Things To Do In West Chester

Up to 53% Off Women's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Workouts vary each day at this women-only boot camp; exercises might include kickboxing, jumping rope, obstacle courses, or light running

50% Off a Wine-Tasting Package

West Chester

$30 $15

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Taste wines from a vineyard that started with a homemade winemaking kit more than two decades ago

70% Off Personal Training

West Goshen

$390 $117

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 69% Off Barre Fitness in West Chester

Chadds Ford

$85 $26

Students perform isometric movements with the ballet barre, mats and light hand held weights to tone the entire body in instructor-led class

50% Off Wine Tasting at Chaddsford Winery

Chadds Ford

$28 $14

See facilities and taste 8–10 wines, including dry whites, dry reds, and sweet wines

Up to 77% Off Yoga or Aerial-Yoga Classes

Chadds Ford

$85 $24.99

Aerial hammocks provide support for students as they attempt tougher poses; the schedule also includes gentle, Vinyasa flow, and power yoga

Up to 65% Off Tang Soo Do Classes

Chadds Ford

$99 $39

Students learn self-respect as they soak up self-defense techniques from seasoned instructor James T. Cunius

Up to 57% Off 3D Video Golf Swing Analysis

West Goshen

$150 $69

A 3D video golf swing analysis measures efficiency and reveals inefficient movements and inconsistencies in your swing

59% Off Martial Arts

Chadds Ford

$109 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 89% Off Martial-Arts Classes

West Chester

$165 $20

Martial-arts classes teach students self-defense and confidence while helping them get fit

Up to 90% Off Kickboxing or Karate Classes

Downingtown

$161.25 $29

Pupils as young as 4 learn discipline, focus, and respect in 30- and 40-minute karate classes; kickboxing trains students aged 17 and older

45% Off

West Goshen

$75 $41

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

71% Off Boot Camp Group Personal Training

Downingtown

$169 $49

Clinical Exercise Specialist and ACE Certified Personal Trainer helps folks get into fighting form

40% Off 2014 Chester County Antiques Show

Phelps School

$15 $9

The Chester County Antiques Show, presented by PECO, will be held April 5–6 at Phelps School

66% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

Malvern

$56 $19

Burn fat and tone muscle while honing self-defense skills in non-sparring fitness classes

Up to 79% Off Classes at VictoryKickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$103.40 $25

Instructors combine muay thai and traditional boxing techniques to elicit a fast-paced, fat-burning workout

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Within a nineteenth-century grist mill, the Brandywine River Museum exhibits an extensive collection of artwork from three generations of Wyeths as well as myriad other American artists. Three floors of galleries display collections of American landscapes, still-life paintings, and other works. Stare intently into James Wyeth’s Portrait of Pig or peruse the featured exhibition, which is currently an intensive look at N.C. Wyeth’s artistic interpretations of the Civil War. Lobbies of glass walls supply visitors with sweeping views of the river to accompany the museum’s collection. For additional purchases, Brandywine is home to its own museum shop and a restaurant to appease artful appetites.

1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford,
PA
US

Club Fit 247's two floors of fitness machines, free weights, and private training studios reverberate with the clangs of dumbbells and the clops of running feet on treadmills equipped with individual TV screens. Amid this bustling round-the-clock activity, a staff of professional bodybuilders, fitness models, and trainers—which collectively boasts a prestigious clientele that includes NFL defensive lineman Bob Kuberski and figure skater Claire Tannet—work one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their exercise goals. During personal-training sessions, they craft sport-specific conditioning plans that combine plyometrics and strength training with hopes of improving balance, speed, and agility. Additionally, this talented team offers nutritional counseling as well as coaching for aspiring or current competitive body builders.

The gym presents clients with a key card that grants them 24-hour access to the facilities and the international cabal of bodybuilders' top-secret lair. The facility also peddles workout supplements, including protein shakes and Ionics powders.

348 Hannum Ave
West Chester,
PA
US

Atlantic Edge Dive Center's dive-masters might technically be classified as land mammals, but they spend enough time under water to earn the honorary title of amphibian. They spend days and nights teaching and leading dives, whether they're arming curious beginners with basic skills in one of their on-site swimming pools, or conducting open water certification tests off the coast. They go beyond simply certifying students for adventure: they provide rescue diving, dive master, and instructor training as well.

Their passion for the aquatic pastime draws them to all kinds of watery outposts. They lead excursions to the Florida keys to help rehabilitate the coral reefs surrounding the islands, and dive into the relatively calm waters of the tanks in the Baltimore National Aquarium, where they have a chance to see 53 species of fish feed in the secret underwater cafeteria.

601 Smithbridge Road
Glen Mills,
PA
US

As the morning begins, a row of toddlers takes turns tumbling feet over head while their parents guide them into the correct movement. Later, school-age kids sit in a circle, legs stretched before them as they try to touch their toes. The trained staff of My Gym Children's Fitness Center imbue kids with life skills through music, physical activities, and games. Many classes incorporate physical exercises with social and developmental skills, while summer camps are also available seasonally. All classes take place in a well-padded room, led by staff trained in child development and fluent in Muppet.

138 Eagleview Blvd
Exton,
PA
US

For more than a decade, the dedicated staff members at Summit Fitness Club have strived to set their gym apart from other athletic facilities with their personal approach to fitness. The owners are regularly on site to oversee operations and offer words of encouragement, and general manager Grace Fiorilla—a longtime gym member and an instructor for the past four years—calls upon her personal experiences at the gym to keep guests engaged.

The team cares for youngsters in the childcare area and leads classes ranging from martial arts–inspired BodyCombat sessions to flowing Pilates classes. The renovated space is populated with large-screen plasma TVs and row after row of free weights and cardio equipment, including cross-trainers, elliptical machines, and spinning cycles with computer feedback. In the lounge area—which is decorated with vibrant orange walls and multicolored, 3-D artwork—guests can sip complimentary coffee to help them ease into the day from workouts inadvertently performed while sleepwalking.

11 Senn Dr
Chester Springs,
PA
US

Since digging its cleats into the Philadelphia baseball scene in 1998, All Star Baseball Academy has helped launch the college careers of hundreds of players—and the big league careers of dozens more. Designed for ballplayers ages 5 to 18, the academy sharpens on-the-field skills with private instruction, leagues, camps, and tournaments. Read the academy's mission statement here.

This diverse selection of training opportunities stands as a testament to ASBA's growth: the academy now has five facilities under its umbrella, totaling more than 90,000 square feet of training space. Multiple times throughout the year, ASBA sets aside its own training areas to host prospect camps at universities and stadiums. There, coaches and scouts can watch ballplayers in action, timing how fast they run, assessing their pitch speed, and seeing how well they hit with pool noodles instead of bats.

52 Penn Oaks Dr
West Chester,
PA
US