This New Women Bike PHL Cycling Team’s Story Will Convince You to Find a Workout Buddy, Stat

Women Bike PHL Devo Team | Photo via Annie Monjar

Women Bike PHL Devo Team | Photo via Annie Monjar

This winter, two Philly ladies, Elisabeth Reinkordt and Michelle Lee, started a new cycling team for beginners called Women Bike PHL Devo, with the goal of getting women who’d never completed a bike race in their lives race-day ready. Yesterday, cycling blog Ella featured a piece highlighting the highs, lows, and triumphs of training season from the perspective of two of the team’s seven members, one of them through the eyes of co-founder Lee, and the other from teammate Anjali Chainani’s point of view. And, along with being seriously inspiring, both stories are basically PSAs telling everyone to go get a workout buddy, like, now.
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Good News for Cheese Lovers: Science Says Cheese Might Be Good for Your Gut

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The good news about cheese just keeps rolling in, folks. Last week, a survey revealed that grilled cheese lovers have more sex than people who don’t love grilled cheese (because, apparently, there are people in the world who don’t love grilled cheese). And now, a new study shows cheese could be the key to changing your gut bacteria for the better. Best news you’ve heard all week, right? Read more »

Yoga on the Banks Starts This Weekend (With Free Beer and Milkshakes for All!) 

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Yoga on the Banks

Well, vouchers for free beer and milkshakes that is. Here’s the deal: Yoga on the Banks will kick off their outdoor yoga season at 11 a.m. this Saturday with their first outdoor class of the year. And as if starting your weekend with pay-what-you-can yoga isn’t awesome enough, they’ll also have folks from Shake Shack on deck giving out vouchers to all the yogis for a free post-yoga drink — your pick of beer, wine, soda or a shake — from any Philly Shake Shack location. Pretty sweet, right?  Read more »

Tell Us: What’s Your Absolute Favorite, Can’t-Live-Without-It Workout Song?

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Every Friday, we put together a brand spankin’ new Spotify workout playlist (You can follow it here, if you aren’t already) for you guys to get your sweat on to — but this week, it’s your turn to put the workout playlist together. We’re asking you guys this: What’s your absolute favorite, would-die-without-it workout song that always, without fail, gets you moving?

List off your favorite songs in the comments, and don’t be shy! We promise not to snicker at your love of the Backstreet Boys or Kid Rock or anyone else, for that matter. After you guys have told us what you love, we’ll compile all the songs into the biggest, baddest, Be Well Philly workout playlist of them all. Now, ready, set, comment!  Read more »

What to Eat This Week: Gluten-Free Meals That Will Make You Drool

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It’s no secret: Giving up wheat-heavy foods like bread, pasta and pizza for a few days every now and then can do the body some good. But if the term gluten-free is just so unappealing to you (because why eat gluten-free pizza when you could eat real pizza?) you’re not alone. That’s where this week’s recipes come in: These five delicious (and gluten-free!) recipes — from zucchini noodles with pesto to a seriously drool-worthy sushi bowl — are here to change your mind. Check them out below.  Read more »

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