This Is How We Wish Every Monday Morning Started

Sunrise Kickboxing and Savasana with CKO Kickboxing and CorePower | Be Well Philly

Sunrise Kickboxing and Savasana with CKO Kickboxing and CorePower | Be Well Philly

You know what’s better than pressing snooze on a Monday morning? Rolling out of bed to go punch stuff. More specifically, rolling out of bed to go punch a heavy bag at Rittenhouse’s CKO Kickboxing. And you know what’s even BETTER than that? Punching things at CKO Kickboxing and then getting your savasana on at the neighboring CorePower Yoga. And that’s exactly how our morning starting at our Be Well Philly Underground Sunrise Kickboxing and Savasana event today, alongside a crew of dedicated Be Well Philly Undergrounders who will officially serve as our Monday early-morning workout motivation heroes from here on out.

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Be Well Workout of the Week: A Total-Body Circuit Workout That Never Gets Boring

This workout consists of three different circuits, each composed of four different exercises. Your objective? To complete each circuit four times as quickly as you can.

For each circuit you’ll need a different piece of equipment: a bosu ball, a jump rope and a kettlebell. (If you don’t have a kettlebell, you can simply sub in a weight.) And with all these switch-ups, it’s pretty hard to get bored.

Okay, you ready? Go!

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Philly Runner Maps Route for the Ultimate Rita’s Run

It’s the first day of spring, and — more importantly — it’s free water ice day at Rita’s. They’ll be doling out free water ice until 9 p.m. tonight, and if you’re feeling ambitious, you’ll want to take note of this running route created by Dan Kyle and posted to the Run215 Facebook group. With the post, Kyle said, “First day of Spring means free water ice at Rita’s and free ice cream at Dairy Queen! Here, I made a handy running route so you can hit all the locations. You’re welcome, Run215’ers.” What a good samaritan, are we right?

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16 Philly Fitness and Foodie Openings to Be Excited About Now

Photo courtesy Solidcore

Photo courtesy Solidcore

If you’ve grown bored of your usual sweaty haunts — and your usual post-workout grab-and-go meals, too — do note: There are plenty of new spots for you to write down on your bucket list. Here, we’ve rounded up 16 fitness and healthy foodie openings in Philly to be excited about now, from boutique fitness studios and juice shops that just opened their doors, to soon-to-open produce markets, Megaformer studios and jaw drop-inducing fitness clubs. Here’s to switching it up!

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Spring Travel: Get Healthy in Miami

Workouts with a view. Photo via Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Workouts with a view. Photo via Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Sure, Miami — a city arguably best known for its late-night partying and accompanying please-don’t-raise-the-blinds mornings — might not seem like the ideal place to kick-start a healthy lifestyle. But the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, a towering 150-suite beachfront property nestled on the tamer north end of Miami Beach, doesn’t dish out typical South Florida debauchery. Instead, it offers an impressive 70,000-square-foot wellness facility — a veritable playground (complete with rock wall, spin room and juice bar) for guests seeking a Goop-like health and fitness overhaul. Read more »

A Smart (and Useful!) Way to Repurpose Citrus Peels 

I’m not sure what comes over me when I enter Target, but I always find myself back home, unpacking a bag filled with luxe, eco-friendly kitchen surface cleaners that I imagine Gwyneth Paltrow uses, that give my home the lovely scent of Lemon Verbena mixed with financial irresponsibility.

So, my wallet can thank the folks over at Healthyish for this tip to keep my kitchen spray free of gnarly chemicals and smelling like citrusy deliciousness while spending very little money, and reusing some stuff that would’ve otherwise gone in the garbage. #Winning.

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Meet Skunk, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Skunk | Photo courtesy Monster Milers

Skunk | Photo courtesy Monster Milers

Say hello to Skunk, this week’s adoptable running dog, who gets his name from his colors not his scent. This young guys is super friendly with dogs and humans alike, and the Monster Milers think — with a little attention — he’d make for a great trail buddy. Learn more about him below.

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Why This Local Cookbook Author Is a Big Fan of the Cheesecake Factory

Erica Daniels with son Leo | Photo courtesy Erica Daniels

Erica Daniels with son Leo | Photo courtesy Erica Daniels

Raise your hand if you or your kids have food allergies or struggle with autism-related food issues. Okay, now meet Maple Glen resident and autism advocate Erica Daniels, your night in shining apron. When Daniels’s son Leo, now 12 years old, was a year old, she found out he had a peanut allergy. Then, a bit later, she found out he was struggling with autism and was affected by GI issues, too. This news led to years of experimenting in the kitchen — often with Leo by her side — to create allergen-free recipes her entire family could enjoy. The fruits of all this labor: A new allergen-free autism family cookbook, Cooking with Leo, complete with over 60 recipes free of common allergens like gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, and more. Or: Your new cooking bible.

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The Checkup: The Healthy Food Trends You’re About to See Everywhere

• If you follow every health-obsessed, acai bowl-Instagramming food blogger alive like I do, then you are well aware of the fact that Expo West, a giant healthy-food expo where companies showcase their latest creations, went down in Los Angeles last week. Here, the Well + Good team predicts, based on what they saw there, the seven healthy food trends — from mushrooms in everything to specialty canned and bottled coffees (hey, La Colombe Draft Latte) — we’re about to see all over the place. [Well + Good]

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