412 Finds Staying Fit and Fresh
Editorial Credit: Piatt Sotheby's International Realty
With Pittsburgh at the top of so many “best” lists, our beautiful city also has a plethora of options when it comes to eating better and exercising. We’re breaking down our favorite places to get fit, relax and refuel in three of our favorite #PGHLiving neighborhoods.
212 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside
Located in Shadyside, the Fitness Factory is open “24/7” and sells membership packages tailored to the individual needs of their clients. The facility focuses offer personal service, consistency, cleanliness, swift action and independence in a no-nonsense and respectful atmosphere.
CENTRE AVE. MASSAGE & SPA
5701 Centre Ave., Ste. LL2, Shadyside
This salon offers much more than just facials and massages – it offers total body nourishment and wellness. Prenatal, deep tissue and orthopedic massages are options, in addition to dry cupping therapy, Ashiatsu Oriental bar therapy and manual lymphatic drainage (a massage that drains the body of waste and impurities). This woman-owned business books appointments online and frequently runs specials.
105 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty
Just a block down from the Fitness Factory is honeygrow, a restaurant tailored to fitness gurus and healthy eaters alike. In addition to its signature salads, stir-fry and honeybar, honeygrow also offers a variety of juices that are the perfect after-workout treat.
CROSSFIT MT. LEBANON
427 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon
You won’t find a single machine in Crossfit Mt. Lebanon; instead, you’ll see kettlebells, barbells, medicine balls and open spaces perfect for running, jumping, climbing and throwing. Gaining popularity over the last decade, crossfit includes varied, functional movements – squatting, pulling, lifting, etc. – at high intensity. They offer classes for all fitness and comfort levels – and even for seniors and children.
THE SIMPLE GREEK
665 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon
For centuries, countries around the world have encouraged a mediterranean diet – eating mostly plant-based foods like fruits and veggies, replace butter with healthy fats (such as olive oil) and seasoning with herbs instead of salt. The Simple Greek is no exception; choose a base (pita, lentils, rice or salad), a protein and healthy toppings. It’s a great way to eat healthy without compromising taste or craving.
EASE, A PETITE SPA
192 ½ Castle Shannon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon
With massage and facial packages, Ease, A Petite Spa, elevates total body care to the next level by also offering massage therapy, energy healing and Ayurvedic Health Counseling – a 5,000 year old practice that prevents (and treats) disease through diet, herbs and lifestyle.
409 Broad St., Suite 110, Sewickley
Don’t let the name fool you – this pilates studio also offers spinning and Cardio-Core (a combination of cardio and precision body sculpting). Classes are offered seven days a week, both in the morning and the evening. While the level of intensity varies from class to class, all focus on toning and sculpting the human body.
337 Beaver St., Sewickley
Nestled in the Village of Sewickley is the Sewickley Spa, a full-service day spa that nourishes and pampers the human body. Exercise and diet are two extremely important components of self-care, as are skin care and proper body therapy. Massages can relax the body of built-up tension, or soothe sore muscles after exercise. This spa offers a number of services designed to treat your body like the temple it is.
344 Beaver St., Sewickley
Juicing isn’t a new concept, but Salud Juicery is a pioneer in Pittsburgh-area juice bars. The juicery has a number of locations throughout the area, with online and mobile ordering adding another element of convenience. Whether customizing your own or opting for one of their concepts, the website is easy to navigate and extremely informative.