Sure, you can score plenty of discounts on workout gear this Black Friday, just not at Philadelphia Runner. See, they wanted to do something different this year, and we think what they’re cooking up is, well, pretty darn rad.
Three Philly Sweat Fitness locations are hosting boozy yoga classes on Friday that are free and open to the public. The classes are at 5:30 p.m. at the following locations: Sweat Queen Village (700 Passyunk Avenue), Sweat South Philly (1509 E. Passyunk Avenue) and Sweat Manayunk (4151 Main Street).
If your holiday weekend isn’t all booked up just yet, consider penciling in this fun day-trip event. Suburban yoga studio Nourishing Storm is hosting a yoga hike (yes, a yoga hike) this Saturday at Lundale Farm in Pottstown.
Ever wonder what happens to all those shirts and gloves discarded at a big race? Here in Philly, a local organization called Clothes-pin, which we wrote about in depth here, sends in a team of volunteers to collect, bag and redistribute the goods to homeless shelters across the city.
They’ve been at it for a few years now, cleaning up at races like the Philly Marathon and Broad Street locally as well as big races in other cities, and cofounder Michael Resnic dropped us a note yesterday to give us the final tally on the massive haul from Sunday’s race. “Clothes-pin broke all previous records for clothing collection and donation at the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon,” he said. In all, the group collected about 22,500 articles of clothing—nearly double what they collected four years ago at the same race.
We can’t ignore the fact that one of Philly’s biggest races of the year happened over the weekend. So this week’s #MotivationMonday comes courtesy of all the runners who crushed their goals—and then some—yesterday at the Philadelphia Marathon. Thanks for being so dang inspiring, y’all.
It is my great pleasure to report that Consumer Reports has just confirmed everything we’ve ever said, written or otherwise thought about gluten-free diets: Namely, that they aren’t weight-loss diets, stupid. (The “stupid,” of course, is my addition, but I think it’s overwhelmingly implied.)
We have to admit, you guys, that it tickles us pink every time we hear about a new way you all are connecting with one another to make Philly a healthier, happier place to live. First there was the Run215 Facebook group to provide Philly runners with a central hub for all things, well, Philly running. Now some folks out in Chestnut Hill are doing the same thing with a new Facebook group called iRuntheHill.
Founded by Indigo Schuy owner Schuyler Nunn and local runner/triathlete Amy Martine-Carolla, the group is free and open to join, and serves up content for anyone who loves to walk, run or bike in and around Chestnut Hill and Lafayette Hill.
Drexel University seniors Ashley Revay and Erin Moffit are banking on bottles for their new startup Chakra Fitwear. The concept: to create a line of stylish, ecofriendly yoga and fitness clothes made from recycled plastic bottles.