FitRetreat is a fun-filled day of your favorite fitness classes and workshops topped off with massages, mental wellness workshops, and more. This event is all about setting -- and crushing -- your fitness, wellness, and professional goals. Below you'll find all the information you need to conquer FitRetreat Weekend. As a reminder, tickets for FitRetreat 2019 are SOLD OUT! Tickets for FitRetreat are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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friday, August 16th 5:30PM - 7:30PM

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Pre-Registration Party: This year, we're kicking off FitRetreat at Kismet Radio in Spring Arts! Connect with other attendees, pick-up your FitRetreat tank, and enjoy an evening of games, good vibes, and good energy with other City Fit Girls. 

Location: Kismet Radio is located at 448 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123. Enter on Hamilton Street.

Remember, the pre-registration party is a great way to check in for Saturday's event. By attending the pre-registration party, you can skip the line on Saturday morning and head straight to the coffee and light breakfast. Can't make Friday night? No worries. You can check in on Saturday morning.

SaturDAY, AUGUST 17th 8:00aM - 3:00PM

8:00AM-8:40 AM - Registration: If you haven't done so already, check in to sign your waiver, pick up your shirt and get a copy of the event schedule. It's going to be a great day!

Location: Location 215 is located at 990 Spring Garden St 1st floor, Philadelphia, PA 19123. Enter on 10th Street via the parking lot.

Shoe Demo All-Morning: Hoka One One, our Footwear Sponsor, will be around throughout the morning to demo running and training shoes to get you through your workouts. Be sure to snag lots of photos and let them know what you think of the shoes on social media @HokaOneOne!

8:40 AM - Kickoff: We'll kick off the day and send you to your first round of classes! BYOM = Bring your own yoga mat

City Fit Girls Gear - We will have a few of our favorite tanks and sweatshirts available for purchase throughout the day!

9:00AM - 9:45AM


The Lions FITNESS Party with Gwi & Wayne

Come join "The Lions" Gwi and Wayne for the opening bootcamp of FitRetreat 2019!

The bootcamp will be a high-intensity, booty-building, plyo-packed, cardio interval training circuit style workout, with the Lions signature dance breaks to keep you sweating, moving and most importantly having fun! 

Class will be led by Gwi & Wayne

@gwifitness @itrainwithwayne | East Studio


All Levels Power Flow Yoga with Jung

Get ready to sweat in this all-levels Vinyasa Power Flow - building heat from the inside out, for a grounding and powerful flow. The class will be relatively fast-paced, linking one breath per movement for the majority of practice. We will be building strength, embracing the physical challenges of asana, and striving for the ease amidst the hustle. Of course, there will always be an option for upside down time for you inversion junkies out there ;)

Class will be led by Jung

BYOM | @yogajungphl | West Studio

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Get ready to burn fat, reduce stress and tone up by punching and kicking real heavy bags under the sun with CKO. Realistic combinations utilizing all four limbs broken up by functional body weight exercises will supercharge calorie burn while strengthening and toning your whole body.

Class will be led by Gabe, Lauren, and Miranda

Capacity 40 | @ckocentercity | Parking Lot

10:00AM - 10:45AM

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Get ready for a HIIT [high-intensity interval training] style circuit training to maximize your workout results, motivate you to live outside your comfort zone and train the mental faculties required to turn life's curveballs into home-runs. 

Class will be led by Mark & Shannen

@donnnies @shannenrosefit | West Studio

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Get ready to burn fat, reduce stress and tone up by punching and kicking real heavy bags under the sun with CKO. Realistic combinations utilizing all four limbs broken up by functional body weight exercises will supercharge calorie burn while strengthening and toning your whole body.

Class will be led by Gabe, Lauren, and Miranda

Capacity 40 | @ckocentercity | Parking Lot

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Set your muscles on fire with this fun, full body resistance class. Get ready for challenging circuits of sculpting moves that feature resistance bands, loops and freehouse power reels. We’ll torch every muscle one by one! You’ll burn, sweat, laugh and finish this workout feeling super strong!

Class will be led by Dana & Te’yana

BYOM | @freehousefitness | East Studio

11:00AM - 11:45AM



The team at WE/FIT has curated a full-body interval training circuit that mixes their favorite WE/FIT moves with their all-time favorite songs. The result is a challenging, empowering, high-energy bootcamp that builds strength from head to toe and get your heart pumping.

Class will be led by Kim Harar, Nicole Raglan, and Jon Lyons

BYOM | @cityfitnessphilly | Parking Lot


Sculpt Jawn with lumos barre & yoga

'Sculpt Jawn' is Lumos's take on 'Yoga Sculpt' - a practice rooted in mindfulness, amplified with resistance, strength, and cardio. Get out of your head and into your body in the 45-minute session where you'll connect to your breath in a dynamic vinyasa flow, build strength through body weight resistance, and build a fire and uncover your endurance with a cardio dance party before cooling it back down with gentle Asana and an oh-so-sweet Savasana.

Class led by Larkin Silverman

BYOM | @lumosyogandbarre | West Studio



Enter the world of dance and fitness at the Alexis Rose Xperience. A safe space to dance and release negativity, this signature fitness class inspires and motivates women throughout the East Coast.

The goal is not just to workout in order to lose weight and tone, you will leave class with the confidence to put yourself first! Expect lots of hair whipping, booty popping and screams of YAAAAS while dripping sweat!

Class led by Alexis Rose

@arose_nyc | East Studio

11:45AM - 12:45PM

BRUNCH & socializing


You deserve it. After working hard all morning, it's time to retreat. First, grab some brunch - there will be options for everyone. Then meet our hydration sponsors, Philadelphia Runner, for a mocktail or mimosa before chilling out in the TONIC Sponsored Recovery Lounge. This will be the perfect time to grab a massage, connect with our instructors/vendors, make new friends, update your social media and dance to your favorite songs before we head into the final portion of the day. 

12:45pM - 2:45PM

empowerment series

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Your fitness and nutrition game plan

Ready to take your fitness journey to the next level? We curated a panel of health and fitness professionals to discuss nutrition, body image, creating better habits, and more. Get ready to discover new strategies to reach your goals.

Moderator Kiera Smalls (@kierasmalls) is the co-founder of City Fit Girls and Executive Director of Philly Startup Leaders. In 2019, Philadelphia Magazine named her the “New Look of Power,” a title she wears boldly and does not take lightly. She is also a marathoner, triathlete, and wannabe chef who reminds us all that the key ingredient to being a true steward of success is paying it forward.

Christopher J. Kusmiesz is an exercise physiologist with the Penn Sports Cardiology and Fitness Program. Chris works to improve the performance of patients by assessing their current level of fitness, developing an individualized exercise prescription and also provides feedback and recommendations throughout their exercise program.

Diva Richards (@divarichardsfit) is the founder and President of Hard Work No Excuses, a fitness facility located in Marlton, NJ. With over 11 years of experience, Richards is highly regarded in an array of fitness disciplines with certifications in CrossFit, NASM Personal Training, Spin and TRX/Kettlebell Training.

Ritanne Duszak (@prismendurance) brings the combination of evidence-based practice to her coaching in both endurance sports and nutrition. Ritanne is a Registered Dietitian and a certified Level 1 Coach by both USA Track and Field (USATF) and USA Triathlon (USAT).

Fabiana Ferrarini (@fabiana_ferrarini) is an International Fitness Model and ACE-Certified Health Coach inspiring and motivating women around the world. In 2016, Fabiana was featured on the cover of Oxygen Magazine (reaching over 2.7 million people worldwide) as the first Latina in history to grace the cover.

Living your best life

In the age of social media, it seems like everyone you follow has their life together. However, behind the likes and filters are real people with real issues, just like you and I. In ‘Living Your Best Life”, we’ll discuss those issues - spending habits, imposter syndrome, making friends as adults, letting go of negative thoughts and more to help you feel more confident as you navigate your life.

Moderator Amber Burns (@byamberburns) is a writer, content creator and vlogger who produces content for women looking to live balanced, organized and fulfilled lives. Amber recently launched By Amber Burns, an online resource that speaks to the woman trying to balance a coffee in one hand, and her business plan in the other.

Andrea Smith, AWMA® CFP® (@Janney1832) is passionate about helping clients find clarity in their financial lives, as well as giving them the confidence and control to know they are on the right path. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Andrea guides clients in all aspects of financial planning including, retirement planning, investment management, risk management, estate planning, and charitable giving.

Briana Morgan (@brianalmorgan) is a web developer, health planner, strategist, and speaker. You may find her digging into a Django web app, growing a business, speaking on imposter syndrome, writing a blog post about a library, leading a workshop on LinkedIn, or hosting a large event. Or maybe just hanging out with a goat.

Danielle Mercurio (@daniellemercurio) is a confidence coach, speaker, meditation teacher, and astrologist. She empowers individuals to be successful, intentional, and live life on purpose. Danielle received her life coach and energy leadership training at the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She spent 2 years as a referral coach for Gabrielle Bernstein and is certified in levels 1 & 2 of her Spirit Junkie Masterclass.

Holta Tegu (@ismilesometimesss) is an Assistant Principal of Instruction with over a decade of experience in education. She is also a dance instructor, empowering women (especially single moms) with her $7 thigh-and-glute-heavy class that was recently named ‘Best of Philly’ by Philadelphia Magazine.


Taking this time to end City Fit Girls' FitRetreat by accepting and letting go of any negativity that happened during the past week (or year).