8 Rules We Wish All Fitness Trainers Would Follow

I should preface this post by saying that I think fitness trainers are wonderful. I’m a big fan, really. You guys are super motivating, very knowledgable and help us reach goals we might not otherwise be able to tackle, whether that’s being able to run to work or being able to confidently rock a Kardashian-esque glitter one-piece. (Hey, do you.)

With that being said, my dear fitness trainers, there are a few rules we wish you would follow in group fitness classes, some to keep us from cringing, and some to simply make sure that we are, in fact, getting closer to those bodysuit goals when we shell out $35 for a fitness class. Below, the eight rules we wish all fitness trainers would follow.

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The Quick Trick to Give Berries a Way Longer Shelf Life

There are few happier times of year than berry season, are we right? During mid-to-late summer, markets, produce stands and grocery stores are swimming in fresh, ripe and delicious berries ready to be gobbled up in pies, parfaits and fruit salads. The only real dilemma here is that — and I know I’m not alone here — sometimes we get a little carried away and buy too many berries (hard to believe there’s such a thing …) and they start to turn before I even touch ’em. Womp, womp. But alas, the folks over at Bon Appétit just pointed out a technique that will keep your berries around longer — and make your work lunches feel WAY more fancy (even if you are eating them out of a plastic Tupperware container).

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The Checkup: Um, Breast Milk Sugar Could Be the Next Big Health Trend

• If you’re looking to up your gut-health game, you may want to keep an open mind about this one: Human milk sugars, most commonly found in breast milk, apparently slay the game at increasing good gut bacteria. A California-based startup is working to produce these sugars as supplements or as an additive — for kombucha or yogurt, for example — in an effort to improve the quality of infant formulas AND the heath of adults, as well. [Fast Company]

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The Most Picturesque Fall Fitness Challenge Ever: Trek Across All of the Wissahickon’s Trails

Wissahickon Park | Photo via Flickr user Josh Delp

Dear friends stuck in the deepest depths of the August Blues, we have something for you to look forward to: The Friends of the Wissahickon‘s second annual All Trails Challenge. The All Trails Challenge invites folks of all ages (and fitness levels) to take on the challenge of covering all of the over-50 miles of leaf-laden Wissahickon trails between September 7th and November 28th, in whatever mode they so desire —hiking, biking, running, or even by horseback — to help raise money for the park. Enjoying nature on the regular to benefit a good cause? Now, that’s a pastime we can get behind.

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The Checkup: The Argument for Eating a Giant Breakfast

• You’ve likely heard that breakfast is a pretty important meal, but recent research suggests that you also might want to make it your biggest meal of the day. A recent review of the eating habits of 50,000 adults found that front-loading calories — so eating a large breakfast, a smaller lunch, and a light dinner — may be the best way to plan meals to jumpstart our metabolisms, control weight and prevent obesity. [The New York Times]

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The August Blues Are Real: 10 Outdoor Activities You Need to Tackle Before Summer Ends

Guys, we hate to break it to you, but we’ve only got one month left of summer (the last day of summer is September 22nd). But let’s be real: Summer really comes to a close for many of us around Labor Day. And as Science of Us reports, for some of us, August feels like a full month of the Sunday blues: If summer isn’t your jam, you’re anxiously waiting for the sweaty, long days to end, and if summer is your happy place, you’re getting bummed that this time is coming to a close. Either way, you likely feel guilty about not making the most of the past three months, because if there is any time when using the hashtag #livingmybestlife is acceptable, it’s summertime (and probably involves a floaty swan).

So, to help you avoid wallowing in the August blues, we’ve created a checklist of items that will keep your mind and body busy. Below, 10 activities you need to check off of your summertime bucket list before the season comes to a close.

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Meet Juliette, This Week’s Adoptable Running Puppy

Juliette | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

This week’s adoptable running puppy, Juliette, is a running companion in training. This spunky sub six month old puppy’s body is still growing, so it’s a little early for her to join you on your long runs in the Wissahickon, but she’s totally down for lots of walks and kisses in the meantime! Learn more about this little girl pup below.

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Goodbye, Boring Veggie Wraps: 6 Philly Food Trucks Vegans Should Know About

The Chilly Banana | Photo via Instagram

Ah, food truck-lined streets: A grub-filled wonderland for most foodies, but for vegans, walking up to a window can be daunting. Dietary labels don’t always show up on dry-erase board menus, meaning you can end up waiting in a forever-long line, only to, come time to place your order, find out the the item you had your sights set on isn’t actually vegan. Say it with me: NOOOOOOOO.

My friends, family and S.O. are all barbecue junkies, so at food truck-filled festivals, I always get stuck at the barbecue truck, which is often the least vegan-friendly truck on the scene. Meaning I usually, erm, stick to booze. But despite what it can seem, there are vegan food truck and food cart options out there, my fellow vegan friends. Here six food trucks and carts — some completely vegan and some very vegan-friendly —to look out for around Philly for some good vegan eatin’. Read more »

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