Flyers Announce Annual Pick-Your-Distance Cycling and Running Event

Photo courtesy of the Flyers

Photo courtesy of the Flyers

On Sunday, July 16th, Flyers fans and fit Philadelphians will be pounding — and cycling across! — the pavement of Broad Street for the first Flyers Charity Classic, an annual event benefiting the Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association, who, in turn, support a bunch of nonprofits across Philadelphia. This is an expansion of the annual Flyers Charities 5K, which you probably already know and love, enhanced with a new course, new date and the addition of a cycling component.

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Listen Up, Wine Lovers: These Local Winery Fitness Events Are Back!

Crossing Vineyards and Winery | Photo via Facebook

Crossing Vineyards and Winery | Photo via Facebook

Calling all fans of grown-up grape juice (that’s wine, duh): We have a series of fitness events that were created with you in mind! Crossing Vineyards and Winery, of Newtown, is bringing back their seasonal Cycle and Sip series as well as their Wine Tasting and Yoga sessions. And yes, each workout session is concluded with a wine tasting paired with cheese, cured meats and chocolate. Read more »

A Viewer’s Guide to the 2017 Penn Relays

Penn Relays | Photo via Shutterstock

Penn Relays | Photo via Shutterstock

The Penn Relays kick off this week! And before we even get started, I have to say: sunscreen, people! Sunscreen!

Now that that’s out of the way, below you will find everything you need to know, from how to get there to where park to where to sit to what you’ll see. Read more »

Put This on Your Calendar: Free Roaming Outdoor Boot Camp

Charge Performance and Wellness has a new boot camp series on deck — it’s called the Rise and Grind for Summer Bootcamp, and starts on May 7th. And to give us all little taste of what to expect at it, the Bella Vista gym has scheduled a boot camp preview event on Thursday, April 27th — and it’s totally free. And yes, you are invited.  Read more »

4 Cheap (or Free!) Outdoor Workout Series to Have on Your Radar for Spring

Photo courtesy Unite Fitness

A Unite Fitness Cross-Training Run | Photo courtesy Unite Fitness

With the next few weeks come a bunch of fun and cheap (or, in a few cases, free!) outdoor workout series to add to our calendars. There are almost too many to keep track of! What a nice problem to have, right? Here, a handy guide to help you keep it all straight. Happy sweating! Read more »

Spring Eats: 10 5-Ingredient Recipes Starring Spring Produce

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With the onset of spring comes the desire to eat a little bit lighter and enjoy the season’s harvest (while it lasts). Plus, you want to make your meals quick and easy so you can spend ample time enjoying the outdoors — FINALLY. Satisfying these three needs — quick meals, made healthy with spring produce — can be tough, but not to fear: We’ve done all the Pinterest recipe searching for you. Here, we’ve gathered 10 recipes that showcase our favorite spring produce, each using only five ingredients (not counting the staples like oil, salt and pepper). Yup, just five.

From breakfast through dessert, there’s a five-ingredient spring recipe here for every palate (think: fries, tacos and pasta — all made healthy and seasonal). This list might even give you some fresh ideas for using your CSA goodies.

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This Fitness Event Gives You Three Awesome Workouts in One (All for a Good Cause!)

Looking for a weekend sweat session worthy of your time? Well, Fitness Works, Fitness Alive and PHL Athletics are teaming up Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day), to get sweaty for Autism Awareness Month — and the workout sounds pretty darn awesome. The fitness trio put together a three-part workout that works in spinning, running and a boot camp-style full-body workout. And to make the deal even sweeter, 100 percent of the proceeds raised at the event directly benefit the Center for Autism Research at CHOP. Read more »

Do This: Free Lunchtime Yoga in Center City PHS Pop-Up Garden

It’s that time of year again, folks. This week at the Comcast Center’s West Plaza, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has designed and created another pop-up garden in celebration of the annual Comcast Cares Day. And it sounds like quite the sight: PHS has decked out the garden with over 20 perennial plants, including pansies, chamomile, mint and five types of lettuce with some wooden botanical cutouts added for flair. And get this: They’re doing everyone in the area a solid by providing free lunchtime yoga sessions on Wednesday and Friday.  Read more »

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