing for 6 free months, 2 hours each of personal training, and 10 free passes for friends. We went to the gym in

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★★★★★

What a waste of time and energy. My husband and I got caught up in this bait and switch. We received a "Grand Prize winner" mailing for 6 free months, 2 hours each of personal training, and 10 free passes for friends. We went to the gym in

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My partner and I joined this gym sometime last fall in order to get in shape over the winter. There was nothing special about the gym but it worked for what we needed it for, to use the treadmills, ellipticals, etc.

The problem occurred when I tried to quit! When I called the person informed me that I had signed a contract and that i would be required to pay for two more months. When we signed up the only thing we signed was what we thought was the credit card signature. I never signed anything at all! And NO ONE told us we were committing to anything other than paying a month to month fee of 65$

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★☆☆☆☆

My partner and I joined this gym sometime last fall in order to get in shape over the winter. There was nothing special about the gym but it worked for what we needed it for, to use the treadmills, ellipticals, etc.

The problem occurred when I tried to quit! When I called the person informed me that I had signed a contract and that i would be required to pay for two more months. When we signed up the only thing we signed was what we thought was the credit card signature. I never signed anything at all! And NO ONE told us we were committing to anything other than paying a month to month fee of 65$

Pros: standard gym

Cons: deceitful policies

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I was a member for years, and even got my husband to join. I paid $60 a month and he paid $75 per month (there's no good reason why people get charged different amounts) We finally had to quit because we were moving to a neighborhood that didn't have a sweat, and I approached a sweat representative to discuss quitting. Of course they want you stay, and don't mention anything about being charged for two more months AFTER you quit. So we stayed on thinking we'd try to make the commute. After we realized we couldn't do it, we finally quit and joined a local gym (110 over 70) which is awesome and only $37 per month!!! Needless to say, Sweat is screwing us and continuing to charge my husband the $75 per month even after I've made several phone calls to complain (and no one has ever returned a phone call). There are better gyms in the city...don't give your money to these corporate scammers.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was a member for years, and even got my husband to join. I paid $60 a month and he paid $75 per month (there's no good reason why people get charged different amounts) We finally had to quit because we were moving to a neighborhood that didn't have a sweat, and I approached a sweat representative to discuss quitting. Of course they want you stay, and don't mention anything about being charged for two more months AFTER you quit. So we stayed on thinking we'd try to make the commute. After we realized we couldn't do it, we finally quit and joined a local gym (110 over 70) which is awesome and only $37 per month!!! Needless to say, Sweat is screwing us and continuing to charge my husband the $75 per month even after I've made several phone calls to complain (and no one has ever returned a phone call). There are better gyms in the city...don't give your money to these corporate scammers.

Pros: several locations

Cons: overpriced, dishonest

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What you see is what you get at Sweat. It's always clean, with up-to-date and well-maintained equiptment. The staff is beyond freindly, and this location offers a lot of classes. I take the spinning classes (it's a real workout, although they refuse to change the name to something more gritty) with Laura and Audrey, both unique and the classes zoom by.

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★★★★★

What you see is what you get at Sweat. It's always clean, with up-to-date and well-maintained equiptment. The staff is beyond freindly, and this location offers a lot of classes. I take the spinning classes (it's a real workout, although they refuse to change the name to something more gritty) with Laura and Audrey, both unique and the classes zoom by.

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Sweat is a very good gym.. good place to get fit

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Sweat is a very good gym.. good place to get fit

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I've been a sweat member for 6 years. I go to the 24th street, center city and queen village locations and workout 5-6 times per week. I take a variety of classes, use the cardio equipment and lift. I've used two of their trainers as well. On average, I'd say I spend at least 12 hours a week at the gym, so I think I might have a more informed opinion than some of the others out there.
I don't understand where the few negative reviews on City Search are coming from - they're totally ridiculous. I'm a petite, unassuming looking woman and I feel very comfortable working out at Sweat. It isn't a pick-up scene like Ballys -it's actually not a *scene* at all. People are really there to exercise. Folks using the gym are curteous and friendly. There are quite a few people who've been going to the same classes I attend for years - they're always chatty and nice. It's never so crowded that you can't get on a machine or can't get into a class. The front desk staff always greet me with a friendly hello. If I'mever lingering at the desk reading a schedule or something they are curteous and ask if I need help with anything. I've never gotten even the slightest bit of 'attitude' from any of the staff! They're always terrific.
They usually play good music (which I don't think is too loud - it's a gym - it's not like you can hear the music over your ipod). The equipment is in good condition, they keep it VERY clean, the cardio equipment is all hooked up with individual tv monitors, etc. Pete is an incredible kick-boxing instructor and Megan is one of the best yoga teachers I've ever had.
I've was a member of 12th Street and LA Fitness in the past. LA Fitness, as expected, was not a good experience. 12th Street is a great gym, though a bit of a scene. I like the variety of locations and classes I get at Sweat better though.
Give Sweat a try. It really is an amazing gym.

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★★★★★

I've been a sweat member for 6 years. I go to the 24th street, center city and queen village locations and workout 5-6 times per week. I take a variety of classes, use the cardio equipment and lift. I've used two of their trainers as well. On average, I'd say I spend at least 12 hours a week at the gym, so I think I might have a more informed opinion than some of the others out there.
I don't understand where the few negative reviews on City Search are coming from - they're totally ridiculous. I'm a petite, unassuming looking woman and I feel very comfortable working out at Sweat. It isn't a pick-up scene like Ballys -it's actually not a *scene* at all. People are really there to exercise. Folks using the gym are curteous and friendly. There are quite a few people who've been going to the same classes I attend for years - they're always chatty and nice. It's never so crowded that you can't get on a machine or can't get into a class. The front desk staff always greet me with a friendly hello. If I'mever lingering at the desk reading a schedule or something they are curteous and ask if I need help with anything. I've never gotten even the slightest bit of 'attitude' from any of the staff! They're always terrific.
They usually play good music (which I don't think is too loud - it's a gym - it's not like you can hear the music over your ipod). The equipment is in good condition, they keep it VERY clean, the cardio equipment is all hooked up with individual tv monitors, etc. Pete is an incredible kick-boxing instructor and Megan is one of the best yoga teachers I've ever had.
I've was a member of 12th Street and LA Fitness in the past. LA Fitness, as expected, was not a good experience. 12th Street is a great gym, though a bit of a scene. I like the variety of locations and classes I get at Sweat better though.
Give Sweat a try. It really is an amazing gym.

Pros: Variety of classes; equipment; knowledgeable trainers; multiple locations

Cons: No cons whatsoever

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I agree with the one of the other posting about attitude. The gym it self seems welcoming, but after joining I quickly realized from over hearing personal trainers that most of them are clearly drug attics.

While trying to get guidance from one of the 'popular' trainers/managers, I waited patiently by and was surprised at how freely they talk about there weekend parties partying.... after hearing that I walked out.

Though the gym is primarily gay, something I have no problem with but putting out $1,000 for 10 sessions for a trainer who pumps himself full of drugs just seems pointless and foolish to take advice from.

The "management" laughed as I tried to mention it to them, of course I found out later that one of them is a drug user.

If you want attitude, guidance from drug attics, just check the place out and you will figure it out soon enough...

If you want the truth, just ask the trainers to take a drug test ... I would not be surprised if half the staff would be fail.

No wonder Sweat Gym seems to be so popular and expanding all over Philadelphia.

Save your money! And just look elsewhere, it's not worth the aggivation!

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with the one of the other posting about attitude. The gym it self seems welcoming, but after joining I quickly realized from over hearing personal trainers that most of them are clearly drug attics.

While trying to get guidance from one of the 'popular' trainers/managers, I waited patiently by and was surprised at how freely they talk about there weekend parties partying.... after hearing that I walked out.

Though the gym is primarily gay, something I have no problem with but putting out $1,000 for 10 sessions for a trainer who pumps himself full of drugs just seems pointless and foolish to take advice from.

The "management" laughed as I tried to mention it to them, of course I found out later that one of them is a drug user.

If you want attitude, guidance from drug attics, just check the place out and you will figure it out soon enough...

If you want the truth, just ask the trainers to take a drug test ... I would not be surprised if half the staff would be fail.

No wonder Sweat Gym seems to be so popular and expanding all over Philadelphia.

Save your money! And just look elsewhere, it's not worth the aggivation!

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Good gym, up-to-date equipment. Hours are great and they are open 365 days/year. Staff can be a bit intimidating, but mngr and front desk person who opens on weekends are nice. Always clean. Need more cable channels on the cardio equipment.

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★★★★☆

Good gym, up-to-date equipment. Hours are great and they are open 365 days/year. Staff can be a bit intimidating, but mngr and front desk person who opens on weekends are nice. Always clean. Need more cable channels on the cardio equipment.

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I use to work out at the PSC before I moved over to Sweat. Nice facility but what I've noticed (and not just this location because I would train at other locations as well) is that the staff is so arogant. I'm not there to chat or socialize with these guys (mostly guys, not the gals), but they need to grow up and take some courses on professionalism, customer service and manners. Really impersonal trainers, and then when you ask for a hand in the gym, it was like pulling teeth and you felt awkward asking. Hopefully things have changed since then, but I left Sweat and am much happier at a smaller gym in Old City.

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★★★☆☆

I use to work out at the PSC before I moved over to Sweat. Nice facility but what I've noticed (and not just this location because I would train at other locations as well) is that the staff is so arogant. I'm not there to chat or socialize with these guys (mostly guys, not the gals), but they need to grow up and take some courses on professionalism, customer service and manners. Really impersonal trainers, and then when you ask for a hand in the gym, it was like pulling teeth and you felt awkward asking. Hopefully things have changed since then, but I left Sweat and am much happier at a smaller gym in Old City.

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Been coming to this Sweat since they opened a while back. To be honest, I dont take the classes, nor use the salon/tanning or chiro.. but nice that they offer them. Nor do I need a trainer, so cant comment on any 'attitudes'.
However, I run often, and do abwork and lift most times. The equipment is up-to-date, locker rooms are clean, and music is decent. I've not had to wait more than a minute for any treadmill, and everythign is clean and in good order (ab equipment, machines, etc). Wish they had more channels on the TV's (ESPN/Comcastsports) but besides that.. Sweat is good, check it out. Did I mention coffee bar?? Clutch.

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★★★★☆

Been coming to this Sweat since they opened a while back. To be honest, I dont take the classes, nor use the salon/tanning or chiro.. but nice that they offer them. Nor do I need a trainer, so cant comment on any 'attitudes'.
However, I run often, and do abwork and lift most times. The equipment is up-to-date, locker rooms are clean, and music is decent. I've not had to wait more than a minute for any treadmill, and everythign is clean and in good order (ab equipment, machines, etc). Wish they had more channels on the TV's (ESPN/Comcastsports) but besides that.. Sweat is good, check it out. Did I mention coffee bar?? Clutch.

Pros: Cardio machines.

Cons: 5 TV channels. No sauna/steam room.

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This gym has amazing equipment and somewhat flexible schedules but it hires some of the most "full-of-it" attitude employees I've ever seen. The trainers are there to pose and they even have the nerve of make fun of gymgoers bodyshape within earshot. New equipment does not exclude any health center of their duty to hire professionals, specially at the prices they charge. Skip this one

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★★☆☆☆

This gym has amazing equipment and somewhat flexible schedules but it hires some of the most "full-of-it" attitude employees I've ever seen. The trainers are there to pose and they even have the nerve of make fun of gymgoers bodyshape within earshot. New equipment does not exclude any health center of their duty to hire professionals, specially at the prices they charge. Skip this one

Pros: Excellent facilites and equipment

Cons: Lousy staff

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The cardio machines are enough to burn holes in your retinas but the class room is mellow = wood floors and dimmer lighting. The pilates class with Kristin is great, a workout that you feel the next day with the relaxing and invigorating benefits of a good yoga class.

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★★★☆☆

The cardio machines are enough to burn holes in your retinas but the class room is mellow = wood floors and dimmer lighting. The pilates class with Kristin is great, a workout that you feel the next day with the relaxing and invigorating benefits of a good yoga class.

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