About Novem

Strength through Community

Get to know us

Go ahead, here’s the key. It doesn’t matter your age, shape, or athletic ability. If you join us in a commitment to fitness, we promise to support you in that effort. You’ll be shocked at what happens when you give yourself permission to succeed. Show up, get stronger. Take care of your body, stay healthy, and maintain your fitness for the long haul. Get back the energy to chase your kids around the house, train for a triathlon, or jog up the stairs with minimal effort.

A Brief History


Novem is founded by co-owners
Joe Ling & Lesha Vozobule.

Novem located in Fishtown, Philadelphia, a renaissance is in order. As our unyielding city continues to evolve, so do we. Everyone comes to Novem for a different reason—to get stronger, fitter, reduce stress, gain confidence, even create new friendships. These reasons are what inspires us and our members to make fitness a way of life. We will train you safely and properly. You will become stronger and more confident. What we’re doing at Novem isn’t new, but how we’re executing this particular brand of fitness is

Our Mission

Since 2011, we’ve curated a healthy, vibrant community of fitness at Novem that’s about way more than burpees and box jumps. Here, we are the machines. You won’t see an elliptical in sight. Our goal is for you to show up three to five times each week, and have an incredible experience, every time. From strength training to gymnastics, cardio to mobility, there’s a different workout every single day. The one thing that’s always the same— our support and devotion to your health and fitness goals.

Get to know our team of dedicated coaches who will lead your classes.

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