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She’s opening a gym in Kensington so women can ‘confidently reach their fitness goals’ | Billy Penn

She’s opening a gym in Kensington so women can ‘confidently reach their fitness goals’ | Billy Penn

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With graffiti walls by fashion designer Iris Bonner, Women’s World Gym launches Sept. 1.

By Layla A. Jones, Billy Penn

When Whitney Blaylock got the idea to open an all-women fitness center, she ran with it.

Women’s World Gym will launch on Sept. 1, taking over 2,000 square feet of a warehouse-like space on East Allegheny Avenue. It’s a fast turnaround, considering planning started in July, right after Philly gyms were allowed to reopen post-coronavirus.

The spark was an oblivious man on a treadmill.

“I know it may sound silly, but this is the truth,” Blaylock said. She had wanted to take a selfie, but a guy just walked up in front of her and started using equipment, blocking the mirror.

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“Wow, I can’t even take my own picture,” she thought to herself — and the gears started turning.

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