About Us

Thomas Smyth and Savannah Derr founded The Bar Philadelphia in 2021! The name stems from bartending together throughout college and ties in conveniently with their mutual love for working out, which is where the idea for The Bar PHL was born.

If you’d like to have the opportunity to train clients at The Bar PHL, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page!

Thomas Smyth


Thomas is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer working with clients in the Philadelphia area since 2013. He went to Temple University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Thomas loves building custom programming for clients tailored to their specific needs and helping guide them to achieve their fitness goals. Since opening The Bar, he has helped many more men and women reach their goals. Thomas not only trains clients to reach aesthetic goals, but also those who wish to focus on strength training.

Email me: thomassmyth.fitness@gmail.com

Savannah Derr


Savannah is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. She went to Temple University and studied Exercise and Sport Science. Before opening The Bar, Savannah had written custom programs for online clients and built up her experience and clientele by Personal Training at Crunch Fitness. In the year that the gym has been open, she has built a good sized client base that is made up of both women and men whose goals align with strength training. Although Savannah has specializes in strength training, she absolutely loves training clients with other goals and will create a 1-on-1 program for you that will help you reach them efficiently.

Email me: savannahcheri.fitness@gmail.com

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