Time to Man Up: 5 Philly Fitness Classes Guys Will Love

Les Mills Grit will keep your heart pounding — and muscles screaming — for 30 minutes straight.

Les Mills Grit will keep your heart pounding — and muscles screaming — for 30 minutes straight. | Photo courtesy Les Mills

A funny thing has been happening at my boot camp classes lately: There are men, like, everywhere. Suddenly, the guys who used to go it alone in the weight room are filling their schedules with group-fitness classes, sweating, grunting and panting alongside me.

It’s about time, men: The days of Jazzercise and shiny spandex are long over. Many classes today are tough enough to challenge even the manliest meathead.

Don’t believe me? These five local classes will put your body to the test. Grunting encouraged.

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Voting in Round 3 of the Health Hero Challenge Semifinals Is Now Open!

health hero round 3 postAnd we are officially on to Round 3! Time sure does fly.

This morning, we opened voting for our next group of Health Hero Challenge semifinalists. You can cast a vote right here on our Facebook page.

Reminder: You’ll need to like us on Facebook to participate in the voting, and you may vote for your Health Hero once every 24 hours.

Read more about the the four challengers up for voting this week, then head over to Facebook to cast your vote:

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#BWPSelfie of the Week: “I’m Ready to Crush the Philly Marathon”

Our #BWPSelfie-taker of the week, Amanda!

Our #BWPSelfie-taker of the week, Amanda!

Welcome to the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read all about why we’re celebrating selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below.

Name: Amanda Piccirilli

Day job: Communications coordinator at the Merion Cricket Club

Where she snapped this: Wildwood, N.J.

What she was doing: This picture was taken during a 5:30 a.m. sunrise run in Wildwood while I was on vacation with my family. This was my Week 5 “long run” as I am training for the Philadelphia Marathon in November. It was so beautiful, I knew I HAD to snap a photo!

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Will Run for Food (and Alcohol): Philly’s Best Runs for Foodies

Uncle Dave's Jog N Hog

Uncle Dave’s Ice Cream Jog ‘N Hog

A toast to those whose motivation to run hinges on a calories-be-damned end reward. These six races are right up your alley. Mark ‘em on your calendar.

Run the Vineyards
There are distances for every runner—from 5Ks to 10Ks to an obstacle-course run—and wine for all at these races through local PA and Jersey vineyards. Multiple dates and locations.

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Voting in Round 2 of the Health Hero Challenge Semifinals Is Now Open!

health hero round 2 postIt’s time for Round 2, people!

This morning, we opened voting for our next batch of Health Hero Challenge semifinalists. You can cast a vote right here on our Facebook page.

Reminder: You’ll need to like us on Facebook to participate in the voting, and you may vote for your Health Hero once every 24 hours.

Read more about the the four challengers up for voting this week, then head over to Facebook to cast your vote:

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#BWPSelfie of the Week: How Lauren Keeps Off Her 25-Pound Weight Loss

Our #BWPSelfie-taker of the week, Lauren!

Our #BWPSelfie-taker of the week, Lauren!

Welcome to the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read about why we’re obsessed with selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below.

Name: Lauren Schappert

Day job: Logistics Management Specialist for the USN (Civilian)

Where she snapped this: While on vacation. I was climbing the gorgeous Grouse Mountain North, in Vancouver BC, Canada.

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Runner’s High Is Real: The Chemical Reaction That Happens When You Run

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you a one-minute science lesson on runner’s high. It’s pretty fascinating to see exactly what happens in your body when you get your rear in gear for a run. Most interesting to me: how your body will actually numb your pain sensors so you don’t realize how badly your legs are burning. Thanks, body!

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