With graffiti walls by fashion designer Iris Bonner, Women’s World Gym launches Sept. 1.
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.
“Wow, I can’t even take my own picture,” she thought to herself — and the gears started turning.