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5 Beautiful Architectural Spaces in Philly Where You Can Work Out This Winter

Blah, blah, blah, New Year, New You, blah, blah, blah. Let us guess: You swore on January 1 that this year you're going to hit the gym seven days a week and lose (fill in the blank) pounds. But this year we want to test a theory: If you exercise in a space that doesn't resemble a dark dungeon, you'll actually keep your New Year's resolution. We figure that if you're working out in a beautiful space, you might just forget you're actually exercising. That's why we rounded up five amazing architectural spaces that are offering winter workouts beginning this month. You can strike a warrior pose in the Fairmount Horticulture Center surrounded by foliage, or down dog at the Great Stair Hall at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Not a yogi? We've got over heart-racing options in sweet spaces for ya, too. Happy 2016!

Do Tree Pose among the trees
Get your "om" on at the Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park this winter. The center is hosting winter yoga classes surrounded by greenery in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. The classes are $10 for non-members and take place on January 17, February 14, and March 13.

Bend and brunch at an indoor garden
Once a month, Hydro Pose Studio hosts a yoga class and brunch in their indoor garden. The space doubles as a wellness studio and indoor garden that grows medicinal herbs. Each session is $15.

Find your zen at the Art Museum
The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts an hour-long yoga class every Wednesday night, which is pay-what-you-wish night. Post-yoga sesh, which takes place in the Great Stair Hall, you can stroll through the galleries or drop into an art-making workshop.

Run the Rocky Steps again and again
If you can brave the cold weather (and early wake-up call) Philadelphia's very own November Project takes over the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every Wednesday at 6:25 AM. The hour-long sweat sesh is free and involves lots of burpees, hugs, and high-fives.

Ice skate in front of City Hall
Now that it finally feels like ice skating weather, head over to the Rothmans Institute Ice Rink, where you can enroll in a 4-week long skate session. The rink is located on the west side of City Hall at Dilworth Park, which makes for a great backdrop as you sweat and skate.

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