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Sponsored Post: Check out the new pool at FitnessWorks gym, 714 Reed St.

Feel like taking a dip in the pool, and get fit along the way? South Philly’s homegrown gym, Fitness Works 714 Reed St., has completely renovated its indoor, heated saltwater pool and it’s ready for your efforts to get in beach body shape.

The 15-meter pool on the gym’s underground level ranges in depth from 3 to 5 feet, and it’s kept about 83 degrees year round. A new technology uses salt water chlorine generation, so it’s less harsh on your eyes and hair than traditional pools.

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The deck around the pool was recently resurfaced. Floats, noodles and kickboards are available for use, but make sure to bring a towel.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: New Zagar mosaic is finished at Fitness Works gym

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a loyal reader. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to punk@passyunkpost.com.


Artist Isaiah Zagar, whose mirrored, colorful mosaics have multiplied throughout South Philly over the past 30 years, has finished another massive project.

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A big thank you to the helpful reader who sent us these pictures.

The mosaic wraps around the base of the Fitness Works gym on Reed Street between 7th and 8th.

Regular readers of the Passyunk Post will remember that we recently featured another Zagar project, the Watkins Street warehouse that was briefly the potential home for the South Philly Barbacoa food truck. That project never got off the ground — turns out they don’t need an actual building to do killer business — and we haven’t heard of a replacement.

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Sponsored Post: Meet that New Year’s resolution at the new CrossFitPHL, from the owners of Fitness Works

CrossFitPHL, a new workout facility from the family that owns Fitness Works Philadelphia at 714 Reed St., has opened around the corner at 1414 S. Darien St.

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Joey Renzi, who owns and operates CrossFitPHL and Fitness Works with his mother Joanne, said the Cross Fit facility opened the first week of November with more than 30 classes per week.

Renzi said that CrossFitPHL distinguishes itself from similar facilities for several reasons, but most importantly because membership gives you unlimited access to Fitness Works, including its newly renovated 50-foot indoor salt-water pool

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