Half Beach Race, Half Road Race: The First-Ever Stone Harbor Surf and Turf 5-Miler Is Coming Up

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If you’re going to be down the Shore this August, we have one date you’re going to want to mark down on your calendar, stat: Sunday, August 9th. That’s when the first-ever Stone Harbor Surf and Turf 5-Miler is going down, and it’s going to be prettttty different from the 5-milers you’ve run in the past.

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New Hot Yoga and Kickboxing Studios Opening Next Door to Each Other in Rittenhouse

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1616 Walnut Street is about to get a whole lot sweatier. Come October, not one, but two new fitness studios will be setting up shop in the Rittenhouse space: CorePower Yoga, a hot yoga company and CKO Kickboxing, a fitness kickboxing spot. Such convenient neighbors, right? And the separate fitness studios tell us they’re hoping to make the most out of their convenient living situation by working together in some capacity — maybe with crossover deals or special events — in the future.

But before we get too excited about them teaming up, best to know what each studio does best on its own. We chatted with both studios to get the lowdown on what folks can expect once they open their doors, plus where you can try their workouts before that time comes. Check out the full scoop below.

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The Philly Naked Bike Ride Is Already Getting Weird

Photo via Philly Naked Bike Ride/Facebook

Photo via Philly Naked Bike Ride/Facebook

Two years ago, I was biking along Spring Garden Street when, seemingly out of nowhere, I was suddenly engulfed in a sea of naked people on bikes. I quickly saw there was no escape route so I went with the flow for a few blocks until I had the chance to turn off. It was the Philly Naked Bike Ride, and it had taken me by surprise, but I knew it was a thing that happened, so I wasn’t too taken aback by the steady stream of bare-naked butts peddling past me. You know what would leave me incredibly taken aback, though? If I were sipping on a soy latte at Rocket Cat Cafe and, all of a sudden, I looked up and saw a naked man ordering from the barista.

That’s what happened to some not-so-happy customers last Friday, after a man promoting the Philly Naked Bike Ride showed up to the cafe naked and, with the owner’s permission, walked around the cafe with zero clothes on (!!) for a good hour.

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What’s Your Favorite Veggie Cheesesteak in Philly?

HipCityVeg's Philly Steak | Photo via Facebook

HipCityVeg’s Philly Steak | Photo via Facebook

Philly is the land of cheesesteaks, and not just meaty ones: A veggie cheesesteak of some sort can be found on pretty much every menu, whether it’s a Mexican restaurant (Hi, Cantina’s vegan cheesesteak burrito), a bar, or a true-blue cheesesteak shop (though, this is more rare).

But knowing which of these is actually a good veggie cheesesteak and which would be better left off the menu is a whole lot harder than finding one. So, since you guys had such strong opinions about Philly’s veggie burgers, we figured we’d get you to help us weed out the veggie cheesesteaks worth skipping and ask: What’s your favorite meat-free, veggie cheesesteak in Philly? Tell us in the comments section below!

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10 Coolest Fitness Events in Philly This Month: August 2015

Yup, the Mummers made a major appearance at the first ever Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

Yup, the Mummers made a major appearance at the first ever Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

Every year, when August rolls around, I find myself walking around the deserted streets of Philly wondering where the heck everyone is. The answer? Down the Shore, of course. But this year, it looks like there are a few fitness events worth staying in town for. Check ’em out below. Read more »

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