Photo via Indego/Facebook
At long last, Philly’s much anticipated bike share program, Indego, is set to launch next week on April 23rd. To kick it off in style, Indego is hosting a launch party at Eakins Oval on Thursday.
In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, music and snacks, there will be a Critical Mass-like “ride-off,” during which time groups of volunteers will ride fleets of bikes to Indego docking stations around town. Guess what? You can be one of those volunteers. Read more »
The Wall’s currently location on Levering Street | Photo via Google Maps
Some big news for Manayunk-area fitness junkies: The Wall Cycling Studio is set to announce this week that it’s moving to a new (bigger!) space in town and adding barre classes to the roster. Read more »
Allongée’s new studio | Photo via Google Maps
Jillian Dreusike, creator and owner of Allongée Technique, announced on her blog this week that she’s inked a lease for a brick-and-mortar studio. In May, she’ll be moving into the former Dhyana Yoga space at 68 North Second Street.
“After nearly five years of running our classes in a pop-up-like structure, I am so beyond excited to have finally found us a permanent home,” she writes. Until now, she’s been operating her dance-centered fitness classes out of rented studio space in Old City and Fairmount, as well as running outdoor classes at Race Street Pier. Read more »
Photos by Claudia Gavin
You’ve seen it: the bands, steps, pulleys and other strange equipment gathering dust in the corner of the gym. You’ve probably even wondered (out loud, maybe?): What the heck is that stuff, anyway?
We wondered, too — which is why we enlisted Center City-based personal trainer Brian Maher to decode that oft-forgotten gym equipment we should have been using all along. Here, how to get a great workout with five awesome pieces of equipment most everyone ignores at the gym. Read more »
Yoga on the Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley
I hope you plan to spend as much time out of your house — and outdoors — as possible this weekend. The weather is going to be gorgeous! With a full roster of fit things to do — from the return of Yoga on the Pier to the Wharton 5K to the Philly Farm and Food Fest — you have no excuse but to have a blast. Check out our picks below. Read more »
Philadelphia Juice Bar
Philadelphia Juice Bar opened inside 12th Street Gym this week, with a menu of organic juices and smoothies packed with superfoods galore.
The menu changes regularly, but right now you’ll find four juices and four smoothies: Read more »
Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm
Rania Campbell-Cobb was practically born a farmer — except, she wasn’t born on a farm. The 29-year-old West Philly resident actually grew up in suburban Maine, where her family had a robust backyard veggie garden. It was one of her favorite places to spend time with her hands in the dirt. “I grew up with food growing around me, and I was part of the process,” she says. “I understood that connection of where my food came from, and how it got from dirt to dinner table.”
In late high school, she began working on a family friend’s farm and continued to do so during summer breaks in college. So it wasn’t a surprise to anyone that after college, she found herself in New Zealand for five months, working on farms. “I got to see a lot of different ways that people were growing food and making it work financially, and supporting themselves, the community and the environment,” she says. Read more »
Photo via Facebook | Dilworth Park
Let’s all start doing our anti-rain dance for tomorrow because Philly Power Yoga is hosting a free outdoor yoga class at Dilworth Park during your lunch break. Read more »
The mural at the new Relentless Fitness studio.
Washington Square West personal-training studio Relentless Fitness is moving to new digs this week — from 249 South 10th Street to 722 Chestnut Street — doubling the studio’s size to 3,000 square feet of fitness space. “Our goal is to be the best personal training facility in the city,” says co-owner Roger Dickerman, adding that the new space is a step in that direction. Read more »
• If your to-do list is a constant source of anxiety for you (I feel ya), here’s a thought: Why not ditch it all together? Check out this super smart way to turn a to-do list into an I-did-it list. [Yahoo Health] Read more »