• Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s had better watch out. A lab in Colorado tested pizza slices from popular takeout chains to see how closely the calorie counts printed on menus matched up to their own results. Spoiler: It doesn’t look good. [Men’s Health]
If you can find time between opening presents, guzzling egg nog and carving the Christmas ham, head to one of these Christmas Day yoga classes to get centered in the middle of the holiday chaos. Consider this handy-dandy guide our gift to you.
I honestly thought I’d seen it all. Then I received a tweet on Friday afternoon inviting me to check out a new race coming to Philly in February called the Instant Gratification Run. It has all the elements of a traditional road race—a start and finish line, entry bibs, awards for top finishers, commemorative t-shirts—except, er, the mileage. Participants in the Instant Gratification Run will cover exactly 0.0 miles.
UPDATE 2:51 p.m.:
UPDATE: Delivery of pergolas now scheduled for WEDNESDAY 12/17 btwn 10am & 2pm. Expect Boardwalk closures during this time frame.
— Schuylkill Banks (@SchuylkillBanks) December 15, 2014
ORIGINAL POST: Just a quick PSA to help you avoid running-route snafus this week: The Schuylkill River Development Corporation has announced that the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk will be closed for a few days this week while a pair of pergolas are installed.
Remember last month when we told you about the new Facebook group, iRunTheHill, for Chestnut Hill-area runners? Well, the group now officially has over 300 fans, so to celebrate and bring everyone together, organizers Schuyler Nunn and Amy Martine-Carolla are putting together a free 5K fun run in the Wissahickon this weekend.
• Tis the season for holiday parties, brunches, happy hours and more. Yes, the temptation to overdo it is literally everywhere this time of year, but you can give yourself a leg up on the calorie madness by snacking on some of these foods shown to keep your appetite in check. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
If you’re feeling the holiday crunch, we feel you. As of today, you’re just 11 days out from Christmas, which means if you’re still shopping, you’d better kick it into high gear.
We can help. With expert input from Philly runners, cyclists, yogis and more, we’ve created eight curated gift guides for all of your holiday fitness-gift needs. So whether you’re looking for gear for your CrossFit-obsessed boyfriend or kitchen gadgets for your healthy-foodie best friend, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to get all of our gift guides in one easy-to-find place.
It was fitting that we were treated to a festive dusting of snow flurries yesterday, as runners across the city got amped up for last night’s South Philly Holiday Lights Run, organized each year by the Fishtown Beer Runners and South Philly Striders. The festive nighttime run is a tour de South Philly, of sorts, where holiday decorations and twinkly lights are in anything but short supply. Runners gathered at Broad and Oregon at 7 and set off to peep the lights. The run ended at American Sardine Bar with—what else?—drinks and fun.
Check out photos of the festivities below.
6 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Rudolph Run, Threshold Training, Jingle Bell Boot Camp and More
TGI(almost)F! Yes, we start the weekend celebration on Thursday around these parts, but that’s because we want to give you enough time to get your fitness calendar in order. This weekend, you can choose from lots of fun activities on the roster. Check out our picks below.