Polish Hill is lucky to have Citiparks West Penn Recreation Center, which provides fitness opportunities within walking distance, at a facility that is free for all City residents. In addition to the exercise machines and weight room, available anytime the center is open, West Penn offers personal weight training. No appointment is necessary; just stop by and request this service, and staff will be glad to advise you. West Penn will start their Fall hours on October 1, staying open until 9:00 p.m. each weekday evening.
A new addition is individual classes in boxing, from 6 – 8 pm, Monday thru Friday. Again, you don’t really need to make an appointment, just come in. Instructors rotate between students, and the workout includes aerobic exercises and sparring. Another class coming soon: women’s aerobics. Call West Penn at 412.622.7353 for more information.
And the PHCA-sponsored yoga class at West Penn has just started up again. Our new instructor is Erin Pace, who lives in the neighborhood and teaches Vinyasa yoga. The class is on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and takes place in a quiet, carpeted room off the gymnasium. It’s a suggested donation of $7 per class, and you don’t need to register — just show up with a mat, some water, and clothes that let you move. Email us if you’d like to be added to class contact list.